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Zambia in a good position to take full advantage of its agricultural assets in the future

by Africa Business on Feb 18, 2016



Agritech Expo expected to gather 15000+ in Chisamba this year “It is an over-worn cliché to say that Zambia will one day become the ‘bread basket’ of the region but there is no doubt that, despite of current challenges, the future of Zambia’s farmers, both small and large scale, as suppliers of food products to …Read More

Discover Mauritius savoir faire

Discover Mauritius savoir faire

by Africa Business on Feb 17, 2016



14 – 15 March 2016, DURBAN 17 – 18 March 2016, SANDTON, JOHANNESBURG South African buyers and importers will have an opportunity to discover the world’s most up-and-coming textile and apparel sourcing destination next month, when a high-profile trade mission from the Mauritian textile, apparel, accessories, jewellery and agricultural products sectors travels to Johannesburg and …Read More

The Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) will be held in Equatorial Guinea on 24- 25 February 2016

by Africa Business on Feb 17, 2016



The Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) will be held in Equatorial Guinea on 24- 25 February 2016. A key purpose of the Forum on Developing the Central African Financial Market (FODEMAF) is to share the results of the study on the potential of the regional financial market conducted by the firm …Read More

Banks facing huge losses from to their exposure to troubled oil and gas companies

by Africa Business on Feb 17, 2016



The business newspapers and magazines have published both good news and bad news about oil and gas industry. According to an article that was published on 4th January, 2016, Woodside Energy discovered deep-water gas in the Rakhine basin early January this year. Many companies have shown interest in partnering with Woodside Energy Company. The extraction …Read More

The World Opening Itself for Travel more than it has before

The World Opening Itself for Travel more than it has before

by Eden Sahle on Feb 14, 2016



People around the world kept traveling more despite challenging conditions of political, social and economic factors. Although political unrest and epidemics has impacted some popular tourist destinations, including Thailand, Kenya, West Africa and some Middle East countries, the overall number of outbound trips has been increasing. Demand was strong, with mixed results across countries due …Read More

The Stunning Landscape of Sheka Forest

The Stunning Landscape of Sheka Forest

by Eden Sahle on Feb 13, 2016



Listed among UNESCO’s registered biosphere reserves, the unique landscape of Sheka Forest covers 238,750 hectares of forest. This southwest highland forest portrays spectacular natural phenomena being the only remaining tropical forest in Ethiopia. Jovago.com Africa’s leading online hotel booking company visited the place highlighting magnificent features of this refreshing destination. The experiences taken from this …Read More

Cozy Places for your Valentine

Cozy Places for your Valentine

by Eden Sahle on Feb 13, 2016



On this Valentine’s Day, escape all distractions and indulge in a romantic getaway at a luxury hotel and resorts in Ethiopia. Whether you choose to say “I love you” overlooking global heritages or “propose” in the country of great adventure, Jovago Africa’s foremost online hotel booking company list out destinations that will have couples falling …Read More

Engineering sector corruption hampering programmes to reduce poverty in developing world

by Wallace Mawire on Feb 12, 2016



Massive corruption in the construction and engineering sector in the developing world especially in Africa is sabotaging policies and programmes that aim to reduce poverty, according to a  presentation by Zimbabwe’s Engineer Martin Manuhwa, Vice-President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) Anti-Corruption chairperson and Chairperson of the Engineering Council of Zimbabwe (ECZ) at …Read More

Over 120 Companies from 31 Countries to Gather at Project East Africa Summit

by Africa Business on Feb 12, 2016



The demand for places at the Project East Africa Summit continues with more than 120 companies from across 31 countries now booked to engage with the host of projects and commercial opportunities that Kenya and the wider region has to offer. Project East Africa is hosted by the Ministry of Transport & Infrastructure and co-hosted …Read More

Equatorial Guinea Awards EPC Contract for New Petrochemicals Complex

by Africa Business on Feb 10, 2016



Riaba Fertilizers Limited has awarded the EPC contract for a new petrochemicals complex to a Chinese consortium led by East China Engineering Science and Technology Co. Ltd (ECEC) – Riaba Fertilizers Ltd. awards EPC contract for Riaba petrochemicals complex to Chinese consortium ECEC. – Pre-FEED has been completed, ground-breaking ceremony expected by late March. Complex …Read More

Final day of International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) focuses on innovation & technology as enablers for financial inclusion in Africa

Final day of International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) focuses on innovation & technology as enablers for financial inclusion in Africa

by Africa Business on Feb 10, 2016



Eminent leaders from EY, PwC, UNDP, Bank of Khartoum lead discussions on African emerging Islamic finance markets, microfinance and FinTech Khartoum, Sudan, 10 February 2016: The second day of Africa’s landmark event, International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF), built on the successes of yesterday which included powerful discussions on inclusive Islamic finance, the impact of …Read More

3rd Annual mPAD and the Nigeria Manufacturing Expo

3rd Annual mPAD and the Nigeria Manufacturing Expo

by Africa Business on Feb 10, 2016



15 – 17 March 2016, Landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria Official Annual Exhibition Run Under the Patronage of MAN and Endorsed by the FMITI Nigerian Manufacturing Expo 2016 is where Nigerian manufacturers come to evaluate and purchase machine tools, manufacturing machinery and automation technology. The 3rd Annual mPAD and the co-located Nigeria Manufacturing Expo is an …Read More

Dallol the World’s Hottest and Extreme Place on Earth

Dallol the World’s Hottest and Extreme Place on Earth

by Eden Sahle on Feb 10, 2016



There are rare places in the world that offer such a fascinating insight one with magnificent formation is Dallol which takes your breath away. To see a flow of lava emerge from the ground, a river of liquid fire from the depths of the earth, is an incomparable sight. Jovago Africa’s leading hotel booking company …Read More

Entertaining things you can buy in Ethiopia with a dollar

by Eden Sahle on Feb 10, 2016



A dollar doesn’t give you luxury, but it can still buy more fun things. Jovago Africa’s leading online hotel booking company surfed the Ethiopian market and stopped by across Africa stores to track down some of the best purchase’s a dollar can give you. Africa is the best place to find a great value of …Read More

Ethiopian Traditional Artisans Appealing to the Global Market

Ethiopian Traditional Artisans Appealing to the Global Market

by Eden Sahle on Feb 10, 2016



As in many countries in the world weaving, pottery and basketry are ancient crafts developed in Ethiopia. Such traditional handicrafts have always been and remain to be both vocation and way of life. Gone are the days where craftspeople exist unrecognized and marginalized in the society. Instead there have been many initiatives to develop activities …Read More

Sights and Bites in Addis Ababa

by Eden Sahle on Feb 10, 2016



Your budget travel plan will comfortably get you pretty far to Addis Ababa with adventures indoor and outdoor adventures. A land of history and unique natural sites are just the tip of the iceberg. There is so much more to this beautiful country and its capital city is no exception. It’s known for beautiful ancient …Read More

International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF) gathers powerhouses from across global Islamic finance industry

by Africa Business on Feb 9, 2016



Arabic Sudan’s Central Bank Governor, Minister of Finance & Vice President; renowned PwC thought leader; and Business Week’s “Top 40 Under 40” tech expert – speak at Africa’s landmark forum Khartoum, Sudan, 9 February 2015: Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered today at the 2nd annual International Forum …Read More

Sub-Saharan Islamic Finance Convention

by Africa Business on Feb 9, 2016



The global macro-economic environment continues to pose a number of challenges. China’s new normal and turmoil in MENA countries make Sub-Saharan Africa an increasingly important component of global growth and, in particular, the expansion of Islamic finance in the region is providing new growth opportunities and propelling faster trade and economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. …Read More

Mbeki Panel to meet with US Government in global advocacy against illicit financial outflows from Africa

by Africa Business on Feb 8, 2016



Addis Ababa- New York , 8 February 2016 (ECA) – Following the request by African Union (AU) Assembly of Heads of States and Governments for the Chair of the High Level Panel on Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from Africa to continue to lead advocacy efforts both regionally and globally on the issue, the Chair of …Read More

Merck launches accelerator program for digital healthcare in Nairobi

by Africa Business on Feb 8, 2016



Merck, a leading science and technology company, announces the start of its equity-free accelerator program for digital health startups in Nairobi, Kenya. The three-month program will support three startups in the field of digital healthcare with an equity-free funding of 15,000 USD each as well as opening the doors to Merck’s global network of experts …Read More

Jovago and Africa Internet Group advances with AXA in a 75 million euros funding round

by Eden Sahle on Feb 8, 2016



Jovago.com, Africa N° 1 hotel booking website, and Axa, a worldwide leader in Insurance and Asset management announced today a partnership to develop the expansion of Jovago and a new round of funding to boost its activities in Africa. This would further ensure the expansion of the business to booming markets and the strengthening of …Read More

Investor groups publish new action framework on sustainable real estate

by Africa Business on Feb 8, 2016



Geneva, London, 8 February 2016 – A new practical guide for real estate investors and their professional advisors to use in order to address climate risk and reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from property portfolios – through attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) and climate change risks within their standard business processes – is …Read More

UN agencies warn of escalating food crisis in South Sudan

by Africa Business on Feb 8, 2016



South Sudan is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity, as 2.8 million people — nearly 25 percent of the country’s population — remain in urgent need of food assistance, and at least 40,000 people are on the brink of catastrophe, three UN agencies warned today. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the …Read More

Retail in Africa: Still the Next Big Thing

by Africa Business on Feb 7, 2016



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SMART SUPPLIER COMPETITION – “CONNECT WITH OPPORTUNITY”

by Africa Business on Feb 7, 2016



CITY OF CAPE TOWN, WESTERN CAPE – Entrepreneurship is a key driver of our economy and it is with this in mind that the City of Cape Town and Smart Procurement World are running the first annual Cape Town Smart Supplier Competition. Applications for 2016 are open and will close on 17 February 2016. The …Read More

ICAO Council President Advances Aviation Cooperation in Africa

by Africa Business on Feb 7, 2016



African countries will face significant but surmountable challenges as the air transport sector doubles its passenger and flight volumes over the next 15 years Consistent with the UN aviation agency’s ongoing prioritization of the effective implementation in all States of global civil aviation’s standards and policies, ICAO Council President Dr. Olumuyiwa Benard Aliu conducted a …Read More

“The internet for people with no internet”

by Dennis Odera on Feb 4, 2016



By Dennis Odera, Africa Business Co-ordinator Although I was taught that you should not judge a company solely on its slogan, over the course of my professional career I have observed that the most revolutionary companies have slogans that mirror their ambition and audacity to transform (initially) their respective fields and (eventually) the entire world …Read More

Meetings of the Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment; Transport, Communication and Energy

by Africa Business on Feb 4, 2016



A three-day meeting of the two Working Groups of the Africa-Arab Partnership in the areas of Trade and Investment and Transport, Communication and Energy kicked off on 3 February 2016, at the Headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  with a joint plenary session. Opening the meeting, the Co-chair on the African …Read More

New Mega Trends in Africa Reveals GDP Growth of 4.5 trillion by 2025

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



Frost & Sullivan’s new video highlights challenges and opportunities, as well as macro-to-micro implications for businesses, people, and society Urbanisation, mobility, infrastructure, natural resources, telecommunications investments and inter-regional trade are just a few of the untapped opportunities making Africa the last growth frontier. The continent is set to become the second fastest growing region by …Read More

South Africa – WC fire and drought: Wine and fruit industries suffer greater loss than anticipated

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



The Western Cape regional fruit production sector has suffered losses amounting to R 720m. The wine industry alone has suffered damage to the tune of R 20m thus far, as around 82 hectares of vineyards have been lost due to drought and fires. This was revealed during today’s committee briefing on the impact of drought …Read More

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