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

17-02-2020 | 11:04:00
[Nigeria] Jaiz Bank declares N1.79b profit
Jaiz Bank, Nigerian non-interest Sharia-compliant financial institution, has declared a profit after tax of N1.79 billion in its 2019 unaudited financial results as submitted to the Nigerian Stock Exchange.


17-02-2020 | 09:09:00
Royal Air Maroc and British Airways sign codeshare agreement
British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.


14-02-2020 | 13:27:00
IFC helps Egypt's microfinance company build capacity, boost outreach
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, signed an agreement with Egypt’s largest microfinance organization Tanmeyah, to help increase its sustainability and boost its outreach to underserved groups across the country.


14-02-2020 | 13:11:00
[Nigeria] Airbus and Green Africa Airways sign agreement for 50 A220s aircraft
Nigeria’s Green Africa Airways, has signed an MoU for 50 A220-300 aircraft, one of the largest orders to be placed globally for the A220 programme and the largest ever from the African continent.


14-02-2020 | 08:30:00
African airlines see passenger demand increase by five percent, IATA report
The International Air Transport Association announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2019 showing that demand rose by 4.2% compared to the full year of 2018.


14-02-2020 | 06:41:00
Standard Chartered Bank invests $ 1.46 billion to fund Tanzania’s Standard Gauge Railway project
The Government of Tanzania Ministry of Finance has signed a facility agreement with Standard Chartered Tanzania for a $ 1.46 billion term loan financing to fund the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway.


13-02-2020 | 13:55:00
[Egypt] EGAS signs $43m oil exploration deal with Wintershall Dea
The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla has signed an agreement to search for and produce oil and natural gas in eastern Damanhur area in the Nile Delta.


13-02-2020 | 13:37:00
[Nigeria] Auto sector attracts N360b investment in 2019
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) said automotive manufacturing companies in Nigeria made over N360 billion investments into the country’s economy in year 2019.


13-02-2020 | 09:41:00
Accor set for expansion in Ethiopia
Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.


13-02-2020 | 09:37:00
DRC Government and General Electric sign infrastructure agreement
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and General Electric have announced signing of an MoU in infrastructure projects enabling the increase in the supply of electric energy and health modernization programs.


13-02-2020 | 08:00:00
[Kenya] Jeneria Lekilelei, lion hunter turned conservationist
Jeneria Lekilelei, a Samburu pastoralist from Kenya has been the face behind protecting lions in the Northern Kenya sanctuary.


13-02-2020 | 06:01:22
Andersen Global enters Republic of Guinea’s market
Marking its debut in the Republic of Guinea, Andersen Global announced the continuation of its African expansion by way of a collaboration agreement with Nimba Conseil, a tax and legal firm based in Conakry.


12-02-2020 | 10:40:00
Somalia, UNESCO sign accord to strengthen efforts to preserve culture, improve education
Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and improve its educational sector.


12-02-2020 | 05:04:00
Africa Influencer Agency launches, introducing digital PR tools to connect business professionals in the continent and beyond
Africa Influencer Agency is a B2B PR platform that will embrace all available digital channels and social media to support brands in telling their stories to the African B2B audience


11-02-2020 | 14:26:00
EBRD and Crédit du Maroc boost green economy and value chains in Morocco
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Morocco will benefit from an EBRD credit line of up to €20 million to Crédit du Maroc dedicated to green investment and the development of value chains.


 


 
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