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Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

by Africa Business on Mar 16, 2016



East African fintech startups once again have the opportunity to take their business to the next level through the Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. SWIFT expects even greater innovation and a shift away from mobile technology at the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. The Challenge, now open for applications, will take place at SWIFT’s …Read More

GHANA- Why OIL PALM?

GHANA- Why OIL PALM?

by ABABIO KWAME on Mar 16, 2016



The OIL PALM: The oil palm tree is a tropical perennial crop with excellent benefits. Per hectare, it is the most productive oil crop in the world, being 10 times more productive than soybean and other oil bearing seeds. Of the 17 major vegetable oils traded on the international market, palm oil is the most …Read More

Tourism Towards 2030 substantial potential for further growth

by Eden Sahle on Mar 16, 2016



UNWTO’s long-term outlook and an assessment of the development of tourism over the two decades from 2010 to 2030 reveals the number of international tourist arrivals worldwide is expected to increase by an average of 3.3% a year. The growth forecast is due to social, political, economic, environmental and technological factors that have shaped tourism …Read More

The Geographical Institute of Congo calls on IGN FI’s expertise to develop the use of geographical information in DR Congo

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2016



Christophe DEKEYNE, the Executive Director of IGN FI visited Kinshasa on March 10th to sign a framework agreement aimed at supporting the Democratic Republic of the Congo in the various uses it can make of geographical information and in the deployment of its Geographical Institute, the IGC. The ceremony took place at the Salon Bleu …Read More

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) to highlight challenges facing energy sector from 11 – 13 April in Dubai

Annual Investment Meeting (AIM) to highlight challenges facing energy sector from 11 – 13 April in Dubai

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2016



HE Al Mansoori: “New and Renewable Energy initiatives are essential for attracting foreign capital to UAE” – Target is to make FDI 5% of GDP in next 5 years – Proposed FDI law will provide incentives for investors, says HE Al Mansoori – AIM provides unique platform to promote investment in various sectors. Dawood Al …Read More

Sport tourism contributes R8.8bn to Western Cape GDP

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2016



Ricardo Mackenzie MPP DA Western Cape Spokesperson on cultural Affairs and Sport Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Cultural Affairs and Sport in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Research conducted by the Bureau of Economic Research indicates that sport has contributed in excess of R8,8 billion to the GDP of the Western Cape, between 2012 …Read More

Workshop: Learn How to Market your Consulting Practice (Professional & Consulting Services) in Tough Times

by Africa Business on Mar 11, 2016



Johannesburg, March 10 – International Speaker and Reputation Management Consultant Deon Binneman today announced that he will facilitate a workshop on How to Market your Consulting Practice (Professional & Consulting Services) in Tough Times on the 18th March 18 at the Hotel Apollo, 158 Bram Fischer Drive, Randburg . With the South African economy predicted …Read More

Should Africans Start Buying Gold?

by Africa Business on Mar 10, 2016



Gold has been a great blessing for Africa in the last decade. The recent ‘gold rush’, spurred from the rally in the gold price from below $700 per ounce to an all time high of over $1,900 per ounce, has had a very positive socio-economic impact on Africa’s ‘gold nations’. South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania and …Read More

Winjit Technologies Outshines at the ‘Enterprise Mobility Africa’ Convention 2016

Winjit Technologies Outshines at the ‘Enterprise Mobility Africa’ Convention 2016

by Africa Business on Mar 9, 2016



-         Showcases Enterprise Mobility Solutions -         Leads Way for the Industry 4.0 Revolution with IOT Capabilities March 9th, 2016: Johannesburg, South Africa & Nashik, India: Winjit, a technology  solutions provider with more than 10 years of experience in enabling technology led solutions for organizations across the globe met with an exemplary response at the recently …Read More

Aviation Africa moves to Kigali, Rwanda for 2017

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



Officially supported by Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority and RwandAir AVIATION AFRICA 2017 will be the 2nd event in the Aviation Africa series, the first having been held in May 2015 in Dubai and attended by over 400 delegates, featuring 40 exhibitors and 12 sponsors. AVIATION AFRICA 2017 will take place on 22 & 23 February 2017 at the …Read More

Nigeria will not withdraw from OPEC or devalue currency -­ Buhari tells Al Jazeera

Nigeria will not withdraw from OPEC or devalue currency -­ Buhari tells Al Jazeera

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



Just nine months into his term, Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is under pressure. Under his leadership, the currency has reached record lows and inflation has reached the highest level since 2012, while Nigeria currently has a budget deficit of over $10bn. With almost 90 percent of Nigeria’s export earnings tied to oil, the low oil …Read More

1st annual MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition

1st annual MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



23 -24 November 2016 | Dakar, Senegal http://msgbc.theenergyexchange.co.uk/ The North West Africa Atlantic Margin is one of the most underexplored basin, currently attracting a lot of international interest. Both gas and oil have been found in 2014 and continued to be positively appraised in 2016. The aim of this summit organised by the Energy Exchange …Read More

Survey provides glimpse into the world of young entrepreneurs in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



The Anzisha Prize, the premier award for Africa’s best young entrepreneurs, recently published the Anzisha Youth Entrepreneurship Survey 2016, which provides a snapshot of the realities facing young entrepreneurs in Africa. The full document can be downloaded here. The Survey is based on an emailed questionnaire answered by a selection of young entrepreneurs within the …Read More

Merkato the Biggest Market of Africa

Merkato the Biggest Market of Africa

by Eden Sahle on Mar 7, 2016



Merkato the adventurous open-air market situated on the capital city at Addis ketema district is the perfect stop for unique shopping day and sampling traditional spices. At Menalesh Tera, visitors have the chance to purchase exotic ingredients like sport cars spare parts, housing items and clothing’s at cheaper costs than the actual prices. Jovago Africa’s …Read More

Forum to focus on doing business in Africa

Forum to focus on doing business in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



On March 12, 2016 at the Said Business School, Oxford, London, the Oxford Business Forum Africa will explore the reality of business in Africa with the aim of increasing awareness of the opportunities on the continent, creating meaningful connections, and generating actionable insights. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Unreasonable Africa’, which focuses on …Read More

How to make building owners want duct cleaning

How to make building owners want duct cleaning

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



How to make building owners want duct cleaning Canadian-made duct cleaning robot advancing the HVAC industry Hot, humid and dusty environments are prime real estate for mould and dust mites, and when these infest your building, the first occupant they kick out is your health. Dubai’s growing mould woes are curable, but until buildings have …Read More

Winjit optimistic about technology solutions in Africa

Winjit optimistic about technology solutions in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



Based out of Johannesburg, South Africa and Nashik, India, Winjit Technologies is a technology solutions’ provider with more than 10 years’ experience in enabling technology-led solutions for organisations across the globe. In particular, the company’s custom-designed enterprise solutions have been designed to suit the distinctive needs of enterprises across Africa. It has invested over 10,000+ …Read More

Land claims to be included in renewable project risk profiles

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



International renewable energy developers must do extensive legal research and preparation for projects in South Africa, as re-opened land claim process exposes projects to greater risks, and a new law is set to ban freehold land ownership by foreign entities. South Africa reopened its land claim process in June 2014, given any person or community …Read More

Africa’s Gambling Industry faces highs and lows

by Africa Business on Mar 7, 2016



Notwithstanding the criticism the gambling industry in Africa and elsewhere faces for creating a negative social impact, the industry view is that a strong regulatory system that will help gambling to thrive is the key to success in Africa. In fact, Lanre Gbajabiamila, the chief executive of the Lagos State Lottery Board (LSLB), will discuss …Read More

Move over to natural plastic: roquette shows the way

by Africa Business on Mar 6, 2016



Most plastics are produced from petrochemicals. However, given the fact that natural resources are on the wane and the threat of global warming is becoming a reality, bioplastics are being developed. Bioplastics are made substantially from renewable plant materials such as cellulose and starch. In comparison to the global consumption of all flexible packaging, estimated …Read More

On Time International expands operations in Africa

On Time International expands operations in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 4, 2016



On Time International, an organisation that provides essential services to companies and individuals in their daily life by creating local service centres offering support on administrative and business management issues, has announced a tour in West Africa in order to present the company’s expertise in managing administrative services on behalf of public authorities. On account …Read More

Visa Expands footprint in Francophone Africa

Visa Expands footprint in Francophone Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 4, 2016



Visa Inc., a global payment company, announced its intention to open an office in Côte d’Ivoire to reinforce its position as a leading payment technology company and to help bring the benefits of electronic payments to the economy and a broader range of consumers and merchants across West Africa. The company is currently in the …Read More

AIG, parent company of Jovago, secures over € 300M of funding from MTN, Rocket Internet, AXA and Goldman Sachs

by Africa Business on Mar 4, 2016



Addis Ababa–Ethiopia 4th of March, 2016, Africa Internet Group (“AIG”), the parent company of Jumia and Jovago, the leading ecommerce platform in Africa, has secured more than Euro 300 million in funding from new and existing investors, including the previously announced funding commitment from AXA, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management. This new …Read More

Prospects for Economical Fast Transportation across Africa

Prospects for Economical Fast Transportation across Africa

by Harry Valentine on Mar 4, 2016



A unique transportation technology that can offer fast travel durations at competitive prices is being developed in such countries as South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and China. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) classifies the technology as a boat, except that it resembles an aircraft due to its central fuselage and presence of wings. However, commercial …Read More

At less than a week to global science forum, Next Einstein Forum launches global call for a new era in science and technology in Africa

by Africa Business on Mar 4, 2016



700 participants from 80 countries already registered, 52% of them young people and 40% women In less than a week, the first global forum for science on African soil will take place in Dakar, Senegal, from 8-10 March 2016. The Next Einstein Forum (NEF) (gg2016.nef.org) has launched a global call for support for Africa’s scientific …Read More

African tyre markets buckle under Chinese pressure

by Africa Business on Mar 3, 2016



With Tyrexpo Africa 2016 scheduled to be held in Johannesburg from March 8-10, the focus is once again on the tyre industry in Africa. Over the past few years, the African continent has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets for the global tyre industry. The reason is simple: the rapid growth of the …Read More

Former Castle Museum in the Capital of Ethiopia

Former Castle Museum in the Capital of Ethiopia

by Eden Sahle on Mar 3, 2016



It’s not hyperbole to say that Ethiopia is home to many of ancient and best museums in the world. Among those the beautiful Haile Selassie’s former palace tops the list.  It’s the first university museum of the country. The history of this museum takes back to the early days of 1950. From the glamorous graders …Read More

Global industry leaders to explore China-OIC joint investment opportunities at groundbreaking forum

by Africa Business on Mar 2, 2016



China’s meteoric economic rise and the burgeoning ascendancy of OIC nations in the international landscape are altering global economic power dynamics, and players from both markets are eager to tap the lucrative opportunities arising from stronger bilateral ties. With a more inclusive  foreign policy, including a renewed stance on the Middle East and Africa, Chinese …Read More

What cities should you visit for business travel?

by Africa Business on Mar 2, 2016



They say that travel broadens the mind but, when it comes to business, it can do so much more than that. Traveling for business is an amazing way to create, and develop, connections with associates and clients, learn so much more about a particular industry, and explore new ways of conducting operations, as well as …Read More

Currency Fluctuations Weaken African Businesses

Currency Fluctuations Weaken African Businesses

by Africa Business on Mar 2, 2016



The decline in commodity prices over the last three years has made life harder for many African businesses, as natural resources make up a large percentage of the business landscape on the continent. However, the drop in commodity prices is not the only challenge companies in Africa are facing. Increasing volatility in the African currency …Read More

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