Protecting Your Small-Business Customers

Many entrepreneurs and small-business owners in Africa are reaping the reward of the global tech and web-services booms, and have built strong business models which they can apply locally… and some, even globally. But as more and more of these small businesses are finding out, small enterprises are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, too. How can you protect your small-business customers and decrease your risk?

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Incredible honeymoon locations of Ethiopia

Surely you have defiantly heard about Ethiopia but Jumia Travel, Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform, bets you do not know there are serious hidden honeymoon charms here. From glamorized exotic destinations to breathtaking clear beaches and budget friendly options we have recommendations for any and every type of honeymoon plan you might have in mind.

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What the future holds for Ethiopian Tourism

Although Ethiopia has a massive potential for tourism owing to its ancient historical remains, culture and sophisticated natural sights, it has not been able to use its full potential lagging far behind than the developed world just like its African companions.

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Road Infrastructure Developments to Connect Africa

As part of the growth strategy, most sub-Saharan African countries focus on infrastructural development and investment as Jumia Travel has learnt. However quality of roads and railway networks lag far behind the rest of the world. Main connecting roads remain unpaved and the once constructed are in poor outdated condition due to lack of renovation.

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Uganda and Ethiopia big winners at East African Power Industry Awards in Nairobi this week

Uganda scored a double victory at the East African Power Industry Awards with the country not only winning the Special Recognition Award for outstanding leadership in the sector, but also scooping up the Award for Excellence in Power Transmission or Distribution for the second year in a row.  Taking place during the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC) in Nairobi this week, the East African Power Industry Awards gathered some 180 power professionals from the region at a glamorous gala dinner on Wednesday and recognised individuals, companies and projects based on the excellent work they have been doing in the power sector during 2015/2016.

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Get ready to take your business to the next level with the 2016 South African Small Business Awards

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Small business owners and mercurial entrepreneurs across all industry sectors still have two weeks to enter the 2016 South African Small Business Awards. This year marks the eighth anniversary of the highly coveted awards, which is hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC).

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Computers extended to the blind in Zambia

 Zambia Information Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has provided 10 computers to Ndola’s Lions School for the Visually Impaired on the Copperbelt.

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AviaDev and AHIL conference to address issues facing travel in Africa

In October, AviaDev Africa conference will be happening in Rwanda’s capital –Kigali. The conference which has been planned to spur discussions on the future air connectivity in Africa while marginally reinforcing the cooperation between the hotel and airline businesses. The conference was welcomed by Wolfgang M. Neumann, President and CEO of The Rezidor Hotel Group. Wolfgang, CEO of one of the world’s leading hotel chains, will also be partaking in a panel discussion which is centered on tourism infrastructure in Africa at the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) which will be hosted alongside the AviaDev Africa. It is expected that the event will attract and converge top-level international investors, business leaders, industry experts, government ministers and officials, from around the globe.

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Innotribe and Innovate Finance Launch Global FinTech Hubs Federation Initiative

FinTech associations and network providers from more than 20 countries, including several in Africa, join Innotribe and Innovate Finance to form the Global FinTech Hubs Federation

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Regulatory reform and the ease of doing business matters for long term growth and prosperity

Op-ed by DFID-Ghana Country Director on better regulatory reform

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ZRA to inroduce mobile phone tax application

The Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) will introduce a mobile phone application that will be used to pay taxes.

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Zambia to develop new airport on the Copperbelt

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The artist’s impression of the terminal building of the New Copperbelt International Airport. Source; Zambia Airports Corporation Limited.

The Zambia Airports Corporation Limited (ZACL) has released a comprehensive plan for the construction of a US $ 397 million ultra-modern airport in Ndola on the Copperbelt.

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Power Africa Announces More Than $1 Billion in New Commitments at the US-Africa Business Forum

Three years after the launch of Power Africa, the United States is on track to fulfill its initial $7 billion commitment over five years

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East Africa Rising

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by crunching and analysing 14m booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.

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Nigerian Government Support can help Small Businesses thrive in Recessionary Times

Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director Sage West Africa

Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director Sage West Africa

Small & Medium Businesses in Nigeria face challenging times, even as the economy slides

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A World of Differences: Five Shifts Set to Shape the Future of Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

The Outlook presents annual historical data for 2011 – 2015 and provides annual forecasts for 2016 – 2020 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya

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SWIFT’s Sanctions Screening service exceeds 500 customers – close to 30% are African-based

Cooperative sees validation of the hosted utility model for compliance services

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