Makula Dunbar

  • 8 Things You Didn’t Know About Jean de Villiers

    Jean de Villiers in action By Makula DunbarAFKI Original

    Springboks captain Jean De Villiers and the Springboks won every game Nelson Mandela attended. Mandela attended five or six games during de Villier’s career. De Villier said he attributes the wins to Mandela’s aura — one that brought out the best in people.

  • How To Africa: Anie Akpe Talks Business Consultancy, Engaging The African Diaspora

    By Makula Dunbar

    In the first video, Akpe gave five key tips that one need when starting a business consultancy anywhere in the world. In this second and last video of the series she talks about how she started her own consultancy business and how she ended up engaging the African Diaspora community in the US.

  • How To Africa: Four Steps To Starting A Business Consultancy Firm

    By Makula Dunbar

    In this episode of ‘How To Africa’ we feature Annie Akpe, founder IBOM LLC, a New York-based consultancy firm that educates Africans in the Diaspora seeking to start small and medium sized businesses. Akpe gave five key tips that one need when starting a business consultancy anywhere in the world. These are:

  • How To Africa: Events, Sponsorship & Branding

    By Makula Dunbar

    Kweighbaye Kotee, founder and chief executive of Bushwick Film Festival, premieres in our first episode of ‘How To Africa’. After years of successfully managing and creating a vibrant brand for the festival she now shares tips on how to run events that attract big sponsorship and build a memorable brand. “First you have to ask yourself what’s the voice of your brand. What message are you trying to relay to your audience?

  • Africa Leasing Facility Program Pays Off For Small Business

    By Makula Dunbar, 11:48 am

    The International Finance Corporation’s Africa Leasing Facility program initially launched in 2008 has pushed scaling up for more than 6,500 businesses across Africa. A five-year initiative for sub-saharan countries including Ghana, Senegal and Tanzania, the program has proven to open the gate for SME leasing and legislation reform.

  • Can Togo’s Government Revive The Telecoms Sector?

    By Makula Dunbar, 11:13 am

    Togo’s government has announced that it will inject funds into the telecommunications sector through the national mobile holding company Togo Telecom, Pulse Nigeria reported. The government will offer investment to both revive and re-brand that company that is over the popular Togo Cellulaire. According to the report, Togo Telecom will get an

  • Treepreneurs Carve Out New Business In Cape Town

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:42 pm

    Planting trees does more than beautify the environment throughout Cape Town’s townships. For participants of the Treepreneurs program, planting trees is a financial and sustainability tool that can be offered for educational subsidies and other goods, CCTV Africa reported. More than 40,000 trees have been planted by close to 200 treepreneurs.

  • Finland To Continue Zambia Agricultural Support Program

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:28 pm

    Finland is stepping up to be a lasting backbone for Zambian agriculture that will ultimately support food security, jobs and farmers’ incomes, a Zambia Daily Mail report said. The Core Support Programme II (CSP) for 2016/2017 will be in its second phase and disbursed in the amount of roughly $4 million (3.8 million euros).

  • Congo Makes Worthwhile $15M Education Investment

    By Makula Dunbar, 3:15 pm

    “We thank president Sassou Nguesso,” student Merline Kiamesso told CCTV Africa about the unveiling of Brazzaville’s University of Marien Ngouabi. “With these amphitheaters, you can come at any time. The rooms are large, air conditioned and there’s room for everyone.”

  • Are China’s Products Soon To Be ‘Made In Africa’?

    By Makula Dunbar, 12:59 pm

    One of the most well-known and talked about international economic relationships, China and Africa’s partnerships span industries and eclipse global ties of many nations. Discussing his book China-Africa Economic Diplomacy and What It Reveals About the Global Supply Chain, researcher, professor and author Dr. Tang Xiaoyang filled The Diplomat in on