Championing the African Dream

We are witnessing a rise in entrepreneurship around the globe and a growing desire among members of the African Diaspora in the UK and around the world to start businesses that serve African markets.

They have a natural affinity for Africa and, as one of the world’s fastest-growing regions, the scale of opportunity across the continent is great both for the entrepreneurs and the communities who will benefit from their products and services, the secure job opportunities they create and the investments they make.

At Strand Sahara our mission is to empower entrepreneurs with the world-class legal support and guidance they need to build successful businesses that will give them the lifestyle they crave whilst also improving the lives and life-chances of Africa’s people all over the world.  We call this the African Dream.

And we use technology to make our services easily accessible, affordable and relevant for the entrepreneurs we serve.

Through our network of like-minded legal experts across the continent, we are also proud to support African entrepreneurs who are doing the important work of creating the corporate giants of tomorrow.

We believe that starting and growing successful businesses is key to the advancement and financial empowerment of Africans and people of African descent all over the world. 


Rashida Abdulai

Rashida is a multiple award-winning lawyer with 10 years’ experience representing some of the world’s largest corporations at global law firm Hogan Lovells.

She was recently named Lawyer of the Year for her work at Strand Sahara at the UK Diversity Legal Awards (2019) and is regularly invited to present at local and international business forums on topics including investing in Africa, democratising access to legal services and diversity in the legal profession, at the International Bar Association, the University of Oxford and the African Union, and on various media channels, from The Guardian Nigeria to the BBC.

Qualified to practice law in England & Wales, Rashida believes passionately in empowering African and Caribbean entrepreneurs both on the continent and in the diaspora with the legal support they need to build the corporate giants of tomorrow.


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