Year 6 | Edition 14 | 7 May 2019
 

South African Airways set for direct flights from Johannesburg to Guangzhou China

South African Airways (SAA) is set to introduce direct flights between Johannesburg and Guangzhou in China.

“The decision to launch this direct service between Johannesburg and Guangzhou means we remain on track in executing our strategy to transform SAA into a 'fit for the future' airline that will operate both efficiently and competitively,” said SAA Chief Executive Officer Vuyani Jarana...

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[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: What does the future hold for the East African Market?

As far as trading blocs go, the European Union (EU) has been a global case study of turning a free market into a common market.

Faced with notable challenges in the integration process such as the consecutive crises in the Exchange Rate Mechanism in the early 90’s, the EU defied all odds and continued to expand in depth and geography in a historic feat...

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IM swap fraud: A new wave of attacks targeting financial and online services in Africa

Kaspersky Lab experts have sounded the alarm on the wide spread growth of mobile payments across the globe and the many cyber risks that surround such technology. Especially the recent SIM swap fraud wave, which have become very common in Africa and the wider region.

In South Africa this type of fraud more than double in the last year, according a report of South African Banking Risk Information Centre (SABRIC)...

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Egypt’s ready-made garments exports record $406million revenue in quarter one of 2019

Egypt’s ready-made garments exports have increased two percent in the first quarter of 2019 to reach $406 million compared to $397 million in the same period of 2018, the Textile Export Council has said in a new report.

The sector's exports declined 0.4 percent in March 2019 to reach $129 million compared to 130 million in the same month of 2018...

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Petroleum agreement between South Sudan and South Africa a boost to South Sudan’s economic revival

The signing of the new exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) between South Sudan and South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) is seen as a boost to the oil sector and promotes peace and stability within the country.

This landmark oil deal marks yet another achievement for Africa’s growing energy investments and will provide further boost to South Sudan’s economic revival...

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The 5th China-Africa Enterprises Convention | 8 - 12 June 2019 | Shanghai | China

The China-Africa Enterprises Convention, which will be held from June 8 to 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China, is an opportunity for African companies to trade and establish strategic partnerships with Chinese companies, to learn from Chinese companies experience and find investment opportunities with Chinese and African investors.

The event, which is in its 5th edition, is organized by Reliconn (a Shanghai-based consulting firm), with the support of the Organizing Committee of the China International Consumer Goods Fair (CICGF), which is one of the of the 4 biggest fairs of China...

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News Headlines

Tunisia private airline Jasmin Airways strengthens operations with acquisition of new aircraft 19-07-2019 | 13:15:00
Private Tunisian airline, Jasmin Airways, having made its first flight last month to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina is looking at strengthening its hand with its third aircraft being delivered this month.


Fenix reaches 500,000 customers in 6 African markets, announces new leadership team 19-07-2019 | 09:27:00
Fenix International has appointed co-founder and current COO Brian Warshawsky to the role of CEO to drive the next phase of the company’s ambitious growth plans.


PepsiCo to acquire Pioneer Foods growing African foothold 19-07-2019 | 09:24:00
PepsiCo, Inc. has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire all the outstanding shares of Pioneer Foods Group Ltd.


Afreximbank appoints Idrissa Diop Compliance Director 19-07-2019 | 06:23:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has appointed Idrissa Diop, formerly of Ecobank Transnational Inc., as its new Director of Compliance.


European Investment Bank and FMO sign up to renewAfrica covenant 19-07-2019 | 06:20:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and FMO adhere to the “renewAfrica” initiative, which intends to facilitate and improve financing for renewable energy projects in Africa.


[Kenya] Credit Bank receives $8 million facility from AfDB for SMEs lending 19-07-2019 | 06:05:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $8 million-targeted financing to Kenya's Credit Bank for lending exclusively to small and medium enterprises.


[Mozambique] Sasol, government collaborate to create jobs 18-07-2019 | 15:11:00
Sasol has reaffirmed its partnership with the Government of Mozambique to deliver on its socio-economic development strategy focusing on the creation of self-employment opportunities for locals.


[South Africa] Building the AfCFTA, making trade promotion efforts crucial to economic growth, Trade Minister 18-07-2019 | 14:03:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says building the AfCFTA and making South Africa’s trade promotion efforts more effective and strategic, was very crucial to economic growth in the country and the African continent in general.


Ford South Africa to create 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Plant in Pretoria, Gauteng 18-07-2019 | 13:39:00
The South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has welcomed the announcement by Ford South Africa that it will be creating 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Plant in Pretoria, Gauteng.


[Egypt] WFP celebrates long-standing partnership with the European Union 18-07-2019 | 13:07:06
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) celebrated their five-year-long partnership in Egypt during which they have assisted more than 2.3 million people in collaboration with the Egyptian Government.


Olatowun Candide-Johnson appointed Chairwoman of French startup kwik 18-07-2019 | 07:28:00
The French startup kwik has announced today that Olatowun Candide-Johnson, a Nigerian lawyer and businesswoman, has officially been appointed Chairwoman of its supervisory board.


Trane appoints JMG Limited as new distributor in Nigeria for residential and light commercial products 18-07-2019 | 07:18:00
Trane, a global provider of indoor comfort systems, has entered into a new distribution agreement with JMG Limited in Nigeria that will significantly expand and strengthen the distribution capacity of Trane in Nigeria.


Qatar Airways to introduce three weekly direct flights to Gaborone Botswana 18-07-2019 | 07:07:00
Qatar Airways will be launching its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, from October 27, 2019. It will be the airline's first destination in the African country.


DHL partners with Teach for Uganda to create jobs for youth 18-07-2019 | 07:00:34
DHL Express has launched a partnership with Teach For Uganda, to eradicate education inequity and promote educational opportunities for young people in Uganda.


Air Seychelles set to launch weekly direct flights to Tel Aviv 17-07-2019 | 06:36:17
Air Seychelles has announced the commencement of a new service linking the Seychelles and Israel’s largest metropolitan area, Tel Aviv effective 27 November, 2019.


 


 
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