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Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Forum set to take place in Abuja

Every year, the Tony Elumelu Foundation—Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship—hosts the largest convening of entrepreneurs, policymakers and business leaders in one location. This year, the 5th edition themed “Empowering African Entrepreneurs” will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton, in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja. The forum will feature masterclasses, a dynamic pitching competition, electrifying panel debates, and the Presidential …

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Global partners announce $61.8 million allocation to boost African Development Bank initiative for women entrepreneurs

The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established in October 2017 …

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MasterCard Foundation Invests $500 million to Educate Next Generation of African Leaders

The University of Pretoria (UP) in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation (MCF) is delighted to announce MasterCard Foundation Scholarship commencing in January 2019. This scholarship is available for high achieving African students interested in studying at the undergraduate or postgraduate levels. The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program is a 10-year, $500 million global initiative to educate and …

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