Year 6 | Edition 3 | 1 February 2019
 
Rendeavour, Lagos State Government launch new city in Nigeria

Africa's largest urban developer, Rendeavour, in partnership with the Lagos State Government, has broken ground on a new satellite city development in the Lekki Free Zone as part of a joint venture that boosts foreign direct investment in Nigeria and will create tens of thousands of jobs.

The project, Alaro City, is a mixed-income, city-scale development with industrial and logistics locations, complemented by offices, homes, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment and 150 hectares (370 acres) of parks and open spaces...

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[Interview] Fabrice Nze-Bekale, Managing Partner, ACT Afrique, Senegal
Fabrice Nze-Bekale is an experienced investment banker with a working history in investment banking, telecoms and the mining & metals industries. He is currently the Managing Partner of the pan-African firm, ACt Afrique.

Could you introduce your company?

ACT Afrique (ACT) is a pan-African capital, advisory and communication firm headquartered in Dakar, Senegal. ACT’s service offerings include, amongst other things, strategic and operational advisory, investment banking, financial and commercial intermediation and transformative communication support...

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[Column] Fuad Siddiqui: Charting a new course for Africa’s economic prosperity

Imagine a world where the laws of business survival are being redefined and new competitive market models re-assembled with the advent of 4th industrial revolution. Emerging technologies are changing the way organisations shape their offerings and service new markets.

They are the muses of innovation and inspiration and the keys to unlocking the potential of business in Africa. It is time to build economic models that change industries and reshape the way we live, work and play...

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Government authorities in East and West Libya set to partner to develop one of North Africa's largest deep sea ports
Libya's government authorities in the East and West have come together and formally agreed to jointly support what will become one of North Africa's most highly-automated and largest deep-sea ports near the city of Susah in Libya, International investment firm, The Guidry Group has announced...

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[Column] Sachen Gudka: What Kenya needs to kick-start her economy

In 1965, a tiny country in Asia was expelled by its ‘Mother Country’. At its point of departure from the Federation of Malaysia, Singapore, a 580-square Kilometer Island, had no natural resources to speak of and no established industries.

Fast forward to 2016, Singapore was ranked 10th in the Top 10 richest economies by the IMF and number 3 last year, in the Global Competitiveness index. In just 54 years, Singapore has made a remarkable leap to become one of the most advanced economies in the world...

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[Interview] Pete Frielinghaus, Managing Director, Continuity East Africa, Kenya
Pete Frielinghaus is the Managing Director of ContinuityEastAfrica, a company whose key focus is in disaster recovery, business continuity and resilience.

He talked to Africa Business Communities about the company’s business model, the cybersecurity landscape in East Africa, the growing appetite for Business Continuity Management solutions and how the company is responding to these needs.

Tell us about ContinuityEastAfrica and your role in it

I am Managing Director of Continuity East Africa and I was tasked to establish this recovery site to serve the East African market in Business Continuity Management (BCM) and operational resilience...

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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

Andersen Global enters Zimbabwe through partnership with Zenas 21-08-2019 | 07:20:41
Andersen Global announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chimwamurombe Legal Practice (Zenas) in Zimbabwe.


Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa’s first Liquefied Natural Gas storage and regas plant 21-08-2019 | 07:18:33
Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa.


Wood-saving cookstoves help Zambia cut forest loss 21-08-2019 | 07:12:00
A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change.


Kenya farmers find new fortunes in avocado farming 21-08-2019 | 06:45:00
Kenya’s avocado farming, now christened the green revolution, has seen farmers abandon their traditional crops in favour of harvesting the popular fruit.


BABA TV launched on DSTV in Uganda 20-08-2019 | 06:04:00
BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the 'family' with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda.


BBC appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-08-2019 | 05:57:00
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa.


South African Airways restores Hong Kong service 19-08-2019 | 12:59:00
South African Airways has restored flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong on August 14, which was suspended for two days due to protest action at the Hong Kong International Airport.


Ethiopia to open banks for Ethiopian investors in diaspora 19-08-2019 | 11:18:00
The government of Ethiopia recently passed a law that will enable Ethiopian in other parts of the world to invest in the country’s financial services industry.


Kenya’s animal health industry unveils umbrella body to address sector needs 19-08-2019 | 10:15:00
The animal health industry in Kenya has today launched a new body that will articulate and address the needs of industry players.


[Nigeria] NNPC targets China to boost crude oil reserves 19-08-2019 | 08:53:28
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential for it to actualize the nation’s crude Oil reserves and 3m barrels per day oil production target by 2023.


Kenya Airways adds two direct flights on the Nairobi- Cape Town route 16-08-2019 | 12:05:37
Cape Town Air Access has announced the addition of two direct flights to the weekly Cape Town-Nairobi service, operated by Kenya Airways.


AfroChampions unveils drive to finance the African Continental Free Trade Area 16-08-2019 | 08:46:00
The AfroChampions Initiative has formally launched a private sector investment framework to secure financing for the African Continental Free Trade Area.


Capital Markets Authority approves Kenya’s first green bond 16-08-2019 | 06:55:00
Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the issuance of Kenya’s first unlisted green bond, to be issued by Acorn Project (Two) Limited Liability Partnership.


EgyptAir’s B787-9 Dreamliner set to fly to Beijing 16-08-2019 | 06:47:06
EgyptAir has said that the first ever flight for the sixth and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to be operated on the company's route to Beijing on Sunday.


Africa Oil announces major oil discovery offshore Guyana 15-08-2019 | 14:13:43
Africa Oil is pleased to announce a significant oil discovery on the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana.


 


 
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