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Top five business risks for West Africa

As Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of Nigeria’s 2019 presidential elections and on-going security concerns are among the key risks for businesses operating in the region, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in their annual political and security risk forecast ‘RiskMap’. read more

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Euro 100 Million for Supporting Cotton in Cameroon by the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)

The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) (www.ITFC-IDB.org), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Group (www.IsDB.org), signed a EUR 100 million syndicated agreement with the Government of Cameroon and Sodecoton as the Executing Agency for the export of cotton and the import of agricultural inputs. The Agreement was signed by HE Louis Paul Motaze, Minister of Economy, Planning and Regional Development, and IDB Group Governor for Cameroon, which took place at Yaoundé, Cameroon. read more

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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

George Nicholls read more

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Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th – 17th, provided a unique opportunity for UCLG Africa to highlight activities that have made African local governments, cities and territories an important global partner in the drive to achieve long term goals set by the Paris Agreement read more

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BMCE Bank of Africa is honored to announce the winners of African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, its support program for African entrepreneurs

12 winners were selected in the final stage of the competition read more

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The Writing Is On The Wall: Ghana’s big push to attract investment from Asia – Japan, Singapore and China – is well underway, by Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta

At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday, December 15th, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that “we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of US$300 – 500 million Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets.” read more

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“Consumers are Being Sold Something That’s Not Real”: Non-Profit Announces Departure from Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Founding civil society member announces it is leaving Kimberley Process after reform year fails to produce any needed changes read more

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Innoventures Announces 4 Winners of Startup Reactor Cycle Four

Innoventures Announces 4 Winners of Startup Reactor Cycle Four read more

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Road Safety – A Social Responsibilty: Debmarine Namibia embarked upon a long road safety awareness campaign to promote and inculcate road-safety consciousness in Namibia

Debmarine Namibia breathalyzers testing kits handover read more

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Tax Year End: Is your business pay-as-you-earn (PAYE) compliant and ready for the new tax year?

The Ghana Revenue Authority has embarked on an education drive to lift tax-to-GDP which currently stands at 16.5% read more

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Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services read more

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South Africa: Agri SA is concerned about the recently promulgated Codes of Good Practice on Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)

Given the challenges the agricultural sector faces, such as the extreme drought, Agri SA appeals to the DTI to manage the process in a realistic and pragmatic manner read more

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VPA asks South African vapers to lend their voices and be heard at Durban Vape festival

Vaping community to unite to shape SA vaping laws at upcoming Durban Vape festival. read more

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Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana

CEO of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo emphasized that Siemens is part of social fabric of African countries, as an employer and investor as she was signing the agreement with the chairman of Rotan Energy, Kofi Morna read more

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