Lynne Kayenne (32), founder of Malawi Stars: "Sharing Malawi's stories with the world"

Who isn’t dreaming of a career in television, either as a presenter, cameraman or woman, actor, singer, producer, or reporter? Countless young Malawians are but are not getting the chance to shine due to a lack of opportunities. Linda Khumbanyiwa (32), better known as Lynne Kayenne, from Lilongwe wanted to be the change she sought in the world - and so she co-founded Malawi Stars. This television show highlights the best Malawi has to offer from a music, fashion, entertainment, and commerce point of view whilst training a new generation of TV professionals. We requested an interview with her. ...

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Olaoluwa Bamigboye from Nigeria: "I want to put food on every person's table in Africa"

Hunger remains widespread across Africa, affecting millions and millions of people.  In the meantime, small-holder farmers - who are responsible for the bulk of food consumed in Africa - struggle to optimize their operations, find markets, and gear themselves against climate change. In 2012, Olaoluwa Bamigboye (31) from Nigeria decided he wanted to be part of the solution. In that year, he registered Heirs and Heralds International, an agro-food services company specialised in helping aspiring farmers to set up their farms and rendering other agricultural consultancy services. The aim: improving food security and supporting the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Martin Brandt (South Africa), co-founder of Cyberfenders: "Smaller businesses suffer cyberĀ attacks more often"

Cyber threats have become genuine concerns amongst large and small companies. Particularly smaller companies without IT departments are at risk: according to Small Business Computing, 58% of all data breaches worldwide occurred at small businesses. To add insult to injury, last year's State of Cybersecurity in Small and Mid-Sized Businesses report showed that 61% of companies surveyed had a cyber attack in the past 12 months. Half of those involved information from staff and customers. As always, this scenario poses opportunities to entrepreneurs. We spoke to Martin Brandt, who co-founded Cyberfenders with Andrew Smith, about why cybersecurity should be on anyone's mind.

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