Year 4 | Edition 14 | 4 August 2017
Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur moves to Ghana and raises $4.8 Million for start up

Since repatriating to Ghana, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form LOGIQUE, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.

The products provide a wide array of services ranging from loyalty and payments to SaaS (Software as a Service) for data collection...

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Grad Coach South Africa launches free MBA question and answer service
Grad Coach, a leading South African postgraduate support provider, has launched a free MBA Q&A service that allows MBA students to get answers to their burning questions, all at no cost...

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[Startup Interview] Ebenezer Adjei, Founder, Unicorn Microsystems Limited, Ghana
Unicorn Microsystem Limited, a Ghana based IT start up has since its inception three years ago been on an overdrive to tap into the growing IT needs of a burgeoning SME clientele through bespoke solutions ranging from business applications, website development, mobile app design and consulting...

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Rentorr redefines South African property market with one stop shop concept
Rentorr is a dynamic online platform that brings together property owners, real estate players, vendors, people who want to rent a home, in one space. It offers solutions that completely align with the realities of the 21st century...

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[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa’s economic stardom is pegged on value addition
In one of the most historic payouts in the history of Kenyan agriculture, tea farmers last year received Sh61.99 billion, about $597 million, in what was attributed to a favourable demand for the leaf at the international markets and good climate...

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[South Africa] AXS Systems makes residential estate, office park management easier with integrated online platform
AXS Systems recognizes the challenges faced by South African residential estates and office parks who struggle to manage various aspects of their communications and resident interactions...

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[Startup Interview] Damian Avar, Founder, DoctorsHub, Nigeria
Damian Avar is a medical doctor, social entrepreneur and health business consultant. He founded DoctorsHub Nigeria, a digital-based, simplfied platform to access medical consultation for Nigerians...

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Western Lotto brings international lottery brands to Nigerian market
With the support of a UK firm, entertainment and gaming company Western Lotto Nigeria Limited entered the Nigerian market July 10 with five international lottery games and pledged to change the landscape of gaming in the country...

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[Column] Flora Mutahi: What does a declining retail sector spell out for our country?
I am not certain that we, as a nation, have fully grasped the extent to which a declining retail sector can negatively impact our entire economy. Let us imagine a scenario that well illustrates the gravity of the matter...

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Political uncertainty leads to drop in M&A deals in Africa in Q2 2017 - Baker McKenzie index
Baker McKenzie’s latest quarterly Cross-border M&A Index shows that there were 17 inbound M&A deals in Africa in the second quarter of 2017. The 17 inbound deals reflect a 48% drop from 33 deals in Q2 2016. On a quarter-by-quarter basis, inbound deal volume also dropped - by 45% - from 31 deals in Q1 2017...

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Teraco launches Riverfields Hyperscale Data Centre in Johannesburg

Sapiens establishes local office in South Africa

[Somalia] Electro Power Systems integrate wind energy to existing microgrid to meet growing power demand

[Kenya] Virtual lender, Branch, hits Sh3.6b in loans

[Senegal] UNIDO, World Bank in Sustainable Cities Management Initiative to build resilience


Nigeria to extend gas pipeline to Cote d’ Ivoire

Somalia economy projected to grow at of 5-7% over medium term

Erin Energy announces the arrival of rig to Oyo Field, Nigeria

Belfrics Global launches new bitcoin exchange in Kenya

Nigeria Technical Cooperation Fund celebrates first ten-year life cycle


Commercial Bank of Ethiopia expands ATM network with real time system

[South Africa] Vodacom accelerates rural coverage programme

Sub Saharan Africa middle class total daily spending more than $400 million, study

Ethiopia and UK sign energy compact to increase access to clean energy, create jobs

[South Africa] EcoSlips launches ecofriendly transaction slips to replace paper


[Column] Bob Koigi: Why African passport makes great business and economic sense

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Online Education - Linking up Africa with some of the best colleges in the world

[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria

[Column] Logan Fransman: Transportation and Logistics essential to achieving NDP 5 goals of Namibia

[Column] Ehiedu Iweriebor: Nigerian Economic Recovery through Industrialization and Diversification by Public and Private Sector Synergy

[Interview] Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, Senior VP, Conservation International Organization, Kenya

[Column] Kamal Mokrani: Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

[Startup Interview] Chika Uzor, Founder, GlamAfric, Nigeria

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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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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