Year 5 | Edition 17 | 1 August 2018
 
[Nigeria Business Week] Towards self-dependence, reduced importation
As industries grow, so does the job market, consumer satisfaction and investor confidence. Nigeria is gaining a reputation as fertile ground for both business expansion and takeoff point for startups...


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[Column] Sachen Gudka: Achieving Kenya's Big 4 Agenda on clean energy

In line with the Paris Agreement’s aim to strengthen global response to climate change, industry as a significant stakeholder in the planet’s future, must take a lead in effecting and normalizing clean energy use...



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Farid Fezoua named new CEO, GE Africa

GE announced today that President & CEO GE Africa, Jay Ireland will retire from GE effective September 30, 2018, after 38 years of service. Farid Fezoua, President & CEO, GE Healthcare Africa has been named President and CEO, GE Africa in addition to his role in GE Healthcare. This appointment is effective October I, 2018...



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[Interview] Duduzile Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe, South Africa

Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace...



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[Africa Tech Week] Actualizing Africa's Silicon Valley resolve
With Africa blazing the trail in innovations driven primarily by a new breed of young, intelligent and overly enthusiastic techies, international institutions have been lining up to tap into these innovators with skills...


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[Nigeria] Shell donates science labs to Kwara high school

Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) has donated four ultramodern science laboratories to Eruku Secondary Commercial School in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State...



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Telkom Kenya partners Loon to launch commercial service in Africa
Telecommunications operator, Telkom, and Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to pilot an innovative new 4G/LTE access network service in Kenya...


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Ethiopian Airlines, DHL partner in Cargo Logistics Provider JV
DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed a new agreement to form a joint venture company – DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd., to build the Leading Cargo Logistics provider JV company in Africa...


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Energy Recovery receives $3 million for water projects in Egypt

Energy Recovery, Inc. a company involved in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has announced a $3.3 million award to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® for a water project in Egypt...



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FAFINA receives $1 million to fund West and Southern African agri SMEs

By 2030, it is estimated that Africa’s urban food markets will be valued at US$1 trillion. Despite this potential, the sector substantially lacks financial investment. The share of commercial bank...



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[Rwanda] Andela launches tech hub for software developers in Africa

Andela, the company building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers, has launched a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda...



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[Kenya] Government freezes all new public projects to tame wastage

Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive freezing all new government projects until those that are ongoing are completed. The President issued the directive to all government accounting...



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US increases investments, grows influence in Kenya

Energy Commercial Bank to float shares on Ghana Stock Exchange

Dubai moves to strengthen business, investment ties with Egypt

AlphaCode incubator seeks financial services entrepreneurs in SA

Google's free public Wi-Fi initiative expanded to Nigeria


 

[Uganda] Airtel takes over K2 Telecom subscribers

AfDB signs $41m grant for Sudan’s Agriculture Development Project

Tunisia to use drones for data collection in agricultural sector

African Union signs MoU with Pan African Federation of Accountants

[Nigeria] Oando posts N8.5b profit-after-tax H1 2018


 

BAIC starts X25 production in South Africa

Uganda de-risks renewables under new German, ATI-backed initiative

[Kenya] Agri-tech startup Tulaa raises $627k funding round

[Ethiopia] Ethio Telecom appoints Frehiwot Tamiru new CEO

Central Bank of Liberia to withdraw L$4bn from circulation

 
 
AfricaCom | Digital Week | 10-14 September 2018

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 Oil & Gas Industry Professionals wanted for the Africa Business Panel
As cutting-edge technologies such as AI & IoT come into their own around the world, the opportunities for Smart City and FinTech developments in an African context has started to become apparent. How can Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and even African broadcasting fill the continent’s skills gap and drive the burgeoning digital economy...


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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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