Daily Archives: November 2, 2017

Lonely Planet’s World’s Best (African) Destinations 2018, Plus Places to Top Your List

A ship docks at the port of Djibouti read more

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Angola Cables – Microsoft: Digital Transformation in Africa

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) announced that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud and accelerating digital transformation on the continent. Taking advantage of the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Angola Cables has created ACloud Connect to provide dedicated, high-quality connections to a worldwide network of 42 Azure regions offered by Microsoft, and connectivity to Angonap  Angola Cables’ data centre located in Luanda. read more

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Why good infrastructure governance is the key to unlocking Africa’s potential

Africa’s first roundtable on infrastructure governance is taking place in Cape Town this week. Chris Heathcote, CEO of Global Infrastructure Hub (GI Hub) (GIhub.org), which is co-hosting the event, shares his views on the opportunities that infrastructure development offers African countries and some of the obstacles to the success of such projects.  read more

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2017: SME employment pressure rising

NSBC releases findings of the 2017 National Small Business Survey read more

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IMF – Gabon

  • The EFF-supported program will help Gabon restore macroeconomic stability and lay the foundation for inclusive growth.
  • Completion of the first review would enable a second program disbursement of SDR71.43 (about US$98.8 million).
  • Gabon’s near-term economic outlook remains difficult, with growth expected at about 0.8 percent in 2017, but there are signs that the economy is stabilizing.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Alex Segura-Ubiergo visited Libreville from October 18 to November 1 for the first review of Gabon’s extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). [1] read more

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