Year 5 | Edition 13 | 25 May 2018
 
Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center

Royal Philips, a global leader in health technology, and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands, today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia...



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[Africa Tech Week] Beyond borders partnerships herald new ICT dawn, Great tidings for tech startups, investment in technology soars
The Africa tech week has been abuzz with news of cross border public and private sector partnerships, companies aligning themselves with the burgeoning demands of the continent’s ICT sector and the growing IT spend as captured in latest research and supported by players in the sector...


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[Startup interview] Mary Mwangi, Founder and CEO, Digital Integrated Limited, Kenya
Data Integrated Limited (DIL) was one of four winners of the MEST Africa challenge and will participate in a pitch challenge to showcase their solution at the MEST Africa Summit.

The event will be held in Cape Town SA on 20th June this year. They will showcase their solutions to more than 150 corporate executives from Silicon Valley, Europe, and Africa who will make their businesses panAfrican...


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[Kenya Business Week] Towards sustainable businesses, public private partnerships and courts to the rescue

Kenya’s business landscape has this week continued to register mixed fortunes with key sectors, including banking, agribusiness, horticulture and insurance featuring prominently.

From mergers, court cases and public private partnership in fostering sustainability, the country continues to capture regional and international attention...



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Africa registers marked surge in demand for pre-owned Aircraft, Bombadier
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft says it continues to notice a marked interest in pre- owned aircrafts in Africa with over seven airlines in the continent having placed orders in the last three months...


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[Startup Interview] Renaldo Bothma, Managing Director, HomeFixer, South Africa
Renaldo Bothma is a professional rugby player and founder of a new app, Homefixer, an app to help fix any household related issue at the push of a button.

Would you please introduce your HomeFixer?

HomeFixer is a free mobile App that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies involved in the home improvement industry. With an aim to take the pain out of household renovations and maintenance...


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[Column] Llewellyn le Hané: Namibia poises to embrace the new 'smartified' world

The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians.

Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity...



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[Nigeria Business Week] With Construction, Agribusiness, Oil and Gas and startup hubs, Nigeria leaves no sector behind

Two years ago Nigeria was as good as drowning in debts, unemployment, reduced investment and general widespread discontent. The people expected miraculous and instant improvements in their economic situations when Muhammadu Yaradua got sworn in as president.

This was perhaps unrealistic and the disappointment that followed was to be expected...



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[Startup Interview] Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel, Nigeria

Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT.

The startup is also involved in peer-to-peer lending and crowdfuding to create opportunities that will empower and support to local farmers...



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Ford Motor Company Southern Africa set to launch upgraded Ford Ranger
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be launching an even more capable Ford Ranger when production commences for the refreshed new model scheduled for launch in 2019...


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Uganda and TradeMark East Africa renew partnership to 2023, target 100,000 more jobs

Kenya power mulls blacklisting contractors for shoddy work

[South Sudan] Infrastructure upgrades at Nimule One Stop Border Post set to ease clearance of humanitarian consignments

[Nigeria] Touchbal Pictures raises $20,000 funding from GenesysTechHub to support product development

Clothing and electronics top products bought online in Africa, report




 

Pasternack signs RF Design as official distributor for South Africa and Namibia

Vodacom Lesotho builds on Schools Connectivity Programme with "Pay School Fees with M-Pesa Campaign"

[Ghana] Agility leases warehouse space to Cummings as it fosters regional and international trade

[Nigeria] Turner Wright Limited receives $150 million financing from Milost Global to grow African market

Vivo Energy and Chinese Business Community partner to advance Uganda’s growth




 

South Korea ready to share its technological and industrial revolution experience with Africa says President Moon Jae-in

COMESA ministers adopt new airspace agreement to harmonize regional aviation sector

Kenya church signs deal with Liquid Telecom to live stream services for iGeneration

FAPA Donors and African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership sign agreement for supply of fertilizer in Africa

Shell Nigeria spends N14.85bn on GMoUs in Rivers State





 

Nigeria launches electronic portal to woo investors

New ECA profile urges Cameroon to step up manufacturing and reduce social inequalities

ITC launches Netherlands Trust Fund IV project to increase the competitiveness of technology companies in Uganda

African IT spending predicted to reach $33.4 billion in 2018

[South Africa] Old Mutual Private Equity acquires 50% interest in Medhold Group




 

NNPC, NPA forge closer ties to ensure petroleum products supply in Nigeria's ports

Microsoft launches secure connection for Kenya cloud users

[Nigeria] Lidya raises $6.9 million in a Series A Round led by Omidyar Network

[Kenya] KAM, NEMA and Ministry of Environment partner to tame plastic bottles menace

Schemes of arrangement to the rescue of Kenyan companies in financial distress
 
 
Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018
Organized by GAA Exhibitions & Conferences, the 2018 ATIGS edition will gather key economic players from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African leaders, project developers and international investors on June 24, 25 and 26, 2018 in Washington, DC...


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African Startups wanted for Tech Platform
Africa Business Communities is lauching a Tech Platform and is looking for African Startups for: Interviews. This is a great opportunity. You will have your interview on our platform and 1.5 million business professionals both inside and outside Africa connected to us will be able to read it...


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[Free Webinar] Learn how to boost your negotiation and leadership skills in Singapore
Ranked top 50 worldwide and top 10 in Alumni Salary Increase, the SMU Master of Business Administration (MBA) an accelerated programme for those with 2 to 10 years of work experience...


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Complimentary map: Airport project opportunities in Africa
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it...


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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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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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[Free Webinar] Study at Wits Business School Johannesburg, gateway to business in Africa
Wits Business School is one of Africa’s leading business schools. A graduate school of the University of Witwatersrand the leading research university in Africa the school is renowned for its teaching excellence, excellence in research, strong alumninetwork, and the largest case study centre in South Africa...


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