Tag Archives: Africapitalism

  • TEF Mentor

    TEF Opens Call for Mentors

    The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, is calling on exceptional individuals with a minimum of five years of business or professional experience to apply for a chance to mentor young Africans through its US$100M TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. This call-to-action feeds into the Foundation’s mission to …

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  • Tony O. Elumelu: Youth Restiveness Ticking Time Bomb for Nigeria, Others

    Tony O. Elumelu, CON, Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Heirs Holdings, and Founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, speaks to 21,000 youth at the Joshua Generation International Youth Conference at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. *** 1. Introduction Good morning All, The Primate of all Nigeria, His Grace, The Most Reverend Henry Ndukuba; The …

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  • ‘Africapitalism’ and the limits of any variant of capitalism

    In a contribution to ROAPE’s debate on capitalism in Africa, Stefan Ouma provides a critical account of Africapitalism as well as an assessment of the future/s it imagines, what it silences and its potential to transform African economies. Ouma concludes that the ecologically destructive and dehumanizing architecture of our global economic system provides further evidence to condemn any variant of capitalism.

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  • Investing in Africa’s youth is an investment in our collective Future -Elumelu says

    Accra, Ghana November 11, 2019 – The Chairman of United Bank for Africa, Tony. O. Elumelu C.O.N has called on the private sector across Africa to invest in the long-term development of the continent. He stated this as part of his discussion on “Africa’s money for African development – a future beyond aid”, during the Presidential …

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  • 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 continent’s development. The …

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  • Africapitalism: Rethinking the Role of Business in Africa by Prof. Kenneth Amaeshi

    On behalf of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Africa’s largest philanthropic organisation committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, it is an honour to be here with you today at the 2nd Chevening Nigeria Alumni Leadership Summit. Africapitalism. A deceptively simple notion, but a powerful one that has the potential to remake a continent, and put Africa on an …

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  • ‘’Africapitalism begins with you!’’ – Riziki Jailos Messa

    With conviction in the philosophy of ‘’Africapitalism’’ and the believe of founder, Tony O. Elumelu that “no one but African can develop them Africa”, Tanzanian entrepreneur and CEO of Jagrin,  Riziki Jailos Messa has offered free finance consultancy services to the TEF 2017 entrepreneurs. Riziki writes on his decision to help: Apart from being an …

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  • [SPEECH] Tony Elumelu’s Speech in New York while Receiving the BCIU Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award

    Dwight D. Eisenhower Global Entrepreneurship Award by The Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) New York, USA 5th December Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, Thanks so much for honouring us with your esteemed presence This is wonderful and symbolic for a variety of reasons First as President Bush said, President Eisenhower is a man of …

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  • 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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