Year 6 | Edition 38 | 14 November 2019

[Interview] Walid Amer, Partner & Senior Associate, Elevate Business Consulting, Egypt

Walid Amer is an experienced Certified Management Accountant with proven leadership expertise in assisting others in understanding the instrumental role finance data plays in improving business processes. He is a partner at Elevate Business Consulting.

Could you introduce your company?

Elevate is a boutique business consulting firm that provides Management Consulting and services for startups, existing businesses and government organizations across the MENA...

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[South Africa] Standard Bank ups its customer experience strategy, a digital push to win in the increasingly competitive economy

Standard Bank Group has appointed two more agencies to consolidate its customer engagement efforts in a bold digital push to win in the increasingly competitive client experience economy.

This brings to near completion the bank's comprehensive review of its agency model. The first phase of this review saw it onboard best-in-class agencies across its agency portfolio covering Through-the-Line (TTL), Brand, Reputation and PR...

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Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire strategic partnership already bearing Cocoa farmers dividends

The president of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says the Strategic Partnership entered into between Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana, which is manifesting itself in the joint cocoa production and marketing policy, is already paying dividends.

According to President Akufo-Addo, a Living Income Differential (MEMBER) or UD $ 400 per tonne will be paid to farmers for all categories of cocoa beans from Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire starting from the 2020/2021 crop season, when the...

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South Africa, Nigeria can complement each other, grow economies together, Trade Minister

With South Africa's know-how and experience in infrastructure development projects including the energy sector, and Nigeria's opportunities in different parts of the chain-value especially in generation, transmission and distribution, both countries can complement and learn from each other in order to grow their economies together.

This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms. Nomalungelo Gina. She speaking after cutting the ribbon to mark the opening of the South African National Pavillion...

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Angola Cables and Nokia trial first direct optical fiber link between Africa and the USA

Angola Cables and Nokia have announced that they have collaborated to provide a direct optical connection between Africa and North America. The fiber-optic routing between Sangano in Angola and Boca Raton, Miami in the USA has completed final acceptance trial.

“By optically interconnecting the deployed MONET and South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), Angola Cables is able to further reduce latency between content providers in North America...

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[Interview] Catherine Jura, Director Learning and Development, Edify Learning Forum Africa, Kenya

As organizations step up efforts to invest in their most valuable asset; the human resource, to gain a competitive advantage in a fast changing global landscape, they are courting different and bespoke organizational learning solutions that are not only boosting employees’ skills set but also impacting on organizations’ bottom line.

Training management firms like Edify Learning Forum Africa, ELFA, have been at the forefront of designing, managing and redefining organizational learning processes  in Africa over...

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News Headlines

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.

17-09-2020 | 06:37:00
Traceable, commercially viable artisanal gold supply chain now operational in Côte d’Ivoire
After a first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d’Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project.


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