Global expansion – the essential enabling technologies

International companies face more challenges than ever – particularly when looking to expand into the burgeoning markets of Africa. read more

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TESVOLT’s online calculator tool determines the most cost-efficient storage solution for peak load capping

Commercial storage systems reduce electricity costs through load management read more

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Seed Academy release results of SA’s largest entrepreneurial survey

Youth entrepreneurship, access to funding and markets remain key challenges read more

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GRA picks up on Glo Telecom on Tax Debts

Glo Ghana, the telecommunication giant in Nigeria and operating in Ghana and Benin, has been picked on by the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) to be owing tax from 2016 which is amounting to over 11 million Ghana Cedis. Glo has been playing a functioning role in internet usage for many Ghanaians and the telecom company has responded to this announcement with all urgency. It is an inconvenience to the company and they are aiming to pay off the debt to GRA by end of this week. read more

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Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech Returns in Grand Style

The brick red city of Maroc, Marrakech, holds one of the cultural, architectural, and ancient designs revived to suit modern comfort and style. The uniformity the city offers and its amazing market squares of ancient walls and history have drawn lots of visitors and tourists over the years. This makes it less surprising that Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi Marrakech has reopened with a spectacular design by Studio MHNA – a Parisian interior designer, which has revived the hotel and transitioned it with a blend of 16th-century style depicting stories of the Saadian dynasty of Maroc. The rebirth of the Mövenpick Hotel Mansour Eddahbi is estimated at around 100 million USD and features modern styles including a fascinating lobby with an oasis, imaginary oasis and water features, fountain, ambient lighting, read more

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ICGS to build an energy hub for gas cooperation in South Africa this October

International Gas Cooperation Summit

From October 9th to 11th this year, South Africa will gather gas developers, investors, and technology providers within the natural gas sector to brainstorm the greater role of natural gas in building an energy robust economy to support national development in the country. read more

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Entrepreneurship solving Africa’s high unemployment rate problem

The increasing rate of unemployment represents both extensive unhappiness for individuals and lost economic opportunity for people and for the country over all. On the other hand unemployment on the youth has been shown to have long term effects on income and employment stability because most youths start out with weaker early career credentials and lower confidence and flexibility in dealing with employment opportunities and setbacks over the course of their working lives. read more

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Housing and Real Estate: Is There a Future for Mortgage Industry in Africa?

Rural urban migration offers an investment opportunity for the mortgage industry and financial institutions to develop a more effective way of giving clients access to owning an accommodation facility. Currently, over 40 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa population are residing in cities where there are growing housing challenges, thus, an opportunity for investment and also public-private partnerships (PPP) to curb the situation. read more

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Integrated Reporting Can Boost Investor Confidence in South Africa – Global Chief Executive in Johannesburg And Cape Town

South Africa’s leading international role in implementing integrated reporting can be used to attract foreign investment in to the country, according to talks due to take place in Johannesburg and Cape Town next week, (25-28 July). read more

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US Offers 6 million worth Scholarship to 140 Nigerians.

The government of the United States of America has given out scholarships which is worth 6 million USD to 140 Nigerian students across universities and colleges in Nigeria. At an orientation held for the 140 scholarship recipients, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy in Nigeria mentioned that their move to provide this support to excellent students is geared towards alleviating financial barrier faced by most brilliant or talented students which prevent them from pursuing higher education, and also for most Nigerian students studying in the US. Mr. Aruna Amirthanayagam, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the US Embassy, also said that their advising centres in Abuja and Lagos assist high achieving, low income students to apply to US colleges and universities that will offer admission with full scholarships. read more

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Ghana: GoG to strengthen Industrial Sector through Agriculture.

The Government of Ghana (GoG) is highly focused on developing the industrial sector of Ghana as machinery and equipment needed for the One District One Factory programme is being manufactured in Ghana. This development was expressed by the Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation during his speech at the open day of the Crop Research Institute (CRI) of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. The open day of the CRI of the CSIR focused on the theme: “Enhancing agricultural research for food security and job creation”. read more

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ACC Ghana 2017: Africans Building Africa 

African Clean Up Conference

Speakers and Some Participants at the ACC Ghana 2017

Ghana hosted the 2nd edition of the African Clean Up Conference through the Green Africa Youth Organization. The event was held at Hans Cottage Botel in Cape Coast, Ghana during the weekend. This was to match up with the action the desires of the convener of the conference, African Clean Up Initiative, a non-governmental organization in Nigeria and also the convener of the Clean Up Nigeria Project for Africans to begin to take responsibility in solving their environmental challenges in both indigenous and creative ways. read more

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Jumia Travel made Facebook Messenger the Customer Service platform

Jumia Facebook Messenger

Jumia Travel has announced the launch of customer service for Messenger with Salesforce (world’s leader in Customer Relationship Management). Facebook Messenger is now fully integrated into Jumia Travel’s system as a powerful channel for Customer Service. The integration of customer service for Messenger in Jumia Travel’s system marks a new dawn for its customer service experience, as it offers a live chat experience on Facebook Messenger. The tool can also be used to instantly request for a hotel room on the platform, where the company’s professional Travel Advisors will offer counsel on the best accommodation options as well as make the booking. read more

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ASKY INTRODUCES NON-STOP SERVICES TO ACCRA, LAGOS AND ABUJA

ASKY, a pan African airline formed by key players in Africa such as Bank for Investment and Development (EBID), the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and the ECOBANK Group, as part of its mission to connect West Africa and central Africa more easily with the focus of making business and leisure travel easily as well as reducing the flying time for travelling between the two regions of Africa, has inaugurate daily flights in Accra, Lagos and Abuja which started on July 3, 2017. read more

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