Exclusive Interview with Bob Turner, Senior Mentor at Challenges Worldwide – UK.

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana. Image: Middle - Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

Photo Credit: Simon Turner, Ghana.
Image: Middle – Bob Turner (Senior Mentor, Challenges Group).

“There is a way to do business in every part of the world. Western way of business as an SME is more of working under comfortable conditions – air conditioned office, easy certification, etc.  But in Ghana and Africa, the entire system is difficult to work in. It is not easy here, you have to make money the hard way. There are not many sources of funding in Africa and entrepreneurs here are always competing for a fair share of the resources available,” said Bob Turner during his visit to Challenges Worldwide in Ghana. Mr. Turner, believes that SMEs in Africa are the future of building Africa’s economy and as such, much attention must be given to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in respective countries in the continent.

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IMF Staff Holds Review Mission to Tanzania

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Mauricio Villafuerte, visited Tanzania from October 18–28, 2016 and held discussions with the authorities on the fifth review under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) program that was approved on July 16, 2014.[1]

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Bringing Renewable Energy to Businesses in Rural Areas in Africa

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Investors have identified opportunities to develop renewable energy in rural areas in several African countries, bringing power to small and medium-size businesses and the communities that surround them.

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The end of one-size-fits all HCM

Technology empowers Human Capital Management to personalise approaches

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Will Agriculture Entrepreneurs Will Be Responsible For Africa’s Economic Transformation?

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For some time now youth in Africa has been increasing social communication on their interest in Agriculture. Some youth have already forsake their academic professions and commit fully to farming and other form of Agriculture. This has led to the believe of many people, that Agriculture could be the solution to Africa’s transformation.

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Could Brexit Be More Beneficial To Africa through UK’s International Development?

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“As we redefine our place in the world following the EU Referendum, it is vital that the UK deepens existing relationships with African countries and establishes new trade, investment and economic links that deliver in our national interests, by bringing new opportunities for British businesses and creating our trading partners of the future,” said Priti Patel – International Development Secretary.

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Lunzuwa hydro-power to spur Zambia’s rural development push

By Hicks Sikazwe

Mpulungu, a small district in Northern Zambia, sits more than 1000 kilometres from the capital city Lusaka.

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Manufacturing remains Zambia’s hope for economic resurgence

In 1968, exactly four years after independence and at a time Copper was enjoying good prices, a thought dropped in the minds of  some  government officials  that there was need to add value to the red metal and manufacture from it products for local consumption.

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Espinaca Innovations: A Case Study in Innovation in South Africa

By Johan Burger, NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

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SA delegation discovers central African port development opportunities

Research and consulting specialists Africa House led a high-level business delegation to central African port cities this month, to explore business opportunities in new port developments in Cameroon and neighbouring Republic of Congo.

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Mauritian-South African banking collaboration key to growing intra-African trade finance volumes

Growing ties between South Africa and Mauritius could fuel trade and investment growth on the African continent with financial institutions leading the way through increased availability of trade finance.

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New Research finds Humanitarian Assistance to Refugees boosts Uganda’s Economy

A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash transfers and land for agricultural production.

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Google Digital skills for Africa trains over 500,000 people in Africa

Google today announced that over 500,000 people in Africa have received trainings in its Africa Digital Skills program which was launched in April. The announcement which was made alongside the launch of its new online training portal for Africa (https://digitalskills.withgoogle.com/) means that the Digital Skills training program has now hit the 50% completition mark, and is on the way to meeting its goal of training 1 million people in Africa in 1 year.

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Long, expensive tech projects to make room for business growth are a thing of the past

Businesses that are experiencing rapid growth can use cloud-based business management solutions to impose process discipline without restricting their flexibility.

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Pro-Western Leadership is Transforming Ras Al Khaimah

One of the most important things for business in Africa is finding a base of operations which offer low operating costs, ease of links to their home country, and importantly and investor friendly environment.  One location which ticks all three boxes is the Ras Al Khaimah.  This is largely due to the work of the emirate’s pro-western leadership which has worked tirelessly to the transform the city-state.

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IMF Staff Concludes Review Mission to Uganda

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Axel Schimmelpfennig, IMF Mission Chief for Uganda, visited Kampala from October 12 to 26, 2016 to conduct the seventh review of the country’s economic program under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) [1].

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Mobile solar/wind and storage solutions for reducing diesel consumption in the mining industry target Africa

Cross-Power-System von PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme GmbH in 73650 Winterbach | 09.08.2016 | Sympra | Redaktion: Christoph Miller | Foto: Jörg Eberl |  www.eberl-photo.de | +49 15201788990 | joerg@eberl-photo.de

Cross-Power-System von PFISTERER Kontaktsysteme GmbH in 73650 Winterbach | 09.08.2016 | Sympra | Redaktion: Christoph Miller | Foto: Jörg Eberl | www.eberl-photo.de | +49 15201788990 | joerg@eberl-photo.de

The expert interview-based study shows how solar and wind microgrids meet the power generation requirements of the mineral exploration sector.

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