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In September 2014, 12 entrepreneurial minds between the ages of 15-22 were flown to Johannesburg from across Africa to attend a week of business mentorship at the African Leadership Academy (ALA) in Johannesburg. They are this year’s Anzisha’s fellows, handpicked by a select team of judges and industry experts after months of searching the continent for the brightest young innovators. The 2014 Anzisha Prize finalists and winners. The application process was tough last year, to say the least. No fewer than 339 applications were received from 32 African countries after running social media campaigns and working with various youth entrepreneurship...

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Africa Rising, Africa's future -

This extract by Nasser Sattar originally appears in Africa Arisen: The Blue-Sky Continent 2014, which can be downloaded here. Nasser is Head of Advisory in KPMG Angola and Portugal The truth about Africa Rising is that it is real. The economy is growing and potential for huge and sustained growth is enormous. According to the British newspaper The Independent, 31 million households in Africa have moved up from poverty into the consuming class, and in only 20 years Africa will have the largest labour force in the world. The spending power of this demographic will further fuel the economy. The fiction...

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