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Digital publisher Quartz taps African Development Bank Vice President Dr. Jennifer Blanke as a “Quartz Pro” Contributor

Quartz Pros are featured in Quartz’s recently launched app aimed at civil discussion by smart people about the news

Quartz (www.QZ.com), the digital journalism platform focusing on the global economy, has selected African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Vice President Dr. Jennifer Blanke as a “Quartz Pro” contributor. Quartz Pros are featured in Quartz’s recently launched app aimed at civil discussion by smart people about the news. Blanke, an economist responsible for the…

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A-List Attendees throw weight behind Africa Investment Forum 2018

Prominent foreign envoys in attendance at the Forum, signaled growing interest in trade and partnership deals in Africa from Europe and overseas

Heads of State, presidents of Development Finance Institutions (DFIs), global and regional investors, business moguls and other A-list attendees are lauding the recently concluded inaugural Africa Investment Forum (AfricaInvestmentForum.com) as an unprecedented game changer for Africa. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has described the Forum, convened by the African Development Bank…

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Africa Investment Forum: High-tech player Mara announces first African-made smartphone

The Maraphone is high-spec, affordable, smart, transformative and in line with the Bank’s Industrialize Africa High 5 priority

African high-tech player Mara (https://Mara.com) on Friday announced the production of their newest product the Maraphone – the first made-in-Africa, full-scale smartphone, soon to be manufactured in plants across Africa. “China has Huawei, Xiaomi; the U.S has iPhone and finally Africa has Maraphone,” Ashish​ Thakkar, founder of Mara Group told a press conference…