Daily Archives: November 9, 2017

The open-border-policy that’s shaping African travel

While most regions endeavor to close their borders, Africa is striving to do the reverse by incessantly implementing an open-border-policy and enhancing collaboration. Towards the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063 policy document that outlines seamless borders, the launch of the African passport in July 2016 allowing holders to travel visa-free to all 53-member states, is a milestone to behold. read more

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PSC Interview: Little chance of a free and fair poll in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is heading for crucial elections in 2018 amid a growing economic crisis and fierce infighting in the ruling Zanu-PF. President Robert Mugabe (93) is eligible for re-election, but there are moves behind the scenes to determine his eventual successor.The PSC Report spoke to Derek Matyszak, Senior Research Consultant for the Institute for Security Studies in Zimbabwe, about the run-up to the polls. read more

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Egypt: 56 Industrial Investment Opportunities In Luxor Governorate

His Excellency Eng. Tarek Kabil, Minister of Trade and Industry and His Excellency Dr. Mohamed Badr, Governor of Luxor are set to launch the ‘Invest In Luxor’ website which showcases 56 industrial investment opportunities in Luxor governorate, during the conference “Invest In Luxor – Unlocking Industrial Opportunities” which will be held on November 12th in Luxor. read more

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310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023

  • LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Sub-Saharan Africa mobile broadband subscriptions are forecasted to grow by 16 percent from 350 million in 2017 to 880 million by 2023.
  • The first 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and North Africa are expected from 2020, reaching around 17 million subscriptions by the end of 2023.

The latest regional appendix to the upcoming Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) (Ericsson.com) Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. read more

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Financing Options for Small Businesses

There are a lot of benefits for starting your own business. Other than being their own bosses, businesses owners have flexible work schedules and enjoy all the profits from the business. They are also in charge of everything regarding the business and this makes them responsible individuals in other aspects of life. Starting a business, however, is not as simple as it appears to be. You first have to come up with an idea and find the funds to turn that idea into a profitable venture. You then have to get the needed licenses to run your business from your local council. Getting an idea and the licenses for your business is easy but to make sure that your business runs smoothly, you need funds to set up and run your business. Business owners rely on various options to fund their businesses and here are some of them. read more

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