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Jack Ma To Host Webinar With Zim Doctors To Exchange Info On Coronavirus

Jack Ma has been one of the many business people who have provided a helping hand to African countries during the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. He’s also announced that the Alibaba Foundation will be hosting a series of virtual seminars between African and Chinese hospitals to exchange knowledge on how to tackle the virus. […]


Applications Open For Jack Ma’s 2020 African Netpreneur Funding Program

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is the Jack Ma Foundation’s flagship philanthropic entrepreneur program in Africa. ANPI aims to identify, spotlight and support “African entrepreneur heroes creating impact in their communities and building a more inclusive economy for the future”. The second edition of the Africa Netpreneur Prize, which will offer selected innovative African […]


Jack Ma & Alibaba Foundations Donate COVID-19 Medical Equipment To AU Member States

Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak received a boost today as the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) and the Government of Ethiopia received a consignment of medical equipment from the Jack Ma and Alibaba Foundations. The shipment included over 1.5 million laboratory diagnostic test kits and over 100 tons […]


Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says Africa’s Lack Of Infrastructure Is An Advantage

The founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma has never shied away from his fascination with Africa as the next “big thing” for Africa. The former CEO has a competition that funds African Entrepreneurs and he recently wrote an opinion piece in the New York Times. In the piece, he mentions a number of things he has […]


Jack Ma Foundation Will Be Accepting Funding Applications From African Entrepreneurs Next Month

The Jack Ma Foundation (JMF) is a charitable organisation founded in 2014 by Jack Ma, Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group. The foundation’s aim is to promote human development in harmony with both society and the environment, while its mission is to work towards a world of bluer skies, cleaner water, healthier communities, and more open thinking. From […]


Entreprenuers & Startups, Jack Ma’s ANP Initiative Could Leave You With Your Share Of $1 Million

If you’re an entrepreneur in Africa and you’ve been working towards solving some of the problems being faced on the continent then 2019 might be your year. Ok, New Year’s cliché aside, if you enter the African Netpreneur Prize Initiative you could end up bagging a fair share to boost your business. Back in 2017, […]


Tech Billionaire Jack Ma Will Be Retiring From His Position As Alibaba Chairman In 2019

Jack Ma has made it clear that he is tired of the office and he’ll be hanging up his gloves on the 10th of September in 2019. The former teacher, who went on to found Alibaba –the Chinese eCommerce giant- and make billions, has said the decision he is making will make him much happier: […]


“Speed up, but don’t try to copy China!” and other advice Jack Ma has for African entrepreneurs

As you may know, Asia’s richest man and founder of Alibaba, Jack Ma, visited Africa for the first time about two weeks ago as part of his role as a special adviser on youth entrepreneurship to the UN. There he spoke about about building Alibaba and the things he learned and especially those that African entrepreneurs can learn from.  […]


The Alibaba success story: 5 lessons for African startups from Jack Ma

Last Friday Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba raised $25 Billion through a successful initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange. This gave the tech startup a market capitalisation of $230 billion, a value that exceeded giants like Facebook, eBay and Amazon. For anyone tracking this Chinese internet business this looks like the final […]