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Exotic Destinations of Ethiopia

Exotic Destinations of Ethiopia

by Eden Sahle on Apr 23, 2016



The horn of Africa wing, Ethiopia imbeds cross-cultural civilizations from North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East offering you exclusivity you cannot find anywhere in the world. Jovago, Africa’s leading online hotel booking company introduces you to popular spots of this gifted land with unique historical wonders and one of its kind hospitality. Ethiopia’s …Read More

CBM-TEC 2016 brings top speakers to Kitwe showgrounds

CBM-TEC 2016 brings top speakers to Kitwe showgrounds

by Africa Business on Apr 23, 2016



With the third edition of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) now just weeks away, conference speakers and delegates will be tackling head-on the real issues facing Zambian mining. From fiscal policy to power generation for mining, to local content development and value addition, the CBM-TEC conference will be an intensive two-day programme …Read More

Infrastructural Development, an Enabler for Economic Development

Infrastructural Development, an Enabler for Economic Development

by Eden Sahle on Apr 21, 2016



Experts reason out infrastructure development as key for economic growth and poverty reduction in Africa. It’s essential for building markets, creating robust and diverse economies, increasing opportunities for progress and attracting new sources of investment. It is globally reckoned that infrastructure is the ultimate enabler in development unlocking growth potential, creating jobs and bringing wealth …Read More

Minister Toungara Hosts Visiting UK Minister at Abidjan Power Facility

Minister Toungara Hosts Visiting UK Minister at Abidjan Power Facility

by Africa Business on Apr 20, 2016



Ivoirian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Adama Toungara welcomed British Minister for Africa, James Duddridge to the Aggreko power generation facility (Africa.Aggreko.com) in the Vridi area of the Ivorian capital, recently. Minister Duddridge was in Abidjan to meet government ministers and business leaders to foster closer economic and trade links between the two countries and …Read More

Instability and Volatility – Impeding African Currency Trading

by Africa Business on Apr 20, 2016



Since the year 2016 began, we have experienced a series of random fluctuations in prices both in the commodity and financial markets. This has been a global phenomenon and Africa as a continent was not let out of the ongoing global economy shake-up. With most African economies being dependent on commodity markets, the drop in …Read More

Africa bright spots defy doubters with resilience to lower oil and commodity prices

Africa bright spots defy doubters with resilience to lower oil and commodity prices

by Edward George on Apr 20, 2016



By Edward George, Head of Research at Ecobank International Despite a difficult few months for African markets, the continent has pockets of resilience and dynamism which informed, long term investors are returning to exploit. The start of 2016 was tough for both developed and emerging markets. China’s stock market fell by 20%, the S&P by …Read More

Quantum Global Group Announces Regional Expansion Plans in Africa and the Middle East

Quantum Global Group Announces Regional Expansion Plans in Africa and the Middle East

by Africa Business on Apr 20, 2016



New Representative Office in Dubai to Serve as a Gateway for Regional Investors to Africa New Offices Planned in Angola, Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria to Increase African Presence Investors to Have Access to Quantum Global ‘s Portfolio of Mauritius Registered Funds Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 20 April, 2016: Quantum Global Group (Quantum Global), an investment …Read More

Rolls-Royce Supplies 36 Gas Gensets for Power Plant in Ghana

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



- 36 MTU Onsite Energy Series 4000 gensets supplied for power plant – Power plant to feed 56 MW into public grid from May 2016 Rolls-Royce has delivered 36 MTU Onsite Energy brand natural-gas-powered gensets for a gas power plant in Accra, Ghana. The Type 16V 4000 L32 gensets produce 1,560 kW of electric power …Read More

Insurers business in emerging oil rich economies

by Africa Business on Apr 19, 2016



No one thought that global price of oil, which was $110 per barrel in 2014, will fall by a quarter after two years. The current $40 per barrel oil price also shows that the market has not yet improved. Reports show that the price of this commodity is set to remain under pressure for long …Read More

The Future of Corporate Travel in Africa

by Eden Sahle on Apr 19, 2016



The corporate travel landscape is evolving quickly around the continent. A surge in population, rapid urbanization, the adoption of new technologies, as well as the continued unlocking of abundant resources are the prominent trends that are expected to propel Africa’s ongoing economic boom in  the next five years. As the global attention shifts towards Africa, …Read More

4 Ways Mobile Payments Help African Travel Businesses Increase Bookings

4 Ways Mobile Payments Help African Travel Businesses Increase Bookings

by Eran Feinstein on Apr 19, 2016



African consumers are turning to their mobiles for making purchases now more than ever—and it’s easy to understand why. Growing smartphone screen sizes, improved security, and apps for just about everything make it incredibly convenient to pay for anything from utilities to a plane ticket using the device that’s always within arm’s reach. If you …Read More

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (CONSULTING SERVICES)

by Africa Business on Apr 18, 2016



Revitalisation of the Inter- African Coffee Organisation (IACO): Preparation of the 2017-2022 and Strategy and Institutional Review. Financing Agreement reference: 100000038 Project ID No: P-Z1-A00 017 The Inter African Coffee Organisation (IACO)[1] has received financing from the African Development Bank under The Nigerian Technical Cooperation Fund toward the cost of the study for Revitalization of …Read More

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF)

by Africa Business on Apr 18, 2016



AHIF is the pre-eminent event for international investors in hotels in Africa.  It takes place in Lomé, Togo on 21-22 June 2016, at the new flagship Radisson Blu Hotel du 2 Février. The second AHIF will take place on 2-4 October at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Center, Kigali, Rwanda. For more information, visit …Read More

Hotel development in Africa jumps 30% to 64,000 rooms

by Africa Business on Apr 18, 2016



Resilient continent continues to attract investors – Angola surges ahead The number of planned hotel rooms in Africa has soared to 64,000 in 365 hotels, up almost 30% on the previous year, according to new figures from the annual W Hospitality Group Hotel Chain Development Pipeline Survey. The increase is largely down to strong growth …Read More

The Grand Opening of the first Golden Tulip in Kenya strengthens Louvre Hotels Group’s development strategy in Africa

The Grand Opening of the first Golden Tulip in Kenya strengthens Louvre Hotels Group’s development strategy in Africa

by Africa Business on Apr 18, 2016



Louvre Hotels Group, number one hotel group in East Africa, inaugurated its first hotel in Nairobi, pursuing its creation of a network covering all sub-Saharan African metropolitan areas. Already present in 8 sub-Saharan African countries, with 13 hotels comprising a total of 2,020 rooms under its Tulip Inn, Golden Tulip and Royal Tulip brands, Louvre …Read More

Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa Islamic Finance Convention 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 15, 2016



Leading industry providers to unveil innovative solutions at CBM-TEC 2016

by Africa Business on Apr 15, 2016



Taking place from 12-13 May at the Kitwe Showgrounds in Zambia, the third edition of the Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC) will give visitors the opportunity to engage with over 130 leading local and international exhibitors. Unveiling innovative solutions, latest products and cutting-edge technology, the trade expo will enable visitors to see product …Read More

Will slow growth depress investment in Africa?

by Africa Business on Apr 15, 2016



Africa has been an investment magnet for around a decade. Meanwhile recent trends show that the growth of the continent will slow down. The recent economic forecast of the World Bank states that Sub-Saharan Africa’s real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was down to 3.4% in 2015 from 4.9% in 2013. The recent years decline …Read More

Zambia International Investment Forum (ZIIF 2016)

by Africa Business on Apr 14, 2016



  Lusaka, Zambia at the Radisson Blu Hotel, 21st – 22nd of April https://www.homestrings-events.com/ZIIF2016 You can read more about the agenda of the event in the link below: https://www.homestrings-events.com/media/2732/2016-ziif-agenda.pdf

Just Say No to Another Misinformed Analysis

Just Say No to Another Misinformed Analysis

by Fikrejesus Amahazion on Apr 14, 2016



Dr. Fikrejesus Amahazion In his recent article, “Just Say No to Another Failed State,” published by Foreign Policy, Lester Munson claims that the only solution to the long standing issue between Western Sahara and Morocco is autonomy for Western Sahara under Moroccan sovereignty. Problematically, however, the article lacks context and is overly simplistic, is strewn …Read More

Accepting and optimising autism

Accepting and optimising autism

by Africa Business on Apr 14, 2016



Autism is not a disability – it’s merely a “different operating system”.  For years, autism has been treated with intensive one on one therapy.  Autistic adults are speaking out and advocating a change in perception and acceptance! One out of every 45 individuals has an autism diagnosis!  This statistic has increased from 1970, when a …Read More

Will Africa be digitally relevant in the next 10 years?

Will Africa be digitally relevant in the next 10 years?

by Wayne Houghton on Apr 14, 2016



By: Wayne Houghton, Director of Growth Implementation Solutions, Frost & Sullivan Africa By 2025, jobs which were common place in 2015 will no longer exist. Students graduating in 2016, will have obsolete qualifications for which there will no longer be a profession by 2025. – Front-line military personnel will be replaced with robots – Private …Read More

Fleming. cracking Africa’s talent challenges

by Africa Business on Apr 14, 2016



WITH aggregate annual growth exceeding 6% and the continent’s collective GDP forecast at $2.6 trillion by 2020, Africa offers exciting prospects. However, this rapid growth combined with historic underinvestment in human capital is creating a serious shortage of talent in the region. (EgonZehnder 2016, Russel Reynolds Associates report 2015) What are the primary challenges companies …Read More

Landmark secures $20 million from Vantage Capital

Landmark secures $20 million from Vantage Capital

by Africa Business on Apr 14, 2016



Nigeria’s leading property developers secures $20 million funding from Vantage Capital, one of the largest fund manager in Africa. Vantage Capital made the announcement on Wednesday. “We look forward to partnering with Landmark as they develop a world class mixed-use precinct in Victoria Island,” said Vantage Capital Chief Operating Officer, Warren van der Merwe. “We were …Read More

14th Africa Independents Forum in London, May 25th & 26th. Corporate oil and gas players in Africa

14th Africa Independents Forum in London, May 25th & 26th. Corporate oil and gas players in Africa

by Africa Business on Apr 14, 2016



The 14th Africa Independents Forum 2016 (Africa-IndependentsForum.com), held 25-26th May in London at the Waldorf Hilton, being hosted by the Global Pacific & Partners / ITE Group Plc JV, gathers together leading independents and corporate players worldwide and from across Africa, both listed and unlisted, large and small, established and new entrants, and provides enhanced …Read More

QG Africa Hotel LP acquires InterContinental Hotel in Lusaka

by Africa Business on Apr 13, 2016



Private equity fund capitalizes on emerging opportunities in hospitality in sub-Saharan Africa QG Africa Hotel LP, a Mauritius-based fund managed by QG Investments Africa Management Ltd, a company of the Quantum Global group (QuantumGlobalGroup.com), has acquired 100% interest in the InterContinental Hotel Lusaka from Kingdom Hotel Investments for a gross consideration of USD 35.9 million. …Read More

South Africa Gets Investment Awards at the Annual Investor Meeting in Dubai

South Africa Gets Investment Awards at the Annual Investor Meeting in Dubai

by Africa Business on Apr 12, 2016



The Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry (TheDTI.gov.za), Mr Mzwandile Masina is leading a delegation to the Annual Investor Meeting (AIM) which is hosted under the patronage Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The AIM conference focuses on Foreign Directives Investment (FDI) attractiveness, …Read More

Windstream Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for Data Center Interconnect in Chicago

Windstream Deploys Infinera Cloud Xpress for Data Center Interconnect in Chicago

by Africa Business on Apr 12, 2016



Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, and Windstream (NASDAQ: WIN), a leading provider of advanced network communications, announced the deployment of the Infinera Cloud Xpress to provide pre-provisioned high speed connections between data centers in Chicago. As a leading provider of large bandwidth transport solutions, data center interconnect represents a significant revenue opportunity for Windstream. …Read More

Philippines company expands business distributorship networks in Zimbabwe

Philippines company expands business distributorship networks in Zimbabwe

by Wallace Mawire on Apr 12, 2016



A Philippines based company, Edmark International has spread it wings into Zimbabwe with the recent launch of its first Edmark Zimbabwe’s 1st anniversary expo recently on 19 March, 2016. The company is also reported to be registering a growing network of distributors across the country. According to Ms Yeoh Ee Ping, Edmark’s Corporate Communications Manager, …Read More

Learn How to Mitigate and Manage Reputation Risk – The Nr.1 Risk in the world 18 – 19 April in Johannesburg

Learn How to Mitigate and Manage Reputation Risk – The Nr.1 Risk in the world 18 – 19 April in Johannesburg

by Africa Business on Apr 9, 2016



Deon Binneman, the international Reputation Management speaker and trainer known as the Reputation Go-to Guy will facilitate a Reputation Risk Management Master Class on April 18 – 19 at the Hotel Apollo in Randburg, Johannesburg that will show how to mitigate and manage Reputation Risk – the Nr. 1 risk in the world. Worldwide reputation …Read More

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