Road To Africa Investment Forum: Finding Innovative Funding Solutions To Projects In Africa

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Chamillionaire Creates Startup Competition For Entrepreneurs Of Color

Rapper-turned-businessman Chamillionaire is on a mission to empower entrepreneurs of color. According to CNBC, the music artist—whose real name is Hakeem Seriki—has launched a venture capital competition to support startups founded by Black innovators and women entrepreneurs. The contest is being run through his app Convoz; a platform designed to “connect the world through collaborative conversations.” He will invest $100,000 into the pitch competition winner’s business. Seriki has enlisted businessman and investor Daymond John and rapper and entrepreneur E-40 to select a founder to invest in. “When people say they…

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Sierra Leone: We have enough Inventors in Sierra Leone, we need to develop them

Says UNDP Resident Representative By Ishmael Sallieu Koroma United Nations Resident Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Samuel Does speaking at the Social Good Summit Award 2019. The United Nations Resident Representative in Sierra Leone, Dr. Samuel Doe, has said that there are enough inventors in the country thus the need to develop and celebrate them. Dr. Samuel Doe made this statement on Friday 15th November, whilst delivering a statement at the Social Good Summit: National Youth Innovation Award 2019 with the theme ‘combating climate change: we only have one planet…

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Boeing 737 max return to service in hands of regulators

Boeing moved on Saturday to ease tensions with regulators over the return to service of its 737 MAX, saying it was up to the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and its global counterparts to approve changes to the jet in the wake of two accidents.The FAA told its staff this week to take whatever time was needed to review the grounded plane after Boeing said it expected the FAA to certify the 737 MAX in mid-December. “We put some targets out that still line up to December … type certification,” Stan…

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The vanishing: Ghana’s defenders face new perils in fight against overfishing

In his cramped living room in an Accra backstreet, Bernard Essien pulls out a sheet of paper – a statement signed by his elder brother Emmanuel and addressed to the Ghanaian police. Two weeks before 28-year-old Emmanuel vanished at sea, his handwritten account and accompanying video footage alleged illegal fishing by a trawler he had been working on. If the allegation was proved true, the ship’s captain faced a minimum fine of $1m. Emmanuel Essien was a fishing observer, one of Ghana’s frontline defenders against an overfishing crisis that is…

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