I’m proud to host the 3rd Carnival of African Enterprising, following in the fine footsteps of AfricanPath and African Loft. Each host of a Carnival has some freedom in how they choose to put their piece together. In mine, I’ve decided to pick what I considered the top 5 most interesting articles on African business and economy that were submitted.
- John Wesonga on the importance of African technologists to be innovators not imitators.
- Ken Teyie claims that the United States of Africa is already here in practice, using technology and banking to show how business dictates change.
- Joshua Goldstein talks about the emerging Cameroonian film industry that is engaging in the lives of everyday Cameroonians.
- Benin Mwangi interviews Mr. Tunde Noibi, co-founder of AfroKicks, a shoe company that creates customized “African” sneakers.
- Gavin Chait discusses Zimbabwe’s failed economy and how it might be saved by the South Africans, on Scholars and Rogues.
Bonus (Okay, this wasn’t submitted, but I really enjoyed it…)
The Annansi Chronicles raises some very thought provoking commentary on what role the ultra-rich African play in the scramble for Africa’s resources.