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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.
Movavi Slideshow Maker for Win is a good investment for small businesses who need an easy to use software that offers a comprehensive range of tools for creating professional slideshows. For businesses that use Windows based computers, Movavi Slideshow Maker for Win is the best option because it supports all Windows versions. The following are 4 steps on how to create a business slideshow presentation with Movavi Slideshow Maker for Win.
The founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma, during last week’s youth connect Africa summit in Kigali made known that he will be undertaking four projects to support African entrepreneurs, young people and efforts of conservation in Africa.
Ghana’s vision to increase its non-traditional export led to the development of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Strategy in 2016 after the US agreed to a renewal of AGOA over a ten year duration, from 2015 to 2025. In a validation workshop on AGOA Strategy, U.S. Ambassador to Ghana joined officials from the Ministry of Trade and Industry to identify best ways of rolling out the strategy. Also present at the event were producers, processors, and exporters – as the AGOA Strategy is heavily dependent on these sectors. At large, the strategy helps Ghanaian companies take advantage of AGOA, a trade preference provided by the U.S. government to African countries allowing duty-free access to certain goods.
Egypt has the objective to increase its share of renewable energy to 22% of the total energy consumption by 2020.
The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards announces 20 shortlisted projects out of an unprecedented 307 entered projects situated in 32 African countries
The architects of each of the 20 shortlisted projects will be flown to Cape Town by Saint-Gobain to attend the awards ceremony, which will be held on 28 September 2017
While Nigeria’s economy and external sector have long been dominated by oil and petroleum, the country is currently seeking to tap into the extensive reserves of solid minerals such as gold, tin, coal and others
The special annual celebration highlights the importance that African animals and people play in the world and provide opportunities to protect and conserve the ever-growing endangered species of Africa.
To invest means to allocate money or a resource for a particular activity with the expectation of some benefit in the future. In other words, using money or resource to make more money or gain more resources. An opportunity on the other hand refers to the right time to take an action or pursue a course in view of getting the most maximum outcome. An investment opportunity is therefore the right time to allocate money or a resource so as to benefit from it in the future. Before one invests in a product or service, one must first know what and where to invest in. In other words, to be able to get returns in the future, one must invest in sectors that are thriving. In Ghana, these are “hot cake” areas that will be yielding the best returns for current investors:
At this year’s Africa youth connect held in Kigali, Rwanda, international hip-hop singer and song writer, AKON, touched on the need for Africa to rebrand. This is what he had to say,