Daily Archives: June 8, 2015

Convergence Africa World 2015 on June 17th-19th

Recognizing Africa as the next global economic growth factory, Exhibitions India Group (EIG) is now expanding operations into overseas markets, and will bring ‘Convergence India’ series of expositions to Africa working together with Nairobi based Africa EXPOS as “convergence Africa World 2015” at the Oshwal Centre in Nairobi, Kenya on June 17th-19th. read more

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Customer experience starts with staff experience

Companies seeking to improve customer experience to boost business may be overlooking a critical component in the mix: staff. read more

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The growth of the smartphone market in Africa – Côte d’Ivoire

Alongside the biggest mobile phones sale ever held online in AFRICA from June 1 to June 7, JUMIA decided to draw up a comprehensive report on the state of the Smartphone market in Africa. Being a dominant ecommerce platform in 12 countries on the continent, JUMIA is in the front seat to observe the surge in mobile penetration and more recently the massive shift towards smartphones. read more

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Annual forum on women’s football in Africa to be launched at 2015 women’s world cup symposium

Lydia Nsekera, FIFA’s first female executive and Isha Johansen, President of the Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) and the only female president of a Football Association in Africa are joining forces with FIFA and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to promote the participation of African women and girls in football through an annual forum on the subject. read more

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SimbaPay launches world’s first international access to M-Pesa PayBill

Screenshot of one of the Pay Bill wizard screens in the SimbaPay iOS app read more

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Mauritius ratifies the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

On 5 June, Mauritius ratified the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”). It is the first State party to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force six months after the date of the third instrument of ratification or accession. read more

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South Africa: Business Opportunities in the Energy Sector Workshop for Women

“KNOWLEDGE IS POWER- EMPOWERING WOMEN IN THE ENERGY SECTOR IN SOUTH AFRICA” –  A WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN IN ENERGY” read more

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Hollard awarded commercial and corporate insurer of the year

Hollard Insurance has scooped the awards for Commercial and Corporate Insurer of the year at the annual awards of the Financial Intermediaries Association of Southern Africa (FIA). read more

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IMF – Côte d’Ivoire

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the seventh review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement (ECF) for Côte d’Ivoire (June 5, 2015). The completion of the review enables the immediate release of the equivalent of SDR 48.78 million (about US$68.36 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to the equivalent of SDR471.54 million (about US$660.84 million). The decision was taken without a formal Board meeting. read more

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IMF – Mauritania

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Ms. Mercedes Vera Martin visited Nouakchott from May 27 to June 4, 2015. The mission reviewed recent macroeconomic developments and the outlook of the Mauritanian economy, following the Article IV Consultation that concluded in January 2015. read more

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IMF – Burkina Faso

IMF Executive Board Completes Second and Third Reviews for Burkina Faso and Approves US$32.28 Million Disbursement read more

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IMF – Morocco

IMF Staff Concludes Second Review of PLL Visit to Morocco read more

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