Forest Whitaker and Dr. Dambisa Moyo recently joined National Basketball Association (NBA) Africa as strategic investors. The Academy Award-winning actor along with the Zambian global economist and best-selling author has joined forces to help boost economic growth across the African continent through the league’s expansion, the NBA revealed.
Dec 29, 2021
Former president Barack Obama has plans to take the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) presence in Africa to the next level. According to an announcement from the NBA, Obama is officially a minority owner and strategic partner in NBA Africa’s business, where he hopes to advance the league’s social responsibility efforts across the continent. “The NBA has always been a great ambassador for the United States—using the game to create deeper connections around the world, and in Africa, basketball has the power to promote opportunity, wellness, equality, and empowerment across the continent,” he shared in a statement. “By investing in communities, promoting gender equality, and cultivating the love of the game of basketball, I believe that NBA Africa can make a difference for so many of Africa’s young people. I’ve been impressed by the league’s commitment to Africa, including the leadership shown by so many African players who want to give back to their own countries and...
Jul 28, 2021