Year 5 | Edition 23 | 31 October 2018

The Africa 2018 Forum is an international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa... read more


[Interview] Raza Hasnani, Head of Infrastructure Investments, Africa50 Fund

The AfDB launched its Room2Run initiative last month which effectively freed up $700m off the bank’s balance sheet. We spoke to Raza Hasnani from Africa50 fund who helped structure the deal.

The Africa50 fund officially opened its headquarters in Casablanca, Morocco, in September of this year...

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First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell drive financial inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp
First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp. This capability enables FirstBank’s customers to manage...

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[Column] Patrick Foster: Why Africa is becoming an e-commerce powerhouse

The 21st century has seen a digital revolution in Africa: more people are online than ever before. Better intenet access has led to an increase in online retail, which has in turn resulted in a notable...

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Private sector investments will drive integration
At the Regional Investment Agency (RIA) for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), we are fully committed to drive investment into and across the COMESA region...

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[Nigeria] Oranto Petroleum inks agreement, prepares to enter Niger Republic
Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry Petroleum of the Republic of Niger, outlining its intention to sign production sharing contracts...

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[Column] Josephine Wawira: The potential of proper tourism infrastructure for destinations growth
Kenya is set to become one of the top five fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, with a projected rebound in GDP growth to 6% in 2018 and 7% by 2019 according to a Jumia hospitality...

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Ethiopian Airlines to commence flights to Russia

Ethiopian Airlines w launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018. Moscow, the most populated city in Europe, is Russia’s capital and political, economic and cultural center...

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Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency opens in Namibia
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was inaugurated in Windhoek, with several high-level interventions...

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[Column] Bryan Hamman: DDoS attacks demand different defence strategies
Despite the fact that firewalls, IPS and load balancers are some of the least effective mitigation measures against distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, they remain at the top of the list of security measures that organisations have said they plan to employ against DDoS attacks...

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[South Africa] R50 Million launched for the revitalised Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr. Bulelani Magwanishe and the Free State Member of the Executive Council for Economic, Ms. Limakatso Mahasa will officially launch the revitalized...

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Atlancis Technologies to offer Kenyan tech developers a digital marketplace

Schneider launches world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter

Parallel Wireless partners with Telesol 4G to provide 4G LTE in Ghana

E-health startup REMA wins Abidjan round of Seedstars


FDI into Africa rises, Morocco joins South Africa as leading investment destination

[South Africa] Fintech startup, AirAdvance, pays AirBnB hosts in advance

Samsung makes an addition to the J-series with the introduction of the Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+

African Development Bank approves the Africa Disaster Risks Financing Programme


UNIDO dialogue in Tokyo strengthens multi-stakeholder “Africa and TICAD7” cooperation

[Column] James Hickman: Phenomenal Growth for Cognitive Analytics

Safaricom true value up 12 percent

[Kenya] UN-Habitat and partners launch a project to cut carbon emissions


The Africa 2018 Forum | 8-9 December 2018 | Sharm El Sheikh | Egypt
The Africa 2018 Forum is an international, landmark event hosted under the High Patronage of H.E. Abdel Fattah Al Sisi, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, aiming to promote greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa...

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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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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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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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