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  • Africapitalism

    Only us will develop Africa and the world should rethink how to engage with and intervene in Africa. If despite the sum of $500 billion spent in the past 10 years, we still remain perpetually dependent and the poverty reduction needle has not been moved significantly. A new development model is therefore needed, a development …

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  • The Art of Getting Things Done

    This photo brings back fond memories as it captures the official handover of the Ughelli Power Plant to Transcorp Plc in 2013. In just four short years, we have exponentially increased generation from 160MW to 650MW, demonstrating the transformative power of the private sector. As Chairman of this remarkable Group, I am immensely proud of …

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  • Africapitalism: Empowering People Works Much Better Than Giving Them Aid

    I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education, and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient. While all assistance is to be acknowledged and appreciated, we need to rethink the ways in which we help others. We …

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  • Jobs and Power: Beyond 2015

    In 2000, the United Nations made the historic announcement of eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). They were very specific and had a timeline of 15 years for delivery. Progress on most of the goals has been encouraging but as we look towards the next round of development goals, we must recognise how the world has …

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