Year 5 | Edition 16 | 24 July 2018

Liquid Telecom appoints Stephane Duproz to head Africa Data Centres

Africa Data Centres (ADC) has named Stephane Duproz as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately.

Part of the Liquid Telecom Group, ADC was launched in...

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[Uganda] Finance institutions in a project to tame electricity costs

A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have announced completion of the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), aiming to...

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[Kenya Business Week] Towards affordable housing

As Kenya aims for mid- level economic status it has set targets it hopes will propel it to this dream. While its economic blue print Vision 2030 envisions this to happen in about 12 years from now, a new, robust, and...

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[Interview] Mansur M. Nuruddin, Partner, MNCapital Africa Advisors
Mansur M. Nuruddin is a founding Partner of MNCapital Africa Advisors, a financial advisory firm focused on the African market.

Would you please introduce your company?

MNCapital Africa Advisors (MNCAA) is an African focused financial advisory firm. MNCAA’s partners are...

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[Africa Tech Week] Tapping e-commerce to grow intra Africa trade

In Africa, intra regional trade accounts for a paltry 15 per cent of all trading compared to Europe where trade between the region’s nations stand at 70 per cent and Asia’s 51 per cent...

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Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe appointed COMESA Secretary General

Ms. Chileshe Kapwepwe has been appointed the new Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA,Secretary General. She takes over from Mr. Sindiso Ngwenya who...

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[Column] Lana Jacobs: Shipping industry can gain from smart contracts

International shipping could be among the first industries to embrace the commercial benefits of blockchain-based smart contracts.

It takes an average of 30 people and 200 pieces of communication to...

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Kenya, South Korea hold bilateral talks

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Prime Minister of the Republic of South Korea Lee Nak-Yeon have held talks to enhance Korea’s role in Kenya’s economy and the achievement of the Big Four...

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Africa50 gets equity investment from Kenya, Rwanda becomes shareholder

President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya announced in Nairobi that his country would double its shareholding in pan-African infrastructure investment platform Africa50, increasing its current investment to...

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Universal Music Group launches Nigeria office

Universal Music Group (UMG), the global music-based entertainment company has announced a significant expansion of operations within Western Africa, with the launch of Universal...

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[Column] Never Ncube: Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era

As Zimbabwe courts investors and ramps up efforts to create a business-friendly environment, connectivity and communication will be key to forging a path towards the country’s digital future...

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World Bank invests $30 million in Togo’s urban development

The World Bank has approved a $30 million International Development Association credit to help Togo address urban development challenges and reduce service delivery gaps in some of its most...

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[Column] Flora Mutahi: Current Imports Trend goes against Big 4 Plan

The Government has prioritized the Manufacturing Sector in the Big 4 Agenda primarily because, through local content provision, it functions as a support provider and catalyst for achievement of the other pillars...

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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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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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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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[Kenya] Private sector activity records improvement, Stanbic Index

Juan Wheeler appointed CFO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa

Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom join to complete Cape to Cairo Network

[Tanzania] Puma Energy introduces Masterpass QR payment solution

Ghana, Malawi and Zambia farmers to benefit from outgrower scheme


[South Africa] Obsidian, HashiCorp partner for advanced data centre

IFC to fund Egypt’s private sector with $2bn by 2019

Temenos appoints Alexandre Menage new Head of Sales for Africa region

[South Africa] TransUnion and FirstCheck launch vehicle checking app

[Kenya] SunCulture closes investment with EDF Group


[Cameroon] World Bank invests $795 million in hydropower project

TheBoardroom Africa to double Female Boardroom Representation by 2028

[Nigeria] Mauricio Alarcon appointed second vice president of NECA

[South Africa] Growthpoint shares begin trading on A2X

Sodinaf acquires Rougier Afrique subsidiaries in Cameroon and CAR


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