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Ashish Thakkar
Ashish J. Thakkar is the Chair of the United Nations Foundation, Global Entrepreneurship Council, and Executive Chairman of Mara Sokoni. He is the author of The Lion Awakes: Adventures in Africa’s Economic Miracle.

Entries by Ashish Thakkar

Africa's Time Is Now

(12) Comments | Posted September 11, 2015 | 9:46 AM

It's telling that people all over the world, in consultations with the United Nations, chose a goal that specifically addresses the need for economic growth and jobs to alleviate poverty. It is reflective of a broad shift in emphasis to more meaningful and inclusive economic growth across the globe. That...

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It's Time to Change the Africa Narrative

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 10:57 AM

The Western Media has outdated and incorrect beliefs about Africa. This has to change.

VENTURES AFRICA -- I recently watched the BBC documentary, "Rwanda: The Untold Story" which first aired on October 1st, 2014. For those of us who have lived through the 1994 genocide, the documentary is quite puzzling....

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Young Entrepreneurs Hold the Key to Growth

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2013 | 6:30 PM

Today, I believe Africa is the single most exciting place in terms of opportunities. The continent is not only experiencing its longest boom for 30 years but, according to International Monetary Fund forecasts, seven of the world's 10 fastest-growing economies for the period 2011-2015 will be African. This exceptionally strong...

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