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He is now President of the African Development Bank.

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Really we are just there to help. The board was made up of African leaders such as Dr Mamphela Ramphele and Dr Mo Ibrahim, to name a few, and included leaders in agriculture, as well as representatives from the US, India and Europe who helped share their own experiences.

He committed hundreds of millions of dollars. From their perch within the Obama administration, now joined by other colleagues with a passion for Africa like Gayle Smith, it was not long before President Obama himself was pushing for assistance to African agriculture.

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Bill Gates also brought the farm boy from Nebraska, Jeff Raikes. At some point he even invited us to the family farm where he grew up.

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It is one of the most modern farms you can imagine. Last week Jeff Raikes finally retired from the board of AGRA, and to honor him we agreed to hold our board meeting at old university.

You guessed it, the farm boy from Nebraska who helped build Microsoft is now chairman of the Board of Trustees at Stanford University. Before then, he was a co-ordinating committee member of the Social Dimensions Fund SDFan initiative to alleviate the impact of poverty in his native Zimbabwe. The man of means has multiple streams of income. His flagship business, like you already known, is South-African based Econet Wireless which is now a global telecommunications group with operations, investments and offices in more than 15 countries, including Africa, Europe, USA, Latin America and Asia Pacific.

He also provides payment solution to banks across Africa. He also bottles Coca-Cola.

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Upon invitation by his wife, he was convinced he was real. Hence, he became a partner. And ever since he joined the church in South Africa, Oyakhilome has also strategically positioned most of the international operations of Christ Embassy there. His family later moved to Kitwe, North-Central Zambia during the apartheid era. His parents were successful business men who greatly influenced him. He had the privilege of an European education, in fact, he went to a private school in Edinburgh, Scotland.