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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Botswana retains internet calling services

Botswana says it will not ban the use of free Internet calling services which is slowly dominating the local market,  Deputy Permanent Secretary (ICT) in the Ministry of Transport and Communications disclosed this week.

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GE reinforces Commitment to Africa at 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

Construction is booming in Angola’s capital Luanda. The city is already home to more than 6 million people. (Photo: Arne Hoel)

Construction is booming in Angola’s capital Luanda. The city is already home to more than 6 million people. (Photo: Arne Hoel)

GE, which has operated in Africa for over 100 years, committed at the 2014 event to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018

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Gulf Traffic Exhibition; A Fundamental Opportunity For Businesses Aiming At Succeeding In The MENA Transport Industry

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Stakeholders within the transport sector in the MENA region needs to upgrade knowledge to meet advancing and growing demands for a better and sustainable transport and parking industry.  The Gulf Traffic Exhibition, Conference and Awards is just the right place to be when it comes to networking and advancing knowledge. The Gulf Traffic Conference has provided a yearly platform for the most innovative thought-leaders to convene in a high-level discussion on the future of traffic in the region. With a strong presence from senior government leadership, industry professionals and academics, Gulf Traffic has established a reputation for providing original discussions that have helped shape the regional market’s development.

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The symbiotic relationship of eCommerce and logistics growth in Africa

Logistics is the backbone of ecommerce globally, and the burgeoning economies across Africa provide a number of challenging obstacles. Building an ecommerce business on the continent is significantly different to the developed world and other emerging markets. In many ways the South African ecommerce industry is leading the way (for now), based off an established road, rail and air infrastructure. According to PayPal, the South African ecommerce sector is predicted to reached over R45 Billion in revenue by 2017, and this is largely due to the sophistication of logistics.

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Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa must create time to innovate

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Billy Owino, Regional Director East Africa

Small & Medium Businesses in East Africa are resourceful and creative, yet many entrepreneurs lack the time and support they need to innovate in their businesses. Technology, government support and mentoring programmes all offer potential ways to address this challenge.

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eCommerce Africa Confex evolves, leading the way for eCommerce vendors

In 2016, global eCommerce sales are expected to reach just shy of $2 trillion and Africa represents approximately 2% of this. It is the continuing rise of mobile connectivity and the rapid development of FinTech products that is driving the eCommerce environment in Africa. Just over 80% of African people do not have access to traditional banking, yet the continent boasts more than 220 million registered mobile money accounts. Understanding and accessing this increasingly connected, tech-savvy market should be the focal point for all eCommerce vendors going forward.

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Banks grapple while nimble players eat their lunch

By Brian Richardson, CEO of WIZZIT International

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Digital payments could boost tax revenue by nearly US$500 million each year and drive economic modernization in Tanzania

A new study (APO.af/kUWsh0) from the United Nations-based Better Than Cash Alliance (UNCDF.org/en/btca) provides findings about the large potential gains for governments, businesses and citizens when digitizing payments.

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Equatorial Guinea Government Welcomes Participation in Oil and Gas Licensing Round

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Representatives of the Ministry of Mines & Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea, including His Excellency Minister Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, present the EG Ronda 2016 licensing round in Singapore.

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40 African Bankers discuss Collaboration in Mauritius

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The Mauritius Commercial Bank Group (MCB) (MCBAFT.com) hosts 40 top executives representing 40 African banks at the week-long 2016 Africa Forward Together conference which opened this morning at the five-star Ravenala Attitude Hotel. Africa Forward Together (AFT) is an annual event organised by MCB since 2009 to showcase its “Bank of Banks” initiative. Since its inception, 351 delegates representing 108 financial institutions and representing 27 countries have attended the conference, which also aims at fostering better understanding and mutual cooperation between African banks.

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Fundo Soberano de Angola Announces First Quarter 2016 Investment Update

Investment in large-scale farms to boost agricultural productivity across Angola

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