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8 women’s day quotes from some of Africa’s Women Entrepreneurs

The earliest event(National Women Day) was observed in the United State of America on the 28th of Feb 1909. The Socialist Party of America designated this day in honor of the 1908 garment workers’ strike in New York, where women protested against working condition. In 1975, the United Nations gave official sanction to March 8 as the “International Women’s Day Celebration” and began sponsoring it. The global celebration which  aim to inspire women  across the world and reflect on  “progress made, a call for change and to celebrate Act of courage  and determination  by ordinary women who have played  extraordinary role in the history of their communities and countries.”

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YSWARA is redefining teatime in Africa thru authentic African luxury

YSWARA harnesses African ancient knowledge in collecting the World’s largest selection of fine African teas. Each blend is a creation by its Ivorian born founder/CEO Swaady Martin-Leke during her time as an MBA student and every detail of YSWARA is woven together to create an exceptional experience. The company started out as a gourmet tea company in 2012 and has slowly evolved to create products from Africa and transform them into the finer things of Life. YSWARA’s products are a symbol of the ingenuity and tradition cradled in the hearts of the African people. It enthuses creativity and craftsmanship and the distinctiveness hidden within our culture.

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Palabres: Understanding Business Development

Lucien Kancel is a Business Development Professional at ARBICO Plc, a full service building and civil engineering construction company with a franchise in NIGERIA. He’s been working in the construction industry in NIGERIA for 6 years and has developed several projects for various reputable companies. Lucien explains the Business Development market and how it influences building better companies that can sustain through time, political changes and generational habits. He also talks about the Construction industry and how one can succeed in Africa’s real estate business.

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THE PALABRES PODCAST SERIES: INTRODUCTION

Join Tope & Alec, the wizards of African business, weekly as they host industry leaders of foreign franchises on how to navigate and build better successful Pan-African companies. Each week will feature a professional in a certain industry sector of a company franchise that has successfully scaled to Africa. PALABRES, pronounced as palab[r] means Proverbial sayings and conversations in the French Language.


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Want to Build a Global brand? How ready are you?

Do you have a global mind set? When you started your Business/Brand, what did you have in mind? Did you see your brand beyond the shores of Africa? Did you envision your product on international supermarket’s stalls/stands? To build a global brand, it starts from the planning stage and inception of your vision. You cannot have a local vision and mind-set for your brand and expect globalisation to happen. It just will not happen. However, if you start your vision with a global mind-set, everything you do would be on a global level. It all starts from your mind and your vision.

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Horseman Shoes wants to become the biggest footwear manufacturer in Africa

Horseman shoes, a Ghanaian based footwear manufacturing company, founded seven years ago has gone from strength to strength, thus showing that working one’s vision eventually leads to success. Tonyi Senayah, CEO, Horseman shoes graduated from the University of Ghana in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology. At that time he had no ambitions to become an entrepreneur.

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SoleRebels: From a small village near Addis Ababa to the World

In Zenabwork, a small district on the south-western corner of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, a woman works tirelessly – with a smile on her face – on a loom, weaving the finest quality Ethiopian fabric.  She did the same for His Imperial Majesty Emperor Hailie Selassie I, the former emperor of Ethiopia, now she does it for herself. In a world of big business and crony capitalism, her small, local craft thrives. The same can be said for a hundred and more artisans and craftsmen that work to create beautiful and eco-sensitive footwear in the small district. These people, in their own little way, are changing the world, one step at a time, which is what Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, the founder of Sole Rebels had in mind when she came up with the idea to start a 100% Ethiopian footwear brand in 2004.

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Photos That Will Make You Want to Go on Holiday Right Now

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This Couple Spent a Week in the Desert – Here’s What It Was Like

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