Africa

Internet

Facebook Is Sending Up a Satellite to Bring Internet Access to Sub-Saharan Africa

The move is part of the social giant's Internet.org initiative.
Startups

Entrepreneurs Tackle Pressing Problems at Startup Weekend Cape Town

The problems of daily life in impoverished South African townships inspire remarkable entrepreneurial ingenuity.
Social Entrepreneurs

This Guy Makes Hipster Shoes in Africa. But Don't Call Him a Social Entrepreneur.

Oliberte founder Tal Dehtiar sells handmade stylish sneaker-shoes. At the same time, he is demonstrating a new model of 'charity.'
Travel

Meet the Mastermind Who Designs Private Jet Vacations for the Ultra Wealthy

Geoffrey Kent has created unique and rare excursions for Bill and Melinda Gates, Sting and other power players.
Social Entrepreneurs

When More Is Less: This Social Entrepreneur Says Social Entrepreneurship Is Often Smoke and Mirrors

At a time when social entrepreneurs are hungry for eye-popping numbers -- things donated, lives changed -- Jacob Lief is going against the grain.
Young Entrepreneur

U.N. Foundation Taps Ashish Thakkar to Channel His Entrepreneurial Expertise Towards Humanitarianism

Thakkar, who founded a billion-dollar company in Uganda at age 15, has just been named chair of the U.N. Foundation's Global Entrepreneurs Council.
Impact Investing

This Woman Might Be the Most Successful Impact Investor You've Never Heard Of

How New York-based Sari Miller is making a difference around the world.
Women Leaders

The Guide to Developing Young Women in Business Globally

Author Yetunde A. Odugbesan-Omede talks about how to harness -- and monetize -- a young employee's passions
Hiring

5 Ways to Find and Hire Top Technical Talent

The competition for IT professionals requires looking past commuting distance to your company and inspiring the candidates who are interested.
Africa

4 Reasons Africa Is the Rising Star of the Tech World

With expanding Internet access, dedicated tech hubs and a young, fast-growing population, Africa is poised for growth.
Impact Investing

Thanks to Crowdfunding, This Food Startup Has a Growing Fanbase to Help Female Farmers Abroad

Founder Lisa Curtis is sourcing a superfood called from West Africa, where it is supporting people nutritionally and economically.
Impact Investing

After Building a Mail-Order Empire, One Entrepreneur Has a New Mission

With Living Goods, Chuck Slaughter has taken up selling health products door-to-door in impoverished communities.
Impact Investing

Keeping Girls in School Is This Startup's Mission

One couple took a trip of a lifetime. Then they started a company that changes the lives of many.
Personal Health

What Employers Need to Know About Ebola for Now

Understand how transmission takes place and educate your workforce. Consider extra steps as needed.
Technology

Bright Idea: Startup Finds Unexpected Use for Solar-Powered Lights

The M-KOPA Solar system is literally lighting up a cleaner, greener -- and safer -- future for one remote region of the world.