Author Archives: Africa Business

UK space firm to support Kenyan coffee farmers improve crop yield

UK space firm EARTH-i Ltd will deliver the ACCORD project, worth over 381 million KES, to deliver timely, geo-targeted advice via a simple mobile application read more

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Aviation Africa 2018 To Tackle Cyber Security – Keynote Address From Brian Lord Obe, Former Head Of British Government, Cyber Intelligence Unit

IBM chief executive Ginni Rometty calls cyber attacks as “the greatest threat to every company in the world”. For the aviation industry it is a threat that needs to be taken seriously. read more

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Are you investing in sticky-tape cloud solutions?

Consider these common mistakes before committing to cloud  read more

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Mali human rights situation still a concern – UN report

Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. read more

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Best’s Special Report: Rated MENA Companies Maintain Strong Capitalisation Levels Despite Stifled Growth

Companies operating in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have encountered suppressed growth rates as economic and political uncertainties persist, although entities rated by A.M. Best have broadly maintained strong balance sheets. read more

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QNB Most Valuable Banking Brand in Middle East and Africa with a Value of US $4.2bn

QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, was recognized once again as the most valuable banking brand in the Middle East and Africa region with brand value worth US $4.2bn, according to The Banker’s 2018 Brand Finance Global 500 report published in its February edition. read more

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Orange Cyberdefense launches “Mobile Threat Protection”, a new offer to protect mobile device fleets from cyberattacks

  • Ensures 360° mobile protection by adding threat detection capabilities to iOS and Android devices
  • Enhances Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) systems and automates threat prevention

Orange Cyberdefense, the Orange Group’s entity that specializes in cybersecurity, and Check Point Software Technologies have teamed up to deliver a new Orange service called Mobile Threat Protection to help multinational enterprises safeguard their mobile device fleets against current and emerging threats. read more

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thyssenkrupp’s TeleRetail delivery robot debuts in the US

  • As part of a research project, thyssenkrupp Elevator is testing a TeleRetail delivery robot to make elevator maintenance in cities quicker and more efficient
  • The robot, presented as a benchmark product for autonomous driving at a US Senate Field Hearing on January 24th, was on display at the Washington Auto Show

thyssenkrupp’s TeleRetail delivery robot was among the technical innovations and vehicles presented at a US Senate Field Hearing, held on January 24th at the Washington Auto Show 2018 in Washington D.C. U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, convened a hearing titled “Driving Automotive Innovation and Federal Policies” at the Washington Convention Center. The session focused on self-driving vehicles, and thyssenkrupp Elevator’s and TeleRetail’s groundbreaking delivery robot was named as a benchmark product. read more

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My Business Expo: South Africa 2018 – Africa’s largest event for anyone starting or growing a business

 It is the hottest event on the South African business calendar, with over 250 exhibitors and 100 sessions and seminars. Now, the largest event in Africa for anyone starting or growing a business, My Business Expo: South Africa 2018 presents an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking to kick-start their own business, or to take the next step to growth and success. read more

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ZIMEC 2018: Zambian Mining & Energy Investments to Promote Economic and Social Development

The 8th Annual Zambia International Mining and Energy conference and exhibition (ZIMEC 2018), taking place on 21-22 June in Lusaka, one of the most decisive government supported mining and energy events are aiming to be the biggest ZIMECs to date. Hundreds of targeted delegates, representing leading global and national companies from the relevant industries will be attending the event. read more

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The growing importance of Gas in the Africa Mix, latest market trends

The 3rd Africa Gas Forum will be taking place on Monday, 19th February 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, and is affiliated to African Energy Indaba (AEI) as an official side event. read more

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Rand firmer, financial sector weighs on JSE

Commentary from Tom Elliot, International Investment Strategist at the deVere Group: read more

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The Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront Rhino Arrives

Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront takes its turn to host a life-sized, brilliantly imagined rhino on its premises in Granger Bay until the end of February 2018. read more

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Moneymailme CEO reveals first multi-protocol blockchain marketplace at Paris Fintech Forum

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