The young politicians aiming to consign Africa’s old guard to history

Lagos, Nigeria (CNN)Many called Chike Ukaegbu’s bluff when he announced he was running for the highest office in Nigeria at the age of 35. The New York-based tech entrepreneur was entering a world largely dominated by older politicians with deep pockets. Popular wisdom suggested he stood no chance at the polls. Cameroon’s 85-year-old president Paul…

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Read: Stacey Abrams’ Democratic response to the SOTU

Stacey Abrams delivered the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday. Her remarks are as prepared for delivery. These were our family values — faith, service, education and responsibility. Now, we only had one car, so sometimes my dad had to hitchhike and walk long stretches during the 30…

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The mistake that led to a 1.2bn business

Image copyright HERMIONE Image caption Kristo Kaarmann has turned a mistake into £1.2bn business The BBC’s weekly The Boss series profiles a different business leader from around the world. This week we speak to Kristo Kaarmann, co-founder and chief executive of money transfer business TransferWise. When Kristo Kaarmann was kicking himself for being “incredibly stupid”,…

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Bullied girl to 1m businesswoman at 20

Image copyright Liv Conlon Image caption Liv started her first business at the age of 13 Despite the bullying, Liv, who was last year named Young Scottish Businesswoman of the Year, achieved five A grades in her higher exams and was expected to go to university. But she chose to leave school at 16 to…

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Former Pepsi CEO tops White House shortlist for World Bank

(CNN)Trump administration officials, including the President’s daughter Ivanka Trump, will begin interviewing candidates to become World Bank president in the coming days, people familiar with the matter said. Nooyi, who stepped down from Pepsi last year, is considered by administration officials an early favorite if she is interested. During a dinner at his Bedminster club…

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Women could boost the global economy, but outdated laws are holding them back

Last week, President Trump signed into law the Women’s Entrepreneurship and Economic Empowerment (WEEE) Act, a law that strengthens US efforts to promote opportunity for female entrepreneurs worldwide. At a time when bipartisanship is elusive, elected officials on both sides of the aisle agree on one thing: Women’s economic participation is a worthwhile investment. Trump’s…

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Lindsay Lohans New Reality Show Is The Apprentice Meets Vanderpump Rules

Lindsay Lohan’s Beach Club” is Winfrey isn’t part of “Beach Club,” which premiered Tuesday on MTV, but Lohan won’t let us forget how much Earth’s guardian angel changed her life. During the after-show for “Beach Club,” hosted by “Mean Girls” co-star Jonathan “Your Hair Looks Sexy Pushed Back” Bennett ― yes, there’s an after-show hosted by…

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World Bank president’s resignation opens up possible challenge to Trump from developing countries

Washington (CNN)World Bank President Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned nearly three years ahead of schedule on Monday, setting up an opening for President Donald Trump to fill — and a potential clash with other countries over the long-standing practice of the US making the appointment. Trump’s daughter took the idea in April 2017 to Kim,…

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Herb Kelleher, Southwest Airlines founder, dies at 87

New York (CNN Business)Herb Kelleher, the eccentric founder of Southwest Airlines, died Thursday. He was 87. Kelleher served as Southwest’s executive chairman from March 1978 until May 2008 and as president and CEO from September 1981 through June 2001, according to the company. He held the chairman emeritus title at the time of his death.…

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UNiDAYS founder denies harassment claims

The firm, which offers money off clothes, gadgets, music, transport and food has grown into a global brand. The site, and accompanying app, both marketed at “Generation Z,” boasts 10 million members. Its many partners include Adidas, Asos, Microsoft, Nike and Topshop. Image caption Organise founder Nat Whalley says former UNiDAYS employees were inspired by…

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