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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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Kenya Grounding Africa’s Economic Growth

Located in East Africa and sharing its borders with countries including Ethiopia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, Kenya has often been referred to as the commercial “gateway” to and regional hub of East Africa. This comes as a result of the strategic importance the coastal city of Mombasa plays, which is one of the busiest ports along the East African coastline.

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Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential.

Flagship African energy events EAPIC and WAPIC transition to Future Energy to address continent’s power potential. The industry is changing and so is the role of the traditional utility. Some of Africa’s most iconic regional power events in East, West and Central Africa, including EAPIC and WAPIC, have been renamed to Future Energy, reflecting the optimism and potential of the energy and power sectors on the continent. “Energy is fundamental to economic development of every country, driven by population increase and industrialisation, with a landscape of depleting fossil fuels and climate change,” says Claire O’Connell, the event director of the Future Energy Power Portfolio at the event organiser Spintelligent.

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DEAL 2017 to Spur Amusement Industry in Africa.

DEAL 2017

African millennials are changing their consumer spending patterns, from markets to malls, where they can eat, socialize and get entertained at Family Entertainment Centers (FEC) apart from shopping. Also there have been key amusement parks in Egypt, Nigeria, Tunisia and South Africa which have enticed people around the African region. DEAL 2017 will bring to Africa the largest show in the amusement industry and will provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector, as per International Expo Consults – the organizers of the show. In the wake of growing developments in the African region, it is essential for shows like DEAL to bring key players of the amusement and leisure industry to converge at a focal point to showcase ingenious products which can benefit the market. African tourism has seen a boost is simultaneous to the economic growth being experienced across many parts of the continent. Reports predict that direct contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP will increase by 4.8% per annum, to USD121.3bn which is approximately 3.2% of GDP by 2026.

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Developers in Middle East and Africa to compete for $20,000 in Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge

Facebook just launched the Facebook Bots for Messenger Challenge, a contest to recognize and reward developers who are able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger. From today, 15th February 2016, Facebook will accept applications for its Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge until 28th April, 2017. Over 20,000 USD cash prizes are expected to be won by s developers across the Middle East and Africa region who will be successful in creating innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The contest is designed in three categories: Gaming and Entertainment; Productivity and Utility; and Social Good. Applicants (Developers) in teams (maximum of three) are invited from the Middle East and Africa region to create bots in these categories.

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Morocco Accepted Back to the AU: Good or Bad?

Thirty-nine out of fifty-four states of the AU agrees to accept the Kingdom of Morocco back into the AU after the country opted out 33 years ago. Having being named as one of the brightest 50 economies in the world by Bloomberg, it is of no doubt that Morocco is having a very good economic prospect in Africa and also visionary in diverse sectors needed for economic growth by many other African nations. Morocco is the second largest African investor in the continent, and between 2003 and 2013, 51% of its foreign direct investment went to Sub-Saharan Africa, peaking at 88% in 2010.

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Travel trends to follow in 2017

With the New Year blooming with so many new dreams and ambitions taking adventurous time is a must to explore and to have a new perspective in life. Although often times we overlook the necessity of travel in life; experts in psychologists and at Jumia Travel say that it must be our vital part of our life to lead a productive and renewed life style.

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1.2 Billion People Travelled the World in 2016, 58 million to Africa – UNWTO.

Destinations worldwide welcomed more than 1.2 billion people in 2016; while 6 billion people toured within their borders, in an unprecedented growth of the domestic travel sector. This is according to the latest tourist barometer report released by United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

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Africa expected to see moderate growth recovery in 2017 and 2018 amid challenging global environment: UN report

Higher global commodity prices and stronger domestic demand will support Africa’s growth

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