South Africa to strengthen investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria.

South Africa will be strengthening its investment relation with Ghana and Nigeria as the country’s department of trade and industry recognizes Ghana and Nigeria as strategic partners within the West Africa region. In this regards, the dti will send a business delegation on a Trade and Investment Mission to Accra, Ghana and Lagos, Nigeria from 20-25 March 2017 with the objective to identify and create export markets for South African value-added products and services while creating business partnerships between business communities of the respective countries. Sectors to be focused on by the mission includes Agro- Processing; Electro-technical; Infrastructure, Mining and Capital Equipment.

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World Economic Forum selects Rapelang Rabana as a Young Global Leader 2017

Rapelang Rabana

Today the World Economic Forum announces its newest cohort of 100 ‘Young Global Leaders’ from around the world. Rapelang Rabana, internationally renowned entrepreneur and CEO of Rekindle Learning, is among the 100 nominated distinguished leaders under the age of 40 being honoured this year.

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Five Africa cities in the top 100 rankings of the world’s highest quality of living

Five Africa cities managed to remain in the top 100 rankings of the world’s highest quality of living and remain attractive destinations for expanding business operations and sending expatriates on assignment, according to Mercer’s (www.Mercer.com) 19th annual Quality of Living survey. Port Louis in Mauritius topping the Africa chart at an overall 84th position.

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VDMA to hold 2017 agrofood & plastprintpack in Nigeria

From the 28 to 30 March, 2017, Fairtrade will be holding the 2017 agrofood & plastprintpack in Nigeria. “This year more than one hundred exhibitors from 19 countries are represented, making it a record participation”, says Leonie Ganser, project manager at fairtrade. “It is the first ever exhibition filling both halls of the Lagos Landmark Centre.”

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Aiteo will be Nigeria’s Largest Oil and Gas Company

Following Aieto’s acquisition of sub-Sharan Africa’s reputedly largest onshore oil bloc OML 29 barely a year ago, Aiteo has announced a peak production of 90kpod during the just ended 16th Oil and Gas (NOG) Conference held in the country’s capital Abuja. In 2015, Aiteo acquired OML 29 when Shell Petroleum Development Company fully exited the facility at an average production was 23Kbpod. According to the company, it has tripled this figure leveraging the diversity and skills of its work force and bona fides as a dynamic international energy conglomerate. Vice Chairman Benedict Peters mentioned that the company grew production from 23kbbl/d upon takeover of operations to a peak of 90Kbbl/d in one year. He also highlighted several existing and developing projects that could potentially grow Aiteo’s asset production to over 150 kbopd and 200mmscf/d. He said: “Our outlook is bright with 3 producing oil fields and viable crude exports via Bonny terminal. We also have contingent resources to appraise and prospective ones to explore in the medium-to-long term, including full 3D coverage and 2P NNS reserves at 1.6bn bbl. Put simply, we have a clear vision for the future with the experience and assets crucial to providing oil and gas consistently on a regional and global scale.”

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Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted. Different political systems – single party rule, personal rule and military governments have come and gone.

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Zebra Study: Seven in Ten Retailers to Invest in IoT Technologies to Revolutionize Customer Experience

By 2021, smart technologies to provide shoppers with new levels of personalization, speed and convenience

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A Boost for African Innovation

BY MALAIKA KAMAU

Launch of a School for Design Thinking at the University of Cape Town introduces a new way of problem solving and solution finding for business and government.

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Former UNSG, Kofi Annan endorse Ghana’s effort to strengthen Agribusiness

Former UNSG, Kofi Annan has observed the new agricultural commitment of Ghana and has applied the new government on their quest to boost agriculture and through that, a means to create jobs and reduce unemployment among the youth.

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Seychelles Celebrate Commonwealth Day 2017

On a special day like this – Commonwealth Day 2017, where the Commonwealth society is celebrating its progress and impact, President Danny Faure sends a message to the Commonwealth Community. Today Seychelles joins its Commonwealth family in celebrating a unique bond of friendship and diversity offered by our association of 52 independent states. This bond is further exemplified by our common desire for peace, security and the betterment of the lives of all our peoples. This free association of states provides us with one key lesson, which is much can be achieved through peace, reconciliation and a common goal for a stable future.

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Dangote Salt, NAFDAC Collaborate To Sanitize Food Market

The management of Dangote Salt (www.Dangote.com) and the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) (www.NAFDAC.gov.ng) have expressed their readiness to collaborate and corroborate efforts to rid the food market of unwholesome practices by unscrupulous traders.

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GE’s Fuel-Flexible Power Plant Brings Vital Energy Boost to Ghana

  • GE to Provide 200MW Turnkey Power Plant with Consortium Partner to Amandi Energy Limited in Aboadze, Ghana;
  • Tri-Fuel 9E.04 Gas Turbines From GE to Add Equivalent Power Needed to Supply More Than 1 Million Ghanaian Homes;
  • New Plant Will Help Ghana Tackle Energy Deficit.

GE, (NYSE: GE) (www.GE.com) the world’s premier digital industrial company, today announced the order of a 200MW combined-cycle power plant to be operated by Amandi Energy Ltd in Aboadze, Ghana. The plant will help to add reliable and efficient capacity to the grid to tackle Ghana’s increasing demand for power. The plant’s construction will be overseen by Metka, a leading international engineering contractor.

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FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

As a result of their unique blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, spur existing banks to rapidly ramp up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across the continent.

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DevConf 2017 highlights top coding challenges

Algorithmic bias, blockchain, coding challenges and local hacking under the spotlight at SA’s largest developers’ conference

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Global Cement Giants Slated to Attend 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit in Ivory Coast

Growing cement capacities in West and East Africa, new pockets of demand and growth as well as the region’s openness towards new cement technologies and raw materials take center stage at CMT’s 9th Africa CemenTrade Summit on 4-5 April, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire.

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South Africa is UK’s Investment Destination

0% of British businesses are of the view that the Government should prioritise trade with South Africa

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Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

Parks in Africa are known to inculcate fun mixed with learning

The African stakeholders of the theme park industry will stand to benefit from the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017 (DEALmiddleeastshow.com), as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. With people patronizing theme parks across Africa and the growth of the amusement sector in the region, shows like DEAL can help the stakeholders of the amusement and leisure industry to come under one roof and discover the best kept secrets of the industry.

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