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The Concept of Using E-business and Online Marketing for Companies

Abstract: The use of information technologies in the economy improves operational efficiency of companies. The Internet became an essential tool for successful trading in local and international markets. A new concept of e-business will have significant impact on the future economic development of the country. The establishment of the Ministry of e-business would be a […]

Mining: Embracing Alternative Strategy to Weather Challenges

Adopting traditional cost control measures may not suffice to turn the sector around, say experts Article by: Robert Bagatsing, Marketing Manager, Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power Robert Bagatsing is currently the group marketing consultant for Zahid Group, the parent company of Altaaqa Global CAT Rental Power. A graduate of Strategic Marketing Management from Harvard Business […]

Frost & Sullivan: Strong Investment Activity Fuels Industrial Adhesives Market

South Africa and Kenya experience a rapid increase in usage across several industries The global transition from conventional materials, such as wood and glass, to lighter and more economical materials like plastics is driving the industrial adhesives market. With the adoption of these new materials comes the need for better methods of assembly and suitable […]

Are African Companies Utilizing Social Media?

In my last article I spoke about the importance of technology, rule of law, democracy and infrastructure to the economy. I looked at how technology is directly linked to foreign direct investment (FDI) and how FDI is important to the overall health of the economy. Take for an example Zimbabwe, it is a relatively modern […]

India – Africa: Investing in the future

Richard Fenning is the Chief Executive Officer of Control Risks ( Richard joined Control Risks in 1993 and was head of the firm’s New York office from 1997-2000. He was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2001 and CEO in 2005. Richard is a frequent speaker on how geo-political risk can impact on a company’s operations […]

Security in Africa: Structural challenges are reaching crisis point

The latest report from Think Security Africa ( is the organisation’s fifth annual review on security in Africa. It assesses changes in Africa’s security situation between 2013 and 2014 in three main categories: (1) Challenges impacting the national chain of command, (2) Maintaining territorial integrity, and (3) Societal management. Download the report at: Watch […]

Is Africa Harnessing the Power of Technology?

Africa like every continent is utilising technology. If you go to any rural or remote part of the continent you are likely to see an older gentlemen or lady talking on a cell phone. From business activities such as banking to social networking, Africa is enjoying a surge. Many technological and economic experts predict that […]

Top Risks for African Economies in 2015

In May 2000, The Economist ran with a cover titled, “The hopeless continent”, painting stark gloomy picture for Africa. Fast forward just over a decade later, and the narrative had changed. In its 2011 December issue, the cover of The Economist read, “Africa rising.” True to form, Africa had transformed from a warring, stagnant and […]

Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections, and Indonesia

Fikrejesus Amahazion Examining Ethiopia: Bahir Dar, Defections, and Indonesia. DECEMBER, 2014 As 2014 draws to a close, the recent defection of several high-level Ethiopian military personnel,[1] and the Ethiopian government’s bloody crackdown on protests in Bahir Dar[2] highlight serious questions about Ethiopia’s tense internal socio-political situation and the West’s ongoing support for Ethiopia’s repressive […]