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Technological innovation will act as a catalyst in boosting productivity and growth in Africa’s agribusiness sector: PwC Agribusiness report

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



Agriculture is currently standing on the edge of a second green revolution. This revolution will entail fundamental shifts in how the agricultural sector utilises and implements innovative technology to improve output in a sustainable manner and address the need for greater food security globally. These are some of the highlights of PwC’s latest Africa Agribusinesses …Read More

Shell and Visa introduce the latest payment innovation at fuel stations nationwide

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



First time that Contactless Cards can be used to pay for fuel on the forecourt Quick, convenient way to pay for fuel Contactless cardholders can now make payments for up to R200 at over 400 Shell fuel stations around the country, when using the latest innovation in payment solutions, a contactless enabled credit or debit …Read More

Marketing Online for Used Machinery; a New Way to Boost Start-Ups in Africa

Marketing Online for Used Machinery; a New Way to Boost Start-Ups in Africa

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



Africa’s development over the past decade has been promising for some emerging economies. In the phase such economic makeover for Africa, there has been a spur of youth in entrepreneurship which is really causing a trend in production rate over service provision. Youth in Africa are engineering a revolution of founders and entrepreneurs which is …Read More

Conceptualizing Hotels and Real Estate for your Business

by Africa Business on May 31, 2016



How 3D architectural models can help businesses in Africa The real estate and hotel development in Africa has seen an increased interest in the past few years, especially with foreign investors in the larger cities and regions. In 2015 Cairo say a positive performance during the first three months which grew the investment margins a …Read More

USAID’s Largest Power Africa Transaction to Improve Power Grid in Zambia

USAID’s Largest Power Africa Transaction to Improve Power Grid in Zambia

by Joshua Amponsem on May 30, 2016



A 60 million USD partnership have been signed by USAID and Standard Chartered to boost power generation in Zambia. According to a Standard Chartered report, the partnership is the largest transaction to have been made by USAID towards the Power Africa project launched by the U.S president, Barack Obama. The Power Africa project – a …Read More

Art Accra Announces First Edition of Art Fair Exhibiting Global Art

Art Accra Announces First Edition of Art Fair Exhibiting Global Art

by Africa Business on May 30, 2016



Rosemond Art Group is delighted to announce the first edition of Art Accra, a premier international art fair taking place from Dec 8 – 10, 2016 at La Palm Royal Beach Hotel in Accra, Ghana. “Exhibiting a global range of art and galleries, Art Accra will serve as an art economic hub and centre for …Read More

23rd Africa Oil Week / Africa Upstream 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – 31st October-4th November 2016

23rd Africa Oil Week / Africa Upstream 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – 31st October-4th November 2016

by Africa Business on May 30, 2016



Global Pacific & Partners with ITE Group will host the 23rd Annual Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream 2016 Conference (www.Africa-OilWeek.com) over 31st October-4th November 2016, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa.Our landmark Africa Oil Week-2016 event again highlights Africa’s upstream world with insights, debate and discourse from Africa’s Governments, National Oil Companies, Licensing …Read More

BOSCH to Authorize A1 Diesel Limited in Ghana

by Joshua Amponsem on May 29, 2016



A1 Diesel Limited, a Ghanaian based diesel diagnostics, repair and fuel system specialist with over 16 well trained engineers and equipment from Bosch and Cummins, is to receive authorization from BOSCH in Germany. The company A1 Diesel, have been providing Bosch services in Ghana and now authorized by the mother company. The Ghanaian company, A1 …Read More

Dangote to Build a Second Production Plant in Ghana

Dangote to Build a Second Production Plant in Ghana

by Joshua Amponsem on May 29, 2016



Dangote cement is anticipating to increase their cement production rate in Ghana through the establishment of an additional production plant – its second plant in the country. The plant will be situated at Takoradi, within the Western Region of Ghana, where about 40 acres of land have been secured for the anticipated construction. This development …Read More

Best of Endemic Wildlife Destinations

Best of Endemic Wildlife Destinations

by Eden Sahle on May 29, 2016



As technology and travel interest popularizes more and more on the native wild creatures of Ethiopia, the best places to find them in their natural habitats is at the highlands of this horn of Africa. Jovago, Africa’s online hotel booking company introduces you to this exotic wildlife paradise. Ethiopia offers loads for travelers to discover. …Read More

G7 Summit and the Economic State of World Super Economies

G7 Summit and the Economic State of World Super Economies

by Joshua Amponsem on May 29, 2016



The G7 – a group of world leading economic countries, particularly the United States, Canada, Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Britain, and the European Union. The finance ministers and central bank governors of these seven greatest economies meet every year to discuss economic issues and marginally highlight on other related issues. This year, G7 member meeting …Read More

Affordable Ethiopian Adventures you should not miss

Affordable Ethiopian Adventures you should not miss

by Eden Sahle on May 29, 2016



Have you ever thought how cheap a dream trip to Ethiopia could be? Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking company, got the inside scoop on super affordable bucket list destinations that won’t break the bank. Start with the capital city discovering museums, royal palaces, traditional music, dances and off-the-dome poetry (azmri) particularly made for each …Read More

The Booming Growth of Corporate Travel in Ethiopia

The Booming Growth of Corporate Travel in Ethiopia

by Eden Sahle on May 29, 2016



Being the headquarter of the United Nations and the African Union as well as international organizations, the corporate travel industry in Ethiopia is expanding rapidly bringing economic boom. Aside from the economic thrive, Ethiopia has been experiencing a staggering growth in tourist arrivals over the past five years. Yet, it continues to host a growing …Read More

Global cementitious FOB prices remain flat in 1Q2016

by Africa Business on May 29, 2016



Global FOB prices for gray cement are estimated to have declined to March 2016 by 0.3% as compared to December 2015, according to preliminary figures presented in the CW Research’s 1Q2016 update to its benchmark price assessment for worldwide trade of gray cement, white cement, clinker, and slag, as well as ex-works and effective market …Read More

Ghana: SIC Insurance Company prepares for June-July Floods

by Joshua Amponsem on May 27, 2016



SIC Insurance Company, is one of Ghana’s leading insurance company. The management of the company has announced that it is putting down strategic initiatives to reduce the frequency of disasters and damage that is prone to their customers during these period. According to the management, SIC utilized about 80% of its resources in serving clients …Read More

International customs IT conference showcases tax stamps

by Africa Business on May 27, 2016



CUSTOMS officials coming together for an international IT conference will discover more about how tax stamp programmes can deliver effective authentication and track and track solutions in the battle against illicit trade. Speaking at the World Customs Organisation (WCO) IT Conference and Exhibition in Dakar, Senegal, the International Tax Stamp Association’s Christine Macqueen will describe …Read More

Electricity Company of Ghana Suffers Public and Administration Critics

by Joshua Amponsem on May 27, 2016



Electricity Company of Ghana – Ghana’s leading company responsible for providing reliable electricity services to its clients, largely the entire nation. Later last year, Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC) made announcement concerning an increase in utility tariffs. In late 2015, there was a 59.2% increment in electricity tariffs and an annual increment of 113.56% after …Read More

General Electric leads the creation of a joint venture with Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital to benefit African infrastructure

by Africa Business on May 27, 2016



General Electric (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) together with the Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital are leading an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly underdeveloped African infrastructure sector. The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa. With the African population set to …Read More

Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

Intra-Africa trade to play larger role in local GDP contributions

by Africa Business on May 27, 2016



As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalize on the continent’s growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (http://www.DHL.com), who says that when comparing intra-regional trade statistics, Africa’s …Read More

Newmark announces expansion into Africa

Newmark announces expansion into Africa

by Africa Business on May 26, 2016



Lusaka office opened, new ‘collection’ + new properties in Zanzibar and Lusaka announced May 2016, Cape Town: Newmark hotels, reserves and lodges is embarking on an aggressive growth plan on the African continent. A key strategic intervention for the group’s expansion is the establishment of Newmark’s first office outside South Africa in Lusaka and the …Read More

Slavery and Supply Chain

Slavery and Supply Chain

by Ronald Chawatama on May 26, 2016



Chocolates have a way of making us feel good. We just love chocolates and boy do they come in various shapes and form. Whether you buy your chocolates in a cafe, supermarket or get them as a gift, you hardly know the full story behind some of these tasty bars. It is not just chocolates; …Read More

‘Attacking Uber is like attacking the SA economy’

‘Attacking Uber is like attacking the SA economy’

by Unathi Sonwabile Henama on May 26, 2016



*Unathi Sonwabile Henama has written this below opinion piece on why internet ride-sharing service Uber is becoming key to South Africa’s tourism industry. Henama is a member of the Black Management Forum and teaches tourism at Tshwane University of Technology and writes in his personal capacity. Uber will succeed, as it is demanded by customers …Read More

Breathtaking climbing at Abune Yosef Massif

Breathtaking climbing at Abune Yosef Massif

by Eden Sahle on May 26, 2016



Plan yet another stunning getaway, heed to the adventurous side of Abuna Yosef, the 6th tallest mountain in Ethiopia which rises over 13,000 feet. Laying at Lasta Semien Wollo Region, peaks, jagged cliffs, towering massifs and verdant jungles and wildest endemic animals offer unforgettable treasured memory. Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking company invites you …Read More

Financial Sector Development taking Ethiopia into Tech based Transactions

Financial Sector Development taking Ethiopia into Tech based Transactions

by Eden Sahle on May 26, 2016



Although cash is still the most dominant medium of exchange and electronic payment systems are at an embryonic stage, electronic banking in Ethiopia has been rapidly expanding during the past five years. The modern bank as we know it today started giving service in the 15th century in Greece and Italy while in Ethiopia, banking …Read More

Why oil discoveries are in decline

Why oil discoveries are in decline

by Africa Business on May 26, 2016



On 4th of May REP published its seventh annual ‘State of Exploration’ report, which benchmarks the performance of international conventional oil and gas exploration. The report has grown to become one of the definitive global benchmarks in the E&P sector. In a world awash with the stuff, new oil discoveries continue to be elusive. Global …Read More

FOB prices for cement increase, clinker prices remain flat in Mediterranean Basin

by Africa Business on May 26, 2016



FOB prices for ordinary Portland cement bulk register a 6.4 percent increase, according to the CW Research’s May update to Mediterranean Basin cement and clinker prompt delivery cargo price assessment. On the other hand, FOB prices for bulk ordinary clinker trended flatly at USD 30.8 per ton. The May update highlights a double digit decline …Read More

FarmTrack  Real – time savings to optimise your farming business and eliminate risk

FarmTrack Real – time savings to optimise your farming business and eliminate risk

by Africa Business on May 26, 2016



2016 is a challenging year for all producers in the agricultural sector. Instability in the local currency and volatile weather patterns, including wide-spread drought, are all factors that place a lot of extra pressure on farming operations. Sound financial management and optimised farming has never been this important. The key to accurate planning is knowledge …Read More

Culture Transformation Is The Organization’s Secret Agent

Culture Transformation Is The Organization’s Secret Agent

by Ahmed Ragab on May 26, 2016



Alike James Bond’s character, the fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, I can see the culture transformation is your organization’s secret agent. Read the below lines to see the complete match. If you are an HR professional or mobilization consultant (AKA recruiter) in one of the secret agencies, the …Read More

Uber Kenya and Sidian Bank launch an innovative Vehicle Solutions Programme valued at Ksh 10 billion for driver-partners and investors in Kenya

by Africa Business on May 25, 2016



Uber (www.Uber.com) and Sidian Bank (www.SidianBank.co.ke) announced today that they have partnered to launch an innovative Uber Vehicle Solutions Programme that will give driver-partners and business investors convenient and affordable access to the quality vehicles they need to start or grow their Uber-based businesses. This comes shortly after Uber celebrated 1 million rides taken in …Read More

Tanzania International Forum For Investments, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

Tanzania International Forum For Investments, Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

by Africa Business on May 25, 2016



12-14 July 2016 | Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre The Tanzania International Forum For Investments (http://www.TZiforum.com) is scheduled to take place at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre in Dar es Salaam, 12-14 July 2016. With confirmed funding commitments amounting to US$1 billion and confirmed participation from global investors and funding institutions in control of …Read More

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