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

02-06-2020 | 10:09:00
Germany looks to facilitate private sector investments in Africa
With the recent ‘AfricaConnect’ €400 million initiative under DEG’s management, the German Development Ministry is looking to increase private sector investments and cooperation with the African continent.


02-06-2020 | 07:48:00
Global Partnership for Education increases COVID-19 emergency fund
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will provide an additional $250 million to help developing countries respond to the immediate and long-term disruptions to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.


01-06-2020 | 07:51:00
African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income countries in the ECOWAS region
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.


01-06-2020 | 07:21:00
Rand Merchant Bank confirms $15bn funding for LNG project in Mozambique
The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) confirmed that a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique is expected to receive $15 billion (R267bn) of financing commitments at a signing scheduled for June 2020.


01-06-2020 | 07:05:00
Sudan, WFP sign agreement on Sudan family support programme
The Government of Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the government’s Family Support program that will provide Sudanese families direct cash transfers.


01-06-2020 | 06:44:00
World Bank approves $25m to help Djibouti grow economy, improve access to services
The World Bank approved two new projects totaling $25 million in credit from the International Development Association (IDA), to help Djibouti address vulnerability, foster inclusive economic growth and improve service delivery.


29-05-2020 | 14:12:00
UNWTO launches global guidelines to reopen tourism
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.


29-05-2020 | 10:24:00
AFD provides €70m to improve water and sanitation in Morogoro, Tanzania
The Government of Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a financing agreement for a 70M€ concessional loan aiming at improving water supply and sanitation services for the residents of Morogoro Municipality.


29-05-2020 | 09:10:54
[South Africa] Sasol announces its not divesting its fuel retail business
Sasol, an international integrated chemicals and energy company announced that it is not divesting its downstream fuel retail business as part of its ongoing asset disposal process.


29-05-2020 | 07:11:00
[Nigeria] NCDMD launches initiatives to drive innovations in oil and gas industries
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has launched BrentPlus, a series of initiatives that will stimulate innovations in the oil and gas industry.


29-05-2020 | 07:08:00
[Nigeria] Premium Pension appoints Alhassan Babayo as Board Chairman
The Board of Premium Pension appointed Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo as its new Chairman, following the retirement of the erstwhile Chairman Arc. Yunusa Yakubu who held the position since 2017.


28-05-2020 | 07:44:00
COVID-19 creates fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers, Nielsen
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour.


28-05-2020 | 07:36:18
African Natural Resources Centre unveils publication to advance critical land policy reforms
In response to challenges across Africa around land ownership and use, the African Natural Resources Centre (ANRC) of the African Development Bank is launching a series of articles to aid policy debate.


27-05-2020 | 11:28:00
[South Africa] Unemployment Insurance Fund pays out R15bn
The South African Department of Employment and Labour says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15 billion to beneficiaries.


27-05-2020 | 10:45:04
Fugro detours for Ifremer's Mayotte underwater volcano survey in Africa
A Fugro vessel heading from the Netherlands to South Africa has made a 10-day detour to support Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, in monitoring a giant active underwater volcano off the east coast of Africa.


 


 
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