Year 6 | Edition 2 | 25 January 2019
African Trade Insurance Agency, AFC support a €577 million debt financing facility for West Africa’s largest oil refinery

Côte d’Ivoire’s economy is one of the strongest in sub-Saharan Africa with an anticipated 2018 GDP growth of 7.6 per cent.

 In recent years the country has prioritized a comprehensive program of economic reforms aimed at achieving a sustainable balance of payment position...

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Angola, Zambia work to eliminate double taxation

Angolan and Zambian officials are working to sign an agreement this year to end double taxation that allows for stability in business between the two countries, the Angolan Finance Minister Margaret Wanakatwe has said.

The minister, speaking after meeting Angolan Finance Minister Archer Mangueira, said the two countries want to boost cooperation between Angolan and Zambian companies in order to strengthen economic relationss...

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[Interview] Archzilon Eshun-Davies, CISO/CEO, TAISE, Ghana
Archzilon Eshun-Davies is the CISCO/CEO of TAISE, a managed cybersecurity services company located in Ghana

Would you please introduce your company?

TAISE is a cyber-intelligence company that aims to counter cyber attacks with actionable intelligence and awareness.

What would you say gives your company a competitive edge?

We have world-class analysts and we employ Machine Learning as a tool for detecting attack patterns, this makes our solutions much more effective than most. We also have been working with different companies around the world and that gives us a global understanding of the threat surface we deal with...

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TradeMark East Africa, Afrochampions Initiative sign deal to support fast tracking of Continental Free Trade Area

TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and the AfroChampions Initiative (ACI) have signed a partnership agreement committing to provide support to governments and the private sector in realizing the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

The agreement was signed by Frank Matsaert, TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) CEO and Ali Mufuruki, Regional Chair, AfroChampions Initiative (ACI)...

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[Column] Ralph Speirs: Investment education is a tool to financial literacy

Money is one of life's most vital tools, it gives us the power to sustain, maintain, survive and the ability to leave a legacy for our loved ones. Knowing how to make it, spend it, keep it and most importantly make it work to produce more money is of immeasurable benefit.

It is a lesson best learnt at a young age, at home and at schools where young minds are still willing and able to learn the lessons. It is a lesson worth learning at any age...

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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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News Headlines

Kenya launches green bonds market in product diversification plan 20-02-2019 | 09:00:00
As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.

IFAD, Egypt sign $81 million deal to promote resilience in desert environments 20-02-2019 | 06:52:00
IFAD and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate.

Libya government partners with World Bank to accelerate economic recovery 20-02-2019 | 06:49:00
The World Bank Group has announced a new strategy of support for Libya focused on restoring key services to citizens and promoting economic recovery as a critical contribution to the ongoing peace process.

Protiviti grows global foothold with new South Africa partnership 20-02-2019 | 06:46:02
To further address the needs of its clients, global consulting firm Protiviti has expanded its Member Firm network to South Africa to add SekelaXabiso CA Incorporated (SkX) as its newest member firm.

[Tanzania] Armadale signs offtake agreement with Matrass for the Mahenge Liandu Graphite project 20-02-2019 | 06:42:31
Armadale has signed an MOU for a proposed offtake agreement with the Matrass Group for high quality graphite products produced at the Company’s Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania.

[Côte d'Ivoire] IFC develops guide to increase market access for processed cashew nuts 19-02-2019 | 07:39:16
IFC, in partnership with the Government of Côte d'Ivoire and Canada, and the Cotton and Cashew Council announced the publication of a guide to improve market access for SMEs in the cashew processing sector in Côte d'Ivoire.

South African Airways settles Comair dispute 19-02-2019 | 07:33:10
South African Airways (SAA) has reached a settlement with Comair following a protracted legal battle, saying it paves the way for the airline to reach financial sustainability.

Innova to open $40 million plant in Kenya to build green affordable homes 19-02-2019 | 07:24:00
Innova Eco Building System has entered into a joint venture agreement to build a $40 million manufacturing plant bringing its green building technology to Mwale Medical and Technology City.

Telkom Kenya revises data packages targeting millenials 18-02-2019 | 13:08:00
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.

Handa Mining Corporation signs joint venture agreement to develop copper processing plant in South Africa 18-02-2019 | 13:06:13
Handa Mining Corporation has signed a joint venture agreement with O’Okiep Copper Company and SHIP Copper company to fund and build a processing plant in South Africa.

SDX Energy expands presence in Morocco 18-02-2019 | 10:09:12
SDX Energy Inc. has announced that it has increased its presence in Morocco with the awards of the Moulay Bouchta Ouest and Lalla Mimouna Sud licenses.

[Nigeria] Shell, partners sign 300 million cubic feet gas FID 18-02-2019 | 10:07:00
The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and its joint venture partners signed a Final Investment Decision agreement for a 300 million cubic feet of gas on Wednesday in Abuja.

[Angola] Seadrill establishes new joint venture with Sonangol 18-02-2019 | 10:04:37
Seadrill Limited has announced that it has entered into a 50:50 joint venture with Empresa de Serviços e Sondagens de Angola Ltda, an affiliate of Sonangol E.P.

Nigeria, India pledge deeper collaboration on Energy Sector 18-02-2019 | 09:46:00
Nigeria and the Republic of India have pledged to work more closely to enhance energy security of both countries.

Eni granted two exploration blocks onshore Egypt 18-02-2019 | 09:38:00
Egyptian authorities have granted Eni two exploration blocks onshore Egypt, the first block assigned within the EGPC 2018 competitive bid round


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