Year 5 | Edition 19 | 24 August 2018
 
South African Express resumes commercial flight operations

SA Express (SAX) has announced that it will resume its operations on Thursday 23 August 2018. This follows the recent reinstatement of both the airline’s Air Operator’s Certificate (AOC) and...



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[Nigeria Business Week] Businesses riding the wave of technology

As the business world becomes more and more technology dependent, it has become impossible to separate that technology from any kind of development. Words like ‘investment’ and ‘startup’ seem inevitably connected to ICT.

This is the case in Nigeria today, with more and more monies being shoved at startups who can prove their worth in technology and innovation field...



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[Column] Mehmood Khan: Remaining competitive in the era of AI and IoT

The emergence and proliferation of exponential technologies such as AI and IoT will challenge organisations’ ability to innovate at speed and scale to remain...



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KAM, Brand Kenya Board partner to boost local industries

The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has inked a partnership deal with Brand Kenya Board to hasten the uptake and implementation of the Made in...



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[Africa Tech Week] African countries eyeing blockchain technology
The use of technology in Africa's elections over the past years has continued to receive increased attention. During the last general elections in Kenya, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), the electoral body mandated to oversee the elections deployed some of these technologies which ended up failing hence questioning the credibility of the elections...


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[Nigeria] AKK gas project progresses under Contractor Financing Model

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has emphasized that the execution of the strategic Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project is...



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[Kenya] Equity Group launches fintech subsidiary

Equity Group Holdings Plc has launched its fintech subsidiary, Finserve, signaling a future defined by disruptive innovation beyond the Group’s current financial services...



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[Kenya Business Week] Unity of purpose in war on counterfeits

Each year counterfeit goods cost the Kenyan economy $300 million in a well-oiled illicit trade that has not only taken away the citizen’s right to quality and genuine...



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Avanti Communications, iWayAfrica sign Master Distributor contract

Avanti Communications Group, a satellite operator and provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has signed a...



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Zenith Bank Nigeria launches Qwerty Banking

Zenith Bank has upgraded its Mobile App to include Qwerty Banking, a new feature that enables users perform banking transactions while chatting on any social...



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Ethiopian Airlines to launch Oslo- Guangzhou freighter service

Ethiopian Airlines will start a Boeing 777 freighter operation between Oslo Airport and Guagnzhou in September as it looks to capitalise on seafood volume...



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Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market

Multinational German-based transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has continued to focus on the growing market in East Africa. With annual growth rates of...



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Angola and Zambia sign visa waiver agreement

The Angolan and Zambian have held a launch of the visa-free agreement in ordinary passports, in a simultaneous act in both countries...



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[South Africa] Absa CIB advises YeboYethu on Vodacom BEE deal

UNIDO fosters sustainable youth employment in Africa

Investors express concern over entrenched state corruption in Angola

[Botswana] Farmers blockchain platform set to revolutionise FMS

Helios Towers invests in DR Congo mobile infrastructure

DHL appoints Christelle Fadel to head Morocco business

[South Africa] AlphaCode to invest R16m in financial services startups


 

Built Custom Burgers expands Into West African market

Angola signs $500 million agreement with Germany's Commerzbank

Alibaba offers e-commerce training to Rwandan universities

Volt Resources inks deal for flake graphite from Tanzanian project

[Tanzania] Swala Oil to list at the Stock Exchange of Mauritius

CMA recognized for contribution to capital markets stability in Africa

BBOXX pilots off grid internet in Rwanda


 

[Kenya] Horticulture project benefits over 1,000 women led households

[South Africa] Today’s Destiny Traders eyes Mozambique energy market

Telecom Egypt shows LE2.1b net profit for H1 2018

John Omo appointed African Telecommunications Union Secretary General

Shell Nigeria recovers spilled oil from Delta State

[Kenya] Safaricom grows network with new Busia retail outlet

Opportunity abounds in African Apart-Hotel sector - experts


 

US, Ghana explore cyber security partnership

ActiveAllocator deploys asset allocation platform for South Africa

South African Airways launches employee app to enhance communication

[Nigeria] Honeywell Group launches investment vehicle, Itanna

Kenya Power commits to provide reliable energy as part of big 4 agenda

COMESA member states have resolved 99 per cent of non-tariff barriers

Madagascar launches new online investment guide



 
 
AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC between the 13-15 November 2018, and you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators elevating African ICT and the continent’s digital economy...


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Are you an agribusiness seeking funding and/or investment?
The Africa Green Revolution Forum, the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will this year host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners and projects across the agriculture value chain seeking investments...


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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...


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Nigeria’s Economic Resurgence & Fulfilling Its Connectivity Potential
Following two difficult years spawned by a recessionary environment, the Nigerian ICT and telecoms market is slowly returning to stronger growth.

By Nigeria Com’s estimates, the retail telecoms market grew by 8%-10% in 2017, the sector’s strongest revenue performance since 2011...


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Join the African Green Revolution Forum Investor DealRoom
This year’s African Green Revolution Forum, the most important platform bringing together some of the most influential and active agri businesses, will be hosting the AGRF Deal Room. The Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 5-8 September 2018, and the Deal Room is designed to channel capital into selected projects and organisations...


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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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[Survey] Mental Health Knowledge in Africa
In June 2018, the World Health Organization has released a global manual which aim is to help physicians and mental health professionals to diagnose physical and mental health conditions. In this respect, we need your help!

In this manual Africa is underrepresented in terms of mental health. In order to address this problem, we need the help of you being a resident of Africa. This is important in terms of global mental health and psychiatric epidemiology and is for the benefit of people who live in Africa and the rest of the World...


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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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