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2021, Please Be Kinder
THE JOURNEY TO SUSTAINABILITY AND HAVING A BROADER IMPACT
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Covid’s effects on African classrooms
Virus,Vaccine And Viability • Understanding the successful storage, supply chain and distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and what Africa needs to do to get it right.
Heartbeat Of The Global Economy? • The largest free trade area in the world, with a combined GDP of $3.3 trillion, came into effect on the first day of 2021. A look at what exactly implementation of a deal of this magnitude means.
The Silent Pandemic • The impact of Covid-19 on mental health is also proving deadly, particularly in Africa.
AFRICA’S RICHEST 2021 • ALTOGETHER, THE 18 BILLIONAIRES FROM AFRICA ARE WORTH $73.8 BILLION, SLIGHTLY MORE THAN THE $73.4 BILLION AGGREGATE WORTH OF THE 20 BILLIONAIRES ON LAST YEAR’S LIST OF AFRICA’S RICHEST PEOPLE. AND NO WOMEN FEATURE ON THE LIST THIS YEAR.
Rockets To Riches: The Rise And Rise Of Elon Musk • South African-born, billionaire technology and space entrepreneur, Elon Musk, made history at the start of 2021, overtaking Amazon’s Jeff Bezos to become the richest man on Earth. While his fortune was made on this planet, his dreams to venture to the final frontier remain. FORBES AFRICA takes a look at his journey to becoming one of the world’s most celebrated innovators and one of the wealthiest men alive.
Africa Reloaded: The Power Of The Collective In Science And Health • AT A TIME WHEN SCIENCE REMAINS THE ONLY HOPE FOR HUMANITY AGAINST A VINDICTIVE VIRUS, THE SPOTLIGHT CONTINUES TO BE ON THOSE WORKING TIRELESSLY ON THE FRONTLINE. AS THE WORLD OBSERVES INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ON MARCH 8, FORBES AFRICA EXAMINES SOME OF THESE INTREPID WOMEN LEADING THE CHARGE WITH THEIR SERVICES AND SOLUTIONS, COMBATING DARK NIGHTS AND EVEN DARKER DAYS THROUGH THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
What The World Needs At This Crucial Hour • Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations’ (UN) new Resident Coordinator in China. Most recently, he served as the UN’s Resident Coordinator in Kenya. With more than 25 years in international development and cooperation, in this interview with FORBES AFRICA from Nairobi in December, he speaks about his new job in the world’s second largest economy, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and placing human rights at the center of Covid-19 recovery efforts. A decorated officer in the Indian Army before joining the UN in 1997, he has also worked towards furthering gender equality in the countries he has served, including some of the world’s most conflict-ridden regions.
BIOTECH’S BARNUM AND HIS COVID CURES • Billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong’s radical cancer treatments made him one of the wealthiest physicians on earth. Now the master of medical marketing believes his drug therapies could defeat the “crisis of our time” — and there are plenty of reasons to think he’ll deliver more Hippocrates than hype.
Geriatric Game-Changer • Chika Madubuko is using technology to connect the at-home elderly to trained care-givers in Nigeria.
Tory Burch’s Survival Sketchbook • Amid a luxury fashion apocalypse, one of the century’s greatest entrepreneurial retailers (and one of America’s richest self-made women) brought us deep inside the battle to save her brand.
Survivors And Thrivers • Small businesses that saw opportunity in the Covid-19 pandemic and are making it work.
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