Monthly Archives: December 2017

BMCE Bank of Africa is honored to announce the winners of African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, its support program for African entrepreneurs

12 winners were selected in the final stage of the competition read more

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Africa will be represented in the International Surrealism Now art Exhibition 2017/2018 which will open in Portugal on December 23

Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria and Algeria are the African countries to be present in the next edition of Surrealism Now, the largest World Surrealism exhibition of the 21st century which gathers art work from more than 48 countries read more

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The Writing Is On The Wall: Ghana’s big push to attract investment from Asia – Japan, Singapore and China – is well underway, by Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta

At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday, December 15th, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that “we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of US$300 – 500 million Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets.” read more

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“Consumers are Being Sold Something That’s Not Real”: Non-Profit Announces Departure from Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Founding civil society member announces it is leaving Kimberley Process after reform year fails to produce any needed changes read more

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Africa Presents Unique Challenges for Multinational Corporations

Thabo Mpelele, Sales Manager: Southern & Eastern Africa, Orange Business Services read more

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Innoventures Announces 4 Winners of Startup Reactor Cycle Four

Innoventures Announces 4 Winners of Startup Reactor Cycle Four read more

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Interactive Brokers Now Allowing Short Positions in Bitcoin Futures

Interactive Brokers Group, Inc. (NASDAQ GS: IBKR), a global electronic brokerage firm, will now accept orders for short sales of Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) Bitcoin futures that began trading on the IBKR platform on Sunday, December 10, 2017. Interactive Brokers requires margin of $40,000 per contract for short sales in CFE Bitcoin futures. Margin on long positions of CFE Bitcoin futures is currently $9,000. read more

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Kaspersky Lab detects 360,000 new malicious files daily – up 11.5% from 2016

The number of daily detected malicious files reflects the average activity of cybercriminals involved in the creation and distribution of malware read more

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Buy and Sell Bitcoins / Ethereum

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Road Safety – A Social Responsibilty: Debmarine Namibia embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia

Debmarine Namibia breathalyzers testing kits handover read more

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Tax Year End: Is your business pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) compliant and ready for the new tax year?

The Ghana Revenue Authority has embarked on an education drive to lift tax-to-GDP which currently stands at 16.5% read more

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Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services read more

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South Africa: Agri SA is concerned about the recently promulgated Codes of Good Practice on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)

Given the challenges the agricultural sector faces, such as the extreme drought, Agri SA appeals to the DTI to manage the process in a realistic and pragmatic manner read more

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PayU Nigeria Goes Bigger on Online Payments with PayU Receive

Businesses in Nigeria can securely request and receive payments directly from their customers without any hassles using PayU’s (www.PayU.com.ng) innovative and secure product called PayU Receive (www.PayU.com.ng/payu-receive). read more

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