Author Archives: Africa Business

Quantum, AI turns computing into a ‘loaded gun’

Quantum, AI turns computing into a 'loaded gun'

Biggest-ever DevConf opens with warning on ethics in new world of computing Quantum computing and AI and machine learning are dramatically changing the face of computing, presenting the risk of a range of unintended consequences. This is according to Cliff de Wit, former chief innovation officer at Microsoft and now the CTO and co-founder of […]

Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford has revealed that improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015. The study published in the “Nature International Journal of Science” is the first accurate estimate of urban […]

Angola: From War to Wildlife Beauty

Bay of Luanda (view from Island of Luanda), Angola. June 2008. Author: Paulo César Santos

Angola, a country which has been within the grasp of heavy war for decades. Angola got her independence in the year of 1975. But another dark era was waiting for them. Just after achieving their independence in 1975, the civil war began lasted till 2002, which means for almost 27 years! But the best part […]

Africa needs policies to protect its economies from vulnerabilities

African Business News

Mr. Elhiraika said Africa’s growth is projected to remain strong, moderating around 3.2% in 2018, but expected to recover to 3.4% in 2019 and 3.8% in 2020 African countries need policies that can help build resilience, raise potential growth and inclusiveness if the continent is to achieve the sustainable development goals and aspirations of Africa’s […]

Why Invest In Chicken Production in Africa

Living in a Sub-Saharan can be a lot harsh. In a country full of barren lands it can be hard to relocate a source of protein, making a product like chicken hard to come by as the people of general cannot afford it, making it available to only a specific line of affluent people. Why […]

Doing Business in Top 5 Cities of South Africa

Map of South Africa, with provinces, neighbouring countries and oceans labelled in English. Author: Htonl. Source: Wikipedia.

Easy of Doing Business in Thekwini (Durban) Easy of Doing Business in Cape TownSouth Africa is a country of a mixed economy. It has a relatively high gross domestic product than other countries in Africa. Despite having a mixed economy and high GDP, South Africa has a problem of poverty and unemployment. Business is a […]

Booking the hotels in Addis Ababa for your budget

Addis Ababa

Hotels in Addis Ababa are known for their great service and generosity. The nation is blessed with an array of flora and fauna. In addition, the country has lots of sunshine throughout the year. Consequently, the most fashionable tourism catchphrase of the country is “13 months of sunshine”. Lots of travelers stopover Ethiopia each year […]

Cape Verde aims for the magic Million

Tarrafal beach in Santiago island in Cape Verde - Cabo Verde

Demand to outstrip supply – major investment opportunities Cape Verde could be on the brink of a hotel development wave if the government fulfils its promises to improve infrastructure and transport links. It aims to attract more than a million tourists a year by 2020, far more than the current hotel supply can cope with, […]

The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti – Report

Map of Djibouti. Author Alvaro1984 18

EXX Africa (EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. The trade of illegal weapons implicates senior government officials in Djibouti, which suggests that the Doraleh port terminal, which is now under government control and suffers from porous customs checks, will increasingly be leveraged as an arms trade hub. However, […]

SA tech company tackles water crisis

“SAVING WATER GETS A SMART SOLUTION“ Cape Town’s drought has changed most South Africans’ thinking around water usage and the future of the country’s water supplies. Government tariffs and self-regulation has meant a re-think in our relationship with water and how we go about using, saving and re-purposing this scarce resource. A Cape Town company, […]

Zanzibar tourism attracting more emerging markets including the Gulf region

Zanzibar

Hafsa Mbamba | Founder & Managing Director Destination Zanzibar Zanzibar is witnessing a renaissance in tourism as the sector continues to attract international operators from new markets. How do you see this evolution impact the hospitality industry as a whole considering the size of the island? Zanzibar is witnessing a renaissance in tourism attracting more of […]

Farming module provides locally produced food all year round

A new, unique solution enables profitable ecological cultivation in urban environments Exsilio, a Finnish enterprise, has developed a high-tech solution for cultivating salad and herbs, among others, in urban environments. The solution comprises a redesigned container, where ecological local food can be cultivated efficiently. “Our solution is ideal for example for restaurants and institutional kitchens […]

Unearthing the IoT in Agriculture

Real-time monitoring of airborne pathogen spores for M2M disease forecasting IoT M2M connectivity specialist Eseye has partnered with Burkard, designers and builders of air samplers for agricultural research since 1953, to harness the power of the IoT. Burkard has developed a piece of real-time pathogen monitoring equipment to predict and provide an early warning system […]

Energy access related start-ups have been among the most prominent of the start-up scene in the recent years in East Africa

Exclusive interview with Paras Patel, Investment Manager, Energy Access Ventures, Kenya. At the upcoming Future Energy East Africa, he is a part of a panel discussion on the potential of mini grids. 1) Let’s start with some background on Energy Access Ventures and the work that you do there. Energy Access Ventures (EAV) is a […]

Tourism and hospitality Industry patterns in Africa

Jumia Travel & Accor Hotels give insights into Africa’s Hospitality Industry, 2017 Tourism in Africa is essential for both international and intra-border trade; apart from serving as a major employer by contributing 1 /10 jobs (UNWTO) the sector also serves a unique role in cultural integration and intermediation, therefore cementing the basis for regional trade. […]

Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry

Sheraton Hotels & Resorts(www.StarwoodHotels.com/sheraton), part of Marriott International, Inc. (www.Marriott.com), announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry (www.SheratonGrandConakry.com), welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for their exciting destinations, distinguished designs, and excellence in service and guest experiences. The newly built hotel marks Marriott International’s […]

The Grand Opening of the first Golden Tulip in Kenya strengthens Louvre Hotels Group’s development strategy in Africa

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 […]

Ethiopia is East and Central Africa’s largest importer of food processing and packaging machinery

Ethiopia has the largest economy in East and Central Africa and is one of the fastest growing economies in the world, registering six to ten percent economic growth between 2004 and 2014 and a forecast of real GDP growth of 8.5 percent in 2015 and 2016 (IMF). The Ethiopian agrofood, plastics and packaging industry attracts […]

Hotel industry in Africa

Investments from international hotel chains and the spread of Jovago’s impact confirm a great growth of the hotel industry on the continent. Following 142 new hotel development projects in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in 2014, Ethiopia is ranked among the top 10 largest markets for international hotel chain developments. North Africa has the largest hotel […]

HID Global and Botosoft Launch Mobile Student ID System in West Africa to Authenticate Over 2 Million Nigerian Students

News Highlights: HID Global and Botosoft built and delivered system to help West African Examinations Council (WAEC) register and authenticate Nigerian students. Mobile Student ID system helps WAEC combat identity fraud and preserve the value of an education in Nigeria. Handheld mobile readers eliminate identity fraud, verify student attendance and manage rules in real-time. AUSTIN, […]

Top 7 business destinations in Africa

Africa’s leading online hotel booking platform reveals top 7 business destinations It’s pretty hard to miss the buzz that has been on about the African economy, with large markets and a huge consumer market-base, Africa has become one of major hub of business in the world. The African continent is deemed the world’s fastest growing […]

Spur buys new gourmet brand, upping its niche market presence

More South Africans will soon get to experience a trendy, new fast but personalised  restaurant concept, now that the Spur Corporation (“Spur”) is set to acquire the majority stake in RocoMamas. The JSE-listed multi-brand restaurant group is buying a 51% share in RocoMamas, a Gauteng-based niche brand, fast developing a following for its customised but […]