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Someone is Notably Absent From This Year’s Alibaba-Backed Africa’s Business Heroes Awards

Organizers of the annual Africa’s Business Heroes prize sent out an announcement on Wednesday that the online portal to apply for the competition will open on Monday.  In the past, just last year in fact, this same announcement had Jack Ma all over it. But not this year. In fact, there’s no indication whatsoever that Ma founded the competition and that’s even supported by his foundation or Alibaba.

It’s as if he’s just… disappeared.

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