December in Accra

What the season meant for local business owners… Like many of my fellow ‘diasporans’, I’ve just returned from an amazing Christmas/ New Years in Ghana and the ‘holiday blues’ are real. December 2018 seemed to…

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Fintech: The Future of Financial Inclusion in Africa

Source: Poverty-action.org Fintech‘financial technology,’ used to describe new tech that seeks to improve and automate the delivery and use of financial services. Just 17% of people in Sub-Saharan Africa have bank accounts. Comparing this to developed economies…

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Ride Hailing Technology in Africa – A Welcomed Disruption?

In most major cities ride-hailing technology has become part of everyday life (I personally could not imagine mine without my Uber app!) In recent years the disruptive industry has launched in Africa with large players…

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The Fashionomics Series: ONCHEK.com

“Focusing on Made in Africa is so empowering because there is just so much opportunity.” Chekwas Okafor – Founder, ONCHEK.com _______ The African Luxury series continues this week with an interview with Chekwas Okafor Founder…

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The Fashionomics Series: Walls of Benin

“Craft is something that we do and have been doing for centuries.” Chi Atanga – Founder Walls of Benin. ________ For the first instalment of this African Luxury series, I spoke with Chi Atanga: Fashion…

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