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GIX Team in Nigeria Succeeds Despite Riots

“So, why are you going to Nigeria?”  It is difficult to explain to an airport customs official why a HBS student would go to Lagos during Nigeria’s most disruptive labor protests in forty years.  But, that is the situation that the Nigerian GIX team found themselves in during J-Term. The GIX team consisting of Chuma…

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Where in the World did you Spend your Summer–Tunde Kehinde (OE)

What: Emerging Capital Partners Where: Lagos, Nigeria What did you do this summer?I worked in Lagos, Nigeria for an Africa-focused private equity group called Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). ECP has over $1 billion of funds to invest exclusively in Africa and has invested in businesses all over the continent for over a decade. I was…

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Is Africa Taking the Lead?

For one weekend each year, the “Final Frontier” is unleashed on the Harvard Business School campus as huge numbers people from Africa, of African descent and numerous others who are simply interested in events relevant to the continent flock to our hallowed grounds to participate in the Africa Business Conference. This year was no different,…

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Celebrating Africa's Success

Simply put, the 10th Annual Africa Business Conference was a celebration of Africa and the 10th year anniversary of the conference, starting with a showcase of successful leaders and ending with an electrifying concert with Grammy award-winning artist Angelique Kidjo. The conference theme “Controlling our Destiny: Celebrating Africa’s success” set the tone for the day…

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HBS Moms Juggle Parenting and Studies

Malaika is a Swahili word which means Angel. It is also the name that my sectionmate Eme Uzoebo chose for her newborn daughter a few weeks ago. Eme, an RC student from Nigeria attended classes up until a few hours before giving birth to her second child. She spent just two weeks on a maternity…

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HBS Moms Juggle Parenting and Studies

Malaika is a Swahili word which means Angel. It is also the name that my sectionmate Eme Uzoebo chose for her newborn daughter a few weeks ago. Eme, an RC student from Nigeria attended classes up until a few hours before giving birth to her second child. She spent just two weeks on a maternity…

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Social Enterprise Perspectives: FATE Takes HBSers to Heart of Nigeria's Economic Hardship

Organization: FATE FoundationLocation: Lagos, Nigeria We rubbed elbows with foreign dignitaries while attending a 4th of July party at the American Ambassador’s House, found ourselves amid an angry mob of rioters taking the law into their own hands, sipped tea with the Nigerian President, taught young Nigerian entrepreneurs about business plans and organizational structures, and…

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What I Did This Summer?

I spent my summer working and traveling in Africa. I visited four countries, including my home country Senegal. Two years ago, after 10 years living in the United States, I had the lingering feeling that it was time for me to start finding my way back home to Africa. I decided to use this summer…

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American Red Cross Dogged by Allegations of Discrimination

The American Red Cross faces continued allegations of discrimination against gay men and Africans for its guidelines that prevent certain people from donating blood through the organization’s blood drives, such as the one being hosted on the Harvard Business School campus.The Red Cross blood donation eligibility guidelines are designed to protect the safety of the…

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Weddings at J-Crew, a New Trend?

We are very blessed in Section J. Over the long weekend while many of us were watching videos and eating popcorn or getting down at the poorly attended party at LaBoom, rumors abound of much more exciting endeavors such as ski trips, “I Never” games, family outing, etc. But, this weekend, probably the most exciting…

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Congratulations to Feyi and Ope!

Congratulations to Section F’s very own Feyi Folowosele (now Boroffice) and her husband Ope, who got married in Africa over the holidays. Here’s Feyi’s report on the big event:“Ope and I left for Lagos, Nigeria on Saturday the 22nd. After a short hectic week we had our traditional Yourba pre-wedding ceremony on Friday the 28th….

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Ken Wiwa: In the Shadow of a Saint

Ken Wiwa, the son of slain Nigerian activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, recently spoke to a group of students and journalists at the Kennedy School of Government. Wiwa was twenty-six years old when his father, the outspoken advocate for the economic and environmental rights of the Ogoni people in Nigeria, was executed by hanging on November 10,…

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Capital Alliance Private Equity (CAPE) case discussed at ABC Conference

“Rod, would you mind starting us off?” When Professor Walter Kuemmerle asked how many HBS students were present in class at the case discussion held during the Africa Business Club Conference, I don’t think all eight would have eagerly raised their hands if they imagined the possibility of a cold call. Thankfully, Rod Norman (NC)…

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