Ethiopia has a better regulatory environment that promotes the ease of doing business compared to other Sub-Saharan Africa countries, a new World Bank report says. According to the report – Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory […]Read More ..
Mobile operators in Africa are leveraging the rapidly growing smartphone market by opening up their APIs to third-party developers, according to a new report by GSMA. This move provides local businesses in the market with […]Read More ..
Stephen Ozoigbo, the CEO of the African Technology Foundation, spoke with BE about the burgeoning tech scene in Africa In case you’ve been living under a rock, Africa is one of the fastest growing, emerging […]Read More ..
Africa has some of the best beaches in the world. Tourists will be flocking to them soon as those in the southern hemisphere take summer holidays and those from the north look for ways to […]Read More ..
Application of Aflasafe in groundnut field. Courtesy of Aflasafe.com/IPS Abuja: As food contaminants, aflatoxins are amongst the deadliest. Between 2004 and 2007, contaminated maize killed nearly 200 people in Kenya, left hundreds hospitalised and rendered millions […]Read More ..
The history of biofuel production in Africa is marked with expensive and damaging failures. The much-hyped jatropha crop saw millions of dollars and vast tracts of land squandered, while the production of palm oil has […]Read More ..
Traders on the ancient Silk Road believed the ruby to have occult powers and carried the fiery red stones for protection. Mined in Myanmar as early as 600 AD, the stones considered most precious had […]Read More ..
Lafarge Africa Plc, a leading construction solutions company in Nigeria, has enjoined Nigerians to be safety conscious in this festive season as they cope with the attendant increase in human and vehicular movements. The call […]Read More ..
Uganda Could Be 1st African Country To Regulate Digital Currencies. Bitcoin Africa: What To Expect In 2017
Some African countries have openly criticized bitcoin use. Others have taken a wait-and-see approach. Bitcoin has enjoyed a rally in 2016 that’s beaten every major currency, stock index and commodity contract, surging 15 percent during Christmas week alone […]Read More ..
2016 was predicted to be a tough year for African economies, and it delivered. Traditional economic leaders faltered this year amid a storm of falling commodity prices, unpredictable and destructive weather like droughts and floods […]Read More ..
Dubai’s high-end shopping, extravagant night life, and towering luxury hotels drew around 12 million visitors to the city this year. Now, in an effort to attract more middle class tourists, particularly from Africa, the city […]Read More ..
Danish entrepreneur Martin Nielsen never planned to live in Africa. He travelled from his base in London to Kenya in 2012 to spend three months working with 88mph, a seed investment firm based in Kenya, […]Read More ..
Standard Bank, which is Africa’s biggest by assets, is well equipped to advise clients on which deals to choose, which sectors to target, which economies to prioritise and, mostly, where the dangers lie Business Reporter— […]Read More ..
It was not a surprise that Alhaji Aliko Dangote, a foremost entrepreneur and president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, was recently named along other world leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, American President-elect, Donald […]Read More ..
Dubai: Wide ranging structural reforms initiated by the GCC governments to deal with lower oil prices and the fast growing opportunities in Africa will be Citigroup’s growth focus in the region in the medium term, […]Read More ..
Elizabeth Julius worked sunrise to sunset to make ends meet as a seamstress. Supporting her husband and two kids in a village in Tanzania, Julius was forced to put down her needle and thread each […]Read More ..
Ireland has said it has received more than 100 inquiries from major firms looking to move from the UK because of Brexit . Martin Shanahan, the chief executive of the Industrial Development Agency (IDA), said […]Read More ..
Africa’s population is exploding. By the United Nations’ estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050. That’s an expected growth of 42 million people — basically a […]Read More ..
Experts have proposed changes in the biotechnology curriculum to reflect the African way of life, politics and social cultural norms in bid to boost acceptance. The experts – mainly local university dons working under European […]Read More ..
Continent’s biggest banks are investing billions in digital banking technology JOHANNESBURG—Bankers walk around in jeans and T-shirts, customers file insurance claims by emailing photos of the damage and urgent questions are sent—and quickly answered—by text message. […]Read More ..
Here are 15 Things we learnt from Senator Ben Murray Bruce on Forbes Africa TV’s “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde”
No man steps in the same river twice for it is not the same river and he is not the same man. In business no two days are ever the same and challenges faced by […]Read More ..
Cisco Global Cloud Index projects Middle East and Africa cloud data center traffic to grow 440% by 2020
The recently released sixth annual Cisco® Global Cloud Index (2015-2020) reveals that global cloud traffic is expected to rise 3.7-fold, up from 3.9 zettabytes (ZB) per year in 2015 to 14.1 ZB per year by […]Read More ..
He got a global recognition at the INSNA conference in California after concluding his PhD sabbatical which took him across three nations – London, India and America. Bayo Adekanmbi, C-Level Executive, MTN, recently completed […]Read More ..
Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi. By William Davison – Bloomberg.. Horizon Plantations Ethiopia Plc, majority-owned by Saudi billionaire Mohamed al-Amoudi, plans to almost double annual revenue within three years by investing at least $500 million in coffee and orange projects. […]Read More ..
Africa must invest in infrastructure that will ease the process of digital transformation, said South African Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services Dr Siyabonga Cwele, at the recent GE Africa Digital Day held in Johannesburg. […]Read More ..
Rays and Beams Pavillion Ltd has introduced the EasyBizGrant app which aims to solve most of the challenges young African entrepreneurs face. Released on November 10, 2016, the EasyBizGrant app will solve unemployment issues in Africa […]Read More ..
Three international institutions have announced an African Package for climate-resilient ocean economies at the ongoing COP22 in Marrakech. They are the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), World Bank and African Development Bank. The package, which […]Read More ..
As the daughter of an expat father, Nigerian born, Zeze Oriaikhi-Sao, 31, had a love of travel from an early age, while her passion for business was fostered by her mother, a serial entrepreneur. At the height of […]Read More ..