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Peter Pedroncelli, 3:35 am AFKI Original
The African Player of the Year shortlist was recently reduced to a selection of the top five nominees for the 2016 award.
These are 12 things you may not know about the five African Player of the Year nominees who remain in contention to win the prestigious continental award.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:59 am AFKI Original
The African Player of the Year shortlist has been reduced to a selection of the top five nominees for the 2016 award. The Confederation of African Football (CAF) revealed the five players this week, choosing them from the original list of 30 players announced last month.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:33 am AFKI Original
African business leaders make use of social media to communicate with and mentor their followers, dropping pearls of wisdom in under 140 characters. From South Africa to Nigeria, the high profile personalities and multi-millionaires from Africa offer their opinions on many issues while advancing their own agendas through social media. Here are 12 African business leaders worth following on Twitter.
Tom Jackson, 4:41 am AFKI Original
Last year, the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town finally got serious about startups, launching the co-located AHUB event to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and other stakeholders from across the continent. The event took place for the second year last week, bigger and better, and allowing the ecosystem to join together to map the sector’s progress and discuss obstacles.
Dana Sanchez, 1:26 pm AFKI Original
Ugandan engineer Brian Turyabagye designed a biomedical smart jacket to quickly and accurately diagnose pneumonia, which kills 27,000 Ugandan children under the age of 5 every year. Most of these cases are due to pneumonia being misdiagnosed as malaria. He’s one of 16 African engineers who’ve come up with problem-solving innovations that got the attention of private and public stakeholders in the U.K. The 16 engineers are in the U.K. for 6 months of mentoring. They’re vying for a $30,000 prize.
Peter Pedroncelli, 3:29 am AFKI Original
The German Bundesliga is an attractive European league with many international stars, including a number from Africa, taking part in the country’s top-flight competition. The 2016-17 season in Germany is proving to be an exciting one for the fans. Here are 12 African players to look out for in the German Bundesliga this season.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:32 am AFKI Original
Frenchman Pierre Lechantre has been fired from his position as the head coach of the Congo national team following their poor start to the group stages of the 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign. Uganda secured a 1-0 victory over the visiting Congolese in a Group E encounter that saw the East Africans outmanoeuvre their opponents.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:35 am AFKI Original
The best-performing businesses in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have provided up to fifteen-fold returns for smart investors over the last five years. A hypothetical initial $1,000 investment placed in the best performing company on the South African benchmark five years ago would have grown to $15,000 by now. Here are the 12 best-performing businesses on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the past five years.
Ann Brown, 11:29 am AFKI Original
Kolisile Theo Ndindwa grew up in Gugulethu township, builing a successful dance business against the odds. “The expectation is that we must always be working for a big and established arts organization, but these institutions have not transformed or reinvented themselves,” he told AFKInsider. Ndindwa is creating space for new talent, new voices, new stories. An Obama Young African Leader, he said the YALI program helped connect and unite the next generation of African entrepreneurs.
Kurt Davis Jr., 10:10 am AFKI Original
The risk in some sub-Saharan Africa deals can push mezzanine interest rates up between 20-30%. Yet mezzanine finance is a vital opportunity for the SSA financial market. Avoiding equity dilution is a top concern for entrepreneurs and family business owners. Mezzanine finance is a way to do that. If the company is willing to assume more debt to avoid equity dilution, then mezzanine finance is vital. Mezzanine finance is also a vital part of greenfield or brownfield infrastructure, especially power projects.
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