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DRC Mining Week 2016, 8 – 9 June

by Africa Business on May 10, 2016



Visit the DTI pavillion at DRC Mining Week 2016, 8 – 9 June, Lubumbashi, DRC http://www.drcminingweek.com/

Africa Singapore Business Forum Returns 24-25 August 2016

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



International Enterprise (IE) Singapore’s Africa Singapore Business Forum (ASBF) is the premier platform for fostering investment, trade and thought leadership between Asia and Africa. It is slated to return 24-25 August for the fourth time. This year’s keynote speaker is Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister of Singapore & Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social …Read More

Power Distribution & Metering Conference (PDM) West Africa 29 June- 1 July 2016 Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

Power Distribution & Metering Conference (PDM) West Africa 29 June- 1 July 2016 Nicon Luxury Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



“The premier niche forum for the electricity distribution and metering industries in the West African sub-region” The Power Distribution & Metering West Africa (PDM-WA) Conference and Exhibition is the first-ever, uniquely focused, and niche electricity transmission & distribution (T&D) and metering forum. It is specially designed for and dedicated to distribution companies (DISCOs) and the …Read More

Innotribe selects 12 semi-finalists to compete in the second annual African Startup Challenge

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



12 companies will compete in Mauritius on 18 May and get the chance to take their innovative solutions to the next level Working in close collaboration with Innotribe, over one hundred judges from across the financial, technology, and investment communities evaluated the 89 applications received for the second edition of the Startup Challenge in Africa …Read More

Islamic Finance in Sub-Saharan Africa – New Momentum, New Opportunities for Growth Across the Continent

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



Islamic finance is still at an early stage of development in Sub-Saharan Africa and the market share of Islamic banks is comparatively small. According to the IMF, about half of the region’s total population is still unbanked. Furthermore, the Sub-Saharan Africa Muslim population, currently at nearly 250 million people, is projected to reach upwards of …Read More

10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

10 nominees announced for AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa 2016

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) today announced the top 10 nominees for its landmark programme, the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA). Now celebrating its 5th year under the theme “Made in Africa”, IPA is the premier innovation initiative in the African continent, offering a grand share prize of US$150 000 and incentives to spur …Read More

Industry collaboration is necessary for the successful application of blockchain in securities markets

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



New academic research from the SWIFT Institute reviews the impact and potential for blockchain in securities settlement New research published by the SWIFT Institute investigates the practical application of blockchain (or mutual distributed ledger) technologies in securities markets. The paper, entitled ‘The Impact and Potential of Blockchain on the Securities Transaction Lifecycle’, is based on …Read More

Africa needs dramatically upscaled infrastructure and regional integration to drive industrialisation, says dti chief

by Africa Business on May 9, 2016



In a constantly evolving and increasingly interdependent world, Africa and its 34 Least Developed Countries (LDCs) urgently need to find the best ways to industrialise their economies to avoid being further marginalised and excluded from the global economy for yet another decade in history. For over a decade Sub-Saharan African economies have expanded at an …Read More

Is there hope for Chase Bank Kenya?

by Africa Business on May 7, 2016



Online rumors on Chase Bank Kenya turned painful for users of Chase Kenya services. Some of Chase Bank Kenya users, upon learning of the Chase Kenya news, withdrew monies at Chase Bank Kenya. An action that the Chase Bank Kenya regulator said was responsible for Chase Bank Kenya collapse. Chase Bank Kenya, responding to Chase …Read More

Richmond Energy Partners publishes 2016 State of Exploration Report

Richmond Energy Partners publishes 2016 State of Exploration Report

by Africa Business on May 6, 2016



On 4th of May REP published its seventh annual ‘State of Exploration’ report, which benchmarks the performance of international conventional oil and gas exploration. The report has grown to become one of the definitive global benchmarks in the E&P sector. In a world awash with the stuff, new oil discoveries continue to be elusive. Global …Read More

Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution

Strategy that works in Africa: closing the gap between strategy and execution

by Africa Business on May 5, 2016



Most major corporations struggle with developing a business strategy that works. Fifty percent of business leaders don’t believe they have a winning strategy to begin with and almost all report missing major opportunities in the market. About two-thirds of business executives say that their company’s capabilities don’t support the way they create value in the …Read More

One Acre Fund Expands Smallholder Farmer Services to Malawi and Uganda

One Acre Fund Expands Smallholder Farmer Services to Malawi and Uganda

by Africa Business on May 5, 2016



One Acre Fund (OneAcreFund.org), a nonprofit agriculture organization that supplies smallholder farmers with the financing and training they need to increase their incomes and food security, announced the official opening of its Malawi and Uganda operations. Malawi and Uganda began as pilots in 2013 and 2014 respectively. One Acre Fund now serves 400,000 smallholder farmers—with …Read More

Your customers want personal attention

Your customers want personal attention

by Andrew Greer on May 5, 2016



Personalisation a key differentiator in customer service The competitive marketplace and economic climate are making it more difficult for organisations to obtain customer loyalty. Customers are now demanding much better customer service, improved value and personal attention. It is, therefore, becoming imperative for companies to create the ability to engage in intelligent conversations with their …Read More

SimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 (USD) to Africa

by Africa Business on May 3, 2016



SimbaPay (SimbaPay.com) is revolutionizing the remittance space through its official announcement of raising the single transaction limit to a whopping $45,000. This is substantially higher than the previous transaction limit of $3,000. African immigrants in the European countries can now easily complete larger purchases in Africa such as that of property, vehicles and paying large …Read More

Quantum Global acquires land in the Planalto region of Angola

by Africa Business on May 3, 2016



The Government of Angola has leased 80,000 hectares of plantation land to Quantum Global The concession agreement will be for a period of 60 years to develop large-scale wood fiber plantations in the Planalto region of Angola Luanda, 03 May 2016 – Global investment firm Quantum Global today announced that the Government of Angola has …Read More

Nearly 1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months

by Africa Business on May 3, 2016



New Transparency International report shows MENA governments failing to stop corruption as they suppress citizens’ voices Nearly one in three citizens who tried to access basic public services in the Middle East and North Africa paid a bribe, a Transparency International (Transparency.org) report said today, showing that governments across the region have failed to hear …Read More

GIL 2016: Africa

GIL 2016: Africa

by Africa Business on May 2, 2016



The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership 18th August 2016, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2016: Africa global congress reconvenes on 18 August, 2016 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary C-level executives from all over Africa will gather to …Read More

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’ development priorities

Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’ development priorities

by Africa Business on May 2, 2016



Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? A recent impact report released by Reach for Change (www.Africa.Reachforchange.org) suggests it might be. Social entrepreneurs across Africa are contributing to advances in education, healthcare, financial inclusion, environmental protection and other social issues. This was highlighted in the Reach for Change Africa 2015 Social Impact Report, which …Read More

Buying a proven business model reduces risk in tough times

Buying a proven business model reduces risk in tough times

by Africa Business on May 2, 2016



Buying a franchise or an existing, proven business model is a good way to reduce risk in tough economic times, say experts participating in the upcoming #BuyaBusiness Expo. “With unemployment nudging the 25% mark and food prices rocketing, thousands of South Africans are looking to starting their own businesses as a way to survive and …Read More

Port of New Orleans joins the expert speaker line up at International Port Security 2016

by Africa Business on May 1, 2016



SMi Group reports (21.04.2016, London, UK): SMi are delighted to announce that Port of New Orleans will be speaking at International Port Security 2016 which takes places in London on the 1-2 June. In its 7th successful year, International Port Security returns to London with its best ever speaker line-up featuring international ports from across …Read More

Zimbabwe’s outdated mines Act to undergo review

by Wallace Mawire on May 1, 2016



Zimbabwe is to repeal its outdated mines and minerals Act in a bid to boost the mines sector and woe much needed investors, Fred Moyo, Mines and Minerals Development Deputy Minister has said. Moyo told delegates at a  Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe state of the mining industry survey presentation forum that the the country’s …Read More

Antique Clocks – Pendulantic: Your heirloom deserves the greatest care

Antique Clocks – Pendulantic: Your heirloom deserves the greatest care

by Africa Business on May 1, 2016



Antique Clocks – Pendulantic is based in Neuchatel, Switzerland, in the heart of the “Watch Valley”. Following in the footsteps of 5 generations of clock makers, Jacques Duvoisin started the company in 1980. His mission was to provide a full range of services backed up with a passion and expertise learned from his ancestors. In …Read More

Top Zambian officials and industry leaders to speak at CBM-TEC Conference 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 30, 2016



More than 30 of the top officials and industry leaders in Zambia will congregate at this year’s Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) later this week. Top Zambian officials will join with local and international mining leaders to attend and speak at the nation’s premier networking event in the heart of the Zambian Copperbelt. …Read More

Industry Salutes Togo’s Best Five Star Hotel

by Africa Business on Apr 26, 2016



Togo’s top internationally-branded five-star hotel has opened – providing delegates to the forthcoming Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) in Lomé on June 21-22 with a prime example of achievement in a continent often perceived as being difficult for developers. The Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Février is the fruit of a private-public partnership between, the hotel …Read More

Vantage Capital provides N$80 million (R80 million) of debenture funding to United Africa Group, a leading Namibian hospitality and property-owning group

Vantage Capital provides N$80 million (R80 million) of debenture funding to United Africa Group, a leading Namibian hospitality and property-owning group

by Africa Business on Apr 26, 2016



Vantage Capital (VantageCapital.co.za), Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided a debenture facility of N$80 million (R80 million) to United Africa Group (“UAG”) (UnitedAfricaGroup.com.na), an established hospitality and property-owning group in Namibia. The funding is being used to support the group’s equity contribution for the construction of a new Hilton Garden …Read More

Clarke Energy Chosen to Supply GE’s Gas Engine Technology to Combined Heat and Power Plant in Tanzania

by Africa Business on Apr 25, 2016



GE’s Distributed Power business (NYSE: GE) (http://www.GE.com) today announced that Clarke Energy (www.Clarke-Energy.com), GE’s authorized distributor of Jenbacher gas engines, is supplying one of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher gas engines to Said Salim Bakhresa & Co Ltd (Bakhresa) for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which will support the Azam flour mill in Dar es …Read More

DRC Mining Week: “We believe in this sector and in this country”

by Africa Business on Apr 25, 2016



DRC Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo at opening session in Lubumbashi in June “There is no doubt that 2016 is a challenging year for the mining sector and therefore, also for the DRC” says Elodie Delagneau, event director for the upcoming DRC Mining Week that is taking place in June in Lubumbashi, the heart …Read More

Karuma Hydro Dam project progressing on schedule

Karuma Hydro Dam project progressing on schedule

by Jackson Oboth on Apr 25, 2016



By Jackson Oboth Over the weekend, I was privileged to join a group of journalists on invitation to witness progress on the Construction of Karuma Hydropower Project being undertaken by a Chinese firm, Sinohydro Corporation Limited. At the entrance of the 600MW project we were quick to notice the developments mushrooming around the area in …Read More

Justice and the Horn of Africa

Justice and the Horn of Africa

by Fikrejesus Amahazion on Apr 24, 2016



In one of his debates with Socrates, Thrasymachus alleges that “justice is nothing else than the interest of the stronger.” Shifting thousands of miles away and thousands of years forward from ancient Greece, recent events at the United Nations seem to aptly reflect his point. Specifically, last week, Matthew Russell Lee of Inner City Press …Read More

Exotic Destinations of Ethiopia

Exotic Destinations of Ethiopia

by Eden Sahle on Apr 23, 2016



The horn of Africa wing, Ethiopia imbeds cross-cultural civilizations from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East offering you exclusivity you cannot find anywhere in the world. Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking company introduces you to popular spots of this gifted land with unique historical wonders and one of its kind hospitality. Ethiopia’s …Read More

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