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August 22, 2023

Djembe Consultants Announces 10th Anniversary Celebration Campaign

Djembe Consultants (Djembe), an award-winning consultancy focusing on the African and Middle Eastern (MEA) regions, today announced a six-month campaign that will celebrate the Consultancy’s 10-year anniversary by showcasing a…
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July 6, 2023

Leading with public affairs: rethinking stakeholder relations for startups

Leadership requires communication. People only buy into visions they know, understand, or trust. Quite too often, entrepreneurs and innovators narrow communication to marketing – communication goes beyond marketing – and…
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June 22, 2023

Fostering a Resilient Entrepreneurial Ecosystem for African Startups

The African continent has experienced a surge in entrepreneurial activity in recent years. This growth of entrepreneurial start-ups in Africa has been actively encouraged and supported by governments and the…
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January 11, 2022

Storytelling: the missing rib of Africa’s innovation ecosystem

Working on the frontier of public relations, innovation policy and startup ecosystem-building, I learnt that anything related to communications does not weigh equally with fundraising, talent acquisition or product-building on…
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June 10, 2021

Covid-19, the Sub-Saharan Digital Economy & the power of mobile money services

The adoption of digital technologies in Africa since the dawn of the last decade has surpassed expectation and raised global commentary. For a continent that significantly lags in terms of…
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December 22, 2020

DRIVING INNOVATION INCLUSIVITY – WOMEN, YOUTH, AND INFORMAL MARKET

Many livelihoods were severely affected overnight when movement control orders caused by COVID-19 struck Africa’s vast informal sector. What needs to happen to help this sector of entrepreneurs to get back on their feet, stabilize and grow?   In…
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July 8, 2020

As the COVID recession will likely catalyse entrepreneurship, Africa has the opportunity to focus on serving those most in need

All global institutions and commentators point towards continued market upheavals and likely associated economic recession resulting from the COVID pandemic, there is however cause for hope if we examine the…
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June 26, 2020

A thirst for truth in a Post-COVID world

The 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson, famously said that, “If you’re not listening, you’re not learning”. It may be a statement of the obvious – but in…
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May 22, 2020

Opportunities for Burkina Faso’s SMEs to drive national development

In this article, we are interviewing Jeune Afrique’s Nadoun Coulibaly, who discusses the incredible changes taking place in the economy of Burkina Faso and how SMEs are playing an ever-greater…
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April 23, 2020

AFRICAN INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS ARE INTEGRAL TO THE CONTINENT’S COVID-19 CRISIS RESPONSE

As the SARS-CoV-2 crisis unravels, there is much speculation about what the economic fallout impact will be on Africa. The UN's Economic Commission for Africa has reported that the continent…
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March 12, 2020

FINTECH – EXCITING FOR TECHIES – A PATH TO PROSPERITY FOR THE UNBANKED

Investors, analysts and geeks love fintech for the incredible technical and business potential of innovations like blockchain and AI – but for the billions of unbanked people in developing nations…
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November 19, 2019

The Time for Talk about Africa Rising is Over – It’s Time to Do

I’ve been working in Africa for many years, supporting government bodies, NGO’s, charities and private organisations in their respective corporate developmental strategies. During those years, waves of international enthusiasm and…