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Transparent and sustainable mining industry is the key to building Mali’s growing economy

Mali is the third largest gold producer in Africa and gold mining has become a mainstay of the economy with a high potential of funding economic development and poverty reduction. With the country’s improving governmental policies encouraging a more sustainable transparent and diversified mining sector, Mali has become a hotspot for foreign investment and major extractive companies focusing on other minerals in the country as well such as uranium, bauxite, iron, manganese and phosphates. read more

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ECA launches the 2016 Malawi country profile

The Country profiles provide evidence based information and analyses on socio-economic trends and tracks progress in areas of regional integration, gender equality and social development in member-states read more

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AGOA Support Industrialisation and Regional Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

AGOA is a unilateral Act of Congress that was introduced in 2000 to provide duty-free quota-free treatment for over 6 000 tariff lines into the United States market read more

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LUX* implements 100% renewable energy production project on Ile des Deux Cocos property

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, off-grid South-East Mauritius (www.iledesdeuxcocos.com/fr). The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilization daily and fulfill self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time. read more

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FinTech is Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Banking in Africa

Due to their potent blend of trail‐blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, further spur incumbent banks to rapidly ramp‐up their own innovation initiatives to meet the financial needs of under‐served markets across the continent. read more

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Next generation of entrepreneurs gets a hand up at Small Business Expo

South Africa’s most innovative junior entrepreneurs will again gain exposure to the real world of business, when Eskom’s SimamaRanta finalists participate in the Small Business Expo in Johannesburg. read more

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African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit comes to Gauteng in October to focus on continent’s urban opportunities and challenges

Africa’s cities are facing an urban ‘polycrisis’ read more

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Plans to Save Africa’s Polluted Coastlines in 2018

The Oceans have become the world’s biggest rubbish dump – and Africa’s coastlines are under siege. read more

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Propak West 2017 – Registration Open

Visitor registration is now open for Propak West Africa 2017 as the show is set to make history as the largest edition to date.   read more

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‘Learning in Context’ | eLearning Africa program announced

Details of this year’s eLearning Africa conference, which will take place in Mauritius from September 27 – 29, have been announced, with a comprehensive program of relevant events all linking under the theme ‘Learning in Context.’ The congress coincides with UNESCO’s International Day of Universal Access to Information. read more

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Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not. read more

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Tough times no reason not to start a business

Following a technical recession in Q1, and with slow economic growth forecast, South Africa can expect tough economic times ahead. But this is no reason not to start a new business, says Nedbank. read more

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Are you Egypt’s next top Social Entrepreneurs?

‘Hackathon’ contest looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of Energy, Recycling and Sustainable Farming read more

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Half year: Dangote Cement records 12.6% Sales volume increase across Africa

Dangote Cement (DangoteCement.com), Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. read more

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