Author Archives: Africa Business

Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world”

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors “Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world.” read more

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CryptoMetalExchange© will usurp the dominant fraudulent paper schemes that are currently perpetrated on COMEX and LBMA

MetalZoom.Energy aims to disrupt this system by using open source Lynux Hyperledger Fabric blockchain to enable open bid auctions of Cryptocurrency for metal delivery read more

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User experience takes centre stage in Africa’s entertainment and media industry: PwC report

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries read more

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Major Gaming industry leaders confirmed to speak at the world class Gaming Africa Conference in Johannesburg

Curtis Roach, Content Lead for Gaming Africa

Clarion has published the Agenda for the inaugural Gaming Africa Conference, which is taking place across 24 and 25 October in Johannesburg. The agenda, for the free-to-attend business event, is available to download from the dedicated website, www.GamingAfrica.za.com. read more

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Groupi Maroc a leading shopping platform in Morocco

Groupi offers an innovative shopping experience in Morocco where buyers can consolidate their orders and buy directly from factories (Achat groupés) read more

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Kenyan organisations challenged to take seriously knowledge management plan

NAIROBI, KENYA: Kenyan companies have been called upon to take seriously knowledge management within their systems to minimise business disruption. Speaking ahead of the October knowledge management conference in Naivasha, Moses Wadeguh, and the CEO at Phowad Solution Limited noted that most organisations in Kenya do not have clear knowledge management plan exposing them to unexpected changes in the business environment. read more

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3 Reasons That Show That Bitcoin Is Not a Bubble

From being called a bubble to a fraud. Bitcoin is always the target of several influential institutions and personalities. It has gone through very hard times, and is still experimenting attacks, yet it keeps going strong. read more

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President Museveni wants Trump to prioritise economic infrastructure for developing countries

The President said one of the challenges Uganda needed to tackle was electricity but the country did not get cooperation from the western countries in the 1960s, 70s and 80s read more

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Africa discusses stronger tax regimes in Abuja

The Third International Conference on Tax in Africa (ICTA) from 26 to 29 September in Abuja read more

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African Union member states endorse the draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) to boost African cinema industry

  • The African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) will be responsible for the promotion of the African audiovisual and cinema industry.
  • The audiovisual and cinema industry accounts for US$5 billion in continental GDP.

Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) at the Extraordinary Session of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sport (STC-YCS2). The AACC was established in June 2016 in Addis Ababa Ethiopia as a specialized agency of the African Union. The Ministers also approved establishment of the AACC Temporary Secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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Several billions of US dollars in investments announced during the Morocco – Gabon 2017 Forum

Two delegations of Moroccan businessmen are expected in Gabon within the next few weeks read more

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USTDA connects U.S. energy industry to business opportunities in South Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology. read more

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RATP Dev confirmed in Casablanca to run the tramway network and continue expanding into a major multi-modal network

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Laurence Batlle, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of RATP Dev
Catherine Guillouard, RATP group President and Chief Executive
M. Abdelaziz OMARI, President of the City Council of Casablanca
M. Abdelkébir ZAHOUD, Wali of Casablanca-Settat region and Governor of Casablanca prefecture
M. Noureddine BOUTAYEB, Delegate Minister to the Minister of Interior
M. Youssef DRAISS, General Manager Casablanca Transport en Site Aménagé SA

RATP Dev has again retained the trust of Casa Transports, the transport authority in Casablanca, to operate, maintain and develop the tramway network for the Casablanca conurbation. The renewed contract is for twelve years and begins on 13 December 2017. read more

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Engen launches innovative Pharmacy Concept in Kenya

Engen launched its first pharmacy in Kenya earlier this month at its highly-successful Hurlingham branch in Nairobi, in partnership with Payless Pharmacy. read more

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