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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

Panama Papers: The AU/UNECA High Level Panel’s Warnings on Tax Evasion, Illicit Financial Flows and Tax Havens are Not Just another Recommendation!

by Africa Business on Apr 9, 2016



- Statement by Thabo Mbeki, Chair of Panel Over the past few days, there has been a furore in the global community regarding reports on “the Panama Papers”, an enormous leak of more than 11 million documents which are said to date back up to four decades and are allegedly connected to a Panama law …Read More

SWIFT Africa Advisory Group to hold inaugural meeting at the African Regional Conference 2016 in Mauritius

by Africa Business on Apr 8, 2016



SWIFT’s Africa Advisory Group, founded to provide senior industry insight into Africa’s financial markets, will hold its first meeting in Mauritius in advance of ARC 2016 SWIFT’s Africa Advisory Group (AAG) will hold its inaugural meeting on 16 May 2016 in advance of the SWIFT African Regional Conference in Balaclava Mauritius. Comprising key industry players …Read More

The Government of Ethiopia is offering tax and loan incentives to encourage local pharmaceutical production that will ultimately reduce the cost of drugs, increase job opportunities, improve economic growth and enhance foreign exchange inflow.

by Africa Business on Apr 8, 2016



Ethiopia has previously relied heavily on pharmaceutical imports – or international manufacturers with a footprint in the country – to meet a growing consumer demand for medicine. As a result, several initiatives will be rolled out to improve the quality of healthcare in the country, owing to a large gap in the supply and demand …Read More

The Government of Angola is aware that the high reliance on the oil sector represents a vulnerability to the public finances and the economy more broadly.

by Africa Business on Apr 8, 2016



The sustained efforts over many years to promote economic diversification have already resulted in a significant increase in the contribution of the non-oil sector to GDP to 69,1% percent today, compared to 40 percent in the mid-80s. However, the oil sector still represented over 95% percent of export earnings and 52% percent of government revenue …Read More

Galvanising African Agriculture Through Efficient Farm Mechanisation

Galvanising African Agriculture Through Efficient Farm Mechanisation

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



Vision of the Future from Massey Ferguson: Lusaka, Zambia 8 April 2016; New Ideas, New Techniques, New Thinking Massey Ferguson (MasseyFerguson.com), a worldwide brand of AGCO (NYSE:AGCO) (AGCOcorp.com), is inviting farmers and agricultural dealers from across Africa to attend its exciting ‘Vision of the Future’ farm mechanisation event at the AGCO Future Farm in Lusaka, …Read More

Engen digs deep to partner world-leading uranium mine

Engen digs deep to partner world-leading uranium mine

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



Engen Petroleum, a leading producer and marketer of fuels, lubricants and oil-based products, is digging deep to ensure full operational efficiency for the Husab Uranium Project in Namibia during March 2016. China General Nuclear Power Holding Corp (CGNPC), China’s biggest producer of nuclear energy, has commenced mining at Husab. Once in full production, Husab will …Read More

Massive Leak of Secret Documents from Panamanian Firm Reveal Movement of Billions of Dollars in Suspect Transactions

by Africa Business on Apr 4, 2016



Panama Papers Show How World Leaders, Celebrities, Wealthy Individuals and Even Governments Use and Abuse Secrecy Jurisdictions of Global Shadow Financial System GFI Calls on Governments to Collect and Publish Beneficial Ownership Information for Accounts to Limit Future Abuses like those in the Panama Papers Leak WASHINGTON, DC—Leaked documents from global law firm Mossack Fonseca …Read More

DRC Mining Week: “We believe in this sector and in this country”

by Annemarie Roodbol on Mar 30, 2016



DRC Minister of Mines Martin Kabwelulu Labilo at opening session in Lubumbashi in June “There is no doubt that 2016 is a challenging year for the mining sector and therefore, also for the DRC” says Elodie Delagneau, event director for the upcoming DRC Mining Week that is taking place in June in Lubumbashi, the heart …Read More

Invest Sierra Leone – Sierra Leone’s only annual investment forum returns to London

by Africa Business on Mar 30, 2016



Invest Sierra Leone, the only annual forum dedicated to encouraging investment into Sierra Leone, returns to London on 5 May 2016.  Endorsed by the Sierra Leone Investment and Export Promotion Agency (SLIEPA), Invest Sierra Leone is a not-for-profit collaboration between Freetown Insight magazine, Sierra Leone’s only business journal, and leading global law firm – Herbert …Read More

AHIF Togo

AHIF Togo

by Africa Business on Mar 30, 2016



AHIF Togo is now happening on June 21-22 in Radisson Blu Hotel 2 Fevrier in Lomé. Have a look here: http://bit.ly/1PfRqmT #AHIF16

The Warmest Hospitable Town Gambela

The Warmest Hospitable Town Gambela

by Eden Sahle on Mar 30, 2016



Situated 844 kilometers west of Addis Ababa hiking in Gambela is one of the biggest trophies you can have on your travel wall of fame. Gambela is one of Ethiopia’s underrated cities. Tourism is still fairly minimal in this town, but there’s so much to discover. If you get off the beaten path and visit …Read More

Energy and Environment Partnership Southern and East Africa announces opening of its 12th and 13th Call for Proposal

by Africa Business on Mar 30, 2016



As a challenge fund, the Energy and Environment Partnership Programme with Southern and East Africa (EEP S&EA) (http://www.EEPAfrica.org) is seeking high-quality applications for projects in the two regions that can contribute to the reduction of poverty by promoting inclusive and job-creating green economy and by improving energy security while mitigating global climate change. EEP is …Read More

Aspiration to Make Ethiopia Top Five Destination in Africa

Aspiration to Make Ethiopia Top Five Destination in Africa

by Eden Sahle on Mar 30, 2016



Tourism is a booming industry in developing countries with ever increasing market share that account for two-thirds of globally sought destinations. In Ethiopia only, the industry generates $2.9 billion annually creating close to a million jobs covering 4.5% of the GDP. Travel & Tourism is an important economic activity in most countries around the world. …Read More

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