Another round of the most read articles on Pantomine Once again, we start with Guinea Bissau. The announcement of the new release of Memu Sunho’s collection was the most clicked in the magazine in the past seven days. Below is the interview with Elsa Chicana for Marcas por Epilar; List of 15 startups selected for the Road 2 Web Summit programme, by Startup Portugal, in a joint initiative with Djassi Africa and BANTUMEN; Interview with cultural and social activist Sinho Baisa de Pena and Cape Verdean entrepreneur Arminda Monteiro.
Memu Sunhu kicks off November with new release, “Pa é Fala”
Guinean group Memu Sunhu has released their latest EP, “Pa é fala,” which means What They Say in Creole. Hey bachelor Taken from the album Consada (beginning in Portuguese) and, as usual, promotes social integration.
Elsa Chicanha, breaking stereotypes in the world of law and business in Angola
In Angola, in a corporate world often characterized by standardization and industrialization, Elsa Chicana stands out. Lawyer and CEO of the UK – Angolan Chamber of Commerce, Elsa brings with her an authenticity that inspires and challenges stereotypes, and shapes the world around her.
These are the 15 African-American startups that will participate in the Web Summit
With the aim of strengthening, including and diversifying the startup ecosystem in Portugal, after the selection powered by Djasi of Africain partnership with Emerging Portugal And support Pantominethe 15 African-owned startups that will attend the Web Summit, November 13-16 in Lisbon, have finally been selected.
Sinho Baisa: “We are not activists, we are agents of change”
In 1976, José Paisa de Pena, currently known as Sinho, was born in Portugal. As he put it, he is a citizen of African origin, the son of a family that had to flee the 1947 famine in Cape Verde and has bases in Angola, Sao Tome and Principe and Portugal. Today he is vice president of the Cavaleiros de São Bras association, based in Amadora. Through this foundation, Sinho seeks to prepare his community to fight the remnants of colonialism, racism, and misogyny. In 2021, he was present in the documentary “Opinions on racism“, which is produced by SOS Racismo in partnership with PantomineIn celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of the entity.
One UNESCO study In 2021, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization revealed that nearly one in four African women entrepreneurs created innovative businesses, and the trend is that the number continues to increase. Arminda Montero is part of the statistics. In 2005, the Cape Verdean woman founded Sabor a Mundo, a family business based on her ancestry, with the aim of meeting migrant demand for products “from the land”. Headquartered in Villalonga, on the outskirts of Lisbon, it is dedicated to importing, exporting and marketing products of African, Brazilian and Indian origin locally.
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