South Africa’s government is struggling to contain a flare up of attacks against foreigners in the port city of Durban that’s left at least five people dead and forced more than 1,000 immigrants to flee […]Read More ..
Today at the 7th World Water Forum, Ahmet Bozer, Executive Vice President and President of Coca-Cola International, announced the expansion of The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation‘s (TCCAF) Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), pledging an additional US$35 million […]Read More ..
The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity company managing about $9 billion across emerging markets, raised $990 million for its third Sub-saharan Africa fund as it seeks to benefit from the region’s economic growth.About 64 […]Read More ..
President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa meets for first time President Obama’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa met for the first time in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 8. High-level […]Read More ..
Emerging African economies are increasingly embracing IT services solutions in a bid to support their growth initiatives. That’s according to the latest insights released by International Data Corporation (IDC), with the global advisory services firm […]Read More ..
There is growing evidence that China is now encouraging its companies as they invest in Africa and elsewhere to follow better environmental practices. In 2013, China’s ministries of commerce and environmental protection issued voluntary guidelines […]Read More ..
The elite of Kenya’s much-heralded entrepreneurship revolution work in an ultra-modern. co-working space overlooking the bustle of Nairobi. Their businesses are reliant on the high-speed internet available here. The Nairobi Garage is one of a […]Read More ..
AFRICA’s economic growth rates and rising youth population mean that more and more entrepreneurs are looking to the continent for business opportunities. The typical strategy is to introduce new companies by recreating foreign business models […]Read More ..
Investment in African megaprojects was up 46% to $326-billion (R3.95-trillion) last year, led by increases in investment in energy and power, according to Deloitte’s latest African construction report. To be included in the report, […]Read More ..
BLOOMBERGNairobi residents send money through m-pesa. According to a survey, sub-Saharan Africa is home to 53 percent of live mobile money services in the world. Photo: Bloomberg WRITING in his latest annual “Gates Notes” letter, […]Read More ..
Peter Melerud, co-founder and CMO, KEMP Technologies With hardware taking a back seat in Africa and more operations on the continent looking to leverage private/public cloud to strengthen networks and manage enterprise data centres, the […]Read More ..
©Martin O’Neill Ashish Thakkar is wearing large sunglasses as he swings open the doors to his 73rd floor penthouse in Dubai’s financial district. Casually turned out as if he were in Silicon Valley, the African-Indian […]Read More ..
An event next month is an ideal opportunity to institutionalize a partnership that offers considerable opportunity. Next month, Indonesia will be hosting the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1955 Asia-Africa Conference. According to […]Read More ..
As India plans big for the India Africa Forum Summit in October, inviting all the 54 countries for the first time to its soil, it has reached out in many small but important ways to […]Read More ..
Lagos Business School (LBS) has signed a partnership agreement with leading African business schools from four other major countries to share resources, expertise and research to give a much-needed boost to entrepreneurship, job creation and […]Read More ..
The majority of electricity in the Kenyan comes from renewable energy sources. Image: EPA The International Monetary Fund has predicted Africa’s economic growth will average 5.1 per cent by 2019, with growth for the eurozone […]Read More ..
(Bloomberg) — Deutsche Bank AG plans to make the Dubai International Financial Centre the hub for its African operations, according to its local chief executive officer. Ashok Aram, who heads Deutsche Bank in the Middle […]Read More ..
The White House has invited some 50 African heads of state to Washington, DC, this week, presenting a historic opportunity to deepen US ties to the continent. But it would be a mistake to assume […]Read More ..
The United States and five East African countries pledged on Thursday to ease trade flows and set the stage for more U.S. investment, a program that could be extended to other parts of Africa. The […]Read More ..
German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has just finished heading a four-day visit to several eastern African countries. He has noted that German perceptions of Africa are at odds with the increasingly business-friendly […]Read More ..
The HLPD Expert Working Group was set up after the EU-Africa Summit 2014 and is working on an input to a roadmap towards a jointly funded EU-Africa Research and Innovation Partnership with a first focus […]Read More ..
SABMiller, the world’s second biggest brewer, on Monday said it expected biggest growth opportunities to come out of Africa, thanks to more affordable beer and middle class aspirations on the continent. Speaking at an investor […]Read More ..
East African businesses are set to trade more with India by learning to take advantage of the country’s duty-free market access scheme, facilitated by the Supporting India’s Trade Preferences for Africa (SITA) project of the […]Read More ..