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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

Equatorial Guinea Inaugurates Pioneering CNG Plant

Equatorial Guinea Inaugurates Pioneering CNG Plant

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



- Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy and SONAGAS officially inaugurate compressed natural gas infrastructure. – CNG bus terminal and cooking gas bottling plant situated at Punta Europa gas processing center. – Equatorial Guinea is the first country in the region to introduce CNG and gas-powered public transport. Equatorial Guinea has unveiled the latest in …Read More

Mauritania: “Safeguards against torture must be made to work” – UN Rights expert urges

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



United Nations human rights expert Juan E. Méndez today called on the Mauritanian authorities “to put into practice the existing laws and safeguards for the protection from torture and ill-treatment for all suspects and detainees in Mauritania.” “The legal safeguards against torture and ill-treatment are in place, but they don’t work,” warned the UN Special …Read More

7th annual International Port Security Conference

7th annual International Port Security Conference

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



7th annual International Port Security Conference 1 – 2 June 2016 London, UK Contact e-mail: zgale@smi-online.co.uk Contact tel:  James Hitchen +44 (0) 207 827 6054 www.internationalportsecurity.com/africabusiness The SMi Group is proud to announce the 7th annual International Port Security Conference. The event will be held in London on the 1st and 2nd of June 2016. …Read More

The Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit to take place on March 7th and 8th 2016

The Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit to take place on March 7th and 8th 2016

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



Global leaders in business, government, academia and civil society to speak at The Economist Events’ Nigeria Summit 2016 Lagos set to host global leaders at The Economist’s Nigeria Summit 2016 The events’ arm of the foremost International socio economics news magazine, The Economist has concluded plans to hold the 11th edition of the annual Nigeria …Read More

AviaDev Africa – Ready For Take-off

AviaDev Africa – Ready For Take-off

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



Unique opportunity to connect aviation and hotel sectors AviaDev Africa, a unique platform bringing together airlines, airports, hotel and hospitality investors for the first time, is being launched this year in Rwanda. www.aviationdevelop.com The inaugural forum on aviation route planning and development will run in parallel with the prestigious Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF), providing …Read More

Malawi: Ritual murders of people with albinism must end

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



The killing of a woman with albinism in Malawi highlights the government’s shocking failure to protect the right to life and personal security of this vulnerable minority, said Amnesty International. The mutilated body of Eunice Phiri, a 53-year-old woman with albinism, was found on 28 January in the Kasungu National Park. Her arms had been …Read More

IMF, Ghana and DFID Highlight the Value of Data for Better Economic Policies in Africa

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



One of the largest regional conferences on the importance of data for better macroeconomic policies was concluded today in Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Government of Ghana, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the conference brought together policymakers from over forty African countries as well as representatives …Read More

Africa premiere for Massey Ferguson’s Farm Mechanisation Package at US/Africa Business Summit in Addis Ababa

by Africa Business on Feb 3, 2016



Africa premiere for Massey Ferguson’s Farm Mechanisation Package at US/Africa Business Summit in Addis Ababa AGCO, Your Agriculture Company (NYSE:AGCO) (AGCOcorp.com), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment is showcasing its new Massey Ferguson Farm Mechanisation Package at the 10th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st-4th February 2016. The package is aimed …Read More

Benin and IFAD work together to boost food and nutrition security while creating jobs for young people

by Africa Business on Feb 2, 2016



The Republic of Benin and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Market Gardening Development Support Project (PADMAR), an initiative that will create some 3,000 new jobs, particularly for young women and men, and improve food and nutrition security in 27 municipalities of seven departments in …Read More

US$352 billion railway projects underway in the Middle East

US$352 billion railway projects underway in the Middle East

by Africa Business on Feb 2, 2016



Middle East Rail set to mark 10th anniversary of the show February 2nd , 2016 – Dubai, UAE: The Middle Eastern & North African countries are forging ahead with plans to establish a strong passenger and freight transport network with 16 major railway projects worth US$352 billion currently under way in the region, according to …Read More

Extractive Resources have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa

by Ronald Chawatama on Feb 1, 2016



Interview with ECPDM Deputy Manager, Isabelle Ramdoo By Ronald Chawatama: Animus Sustainability Portal (http://animus-csr.com) Extractive Resources (ER) have not benefited resource-rich countries in Africa. This trend has been recorded for a while, what interventions needs to be put in place for the countries and their economies to benefit? The benefits from the extractive sector have …Read More

The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) Summit will be held in Africa for the first time

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



TICAD VI will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 27-28 August 2016. H.E. Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya, announced today, Saturday 31 January 2016, in the company of H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC) and Mr. Katsuyuki Kawai, Representative and Special Advisor to the Prime …Read More

IMF Executive Board Completes the Third Review of the Precautionary and Liquidity Line for Morocco

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



On January 27, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third and last review of Morocco’s economic performance under a program supported by a two-year Precautionary and Liquidity Line (PLL) arrangement, and reaffirmed Morocco’s continued qualification to access PLL resources. The current two-year PLL arrangement in an amount equivalent to …Read More

Practical agricultural and agro-processing initiatives among the action plans for the 2016 African Year of Human Rights

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is set to invest in securing women’s rights to land and other productive resources, developing their capacity to boost food production and creating more wealth for family farmers, while preventing and minimizing food losses and waste. The objective being to enforce women’s right to land, …Read More

Ethiopian Airlines partners with IOCC Consulting

Ethiopian Airlines partners with IOCC Consulting

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



Ethiopian Airlines and IOCC Consulting are now in the final stage in concluding a long-term agreement between the two companies. The initial part of the agreement was signed on 14 January 2016 by Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam and IOCC Consulting’s CEO Mr. Dustin Paul Wilden. The agreement will include a mutually beneficial …Read More

African Capital Markets continue to reflect strong figures for 2015 – but challenging times may lie ahead

African Capital Markets continue to reflect strong figures for 2015 – but challenging times may lie ahead

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



In line with global trends, 2015 was a challenging year for African capital markets in the wake of market volatility and the emergence of renewed global economic uncertainty in the latter part of the year, while the first half resulted in the highest levels of both equity capital markets transactions and proceeds raised in the …Read More

United States Announces Nearly $100 Million in Additional Food Assistance for Ethiopia

by Africa Business on Feb 1, 2016



U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith announced an additional $97 million in emergency assistance for Ethiopia today, to address the ongoing humanitarian crisis resulting from the impacts of the El Niño phenomenon. This additional contribution includes more than 176,000 metric tons of food to be distributed to over 4 million Ethiopians and refugees. It builds …Read More

Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar

by Africa Business on Jan 29, 2016



The Governor of the Bank of Botswana, Ms. Linah Mohohlo, and the Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Mr. Min Zhu, hosted today in Gaborone, Botswana, a regional conference entitled “Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa—Raising the Bar” [1]. Delegates included senior officials from a number of countries representatives of the private sector, …Read More

African Union Leadership Academy to Promote Good Practices towards the achievement of Agenda 2063

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



The Administration and Human Resources Management Directorate (AHRMD) of the African Union Commission (AUC) launched the African Union Leadership Academy project today, 28th January, 2016 at the AU in Addis Ababa Ethiopia under the theme: Driving the Africa We Want. The launch was attended by H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the Commission, H.E. …Read More

IMF Executive Board Approves Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement and Stand-By Credit Facility for Kenya

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved on January 27, 2016—without an Executive Board meeting[1]—an-extension of both Kenya’s Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) and Arrangement under the Standby Credit Facility (SCF) to March 15, 2016. This extension will provide time to the authorities to finalize fiscal measures for 2015/16 and implement structural measures under …Read More

Commissioner Acyl articulates the dire need for Africa’s structural transformation in line with the Agenda 2063

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



The Commissioner for Trade and Industry of the African Union Commission (AUC) had a press briefing today on the margins of the 26th African Union Summit of Heads of State and Government, under the theme: “The African Union’s Trade and Industry Agenda as a catalyst for Africa’s Development”. H.E. Mrs. Fatima Haram Acyl highlighted the …Read More

Libya conflict lingers leaving nearly 2 million in need of health care

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



As Libya’s yearlong peace talks aimed at establishing a unity government stall again, the lives of millions of people needing urgent health care linger in the balance. WHO and health partners require a total of US$ 50 million in 2016 to meet the urgent life-saving needs of nearly 2 million people. Speaking at a special briefing …Read More

26th AU Summit: The African Union must adopt an emergency plan for Burundi to avoid the outbreak of an open conflict

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



While the African Union is currently holding its 26th summit in Addis Ababa, FIDH urges heads of States and governments to adopt a strong resolution to overcome the multi-faced political deadlocksthat could lead to the outbreak of an open conflict in Burundi. This emergency plan for Burundi must include a binding roadmap establishing an effective …Read More

Essay: South African Business Culture

by Africa Business on Jan 28, 2016



What do you know about business culture in South Africa? Does it differ from American business culture? When you have decided to do business in South Africa, it is smart to learn something new about the culture of the local people. You will never succeed in business if you do not know about their lifestyle, …Read More

The Egyptian government to engage DFIs and investors to outline 30GW of energy projects this February

The Egyptian government to engage DFIs and investors to outline 30GW of energy projects this February

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



Next month (16 -18 February 2016) Egypt’s government, regulators and public sector stakeholders will discuss the role of DFIs and the private sector to fund and build 30GW of electricity generation, transmission and distribution projects that are about to go to tender, and projects which will require additional investments and partnerships to be completed.   …Read More

Annual Investment Meeting 2016 delegation head to Africa to tap FDI opportunities

Annual Investment Meeting 2016 delegation head to Africa to tap FDI opportunities

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



AIM committee targets pan Africa FDI market, described as the fastest growing region globally, achieving 19-fold increase between 1990s and 2013 24 Gulf investors played a key role in the re-emergence of North Africa as a leading FDI destination in 2014, says EY report   Dubai, UAE, January 2016: At a time when the African …Read More

Irregular Migration in Horn of Africa Increases in 2015

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



In 2015 five countries in the Horn of Africa – Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia, and Sudan – experienced a marked increase in irregular migration by land and sea from a year earlier. The increase is drawn from five indicators: (1) Arrivals in Yemen from the Horn of Africa. (2) Arrivals in the Horn of Africa …Read More

Ivory Coast – Gbagbo and Blé Goudé at the ICC: An important step towards justice for victims of the post electoral crisis

by Africa Business on Jan 27, 2016



On 28 January 2016, former President of Ivory Coast Laurent Gbagbo and former Minister and leader of the Young Patriots (COJEP) Charles Blé Goudé, will face ICC judges at the opening of their joint trial in The Hague, Netherlands. Our organisations underline this judicial episode’s great significance in the fight against impunity for international crimes …Read More

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