Political Parties should put Small & Medium Business high on Agenda as Ghana votes

Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage in West Africa Download Share

Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage in West Africa
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Ghana should also look at how investments in roads, power and telecoms – in partnership with the private sector – might drive growth by lifting productivity; it could also be a way to create opportunities for small businesses through procurement

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Conflict Diamonds from CAR Entering International Markets via Cameroon

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Kimberley Process must act after new report reveals shortfalls in Cameroon’s traceability procedures create opportunities for smuggling and corruption

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Tax compliance gets easier for companies, but new data highlights post–filing challenges across the world

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Kyle Mandy, Tax Policy Leader for PwC South Africa

Africa is still a difficult region for paying taxes – PwC

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All You Need To Know About The 2016 ITU Telecom World In Thailand

Technology SMEs, businesses, and significant stakeholders met at the ITU Telecom World 2016 to facilitate effective networking, innovation, and growth within the digital economy of the world. Attended by 8,800 people, the event was held at Bangkok – Thailand, and was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, Kingdom of Thailand and General Chan-o-cha Prayut, Prime Minister, Kingdom of Thailand who launched the e vent and welcomed other key personalities across the globe including but not limited to H.R.H. Tapouto’a Ulukalala, the Crown Prince of Tonga; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxemburg; Charlot Salwai Tabimasmas, Prime Minister of Vanuatu; Debretsion Gebremichael Deputy Prime Minister of Ethiopia; and Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary General of UNCTAD. Thailand’s keystakeholders in the technology field and digital sector had this opportunity to exhibit their emerging and existing innovations which are spurring the country’s development to other global audience.

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa’s Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

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Tax Inspectors Without Borders announces new South-South partnership between Kenya and Botswana

Tax officials from Kenya and Botswana have agreed to a landmark tax assistance project that marks the first South-South cooperation pact under the Tax Inspectors Without Borders programme.

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High-Profile Arab Knowledge Experts to Speak at the Knowledge Summit 2016

  • Ministers of education from around the Arab World discuss the role of reading in building a national identity
  • E. Jamal bin Huwaireb will inaugurate the Summit with an opening address, in addition to announcing the results of the Arab Reading Index

High-profile knowledge experts and renowned personalities have signed on to take part in the third annual Knowledge Summit, organised by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) – member of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives – on December 5-7, 2016, at the Grand Hyatt Dubai hotel.

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Bridge Unemployment Gap in Africa through Trans-Boundary Infrastructure Development

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Over 250 participants came together for the 2016 Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week celebration. The event which focused on “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” ended with a strong advocacy for economic transformation in Africa through accelerated job creation made possible via infrastructure development. Referring to the vison 2063, the participants (which were made up of stakeholders’ representatives of member States, private sector, development partners and project owners) acknowledged the youth capital in Africa and thus, a need to offer great employment windows for them, and making benefit of their skills and potentials.

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Promoting African Culture Through Clothes and Fabrics

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In modern times, African culture is being displayed in many material forms and to that, we are gradually expanding our reach on the global market. In recent decades, it is of no surprise to see folks in Europe or the United States wearing clothing manufactured from African print materials or clothing with African symbols inscribed in it. The use of beads as chains, bracelets, etc is no longer a thing of Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, or any of the sub Saharan countries but could be found in many parts of the world.

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The Reputation Go-to Guy releases a Crisis Management Toolkit

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Deon Binneman a-ka the Reputation Go-to Guy has released a Crisis Management Toolkit designed to assist and equip management teams to anticipate, prepare for, and manage potential crises.

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Using aid for structural change in fragile states could help curb rising instability, says OECD

image001The world has grown more violent over the last decade, interrupting a long-term trend of increasing peace and disproportionately impacting civilians. This is despite rising financial flows to the most vulnerable places, according to a new OECD report.

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Solar and renewable energy trends in 2017

  • as seen by Sven Lindström, CEO, Midsummer

The solar and renewable energy industries are constantly evolving – and sometimes changing abruptly – and this will continue in the new year that is soon upon us. Sven Lindström, CEO of Swedish solar energy expert Midsummer, outlines what can we expect from 2017:

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Cabo Verde

On November 18, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2016 Article IV consultation[1] with Cabo Verde.

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Great Prospect for Dairy Products Market in Kenya

Most sub Saharan countries depends largely on Agriculture for the rise of their economy. In Kenya, it is more vital as Agriculture contributes substantially to the country’s GDP. A study conducted by Ken Research shows that Kenya’s dairy sector is on the rise as dairy farmers keeps increasing which has led to a regional recognition as the country’s dairy sector has evolved to become very functional in dairy product trade in the continent.

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RAKFIF to disclose the reason for the recent investment growth in RAK

In less than 3 weeks Ras Al Khaimah’s Finance and Investment Forum will be held at the Rixos Bab Al Bahr, UAE under the patronage of the ruler of the Emirate and key stakeholders of the Emiarte – including Senior Executives from RAK Chamber of Commerce & Industry, RAK Ceramic, RAKIA, RAKTDA, Department for Civil Aviation, RAK Ports, Al Marjan, Al Hamra Group, RAK BANK, RAK Public Works, etc. This year, the event features officials of the Emirate to enlighten participants across the globe on the investment. From December 13-14, the two day event will explore many sessions and dialogue which will expose participants to a wider range of investment knowledge an prospects.

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Support for demarcating the borders around the Congo: a project to be concluded on November 30th 2016

In July 2015, the Congolese Ministry of the Interior and Decentralisation called on IGN FI to support the country in its exchanges with bordering countries. This project is now drawing to a close and will be concluded on November 30th when Congolese experts and experts from IGN FI will present the project’s results as well as its key lessons.

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Aide à la délimitation des frontières du Congo : le projet s’achèvera le 30 novembre 2016

En juillet 2015, le Ministère de l’intérieur et de la décentralisation du Congo a fait appel à IGN FI pour l’accompagner dans ses échanges avec les pays frontaliers limitrophes. Ce projet d’assistance technique prend fin. A cette occasion, le 30 novembre, les résultats du projet et ses principaux enseignements seront présentés par les experts congolais et les experts d’IGN FI.

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