Year 5 | Edition 4 | 26 January 2018
Atlantic Resort, Lagos - Nigeria
 
[Kenya] Liquid Telecom and Strathmore Business School to drive Africa’s data revolution through new analytics center

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Strathmore Business School (SBS), the graduate business school of Strathmore University, to launch a new data analytics centre focused on...



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Mastercard and USAID launch initiative to transform Kenya and Uganda refugee settlement schemes into digital communities

MasterCard and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have launched a public-private coalition that will bring together technology, solutions and experience from multiple sectors to transform refugee settlements...



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[Startup Interview] Olalekan Akinseye, CEO, HFC Clothing Ventures, Nigeria

Olalekan Akinseye runs a clothing entity in Nigeria that is tapping the evolving nature of fashion and the apparel industry to champion the war on cancer. He spoke to Africa Business Communities about the milestones and ambitions of the venture...



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UK’s £ 211million investment in phase two of TradeMark East Africa to grow exports, create jobs and reduce poverty in the region

Visiting UK Secretary for International Development, Penny Mordaunt has announced a new package of support to TradeMark East Africa for implementation of its Strategy2. The UK is significantly scaling up its support to trade and regional integration across East Africa...



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StanChart Zimbabwe invests $7.1m in branch modernisation

Standard Chartered Bank (StanChart) says the opening of its relocated Avondale branch underscores the financial institution’s commitment to provide an ambient and convenient banking environment for its customers...



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[Column] Tobias Alando: Good leadership is paramount to the growth of any economy

The economic development of any country is highly dependent on good leadership. This is particularly so because the core values of a nation are directly linked to equality and equal distribution of resources...



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Offshore installation of Angola-Brazil cable nears completion

The installation of the first direct link between Africa and South Americas nearing completion. The wet-plant installation is progressing in accordance to the plan and the cables will arrive in Brazil at the beginning of February 2018...



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IFC, Société Générale and BNP Paribas in joint venture to finance cotton campaign in Burkina Faso

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a €65 million financing facility with Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (SOFITEX) to finance the 2017-2018 cotton campaign in Burkina Faso...



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[Startup Interview] Aziz Senni, Founder, C Mon Taxi, Senegal
Aziz Senni, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience is piloting a taxi renting model in Dakar Senegal that offers taxi drivers access to ownership of their vehicle through a system combining financing...


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MYDAWA reaches 30,000 registered users disrupting Kenya’s E- healthcare industry

E- health platform E-health platform MYDAWA, hit over 30,000 registered users as of December 2017. The digital service that is enabling consumers to conveniently purchase authentic medicines and wellness products was launched in March 2017...



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[Column] John Syekei: No place in Kenyan healthtech for ‘Wild West’ approach to data
Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, where the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are the latest industries to embrace its benefits. The good news for patients and practitioners...


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[Nigeria] NNPC records $239.10m crude oil export sales

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC posted a total crude oil and gas export sale of $239.10Million in the month of November, 2017. Details of the transactions contained in the recently released November 2017 edition of the Monthly...



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South African CEOs cautiously optimistic about their own company’s prospects for growth in the next 12 months, PwC annual CEO survey
Worldwide the majority of CEOs are optimistic about the economic environment amid geopolitical uncertainty, corporate misconduct and the impact of artificial intelligence on the future job market...


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[Column] Bob Koigi: East African Community. Whither integration agenda?
If the East African community member states are not burning each other’s chicks, or auctioning cows, they are embroiled in trade disputes and mistrust in what has become characteristic of the integration journey...


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Helium gas to become a key component in driving industrialization in Tanzania
Helium One, the mineral exploration company that has been conducting surveying and exploration activities for helium in the Rukwa Region, in partnership with the Geology Department of the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) and Oxford University...


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[Startup Interview] Paul Langlois-Meurinne, Co-founder of Gravity, Kenya
Gravity provides on the fly identity management services for low income populations in developing countries. People just need access to a mobile phone - any phone - to create a robust ID sealed on a blockchain...


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[Kenya] French firm Total SA commits to Lokichar-Lamu oil pipeline

French oil firm Total SA has confirmed its commitment to the Lokichar to Lamu oil pipeline as the only evacuation route for Kenya’s crude from the Lokichar fields. President Uhuru Kenyatta secured this commitment when he met Momar Nguer...



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Volkswagen to set up shop in Rwanda with an initial annual installed capacity of 5000 vehicles

The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda. The stage is set for the commencement of the roll out of Volkswagen’s...



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[South Africa] Grad Coach launches Innovate Student Advice Podcast
Grad Coach, a popular provider of 1-on-1 online tutoring to business, management and leadership postgraduate students, has taken a bold step into the podcasting arena by launching Grad Coach Radio...


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Africa Business Communities is launching African Startup Platform - looking for partners
African startups have been on a meteoric rise, positioning themselves as key players in the African economies, boosting innovation, and businesses while creating employment.

Africa Business Communities has a fast growing African Startup LinkedIn group with over 8000 members. In our Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity LinkedIn group we have over 9000 members...


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Telecom Egypt signs $48m settlement with Etisalat Misr

[Nigeria] Indorama awards Ammonia plant engineering contract to KBR

Maths learning app to launch in South Africa

African Development Bank provides $21 million for Central Africa fiber backbone project

MainOne partners with West and Central African Research and Education Network to boost connectivity in research and education institutions


 

Germany invests $32 million towards urban resilience in Somalia

Mondel─ôz International establishes new partnership to protect forests in Ghana

Mercury Asset Partners raise $600 million to finance infrastructure projects in Zambia

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector and IL&FS Investment Managers sign agreement to establish $1bn Africa-focused infrastructure financing fund

[Kenya] French firm Total SA commits to Lokichar-Lamu oil pipeline


 

Toyota-Egypt signs distribution agreement with Lexus

Workonline Communications extends its services to Kenya

Energy 4 Impact and GIZ collaborate in supporting pico hydro projects financing in Rwanda

[Kenya] Monetary Policy Committee retains base lending rate at 10 percent

[Nigeria] Dangote’s Multi-Million Naira Unibadan Business School ready soon


 

COMESA mulls electronic certificate of origin to bolster trade

Imagine Education and onQ expand global learning partnership for the Egyptian Ministry of Education

[Nigeria] Access Bank comes out with new paternity leave policy

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to build more depots, expand market share

Union Bank of Nigeria named Fastest Growing Retail Bank

 
 
Sonangol Interview Discusses Enhanced Production in Angola
With production decline a common challenge to offshore production in mature fields globally, operators in West Africa are taking advantage of innovative technical developments in enhanced oil recovery techniques to recover the maximum from...


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3rd Underground Infrastructure and Deep Foundations Egypt Conference | Cairo, 22 February 2018
As Egypt embarks on a massive infrastructure expansion drive to stabilise and expand its economy, underground and deep foundations works represent an essential element of preparation, ensuring that the infrastructure delivered is entirely safe...


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Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018

We would like to make you aware of Innovation Forum’s How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient conference, taking place in London on the 13th& 14th of March 2018...



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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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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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Africa Business Communities is launching African Startup Platform - looking for partners
African startups have been on a meteoric rise, positioning themselves as key players in the African economies, boosting innovation, and businesses while creating employment.

Africa Business Communities has a fast growing African Startup LinkedIn group with over 8000 members. In our Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity LinkedIn group we have over 9000 members...


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