Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

Economically sustainable seed businesses to transform cassava production in Nigeria

L-R: Lawrence Kent, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Hemant Nitturkar, Program Director of BASICS; Folusho Olaniyan, Chief Executive Officer of Contact Consulting Nigeria; Alfred Dixon, IITA Director for Development and Delivery; and Graham Thiele, Director of the CGIAR Research Program on Roots, Tubers and Bananas, during the annual meeting of BASICS in IITA Ibadan

Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity. This will mean more Naira from the same land, inputs and effort. The benefits of this raised productivity will be enjoyed by all the stakeholders across the value chain in a sustainable way. read more

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Libya: EU renews sanctions for six months

On 31 March 2017, the Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. read more

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Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates

Left to right: Carolyn Everson – VP Global Marketing Solutions Facebook, Nunu Ntshingila – Regional Director Africa Facebook, Nicola Mendelsohn – VP EMEA Facebook

Facebook has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture. The new office will continue to provide support to Facebook advertisers, application developers and other key partners across the continent. read more

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Egypt is implementing a strong economic reform program

Following a meeting with Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Washington today, Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement:
“President Sisi and I discussed the progress of Egypt’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s $12 billion Extended Fund Facility arrangement. read more

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Global research shows tech savvy businesses grow, differentiate, compete and flex better when they commit to technology

A third of small businesses that have a significant focus on digitally innovating their business reported growth of more than 10% last year read more

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Business Risks in International Payment Processing

Doing business globally can certainly help your organization become more profitable, but it can be challenging to implement the elements needed to reach the global market. Having a good payment processing company can assist your business in making sure you have the tools required to meet all the risks you might face. Here are a few of the considerations when you are making cross-border transactions: read more

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