Year 3 | Edition 31 | 9 December 2016
Nairobi, Kenya
 
Getahun Nana appointed President Development Bank of Ethiopia

Getahun Nana, vice-governor and director of bank supervision division at the National Bank of Ethiopia (NBE), has been appointed to lead the Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE), a policy-lender bank which has financed major investment projects in Ethiopia worth billions of birr over the years...



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PTA Bank rebrands to Trade and Development Bank as it targets increased financing

The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, commonly known as PTA Bank, has changed its official brand name to TDB ,Trade and Development Bank, as it seeks to increase financing...



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[Namibia] Devil's Claw improving livelihoods for San communities in Nyae Nyae and N#a Jaqna conservancies
Against the backdrop of the severe drought which has had a harsh impact on many rural communities’ livelihood options, rural communities all over Namibia face the challenge of generating much needed cash income in an ever changing world where cash is needed for virtually everything...


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[Column] Jens Ischebeck: M-learning in Tanzania- Huge Potential for Change
With wealth increasing in Sub-Sahara Africa, now is most definitely the time to explore the potential for edtech to revolutionise e-learning in this region of the continent...


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Fastjet mulls expansion to South Africa routes

Low cost carrier Fastjet is exploring the option of diversifying its route to South Africa region as it looks at new ways to grow and make profit in the wake of dwindling fortunes...



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[South Africa] Onyx Connect to launch smartphone manufacturing factory

South Africa’s company Onyx Connect has announced plans to launch a smartphone manufacturing factory in the country that will build phones and tablets from scratch...



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[Guinea] Ethiopia Airlines set to resume services to Conakry

Ethiopian Airlines is set to resume services to Conakry, capital of the Republic of Guinea, starting February 1st next year.

Conakry is a port city on the Atlantic Ocean serving as the country's economic, financial and cultural center...



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[Column] Tom Pegrume: What does successful digital transformation look like?
The business world is changing. Historically, businesses were "analogue" in that they had a bricks-and-mortar store where customers would interact with real people and things were dealt with on a personal level...


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[South Africa] Johannesburg startup, Onyx Connect, set to become first manufacturer of smartphones in Africa
A Johannesburg startup is set to become the first company ever to manufacture smartphones in Africa, taking advantage of low costs and growing local demand to build handsets, tablets and other devices based on Google Inc.’s Android system...


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Afreximbank highlights role of intra-regional trade in Africa’s economic resilience

Active participation in intra-African trade has made it possible for a number of African countries to maintain resilient trade figures in the midst of falling commodity prices that have led to an overall sluggish economic growth story on the continent, Dr. Benedict Oramah, President of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), said yesterday...



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IMF resumes funding to Guinea Bissau

 

Tunisia unveils campaign to fight contraband fuel

 

Hope Murera appointed Managing Director of ZEP RE

 

Pacific World to set shop in Mauritius and Dominican Republic

 

Illegal trade of diamonds from Central African Republic to Cameroon financing conflict, study


 

East African CSOs advocate for African funding to increase trust and legitimacy

 

AfDB Group approves the first Multi-jurisdictional Fixed Income ETF in Africa

 

[Nigeria] Jumia Market hosts participants from the Lagos tech tour

 

[South Africa] MTN Group Announces Senior Management Appointments

 

[Nigeria] GTBank, British Council Unveil First Outdoor Sculpture by Yinka Shonibare in Lagos


 

Egypt Petroleum Company to receive $200m Afreximbank support for electricity generation and distribution expansion

 

Egypt and China in currency swap deal to ease Cairo’s foreign reserves

 

[Seychelles] Air Seychelles set to fly to Durban early next year

 

[Zambia] Ecobank taps into technology in its growth strategy

 

Orange and Intelsat S.A renew deal to increase penetration of 3G in Cameroon


 

Mozambique to miss digital migration deadline

 

[Zimbabwe] Industrial consumers to pay in advance for imported power

 

Air Madagascar to fly to China through joint codeshared flights with Air Austral

 

Tunisia Export Promotion Centre in drive to strengthen digital identity of SMEs

 

[ DR. Congo] Kisenge Mining in stake hunt for Mpokoto gold project

 
 
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Complimentary report on Africa’s transport infrastructure and maintenance

Road authorities and project owners are dedicating their largest budgets to date to address the poor state of their key infrastructure which continues to hamper the speed and confidence of Africa’s ongoing development efforts.

Through a wide range of domestic and international funding measures, Africa is poised to achieve a vast improvement in the quality and reach of its underdeveloped road networks, with new plans emerging as investor confidence in the sector rises...



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Complimentary Report: Major Airport Projects in Africa
Government authorities and developers are investing billions of dollars in dozens of airport expansion and rehabilitation works across Africa. Plus, air travel across the continent is predicted to experience a massive surge which will continue to fuel the industry’s expansion.

In light of this, we have put together a report on State of the Market: Major Airport Projects in Africa highlighting the key airport expansion and construction projects currently happening across Africa...


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