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In this special 10 th Year anniversary issue of ReConnect Africa magazine, we take a look back at some of the opinions, articles and profiles we have published over the years and bring you an update on news and events.

Welcome to the September/October 2016 issue of ReConnect Africa magazine.

In this special 10th Year anniversary issue of ReConnect Africa magazine, we take a look back at some of the opinions, articles and profiles we have published over the years and bring you an update on news and events.

Over the past 10 years, there has been a considerable and continuing shift in the narrative surrounding Africa; from hopeless continent to the continent of extraordinary growth. From Africa Rising to a more nuanced picture as the continent braces itself against the winds of global economic volatility, depressed commodity prices, geopolitical rivalries, uncertain internal trade alliances, and political turbulence within some of the continent’s key economies.

It has been an amazing decade, reflected in the stories and events we have covered, and as I explain in this month’s Editorial – 10 Years of Africa.

In this special issue of ReConnect Africa, I have picked 10 articles from the past 10 years which represent the range of topics and themes that have always been the focus of this publication. Topics that reflect the evolving story of Africa and its diaspora and which shine a light on the people – whether women, men, young or old - who are doing their part to build a stronger and more prosperous Africa.


Managing the Commonwealth

“Fight sexist attitudes head-on. Show them you can deliver; that you are not second best.” Florence Mugasha, Deputy Secretary-General of the Commonwealth Secretariat on the role of the organisation, leveraging Diaspora expertise and leadership challenges for women.


Celebrity Power

A chance meeting with an AIDS orphan inspired singer and entertainer Patti Boulaye to use her celebrity to make a difference to her home continent.


Young, Gifted, Black – and an Engineer

The Association for Black Engineers UK is the first organisation bringing together black engineers to challenge and inspire young black people to enter the field of Engineering.


Investing in Nigeria

A recent conference in London highlighted the case for investing in Nigeria and accessing a regional market of 300 million people.


Let’s Be Grown-ups about Africa

On behalf of my fellow citizens of our great continent, here are some rules – let’s call it our 10 commandments - we would like you to observe in your future dealings with us.


In Conversation with Ben Jones

In a memorable conversation, we spoke to acclaimed African-American artist Ben Jones about the influence of Africa, Cuba, the Civil Rights struggle and what Black Consciousness means today.


A Plate in the Sun

What do you get when you fuse the best of Ghanaian, African and Western cuisine? Patti Sloley talks about her mission to bring the best of Africa the West.


A Good African Story

“The future of Africa’s success is in the hands of young people.” The Ugandan founder of Good African Coffee, Andrew Rugasira, launches a new book that shares his personal experiences as an African entrepreneur.


From UK to Ghana…..the Saga Continues

Moving to Ghana after a lifetime in the UK has brought its challenges and triumphs. Elvina Quaison reports on her journey thus far.


5 Minute Interview – Rosalind Kainyah MBE, Managing Director, Kina Advisory Services

“The best advice I ever received is…

…As a leader, always take full responsibility publicly when things go wrong – you can kick your team’s collective butt behind closed doors.


Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs: Creating Employment despite Challenges

Despite the continent’s economic challenges, young African entrepreneurs are overwhelmingly upbeat about the future, says a new report by the Anzisha Prize.

In our Conferences section, we preview Innovation Africa, Africa’s leading Education and ICT Summit which industry and governments are eagerly anticipating. The 2nd HR Winners Africa Conference in September will bring together experts and practitioners seeking to crack Africa's talent challenges.

September and October 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.

Catch up on news from the UK and around the world in bite sized chunks with our International News Round feature.

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ReConnect Uganda

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

ReConnect South Africa

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.

Other information you can find includes:

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