Year 5 | Edition 14 | 6 June 2018
Africa Business Communities will be coming to East Africa. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network. Join us for our networking events in Kampala (26 June) and Nairobi (3 July)
 
[Africa CEO Forum] Is Africa ready for working in the cloud?

On a regular basis we consult African CEO's about their views on business.

This is Today's Question: Is Africa ready for working in the cloud?



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Mastercard announces plans for contactless payments in Africa

Mastercard has announced an initiative to create greater payment consistency by making “tap and go” standard in the next five years. The changes underway ensure that consumers, merchants and governments around the world will...



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[Interview] Elton Mutize, CEO Paradigm, Uganda
Elton Mutize is  a coach and consulting expert with progressive 14 years’ experience working in Financial Services, Property, Media, Manufacturing, FMCG, Internet of Things (IoT)...


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[Africa Tech Week] More 4G LTE networks

The World Bank Group will support some African countries to build capacity in key cyber security areas such as policy, legal and regulatory frameworks, Infrastructure protection and setup of cybersecurity institutions...



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[Interview] Jane Ngige, CEO, Kenya Horticultural Council
Jane Ngige is synonymous with tenacity, tact and celestial zeal. For the more than ten years she was the CEO of Kenya Flower Council, she is credited with having introduced transformative reforms...


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[Startup Interview] Jonathan Kgatshe, CEO Myteksonic, South Africa

Myteksonic a South African digital technology solutions company is tapping into the growing internet of things buzz to introduce world class smart technologies to South African companies and homes through a unique international shipping model...



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Angola gearing up for third mobile phone operator

The country's mobile telephony sector will become more competed, with the entry of a third operator in the market. The fact was confirmed by the Angolan head of State João Lourenço...



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[Nigeria Business Week] Industries' growth encourage investments
At first glance, one cannot help but notice that Nigeria is prime ground for investment. Any doubts as to that fact are dissolved when you examine the sheer number of startups being funded, especially in the ICT sector...


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[Column] Darryl Bernstein: Demand for compliance lawyers is growing in Africa
Regulators around the world are increasing their focus on compliance issues and this has given rise to a substantial increase in demand for lawyers who specialise in this field...


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[Interview] Max Donzella, Director and First Expert Advisor, VIP Business Immigration, Canada

Max Donzella is Director of VIP Business Immigration, a firm that consults on and manages investor immigrant programs into Quebec, Canada. The immigration program is currently open to all African countries...



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[Kenya] KAM, GIZ launch portal to improve manufacturing job search
In a quest to reduce the unemployment rate in Kenya, Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with German Development Cooperation through the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit...


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Rwanda, World Bank sign $100 million agreement to support agriculture
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group have signed a $100 million credit agreement to improve the capacity of selected national public agricultural institutions to increase...


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[Kenya Business Week] Power to businesses

As Kenya now fully recovers from a grueling election that took a toll on its economy, key sectors are experienced renewed resurgence and the business climate is promising...



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IFC invests in Bank of Africa to expand SME lending in eight countries
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has announced a $60 million investment in a regional risk-sharing facility to support Bank of Africa Group’s lending to small and medium enterprises in eight...


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[Column] Bob Koigi: Turning the tide on unregulated lending in Africa
With an ever tightening lending landscape by financing institutions and bureaucratic processes in accessing credit, many borrowers in the continent are finding solace in informal lenders...


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Kenya Climate Ventures invests in Sistema.bio's expansion

Angola mulls buying two aircraft to boost maritime surveillance

IFC, BIX Capital provide climate smart appliances to Africa households

First Bank Nigeria, WorldRemit in digital money transfer partnership

[Kenya] IFAD promotes innovations for rural transformation



 

Mainstream Renewable completes installation of South Africa wind farms

Marriott International debuts in Mali with new Sheraton Bamako Hotel

[Kenya] New eco hoppers boost to cargo handling at Mombasa port

Construction of dry port commissioned at the DRC- Zambia border

[Ghana] Asante Gold and Perseus Mining modify terms of sale agreement




 

Nigeria launches new basic healthcare package

[Nigeria] NSIA Insurance gets ISO certification

[Nigeria] EU, GVE build N242.9m solar mini grid in Plateau State

Nigerians activate 11.2 million lines in one month

IATA, AFRAA sign MoU to advance aviation in Africa



 

Kwesé partners with Orange Liberia to launch premium TV

African Trade Insurance eyes expanded role across Africa

[Zambia] Ingenico rolls out biometric system for subsidy programme

Liquid Telecom widens Microsoft Azure Stack availability in Africa

IFC invests in Bank of Africa to expand SME lending in eight countries


 

[Malawi] Mkango begins diamond drilling at Songwe Hill Rare Earths

I&M Bank Rwanda unveils mobile banking app

Cameroon] Ministry of Secondary Education adopts MTN Mobile Money

Ethiopia launches e-visa service to all international visitors

Orange partners with Google in startup financing for EMEA

 
 
Africa Oil & Gas Industry Professionals wanted for the Africa Business Panel

The oil and gas industry is experiencing a strong resurgence occasioned by rising prices and booming business. This has necessitated market research on the sector trends...



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Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Kampala | 26 June 2018

Africa Business Communities will be coming to Uganda. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network! Join us for this free networking event in Kampala. Please note: space is limited - this is an invitation-only event...



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Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Nairobi | 3 July 2018

Africa Business Communities will be coming to Kenya. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network! Join us for this free networking event in  Nairobi...



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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 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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