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Africa spends $35b annually to import food: AfDB - Capital FM Kenya

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 15:31

Capital FM Kenya

Africa spends $35b annually to import food: AfDB
Capital FM Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 9 – Africa spends an average of US$35 billion a year to import food according to African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina. Speaking during the 2018 Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) Annual ...

Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa - Business Insider

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 13:29

Business Insider

Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa
Business Insider
By Omar Mohammed. NAIROBI (Reuters) - Taxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber [UBER.UL] in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorized rickshaws and ...

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USAVE and BluPoint partner for mining education and technology project - African Business Chief

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 12:59

African Business Chief

USAVE and BluPoint partner for mining education and technology project
African Business Chief
The technology company, USAVE Blockchain, has partnered with the offline internet solution provider, BluPoint, with the aim of increasing access to education and technology within the African mining community. USAVE works to provide ethically sourced ...

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Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base: a sustainable development hub for West Africa - African Business Chief

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 10:00

African Business Chief

Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base: a sustainable development hub for West Africa
African Business Chief
Dr. Amy Jadesimi, CEO and Managing Director of LADOL, discusses what services are available for business in the Nigerian free industrial zone and how this can contribute to the African economy and to the world. Lagos Deep Offshore Logistics Base, known ...

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The fall of Africa's richest woman - Isabel dos Santos - Independent Online

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 09:02

Independent Online

The fall of Africa's richest woman - Isabel dos Santos
Independent Online
Her net worth puts her at 924 on the Forbes Billionaires ranking for 2018 and she is at number 9 on the Forbes Africa's Billionaires list for 2018. Follow the Business Report on Instagram here. - BUSINESS REPORT ONLINE. Read next on IOL. Netflix close ...

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S/Africa's business confidence improves in July - Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

Thu, 08/09/2018 - 07:16

Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)

S/Africa's business confidence improves in July
Journalducameroun.com - English - (press release)
South Africa's business confidence rose in July, doing so for the first time in six months, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) has said.The body's Business Confidence Index (BCI) gained one index point in July 2018 and was 94.7 ...

To Create Jobs In Africa Encourage Young People And Give Startups Tax Breaks -- Alibaba's Jack Ma - Forbes

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:28

Forbes

To Create Jobs In Africa Encourage Young People And Give Startups Tax Breaks -- Alibaba's Jack Ma
Forbes
To grow jobs in Africa countries should encourage young people to be entrepreneurs while governments wanting to kickstart small business should give startups a tax break, says Alibaba founder Jack Ma who is in South Africa for the first time to launch ...
"Let's make Africa a digital Africa," Jack Ma tells entrepreneursUNCTAD
Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma to Donate US$10 Million to Establish Africa Entrepreneur PrizeBusiness Wire (press release)
Ramaphosa just met with the founder of the world's largest e-commerce platform - here's what they discussedBusiness Insider South Africa

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"Let's make Africa a digital Africa," Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs - UNCTAD

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 19:20

UNCTAD

"Let's make Africa a digital Africa," Jack Ma tells entrepreneurs
UNCTAD
From Madagascar to Liberia, Africa's “digital lions” are preparing to roar, speakers said at an event co-organized by UNCTAD, the Alibaba Business School and the Jack Ma Foundation at South Africa's Wits University on 8 August. The day-long e-commerce ...
Alibaba Group Founder provides $10 million to Africa Entrepreneur PrizeNew Business Ethiopia
Alibaba Group Founder Jack Ma to Donate US$10 Million to Establish Africa Entrepreneur PrizeBusiness Wire (press release)
Ramaphosa just met with the founder of the world's largest e-commerce platform - here's what they discussedBusiness Insider South Africa

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Business in Africa: South African immigration numbers hit record high - CapeTalk

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:16

CapeTalk

Business in Africa: South African immigration numbers hit record high
CapeTalk
Business in Africa: South African immigration numbers hit record high. 8 August 2018 5:50 PM. Share this: There's been a surge in the number of South African's leaving the country for the UK. Founder and Principal Advisor at Ambassador Advisory Refilwe ...

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Black Business Council elects new president - CNBCAfrica.com

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:02

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Black Business Council elects new president
CNBCAfrica.com
The Black Business Council has elected new leadership, led by businessman Sandile Zungu. CNBC Africa's Karabo Letlhatlha spoke to Sandile Zungu, President of the Black Business Council. By. CNBC Africa. -. August 8, 2018.

Sub-Saharan Africa: Business Events Made Easy: Mauritius - International Meetings Review

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:44

International Meetings Review

Sub-Saharan Africa: Business Events Made Easy: Mauritius
International Meetings Review
It has played host to major international conferences such as the Africa Energy Forum, the UN Small Island Developing States Conference and the upcoming International Business Conference. Mauritius has excellent infrastructure (both in terms of travel ...

50 influential women in business: profiles - The Africa Report

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:55

50 influential women in business: profiles
The Africa Report
The NEC then bought a 35% share of Johnnic Holdings – where Charnley was executive director – which in turn took a controlling stake in what became South Africa's leading telecoms company, MTN, helping to drive its listing on the Johannesburg Stock ...

Africa open for e-business - IT News Africa

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:08

Africa open for e-business
IT News Africa
Mobile, cross-border and inter-regional online transactions gain ground as advanced fintech systems are rolled out on the continent. Online and mobile payments are taking off in Africa as a combination of improved internet access, advanced financial ...

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South Africa Business Confidence Rises First Time in Six Months - Bloomberg

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:52

Bloomberg

South Africa Business Confidence Rises First Time in Six Months
Bloomberg
Read more about why land seizure is in the news in South Africa. “The execution of policy and removal of structural economic constraints require a longer-term approach,” the business chamber said. “Addressing political uncertainty and the ...
South Africa's business confidence index rises in JulyNasdaq
S. Africa's July business confidence index improvesXinhua

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The President of the African Development Bank says technology is needed for green revolution - African Business Chief

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 13:15

African Business Chief

The President of the African Development Bank says technology is needed for green revolution
African Business Chief
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has addressed technology's role in developing the continent's agriculture future. The President has called for new technologies to be introduced to the industry to transform ...

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Bharti Airtel Plans To List Africa Unit In One Year, Says Singtel - BloombergQuint

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 12:42

BloombergQuint

Bharti Airtel Plans To List Africa Unit In One Year, Says Singtel
BloombergQuint
Bharti Airtel Ltd. plans an initial public offering of its profitable African business in the next one year to pare debt amid an intense tariff war in India. The share sale will give flexibility to its balance sheet, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd ...

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Deal being inked to allow 26 African countries access to better trade terms - Business Day

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:55

Business Day

Deal being inked to allow 26 African countries access to better trade terms
Business Day
Parliament is in the process of ratifying an agreement to establish a tripartite free-trade area that will bring 26 African countries into a single market governed by preferential free-trade arrangements. The agreement was ratified by the select ...

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Africa Is Open for E-Business - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 11:50

Africa Is Open for E-Business
AllAfrica.com
Last year, the company acquired MyGate - a South African fintech firm that enables merchants across Africa to accept a wide range of different e-commerce payment options, particularly online card payments, thereby helping them to serve millions of ...

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South Africa's business confidence index rises in July - Nasdaq

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 10:49

Nasdaq

South Africa's business confidence index rises in July
Nasdaq
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 8 (Reuters) - South Africa's business confidence rose in July, with activity mainly supported by an increase in merchandise export volumes and retail sales as well as lower inflation, a survey showed on Wednesday. The South African ...

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South Africa: We Are Far From Having Business Confidence Under David Mabuza's Leadership - AllAfrica.com

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 09:18

South Africa: We Are Far From Having Business Confidence Under David Mabuza's Leadership
AllAfrica.com
If the ANC does not come to terms with the dark cloud that comes with deputy president David Mabuza and take the hardest decisions, we can kiss business confidence goodbye. The article in the New York Times paints a very dark picture of the current ...

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