Egyptian Government and MasterCard Collaborate to Extend Financial Inclusion to 54 Million Citizens through Digital National ID Program
03-03-2015 | 13:39:00
The Government of Egypt, represented by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, and MasterCard today announced the details of a recent Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will aim to extend financial services to 54 million Egyptians. The announcement was made by H.E. Atef Helmy, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and Ajay Banga, Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Emirates SkyCargo Scores Double Honours at Air Cargo Africa 2015
03-03-2015 | 13:31:47
It was double honours for Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, at the Air Cargo Africa Awards when it scooped both the “Global Cargo Airline Of The Year” and “Air Cargo Brand of the Year” awards. It was the third time Emirates SkyCargo won the “Global Cargo Airline of the Year Award” at the event, having previously picked up the accolade in 2011 and 2013.

Tanzania-Based Service Provider, Spicenet Deploys Public Cloud with Flexiant
03-03-2015 | 13:28:08
Public cloud adoption in emerging African countries is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of up to 84% over the coming five years according to IDC. To capture this growth opportunity, Spicenet, a Business Internet provider in Tanzania, wanted to deploy a public cloud offering. To pioneer cloud in Tanzania, increase revenue and offer self-service functionality to its SME customers, Spicenet selected Flexiant Cloud Orchestrator.

Algeria: U.S. Willing to Help Algeria Diversify Its Economy, American Official Stresses
03-03-2015 | 13:25:07
US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin underscored Monday the willingness of the US to support Algeria in its economic diversification process.

Air Freight Makes Slow Start in 2015 - IATA
03-03-2015 | 13:17:52
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a 3.2% expansion in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) in January 2015 compared to the same month last year. The growth is slower than the average of 4.5% recorded for 2014.

[Interview] Emmanuel Nyame, Dream Pathway International Ghana
03-02-2015 | 12:11:00
Emmanuel Nyame is director of Dream Pathway International, Ghana, a management consultancy firm that specializes in business growth, financing and expansion. Social Entrepreneur and Kairos Society Fellow, he is also the organizer of the Ghana Startup Cup.

[Interview] Johnson Okorie, Digital Marketing Consultant at KorieFusion
02-20-2015 | 11:18:00
Nigerian Johnson Okorie is the senior Digital Marketing Consultant at KorieFusion, an Agency that uses Digital Marketing Strategies to Grow business revenue, profits & bottom-lines & boost brand's visibility. He is also the MD/CEO of Clickable Resources.

Africa Business Communities is launching the LinkedIn Groups Africa e-Commerce & Nigeria e-Commerce
02-10-2015 | 07:36:00
Today Africa Business Communities is launching the LinkedIn Group Africa e-Commerce. You are more than welcome to join!

Mark Mobius: Africa’s Electrifying Future
01-21-2015 | 16:13:23
Emerging and frontier markets are a focal point of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place during the week of January 19. One of the sessions, “Achieving Africa’s Growth Agenda,” is of particular interest to me

Anzetse Were: Political factors key in market performance
01-21-2015 | 11:53:00
In his book The End of the Free Market, Ian Bremmer makes the point that “in emerging markets, political factors still matter— at least as much as economic fundamentals for the performance of markets.”