Category Archives: Interview

MENA region is fastest growth area globally for arbitration as better way to solve business disputes

As the International Chamber of Commerce’s Court of Arbitration celebrates its 100th anniversary, President Claudia Salomon tells Africa Business how this global organisation has seen its highest growth in recent years in the MENA region.  In the last 10 years, the number of parties coming to the ICC Court has tripled, with parties from the […]

#NoFalseNewsZone: How to determine fake information

Exclusive Interview With Oluwasola Obagbemi, Corporate Communications Manager, Anglophone West Africa, Meta Oluwasola Obagbemi talked about why the #NoFalseNewsZone campaign is needed, what reliable information is, how to determine lies, and how to solve problems with the spread of fake news. 1. Why do you need to conduct a #NoFalseNewsZone campaign now? The #NoFalseNewsZone campaign […]

The United Arab Emirates, a new strategic player in Africa

Created in 2014, at the initiative of President Macky Sall, the Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security will be held on December 6 and 7 in the Senegalese capital, in the presence of around a hundred decision-makers from the continent, including several dozens of Heads of State – notably those of Niger, South Africa, […]

PLATFORM BANKING AND OPEN BANKING: why it’s the next big thing for banks and their customers

Incumbent banks are starting to look to “platform banking” to stay relevant and loved by customers. But what is platform banking in the first place? And why is it a good thing for society? Anthony de Gray Birch, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Direct Transact, South Africa’s biggest banking enabler of the past […]

What you need to know about Angola’s premier Oil, Gas and Tech Conference

The upcoming second Angola Oil and Gas Service and Technology Conference (AOTC), is set to run in Luanda from 23-25 November and it’s shaping up to be the event of the year. The event billed as the country’s premier oil, gas and technology conference has once again been endorsed by the Angolan Ministry of Mineral […]

An interview with N’Gunu Tiny on COVID and its impact on education in Africa

Interviewing N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Emerald Group about education in Africa. Finding out about education in Africa, its pre-pandemic trajectory and how it has been interrupted by COVID-19. N’Gunu Tiny talks about how this will further impact social mobility and, crucially, what should be done now? Discussing education in Africa, the […]

An Interview with Nadia Langenegger on Biodynamic winemaking

– A return to the natural art of making wine by ULLA DU TOIT Waterkloof was born in the dynamic and unpredictable forces of nature in the centre of the Hottentots-Holland and Helderberg mountains’ embrace. With its highest point at 300 metres above sea level and a scant four kilometres from the False Bay coast. […]

Interview with Amma Group on the development of the diamond industry in Africa

Lucara Diamond Corp. - 998 carat (CNW Group/Lucara Diamond Corp.)

Amma Group specialises in meeting the needs of ultra-high net worth individuals and institutions through a multi-faceted approach, namely Amma Asset Management – focusing on opulent coloured diamonds and precious stones with a proven track record of uncorrelated returns Amma Advisory – providing analysis and advice on creating solutions that have a positive, long-lasting impact […]

N’Gunu Tiny on How blockchain funding will disrupt the games industry in Africa

N'Gunu Tiny - games industry in Africa

N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Emerald Group is an expert in Fintech, blockchain and innovative tech. Here’s his take on the impact blockchain could have on the gaming industry in Africa and around the world. The global gaming industry is one of the few that has managed to thrive in 2020. Lockdown […]

Problems And Prospects Of African Startups Development. Exclusive interview with Sandras Phiri, CEO

Startup Circles is Africa’s No.1 startup school and online accelerator helping entrepreneurs from over 30 countries build commercially viable businesses quickly and cost effectively. Sandras Phiri, CEO, BSc Computer Science, MBA (UCT) Entrepreneur and startup coach. Worked with 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries. Worked in banking, IT, Education. […]

Exclusive Interview with NJ Ayuk

NJ Ayuk is the CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

NJ Ayuk is the CEO of Centurion Law Group and the Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber. His experience negotiating oil and gas deals has given him an expert’s grasp of Africa’s energy landscape. He is the author of few books and one of them named “Billions at Play: The Future of African Energy and […]

How Fintech can help secure the world from the economic impact of viral pandemics

The coronavirus pandemic continues to turn the world and our lives upside down, with the outbreak forcing governments to put into place measures that reduce the risk of contamination, and focus on pre-emptive processes.  The strain on the economy is palpable, and is an impending catastrophe that could exceed the crash of 2008, and the Great […]

Outlook for Cape Town property landscape – Where to invest

“As we end 2019, and reflect on some of the highlights, it’s heartening to note that banks were lending up to 105% and aggressively competing for business – to this end the sentiment was that this was a bullish move by the banks and likely to have been based on a sense that the market […]

Nigerian-South African relations: “We see ourselves first as brothers with a common heritage, and as the two leading economies in Sub Saharan Africa”

Future Energy Nigeria

Exclusive interview with Mr Jerry Ehanmo, Commercial Director –  North West Africa Region for Conlog, a South African success story in the metering industry. The company recently opened its first office in Nigeria and will also be part of the South African pavilion at the upcoming Future Energy Nigeria conference and exhibition in Lagos from 12-13 November. Can we start with […]

Uganda’s Second Oil and Gas Licensing Round Will Attract Investment, Infrastructure Development

Downtown Uganda / Andrew Regan /

The country’s second oil and gas licensing round for the exploration of five blocks in the Albertine Graben, Uganda, aims to increase international investment into Uganda’s oil-rich energy sector, with the government expecting to sign Production Sharing Agreements and issue exploration licenses to successful firms by December 2020. Frank Mugisha, Manager, Second Licensing Round Uganda […]

Hospitality industry development in Africa.

Interviews with global business leaders. Join Mark Willis, Chief Executive Officer, Middle East & Africa, Accor at #AHIF from 23-25 September 2019, Addis, Ethiopia. He will be speaking at our regional leader’s panel to discuss Accor’s growth strategies in Africa, having 143 hotels across the continent and another 60+ to open in the next 36 […]

The Key to Success in Banking Equipment Maintenance: Efficiency and Services Flexibility

Gintaras Petkevicius

Equipment maintenance is a prerequisite for the banking self-service network. The smooth operation of ATMs and POS terminals creates a positive image of a financial institution and guarantees the loyalty of its customers. Service outsourcing is a more profitable alternative to creating service infrastructure. More and more banks entrust equipment support to specialized companies that […]

Growth of African Tourism as industry remains resilient

Mr. Zurab Pololikashvili

The festive season in Africa also marks the highest season in the tourism industry, as demand for getaway destinations in the continent surges. According to a Hospitality Report Africa – 2018/19, IATA’s most popular airline destinations in Africa in terms of traffic are South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Nigeria, Tunisia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Mauritius and Tanzania […]

Interview with Africa’s richest woman, Isabel dos Santos of Angola

Many people around the world are familiar with Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian who is often described as Africa’s richest man. But Isabel dos Santos, 45, an Angolan businesswoman, is Africa’s richest woman and the eldest child of Angola’s former President José Eduardo dos Santos, who was in power from 1979 to 2017. In 2013, according […]

There is hope for Africa’s Energy sector, says Energy Economist

As the Continent’s Energy sector continues to dominate news headlines, Energy Economist Zwelakhe Gila, Head of Trade and Commerce of the African Energy Chamber (AEC) reflects on whether there is hope; why exploration is important; why power utilities keep facing bankruptcy; Africa Oil and Power (AOP) 2018 and why Senegal needs a local content plan. […]

IoT Planning – Seven Key Questions for Highly Effective M2M deployments

Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional head at Eseye, IoT edge to cloud cellular specialists and AWS Advance Technology Partner

By Jeremy Potgieter, SADC regional head at Eseye, IoT edge to cloud cellular specialists and AWS Advance Technology Partner  If you want to utilise IoT and are preparing for a connected device deployment, you’ll probably have worked through many scenarios and options. M2M IoT is a complex area. Each question can lead to more questions, resulting […]

Africa Prefers Fair Trade to Marshall Plans – VP Osinbajo

Remarks by His Excellency, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, The Vice President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, at an Interactive Session Titled “Stabilizing The Mediterranean” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, 24 January, 2018: Q: How realistic is Africa replacing China as the factory of the world, how realistic is […]