Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel


Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

By Uzoigwe Chimezie Daniel The relevance of shipping in driving socio-economic development cannot be over-emphasized. According to the United Nations, maritime activity has a key role to play in the alleviation of extreme poverty and hunger as it already provides an important source of income and employment for many developing countries, such as the supply […]

How Rethinking Africa’s Economic Philosophy Can Boost The Continent

Monday, November 9th, 2015

Originally published on 702 Africans stand to benefit from reinventing their economic philosophy to better align it with the development needs that the continent faces. Africapitalism is an economic principle that embodies the private and public sector’s commitment to the economic transformation of Africa through investments that generate socio-economic sustainability. Somachi Chris-Asoluka said the notion […]

Taking Africapitalism from Lagos to Lima

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

By David Rice Last week, I was fortunate to accompany TOE – the founder of the Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of Heirs Holdings Group – on a recent trip to Gabon and then onto Lima, Peru for a variety of appearances.  This is my behind-the-scenes look at our trip. Day One – From Lagos […]


Africapitalism Featured at AIB Academic Conference in Johannesburg

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

  By David Rice Last month, the sub-Saharan Africa chapter of the Academy of International Business (AIB) held their annual conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.  The Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Africapitalism Institute was a sponsor, and I was invited to speak about Africapitalism, the economic philosophy developed by our Chairman, Tony O. Elumelu, CON. The AIB […]


Africapitalism Institute holds retreat in Calabar

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

From 30th July to 2nd August, the Tony Elumelu Foundation’s Africapitalism Institute hosted a unique, exclusive gathering of some of the most prominent Africa scholars to contribute in developing a framework for a new African growth story based on the emerging economic philosophy known as “Africapitalism”. Africapitalism is the belief that Africa’s private sector must play […]

The Tony Elumelu Foundation and UN Economic Commission for Africa collaborate on data revolution for Africa

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Lagos, Nigeria and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 14, 2015 – The Tony Elumelu Foundation and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa concluded a three-day working session to create a roadmap on how to implement an ambitious plan to initiate a “data revolution” across Africa. 2015 marks the end of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – […]

Africapitalism Webinar

Top 5 Questions from the Africapitalism Webinar

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015

  Africapitalism is defined as the private sector’s commitment to Africa’s development through long term investment in key sectors in order to create economic and social wealth. The attributes of Africapitalism which include entrepreneurship, inclusive growth and regional integration, enhance the creation of local value on the continent leading to an accelerated and broader prosperity throughout Africa. On April 17th 2015, the Africapitalism Institute whose goal is to […]

AU-ECA, Conference of Ministers 2015 Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Africapitalism Institute at AU panel on data revolution in Africa

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

The Africapitalism Institute took part in a Conference on Data Revolution in Africa which held between 27-29 March, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was organized by the African Union Commission (AUC), in partnership with the African Development Bank, the Economic Commission for Africa and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with the aim […]

Business Graph with arrow and coins showing profits and gains

Why Should Africans Invest in Africa?

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

  The decision to invest is guided mostly by profits, security of investments, stable polity and policies, proximity to markets, labour supply, availability of credit, stable economic policies and more. Currently, Africa cannot fulfill all of these investment criteria. Notwithstanding, Africa has been referred to as an emerging economy and described as a continent full […]

Africapitalism Institute Annual Global Advisory Board Meeting 2015

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Highlights from this year’s Africapitalism Institute’s Global Advisory Board meeting.