Monthly Archives: February 2017

ACCRA: Africa’s Most Expensive and Most Polluted City

Numbeo index at the end of 2016 shows the city of Accra as the most expensive place to live in Africa with a Cost of Living index of 66.24 and Cost of Living plus Rent index of 58.03. In Africa, Accra is followed by Dar Es Salaam, Harare, Tripoli, Addis Ababa, and Johannesburg who had a cost of living index of 56.20, 52.45, 49.14, 47, and 45 respectively; while leading global cities like Madrid and Lisbon in the cost of living. More so, the city is the most polluted in Africa. Accra, the capital of Ghana, in recent years has received increasing number of expatriates and tourists. Hospitality and Real Estate development is on the boom as the city promises to be one of the most fast developing cities in Africa. read more

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South Africa: Product of the Year winners announced

Product of the Year, the world’s largest consumer-voted awards programme, on the night of the 23rd, announced the recipients of this accolade for 2017, at a gala event hosted at The Galleria in Sandton, Johannesburg. read more

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Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential.

Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential. The industry is changing and so is the role of the traditional utility. Some of Africa’s most iconic regional power events in East, West and Central Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, reflecting the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent. “Energy is fundamental to economic development of every country, driven by population increase and industrialisation, with a landscape of depleting fossil fuels and climate change,” says Claire O’Connell, the event director of the Future Energy Power Portfolio at the event organiser Spintelligent. read more

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Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy.

Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential. The industry is changing and so is the role of the traditional utility. Some of Africa’s most iconic regional power events in East, West and Central Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, reflecting the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent. “Energy is fundamental to economic development of every country, driven by population increase and industrialisation, with a landscape of depleting fossil fuels and climate change,” says Claire O’Connell, the event director of the Future Energy Power Portfolio at the event organiser Spintelligent. read more

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SAMSUNG commit to improving digital transformation in Africa’s education system.

digital transformation in Africa’s education system

The head of Public Relations and Corporate Citizenship at Samsung Electronics Africa Office, Ms. Sthembile Shabangu, has revealed at the Samsung Africa Forum 2017 that Samsung is advancing plans to improve digital transformation in Africa’s education system. She said, “In today’s digital era, any community, especially disadvantaged areas, will benefit from hands-on experience with technology. Our aim is to make sure that every African child has access to education, no matter where they are – be it in a rural area lacking infrastructure or perhaps in an existing infrastructure that lacks educational resources – by providing access to technology.” read more

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Expect to be disrupted: A smart approach to investing in innovation

That innovation is important and necessary for survival goes without saying. While there is no universal solution for organisations looking to improve their ability to generate, develop, and disseminate new ideas, some strategies are superior to others. Investing in Innovation. read more

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New for Nigerians: Paycode Cardless Cash Withdrawal Service

I’m excited to announce a new financial service inside BBM for Nigerians: Paycode. This service, from Interswitch Ltd, enables cardless cash withdrawal at ATMs as well as cardless/cashless payments in participating real-world stores. Nigerians can find Paycode on their Discover menu today. read more

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How Eritrea Can Boost Its Economy

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion

According to the recently published Global Economic Prospects, a World Bank Group flagship report, the year 2016 was marked by stagnant global trade, subdued investment, and heightened policy uncertainty. For 2017, a subdued recovery is expected, with receding obstacles to activity in commodity exporters and solid domestic demand in commodity importers. Additionally, weak investment is weighing on medium-term prospects across many emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). Although fiscal stimulus in major economies, if implemented, may boost global growth above expectations, risks to growth forecasts remain tilted to the downside. read more

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The Aviation Africa Event Opened Its Doors Today In Kigali To The Global Aviation Industry

The Aviation Africa 2017 is taking place at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda from 22 to 23 February 2017. read more

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