Author Archives: Africa Business

Ecobank – A leader in delivering a cashless Africa

Millions more people in Africa now have access to financial systems thanks to cashless systems using digital technology, and more and more people are seeing the benefits of mobile banking, according to Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading independent pan-African banking group. read more

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Third Africa Islamic Finance Forum Confirmed for Nigeria March 2018

Following the huge success of its first and second editions in 2015 and 2016 which attracted over 420 delegates, the 3rd Africa Islamic Finance Forum is set to return, located in Lagos Nigeria 27-28th March 2018 hosted by the Ministry of Finance Nigeria in collaboration with the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD), the private sector arm of IDB Group. read more

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Delving deeper into the winning hotels at the Kenya Travel Awards 2018

The Kenya Travel Awards that went down on 1st February 2018 saw the recognition and feting of top-performing hotels, airlines and travel websites by Africa’s leading online travel agent, Jumia Travel. read more

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Ecobank fintech boosts financial inclusion in Africa

Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank (Ecobank.com/group), the leading independent pan-African banking group, a pioneer in Africa’s digital transformation and the main sponsor of the 2018 Africa Tech summit taking place today. read more

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Hilton HOTEL Kenya – A Country in Renaissance by Zuriel Oduwole

Business in Kenya.
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Startup of the year Africa 2018

Kenya’s HydroIQ wins “Startup of the year Africa 2018” read more

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Tabitha Karanja & Keroche Breweries – Bottling The Economy Up

Kenya. Keroche Breweries

Film Maker Zuriel Oduwole takes a look at East Africa’s largest Economy, through the Manufacturing sector. As Kenya’s Economy stabilizes after a tough election cycle, she speaks to the founder of Keroche Breweries about the direction of economic growth.

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Dimension Data Adopts Cisco Umbrella In Its Cybersecurity Strategy

Umbrella proactively stop threats before they happen on Dimension Data’s internal systems and any mobile device used by its employees. read more

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Building a business in Africa

People are getting disillusioned with life in Africa. If you don’t believe this statement, then consider for a moment the fact that there is an unprecedented brain drain from this country. People are practically fleeing from the country – and some of the greatest minds that Africa gave birth go are going to Western Europe and America. The allure of these parts of the world is big in the sense that there is typically a lot more money to be made in them than in Africa. But does this mean that there is no chance whatsoever for you to reach financial success in Africa? Well, we doubt it. read more

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Nairobi’s First Modern Logistics Centre Draws New E-commerce Operator

Africa Logistics Properties (ALP) has signed a long term lease for nearly 4,500 sqm of its flagship ALP North Logistics Warehousing Complex with Copia Global, the fast growing e-commerce FMCG distributor that specialises in supplying rural Kenya. read more

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FinTech is Fast-tracking the Positive & Profitable Transformation of Banking & Financial Services in Africa

The impact of Blockchain, Open Banking, Mobile Money and Payment innovations are radically transforming the financial services landscape as FinTech disruptors intensify the challenge to incumbent banks and kickstart new opportunities in Kenya read more

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Kaspersky Lab helps uncover vulnerabilities that make gas stations easy prey for hackers

Kaspersky Lab researchers have helped uncover a number of unknown vulnerabilities that have left gas stations around the world exposed to remote takeover, often for years. The vulnerabilities were found in an embedded gas station controller of which there are currently over 1,000 installed and online. The manufacturer was notified when the threat was confirmed. read more

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How SARS is helping companies to be conscious capitalists

Businesses that have purposefully moved from a shareholder-only focus to a corporate philosophy known as conscious capitalism have performed 10 times better than those that have not made the transition, according to Harvard Business Review. Such companies and brands are particularly sought out by socially conscious millennials – with a significant 40% more likely to base purchasing decisions on their ability to help certain causes. A recent report by Deloitte found that a corporate focus on social impact not only aids in attracting and retaining millennial talent, it can also boost both corporate growth and the bottom line. read more

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Dynamics of Cryptocurrency Evolution

Emergence and use of cryptocurrencies started with the use of online fantasy games. However, the creation of Bitcoin system by the user under the pseudonym Sakamoto eliminated governments authority and counterfeiting. read more

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