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Forest Whitaker and Dambisa Moyo join group of strategic investors in NBA Africa

Zambian-born Global economist, international public speaker, and four-time New York Times best-selling author, Dr. Dambisa Moyo teams up with Academy Award-winning actor and social activist, Forest Whitaker to join NBA Africa as strategic investors. The CEO of NBA Africa was thrilled about the newcomers.

Dambisa Moyo

Previously a consultant for World Bank, a research economist, and a strategist at Goldman Sachs, Moyo holds a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, an MBA from American University, and an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Oxford.

I have loved sport all my life and I am hugely grateful for the opportunity to support basketball in Africa at an elite level. Basketball has a great capacity to be a positive force for communities across this amazing continent.”

Forest Whitaker

American producer, director, humanitarian and activist. Whitaker has been recognized for far too numerous awards in film. He has been inducted as a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Goodwill Ambassador.




The game of basketball is incredibly inspirational, and my decade working in Africa has shown me how sports can be a transformative method of helping to foster peace, as well as an economic engine for socioeconomic development in areas of conflict.  I deeply believe in the league’s commitment to youth empowerment and am so excited to work alongside the NBA Africa family.” says Whitaker


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