What Lies Ahead? Security Predictions for 2017

Rick Rogers, Area Manager for East and West Africa at Check Point Software Technologies gives their security predictions for the coming year

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Statement by the IMF Mission on Somalia

During the visit, the team met with Finance Minister Mohamed Adan Ibrahim; the Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Abdirahman Yusuf Hussein Aynte, Central Bank Governor Bashir Issa Ali, Director General at the Office of the President Ali Omar, and other officials

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Tesvolt and Africa Green Tec to provide solar power to 250,000 Malians

Mobile solar containers with battery storage systems reduce energy costs by over 75%

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Bowmans moves the Gautrain forward

Leading pan-African law firm advises on largest commercial settlement in South Africa’s construction industry

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Ugandan farmers praise UN report citing flaws with Bidco

The report acknowledges that a partnership with Bidco “could adversely damage UNDP’s reputation and the communities it seeks to help”

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Aviation Africa Event Is On Course For 2017

radisson-blu-at-nightAviation Africa 2017 attracts all the global players and African industry

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Zambian airports record more passengers in 2016’s third quarter

Picture caption: Proflight Zambia is the major scheduled airline in Zambia. Picture HUMPHREY NKONDE

Picture caption: Proflight Zambia is the major scheduled airline in
Zambia. Picture HUMPHREY NKONDE

By HUMPHREY NKONDE

Zambia’s four international airports recorded 456, 750 passengers in third quarter of 2016, representing an increase of 1.3 percent from the number of travellers who were recorded in the same period in 2015.

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Zambian government to surrender crude oil procurement to private sector

Zambia's finance minister Felix Mutati before he presented the 2017 national budget. Picture credit: Lusaka Times.

Zambia’s finance minister Felix Mutati before he presented the 2017
national budget. Picture credit: Lusaka Times.

By HUMPHREY NKONDE

The Zambian government will surrender procurement of finished petroleum products to the private sector starting in March next year.

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PI Berlin and IRESEN join forces to promote PV in Morocco

Dr. Paul Grunow, Co-founder and Board Member of the Photovoltaik Institut Berlin (PI Berlin) and Mr. Badr Ikken, General Director of l’Institut de Recherche en Energie Solaire et Energies Nouvelles (IRESEN) signed a cooperation agreement at the COP 22 climate summit in Marrakech, Morocco. The agreement defines a partnership to consolidate the engineering expertise of the two institutes to provide technical consulting services for solar PV projects in Morocco.

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Zambia’s Economy on the Low due to Power Shortages and Low Export

Policy instability is continually hurting the economy of Zambia as other local activities and external factors also contributes to this inflection. In view, Mr. Tsidi Tsikata led a team of International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff to assess the economic status of of Zambia while making meaningful inputs towards necessary steps that will help redefine the strength of the economy and also enhance a gradual growth of the economy. Tsidi Tsikata and his team led the study after being invited by authorities of Zambia, the exercise was carried out for close to two weeks.

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Feature: Transforming Africa through Social Entrepreneurship

Faraja Nyalandu assists a school girl using Shule Direct platform

Faraja Nyalandu assists a school girl using Shule Direct platform

Social entrepreneurs are individuals whose innovative solutions help solve society’s most pressing social challenges. They draw on business techniques to find solutions to the everyday challenges that confront us in society but unlike regular entrepreneurs their primary aim is to create impact and improve lives, not to make profit.

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Jumia Travel Predicts Record Growth for the Ethiopian Tourism Industry

Jumia Travel celebrated its 1st annual tourism industry and hotel awards day at Ramada Addis. After over a year of successfully establishing and growing its online hotel booking service in Ethiopia, Jumia Travel, has become the N°1 online hotel booking platform in Africa. On this annual celebration day experts on the hospitality industry presented their findings on the Ethiopian hospitality industry’s progress, shortcomings and future expectations.

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Revolutinising The Global Food System

food-chain5A strong theme emerged from the Future Food Tech Summit in London last week, that the world is in desperate need of innovative and sustainable solutions to increase agricultural output, while reducing inputs, in order to meet the needs of a growing population. At the forefront of these discussions was the consensus that the global food ecosystem is becoming very complex. As it undergoes a rapid transformation towards higher-value products, there was a call to more efficient processes and higher degree of vertical integration that optimises supply chains. Although not yet well understood, the implications for the whole industry structure, its competitiveness and consumer markets would be far-reaching. Developing countries in particular face resource and structural constraints, potentially impeding a successful participation in emerging value chains. Transforming the ecosystem would have vital implications for poverty and food security.

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Traditional leaders converge for training on land negotiations skills

A two-day seminar to sensitize African traditional leaders on the risks and opportunities of large-scale land based investments (LSLBIs) kicked off Wednesday in Accra, Ghana, with more than 50 traditional authorities and community leaders from across Africa.

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The Effects of the Education System on South Africa’s Economic Growth

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Agtech startup WeFarm reaches over 100,000 users in their farmer-to-farmer mobile platform

WeFarm also secures £1.3m in seed round led by LocalGlobe

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High taxes hit Zambians in new Budget

As Zambia’s copper revenues dwindle government has now unleashed more taxes to make up on the cash deficit.

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