Year 4 | Edition 14 | 14 July 2017
Aliko Dangote
 
Aliko Dangote invests $4.6b in Nigeria Agriculture

Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production in the next three years as the company seeks to expand and deal with...



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Race for cloud services is transforming African data center market, Xalam Analytics

The rapid adoption of cloud services and digital applications is transforming the African data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics...



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[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya

Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals...



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Sub-Saharan Africa to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by end of decade - GSMA study
More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017’, was published today at the GSMA Mobile 360...


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BizVibe introduces platform to better connect global buyers with suppliers of African fabric

BizVibe, a smart b2b networking platform for global b2b buyers and suppliers, has announced the next generation of its b2b networking platform for Africa’s textiles industry...



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[Startup Interview] Lateef Apau Wiredu, CEO and Owner, Ilaha Ghana Company Ltd
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops as more farmers abandon it for more modern crops, the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value...


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Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost South Africa cloud adoption
Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service...


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Rwanda’s 2.7 Megawatts hydropower station project set for operation by end of 2018

The Rwanza run-of-river hydropower station located on the Mukungwa River in northern Rwanda, a 2.7 MW hydropower station, is set to start operation by end of 2018...



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Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaboration to improve access to high quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia

Bayer has said it will continue its collaboration with the non-profit organization Fair Planet in the 'Bridging the Seed Gap' project for another four years...



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[Interview] Josh Okpata, Founder and CEO, Eazyhire, Nigeria

Josh Okpata has built a unique business in Nigeria and Kenya, the first of its kind in Africa that allows peer to peer leasing for businesses and individuals...



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Xpress Money and TerraPay partner to enable real time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa

Xpress Money, one of the world's most dependable money transfer brands has partnered with TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch, to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa...



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International Container Terminal Services and Dredging International partner to deepen Congo River

International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and the leading dredging contractor Dredging International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the further deepening of the Congo River...



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Rwanda’s 2.7 Megawatts hydropower station project set for operation by end of 2018

 

Etihad Airways increases frequency to Egypt and Nigeria

 

African Development Bank Group approves historic agreement with European Commission


 

Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Global Market for Mobile Money - GSMA report

 

Afreximbank appoints Ibrahim Sagna Director for Advisory and Capital Markets

 

[Nigeria] GTBank remodels Yaba Library


 

Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost South Africa cloud adoption

 

South Africa signs tripartite free trade agreement

 

Case IH enters Nigerian tractor market through partnership with Dizengoff


 

Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaboration to improve access to high quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia

 

European Union injects $11 million into Liberia budget

 

Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

 
 
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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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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Argus West Africa Roads
The inaugural Argus West Africa Roads conference and exhibition will explore upcoming infrastructure projects and opportunities for doing business in the region.

Taking place in Accra, Ghana on 28 – 30 November 2017, join leaders in the asphalt, bitumen and road construction industries as they explore the main logistical, economical and supply challenges, and the best practices to do business and move ahead in the region...


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