Year 6 | Edition 37 | 31 October 2019

[Kenya] NSE launches new equities trading system

The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) commissioned a new equities trading system following approval by the Capital Markets Authority (CMA).

The new equities trading platform is provided by LSEG Technology - part of the London Stock Exchange Group and one of the world’s leading developers of high performance trading systems. The system has come along with significant changes to the structure of the current trading process...

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South African companies set out to China to showcase products, deepen trade relations

A group of South African companies will showcase their products in China when they participate in the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) that will take place in Shanghai from 5-10 November 2019.

The group’s participation is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Export Marketing and Investment Assistance (EMIA) Scheme. The objective of the scheme is to develop export markets for...

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Polarcus secures 4D seismic project offshore West Africa

Polarcus has announced that an award has been received for a 4D marine seismic acquisition project offshore West Africa. The project duration is approximately two months and is scheduled to commence in Q4 2019 following a scheduled class docking. 

Polarcus is an innovative marine geophysical company with a pioneering environmental agenda, delivering high-end towed streamer data acquisition and imaging services from Pole to...

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[Column] Toney Wabela: Technological disruption looming for Africa’s data network market

Sometimes a disruptive technology can loiter for a while, before it changes everything. Yet change it will bring, because nothing and no one can defy gravity. So it is, I believe, with the new generation of open compute infrastructure.

For, as the world creates data, there’s an equal demand for resources to store, process and make sense from this data to drive business value. All the thousands of ledgers that used to be created manually now generate legions of data threads...

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[Column] Michelle Moss: CQ is the new EQ for executives

Second, only to emotional intelligence (EQ), cultural intelligence (CQ) is fast becoming one of the most in demand skills for executives in today’s culturally diverse world of business. The growing need for CQ is just one of the consequences of globalisation.

It’s true that companies are setting up more bases in foreign countries than ever. But their own societies are simultaneously becoming more culturally diverse, as foreign citizens migrate...

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AfricaCom | Cape Town | 12-14 November 2019

AfricaCom is the biggest, best and most influential tech and telecoms event on the continent, and the only place to meet the innovators driving Africa's digital transformation. Take your place.

AfricaCom now features AfricaTech – a new event within AfricaCom dedicated to IT and enterprise digital transformation. Your ticket gives access to both AfricaCom AND AfricaTech – you do not need to register for each event separately.

The Visitor Ticket gains you free access to...

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Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Nairobi | 31 October 2019
Africa Business Communities is open for networking! Every last Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet our team and network...

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News Headlines

24-09-2020 | 10:42:17
56 per cent of Ghanaians polled believe Mahama has better economic track record
Results of the second wave of the Ghana Election Poll which ran online from July 1 to August 1, 2020 showed that a large number of Ghanaian believe former President John Dramani Mahama has a better economic track record than President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

24-09-2020 | 09:28:00
Unilever, Small Business Development partner to increase SMMEs investment in South Africa
Unilever Southern Africa has partnered with the Department of Small Business Development to increase investment in Small, Micro and Medium Enterprise (SMMEs) development.

24-09-2020 | 09:09:09
UK donates R50m to Solidarity Fund for projects supporting and promoting women in South Africa
South Africa's Solidarity Fund received R50m grant from the government of the United Kingdom, aimed at extending ongoing efforts to counter the repercussions of COVID-19, focusing specifically on projects supporting and promoting women.

24-09-2020 | 07:29:00
Ethiopian to resume flight to Johannesburg, Cape Town
With the easing of travel restrictions across the globe, Ethiopian announced it will restart scheduled commercial flights to Johannesburg and Cape Town as of 01 October 2020.

23-09-2020 | 07:01:00
UNIDO, Monaco and UfM partner to empower women in Tunisia
The Principality of Monaco signed its first funding agreement with UNIDO and the two parties have agreed a tripartite declaration together with the Union for the Mediterranean on empowering women in Tunisia.

22-09-2020 | 06:00:00
[Kenya] Young refugees light up Kakuma camp with creative talents
Talented young creatives continue to turn one of Africa’s largest refugee camps into their own artistic space, even during the pandemic.

21-09-2020 | 13:00:00
Kenya Airways resumes flights to Tanzania
Kenya Airways (KQ) has resumed flights to the United Republic of Tanzania following the lifting of the suspension of all Kenyan aviation operators by the Tanzanian Government.

21-09-2020 | 12:53:40
RwandAir to restart its flights to and from London and Brussels
The resumption of European services will see the leading African carrier switch its UK operations from London Gatwick, with commercial flights to the Rwandan capital now departing from London Heathrow for the first time.

21-09-2020 | 07:34:00
U.S. may halt nearly $130 million of foreign assistance for Ethiopia
The U.S. administration has decided on a plan that entails the suspension of financial assistance for Ethiopia due to the country’s dispute with Egypt and Sudan over the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project.

19-09-2020 | 11:15:00
Qatar Airways increases more African services
Qatar Airways is to resume services to Entebbe, Seychelles, and Windhoek, as well as many more global destinations.

19-09-2020 | 06:02:00
AfDB approves $500k emergency relief to boost clean-up of marine oil spill in Mauritius
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to support international recovery efforts after a significant oil spill earlier this year off the coast of Mauritius.

18-09-2020 | 07:42:08
[South Africa] Edcon concludes sale for parts of Edgars business to Retailability
Edcon announced that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability has been implemented, with all approvals from regulatory authorities and all conditions precedent either fulfilled or waived.

17-09-2020 | 15:59:00
BrightLife appoints Laurynas Vaičiulis CEO of Uganda
BrightLife, a social enterprise by FINCA International, has announced the appointment of Laurynas Vaičiulis as Chief Executive Officer.

17-09-2020 | 14:21:00
Kenyan Government partners with private sector, development partners to outline roadmap to achieve energy efficiency goals
The Kenyan Government through the Ministry of Energy launched the Kenya National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, placing Kenya firmly on track toward sustainable consumption and production including renewable energy generation.

17-09-2020 | 06:56:00
South Africa's influencer marketing agency R-Squared formally partners with syndicated agencies
R-Squared, South Africa's influencer marketing agency announced a formal partnership with industry leaders such as iProspect and Posterscope of the international Dentsu Aegis Network.


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