Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Online transactions across African borders set to unlock SA eCommerce?

According to a recent study conducted by Ipsos, cross-border shopping is a growing trend with around 80% of shoppers going international when purchasing goods online. In Nigeria an impressive 47% of the online spend is already taken internationally, while in South Africa shopping across the continent continues to rise in popularity. The two countries are playing no small role in boosting eCommerce on the continent, offering a much-needed shift that can potentially have a positive impact on both economies. read more

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RiskMap 2016: Excitement over “People Power” in Africa will not continue in 2016

People power witnessed in 2014 and 2015, for example in changes of government in Burkina Faso and Nigeria, will be proved limited in 2016. A combination of elections, constitutional pressures and financial difficulties will test governments across the region, including in Chad, Uganda, Congo (Brazzaville), Angola and South Africa. Incumbents will however retain their hold on power. These are some of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks. RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016. read more

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Kaspersky Lab Predicts the End of the World for Advanced Persistent Threat (APTs) as We Know Them in 2016

Nigeria ranks number 8 for Internet Users by country*, it is the highest number among all African countries read more

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RiskMap 2016: West African nations striving to escape the commodities downturn in an era of increasingly transnational security threats & issues

African governments will need to be resilient to withstand the electoral, constitutional and financial pressures that will test governments across the region in 2016. This is one of the key messages of RiskMap 2016, published today by global business risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com). RiskMap highlights the most significant underlying trends in global risk and security, and provides a detailed view from the markets that will matter most in 2016. read more

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Food will get festive tills ringing

Although some retailers put out their festive displays as early as October, Antoinette Coetzee, retail analyst for Redefine Properties, says the festive trading period is likely to  be a short one this year, characterised by shoppers opting for quality over quantity, and driven by promotions and the desire for experiential offerings. read more

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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Swaziland

On December 9, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation1 with Swaziland. read more

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World Screenless Display Market is Estimated to Generate $5.7 Billion, Worldwide By 2020 – Allied Market Research

A new report by Allied Market Research titled, “World Screenless Display—Market Opportunities and Forecast, 2014–2020,” forecasts that the world screenless display market would generate revenue of $5.7 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 29.9% during the forecast period, 2015–2020. In 2014, North America was the highest revenue-generating region, owing to early adoption of technology and associated applications such as heads-up display (HUD) and head-mounted display (HMD). Asia-Pacific would witness the fastest growth during the forecast period, owing to an increased awareness and adoption of screenless display devices across different industry verticals. read more

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The African Union reiterates its deep concern regarding the situation in Burundi and calls for an inclusive dialogue to find a solution to the crisis

The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, is deeply concerned by the escalation of violence in Burundi, illustrated by yesterday’s attacks against military camps in the capital, Bujumbura, and in the Bujumbura Rural area, as well as by the subsequent acts of violence. read more

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Condemnation of Attacks in Burundi’s Capital

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, December 14, 2015/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Press Statement 

John Kirby
Department Spokesperson read more

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The African ICT Landscape: 6 Trends to Watch in 2016

By: Gareth Mellon, ICT Programme Manager at Frost & Sullivan Africa read more

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