News
IBM Rolls Out African Skills Initiative
07-29-2015 | 13:55:50
IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced an investment of $60 million over three years to develop the next generation of technical talent in Africa. As part of the initiative, IBM is expanding the Africa Technical Academy and the company’s Africa University Programme to over 20 African countries.


[South Africa] Vouchercloud delivers R500-million in savings
07-29-2015 | 13:27:46
Vodacom’s location-based deals app, Vouchercloud, has delivered almost half a billion rand in savings for local consumers in just over a year since its launch in South Africa.


Qatar Airline Clarifies Recent Claims Related To An Association With SpiceJet
07-29-2015 | 13:19:33
Qatar Airways officially states that it is an inaccurate claim from news reports that, ‘’Qatar Airways is picking up a stake in SpiceJet’’.


ADSoftware celebrates successful exhibition at Paris Air Show
07-29-2015 | 12:52:00
Following the successful launch of their new mobile applications at the recently held Paris Air Show, ADSoftware is delighted to announce the signing of Skyward Express Limited (Kenya) and Asia Atlantic Airways (Thailand) for their AirPack maintenance software.


AfDB Supports Competitiveness of Moroccan Economy with $114.5 Million
07-29-2015 | 08:31:23
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco signed on 28 July 2015 three funding agreements today in Casablanca, Morocco, for one loan and two grants to a total of $114.5 million, or about 1.13 billion dirhams.


 
Features
Odimbite Odimbite: How Digital Marketing Causes Bleeding in Nigeria
07-28-2015 | 11:41:00
There are ways in which uncoordinated digital marketing causes hemorrhaging across business setups. Businesses and ventures especially in Nigeria are bleeding due to digital marketing activities arising from ineffective use of Social media platforms.


Harriman Oyofo: We’ve Never Had an Accident Yet
07-28-2015 | 11:28:00
Sure, but isn’t that what they all say? Can it be that you’re immune or that your competitors are plain unlucky; or maybe someone up there is unhappy with them, right?


Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: Talent Challenges in Africa
07-28-2015 | 11:17:00
Top of mind I would say that the growth and expansion of the African Continent is inevitable. The challenge would be who will steer this expansion? Africans or expats? That brings us to the question of availability and retention of “African” talent.


Chioma Nnani: IP Theft is still Theft
07-23-2015 | 11:46:00
My career was launched because someone tried to steal from me. A thief, who actually faked a friendship with me from 2006, showed their hand in 2010. They started to claim that they wrote my work.


Interview: Denford Mutashu, Founder and President, Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers, Zimbabwe
07-23-2015 | 11:36:00
Denford Mutashu is Founder and President of The Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers, Zimbabwe. His interview with Africa Business Communities:


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