Year 4 | Edition 5 | 24 March 2017
Africa Business Communities will come to Gaborone, Botswana, to meet with you... read more
 
Kenya launches world’s first mobile-only government bond

Kenya has launched the world’s first ever mobile only government bond, allowing the average Kenyans to purchase government bonds on their mobile phone as the East African country seeks to tap into the booming mobile money market...



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Mastercard to support development of Ghana’s digital payment ecosystem

In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa...



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[Interview] Peter Kahihu, Executive Director- Programs Execution, Balanced Scorecard Institute
Peter Kahihu is Executive Director of the Programs Execution at Balanced Scorecard Institute EMEA. He is a veteran in the field of strategy execution and author of four best selling books on Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, Government Performance Management and Public Sector Reforms...


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Mara Social Media acquires global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz

Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets...



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[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Africa’s mobile revolution: strategic focus areas for telcos in 2017

Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout of 3G and 4G networks, as well as an influx of low-cost smartphones, is changing the face of the African telecoms market by making the latest..



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[Kenya] Safaricom unveils ‘Flex’ for customers’ convenience in airtime and data spend

Listed telecommunication company Safaricom has launched an innovative product named ‘FLEX’ that gives customers freedom to choose how they allocate airtime for calls, SMS or data services, in line with customer feedback...



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[Interview] David Njenga, Creative Director, Nick Creations

David Njenga is Creative Director at Nick Creations, an Agency that specializes in brand development, market research and Public Relations. He talked to Africa Business Communities about brand development and diversification and Nick Creations’ role in positioning brands...



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Ethiopian Airlines adds Ahmedabad route to its global cargo network

Ethiopian Airlines has added a new destination to its growing route. The airline will now operate cargo flights to Ahmedabad, a fifth cargo gateway to India, starting March 28...



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[Column] Bob Koigi: Smallholder irrigation a key panacea to Africa’s perennial food shortage

Farmers in Africa can create a trillion-dollar food market by 2030 if they expanded their access to more capital, better technology, irrigated land and grow high-value nutritious foods according to a very insightful World Bank report dubbed Growing Africa: Unlocking the Potential of Agribusiness report in Africa...



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Marriott International to debut Aloft Hotels in Mauritius with signing of the brand’s first adaptive re use project in Africa

Marriott International, Inc. has announced plans to launch its cutting-edge Aloft brand in the capital city of Mauritius with the signing of Aloft Mauritius Port Louis. Slated to open in early 2019, the hotel will be the brand’s first adaptive reuse project in Africa...



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[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Liberated Africa: Pathways to self transformational development

In the period since independence in the 1950s, Africa has undergone profound social, cultural, economic and political changes. Some inherited and historically rootless colonialist political and social systems have collapsed, been transcended and reconstituted...



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[Tanzania] Tigo in continued mobile birth registration support

 

African hospitals adopt SOPHiA artificial intelligence as patients’ care advance

 

Kenya launches world’s first mobile-only government bond

 

Imara acquires 100 per cent stake in Mauritius's Fiducie Forte Management

 

[Kenya] Safaricom unveils ‘Flex’ for customers’ convenience in airtime and data spend


 

John Dekyem Attafuah appointed Managing Director of Ghana Airports Company

 

African tax authorities equipped with tools to deal with transfer pricing issues

 

[Namibia] Industrias Alimentarias de Navarra targets farmers with asparagus growing to sate global demand

 

[Tanzania] National Microfinance bank launches interbank money transfer service to improve customer convenience

 

VOSS Water Norway partners with Voss Foundation to promote clean water, sanitation and hygiene initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa


 

[Kenya] Sanlam Group acquires majority stake in PineBridge Investments East Africa Limited

 

[Ghana] GE Oil & Gas opens new facility in Takoradi Port

 

Guinness Nigeria marks World Water Day by unveiling seven new boreholes in Cross River State

 

Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector - MD, SAP West Africa

 

Ericsson appoints Rutger Reman new President/MD Nigeria


 

Ericsson appoints Rutger Reman new President/MD Nigeria

 

Burundi Joins Afreximbank as participating state

 

Internet Solutions Kenya selects Telco Systems to upgrade its fiber network to 10GB

 

Despite a bold agenda for change, South African business executives claim organizations are not “change agile,” new Mercer study finds

 

[Nigeria] Kwara Govt enters partnership with ANDP to build 5000 housing units


 

[Kenya] Diamond Trust Bank to acquire Habib Bank

 

[Egypt] SDX Energy commences drilling at South Disouq

 

[Nigeria] Skye Bank commences sale of 2017 JAMB/UTME E-Pins

 

World Bank grants Togo $15m to help increase employment opportunities

 

Rwanda to host premier Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue conference

 
 
[Webinar] Interested in how to attract U.S. funding? Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects
As president of the Africa Business Portal I would like to invite you to our next webinar,Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects. Members discount of $10  for a registration price of only $30 through Monday, March 27. Use coupon code AVCPE upon checkout...


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Africa Insights Forum | March 30th | Rotterdam, Netherlands
The Netherlands-African Business Council, in partnership with SGS & Flynth, would like to invite you to take part in our Africa Insights Forum on March 30th at the Wereld Museum, one of Rotterdam’s most iconic buildings...


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2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference | 27-30 June Accra, Ghana

Meet researchers, executives, industry leaders, regulators, investors, and participants from ICT, energy, power & utility industries

Welcome to the 2017 IEEE PES PowerAfrica Conference coming to Accra, Ghana, June 27-30, 2017. IEEE Power and Energy Society (PES) offers this premier international forum on advances...



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Africa Business Communities is looking for Partners for our Kenya Platform
Africa Business Communities is welcoming partners to help us develop some more than interesting new activities.

In addition to our Africa Business Communities website we will launch several spin-off websites, that can be either country platforms, industry related platforms or a combination of the two...


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Join any of our 180 Africa LinkedIn Groups

Africa Business Communities manages 180 LinkedIn Groups. These groups cover every country and every industry on the continent.

Please feel free to join any of these groups and be part of the African conversation...



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If you think this might be interesting to your company or organization, just drop me a line...

Bas Vlugt
Founder Africa CEO Network
bas@africabusinesscommunities.com



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