VPA asks South African vapers to lend their voices and be heard at Durban Vape festival

Vaping community to unite to shape SA vaping laws at upcoming Durban Vape festival. read more

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Siemens and Rotan Power sign agreement for power plant project in Ghana

CEO of Siemens Sub-Saharan Africa, Sabine Dall’Omo emphasized that Siemens is part of social fabric of African countries, as an employer and investor as she was signing the agreement with the chairman of Rotan Energy, Kofi Morna read more

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Belstar Capital leaves ADB to support Unibank

Belstar Capital, an investment and project finance institution has started a move to purchase a significant number of shares at Unibank as a means to make the bank qualify the new minimum capital policies as stipulated by the Bank of Ghana. The management of Belstar Capital says the bank has agreed to move a sum of Ghc 600 million capitals into Unibank and in view of this, Belstar Capital will sell her shares that are currently at the Agriculture Development Bank (ADB). read more

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Ghana: Kejetia Redevelopment Project Completion Delays for six Months

The kejetia market project which is meant to construct over 10, 000 ultra modern stores and reconstruct the Kejetia Terminal with a budget totaling $260 million was scheduled to be completed in January next year. However, the Public Relations Officer of the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly (KMA) Mr. Godwin Okumah Nyame has told Ghana News Agency that the Central Market project will not be ready until July 2018. read more

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Adeyemi unpacks PIDA Model Law for transboundary infrastructure projects in Africa at PIDA Week

Economic Commission for Africa’s Adeyinka Adeyemi, on Monday unpacked the PIDA Model Law for private sector investment in transboundary infrastructure in Africa for participants at the on-going Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa Week in Namibia. read more

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Africa to Take Centre Stage at DISCOP Dubai 2018

The recent success of DISCOP Johannesburg highlighted the growing international interest in content “made in Africa.” This interest reflects recent research such as the latest IDATE report that shows growth in the in the MEA (Middle East / Africa ) TV market is being driven largely by sub-Saharan Africa, which it says will be the world’s fastest-growing TV market over the next five years. read more

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African Energy Indaba celebrates its 10th edition in 2018

The African Energy Indaba (AEI) celebrates its 10th edition on 20-21 February, 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. This flagship annual event on the African business calendar correlates with the growth in African energy on the continent, as the AEI is well-renowned for its focus in exploring and expanding on solutions for the energy future of Africa. read more

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Digital Currency; the new Investment Solution to Start Ups in Africa

 The digital currency market is the biggest thing in recent times but seems to be a business reserved for the giant economies of the world. The market value of a bitcoin is well above what most countries; especially those in the global south can participate. read more

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Transparency is key to corruption-free infrastructure

By Peter Eigen, founder of Transparency International read more

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Department for International Development Ghana Country Director’s speech at the launch of Ghana’s Business Regulation Reform Strategy

Department for International Development Ghana Country Director’s speech at the launch of Ghana’s Business Regulation Reform Strategy: read more

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The European Investment Bank and Banque Misr provide EUR 250 million to finance small and medium-sized enterprises in Egypt

The European Investment Bank (EIB)signed a financing agreement of EUR 250 million with Banque Misr to finance investments by small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and midcaps in the manufacturing and services sectors to improve their competitiveness in Egypt. The financing agreement is expected to sustain thousands of jobs in Egyptian enterprises. read more

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Take a look at West Africa now: Atlas shows dynamic new landscape changes

Interactive training workshop enables six more West African countries to have key data on land use and land cover impact read more

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Sonangol’s New Dawn

The core question over the future of Angolan oil is answered. João Lourenço is not sitting idle while the descendants of former president José Eduardo dos Santos rule over the country’s most profitable and important institutions. The take down on Sonangol’s board of directors and, specifically, Isabel dos Santos, which was ousted from the company last week, marks João Lourenço’s decisive statement that he is now truly the president of Angola, and not a puppet of the previous administration. read more

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The Dilemma of Private Ride-Sharing

Uber has been launched in many West African countries for over a year now but the issues surrounding the business suggests deep forms of marginalization where drivers have to over work themselves in order to settle their car owners and the company and leave something for their families. In Nigeria, this is not peculiar to Uber drivers alone not also Taxify the only difference is Taxify takes 15% from their drivers while Uber takes 25%. read more

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