Custom Search

Money Transfers Job Africa Map Weather

Sub Saharan Africa Power Summit 2016

by Africa Business on Jul 6, 2016



Hosted by Vale Media Group | 26-28 October | Cape Town | South Africa The SSA Power Summit hosted by Vale Media Group, the number 1 Sub-Saharan African B2B events company, will provide a platform to address some key challenges of integrating renewable energy, improving aging power infrastructure, developing new power infrastructure, more cost effective temporary power …Read More

SWIFT Institute research demonstrates that mobile banking increases financial inclusion

SWIFT Institute research demonstrates that mobile banking increases financial inclusion

by Africa Business on Jul 5, 2016



New study from the SWIFT Institute and the Harvard Kennedy School looks at the impact of mobile banking on levels of financial inclusion in Africa through the lens of Kenya Johannesburg, 5 July 2016 – The SWIFT Institute, in partnership with the Harvard Kennedy School, today released new research on the impact of mobile banking …Read More

Aliko Dangote Invests $12b into Oil Refinery

Aliko Dangote Invests $12b into Oil Refinery

by Joshua Amponsem on Jul 5, 2016



International Energy Agency (IEA) reports indicate that Nigeria’s current crude oil demand is 260,000 barrels with about 80% import which really makes business difficult. Nigeria has been known as Africa’s largest crude oil producer but not now. Fuel shortages now seems to be a recurrent problem for Africa and in view, Nigeria and Africa’s richest …Read More

Latest survey names Charles Mbire richest Indigenous Ugandan

by Africa Business on Jul 1, 2016



The latest survey published by an online news site (Uganda News) has named Dr. Charles Mbire as the richest native Ugandan alive today among a list of 10 most loaded Ugandans. The list dominated by Ugandans of Indian Origin, noted that Mbire, an astute and trustworthy Businessman, is estimated to be worth over US$ 350 …Read More

Recycling in Africa: An Investment Opportunity

Recycling in Africa: An Investment Opportunity

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 28, 2016



Globally over 1 million plastic bags are used and disposed every minute but I think the quota of India and Africa of the 1 million trash is much larger than that of America, Europe and Australia – comparing population. In Africa, I will congratulate Rwanda as the only country which has been able to ban …Read More

British RESTRATA to Provide Aviation Security for Egypt

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 28, 2016



Restrata, a British-owned training company operating in UAE (Qatar and Iraq) where it has its headquarters have been contracted to offer security training services for airports of Egypt’s National Falcon. The National Falcon of Egypt which is responsible for providing aviation security services for all international airports and airports at tourist sites, has selected and …Read More

South Sudan and Eritrea Signs Flight Agreement

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 28, 2016



A new development indicates that South Sudan airline, The Golden Wings, has commenced business to Eritrea. According to Geeskaafrika, the Republic of South Sudan and Eritrea had a meeting where an aviation agreement was signed on the 24th of June with the primary purpose of establishing an easy and direct flight services to and from …Read More

Ghana: Meeting Power Demand will Boost Economy by 4%

Ghana: Meeting Power Demand will Boost Economy by 4%

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 28, 2016



A total of about 494 million USD has been reported by the Ghana Energy Outlook as a needed amount required to generate natural gas which is currently facing a demand deficit of about 65,000 Million Standard Cubic Feet (MMSCF) out of the estimated 120,000 – 146,000 MMSCF natural gas which will be needed to fuel …Read More

Special Report: The Impact of ‘Brexit’ on Africa

by Africa Business on Jun 28, 2016



EXX Africa analyses the impact of an eventual ‘Brexit’ on three of the UK’s most important African markets: South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya Following the UK’s surprise vote to leave the EU, EXX AFRICA (ExxAfrica.com) assesses the probable impact such a departure would have on African trade, investment, and security policy. In this free special …Read More

SA business delegation to explore infrastructure development opportunities in Kenya

by Africa Business on Jun 28, 2016



Africa House to fast-track business for SA enterprises in Lamu, LAPSSET Corridor Research and consulting specialists Africa House will lead a high-level business delegation to Kenya’s Lamu region next month, to position South African business to take advantage of a projected development boom in the area. Paul Runge, Director Projects & Development Finance at Africa …Read More

African Sustainable Extractives Summit

African Sustainable Extractives Summit

by Africa Business on Jun 28, 2016



African Sustainable Extractives Summit will lead conversation on Reducing operational risk through social and environmental performance in the extractives sector with topical issues on local content strategy, water risk management, human rights and labor issues, community investments, measuring and reporting of social investment, post COP 21 world and other topics around sustainability in the extractives …Read More

Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa

Governments and Telecoms Top Targeted Sectors for Cyber Attacks in East Africa

by Africa Business on Jun 27, 2016



In East Africa, governments are the top target sector for cyber attacks (33%). Telecommunications (22%) and financial services (17%) follow in close succession. Contrary to the perception that cyber breaches are a problem unique to the large multinational companies based in developed markets, East African organisations are fast becoming a target for attacks with local …Read More

Food For Thought This Mandela Day

by Africa Business on Jun 27, 2016



Sun International and Stop Hunger Now aim to feed 2-million Campaign dates: Wednesday, 13 July to Wednesday, 20 July With food inflation reaching nearly 10% by the end of the first quarter of 2016, a full shopping basket is a luxury for many people.  According to Statistics South Africa as many as 16% of South …Read More

AFER Forum 2016 African Forum of Renewable Energies

AFER Forum 2016 African Forum of Renewable Energies

by Africa Business on Jun 27, 2016



The City of Marrakech will host, on July 15th & 16th, the first edition of the African Forum for Renewable Energies “AFER Forum 2016″. AFER Forum 2016 accredited COP22, is involved in a difficult economic and ecological context that concerns us all. This is an event that mobilizes a hundred speakers, from Morocco, the rest …Read More

Africa’s Visa Restriction Lift to Support the Region Economy

Africa’s Visa Restriction Lift to Support the Region Economy

by Eden Sahle on Jun 27, 2016



Being a largely locked continent, Africans still need visas to travel to over half of the continent. This continues to divide Africa; going against the African Union (AU) mission to create ‘One Africa.’ Experts believe that the free movement of people, together with the free movement of goods, services and capital, will connect the continent …Read More

Has the economic downturn led to companies cutting down on mobility?

Has the economic downturn led to companies cutting down on mobility?

by Steven Cohen on Jun 27, 2016



By Steven Cohen, Head of Sage One International (Africa, Australia, Middle East and Asia) During these tough economic times, businesses have more incentive to start reviewing their systems and processes to find ways to become more profitable. Mobility might be the answer they are looking for. A decade long survey of Fortune 1000 companies found …Read More

Is Brexit the Perfect Storm for Africa?

by Richard Li on Jun 23, 2016



Over the last few years, Africa has been facing many headwinds to its stellar growth rate of the last decade. Adding to all these woes is the threat that the United Kingdom votes to leave the European Union, Brexit, this Thursday. Hence, will a Brexit be a Perfect Storm to the Africa Rising story? From …Read More

The Role of Culture in Doing Business in Africa

The Role of Culture in Doing Business in Africa

by Navin Ravindran on Jun 23, 2016



Navin Ravindran, VP Sales of Aluzinc Asia (Pte) Ltd Defining “Culture” “All people are the same; only their habits differ.” ― Confucius Culture refers to the accepted norms and values and rational behaviour of groups. It’s “How we do things!” Countries, as well as people within the country, may operate differently according to beliefs, values, …Read More

DRC mining industry shows overwhelming support for DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi in June

by Africa Business on Jun 23, 2016



Top mining pioneers and projects celebrated at DRC Mining Industry Awards The attendance at the DRC Mining Week in Lubumbashi in June more than doubled this year with a record number of more than 1500 visitors from 35 countries at the conference and exhibition in the country’s mining hub. Some 94 local and international companies …Read More

Africa in Brexit Aftermath

Africa in Brexit Aftermath

by Robert MacPherson on Jun 22, 2016



By Robert MacPherson Adjunct researcher of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies With only a few remaining hours left in the countdown to the Brexit referendum, the moment marks a critical juncture for the British: stay the course with the European Union or chart anew towards a separate vision? The decision of Leave or Remain …Read More

Africa’s TFTA: An Exercise in Economic Integration

Africa’s TFTA: An Exercise in Economic Integration

by Johan Burger on Jun 22, 2016



Introduction The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) was launched on 10 June 2015 in Egypt when the representatives of 26 governments accepted the tenets of the free trade area. This created the largest free-trade zone in Africa, reaching from Egypt to South Africa (BBC, 2015). This article will investigate the TFTA, its challenges and benefits …Read More

Got R1000? Start your own business!

Got R1000? Start your own business!

by Africa Business on Jun 22, 2016



Becoming your own boss is not an impossible dream – it depends on the right attitude to turning a little money into more money, say South African business experts. Ahead of the upcoming Small Business Expo and #BuyaBusiness Expo in Johannesburg, we challenged small business development experts to devise a viable business plan that could …Read More

Luanda 2nd, Johannesburg 205th and Cape Town 208th According to Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey

by Africa Business on Jun 22, 2016



Despite volatile global markets and growing security issues, organizations continue to leverage global expansion strategies to remain competitive and to grow – Hong Kong leads as Kinshasa makes big jump up the ranking ladder in Mercer’s (Mercer.com) 22nd annual Cost of Living Survey – Luanda stays to be one of the most expensive cities to …Read More

Hotelier Program 1000 Rooms In Togo

by Africa Business on Jun 22, 2016



CONFORTIS INTERNATIONAL S.A. initiates Hotelier Program 1000 rooms spread over 10 hotels throughout the Togolese territory referred WELLCITY Hotels & Resorts. This Hotelier Program is pegged to the new infrastructure developed in the country (Port, Airport, road transport, …) and anticipates the second generation of national investment in public / private partnership. LOME, TOGO, June …Read More

Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa

Examining the West’s Misguided Approach to the Horn of Africa

by Fikrejesus Amahazion on Jun 21, 2016



Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion Last week, a 61-page human rights report about Ethiopia was released, detailing the government’s heavy-handed response to large and widespread anti-government protests and dissent over political and economic inclusion. According to the report, Such a Brutal Crackdown: Killings and Arrests in Response to Ethiopia’s Oromo Protests, during the widespread protests, largely arising …Read More

Most Effective Advertising Platform for African Businesses

by Joshua Amponsem on Jun 21, 2016



Undoubtedly, the average youth and working adult spend most of their leisure time surfing the internet. Entertainment, Business, Health, Lifestyle, Government and Politics, News, Movies and Music are all accessed via online platforms. Thus, most of our African youth, working adults and a smaller portion of the aged group have recommended online advertisement and e-marketing …Read More

Hotel Boom in Africa – Carlson Rezidor leading Expansion

by Africa Business on Jun 21, 2016



Carlson Rezidor is accelerating its growth strategy in Africa. The group has opened five Radisson Blu hotels in the first six months of 2016 and signed four new hotels including the first Quorvus Collection in Africa. The group is also entering 28th country in Africa and taking the Park Inn by Radisson brand to the …Read More

June Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea cement prices decrease 7%+, clinker prices increase 4%+

by Africa Business on Jun 21, 2016



On a monthly basis, cement FOB prices registered a 7+ percent MoM decrease in Persian Gulf-Arabian Sea region, while export prices for bulk ordinary grade clinker increased by more than 4 percent. The CW Research’s June update to Persian Gulf – Arabian Sea and East Africa Cement and Clinker price assessment shows East African CFR …Read More

New 1/200,000 scale baseline mapping for Mali: The project comes to an end in September 2016

New 1/200,000 scale baseline mapping for Mali: The project comes to an end in September 2016

by Africa Business on Jun 21, 2016



The European Union called on IGN FI in October 2012 for a project to rework Mali’s 1/200,000 scale national topographic map, create derived projects and services and modernize the Geographic Institute of Mali (IGM). This project, financed by means of the 10th EDF (European Development Funds) has a dual objective: -        Creating a national reference …Read More

Minister Highlights Equatorial Guinea’s Oil and Gas Legacy of Exploration Success at Africa Assembly

Minister Highlights Equatorial Guinea’s Oil and Gas Legacy of Exploration Success at Africa Assembly

by Africa Business on Jun 21, 2016



Equatorial Guinea’s government is promoting its offshore acreage and showcasing the nation’s oil and gas achievements in the EG Ronda 2016 oil and gas blocks licensing round. H.E. the Minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea, has reiterated his call for increased investment in oil and gas exploration. …Read More

Frost & Sullivan’s Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2016: Africa RetrofitTech KSA african trade Buy from China

Business in Israel Online Banking

Awesome and simple picture editing tool, no need for photoshop anymore!

Tradekey World Bank Collaboration
AfricaBusiness.com Newsletter



Business in UAE
Copyright © 2009 - 2016. African Business Environment. All Rights Reserved. AfricaBusiness.com Business Magazine