Author Archives: Africa Business

Get a head-start on an inspired retirement

  Since the concept of retirement was introduced in Germany just over 100 years ago, medical advances have meant that people are living longer, making their golden years a potentially fruitful and productive chapter of their lives. The downside is that very few of us save enough to cater for a lengthy retirement. So says […]

SMARTON® – the intelligent crane from Konecranes

  Intelligent, modular and versatile – SMARTON sets new standards in technology, flexibility, efficiency, and safety. SMARTON is the result of Konecranes’ 50+ years of experience with heavy-duty lifting applications in process industries. Since its launch, SMARTON has been adopted by many of the world’s leading industrial companies because it offers the right mix of […]

POWER-GEN Africa 2012 confirms further Keynote Speaker

  Energy Conference & Exhibition focused on sub-Saharan Africa to provide Global Technology for Local Solutions 6-8 November 2012, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, RSA With under three weeks to go before the inaugural POWER-GEN Africa, it has been announced that the event has secured the participation of Engr. Reynolds Bekinbo Dagogo-Jack, Chairman of the Board […]

Cooperation Agreement Signed Between EMRC and the Bamanga Tukur African Center for International Trade and Development to Further Agricultural Development in Africa

  Nigeria and EMRC agree terms in preparation for the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum 2012. Brussels, Belgium, October 21, 2012 –(– EMRC and the the Bamanga Tukur African Center for International Trade and Development officially signed a join agreement launch the EMRC-Rabobank Project Incubator Award 2012 which promotes and provides a platform for innovative business projects […]

EMRC and PanAAC Call Industry Leaders and Civil Society to Partner for the AgriBusiness Forum 2012 as Africa’s Agri-Food Sector Becomes Essential for Global Development

  Public – Private Partnership given key role in future of Africa’s agricultural sector to ensure long-term development. Brussels, Belgium, October 21, 2012 –(– The annual pan-African AgriBusiness Forum will be held this year in Dakar, Senegal from 25-28 November 2012 under the official patronage of the Government of Senegal, bringing together the sector’s major […]

Majority of Credit Active Consumers Don’t Know Their Credit Score

  Personal finance and price comparison website,, found that the majority of respondents that participated in its poll in July 2012 did not know their credit score. Cape Town, South Africa, October 21, 2012 –(– The results of a poll conducted by Justmoney reveal that many consumers fail to realise the importance of knowing […]

Bharti Airtel becomes the fourth largest mobile operator in the world

  Over 250 million mobile subscribers NAIROBI, Kenya, October 21, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Bharti Airtel (, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 20 countries across South Asia and Africa moved up one notch in the world wide ranking to be the fourth largest mobile operator in the world in terms of […]

One Concierge & Legacy Concierge Provide Access to Local Concierge Services in South Africa

  One Concierge is able to provide assistance for clients on the ground and in the country of South Africa. Boca Raton, FL, October, 2012 –(– One Concierge (, a luxury concierge and lifestyle brand, announced additional client support in the country of South Africa through an agreement with Legacy Concierge, a full service personal […]

AIOGACE 2013: 2nd Angola International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition

  AIOGACE (Microsoft Word) “On behalf of the Ministry of Petroleum, Republic of Angola and AME Trade, we are pleased to invite you take part in the second edition of the Angola International Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition ( AIOGACE ) The first edition was a major success and attracted a total of 43 […]

UMEC 2013: 1st Uganda, Mining, Energy & Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition

  UMEC 2013 (Microsoft Word format) UMEC 2013 is a turnkey event focusing on the Republic of Uganda’s mining, energy and petroleum potential and their sustainable development. UMEC will feature two days of conference sessions, a trade exhibition, round table discussions, seminars as well as touristic trips and technical visits. The event will be organized […]

Richard Chandler Corporation Invests in Union Bank of Nigeria

  SINGAPORE, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The Richard Chandler Corporation  announced that it has invested US$112 million to support the recapitalisation of Union Bank of Nigeria by Union Global Partners Limited (UGPL) consortium. This investment equates to a 13.4% position in Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN). Founded in 1917, UBN is one of Nigeria’s most recognised […]

The 2nd Liberian Mining, Energy & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (LIMEP 2013)

  LIMEP 2013 (Microsoft Word) The 2nd Liberian Mining, Energy & Petroleum Conference & Exhibition (LIMEP 2013) will take place from 09 – 11 April 2013, in Monrovia, Republic of Liberia. This event is organised by the Ministry of Lands, Mines and Energy, in partnership with AME Trade Ltd. LIMEP 2013 will focus on Liberia’s […]

The 3rd annual Zambia International Mining & Energy Conference & Exhibition (ZIMEC 2013)

  ZIMEC 2013 (Microsoft Word) The 3rd annual Zambia International Mining & Energy Conference & Exhibition (ZIMEC 2013) will take place at the Government Complex, in Lusaka, Zambia from 18th -20th June 2013. Building on the success of the previous edition which attracted over 62 speakers, 72 exhibitors and over 600 participants emanating from 30 […]


  Will support implementation of US-Africa Clean Energy Finance Initiative JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, will dedicate a senior staff member for South Africa in 2013, aiming to leverage the country’s position as a business hub and strategic U.S. partner into new investment opportunities […]

1st Cameroon International Mining Conference & Exhibition (19 – 20 February 2013 Yaoundé, Cameroon)

  CIMEC 2013 (1st Cameroon International Mining Conference & Exhibition ) will take place from 19 – 20 February 2013 at the Hilton Yaoundé Hotel, Yaoundé, Cameroon. The event is organised by the Ministry of Industries Mines and Technological Development in association with AME Trade Ltd. The event will feature a two day conference, exhibition […]

Tánaiste to discuss African trade opportunities with 120 Irish business leaders

  DUBLIN, Ireland, October 19, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ – Tánaiste to discuss African trade opportunities with 120 Irish business leaders EVENT: • Representatives of more than 120 Irish companies will gather for the Africa Ireland Economic Forum at the Smurfit School of Business in Dublin to discuss trade and investment opportunities in Africa. • […]

Burkina Faso: World Bank grant to support regional “center of excellence” serving engineering students from 36 countries

  The World Bank’s Board has approved a grant of US$10 million to improve existing training facilities and house more students at the International Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering (2iE) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. As many as 2,500 students will now be enrolled at 2iE by 2015, up from just 650 in 2009. The […]

Africa’s Energy Challenge: World Bank Africa Vice President Makhtar Diop

  Remarks at the IMF/World Bank 2012 Annual Meetings Event: The Energy Challenge of Africa Good afternoon everybody. I’m very grateful and thankful to the Japanese authorities for organizing this event jointly with the World Bank and for extending their hospitality to all of us here. I would like, in particular, to thank Minister Gemba, […]

Dolat Ventures to Target Resource Expansion on Diamond and New Gold Projects in Sierra Leone

  NEW YORK, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dolat Ventures Inc. (OTC: DOLV) a diamond development company focused on West Africa, is pleased to announce its plans to initiate its diamond mining and has its target on new gold resource as part of its diamond project in Sierra Leone. Following new in soil surveys of […] Reports Solid Global Growth & Useage For Its Video Conferencing Services reports a 57% increase in video conferencing participation in the 3rd quarter and 9000 video conferencing calls in September alone for its video conferencing services.   OSLO, Norway and MYSTIC, Conn., Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — reports a 57% increase in video conferencing participation via traditional video conferencing hardware systems during the […]

New Hedge Fund Software Expands into the South African Market

  TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian software vendor SGGG Portfolio Systems, SynOps Investment Operations and Deutsche Securities Johannesburg today announced the successful implementation of the SGGG Portfolio System across Deutsche’s hedge fund client base in South Africa. Graeme Lappin Director of SynOps commented, “The SGGG system is ideal for the South African hedge […]

Noble Energy Announces Trema Exploration Results Offshore Cameroon

  HOUSTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) today announced that the Trema exploration well in the Tilapia license offshore Cameroon reached its target objective and encountered reservoir-quality sandstones that were water-bearing. The well is currently being plugged and abandoned. The Company’s total cost of the Trema well is estimated at […]