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Drones and armored vehicles are protecting US troops in the terror fight in Africa - Business Insider

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:31

Business Insider

Drones and armored vehicles are protecting US troops in the terror fight in Africa
Business Insider
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S ...

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Meralco seeks to expand footprint in Africa - Inquirer.net

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:24

Inquirer.net

Meralco seeks to expand footprint in Africa
Inquirer.net
Manila Electric Co. is looking at other countries in Africa for business expansion as its power distribution concession in Ghana moves forward. On July 24, the Parliament of Ghana gave the go-ahead for the consortium led by Meralco to take over the ...

Meralco seeks to expand footprint in Africa - Inquirer.net

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 17:24

Inquirer.net

Meralco seeks to expand footprint in Africa
Inquirer.net
Manila Electric Co. is looking at other countries in Africa for business expansion as its power distribution concession in Ghana moves forward. On July 24, the Parliament of Ghana gave the go-ahead for the consortium led by Meralco to take over the ...

Wind capacity in Africa to grow by 30GW in the next 10 years - African Business Chief

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 16:45

African Business Chief

Wind capacity in Africa to grow by 30GW in the next 10 years
African Business Chief
According to MAKE, the wind capacity in the African continent will grow by approximately 30GW in the next decade. The energy research company claims that African development will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.8% between 2018 ...

Jay Ireland retires from GE, Farid Fezoua takes over as Africa CEO - Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:20

Business Daily (press release) (blog)

Jay Ireland retires from GE, Farid Fezoua takes over as Africa CEO
Business Daily (press release) (blog)
He is also Co-Chair of the US Africa Business Centre – launched in 2015 to lead the U.S. business community's engagement with Africa's regional economic communities, the private sector, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Ireland was a ...

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Business community expresses cautious optimism in Zimbabwe ... - CNBCAfrica.com

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 13:05

CNBCAfrica.com

Business community expresses cautious optimism in Zimbabwe ...
CNBCAfrica.com
This week could mark a historic shift in the Zimbabwe political and economic climate after 38 years of one-party rule. Zimbabweans voted in their first ...

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Applications for Heineken's fashion focus Africa now open - BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:17

BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)

Applications for Heineken's fashion focus Africa now open
BusinessDay (satire) (press release) (blog)
In partnership with FETS Wallet and Avivere, Fashion Focus presents unique opportunities for emerging talents to harness their skills through business development workshops, creative workshops, and mentorships with the aim to provide young designers ...

Jay Ireland to Retire From GE; Farid Fezoua to Become Africa CEO - BusinessGhana

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:17

Jay Ireland to Retire From GE; Farid Fezoua to Become Africa CEO
BusinessGhana
Ireland plays a significant external role advocating for investment in Africa. He is the Chair of the US President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. He is also Co-Chair of the US Africa Business Centre – launched in 2015 to lead the U.S ...

What you need to study to become a billionaire in South Africa - BusinessTech

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 09:15

BusinessTech

What you need to study to become a billionaire in South Africa
BusinessTech
... financial and professional services (including banks, law firms, accountants, fund managers and wealth managers). In addition more than 28% studied law (LLB/LLM), while 21% studied a finance or economics degree (MBA/Bcom/Business Science/CFA).

Lafarge Africa to reduce leverage position with N90b fresh capital - Guardian (blog)

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 06:16

Guardian (blog)

Lafarge Africa to reduce leverage position with N90b fresh capital
Guardian (blog)
Besides, reforms implemented by the firm to improve operational efficiency both in Nigeria and in South Africa, as well as effective management of its borrowing costs have impacted its performance, as the Nigerian operations posted a profit of N1 ...

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5 things you need to know in SA business today and a graph that shows SA may not have a household debt problem - Business Insider South Africa

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:42

Business Insider South Africa

5 things you need to know in SA business today and a graph that shows SA may not have a household debt problem
Business Insider South Africa
1. Bad news: the petrol price will go up on Wednesday. Good news: only by 1c a litre. Diesel prices will actually be lowered by 4c. 2. South Africa could face loadshedding this week due to worker protests, Eskom warned yesterday. Meanwhile, Gautrain ...

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South Africa has the world's biggest 3D printer – and it takes up to R7.5 million in titanium powder to fill it - Business Insider South Africa

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:41

South Africa has the world's biggest 3D printer – and it takes up to R7.5 million in titanium powder to fill it
Business Insider South Africa
South Africa's biggest 3D printer is also the largest in the world, and could print a full-sized adult man using titanium powder - although it would be very expensive. The printer, designed and built as part of a collaboration between Aerosud ...

Mombasa's Pandya Hospital Takes 28 Hospital Processes Digital With SAP Business One - Africa.com

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 05:07

Africa.com

Mombasa's Pandya Hospital Takes 28 Hospital Processes Digital With SAP Business One
Africa.com
Dr. Gilbert Saggia, MD of SAP East Africa, said: “SAP's commitment to supporting best-run businesses, organisations and countries has helped Pandya Memorial Hospital. In this exciting digital era, technology tools such as SAP Business One gives ...

Protectionism limits Agoa at a time when its benefits need to be spread - Business Day

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 04:02

Business Day

Protectionism limits Agoa at a time when its benefits need to be spread
Business Day
The forum, which brought together representatives from the US and eligible African countries to forge new strategies for deepening US-Africa trade and investment, occurred at a time when the international trade order is at a crossroads. There are ...

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US Military in Africa Says Changes Have Been Made to Protect Troops - Bloomberg

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 22:40

Bloomberg

US Military in Africa Says Changes Have Been Made to Protect Troops
Bloomberg
Dakar, Senegal (AP) -- The U.S. military in Africa has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops, the head of the U.S ...

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US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops - Business Insider

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 21:34

US military in Africa says changes made to protect troops
Business Insider
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The head of the U.S. military in Africa says it has taken steps to increase the security of troops on the ground, adding armed drones and armored vehicles and taking a harder look at when American forces go out with local troops.

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OPINION: The African renaissance of BRICS aviation sector - Independent Online

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 19:31

Independent Online

OPINION: The African renaissance of BRICS aviation sector
Independent Online
I was honoured recently to lead the BRICS Regional Aviation Working Group (RAWG) under the South African flag. RAWG is at a dynamic stage of development and at the BRICS Business Forum, the majority of the countries - Brazil, India, China, Russia and ...
Museveni Makes Business Case for East Africa at BRICS Summitchimpreports.com
Here's why Africa rolls out the red carpet for Xi JinpingInkstone

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Kenya to target exhibitions in a bid to tackle drop in exports - African Business Chief

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 17:22

African Business Chief

Kenya to target exhibitions in a bid to tackle drop in exports
African Business Chief
In a bid to manage dropping exports to other African nations, Kenya aims to target exhibitions and expos in African markets to promote Kenyan-made products. The fall in exports is expected to be affecting the country's employment growth, especially ...

Turkish steelmakers eye push into West Africa - The Daily Star

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 17:18

The Daily Star

Turkish steelmakers eye push into West Africa
The Daily Star
Namik Ekinci, board chair for the Turkish Steel Exporters Association, told Reuters that Turkey was looking to boost its trade with West Africa and sub-Saharan countries, where there is demand for the less capital-intensive steel products that Turkey ...

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Helmer Keeps Blood Drone-Ready in Africa - Inside INdiana Business

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 16:35

Inside INdiana Business

Helmer Keeps Blood Drone-Ready in Africa
Inside INdiana Business
“Zipline recognized we're a global leader in the blood storage and processing market, and we have extensive expertise and history serving blood banks around the world,” says Helmer Scientific Director of Marketing and Business Development Ben ...