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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.

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

Welcome to the November/December 2016 issue of ReConnect Africa magazine.

In this issue, we report on the recently launched 2016 Ibrahim Index which lauds a decade of overall progress in African governance while highlighting the risks for security and development on the continent in A Decade of Governance.

Digital payments could boost tax revenue by nearly US$500 million each year and drive economic modernization in Tanzania according to a new report,Tanzania’s Digital Growth.

In Mining South Africa,we review how South Africa’s Mining Industry continues to face tough times in the wake of subdued commodity prices, mounting cost pressure and regulatory uncertainty.

In our Diaspora & People section, we talk to Dapo Odumeru MBE, co-founder of the Blood for Life Foundation, about his mission to raise awareness within Black, Asian and ethnic minorities to donate blood.

In Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader, Leadership coach Jane Adshead-Grant offers advice on making the transition once you assume a team leader position over friends.

In Ask the Career Coach – How Do I Deal with Interview Jitters? our resident career coach advises on how to conquer your nerves before and during a job interview.

In our Conferences section, we preview Africa Works!, the largest event in The Netherlands that focuses on doing business in Africa and which takes place in November under the theme ‘Innovation in Finance.’ A ground-breaking 3-day programme of international Nigerian Cinema curated by Nadia Denton will take place in November 2016 at the BFI Southbank as part of BFI BLACK STAR as we report in Beyond Nollywood: Nigerian Cinema Charts a New Path.

Our guest interviewee in this month’s ‘5 Minute Interview’ is Leye Adenle who shares some of the lessons he has learned along the way in 5 Minute Interview – Leye Adenle, Writer & Actor.

November and December 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.

Finally, check out this month’s Editorial – Press On – and let me know what you think.

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ReConnect Uganda

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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.

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

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