Land registration, credit and agricultural investment in Africa

Author(s): Daniel Domeher, (School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK), Raymond Abdulai, (School of the Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool, UK) Citation: Daniel Domeher, Raymond Abdulai, (2012) “Land registration, credit and agricultural investment in Africa”, Agricultural Finance Review, Vol. 72 Iss: 1, pp.87 – 103 Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing […]

Unique Program Which Brings Solar to Remote Africa Receives Recognition from Soluxe Solar

  Solar Provider honors African “Pay as You Go” solar program with Solar Flare award DARIEN, Conn., July 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — While remote villages in Africa may not be the most expected place to find solar, IndiGo is shining light on unheard of locations through a “Pay As You Go” solar program which allows […]

IBM Supports Accelerated Adoption of Technology in Tanzania

  DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — IBM (NYSE: IBM) today (July 4) signed a collaboration agreement with the Tanzanian Ministry of Communication, Science and Technology to help accelerate the adoption of technology as part of Tanzania‘s ongoing development and strategy to increase its competitiveness in East Africa. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090416/IBMLOGO ) IBM will work […]

Video: Footage shows African ‘ghost town’

A giant new Chinese-built city has sprung up on the outskirts of Angola’s capital Luanda. Nova Cidade de Kilamba is a brand-new mixed residential development of 750 eight-storey apartment buildings, a dozen schools and more than 100 retail units. Designed to house up to half a million people when complete, Kilamba has been built by […]

Energy Trends in Africa: Will Africa be the Global Green Energy Leader?

CAPE TOWN, South Africa, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — With the latest supply of power grids, power generation efficiency and movement toward energy-efficient buildings, Africa is at the brink of a green energy revolution – or is it really? The Frost & Sullivan Energy and Power Systems business unit will be hosting a complimentary web conference that […]

Africa provides vast potential for micro-insurance

Micro-insurance coverage has expanded dramatically globally from the 78 million low-income people identified in 2007 to the current estimates suggesting the sector is approaching 500 million lives covered today. This growth has been largely driven by both the active involvement of governments to better help citizens protect themselves against risks and the availability of payment […]

Can Africa Industrialise?

  by John Page Abstract Africa needs structural change to sustain growth. Industry with and without smoke stacks is key, but Africa has deindustrialised since the 1970s. Can Africa industrialise? Rising costs and domestic demand in Asia offer an opportunity. However, trade in tasks, firm capabilities and agglomeration will drive industrial location choices. Strategies to deal […]

Evaluating enterprise policy interventions in Africa: a critical review of Ghanaian small business support services

Obeng, Bernard and Blundel, Richard (2012). Evaluating enterprise policy interventions in Africa: a critical review of Ghanaian small business support services. Journal of Small Business Management (in press). Abstract Enterprise policies play a central role in economic development across Africa, but more effective, evidence-based policy evaluation is required to inform future interventions. The paper aims […]

SA’s Top Restaurant Brands

Spur has been identified as SA’s leading restaurant brand, according to the results of a survey conducted by Acentric Marketing Research. The survey was conducted in the first quarter of 2012 and included 21 restaurant-chain brands. The survey was conducted amongst a scientifically selected sample of 364 online panelists, and has a margin of error […]

Only 0.27% of the world’s top 1 million sites are hosted in Africa

Africa, with its over 1 billion people, has reached a 13.5% Internet penetration rate, and there are plenty of big websites about the continent. But where are those sites hosted? It would be safe to assume that there are big sites about Africa hosted outside the continent, but what would be the top 100 sites […]

New trends in insurance and opportunities in Africa

  The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference Presentations New trends in insurance and opportunities in Africa by David K Ronoh Managing Director CIC Life Assurance Ltd Please download presentation: Presentation David K Ronoh (.pdf Acrobat Reader)

African Short-term Insurance Industry Trends

  The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference Presentations   African Short-term Insurance Industry Trends   by Brian Kapito, Projects Manager, NICO Holdings Limited Malawi Please download Presentation – Brian Kapito.pdf   AIRC 2012 again proved that it is the event of choice for regional insurance players as more that 70 delegates attended the first day. […]

DEVELOPING A REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A STABLE AND THRIVING INSURANCE INDUSTRY IN AFRICA

  The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference Ibrahim Kaddunabbi Lubega, The CEO, Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda DEVELOPING A REGULATORY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR A STABLE AND THRIVING INSURANCE INDUSTRY IN AFRICA Please click here to download Presentation

The Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference Presentations: Fighting Insurance Fraud In Africa & What insurers can do to avoid leaving money on the table Subrogation and dispute resolution (Acrobat Reader)

The 2nd Annual Africa Insurance & Reinsurance Conference kick started today with a compelling opening speech on Charting new structures to ensure a stable and thriving regional insurance market by Ibrahim Kaddunabbi Lubega, The CEO, Insurance Regulatory Authority of Uganda.  Photo number from left to right the moderator – Sam Ncheeri, MD, Eagle Africa Insurance […]

Clean Power Africa in Cape Town to focus on new opportunities in hydro and solar industries

South African Energy Minister Dipuo Peters to welcome delegates The Clean Power Africa conference and exhibition in Cape Town in September will focus on new opportunities in the clean energy sectors such as retrofitting hydropower to current dams and helping the mining industry to use excess water to provide onsite power. South Africa’s Energy Minister […]

Report says Southern Africa’s development is not integrated

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil, June 21, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — A new report by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) says while the linkages between the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainable development are well understood within Southern Africa, the subregion has not adopted an integrated approach to development. The report, “Progress towards […]

IFC and Norway’s Scatec Solar to Develop Solar Power in West and Central Africa

WASHINGTON, June 11, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Scatec Solar, a Norwegian company specializing in photovoltaic solar systems, have signed an agreement to develop solar power projects that will supply renewable energy to address electricity needs in parts of West and Central Africa. IFC InfraVentures, the […]

Timber & Steel prices in Kenya 2012

Cypress: 2×2: KES 25 per foot.4×2: KES 60 per foot.Mukima: 2×2: KES 20 per foot.4×2; KES 40 per foot.Cpress: 6×1:KES 36 per foot.Mukima: 6×1: KES 23 per footPlywood: KES 300 per m2.Barbed wire:610m@ KES 5,000480M@ KES 3,800Barbed wire Nails @ KES 200 per kg.Iron Sheet:Gauge 30 prepainted box/curved profile.IT4 2m-900=KES 600 per m2Gauge 30-2m kes560=KES […]

Africa Loses Billions in Potential Trade Earnings, Falls Short of Vast Promise in Cross-Border Business―New World Bank Report

Washington, February 7, 2012 – With African leaders now calling for a continental free trade area by 2017 to boost trade within the continent, a new World Bank report shows how African countries are losing out on billions of dollars in potential trade earnings every year because of high trade barriers with neighboring countries, and […]

Dr. Tererai Trent, Founder of Tinogona, to Speak at Walden University Academic Residency

Inspirational voice for empowerment, education and change will address doctoral students on Feb. 18 in Atlanta MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Dr. Tererai Trent, inspirational speaker and founder of the nonprofit organization Tinogona, will speak to more than 600 doctoral students at Walden University’s academic residency on Feb. 18 in Atlanta. Her moving story […]

Live Camera: Agadir, Morocco

Finding the cheapest Hotel in Agadir, Morocco with the maximum facility. To visit a renowned place like Agadir you are must to book a hotel. And finding the most suitable hotel for you is not very easy especially in Agadir Morocco. But it could be a little hard to find the right one for you […]