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Empowerment: Latest News
Dana Sanchez, 9:34 am
There are just 37 black-owned wine brands in South Africa, the world’s seventh-largest wine producing country. The industry employs 290,000 people at 550-plus wineries. Empowerment and transformation has been slow to increase black ownership and leadership. Ntsiki Biyela, South Africa’s first black female winemaker, is a role model and symbol of change. She recently launched her own brand, Aslina wines, named after her grandmother in a rural KwaZulu-Natal village of 1,000 people. The wines are set for export to the U.S. later this year.
Tom Jackson, 8:48 am AFKI Original
Uber says there’s enough room in Africa for all types of taxi and ride-hailing services. The US-based tech company headed off early competition on the continent, but new competitiors are rising. Uber hypes up the competition, saying it means more choices that are affordable, reliable, and produce jobs. One new Uber competitior, Africa Ride, offers drivers a share in the business, saying it empowers them more than Uber does. “Drivers will want to log in on the app which they own and have control over,” said Africa Ride founder Thabo Mashale.
Keren Mikva, 9:40 am AFKI Original
As with any new business, she faced some financial struggles in the beginning. She admitted that she would sometimes bounce checks to keep the business going, and make good on her debts later on, “I remember one day I bounced five,” she said in an interview. Founder and CEO of Kenya’s first flavored tea brand, she’s a recognized name in the business world. We’re shining a spotlight on Kenyan tea tycoon and entrepreneur, Flora Mutahi.
Keren MikvaAFKI Original
As chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court since June 2012, Gambian Fatou Bensouda has been credited with changing the face of the embattled institution. Taking over from the highly criticized Luis Moreno Ocampo, Bensouda doesn’t shy away from difficult cases. She seeks to restore the integrity of the ICC and is pursuing a case against the president and vice president of Kenya for their alleged roles in violence following the 2007 election.
Dana Sanchez, 2:16 pm
Being able to supply goods demanded in Nigeria and Africa enrich Dangote enormously, but his drive for self sufficiency goes beyond profit making. Dangote’s local, resource-based industrialization strategy contrasts with the colonial and neo-colonial economic system that keeps Africa dependent, poor and disempowered — forces like the World Bank and International Monetary Fund that pretend to have omniscience and expertise on economic development matters.
Keren Mikva, 11:07 am AFKI Original
Remi Sonaiya knew her chances of winning the 2015 Nigerian presidential election were slim. Most voters going to the polling stations March 28 had just two names in mind: Goodluck Jonathan and Muhammadu Buhari. As Nigeria’s first-ever female presidential candidate, Sonaiya’s goal was to change the conversation in a country where politics have long been considered a man’s game. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Remi Sonaiya and her Nigerian presidential bid.
Keren Mikva, 9:49 am AFKI Original
At age 20, she is helping solve transportation problems, helping the environment and making money manufacturing bamboo bicycles. Politicians love riding her bikes — it makes them look good. She’s inspiring young female entrepreneurs around the world. Here are 12 things you didn’t know about Ghana Bamboo Bikes CEO Winifred Selby.
Keren Mikva, 4:42 am
Given the common violence against elderly women in the Kenyan community of Korogocho, a group takes matters into its own hands and learns self defense for protection. Jeong-One Park’s documentary, “KungFu Grandma” (2012), follows these elderly women as they empower themselves and deal with the daily violence prevalent in their community. Korogocho is one of the largest slum neighborhoods of Nairobi, and home to about 200,000 people living in 1.5-square kilometers.
Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) co-founder Tiburce Chaffa is a social entrepreneur who specializes in creating business opportunities for Africa’s youth. He recently visited AFKInsider‘s studio where he explained how his organization advocates for business education, start-up resources and tools from global leaders.
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