Africa Business Communities


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16/10/2014, 11:12
africa-will-be-trading-predominantly-with-partners-from-the-south-by-2020Prior the economic crisis, Africa's share of trade with other emerging markets was a mere 30%. Today that has gone up to nearer 50%, and by 2020, on current trends that could be as much as 70%. One of the themes at this year's African Development Forum, a UN ECA event, was new forms of partnership. The idea is to move away from development assistance and adapting to the realities of today. Global...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:36
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that it has secured approval for guests flying between Seychelles and Paris to remain onboard the aircraft during their...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:33
Anthrolopologist Dr Susan Levine’s study, the first of its kind in Africa, revealed a series of barriers and obstacles that are preventing children from accessing vital medical intervention which could...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:22
The African Development Bank launched a mission to Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia on Thursday, October 16 to set up further projects in its support package for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:20
Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has rewarded about 350 customers who won various promotional items instantly during a site activation as...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:23
IFC has subscribed to $50 million of notes in the inaugural bond issuances by Seven Energy International Limited, one of the few companies developing and commercializing stranded gas that is critical for...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:19
Forte Oil PLC has joined the British Safety Council as part of its efforts to strengthen the company's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management systems through industry benchmarking and adoption...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:12
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT has announced that it has been selected by Liquid Telecom to supply IP Transit...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:02
Former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Phillips Oduoza, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina were among many...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:57
Public-private partnerships are a pillar of the West African country's resurgence, says President Alassane Ouattara. Marrakesh, 14 October 2014 (ECA) - Côte d'Ivoire has set itself a target of becoming...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:52
Liverpool FC have announced the launch of the club’s first official coaching programme in South Africa. Together with partner Blue Crane Sports (Pty) Ltd, the Reds will deliver programmes teaching local...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:48
African nations will be able to better assess the impact of social policies on human exclusion – following the launch of an innovative tool, the African Social Development Index (ASDI), which was...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:41
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034. That represents a 4.1%...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:33
In a move aimed at ending the frequent cycles of drought and famine in the Sahel region, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 approved loans and grants amounting to US...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:27
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers across operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:48
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s ninth Africa Development Forum was opened yesterday with a call for solidarity and self-determination from the host country, Morocco. King Mohamed VI...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:48
The Netherlands development bank FMO has signed a KES4bn (US$45.2m) long-term debt with Chase Bank Kenya. This is in addition to a KES1.6B (USD18.4m) agreement signed with Microfinance Enhancement...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:47
Mars Chocolate has annonced that it is donating $100,000 as part of an industry-wide effort to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is organizing an effort...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:40
Taisys Technologies Co Ltd announced that Kenya’s leading bank Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with patented technology from Taisys. Equity Bank customers can now enjoy...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:36
BlackBerry Limited a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that the BlackBerry Passport, a new device purpose-built for productivity with a boundary-breaking design that challenges the...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:22
CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, said that Africa now has a unique opportunity to modernise air navigation infrastructure across the continent. The combination of technological...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:16
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) in partnership with leading integrated communications services provider Safaricom have launched a campaign to deepen financial inclusion and access to financial...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:15
Standard Bank has been named leading Investment Bank in Africa by EMEA Finance for the seventh consecutive year. The 2014 African Banking Awards reaffirm Standard Bank's position in capital markets on the...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:11
The Africa Travel Association (ATA), the principal travel industry trade association, working in collaboration and partnership with the African Union in promoting tourism to Africa, continues its...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:09
ExecuJet Aviation Group is expanding heavy maintenance support at the company's Cape Town International Airport MRO facility to include Bombardier Dash 8 Q100, Q400 as well as the CRJ100 and CRJ200...Read More
15/10/2014, 11:56
Fly-SAX, Kenya’s premier safari and private charter airline, is pleased to announce that its fully-owned subsidiary, SAX-Tanzania,the new airline establishedin Tanzania, is making final preparations to...Read More
15/10/2014, 11:55
African governments need to find consensus positions so that continent's voice is heard in international negotiations, says Carlos Lopes, the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:53
DHL has been certified as a Top Employer in Africa for its outstanding employee offerings across the region. This is in addition to six African countries – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:22
Nedbank has been awarded the ’Company with Developmental Impact in the Country’ award at the Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP) Annual Financial Services Sector Awards...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:19
Neah Power Systems, Inc., an innovator and supplier of cutting-edge power solutions for the military, transportation and portable electronics industries, has announced Dr. Chris D'Couto, President and CEO...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:12
Raising private equity, illicit financial flows, domestic resource mobilisation, new partnerships and climate financing in Africa at the top of the agenda at this year's flagship event of the...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:06
Nigeria’s most innovative telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, held its first ever Customer Forum for business customers in Abuja last week as it continues to solidify its relationship with...Read More
14/10/2014, 11:01
Obi of Onitsha, His Royal Majesty, Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, Agbogidi, has commended Globacom for its efforts at re-awakening the cultural essence of the Nigerian people. The monarch made the remarks in...Read More
14/10/2014, 10:55
As part of its commitment to support the arts and culture in Ghana, mobile network operator, Tigo has presented a cheque of GHS10, 000 to the Welfare Fund for aged musicians of the Musicians Union of...Read More
14/10/2014, 10:44
The Ninth African Development Forum (ADF) opened on October 13 in Marrakech with the call by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) for stronger emphasis on infrastructure and for ownership of the...Read More
14/10/2014, 10:43
Health financing, with focus on national funding, was at the centre stage of the African Development Forum, which opened Monday, October 13 in Marrakech. Participants at the Forum heard optimistic...Read More