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Five Kenyan firms among top seed sellers in eastern, southern Africa - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 20:07

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Five Kenyan firms among top seed sellers in eastern, southern Africa
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
In 2016 the first Access to Seeds Index for Eastern Africa showed small differences between companies, with the exception of East-West Seed whose performance significantly exceeded its peers because of their smallholder-centric business model.

Africa.com acquires South Africa's oldest news portal from Primedia and MTN - BusinessTech

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 14:04

BusinessTech

Africa.com acquires South Africa's oldest news portal from Primedia and MTN
BusinessTech
The acquisition builds on Africa.com's strength in running the news site at www.africa.com, and the Africa.com Business Publishers Network, a group of nearly fifty business content publishers on the continent who have joined Africa.com to create a ...

The best of Business Insider South Africa this week - Business Insider South Africa

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 10:24

Business Insider South Africa

The best of Business Insider South Africa this week
Business Insider South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday activated a controversial Zuma-era law, specifically giving foreign investors only those rights and protections available to their South African peers. EU Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Southern Africa warned it ...
UAE-S Africa non-oil trade surges 23pc to $3.2bnGulf Digital News
African trade far from freeMail & Guardian
Nigeria's President announced plans to join the African Continental Free Trade AgreementAfrican Business Chief
Gulf Business News -The National
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The new Competition Bill is set to shake up South African business in a big way - BusinessTech

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 08:01

BusinessTech

The new Competition Bill is set to shake up South African business in a big way
BusinessTech
On Thursday (12 July), it was announced that the Competition Amendment Bill was officially introduced to the National Assembly. This bill details far-reaching changes to the Competition Act, and empowers the competition authorities to intervene in ...

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier - Jakarta Post

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 07:23

Jakarta Post

Silicon Valley eyes Africa as new tech frontier
Jakarta Post
"If they are only looking for business, that's colonisation." 'Epocalypse Now'. As Africa's technology sector grows, fuelled by growth in mobile phone use, so too does pressure on governments to protect its citizens' personal data. Osinbajo told tech ...

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UAE-S Africa non-oil trade surges 23pc to $3.2bn - Gulf Digital News

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 06:44

Gulf Digital News

UAE-S Africa non-oil trade surges 23pc to $3.2bn
Gulf Digital News
Al Mansouri was delivering the keynote address at the UAE-South Africa Business Forum, held at the Emirates Palace recently, in the presence of Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, and an audience of Emirati and South African businessmen and ...
UAE pledges $10bn in investment, South Africa saysGulf Business News
UAE to Invest $10 Billion in South AfricaBloomberg
UAE follows Saudi Arabia with $10bn pledge to South AfricaArabianBusiness.com
Independent Online
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Vodafone makes moves in North Africa - Comms MEA

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 06:44

Vodafone makes moves in North Africa
Comms MEA
The TT deal is the first of its kind for Vodafone in North Africa. As part of the agreement, Vodafone will offer operational and strategic support to TT, including purchasing support and technology. The two companies will also be partnering for roaming ...

UBA emerges best Institution in digital banking across Africa - Guardian (blog)

Sun, 07/15/2018 - 04:13

Guardian (blog)

UBA emerges best Institution in digital banking across Africa
Guardian (blog)
Group Managing Director/CEO, United Bank for Africa Plc, Mr. Kennedy Uzoka, with the Africa's best Digital Bank award conferred by Euromoney. Uzoka is flanked from left by Managing Director, Euromoney, Mr. John Orchard; General Manager, Energy Bank, ...

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Big drop in mergers & acquisitions in South Africa because governance concerns - BusinessTech

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 14:11

BusinessTech

Big drop in mergers & acquisitions in South Africa because governance concerns
BusinessTech
“It has proved all too easy for business to get caught up in these issues. There are various examples of multinationals in South Africa and further afield in Africa who have become embroiled in corrupted environments and there are serious consequences ...
Mergers and acquisitions activity falls in Africa in the first half of 2018 but intraregional tradeBusinessGhana

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Pan African business school holds first MBA graduation - University World News

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 11:54

Pan African business school holds first MBA graduation
University World News
The African Leadership University School of Business (ALUSB), Africa's pre-eminent leadership business school based in Rwanda, graduated its first cohort of pan-African professionals last week at a ceremony held in Kigali, with Rwandan President Paul ...

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking to Sell your Business - Africa.com

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 10:36

Africa.com

5 Things to Keep in Mind When Looking to Sell your Business
Africa.com
Small businesses are an integral part of Africa's economic development. If you have spent the last few years pouring your efforts into growing your business and you have seen it succeed despite the odds, then it might be important to you that the ...

The business case for solar adoption - IT News Africa

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 09:38

IT News Africa

The business case for solar adoption
IT News Africa
The uptake of solar PV in the South African context has, to date, been low, accounting for just 0.5% of South Africa's energy mix, says Joyeux. By comparison, countries with less ideal solar climates have seen far greater uptake, with Germany topping 6 ...

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Hominins are likely to have left Africa far earlier than thought, scientists say - Business Day

Sat, 07/14/2018 - 07:41

Business Day

Hominins are likely to have left Africa far earlier than thought, scientists say
Business Day
If correctly dated, the find means that hominins — the group of humans and our extinct forefather species — left Africa earlier than archaeologists have been able to demonstrate thus far, a team reported in the scientific journal Nature. "Our ...

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Euromoney Names UBA Best Firm in Digital Banking in Africa - Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 20:35

Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)

Euromoney Names UBA Best Firm in Digital Banking in Africa
Business Post Nigeria (press release) (blog)
If it fulfils its ambitious plans to partner with fintech companies, UBA could continue to lead African banks in the area of digitilisation. “Horwood noted. UBA is one of Africa's leading banks with operations in 20 African countries and in London and ...

Africa Top10 Business News - Africa.com

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 17:31

Africa.com

Africa Top10 Business News
Africa.com
The pay-TV operator lost more than 100,000 premium subscribers in the previous financial year. It has lost a further 40,000 subscribers to date. MultiChoice SA CEO Calvo Mawela attributed this loss of business to unregulated competition from ...

Obasanjo wants Africa's political independence to drive economic growth - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:10

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Obasanjo wants Africa's political independence to drive economic growth
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
The former President who while responding to a question thrown to him by a Pannel moderator on the topic:” Trade Finance Institutions as Agents of Change in Africa” said,”The World is not sympathetic to Africa,and we must through the dint of hardwork ...

Nigeria's President announced plans to join the African Continental Free Trade Agreement - African Business Chief

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 15:03

African Business Chief

Nigeria's President announced plans to join the African Continental Free Trade Agreement
African Business Chief
The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has confirmed the nation's plans to sign up to what will become one of the largest free trade blocks in the world. The country had previously rejected to idea of joining the African Continental Free Trade ...
Saudi Arabia pledges around $10bn investments in South AfricaThe National
Deceptively simple ways SA can boost investor sentimentFin24
Saudi Arabia to power up South Africa's energy sector with multi-billion dollar investmentCNBC
Ventures Africa
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South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies - Business Insider

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 14:18

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South Africa unveils new telescope aimed at galaxies
Business Insider
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa has unveiled a powerful radio telescope, part of an international project that scientists say will provide new details on the Milky Way and other galaxies. They also are releasing an image described as the "clearest ...
An astounding image of the massive black hole at the centre of our galaxy, courtesy of Africa's new super telescopeBusiness Insider South Africa

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Conservative MP in Islamophobia row pictured with Apartheid-era South Africa flag in his office - Business Insider

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 13:25

Business Insider

Conservative MP in Islamophobia row pictured with Apartheid-era South Africa flag in his office
Business Insider
Asked by Business Insider why he had the flag on his mantelpiece, Fabricant suggested that it was related to work he did for the South African state broadcaster. "I did a radio contract years ago with the SABC," Fabricant told BI. "I also have a ...
Michael Fabricant's apartheid flagChannel 4 News

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African Companies Must Train Or Lose Their Competitiveness In The Global Market - Africa.com

Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:39

Africa.com

African Companies Must Train Or Lose Their Competitiveness In The Global Market
Africa.com
In September, the world's leading experts on online learning will be in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, for eLearning Africa, the continent's largest conference on technology assisted learning and training. Some of them are warning that a lack of focus ...