New Pricing Agreement will offer Antiretrovirals at $75/person/year

Through a strong collaboration and joint efforts, South African Government together with the Government of Kenya, and other key players including USAID, UNITAID, UK DFID, UNAIDS, PEPFAR, CHAI, among others, have agreed to a new price which offers antiretrovirals at $75/person/year. Announced by South Africa’s Minister of Health, the move is to enable low and middle income nations to provide antiretroviral therapy to patients. The new affordable price is expected to increase the accessibility of the treatment while increasing the global task to provide for the known 36.7million people living with HIV. read more

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Hungary To Supports Poultry Farming in Ghana

A shipment of chicken layers from Hungary arrived in Ghana via an anticipated long term partnership that has begun between Ghana and Hungary. Since the existence of the Hungarian embassy in Ghana following its operations last year, this is noted to be the largest and admirable transaction between the two nations. The first shipment was 22,000 day-old parent stock chickens to local poultry farmers. The Ambassador of Hungary to Ghana highlighted that there are a whopping expectation of supporting local agriculture with about 6 million chicken layers each year from notable Hungarian agricultural companies. The ambassador also identifies this development as one that will open new doors for greater partnerships and support for agricultural developments in Ghana. read more

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Doing Trade and Promoting Entrepreneurship: The QNET Startegy

QNET

Having established firmly in West Africa with agents across three countries, QNET is set to shake the entrepreneurship environment in East Africa –starting with Tanzania. The company which is flourishing in a midst of a larger global direct selling sector and providing a range of products cutting across home care, jewellery, cosmetics, and personal care, is aimed at synergizing with a local agent in Tanzania. The agent will serve as the mediator between QNET, its Independent Representatives (IRs). The agent will aid customers with their enquiries, delivery of products, and offer the opportunity for customers to see online products in person and assess it prior to purchase. While engaging in that trade to provide quality customer care to clients, QNET will also be focusing on providing entrepreneurship opportunities for many young people through direct selling and providing online education courses. The company’s Board of Director’s advisor, Mr. David K Sharma, reemphasized that QNET is keen to collaborate with the local government in achieving this goal. read more

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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world”

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” read more

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CryptoMetalExchange© will usurp the dominant fraudulent paper schemes that are currently perpetrated on COMEX and LBMA

MetalZoom.Energy aims to disrupt this system by using open source Lynux Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to enable open bid auctions of Cryptocurrency for metal delivery read more

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User experience takes centre stage in Africa’s entertainment and media industry: PwC report

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries read more

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Major Gaming industry leaders confirmed to speak at the world class Gaming Africa Conference in Johannesburg

Curtis Roach, Content Lead for Gaming Africa

Clarion has published the Agenda for the inaugural Gaming Africa Conference, which is taking place across 24 and 25 October in Johannesburg. The agenda, for the free-to-attend business event, is available to download from the dedicated website, www.GamingAfrica.za.com. read more

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Groupi Maroc a leading shopping platform in Morocco

Groupi offers an innovative shopping experience in Morocco where buyers can consolidate their orders and buy directly from factories (Achat groupés) read more

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Kenyan organisations challenged to take seriously knowledge management plan

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenyan companies have been called upon to take seriously knowledge management within their systems to minimise business disruption. Speaking ahead of the October knowledge management conference in Naivasha, Moses Wadeguh, and the CEO at Phowad Solution Limited noted that most organisations in Kenya do not have clear knowledge management plan exposing them to unexpected changes in the business environment. read more

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3 Reasons That Show That Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble

From being called a bubble to a fraud. Bitcoin is always the target of several influential institutions and personalities. It has gone through very hard times, and is still experimenting attacks, yet it keeps going strong. read more

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President Museveni wants Trump to prioritise economic infrastructure for developing countries

The President said one of the challenges Uganda needed to tackle was electricity but the country did not get cooperation from the western countries in the 1960s, 70s and 80s read more

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Africa discusses stronger tax regimes in Abuja

The Third International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA) from 26 to 29 September in Abuja read more

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African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost African cinema industry

  • The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the African audiovisual and cinema industry.
  • The audiovisual and cinema industry accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2). The AACC was established in June 2016 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia as a specialized agency of the African Union. The Ministers also approved establishment of the AACC Temporary Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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Several billions of US dollars in investments announced during the Morocco – Gabon 2017 Forum

Two delegations of Moroccan businessmen are expected in Gabon within the next few weeks read more

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