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First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum Urges German Companies to Trust in African Investment Potential

At the first ever Germany-Africa Business Forum, held March 23 at the Adlon Kempinski in Berlin, participants urged the German business community to intensify investments in the African continent. Highlighting Africa’s need for capital, machinery, technology and skills, speakers said German businesses were well positioned to add greater value.

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Africa Celebrates World Water Day 2017 – Wastewater as a Resource.

World Water Day

World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. This year’s theme: Why waste water? in support of SDG 6.3 on improving water quality and reducing, treating and reusing wastewater.

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Africa’s oil and gas industry set to meet at the 16th Africa Independents Forum in May

The 16th Africa Independents Forum, a key event on the international oil and gas calendar, will get underway in London on the 24th and 25th of May.

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Liberated Africa: Pathways to Self-Transformational Development

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted. Different political systems – single party rule, personal rule and military governments have come and gone.

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FinTech Impact for Africa: Re-Imagining Financial Services

As a result of their unique blend of trail-blazing technology and disruptive innovation, FinTech players have the ability to accelerate the digital transformation of financial services in Africa and, in turn, spur existing banks to rapidly ramp up their own innovative approaches to meet the financial needs of under-served markets across the continent.

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Africa theme park stakeholders to gain from ‘DEAL 2017’: International Expo Consults (IEC)

Parks in Africa are known to inculcate fun mixed with learning

The African stakeholders of the theme park industry will stand to benefit from the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017 (DEALmiddleeastshow.com), as per International Expo Consults, the organisers of the show. With people patronizing theme parks across Africa and the growth of the amusement sector in the region, shows like DEAL can help the stakeholders of the amusement and leisure industry to come under one roof and discover the best kept secrets of the industry.

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Tigo Tanzania awards $40,000 to support projects run by local social entrepreneurs

Tigo Tanzania Managing Director, Diego Gutierrez (right), hands over a dummy cheque to Nancy Sumari, (right, in white), one of the winners of the Tigo Digital Change-makers’ awards in Dar es Salaam last Thursday. Looking on are, Tigo Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Halima Okash, (center) and Reach for Change Country Manager, Josephine Msambichaka (Photo Courtesy: Tigo)

Tigo Tanzania (www.Tigo.co.tz), in partnership with a non-profit organization, Reach for Change (http://Africa.ReachForChange.org), has given an award of USD 20,000 each to two winners of the 5th edition of the Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs who use digital tools and technology to improve communities and impact future generations. In addition to a substantial financial grant, winners are provided with access to Tigo and Reach for Change Incubator Program, which provides them with advice, expertise and access to global networks, enabling them to build financially sustainable social enterprises that create lasting, large scale change to the community.

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GE Lagos Garage to Train 25 entrepreneurs from Tony Elumelu Foundation

Lagos Garage, a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration will be accepting 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs every year to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program.

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We have a new winner – Samsung is Africa’s most admired brand

Samsung claims top spot as the most admired brand in Africa; MTN falls eight places but still remains Africa’s most admired and most valuable brand.

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Tanzania: A Leader among Africa’s Emerging Markets

The United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) has recorded an annual average growth rate of more than 6% over the past decade and is on course to maintain a robust growth rate of over 6.5% going forward. Despite global economic and financial uncertainties, the economy has been able to achieve these consistent growth rates coupled with a low inflation rate, driven by activity in sectors such as mining, energy, construction and manufacturing.

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