Opinion and Insight: Video is the new black in marketing

desere-orrillVideo is the new black in marketing, suggests Deseré Orrill, the co-Founder of Ole! Media Group and Managing Director of Honeykome and Videoswarm

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Developmental Projects in Ras Al Khaimah Presents an Investment Opportunities

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Obviously, most people around the world wants to have one or two vacation in one of the emirates in the UAE. Dubai receives numerous visitors in a year and currently, the GDP of the emirate is substantially dependent on tourism now. As most visitors will fly into Dubai, the fun and stay of vacations do not stay in Dubai. One hour away from Dubai is one of the emirates hosting some favorite developments in the United Arab Emirates – the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK).

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IoT will change the African landscape of data communications

jeremy-potgieterWhy Africa needs the industrial revolution that is the Internet of Things [IoT]

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Intra-African services industry a growing reality

Botswana multi-national delivers world-leading safari product across Africa

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MOBILE RETAIL COMMERCE IS GROWING AT A RATE OF 44%, Says Experts

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Research by Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobility solutions and the Aite Group indicates that mobile retail commerce is currently a boom market – growing at 44 per cent. More specifically, experts are saying that digital wallets will lead the mobile ecommerce as it ensures a safer transaction compared to other means of commerce. Speaking on the issue, Ron Van Wezel, who is the Aite Group Senior Analyst, mentioned that using digital wallets allow consumers and businesses to trade without any limitation of specific sales channels. He explained that digital wallets provides extra security and is very much convenient as it can be used online and offline.

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IBM cloud is aiding business expansion in Africa

African companies adopting IBM hybrid cloud solutions to help boost their businesses by maximizing the efficiency and impact of their industries. The IBM cloud is now working with 8 companies across Africa.

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The Africa Renewable Energy Forum, 2-4 November 2016 at The Four Seasons Hotel, Marrakesh

At COP 21 it was determined that approximately $19 billion of finance will be provided annually by developed countries for Africa’s renewable programme by 2020. In addition, Japan announced $10bn per year in public and private finance also to reach Africa by 2020.  New pledges to climate funds, including the Adaptation Fund, Least Developed Countries Fund, and the Green Climate Fund (GCF), added up to more than $1.5bn. In addition, all multilateral development banks have pledged to scale up climate finance in developing countries by 2020, to more than $30 billion per year.

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Chaix Brothers Show

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Aircraft model passionate, two brothers, Gaëtan and Godefroy imagined a real musical aerial ballet with model planes. In 2011, they were finalist at the TV program France got Talent. Since then, they are making their show in France and worldwide.

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Urgent investment needed in walking and cycling infrastructure to save millions of lives and combat climate change

  • Of the 1.3 million people dying each year from traffic accidents, 49 per cent are pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists
  • Malawi, Kenya, and South Africa most dangerous countries to walk and cycle
  • Motorized transport responsible for 23 per cent of global CO2 emissions

In Malawi, a total of 66 per cent of all road fatalities were pedestrians and cyclists; in Kenya 61 per cent; South Africa 53 per cent; Zambia 49 per cent; and in Nepal 49 per cent

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First GSEN learning workshop in Africa to be hosted in Accra

by Reach for Change

In every corner of the globe there are passionate people who solve the world’s toughest problems thanks to entrepreneurial solutions. We call these people social entrepreneurs. Their ventures create jobs, alleviate poverty and make the world a better place.

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Zambia highlights key essentials to Africa’s development

Zambia made the remarks at the just-concluded Africa-week joint debate on New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD), focusing on the progress in implementation and international support as well as on the decade to roll back malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa

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Minister Davies welcomes R120 Million Investment by 3M

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the R120 million investment by the United State- based multinational company, 3M to expand its operations in South Africa. 3M is a science and technology company that produces thousands of imaginative products, and are the leader in scores of markets – from consumer, safety and graphics, electronics and energy, healthcare and industrial.

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The BRVM becomes the 1st Stock Market for Islamic Finance in Africa with Five Sukuk Listings amounting to 766 Billion FCFA (1.3 Billion USD)

The Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM)

The Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM)

The Regional Stock Exchange (BRVM) admitted in its listing the first five Sukuks issued by Côte d’Ivoire, Senegal and Togo, on the sidelines of the 2nd Forum on Islamic Finance in Africa held in Abidjan

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African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) officially open for business in Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, looks to ease investors’ concerns

(L-R) Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Dina Mufti; Gabriel Negatu Regional Director AfDB; George Otieno, CEO of ATI

(L-R) Ethiopian Ambassador to Kenya, Dina Mufti; Gabriel Negatu Regional Director AfDB; George Otieno, CEO of ATI

In both countries, ATI has a current project pipeline estimated at over one billion USD, which is expected to double in the short-term based on existing demand for its products

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Cybersecurity skills gap is a danger to businesses

Mark McCallum, CTO, Orange Business Services

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UBA makes a profit of N 62 billion in 9 months

By HUMPHREY NKONDE

United Bank of Africa (UBA) has in the last nine months increased its profits by seven percent representing N62 billion before tax.

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Public interest factors in merger control are creating uncertainty for investors in Africa

Xolani Nyali, senior associate, Competition & Regulatory Practice, Bowmans

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