Year 4 | Edition 13 | 7 July 2017
 
AfDB focuses on fashion industry to create jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy...



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Arik Air resumes Abuja-Accra operation July 17
According to a statement by the airline, flights between Abuja and Accra were suspended in March following the closure of Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja for runway repairs...


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Sub Saharan Africa over the top content TV to account for 40 per cent of region's revenues by 2022, report

Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and video will still be a very immature sector by 2022, with movie and TV episode revenues reaching $640 million for 35 countries...



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[Startup Interview] Stella Sigana, Executive Director, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya

A beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program, Alternative Waste Technologies, Kenya has, in the two years since its inception, made significant leaps in energy production and environmental conservation...



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Sub Saharan Africa over the top content TV to account for 40 per cent of region's revenues by 2022, report

Sub-Saharan Africa OTT TV and video will still be a very immature sector by 2022, with movie and TV episode revenues reaching $640 million for 35 countries...



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New UN report encourages African countries to harness growing tourism sector

African governments should make it easier and safer for Africans to travel within the continent, the United Nations said in a new report has said. The report further noted that tourism demand there is increasingly driven by Africans themselves...



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Erin Energy announces approval of Farm-Out deal with FAR in The Gambia

Erin Energy Corporation has announced that the Government of the Republic of The Gambia has approved the farm-out agreement with FAR Ltd., an Australian Securities Exchange listed oil and gas company, whereby FAR will acquire an 80% interest and operatorship...



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[Column] Korede Ologun: What African countries can learn from Ethiopia and its economic success
East Africa continues to maintain its lead in regional growth in Africa reaching 5.3% in 2016 Real GDP growth. The economic success of Ethiopia is attributable to its desire to grow its economic base amidst structural challenges...


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REDAVIA opens new office in Ghana

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective rental solar power for businesses and communities, has opened its first office and legal entity in Accra, the capital of Ghana...



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[Startup Interview] Mike Bondo, CEO and Co founder, McShop, Democratic Republic of Congo
A high demand for South African products by people in his native country of DR Congo on perceived quality, was the spark that inspired Mike Bondo to start an online shop dubbed McShop connecting buyers to...


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Guinea eyes export of 100 tonnes of pineapple by January 2018

The Delivery Unit, under the Office of the Prime Minister of Guinea (DU), the Ministry of Agriculture and main actors in the sector have set a target of 100 tons of fresh pineapple exports targeting international markets , by the end of January 2018...



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Mastercard invests in 160 South African young female entrepreneurs

More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa (JA South Africa) Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017...



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[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How Edtech improves education in Africa
M-learning, online courses and other aspects of e-learning technology have the potential to enhance education provision in Africa in numerous ways. From raising literacy levels in poor rural areas where education infrastructure is lacking to complementing the existing...


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AfDB and Government of Japan launch Japan-Africa Energy Initiative
The Government of Japan and the African Development Bank have signed a Letter of Intent to launch the Japan-Africa Energy Initiative (JAEI) to provide significant support to the New Deal on Energy for Africa which aims to...


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dotAfrica domain registration open to the public
“The floodgates have finally been thrown open and .africa domains are now available for registration on a first-come, first-served basis,” announced Lucky Masilela in Addis Ababa during the 29th AU Summit...


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Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development
 
Kenya’s private sector activity declines to record low in June on fall in output
 
MTN looks to bolster EBITDA in Nigeria, South Africa

 
Ethiopian Government sets plan in motion to save dwindling forests
 
[Nigeria] NNPC Secures $2Billion Discounts on Renegotiated Upstream Contracts
 

Zimbabwe SMEs receive World Bank, Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe support


 
Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage Training Program
 
Eastern and Southern Africa benefit from $15 million investment to boost food security
 
Africa region strategizes on reaping cruise tourism benefits


 
KAM, GIZ launch TVET Programme in Central Kenya
 
[Nigeria] Citibank grants N500m loan to Accion Microfinance bank
 
[South Africa] AEP Energy lists as Special Purpose Acquisition Company at JSE
 
 
African CEO's wanted for interviews!
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with African CEO's and CEO's of companies doing business in Africa...



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African Startups wanted for interviews!

Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses in Africa...



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Report on Port & Intermodal Projects in West Africa
West African region, much like their easterly neighbours, is experiencing a surge in port development projects which will greatly expand, modernise and link shipping infrastructure across the region over the course of the next five years. With several multi-billion dollar projects already...


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Complimentary Report: Africa EPC Energy Projects – Challenges and Best Practices
Billions of dollars are being invested in EPC energy projects across Africa. The AfDB alone has recently unveiled a $12 billion electrification investment plan, in support of its ‘New Deal on Energy for Africa’ which envisages universal access to electricity for the whole continent by 2025...


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2nd Annual Call Center Conference Africa | 22-24 August 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
There is a growing desire to digitise African contact centres in order to make them as competitive, cost-efficient and customer-centric as possible. These emerging centres are being designed to exceed the expectations of an increasingly digital African population, not to mention BPO customers from around the world...


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