Janus Services: quality food products for a continent in a surge of growth

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“Miracles”, “the boom of this generation”, “new opportunities”: Spring is set to bring a lot of good news from the African Continent. The region that many have given up on is finally realising well deserved growth rates after a century of economic difficulties.

But nations can’t flourish on interior products alone. The Economist points out in its article Growth and other good things that Africa’s development can also be measured in indices that aren’t exclusively based on the production of goods. Dutch company Janus Services, awarded this year in Geneva by Business Initiative Directions, has much to say on the matter. Continue reading

16 Year-old Prodigy from Sierra Leone Dreams Big

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Kelvin Doe from Sierra Leone is not your average 16 year-old.

His curiosity and endless need to fiddle with bits and pieces he finds on his way home from school have seen him create a one-man radio station in his capital city, Freetown. His vision is of a Freetown in which residents have more than one night of power per month, and he is working towards seeing it come true.

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Carlos Arroyo of Wal-Mex among the most influential thirty-something entrepeneurs in Mexico

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Being thirty, and having more than 19,000 employees in your charge is not easy. But Carlos Arroyo, Vice-President of  Vips and El Porton of Wal-Mart Central America makes it look like child’s play.

Expansion magazine featured Arroyo in its April edition to honor 30 people set to shape Mexico in the coming years. If anything, there is no doubt that this young entrepreneur has already influenced the present.

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INTER: Speed as a Central Focus of a Business Plan

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Inter provides the fastest internet in Venezuela. It is so fast that they even shortened the name, it was formerly called Intercable.

However, urgency isn’t the only reason it has become the nation’s second largest network provider. Inter’s success is also thanks to good ideas, hard work and a very user friendly approach. Continue reading

Universities of the World: MIT

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology, located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is known the world over for being a first-class technology, engineering, and science university. Its academic programs are universally regarded as some of the best in the world, and in this past year, QS ranked MIT number one on their world university rankings.

Located just up the street from Harvard, MIT has a knack for taking on fun and interesting projects, like a smartphone controlled robot that functions as a bartender and a robot that assembles Ikea furniture.

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