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GCB wins Most Compliance Bank in Africa - Pulse.com.gh

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:07

Pulse.com.gh

GCB wins Most Compliance Bank in Africa
Pulse.com.gh
The Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA) has adjudged GCB Bank the Most Compliant Focused Bank in Africa at the just ended Africa Compliance Professional awards (ACCPA) in Luanda, Angola. This is the second time GCB Bank ...

Entrepreneurship the answer to Africa's youth unemployment - UNDP - Independent Online

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 15:01

Independent Online

Entrepreneurship the answer to Africa's youth unemployment - UNDP
Independent Online
Because the challenges facing youth entrepreneurs in Africa are broad and varied, the UNDP has established a virtual platform for entrepreneurs, engaging global professional services company Accenture to facilitate the implementation of the pan-African ...

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OPINION: Digital colonialism on the African continent - Independent Online

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:47

Independent Online

OPINION: Digital colonialism on the African continent
Independent Online
The very core of the business model is already well known from the West: the tech companies provide seemingly free communication services and search engines, track the user around the platforms (and almost everywhere else on the internet - eg via the ...

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WATCH: Zimbabwe not seeking mercy, but massive investment: Ambassador - Independent Online

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:15

Independent Online

WATCH: Zimbabwe not seeking mercy, but massive investment: Ambassador
Independent Online
JOHANNESBURG - The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday embarked on a charm offensive to woo investors in South Africa during the country's "Zimbabwe is open for business" summit held in Johannesburg. Hosted by Zimbabwe's embassy in South ...

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Sanlam to acquire Saham Finances for $1.1bn - African Business Chief

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 13:02

African Business Chief

Sanlam to acquire Saham Finances for $1.1bn
African Business Chief
The South African financial services firm and the continent's largest insurer by market value, Sanlam, has acquire Saham Finances. The company has completed the acquisition with the Moroccan business by fulfilling the conditions for the US$1.1bn deal.

Elanco Animal Health Works to Increase Food Security in East Africa - Business Wire (press release)

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:45

Elanco Animal Health Works to Increase Food Security in East Africa
Business Wire (press release)
GREENFIELD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE:ELAN) is progressing a groundbreaking project to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries – Tanzania, Kenya and ...

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Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to US trade war - Channel NewsAsia

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 11:11

Channel NewsAsia

Standard Chartered sees increased China-Africa trade due to US trade war
Channel NewsAsia
NAIROBI: China is likely to boost imports from African countries as it seeks new sources of commodities in the wake of a trade war with the United States, a senior executive of Standard Chartered Bank in China said. Trade links between the Asian ...
East Africa now owes China $29.4 billion in infrastructure loansThe East African (press release) (blog)

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AMN and Intelsat Partner to Connect Ultra-Rural sub-Saharan Africa - Business Wire (press release)

Tue, 10/16/2018 - 08:30

Business Wire (press release)

AMN and Intelsat Partner to Connect Ultra-Rural sub-Saharan Africa
Business Wire (press release)
LONDON & LUXEMBOURG--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Intelsat S.A. (NYSE: I) (“Intelsat”), operator of the world's first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) announced today that Intelsat has made ...

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African business leaders set to meet in Kenya to spur intra-Africa trade - Xinhua

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 23:02

African business leaders set to meet in Kenya to spur intra-Africa trade
Xinhua
NAIROBI, Oct. 15 (Xinhua) -- Kenya's trade lobby will next week host a two-day meeting which will bring together business leaders from across Africa to seek ways of boosting intra-Africa trade. Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on ...

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Zimbabwe vice president in South Africa for treatment: Herald - Business Insider

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 20:01

Business Insider

Zimbabwe vice president in South Africa for treatment: Herald
Business Insider
Zimbabwe's Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga speaks at a mining investment conference in Harar Thomson Reuters. HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is receiving treatment in South Africa for injuries sustained in a ...
Dire drugs shortage in Zimbabwe leaves two top state officials seeking treatment in SABusiness Day

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One billion Tanzanian shilling reward for abducted billionaire - CNN

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 19:06

CNN

One billion Tanzanian shilling reward for abducted billionaire
CNN
The pan-African conglomerate has massive holdings in textile and food and beverage manufacturing businesses across Africa. Dewji popularly called Mo, launched a beverage brand called Mo Cola to compete with Coca Cola in 2014. According to Forbes ...
Mohammed Dewji: Reward offered for abducted Tanzania billionaireBBC News
Abduction of Africa's Youngest Billionaire Prompts $437000 RewardBloombergQuint

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Surge Technology and DEHN Africa: celebrating 30+ years of doing business together - Creamer Media's Engineering News

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:07

Surge Technology and DEHN Africa: celebrating 30+ years of doing business together
Creamer Media's Engineering News
Concludes Van As: “This remains a very successful partnership, allowing DEHN Africa access to market via a Level 1 B-BBEE company under the hands-on leadership of our managing director, Mohau Mokhele. With our Surge Technology employees having ...

Forbes ranks Safaricom as the best employer in Africa - African Business Chief

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:19

African Business Chief

Forbes ranks Safaricom as the best employer in Africa
African Business Chief
Forbes has released its 16th annual Global 2000 list of the World's Best Employers, ranking Safaricom as the highest company from Africa. The telecommunications firm is ranked 67th on the list of 500 businesses, and is the only Kenyan company to be ...

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Forbes ranks Safaricom as the best employer in Africa - African Business Chief

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:19

African Business Chief

Forbes ranks Safaricom as the best employer in Africa
African Business Chief
Forbes has released its 16th annual Global 2000 list of the World's Best Employers, ranking Safaricom as the highest company from Africa. The telecommunications firm is ranked 67th on the list of 500 businesses, and is the only Kenyan company to be ...

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Recession-proofing your business and career - CNBCAfrica.com

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:06

CNBCAfrica.com

Recession-proofing your business and career
CNBCAfrica.com
South Africa's economic growth is being dragged down by high levels of unemployment. Stats SA's recorded 27.2 per cent unemployed South Africans could benefit from knowing how to manage business & career elements in a weak economy. Professor Ari ...

Solar Panels Aim To Supercharge Business In Africa - Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:34

Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Solar Panels Aim To Supercharge Business In Africa
Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)
Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in western Kenya, James and Janet Torori long depended on bananas, maize and a single dairy cow for food and income. “Like everyone else around here we have relied on two crops to ...
Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in AfricaReuters

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Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa - Thomson Reuters Foundation

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:22

Thomson Reuters Foundation

Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa
Thomson Reuters Foundation
System gives small investors cash and communities solar panels to launch businesses, without the big up-front costs. By Maina Waruru. KISII, Kenya, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in ...
Solar Panels Aim To Supercharge Business In AfricaLeadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

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Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa - Reuters

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:21

Leadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa
Reuters
But installing clean power requires cash - and for that the company is turning to a partnership with The Sun Exchange, a South Africa-based solar energy financier. The Sun Exchange runs an online buy-to-lease marketplace for solar cells, where ...
Solar Panels Aim To Supercharge Business In AfricaLeadership Newspaper (press release) (blog)

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FEATURE-Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa - Reuters UK

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:14

FEATURE-Crowdfunded solar panels aim to supercharge business in Africa
Reuters UK
KISII, Kenya, Oct 15 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Like many small-scale farmers in densely populated Kisii County in western Kenya, James and Janet Torori long depended on bananas, maize and a single dairy cow for food and income. “Like everyone ...

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Creating an innovation platform for Africa - African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:01

African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)

Creating an innovation platform for Africa
African Business Magazine (press release) (blog)
If Africa is to realise its full potential and transcend the socio-economic and political challenges that continue to hinder the rapid transformation of our continent, we need to adopt a different approach. Innovation from within is the most important ...