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The Trouble with Branding Things African …

James Maposa Director Consultant Intergroup Brand Science (formerly Interbrand Africa) I’ve often heard people describe products and services coming out of our continent as African. Examples include African attire, African cuisine, African print ...
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Somaliland: Foreign Investment Law Analysis

Somaliland has in abundance investable natural resources such as minerals, oil, marine resources, frankincense, livestock, and various other raw materials. According to the World Bank………. “The investment climate is an important determinant of ...
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Construction, Hospitality, Business, Tourism & Investment in Zanzibar

Fumba Town's first-of-its-kind sustainable real estate development, offers modern and affordable living as well as commercial space with unique investment opportunity available in the growing real estate market. Developed by CPS live Ltd., ...
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SOMALILAND: Corporate Governance Is Imperative For Private Sector Development

The private sector is the backbone of Somaliland economy and the biggest employment generator. However, it has inherent limitations which limit its potential to expand and pool together capital in the form of ...
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Justice Deferred: The 15 Year Anniversary of the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission Verdict

Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion This week represents 15 years since the Eritrea Ethiopia Boundary Commission (EEBC) made its ruling to solve the border conflict between the neighbouring countries. However, its decisions, presented on 13 ...
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Botswana Most Attractive Investment Destination in Africa

According to the Index, Botswana scores highly based on a range of factors that include improved credit rating, current account ratio, import cover and ease of doing business Botswana is the most attractive ...
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Casablanca and Nairobi rank as leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

Overall, there was a 17% increase in the number of Fortune 500 companies in MEA in 2016 compared to 2015, with Johannesburg being the leading destination for Africa The Middle East Africa (MEA) ...
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Rex Tillerson, ExxonMobil and Africa: What to expect

Otavio Veras, Research Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies Synopsis In the wake of controversial picks for Trump’s cabinet, the spotlight turns to his appointed choice for Secretary of State, the ...
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African migrants reportedly being sold in ‘slave markets’ in Libya, UN agency warns

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is sounding the alarm today after its staff in Niger and Libya documented over the past weekend shocking testimonies of trafficking victims from several African nations, including ...
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Analyses and recommendations for the structural transformation of West African countries

Among the 21 reports presented, four are from West Africa: Cabo Verde, the Gambia, Ghana and Nigeria The Economic Commission for Africa proceeded with the launching of the second generation of ECA Country ...
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Will Piracy Return In The Gulf of Aden And The Indian Ocean?

Piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean started in 2005 by Somalia pirates and reached its climax in 2011 when they have attempted to hijack 237 vessels and at year’s end, ...
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Brexit and economic deceleration in China pose risks for Africa’s growth says ECA director

Director Adam Elhiraika of the of Economic Commission’s Macroeconomic Policy Division says Africa’s economic growth declined from 3,7 percent in 2015 to 1,7 percent in 2016 due to weak global economic conditions, persistent ...
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Brand valuation missing the so what

James Maposa Director Consultant Intergroup Brand Science (formerly Interbrand Africa) I recently read an article that reported on South Africa’s most valued brands for 2016. The country’s top-10 brands were MTN, Vodacom, Sasol, ...
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Destination Africa: big growth in international arrivals

Countries rebound from Ebola and security concerns Africa is seeing a significant growth in international air travellers – arrivals were up 10.3% between September 2016 and January this year. Europe remained the leading ...
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Future Options to Store Energy near Cape Town’s City Centre

Electric power arrived at Cape Town around 1900 with the construction of a coal-fired, steam-driven power station located near the Victoria and Alfred dockyard area. The location offered 2-advantages in that the power ...
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Innotribe reveals the secrets to success for innovation in financial services

New research from Innotribe examines the inner workings of innovation within financial institutions, revealing the essentials for high performing innovation teams Innotribe has released a new report examining the way innovation teams from ...
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Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

Mercer’s study shares insights from over 7,500 perspectives globally, 462 of these in South Africa, and compares the views of senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from organizations around the world Executives’ ...
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