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Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai to Host 5 Heads of State

  • Fourth edition of the forum will take place on November 1st-2nd in Dubai’s
  • Organised by Dubai Chamber, the forum is  set to attract over 1000 high profile delegates

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The 4th Global Business Forum on Africa is set to welcome five African heads of state, 12 ministers, and more than 1,000 top-level government and corporate decision-makers and industry experts when the event takes place on November 1st and 2nd, 2017, in Dubai. read more

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The Inaugural Guyana International Petroleum Business Summit & Exhibition

GIPEX 2018

The Marriott Hotel, in Georgetown, Guyana read more

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AfricaCom 2017 offers a host of free activities and learning opportunities

The 20th AfricaCom in Cape Town in November, will be tackling the hottest topics for 2017, including IoT, Big Data, FinTech, digital health, sustainable power solutions, digital education and much more. While the conference is predominately aimed at C-suite executives, AfricaCom’s exhibition halls (two of them this year), provide a host of FREE content that attracts a broad array of citizens, many of whom are looking to connect with like-minded companies and individuals and get a glimpse of what the next ‘big thing’ will be – digitally speaking. read more

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DISCOP JOHANNESBURG – THE PLACE FOR CONTENT “MADE IN AFRICA”

2017 will see Johannesburg host the world’s largest and most important African entertainment content market. As African produced content continues to draw the attention of distributors and content aggregators from Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as from around the world, DISCOP Johannesburg 2017 has seen a significant rise in the number of registered African content producers, as well as of interested buyers. read more

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Identifying New Energy Markets In Africa

The population in Africa is growing with an expected 6% annual increase in demand for electricity, but the deficit in access to energy in Africa is a severe constraint to growth, development and productivity – on a scale that restricts Africa’s ability to compete effectively in the global economy. Two thirds of the population in Africa (est. 620 million people) are currently without electricity with large parts of the population living in rural and scattered areas. read more

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African Innovation Foundation – Call for Applications: Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 Awards “Investing In Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”

  • A pan-African open call inviting submissions for the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) awards from 10 October 2017 to 10 January 2018 
  • Grand share price of US$ 185 000 to be awarded to top ten African innovators who demonstratescalable, impactful, market-oriented, and outstanding innovations solving African challenges
  • African women innovators especially encouraged to participate, following a record number of entries in the previous edition

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the seventh edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org) themed “investing in inclusive innovation ecosystems” thereby inviting submissions (http://APO.af/etvQr6) to reward the best home-grown innovations on the continent. The annual Award seeks to celebrate outstanding breakthroughs that deliver practical, and commercially viable African solutions that are innovative and sustainable. read more

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Manufacturing in the Eastern Cape and the potential for Intra Africa Trade

The Eastern Cape economy is increasingly modern and export-oriented, with great potential for growth of existing industry and establishment of new industry.  Its geographic location, quality sea and airports, abundance of natural resources and world-class infrastructure bodes particularly well for the growth of export-oriented industry.  The province is committed to providing high-value goods to the world rather than cheap raw materials. read more

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TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 shines a light on sub Saharan Africa’s top innovators and makers

Lori Systems was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017, held in Nairobi, Kenya on 11 October. AgroCenta was chosen as the winner of the social good category, Lori Systems won the productivity and utility category, whilst SynCommerce won the top prize in gaming and entertainment. read more

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Johannesburg’s Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba to address African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit in Sandton on 25 October

“Rejuvenation of the inner city a key priority for the new administration” read more

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Nigeria, Major World Economies Consolidate Progress on Trade and Investment Facilitation

Wang Shouwen, Vice-Minister of Commerce China, DG/Chief Negotiator of Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations (NOTN) Ambassador Chiedu Osakwe and Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu

Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and a host of other leading economic powers today, made tremendous progress on Investment Facilitation Initiative for Development, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mini-Ministerial meeting. read more

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Mali’s Growing Mining Sector- Upcoming Prospects

Following the news of several new discoveries which have tripled the estimates of the nation’s Bauxite reserves, the mining prospects of Mali is poised for massive growth. The country is already a leading Gold producer being the third leading producer of gold in Sub-Saharan Africa and the output is estimated rise with mining giants such as Hummingbird Resources (Yanifolila Gold Project) and B2Gold (Fekola Gold Project) starting production there. read more

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World Travel Awards arrives in Rwanda

World Travel Awards (WTA) has touched down in Rwanda ahead of its Africa Gala Ceremony 2017. read more

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Dr. Doyin Salami set to deliver an Annual real estate market report at the 6th Edition of Real Estate Unite Summit, Lagos

 The African real estate market is beginning to show signs of recovery and stability. In a fast-moving world, the real estate industry needs to adapt itself taking into account geopolitical, economic, societal and technological challenges. read more

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Lack of Infrastructure Drives Demand for Mixed-Use Developments

In some parts of West Africa, particularly Nigeria and Ghana, the lack of infrastructure is a huge driver of demand for mixed-use developments. read more

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