400+ attendees, 50+ speakers and 20+ sponsors are gathering 8-9 June in Cape Town for the New Energy Update series of conferences, comprising of CSP Today South Africa, PV Insider South Africa and Wind Energy Update South Africa
Custom Search

Money Transfers Job Africa Map Weather

UN must act on call for South Sudan arms embargo

by Africa Business on Jan 26, 2016



The UN Security Council must act immediately on the recommendations of its own Panel of Experts and enforce a comprehensive arms embargo to halt the flow of weapons into South Sudan, said Amnesty International today. Following the outbreak of the conflict in December 2013, Amnesty International has been lobbying for an arms embargo to help …Read More

South Africa: 10% drop in agricultural production, DA Western Cape wants help for farms hurt by fires

by Africa Business on Jan 26, 2016



by Beverley Schäfer, MPP DA Western Cape Spokesperson on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Economic Opportunities, Tourism and Agriculture in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament Hundreds of Western Cape farmers have suffered damages after fires wreaked havoc on vineyards in Stellenbosch, Overberg, Simonsberg and Kogelberg. The DA in the …Read More

Making agricultural biotechnologies work for small-holder farmers

by Africa Business on Jan 26, 2016



International symposium at FAO: 15-17 February 2016 FAO is hosting an international symposium on “The Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition” from 15-17 February 2016. This technical conference will explore how agricultural biotechnologies can benefit small-holder farmers, particularly those in developing countries, who need to improve nutrition and strengthen livelihoods even …Read More

Trade MEPs back emergency plan to import 70,000 tonnes of Tunisian olive oil duty free

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



A proposed emergency measure to import 70,000 tonnes of olive oil from Tunisia duty free, to help boost the struggling Tunisian economy, hit not least by terrorist attacks of 2015, was backed by the EP Trade Committee on Monday. To meet the concerns of the EU olive oil producers, they nonetheless inserted an amendment that …Read More

U.S. Secretary Of Commerce Penny Pritzker Arrives in Lagos, Nigeria to Lead Fact-Finding Mission with President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



During Trip, Secretary Pritzker and Council members will visit Nigeria and Rwanda WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 25, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker arrived in Lagos, Nigeria to kick-off a fact-finding mission with senior U.S. business executives who comprise the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA).  …Read More

Africa’s Agricultural Transformation Opportunity

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



Authors   Laura Gurski Xavier Mesnard Bart Van Dijk Jaco Prinsloo Yuvesh Bedassi Wim Plaizier Building agricultural ecosystems can boost social cohesion, drive beneficial continental and global trade, and create millions of jobs for Africa. The Case for Change There are, essentially, two truths today about African agriculture: significant progress has been made, and there …Read More

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa 2016

Solar & Off-Grid Renewables West Africa 2016

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



This high-level conference will bring together key regional and international players from the solar industry to explore the huge on and off-grid market opportunities in West Africa and beyond. With over 50 international speakers, this two day conference will provide fantastic opportunities for in-depth discussions and networking. When Tuesday, 19 April 2016 at 08:30 – …Read More

Toward the establishment of a Pan African Agribusiness Holding Company

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, and the Chairperson of SOBEK Trade and Investment (Egypt), Mrs. Manal Abdel Moneim, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding in support of an initiative to launch a Pan African Agribusiness Holding Company. The MoU signed on Tuesday 19 January at the African Union …Read More

In Low Oil Price Situation, Equatorial Guinea Shifts Export Strategy

In Low Oil Price Situation, Equatorial Guinea Shifts Export Strategy

by Africa Business on Jan 25, 2016



India is one of Equatorial Guinea’s biggest importers of crude oil, but much of these sales have been the work of middlemen selling spot cargoes. That is about to change as part of the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy’s shifting petroleum export strategy with Asian economies. “We want to eliminate the middleman,” said H.E. …Read More

IMF Executive Board Completes Third PSI Review for Tanzania

by Africa Business on Jan 22, 2016



The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund completed today the third review of Tanzania’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI)1. In completing the review, the Board also approved modification of the December 2015 assessment criteria on net international reserves and tax revenue, a waiver for the missed June …Read More

Dispatches: Prevent More Bloody Repression in DR Congo

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



NEW YORK, United States of America, January 20, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –One year ago today, demonstrations began in Kinshasa and other cities across the Democratic Republic of Congo to protest attempts by President Joseph Kabila to stay in power. When security forces cracked down on demonstrators, peaceful protests turned violent. Over several days the …Read More

Scientific mission to Kenya

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



From 13 to 15 January, a high-level scientific delegation headed by Ambassador Mauro Moruzzi was in Kenya on a fact-finding mission. The aim of the visit was to assess the potential for collaboration with a number of renowned institutions in the country, which acts as a regional platform. Kenya’s economy has been growing for several …Read More

Reports of Mass Graves and Serious Human Rights Abuses in Burundi

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, January 20, 2016/APO (African Press Organization)/ –Press Statement  Mark C. Toner Deputy Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 19, 2016 The United States is deeply alarmed by reports, including those from the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, of serious human …Read More

Sierra Leone national consultation to rebuild export economy

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



A national consultation kicks off in Sierra Leone today to help the country’s small and medium enterprises reach new export markets, and re-orient an economy still reeling from the Ebola crisis towards sustainable growth. The stakeholder consultation, taking place in the capital Freetown, will look at ways to improve industrial product packaging in key sectors …Read More

MMIE and ONGC Videsh Sign MoU for Energy Cooperation

by Africa Business on Jan 20, 2016



The Government of Equatorial Guinea, represented by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC Videsh) for a sweeping cooperation that could encompass several areas of the oil and gas industry. The Government of Equatorial Guinea was represented by H.E. …Read More

Counter-terrorism measures threaten money sent home by Somali diaspora, UN rights experts warn

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



The vital flow of remittances from diaspora countries into Somalia is under threat as a result of necessary, but inadequately thought-through counter-terrorism measures. United Nations human rights experts have warned that the measures risk severely affecting the human rights of the people of Somalia, and have urged the governments of the United States, the United …Read More

Global executives see emergence of Sub-Saharan Africa as consumer market

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Consumer spending by a fast-growing middle class is as important a growth driver for Africa as mineral and resource demand, according to a new survey of global logistics executives. In the survey, which is part of the 2016 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index (www.Agility.com/2016Index), industry executives rank South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana as the …Read More

Africa Oil & Power Breaks the Mold of Traditional Energy Conferences

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Cape Town, January 19, 2016– The inaugural edition of the Africa Oil & Power conference will be held June 6-7, 2016 at the Westin Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Endorsed by the Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea and hosted by Centurion Law Firm, Africa Oil & Power is an invitation-only …Read More

Quantum Global Bolstering Thought Leadership Initiative

Quantum Global Bolstering Thought Leadership Initiative

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Quantum Global group, the Swiss based investment advisory firm providing specialist investment advice targeting Africa’s growth sectors, is implementing a new strategy aimed at positioning thought leadership as one of its key strategic messaging platforms. Already a committed advocate for Africa and its development narrative, the group will seek to further develop its standing as …Read More

ACI’s 8th FPSO VESSEL CONFERENCE

ACI’s 8th FPSO VESSEL CONFERENCE

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



ACI’s 8th FPSO Vessel Conference will be taking place in London, UK on the 8th & 9th June 2016. With the current oil price crisis taking its toll on the market, the future of the FPSO sector has seen much debate over the past year. ACI’s 8th FPSO VESSEL CONFERENCE will bring together the global major …Read More

AGCO’s 5th Africa Summit Calls for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth in African Agriculture

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



AGCO signs agreement with CNFA and announces 2nd Future Farm AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, today held its fifth annual AGCO Africa Summit in Berlin, Germany. The Summit is a joint initiative of AGCO, Bayer CropScience, Rabobank and De Lage Landen. The 2016 …Read More

Digital awards are more than a slap on the back

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



The annual IAB SA Bookmark awards has in less than eight years of existence established itself as the country’s premier digital industry awards, and amongst the most coveted awards in the South African marketing landscape. Josephine Buys, CEO of the IAB SA, states that this is in line with international trends, where digital marketing is …Read More

Lake Abijatta- Shalla the Great Rift Valley Lakes

Lake Abijatta- Shalla the Great Rift Valley Lakes

by Eden Sahle on Jan 19, 2016



The sheer 14 meters deep Lake Abijatta covers 17 kilometers long water inhabiting countless flamingos, eagles, geese, ducks and white pelicans. Home to over 400 bird species the place is a famous site in the country for bird watching. The 260 meters deep Lake Shalla is one of the deepest lakes in Africa and is …Read More

Timket Ethiopian Exclusive Carnival

Timket Ethiopian Exclusive Carnival

by Eden Sahle on Jan 19, 2016



Special to Ethiopia, this colorful three-day annual carnival, Timket is celebrated on the 21st of January  to commemorate Christ’s baptism. The celebration dates back to the 16th century and involves laying long red carpet on streets, worshiping, feasting and procession. During this religious festival, the streets are filled with pilgrims who come to re-enact the …Read More

Infrastructure for an African healthcare system being laid down by local entrepreneurs with help from Facebook and Merck

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Facebook and Merck are supporting I Care 4 Africa, an initiative between a Silicon Valley based NGO and a Ghana based incubator to catalyze the current healthcare system in Africa. California based Hack for Big Choices and Ghana based, Impact Hub Accra , recently teamed up to host the largest hackathon in Africa last February. …Read More

IFIF 2016 to Address Regulatory Challenges to Accelerate Development of Islamic Finance in Africa

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Historic Africa forum to host key policymakers to drive discussions on regulations enabling integration of Islamic finance into financial system and realizing Islamic finance potential Khartoum, Sudan: The upcoming second International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016) will serve as a key platform for critical discussions on developing effective regulation and supervision of Islamic finance …Read More

Ethiopian and Rwandan spice-farmers to receive best practices training in South India

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Programme aims to revive the failing ginger production in Ethiopia Strengthen ginger and turmeric value chains in Ethiopia and Rwanda Training to benefit over 80,000 farmer livelihoods Geneva: January 15, 2016 – As part of its Supporting Indian Trade and Investment for Arica (SITA) project, the Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC) is collaborating with the …Read More

Offshore West Africa confirms partnership with UK Trade & Investment

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Offshore West Africa Conference & Exhibition, owned and produced by PennWell Corporation has confirmed a Strategic Partnership with the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) for the upcoming 20th anniversary edition in Lagos, Nigeria. Taking place on 26‐28 January 2016 at the Eko Hotel & Suites, Offshore West Africa has formulized a long‐standing working relationship with …Read More

Ingenico Group deploys the largest base of terminals to develop Financial Inclusion in Africa

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Ingenico Group (Ingenico.com)  (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING), the global leader in seamless payment, has reached a strategic fifty-thousand terminals landmark to serve the unbanked population and becomes the indisputable Financial Inclusion-enabler in Africa. “This milestone is taking us to the forefront of the Financial Inclusion market in Africa where three quarter of the population is …Read More

January 2016 sees another contraction for Med Basin and Persian Gulf – Arabian Sea cement FOB prices

by Africa Business on Jan 19, 2016



Greenwich (CT), USA, January 19, 2016 – On a monthly basis, cement prices continue to drop, according to the CW Research’s January update to Med Basin, Persian Gulf – Arabian Sea and East Africa Cement and Clinker price assessment. “Our previous month’s forecast has proven to be true: not only did price contractions become more …Read More

AfricaBusiness.com Newsletter



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