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Increasing Global Connectedness Through Trade and Investment

Arun M. Kumar | Posted 01.23.2015 | Business
Arun M. Kumar

On the heels of the President calling on Congress during the State of the Union to grant him trade promotion authority "to protect American workers, with strong new trade deals from Asia to Europe that aren't just free, but fair," it is worth noting a fascinating study released recently on global connectedness.

Is Your Business Ready for the World's Emerging Middle Class?

Andre Bourque | Posted 12.24.2014 | Business
Andre Bourque

Is it time for us to rethink how we perceive the global middle class? Currently, more than half of the world's middle class population can be found in the Western world. However, recent reports and studies have consistently shown that the global share of the middle class is shifting.

Africa Is on the Rise, Despite What Images of Ebola Might Lead You to Believe

Madelynne Wager | Posted 12.23.2014 | World
Madelynne Wager

Ebola's morbidity highlights these weaknesses and censors the great progress of African development by resurfacing images of dying Africans. But the world should not be fooled -- Africa is rising.

5 Career Lessons I Learned From African Entrepreneurs

Dianne Calvi | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Dianne Calvi

If you're scouting globally for entrepreneurial inspiration, check out East Africa. Western-centric business gurus have often underestimated African ingenuity, thinking it devoid of bright business ideas. Time to think again.

For Africa to Truly Rise, Entrepreneurs Must Be Prioritized

Tarek Mouganie | Posted 10.29.2014 | World
Tarek Mouganie

Growing up, I had endless support from my family, the teachers at school and my university professors. I completed a PhD in physics at a relatively young age and spent some time trying to commercialize the project I setup, all thanks to my funders -- a venture-backed project. It was this experience that made me want to help other entrepreneurs. So after six years on the job, I headed back to Ghana with all my savings and a vague career goal.

Despite Progress, Africa Still Costliest Region For Entrepreneurs: Report

AP | By ALEX KENNEDY | Posted 12.20.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE -- Most Sub-Saharan countries made doing business easier over the past year, but the African region is still the costliest and most complex ...

Justice, Stability and Prosperity: Building Fair Legal Systems for Africa

Cherie Blair | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cherie Blair

The rule of law is the cornerstone of a properly functioning society. Where this trust has broken down, as it has in African countries recovering from conflict, the problems are many and serious.