News

African Trade Insurance Agency launches in Côte d'Ivoire, targets support of $2 billion of investments and trade

09-19-2017 | 12:50:00
Côte d'Ivoire has become the latest member of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI).

[South Sudan] UNIDO and Japan unveil small scale business development project in Juba

09-19-2017 | 12:46:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan’s “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan

Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build Coalition on Health

09-19-2017 | 12:29:00
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa.

Olam invests $150m to boost its Nigeria food business

09-19-2017 | 12:21:44
Olam International Ltd. invested $150 million in animal-feed mills and poultry farms in Nigeria as it seeks to boost its agribusiness venture in Africa’s biggest food market by population.

[South Africa] Rand Merchant Investment’s AlphaCode makes fourth investment: Luno, international bitcoin platform

09-19-2017 | 11:07:00
Luno today announced its expansion into 35 new markets across Europe, and R120 million Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms.

[Ghana] 25 banks still below 50% of new capital requirement

09-19-2017 | 10:52:00
Over 25 banks in the country will have to race against time to meet the new capital requirement announced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) as their current capital is less than 50 percent of the 400 million cedis quoted by the central bank.

Infinix seeks smartphone deal with Telecom Egypt

09-19-2017 | 10:37:00
Infinix is about to sign an agreement with Telecom Egypt to supply the company with smartphones. Infinix business development manager Ahmed Wagih said negotiations are at an advanced stage.

[Tanzania] Russell IPM's Bio Rational Program tames fall army worm damage to less than 5 per cent

09-19-2017 | 10:34:00
Russell IPM's bio-rational program proved to manage fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully, reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5 per cent.

[South Africa] Solafrica Energy pilots new energy storage system to boost capacity of national grid

09-19-2017 | 10:30:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system

[Nigeria] NCAA certifies that Lagos Airport meets international aviation standards

09-19-2017 | 10:27:49
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has certified the nation's busiest airport, Murtala Muahmmed International Airport, for meeting global safety and security standards as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).
 
Features

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Could blended learning be Africa's recipe for educational success?

09-19-2017 | 12:00:00
More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in education over the web, at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara Africa which are ripe for educational reform.

[Column] Tony Elumelu: Why Africapitalists will build a continent’s future

09-19-2017 | 11:36:00
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.

[Startup Interview] Javnyuy Joybert, founder, COSDEF Group, Cameroon

09-18-2017 | 15:29:00
Javnyuy Joybert is the founder of COSDEF Group, a Cameroonian social enterprise business whose four startups staggered across education, employment, finance and ICT seek design solutions to Africa’s problems, create impact and make money.

[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

09-18-2017 | 10:49:20
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.

[Column] Leana Englebrecht: Swaziland Competition Commission requires payment of higher merger filing fees

09-13-2017 | 10:02:00
In Swaziland, mergers are classified as either small mergers or large mergers.

[Interview] Hans Balmaekers, Director, Intrapreneurship Conference Cape Town, 2017

09-12-2017 | 11:35:00
Hans Balmaekers is Director of the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference taking place in Cape Town South Africa on October 13. Africa Business Communities interviews him about the event:

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Medical Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

09-12-2017 | 11:14:00
Sub-Sahara Africa has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits.

[Interview] Michael Leander, Founder and CEO, Markedu

09-11-2017 | 11:18:00
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.

[Interview] Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdullahi, Founder, Business Women Networking, Nigeria

09-07-2017 | 08:02:00
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her:

Five years on: Syngenta’s Africa ambition bearing fruit, but access to technology by small farmers remains limited

09-07-2017 | 07:08:06
In 2012, following the G8 in Camp David, USA, Syngenta announced an ambitious ten-year growth plan for our African business. This year marks the midway point in our African growth journey.