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Our aim is to make East Africa one country, one state – says Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. “It’s now integrated economically but together with our partners we want East Africa to become one country.”
FINANCIAL RISK INTERVIEW: “The solar off-grid grid space is fascinating. Like telecom it is an example where development and private interests are fully compatible.”
Exclusive interview with Harald Hirschhofer, Senior Advisor, The Currency Exchange Fund (TCX), The Netherlands. Harald is organising a TCX Risk Mitigation workshop during the F&I Forum at African Utility Week and will address attendees on “Understanding of risks and their pricing – how can the supply of long-term local currency financing and hedging be improved?“
WORLD BANK INTERVIEW: Mini and off-grid electricity, especially from sources like solar, offers increasing potential to electrify homes in many rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa”
Exclusive interview with Lucio Monari, Director, Energy and Extractive Global Practice at the World Bank. He will address the CEO Forum at the upcoming African Utility Week on a World Bank study on the “Financial Viability of Electricity Sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa”.
DoubleTree by Hilton, Stone Town Zanzibar, Tanzania. Interview with Josour Magazine Monthly & Online
These are exciting times for DoubleTree by Hilton in Tanzania and of course Zanzibar, share with us some of your experience in this emerging destination.
“There is a way to do business in every part of the world. Western way of business as an SME is more of working under comfortable conditions – air conditioned office, easy certification, etc. But in Ghana and Africa, the entire system is difficult to work in. It is not easy here, you have to make money the hard way. There are not many sources of funding in Africa and entrepreneurs here are always competing for a fair share of the resources available,” said Bob Turner during his visit to Challenges Worldwide in Ghana. Mr. Turner, believes that SMEs in Africa are the future of building Africa’s economy and as such, much attention must be given to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in respective countries in the continent.
Afro soul artist Seyi released the remix of his hit single “LOVE ME JEJE” featuring American R&B sensation K. Michelle. The song which was previously released years back, was a monster hit and helped launch his career. The collaboration, which was released in Africa on May 30th this year (on iTunes, YouTube, MTV Base Africa, Trace Africa etc) and is set to debut in the us in August 2016, was produced and recorded in Atlanta, Georgia by SHIZZI (Magicfingers) and the video was also shot in Georgia by Sesan Ogunro of Film Factory.
Tempo Money Transfer, in collaboration with its partner Express Union has begun a large project in Africa, where the France and Germany -based Tempo Money Transfer company has been carrying out intensive development. Following the mega study, Tempo Money Transfer issued a study on the remittances segment of a 1.1-billion populated region, in Africa.
According to PwC’s Hotels Outlook 2016 – 2020, South Africa can still expect healthy growth over the next five years. This is despite of the revised visa regulations and a weak global economy. What did we miss or misread on South Africa’s revised visa regulations? CNBC Africa is joined by Unathi Sonwabile Henama, Tourism Lecturer, Tshwane University of Technology.