Year 6 | Edition 15 | 9 May 2019
 
The untapped potential of Africa's honey bees

In countries across Africa, honey bees could help protect wildlife, grow food and make money – so why aren’t more people raising them?

In the arid north of Kenya, Trinnie Cartland is preparing to scale up her organic acacia honey business. She tells me that local communities have been keen to work with her: many young people are looking for alternatives to livestock farming. There’s high demand for honey in Kenya, where prices are similar to those in Europe and beekeepers can make good...

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[Interview] Eran Feinstein, CEO, DPO Group

For the last 13 years, DPO Group, Direct Pay Online, has positioned itself as a market leader in the provision of payment services in Africa.

Working with 45,000 private and corporate merchants spanning airlines, hotels, e-commerce platforms and tour operators and with a presence in 16 countries, DPO Group is redefining the African payment ecosystem...

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Acrow Bridge installs 44 bridges as part of modernization of Cameroon’s rural infrastructure

 Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, has installed of the first of 44 bridges provided to the Government of Cameroon as part of Acrow’s financed Comprehensive Bridge Development Program delivered in 2018.

 In addition to the supply of the bridges, the program provides the extensive training of local engineers and technicians in the assembly, installation and maintenance of these critical infrastructure assets...

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Ata Khatib appointed CEO of Lockton MENA

Global insurance brokerage firm Lockton MENA Limited has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer, Ata Khatib.

Based in the Dubai International Financial Centre, Khatib will provide executive leadership of the world's largest private insurance broker's subsidiaries in the region. Khatib brings a deep rooted experience of the region to the role, from first setting up Lockton's offices in the DIFC in 2009 to becoming Deputy CEO of Lockton MENA and sitting on its...

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Coca-Cola appoints Phillipine Mtikitiki General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise

Coca-Cola Central, East & West Africa Ltd has appointed Phillipine Mtikitiki as General Manager, East & Central Africa Franchise effective 1st June 2019, based in Nairobi, Kenya.

In her new role, Phillipine will be responsible for developing and managing the business strategy across East & Central Africa. Phillipine is a Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) professional with a wealth of experience in Operations, Marketing, Planning and Commercial Strategy...

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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

[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority set to recover Ksh208 million from illegal trading in fixed income securities 17-05-2019 | 13:09:00
Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority has taken enforcement action against Mr. Rodrick Muhoro, a bond trader, following conclusion of investigations with respect to allegation of irregular trading of Government Securities.


Emirates mulls growing African footprint 17-05-2019 | 11:11:00
Dubai based airline Emirates is considering flight frequencies to key African destinations including Morocco, Ghana, Senegal, Egypt, and South Africa as it sees potential for growth in Africa.


[Nigeria] Ebenezer Onyeagwu appointed CEO of Zenith Bank 17-05-2019 | 06:28:00
Nigeria’s multinational financial service provider Zenith Bank Plc. has announced the appointment of Mr. Ebenezer Onyeagwu as the Group Managing Director/CEO of the bank effective June 1, 2019.


[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority licenses Jubilee Financial Services to operate as a fund manager 17-05-2019 | 06:15:00
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to Jubilee Financial Services Limited to operate as a fund manager having met all requirements.


[Uganda] KCCA flags off construction of five roads 16-05-2019 | 14:00:00
The Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has flagged off a new set of roads to two international firms to start construction work.


Bank of Mauritius bags Best Central Bank for Corporate Governance, Indian Ocean 2019 Award 16-05-2019 | 12:13:00
The International Business Magazine has conferred upon the Bank of Mauritius its Award for ‘Best Central Bank for Corporate Governance Indian Ocean 2019’.


AGRA, UPL partner to increase Africa smallholder farmers’ access to yield-enhancing technologies 16-05-2019 | 10:07:50
Thousands of smallholder farmers are set to benefit from increased access to technologies that support yield increase.


Mahindra South Africa enters farming equipment business 16-05-2019 | 10:03:39
In its endeavour to establish South Africa as its home outside India, Mahindra South Africa has announced entry into its fourth business line, by introducing its range of farming equipment.


CBK and Bank of Mauritius brainstorm to deepen cooperation 16-05-2019 | 08:47:00
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and the Bank of Mauritius held a brainstorming session with a view to enhancing cooperation between the two central banks.


NAS and LAM joint venture to operate airport lounges across Mozambique 16-05-2019 | 08:29:00
National Aviation Services (NAS), has announced a joint venture (JV) agreement with Linhas Aéreas de Moçambique (LAM), the Mozambique flag carrier, to provide management services of the Flamingo lounges in Mozambique.


Société Pétrolière expands liquefied petroleum gas business in Rwanda 16-05-2019 | 07:22:00
Société Pétrolière Ltd,SP, the East Africa mid and downstream oil company, has installed eight Liquified Petroleum Gas storage and cylinder filling plants across Rwanda.


BBOXX and Victron Energy to deliver pay-as-you-go solar solutions in DR Congo 16-05-2019 | 07:19:00
BBOXX, a provider of off-grid solar home solutions for rural communities in Africa has entered into an agreement with Victron Energy to provide solar solutions to households across Democratic Republic of Congo.


[South Africa] Trade Minister gazettes the draft B-BBEE Chartered Accountancy Sector Code 16-05-2019 | 06:39:00
Members of the public have until 23 June 2019 to make inputs and comments on the Draft Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Chartered Accountancy Sector Code.


IFC, SECO partner to address water scarcity in South Africa 16-05-2019 | 06:17:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group and Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), launched a program aimed at addressing water scarcity in South Africa’s agribusiness sector.


Capital Markets Authority licenses AFG Wealth Kenya as an investment adviser 15-05-2019 | 13:15:00
The Board of the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the grant of a license to AFG Wealth Kenya Limited to operate as Investment Adviser in Kenya bringing the number of investment advisers to 15.


 


 
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