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Abisola Owolawi

I write about business, entrepreneurship, innovation, wealth and culture with a focus on global impact. Innovative, groundbreaking ideas and the structures that drive them over time, inform my subject choices. I cover industries that span manufacturing, service, technology, entertainment, healthcare and aviation among others, across Africa for Forbes Middle East. I have previously worked as Forbes Africa’s West Africa Correspondent, a wealth contributor on the annual Forbes rich list and as a CNBC Africa business contributor.

ARTICLES

10 months ago

Coca-Cola Buys Out Costa Coffee for $5.1 Billion

In what could be one of its largest-ever acquisitions, American beverage giant Coca-Cola has announced that it will purchase Britain’s biggest coffee shop chain, Costa Coffee for $5.1 billion,...
10 months ago

Workplace Collaboration App Slack Raises $427 Million In Additional Funding

Five-year-old enterprise communications platform Slack announced a new $427 million round of Funding on Tuesday in a Series H round led by Dragoneer Investment Group and General Atlantic. The Series...
11 months ago

U.A.E Plans To Build Oil Pipeline Between Ethiopia And Eritrea

The U.A.E. government has announced that it plans to build an on-shore crude oil pipeline, which will connect landlocked Ethiopia to Assab—Eritrea’s port city—in a bid to reconcile the two countries...
11 months ago

Lebanon’s Restaurateurs Are Cashing In On Nigeria’s Booming F&B Industry

Be it restaurants, hotels, bars or vibrant nightlife hangouts, Nigeria’s hospitality industry pulses and brims with great promise and an army of enterprising Lebanese are cashing in on this...
By Abisola Owolawi 14 min read
11 months ago

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Launches $10 Million Program For African Start-ups

hinese Billionaire and Alibaba Group’s executive chairman Jack Ma has launched a new initiative called the Jack Ma Foundation Netpreneur Prize in South Africa –a $10 million program that aims to...
11 months ago

Google Station Expands In Africa

Tech giant Google has expanded in Africa through the launch of Google Station this week after its public Wi-Fi service went live in Nigeria. The new service is set to boost internet access across the...
11 months ago

Twitter’s New Board Appointments Draw Criticism Over Low Engagement

Twitter’s recent move to appoint the former Nigerian Minister of Finance, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Board Chairman of Alliance Bernstein Holding, Robert Zoellick to its board will bring in the...