African Development Bank launches Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs

The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to…

Africa needs to create right skills, provide funding for its young entrepreneurs, says Ashish Thakkar

Ashish Thakkar is the Founder and Chairman of Mara Group, an investment firm with a presence across 25 African countries.…

Regional online platform to support young entrepreneurs through mentor programme

AMMAN — A year after the UN Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council (GEC) visited Jordan to study its entrepreneurial ecosystem, Mara…

Politicians, business leaders highlight Africa opportunities

Dubai: Dubai Chamber has put Dh100 million into projects to raise awareness of investment opportunities in Africa and promote Dubai…

Rethinking Philanthropy organisée par Le Monde Afrique et Le Temps à Genève

Né en Grande-Bretagne et d’origine indienne, Ashish J. Thakkar a rejoint le Rwanda en 1993 avec sa famille. Un an après,…

Arabian Business Revealed: 100 smartest people in the UAE

These days, there is much talk about smart cities and smart economies, so we decided it was time to discover…

Our History Is Not Our Future

As I watched President Paul Kagame take the presidential oath of office at his inauguration in Kigali a few days…

How to Encourage Innovation in Africa

How to Encourage Innovation in Africa ? How is innovation in Africa different from innovation in Silicon Valley? And how…

How entrepreneurship can save the world : Ashish J. Thakkar

How would you introduce yourself to someone with zero knowledge about yourself of the Mara Group? To do that, I…

Middle East Man of the Year – Ashish J. Thakkar

Lessons from an entrepreneur: Ashish J. Thakkar How our ' Middle East Man of the Year ' earned his stripes…