Author Archives: Africa Business
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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’
The Oceans have become the world’s biggest rubbish dump – and Africa’s coastlines are under siege.
Visitor registration is now open for Propak West Africa 2017 as the show is set to make history as the largest edition to date.
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.
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.
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.
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.