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High hopes as the African Investment Forum tables 61 projects to the value of $40bn

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has often been criticized for the time it generally takes to approve projects. It managed to somewhat counter this accusation at the Africa Investment Forum that it organised in Johanesburg last week by bringing to the table a pipeline of 61 projects with a value of $40bn.

South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe Pledges $250 Million Towards Land Reform

Patrice Motsepe, founder and chairman of African Rainbow Minerals Ltd., smiles on stage during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Wednesday, May 2, 2018. The conference brings together leaders in business, government, technology, philanthropy, academia, and the media to discuss actionable and collaborative solutions.

Meet Neku Atawodi: The woman at the forefront of Africa's tech revolution

For Neku Atawodi, who became the first black woman to play international polo professionally in Africa at age 21, there are no boundaries, instead she sees bridges.

For years, she has been the de facto female face of the sport in Africa and was recently unveiled as the face of the Africa Polo Cup - previously known as the Prince of Wales Cup - the biggest polo competition on the continent.

In Senegal, Female Empowerment, Prestige and Wealth Is Measured in Glittering Gold

In Dakar, Senegal, a woman goes into a dark, small room called an m’bar, a goldsmith studio. The walls are covered with black dust, and she is there to commission an intricate piece of gold jewelry that will be part of her family’s wealth, as well as a symbol of her status, political power and prestige. She’s accompanied by a griot, who will sing songs praising the client’s family connections.