Shared Value movement founder and business icon Mark Kramer to headline 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit

Shared Value movement founder and business icon Mark Kramer to headline 2018 Africa Shared Value Summit read more

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Safety, Connectivity, Blocked Funds, ATM & Human Capital Top Agenda for Africa

Over the next 20 years passenger demand is set to expand by an average of 5.7% annually read more

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U.S. Embassy Helps Egyptians Hone Skills During Global Entrepreneurship Week

One week each November, thousands of events and competitions around the world inspire millions to engage in entrepreneurial activity as they connect with potential collaborators, mentors, and investors during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Dozens of world leaders and a network of more than 15,000 partner organizations, including the U.S. government, support this initiative by hosting events and activities that help innovative minds unlock their full potential. read more

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More entrepreneurs are needed to secure SA’s economic growth – the question is how to make it happen faster

By: Donna Rachelson, Seed Engine CEO, incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund read more

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Turkish – SA electrotechnical business in bilateral trade talks

From left to right: Mehmet Kavaklioglu, Vice Chairman of the board of TET; Sindi Mzamo, Treasurer of the Black Business Council; HakanKizartici, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Economy, Republic of Turkey; Chiboni Evans, CEO of the SA Electrotechnical Export Council and AtillaEren, Board member of TET read more

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Cocktails & Dresses! Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience – December 10th, 2017!

Excitement Rings as the 4th Edition of Cocktails & Dresses: Africa’s Greatest Retail Experience Plans to Host over 2,000 attendees on December 10th, 2017 read more

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Destructive impact of conflict on education highlighted in four-country African youth survey

Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is impacting the learning prospects of young Africans according to a new UNICEF survey carried out in four countries. read more

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Rwanda: Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent

  • The IMF team reached preliminary agreement with the government on policies that could support completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI- and SCF-supported programs.
  • Growth in 2017 is expected to be 5.2 percent, well above growth averages for sub-Saharan Africa and an acceleration in the medium term will lead to average growth above 7 percent over the next three years.
  • Headline inflation declined below the central bank’s 5 percent headline target as food supply constraints and depreciation pressures receded, after peaking in early 2017.

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team, led by Laure Redifer, visited Rwanda from October 25-November 8, 2017, to discuss economic policies that could support the completion of the eighth and third reviews of Rwanda’s PSI and SCF-supported programs. read more

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Egypt’s growth picked up during fiscal year 2016/17, with GDP rising by 4.2 percent compared to the projected 3.5 percent

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Mr. Subir Lall visited Cairo from October 25 to November 9, 2017, to hold discussions on the 2017 Article IV Consultation with Egypt and the second review of Egypt’s economic reform program supported by a three-year IMF Extended Fund Facility (EFF—see Press Release No. 16/501). read more

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UK’s export finance available to Ethiopia has increased to £200 million

The UK has doubled the amount of export finance it is making available to support UK-Ethiopia bilateral trade, the British International Trade Secretary, Dr Liam Fox has announced. Dr Fox made the announcement during a visit to Addis Ababa, where he was accompanied by UK businesses from the infrastructure and energy sectors. read more

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