EDC Loans USD 450 M to South Africa's Transnet for Canadian Supply Needs
03-02-2015 | 12:42:21
Export Development Canada (EDC) today announced up to USD 450 M in financing for Transnet, South Africa's sole national rail network operator. The loan will partially finance a USD 1.2 B contract that Transnet recently awarded to Bombardier Transportation South Africa (Pty) Limited (BTSA), for the delivery of 240 TRAXX dual voltage locomotives.

Speedcast Announces the Acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services and Further Expansion in Africa
03-02-2015 | 12:30:23
SpeedCast International Limited has announced the acquisition of Geolink Satellite Services, a leading provider of satellite communications solutions in the African region, and part of the CETel Group. The closing of the transaction is subject to regulatory approval.

Etihad Airways appoints general manager for South Africa
03-02-2015 | 12:29:00
Etihad Airways has appointed John Friel as its new general manager in South Africa. Based at the airline’s offices in Johannesburg, Friel is responsible for leading Etihad Airways’ commercial operations in South Africa as it continues to grow its presence and operations across the region.

Samsung Electronics Records 31% Growth In Africa
03-02-2015 | 12:25:19
Samsung Electronics Africa said the African technology market is gaining momentum with the company reporting 31 per cent growth in 2014 and expects that it will see double digit growth with its new solutions and innovations in 2015.

Airtel Kenya, Bake to Reward Kenya Bloggers Excellence
03-02-2015 | 12:19:34
Airtel Kenya has announced that it will sponsor this year's BAKE Kenyan Blog Awards scheduled for May 2, 2015. The awards aim to single out bloggers with great creative and innovative, useful and regular content and posts.

[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.”