Raptors sign free agent Bismack Biyombo of Congo

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

TORONTO (AP) — The Toronto Raptors have signed Bismack Biyombo, a free agent who played last season with the Charlotte Hornets

A Gorilla’s Eyes


Yet many have been the victims of poachers and rebel groups in the Congo. Their habitat has been disturbed by refugees fleeing the genocide and the Congo civil war. Emerging Markets gorilla rwanda politics congoYesterday I went mountain gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National Park in the Virungas. Unlike the elusive chimpanzees I tracked a few days ago in Nyungwe Forest, visitors are able to get very close to the animals.

The Sun Jump-started This $33 Million Business

Inc Startups

For Goal Zero, what began as a humanitarian effort to provide solar power to the Congo grew to a $33 million business. So after selling his business, he dramatically switched gears and headed to the Congo. As it turned out, Workman''s product wasn''t only useful in the Congo.

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Mark Zuckerberg’s year of books: The essential points from Why Nations Fail

The Next Web

Riddle me this: Why has Botswana, a landlocked country in the south of Africa, become one of the fastest-growing countries in the world, while other African nations — Zimbabwe, the Congo and Sierra Leone among them — remain caught in a miasma of violence and poverty?

Why The Best Social Impact Ideas Come From Those You Aim To Help


Mavuno, my organization, aims to end extreme poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo — and we do so by working alongside the brilliant, talented people who live there. by Daniel Myatt, co-founder and CEO of Mavuno.

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Thank You, Anthony Bourdain


I woke up a few minutes before 5am PST on Friday. I always look at my phone right away. I know it’s “not good for me,” but whatever. And, within seconds, I saw the news about Anthony Bourdain. I wasn’t surprised. Maybe I’m desensitized to the news, or the distance between real life and the characters we all play online. From his seminal book throughout his groundbreaking video work, he dropped little hint bombs of pain from many unhealed wounds of his past.

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5 Great Companies That Make Money & Do Good

Inc Startups

Recently named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business , Dehtiar currently produces in Ethiopia, Liberia and Kenya--with plans to expand Oliberté to Cameroon, Congo, Uganda and Zambia. Need a little inspiration?

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SXSW Startups: GoTech Puts Out Fires

Austin Startup

Based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as Rwanda, GoTech is resolved to develop, design and implement solutions to help communities respond to fire. We hope to officially launch our venture in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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3 Shifts That Will Take Your Story To The Next Level

Duct Tape Marketing

Their story-based email campaign shared stories like Giselle , a 12-year-old girl forced to flee her home in the Eastern Congo when fighting broke out. 3 Shifts That Will Take Your Story To The Next Level written by John Jantsch read more at Duct Tape Marketing.

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Is It A Bird? Is It A Plane? No, It’s Supergrep!

Code as Craft

Being able to focus in on the subtle wit of your coworker in the midst of a rowdy congo line is the only way you will leave at the end of the evening with your sanity (and self-respect) intact. Etsy parties have come to earn quite the boisterous reputation — there may or may not have been kegs dragged up to the roof on a particularly balmy occasion, not to mention cadaver eating contests and mariachi bands.

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Twitter Link Roundup #55 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

Pathetic & embarrassing that the UN can’t stop raping of women in the Congo - [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Best Advice I Ever Got: Don't Be a Slave to the Ordinary

Inc Startups

I heard Anthony Bourdain say this on Parts Unknown as he endured a difficult and dangerous trip across the eastern part of the Congo.

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Entrepreneurs in Africa Find Opportunity in Scarcity

Inc Startups

Nakivale Refugee Settlement, operated by UNHCR, is filled with refugees who have fled violence, mostly from the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Uganda, one of the poorest countries in the world, these entrepreneurs create opportunity for themselves and others.

Twitter Link Roundup #156 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More

crowdSPRING Blog

US not the fastest in internet speeds but we’re way ahead of Congo, Central African Republic and turtles – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing.

Entrepreneurial events firm Summit Series acquires Utah’s Powder Mountain ski resort for $40m

The Next Web

About an hour’s drive from Salt Lake City, lies Utah’s Powder Mountain. The once sleepy mountain town is about to be reinvigorated as a destination for the world’s most talented creators, artists, entrepreneurs, activists, philanthropists and musicians.

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This Man Can't Stop Innovating

Inc Startups

Ibrahim arrived here with a younger brother in 2003, fleeing the Second Congo War. UNHCR offices in Kenya, Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo have expressed interest in setting up their own factories, although production is limited by the availability of papyrus.

A Glimpse: My American Dream


When I looked at my inbox this morning, I had emails from six organizations I have advised/worked with over the past couple of years (including Astia and Techstars ) announcing their partnership with the White House’s Startup America initiative. And, lest I for a moment forgot that I am living the American dream, thanks to parents who left a life that they loved to give me an even better one, it was once again etched in my mind. It seems like yesterday (although it was 1989!)

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the vc in me.: The Not-for-Profits Strike Back

the vc in me

Congo dude!!! the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. I hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Prediction: Social Nets Will Make More Money Off Site vs On their Website | Main. Advice on Pitching VCs » The Not-for-Profits Strike Back.

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