Monthly Archives: October 2016
By Hicks Sikazwe
In 1968, exactly four years after independence and at a time Copper was enjoying good prices, a thought dropped in the minds of some government officials that there was need to add value to the red metal and manufacture from it products for local consumption.
Research and consulting specialists Africa House led a high-level business delegation to central African port cities this month, to explore business opportunities in new port developments in Cameroon and neighbouring Republic of Congo.
A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash transfers and land for agricultural production.
Google today announced that over 500,000 people in Africa have received trainings in its Africa Digital Skills program which was launched in April. The announcement which was made alongside the launch of its new online training portal for Africa (https://digitalskills.withgoogle.com/) means that the Digital Skills training program has now hit the 50% completition mark, and is on the way to meeting its goal of training 1 million people in Africa in 1 year.
Businesses that are experiencing rapid growth can use cloud-based business management solutions to impose process discipline without restricting their flexibility.
One of the most important things for business in Africa is finding a base of operations which offer low operating costs, ease of links to their home country, and importantly and investor friendly environment. One location which ticks all three boxes is the Ras Al Khaimah. This is largely due to the work of the emirate’s pro-western leadership which has worked tirelessly to the transform the city-state.
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Axel Schimmelpfennig, IMF Mission Chief for Uganda, visited Kampala from October 12 to 26, 2016 to conduct the seventh review of the country’s economic program under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) .