Category Archives: Africa

Running to Rome!

“Redefining your limits is what makes great athletes — and great entrepreneurs.”— Unknown October 2013 found me on my way to Rome for the 2nd Rome Forum organized by the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance  – a network of highly educated young … Continue reading

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Making the Case for Youth Leadership in Africa!

313 delegates, 512 Livestream viewers, 750 GooglePlus Hangout participants, 13 speakers, and 6 sponsors! With the theme “Building Capacity for a New Generation: The Case for Youth Leadership in Africa”, the 2012 Oxford University Pan Africa Conference held on 5 … Continue reading

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The Wennovation Hub- A True Business Incubator

It’s difficult to believe that the first two months of the year have gone by this quick. I have not had the luxury to blog as often as I would have, given the fast pace of things. Trying to juggle … Continue reading

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Off to Cape Town:Roundtable Discussion with Honorable Trevor A. Manuel and Africa’s Social Entrepreneurs

The next few weeks are already showing up to be hectic, which is why when I drew up my study plan for my April exams, I myself doubted if I was ever going to abide by it with all the … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford Appathon

One  of the great things about going to school at Oxford is the crazily large amount of activities going on at anytime. There is even a joke that Oxford students are tested on their ability to fit in a large … Continue reading

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Why are you getting a degree in Global Health?

Why do you need a third Masters degree?  You mean you left a job in an oil company to go back to school? Are you a doctor? How does your past education and experience tie in with this degree? I … Continue reading

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Tweets from Rome: Weaning Africa off Aid; One Enterprise at at Time

In response to my recent call in the Huffington Post for less focus on Aid to Africa, and rather an increase in support for investments and enterprise, there were a lot of cynical comments, and other more respectful responses.  I … Continue reading

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God Bless America, God Help Africa! – Of Rome, Afropreneurship, and Lost Passports

September 1, 2011 was not meant to be like any other day prior to it.  Even I knew that, and had eagerly awaited the day. After all, it was going to be the first day of my post-Chevron career.  After … Continue reading

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