Year 5 | Edition 8 | 2 March 2018
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Kenya makes significant progress in sustainable finance reforms, report
Kenya is one of 34 countries that have introduced banking reforms to expand sustainable lending, making emerging markets a major force in driving development and fighting climate change, according to the first comprehensive Global Progress Report...


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Challenges and opportunities abound in Africa’s energy sector, with increase in mergers and acquisitions, Baker McKenzie forecast

Baker McKenzie’s Global Transaction Forecast for the Energy Sector shows that total M&A value in the energy sector in Africa and the Middle East was US$ 4.4 billion in 2017. This is predicted to rise to US$ 4.5 billion in 2018. M&A deal value...



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[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Disrupt or be disrupted: It is a do or die for African telcos in 2018

No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount...



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African organizations lead global peers in economic crime, PWC Survey

South African organizations continue to report the highest instances of economic crime in the world with economic crime reaching its highest level over the past decade, according to PwC’s latest biennial Global Economic Crime Survey...



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[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Oshone, Co-Founder, Zoto, Nigeria
Zoto, a Nigerian technology company has been leveraging Nigeria’s ICT boom to provide quick and seamless payment facility to its customers ranging from airtime recharges, bill payments and movie ticketing, which helps reduce the need for carrying cash...


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[South Africa] Customers needs define service providers’ digital transformation strategies, IDC

More than 90 per cent of South African organizations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That's according to global technology research...



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Archer Daniels Midland, Cargill to launch soybean joint venture in Egypt

Archer Daniels Midland Company and Cargill have reached agreement to launch a joint venture to provide soybean meal and oil for customers in Egypt. The joint venture would own and operate the National Vegetable Oil Company soy crush...



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Sudatel and Liquid Telecom partner to launch FTTH in Sudan

Sudan telecommunication and internet provider Sudatel Telecom Group and pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, have signed a memorandum of understanding to build new FTTH networks across Sudan...



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[Startup Interview] Christian Heyner, President, 1bank4all
1bank4all is a social fintech startup that seeks to promote the social welfare of poor individuals and communities through innovative low cost banking model.

Christian Heyner the President of the startup talked to Africa Business Communities about entry into ten African countries and why this model is set to revolutionize banking...


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[Kenya] Safaricom launches platinum proposition with eye on high end customers

Integrated mobile network operator Safaricom has launched the Platinum proposition, which targets high value customers with value that matches their lifestyles...



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Digital credit scoring paves way for affordable microloans in East Africa

More than 2.5 billion people around the world – many of them in Africa – lack formal identification that enables them to access to financial and government services, according to the United Nations and the ID2020 project...



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[Column] Shane Leahy: How does a mobile wallet vary in Africa compared to other regions?

Simple and secure ways to complete transactions directly through a mobile device have become increasingly popular over the last three years globally for all users through a number of different technologies, from mobile wallets, to the launch of platforms like Apple Pay and Android Pay for smartphone users...



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[Nigeria] Lagos appeals for cooperation as land use charge implementation begins

Lagos State has begun the distribution of the 2018 Land Use Charge demand notices for properties across the state. The distribution which commenced last week ought to have been carried out much earlier in the year...



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Ethiopian Airlines becomes first in Africa to operate electrical energy saving motion system

Ethiopian Airlines has become the first A350 XWB Simulator operator in Africa and among the few in the world. The machine is fitted with a full electrical motion system which delivers improved performance while providing energy savings...



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Mastercard and M KOPA unveil payment technology to extend pay-as-you-go solar program in Africa

Mastercard and M-KOPA have entered into a partnership that will provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to 3 million...



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[Column] Bob Koigi: Deepening regional trade and East African integration with one stop border posts
Traders passing through East African border points have traditionally grappled with harrowing experiences, from bureaucratic procedures to harassment by custom officials which have not only cost their businesses but made trade in East Africa one of the most expensive and uncompetitive in the continent...


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Kenya's mSurvey to launch in Nigeria

mSurvey, the mobile-first consumer experience platform, is expanding into Nigeria. The move comes as the Kenya-based company seeks to consolidate its position as Africa's leading technology-powered customer loyalty platform...



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Agriculture startup, Farmforte, puts Nigeria on the global spotlight

Farmforte, a budding Nigerian Agriculture startup was the cynosure of all eyes at the just concluded Fruit Logistica in Berlin, Germany which is the largest fruit and vegetable exhibition on the planet...



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COMESA to introduce world’s first seed labels and certificates to boost regional trade

Afreximbank targets $1.5 billion in financing for trade and related infrastructure in Mauritania

Digital credit scoring paves way for affordable microloans in East Africa

Orange and Apigate partner to unveil digital Application Programming Interface hub in Africa, Asia and Middle East


 

[Ethiopia] English Access Microscholarship Program launched at Bahir Dar University

60 per cent of Mauritians see systemic rise in public sector corruption, Afrobarometer survey

[Nigeria] GE, National Youth Service Corps announce partnership to empower Corp members with entrepreneurial skills

Nexteer Automotive announces new production facility in Morocco


 

Weber Shandwick opens Kenyan office to meet growing communication needs in Africa

[South Africa] Mickey Mashale appointed Chief Sales Officer for Vodacom Business

eServGlobal announces new technology upgrade contract with Ooredoo Algeria

African Development Bank supports Gabon's optic fiber backbone project


 

[South Africa] Customers needs define service providers’ digital transformation strategies, IDC

First National Bank Mozambique and National Aviation Services inaugurate exclusive lounge at Maputo International Airport

Kenya's mSurvey to launch in Nigeria

Orange and OpenClassrooms partner to train young Africans in digital technology


 
 
Global e-commerce trustmark Safe.Shop is launching in Africa, looking for partners

Safe.Shop, the global e-commerce trustmark, is launching in Africa with as first partner Ecommerce Africa.

We are looking for law firms as partners in several African countries...



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eBook - The sub-Saharan African road construction and bitumen markets
Request your copy of Argus’ eBook that explores the sub-Saharan Africa road construction and bitumen markets. It offers an overview of the current environment, prospects for supplying bitumen to sub-Saharan African markets and the huge potential for growth in the region...


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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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Discover the consumption and flow of bitumen across West Africa
Download a series of West Africa maps that outline the consumption, transportation and movement of bitumen in and out of the region.

In this download, Argus experts share typical truck movements from west African ports to inland neighbouring locations, shipment routes and the estimated current annual bitumen consumption in selected West African countries...


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Join the pan-African LPG market at Argus Africa LPG 2018
Join regional and international decision-makers from across east, central and South Africa at Argus Africa LPG 2018, 14-15 March. This is the pan-African collaboration hub to unite and develop the LPG industry. The event also offers you a showcase of new storage facilities such as Walvis Bay...


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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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Ministry of Energy, Ghana, endorses Argus West Africa LPG 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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Nigerian Well Intervention Highlighted at OWI WCA | Accra, March 7-8
As the largest producer in West Africa, Nigeria is quickly becoming a hotspot for well intervention activity. The Offshore Well Intervention Workshop (Accra, March 7-8) is delighted to be hosting several keynote speakers from Nigeria who will announce their next cycle of production enhancement, well integrity and P&A campaigns for 2018...


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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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[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalist - specialist in ICT and Telecom - in East Africa

Africa Business Communities will be developing a Tech Platform on its website and is therefore looking for a freelance journalist/webmaster in East Africa, specialized in ICT and Telecom.

Africa Business Communities has offices in Amsterdam, Madrid and Nairobi.

For this position we encourage both male and female and both young and experienced journalistst and webmasers to apply...


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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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