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Tough visa rules, treatment at airports hamper Africa tourism: SA minister - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 14:45

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Tough visa rules, treatment at airports hamper Africa tourism: SA minister
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
South African Tourism minister says little progress made in visa issuance. He singled out online visa application and issuance on arrival as a way to encourage intra-Africa travel. He also noted that the strict visa rules limited ease of doing business ...

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Ethiopia ready to ratify Africa free trade deal after Kenya, Ghana - PM - africanews

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 12:45

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Ethiopia ready to ratify Africa free trade deal after Kenya, Ghana - PM
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According to the U.N. Economic Commission for Africa, AfCFTA can boost intra-Africa trade by 53.2%; 7. Africa's industrial exports stand to benefit the most from the pact; 8. The AfCFTA also aims to harmonize the efforts of sub-regional trading bloc ...
Foundation doubts about realization of African free trade protocolNew Business Ethiopia
Agriculture quintessential for Africa, must be leveraged for transformation - ECAGhanaWeb

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IOHK's vision and Business Mantra to Transform Africa explained by Cardano [ADA]'s founder - AMBCrypto

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 11:33

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IOHK's vision and Business Mantra to Transform Africa explained by Cardano [ADA]'s founder
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As a part of the Transform Africa Summit, the IOHK team is making rounds to bring in a true revolution to the less focused parts that are actually thriving for help and development. Charles has visited Ethiopia and Rwanda so far, delivering speeches ...

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The best business schools in South Africa for executives in 2018 - BusinessTech

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 10:42

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The best business schools in South Africa for executives in 2018
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The Financial Times has published its latest Executive Education rankings for 2018, showing which global business schools carry the best courses custom-made for executives. The ranking looks at the best 90 business schools offering customised ...
University of Pretoria scores best in SA universities' business educationTimes LIVE

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FW: Ebola is in Africa, again. - Stears Business

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 07:16

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FW: Ebola is in Africa, again.
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FW: Ebola is in Africa, again. ... The West African outbreak in 2014, for example, lasted 3 years, infecting about 28,000 people and killed 11,000. Nigeria, Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia were all affected during this period. There is currently no ...

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Goldman Sachs backs South Africa's economy to grow - Independent Online

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 07:01

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Goldman Sachs backs South Africa's economy to grow
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South Africa has seen a surge in both consumer and business confidence seen the elevation of Ramaphosa as first head of the ANC and subsequently as head of state. However, activity data released last week suggested that growth faltered in the first ...

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TPG's Rise Fund makes its first Africa investment - Financial Times

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:31

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TPG's Rise Fund makes its first Africa investment
Financial Times
The deal, which also included Endeavour Catalyst and Satya Capital, is the largest involving a fintech company that does business only in Africa, according to the Rise Fund. “Much of the [fintech investment] activity in recent times in Africa has been ...

5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 06:09

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5 important things happening in South Africa today
BusinessTech
One of Steinhoff's biggest South African shareholders will reportedly be the first local investment group to take legal action against the company over its accounting scandal. According to Business Day, Coronation Fund Managers will take legal action ...

The future of Africa is powered by the sun - Business Day

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 05:11

Business Day

The future of Africa is powered by the sun
Business Day
A business in Accra could enjoy the same benefits by going off grid: the average electricity tariff in the Ghanaian city is $0.19/kWh, while a solar power purchase agreement could provide electricity at $0.13/kWh. Industries in developing countries can ...

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Japanese now upbeat about deals with SA - Business Day

Mon, 05/14/2018 - 04:55

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Japanese now upbeat about deals with SA
Business Day
In 2017 Africa's exports to Asia as a whole were worth about $64bn, of which Japanese imports of African goods accounted for about $8.3bn — a fraction of the trade between the continent's top trading partners — China, the US and the EU. Japan had ...

Kenya's exports to key African markets hit five-year low - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 17:50

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Kenya's exports to key African markets hit five-year low
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The country's export performance within the East African Community (EAC) was also negatively affected by regular trade spats with Uganda and Tanzania. Kenya's total export earnings from the EAC decreased by 5.6 per cent in 2017 to Sh114.8 billion, ...

City fintech firm to pitch for funding in Africa contest - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 17:19

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

City fintech firm to pitch for funding in Africa contest
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
... South Africa on June 20, during the MEST Africa summit. MEST is a pan-African training programme, seed fund and incubator for technology entrepreneurs in Africa, providing critical skills training in software development, business and communications.

Ethiopian Airlines granted more flights to Mombasa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 17:16

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Ethiopian Airlines granted more flights to Mombasa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines has raced ahead of rivals Kenya Airways and South African Airways to become Africa's largest airline by revenue and profit. Its plan was to more than double its fleet to 120 and become Africa's biggest airline by 2025 ...

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Executives to sit for key exam in Nairobi - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 17:16

Executives to sit for key exam in Nairobi
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
... business world is always changing. To avoid becoming stagnant, senior management must improve their skillsets. This applies to CFOs of large enterprises as well as smaller businesses,” said Regional Vice President Africa Badi Promesse, FCMA CGMA.

Coca-Cola marks 70 years in Kenya - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 05/13/2018 - 12:54

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Coca-Cola marks 70 years in Kenya
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
“At Coca-Cola, East and Central Africa Franchise, we not only use town hall sessions to communicate key issues in the company, we also use them to introduce new staff and celebrate key milestones and achievements in the company,” said Emily Waita- ...

US military suspends 2 special operations members in Africa - Business Insider

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 19:15

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US military suspends 2 special operations members in Africa
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says the head of Special Operations Command Africa has suspended a regional commander and an enlisted adviser over alleged misconduct and sent them back to the United States. SOCA spokesman Maj.
Two US Navy SEAL leaders suspended in Africa over 'sexual misconduct'Business Standard

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US military suspends 2 special operations members in Africa - Business Insider

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 16:34

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US military suspends 2 special operations members in Africa
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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says the head of Special Operations Command Africa has suspended a regional commander and an enlisted adviser over alleged misconduct and sent them back to the United States. SOCA spokesman Maj.
Two US Navy SEAL leaders suspended in Africa over 'sexual misconduct'Business Standard

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Africa.com Top10 Business News - Africa.com

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 14:06

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Africa.com Top10 Business News
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Africa will soon have the world's second largest population. As the Pan-African economy develops, so does an opportunity that most developed economies lack: the collective choice to embrace emerging technologies and to generate the infrastructure ...

Africa Requires $700b Yearly to Finance Development Needs - Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 12:15

Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Africa Requires $700b Yearly to Finance Development Needs
Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)
He added, “The November Inaugural Africa Investment Forum fits very well with the investment drive of President Ramaphosa and will be one of the most important platforms for our government and local businesses to pitch for greater levels of investment.

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Kenyan lawyer to head global law firm's Africa unit - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sat, 05/12/2018 - 05:55

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Kenyan lawyer to head global law firm's Africa unit
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
Top American law firm by revenue, DLA Piper, has appointed James Kamau as chairman of DLA Piper Africa as it eyes more regional deals. Mr Kamau, also the managing partner of Iseme, Kamau and Maema Advocates, succeeds Chris Ewing who has been ...