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DIAA Says MOBILE MONEY USERS SAVE 19,329,887 MILLION HOURS A MONTH

A recent study by Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) has revealed that at least 5,000,000 regular users of mobile financial services in Uganda during a 3 months period spent 7,113,356 man hours (296,390 man days) to clear simple financial transactions and saved 57,989,660 productive hours (An average of 19,329,887 million hours a month) that would otherwise be spent on using traditional transactions payment means. read more

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Transparent and sustainable mining industry is the key to building Mali’s growing economy

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. read more

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AGOA Support Industrialisation and Regional Value Chains in Sub-Saharan Africa

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 read more

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FinTech is Accelerating the Digital Transformation of Banking in Africa

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. read more

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Next generation of entrepreneurs gets a hand up at Small Business Expo

South Africa’s most innovative junior entrepreneurs will again gain exposure to the real world of business, when Eskom’s SimamaRanta finalists participate in the Small Business Expo in Johannesburg. read more

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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’ read more

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Plans to Save Africa’s Polluted Coastlines in 2018

The Oceans have become the world’s biggest rubbish dump – and Africa’s coastlines are under siege. read more

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Propak West 2017 – Registration Open

Visitor registration is now open for Propak West Africa 2017 as the show is set to make history as the largest edition to date.   read more

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‘Learning in Context’ | eLearning Africa program announced

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. read more

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Tough times no reason not to start a business

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. read more

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Are you Egypt’s next top Social Entrepreneurs?

‘Hackathon’ contest looks for Egyptian solutions to environmental problems in the fields of Energy, Recycling and Sustainable Farming read more

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2.3 GW of Egypt’s power will be generated by photovoltaic energy in the next couple of years

Egypt has the objective to increase its share of renewable energy to 22% of the total energy consumption by 2020. read more

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The inaugural Africa Architecture Awards announces 20 shortlisted projects out of an unprecedented 307 entered projects situated in 32 African countries

One Airport Square, Ghana

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 read more

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AMDC calls for an inclusive mineral sector in Nigeria

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 read more

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