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Valuable insights for African companies doing business overseas – International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Report: The Truth About B2B Cross-Border Relationships

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has recently published an in-depth Report on the differences in attitude and approach around the world to commercial contracts and disputes, providing valuable insights and guidance for African businesses trading overseas.

The International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Court of Arbitration proudly presents, and invites registrations to the ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration in Nairobi, Kenya

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) proudly presents and invites registrations to the 8th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration, a multi-day event dedicated to exploring the dynamic landscape of Arbitration and ADR in Africa. 

OmniRetail Emerges First in Financial Times’ Ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies

Omniretail, a B2B enablement platform focusing on digital infrastructure in Sub-Saharan Africa, is proud to announce it has secured the top position in the Financial Times (FT) ranking of Africa’s Fastest-Growing Companies for 2024. The ranking, now in its third year, continues to highlight the dynamism and growth of companies in sectors including fintech, renewable energy, healthcare, e-commerce, and agriculture. 

Impact Africa advances sustainable development in Africa with new regional footprint in Southern Africa

New regional office set to benefit 14 countries including Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Zimbabwe, Zambia and South Africa. Firm has carved a niche in assisting the private and public sectors, multilateral and bilateral organizations, development agencies and not for profit organizations across Africa with sustainability advisory, enterprise support services, impact assessment and capacity building on sustainable development.

Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) Unveils Encouraging Progress to Drive Sustainable Development and Combat Climate Change in Africa

The Africa Carbon Markets Initiative (ACMI) is proud to unveil substantial progress and achievements made in 2023, underscoring its commitment to accelerating climate action, promoting sustainable development, and addressing the impacts of climate change in Africa. By sharing its progress, ACMI is doubling down on its support to African carbon markets, whilst also recognizing the incredible progres that global carbon markets have seen at COP28.

Sudanese woman honored with Hillary Clinton

Sudanese human rights activist Enass Muzamel has dedicated her life to the defense of democracy, human rights, and female empowerment. Born in Sudan, and as the war continues, her dedication and devotion to these issues were honored at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC and recognized by former US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Shelter Afrique roots for climate-resilient affordable housing at the Africa Climate Summit

Governments should create incentives for the production of well-located affordable housing that minimizes construction costs, enhances sustainability, and offers better mobility.

However, Russia is cautious in West Africa

By Cheikh Mbacké Sene  Expert in economic intelligence and sensitive communication – Economic analyst Russia is seeking to escape international isolation following its invasion of Ukraine and is turning to an Africa that is increasingly inclined towards cooperation alternatives. That’s good, each party seems to have to offer what the other is looking for. But […]

Virgin Atlantic Appoints Marc Harding As South Africa Country Manager

Virgin Atlantic is delighted to announce the appointment of Marc Harding as Country Manager for South Africa. Marc joined Virgin Atlantic 23 years ago and held various roles in the operations and commercial departments across Johannesburg and Cape Town. For 13 years, Marc’s core position has been part of the commercial team from Account Manager […]

Insights from the recent World Chambers Congress: why comfort in neutral disputes mechanism is key to the role of international trade as a salve for a fractured world

As the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICCs) 13th World Chambers Congress (WCC) has now come to a close in Geneva, we reflect on the theme of ‘multilateralism key to achieving peace and prosperity for all’.

ONE Campaign urges leaders to seize the opportunity presented by critical New Global Financial Pact Summit

As world leaders gather in Paris to discuss how to accelerate efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, activists from The ONE Campaign are urging them not to waste this critical opportunity.

Radisson Hotel Group announces seven new hotels in Africa for the first half of 2023, maintaining its growth momentum across the continent

Radisson Hotel Group continues its ambitious growth in Africa with the signing of seven new hotels, adding over 1,400 rooms to its African portfolio. The new hotels expand the Group’s brands, spanning from upscale to premium luxury lifestyle with a new market entry in Gambia and the introduction of new brands in key markets with […]

Why choose Mauritius for your cross-border business structuring?

Known by tourists for exquisite beaches, stunning landscapes and for being a multicultural island, Mauritius is considered as a leading country for cross-border business structuring by the international business community.

How private investors can access offshore equity and commodity markets safely

In recent years, the offshore equity and commodity markets have gained significant traction among savvy investors seeking diversification and higher returns. In this article, the Financial advisor at Grayswan, Braam Bredenkamp addresses this issue head-on by providing valuable insights and actionable tips for private investors to safely navigate and capitalize on offshore opportunities.

The International Arbitration Conference Will Reveal the Benefits of Arbitration for African Businesses

In its Centenary year, the ICC’s International Court of Arbitration has set servicing African commercial disputes as one of its top strategic priorities.  Speaking as the 7th ICC Africa Conference on International Arbitration prepares to kick off in Lagos at the end of this month, (31 May to 2 June), ICC Court President Claudia Salomon […]