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Seed Academy release results of SA’s largest entrepreneurial survey

Youth entrepreneurship, access to funding and markets remain key challenges More impactful business development support that provides entrepreneurs with robust business basics is needed to increase small business success rates, while a decline ...
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Housing and Real Estate: Is There a Future for Mortgage Industry in Africa?

Rural urban migration offers an investment opportunity for the mortgage industry and financial institutions to develop a more effective way of giving clients access to owning an accommodation facility. Currently, over 40 per ...
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Hospitality and tourism’s relevance to African markets

The hospitality and tourism is an important sector for many developing countries, since it is one of the main foreign exchange earners and key exports component. In 2016, foreign visitors to Africa reached ...
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Boosting Intra-African Trade Crucial to Africa’s Development says ECA’s Stephen Karingi

Boosting intra-African trade is the most effective channel for trade to deliver development on the African continent, said Mr. Karingi, adding deeper trade integration is the surest way to speed up Africa’s economic ...
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SA luggage market set to grow says Samsonite Europe president

More and more South Africans are travelling – and investing in state-of-the-art branded luggage. This will pave the way for Samsonite South Africa to more than double sales within the next five years ...
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African Tourists Emerge as Powerhouse for Tourism on the Continent, Says UNCTAD Report

Tourism in Africa is a flourishing industry that supports more than 21 million jobs, or 1 in 14 jobs, on the continent Four out of 10 international tourists in Africa come from the ...
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New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report released today, noting that tourism demand there is increasingly driven ...
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Insecurity, economic crisis, abuse and exploitation in Libya push refugees and migrants to Europe, new study reveals

The study examined the changing dynamics and protection challenges affecting mixed migration flows to and within Libya and the evolution of migration trends, smuggling networks and routes A study of mixed refugee and ...
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USAID Study Examines Impact of Trade-Related Fees and Charges in Ghana

The study details how official and unofficial fees and charges associated with trade impact Ghana’s trade volume, government revenues, and private sector viability June 28, 2017, U.S. Ambassador Robert P. Jackson launched “The ...
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Nigerian Mining Springs Opportunities for Foreign Investors

Commercial quality mineral resources abound in Nigeria but that’s not the issue here. While it’s true Nigeria has been blessed with grand quantities of gold, diamonds, iron ore, a variety of gemstones and ...
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McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs

China is Africa’s largest economic partner. Yet it has been a challenge to understand the full extent of the partnership due to a dearth of data. A new report by McKinsey Africa (www.McKinsey.com) ...
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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

South Africa’s hospitality sector is poised for further growth in the next five years bolstered by inbound travelers amid a difficult and volatile economic climate. Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for ...
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Hotel development in Africa keeps on growing – despite challenges

Hotel development activity in Africa is still rising in the face of the continent’s economic problems, showing a 13 percent increase in 2017, according to the annual survey by W Hospitality Group, generally ...
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The 21st Century and the Devil’s Cruelty. DR Congo: UN Experts to Investigate Kasai Region Violence

Since large-scale violence broke out in the central Kasai region in August 2016, more than 3,300 people have been killed, according to a report by the Catholic Church The United Nations Human Rights ...
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Farming module provides locally produced food all year round

A new, unique solution enables profitable ecological cultivation in urban environments Exsilio, a Finnish enterprise, has developed a high-tech solution for cultivating salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. The solution comprises ...
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Despite worldwide changes, multinationals focus on mobile workforces to support career growth and ensure global competitiveness

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominate the list of most expensive locations for working abroad Luanda overtakes Hong Kong as the most expensive city for expatriates ...
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Ghana to Host West African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Trade Conference.

The new government of Ghana is aiming to turn the tables around for agricultural development in the country. This includes the new project ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ which seeks to support farmers ...
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