[Nigeria] Fitch Rates Bank of Industry at ‘BB-‘; Outlook Negative and ‘AA+ (NGA)
06-29-2015 | 17:24:49
Fitch Ratings-London-25 June 2015: Fitch Ratings has assigned Nigeria-based Bank of Industry Limited (BOI) a Long-term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) of ‘BB-‘ with a Negative Outlook and a Short-term IDR of ‘B’.

Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg
06-29-2015 | 16:55:00
Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally.

Afreximbank-supported hotel project set to help meet capacity needs for 2016 Summit
06-29-2015 | 16:40:36
With a $1 billion pipeline of tourism-related projects across Africa, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is making a big difference in helping its Member States to more easily deliver on their tourism strategies while creating jobs, the Bank announced today in Bamako.

New appointments and mergers at Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy and GEPetrol will strengthen Equatorial Guinea oil sector
06-29-2015 | 16:34:51
The Ministry of Mines, Industry and Energy of Equatorial Guinea has announced new government appointments and mergers of key internal departments that will streamline its operations and contribute to an overall improvement of governance in Equatorial Guinea, says Centurion Law Group

[Nigeria] Tecno launches new Win10 pad, 2in1 PC with Intel and Microsoft
06-29-2015 | 16:01:44
Innovative Mobile phone Company, Tecno has announced the launch of the WinPad 10, its latest mobile device which would run on one of Intel’s Atom Processor for tablet.

Harriman Oyofo: Enduring Facts and Fallacies in Safety Management
06-26-2015 | 12:55:00
For a start, safety has to be managed as an integral part of the business for the benefits to become manifest. There must be management leadership to provide direction and resources, supervision, organization, communication and employee buy-in for things to work as planned.

Abraham Johan Meintjes: Optimizing Agriculture and Ethnobotany in Southern Africa
06-22-2015 | 10:37:00
The dire need of stable and reliable food production in Africa and beyond had been emphasized often to date. Plants as both food and medicine to the rural regions in Africa might deserve more attention.

Thembe Khumalo: A New Hope in Zimbabwe
06-22-2015 | 10:28:32
It’s not like we haven’t heard it enough times – we have: Africa is rising. More and more attention is being given to what was previously the Dark Continent, but is now being seen as the hope of the world.

Rudolf Huber: Use it or lose it for African flares
06-22-2015 | 10:20:00
Africa - just like many other regions on earth - suffers from a double edged problem. On one side, enormous amounts of natural gas are being flared every single day and this gas comes as associated gas to the surface with the oil that is produced at the same time.

Interview: Odimbite Odimbite, Co-Founder, MetroDelight Foods, Nigeria
06-22-2015 | 10:08:00
Odimbite Odimbite is Co-Founder of MetroDelight, a fastfood chain in Lagos, Nigeria. His interview with Africa Business Communities: