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ReConnect Africa is a unique website and online magazine for the African professional in the Diaspora. Packed with essential information about careers, business and jobs, ReConnect Africa keeps you connected to the best of Africa.


In this issue, we bring you opinions, articles and an update on news and events.

Welcome to the July/August 2016 issue of ReConnect Africa magazine.

IIIn this issue, we review a report that says that although growth in the region has slowed, two-thirds of Sub-Saharan African economies are still growing at rates above the global average and will remain the second fastest-growing region in the world for the foreseeable future in Africa’s Growth: Meltdown or Slowdown?

New research by the ODI challenges the prevailing view that sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector is in decline in Manufacturing in Africa: Dispelling the Myths.

In Picture Perfect, we speak to Videographer and Photographer Matthew David about his journey from owning his first camera to building a business with his wife in photography and graphic design.

Using LinkedIn to find a job? With over 400 million users, the network provides invaluable information to recruiters. Heidi Duvenage offers invaluable advice on how recruiters evaluate candidates on LinkedIn in 10 LinkedIn Tips that Can Get You Hired.

Is the company you want to work for known for its diversity? Find out who to set your sights on through the DiversityInc survey; the most rigorous, data-driven analysis gauging detailed demographics based on race/ethnicity and gender at some of the largest U.S. employers. See who made the list in Top 50 Companies for Diversity.

In Ask the Career Coach – Nepotism Backfired: How Do I Cope with the Fallout? our resident career coach advises on how to make the best of being hired in an unorthodox manner.

In our Conferences section, we preview African Diaspora and Development Day 2016. The annual event serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing and best practices as we explore a theme linked to 'diaspora and development'. This year AD3 will explore and share insights on how the diaspora can contribute towards creating an Africa where their passions and innovations can thrive. The Africa MBA Indaba in August will provide distinctive opportunities for business school alumni, corporations and Africa-focused organizations to come together, pitch ideas and expand their knowledge on best practice for doing business on the continent.

Our guest interviewee in this month’s ‘5 Minute Interview’ is Yvonne Witter who shares some of the lessons she has learned along the way in 5 Minute Interview – Yvonne Witter, Global Entrepreneurship Development Consultant.

July and August see a diverse line-up of events in the UK and overseas and our Events listing gives you details of what’s on and some un-missable Dates for your Diary.

ReConnect Africa acts as a Media Partners for numerous events in Africa and around the world. Visit our Media Partnerships web page so you can keep abreast of upcoming events that we are promoting.

Keep up to date with events across Africa with constant breaking news from Africa through Thomson Reuters on the ReConnect Africa website.Catch up on news from the UK and around the world in bite sized chunks with our International News Round feature.

We visit the ReConnect Africa Library and we give you another chance to read Style and Substance. Talented costume designer and stylist Ruka Johnson shares her inspiring story, the influence of her African heritage, and her career tips..

Finally, check out this month’s Editorial – The Feel-good Factor – and let me know what you think.

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On ReConnect Uganda we bring you features, articles, news feeds and highlight some of the key events taking place in the country.

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You can continue to keep up with the latest from South Africa on our dedicated portal, ReConnect South Africa, where we bring you features, articles, news feeds and highlight some of the key events taking place in and about South Africa.

ReConnect Africa.com

ReConnect Africa.com brings you a wealth of information from jobs on the ReConnect Jobs website to our listings and features.

Revisit previous issues and browse through the hundreds of articles in the ReConnect Library.

Whether you need to write a great CV, make the right impact at interview or need help with your plans to find a job in Africa, our range of careers services are tailor made for your needs.

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