• Africapitalism: a New Way of Doing Business

    By Kenneth Amaeshi Originally published here The recent sustained attention given to the economic performance of Africa is a sharp departure from the usual negative and patronising representation of the continent in the global media. The old narrative represented a continent riddled by wars, famines, disease and the burdens of poor infrastructure and reckless governments. …

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  • Africapitalism, African Business Leaders and Africa’s Development

    Originally published here What does Africapitalism mean? What can it mean? How can it inform business decisions and government policies? Should business leaders and policymakers in African countries be involved in Africapitalism? Can they tell us their stories? Will they tell us their stories? What will their stories be? This was the main aim of …

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    Africapitalism: Unleashing the Power of Emotions for Africa’s Development?

    Africapitalism – “an economic philosophy that embodies the private sector’s commitment to the economic transformation of Africa through investments that generate both economic prosperity and social wealth” – is an emerging business philosophy from Africa spearheaded by one of the continent’s leading entrepreneurs, Mr Tony Elumelu. From my experience of interacting with business leaders, especially those …

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  • Africapitalism: A Management Idea for Business in Africa?

    By Kenneth Amaeshi & Uwafiokun Idemudia The efforts to rethink the role of business in development, especially in developing countries, have facilitated the emergence of an array of concepts. Africapitalism – i.e. the private sector’s commitment to the socio-economic development of Africa – proposed and championed by Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, is the most recent addition. …

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  • Meet the Entrepreneur With a Dream of Africapitalism

    Originally published on Creative Associates A Young African Leaders Initiative Mandela Washington Fellow will spend six weeks working closely with Creative’s Economic Growth Division, learning from its experts and sharing his unique perspective as a young leader in Zambia. At 22, Njavwa Mutambo is among the youngest of the 1,000 YALI fellows, selected for their positive contributions and innovations in their communities …

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  • The Economic Philosophy of Africapitalism

    What Is Africapitalism? “The future we all want for ourselves is one of our own making.” – Tony O. Elumelu, CON Africapitalism is the economic philosophy developed by our Founder and Chairman, Mr. Tony O. Elumelu, CON, and is predicated on the belief that Africa’s private sector can and must play a leading role in the …

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  • L’africapitalisme, des solutions africaines aux enjeux Africains

    By Tony Elumelu, foundation president Tony Elumelu –October 7, 2015 at 7:23 p.m. Was this article first published in  Libération Man Nigerian case Tony Elumelu defends the vision of an African economy driven by the private sector of the continent.   Tribune. I had the honor a few days ago to participate in the United …

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  • “Africapitalism as a Catalyst for the Development of Africa” Text of Speech by Tony O. Elumelu at Oxford Africa Conference

    By Tony O. Elumelu C.O.N. delivered at Oxford Africa Conference, Oxford University, London, May 22, 2015 SALUTATION AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Thank you very much Dean Tufano for that very generous introduction. It’s great to be here at Oxford University, which continues to play an important role in the articulation of key global issues, as it has …

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  • The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Africapitalism Institute Holds Inaugural Global Advisory Board Meeting to Discuss Local Value Creation in Africa

    Global Advisory Board discuss forthcoming Africapitalism Index Abuja, Nigeria, 7 January 2015 – The Africapitalism Institute, the research and policy arm of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, held its inaugural global advisory board meeting in Abuja to review the Institute’s recent work and to discuss the methodology behind the upcoming groundbreaking Africapitalism Index. The Index is …

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  • The rise of Africapitalism – As seen in The Economist World in 2015 edition

    In 2015 the African entrepreneur will emerge on to the global stage, as a new generation shows the world what those of us doing business in Africa have long known: that our continent is home to some of the most exciting and innovative entrepreneurial talent. From advanced mobile-payment systems to new agricultural-insurance models, we are …

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