News
Alcatel-Lucent's 2014 Annual Review; aims to revolutionize data in Africa
08-04-2015 | 13:34:39
We see that the continent has various connectivity needs, crucial for its social and economic development. Increasing the availability of ultra-broadband services is essential for Africa’s future development.


Ascendis Acquires Spanish Pharmaceutical Group
08-04-2015 | 13:06:17
Ascendis Health today announced its first international acquisition with the purchase of a 49% stake in Spanish pharmaceutical group, Farmalider SA, for R210 million, with a right to acquire the remainder of the business in two further tranches over the next five years.


Lamudi Nigeria and Imperial Homes in partnership to make mortgages more accessible
08-04-2015 | 12:59:17
Nigeria’s largest online property platform, Lamudi Nigeria has entered into a unique partnership with leading mortgage bank, Imperial Homes Mortgage Bank Limited, to deepen access to affordable mortgage facilities.


ExxonMobil to commit $3bn to gas projects in Nigeria
08-04-2015 | 11:38:00
US oil producing giant, ExxonMobil, says it is committing $3 billion to gas resource development in Nigeria.This sum is $1.2 billion higher than the $1.8 billion investments the company has committed to gas projects in the country in the last three decades.


Dangote Cement Declares N121.8bn Half-year Profit
08-04-2015 | 11:35:17
Dangote Cement posted a profit after tax (PAT) of N121.808 billion in the six-month period ended June 30, 2015, indicating a 21.65 per cent increase over the N95.440billion announced for the same period of 2014.


 
Features
Interview: Frances Mensah Williams, CEO, Interims for Development, UK
08-04-2015 | 10:28:29
Frances Mensah Williams is British/Ghanaian CEO of Interims for Development, UK. She also serves as Managing Editor, ReConnectAfrica.com. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:


Interview: Maria E. Auma, Founder, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda
08-04-2015 | 10:11:00
Maria E. Auma is Founder, Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management solutions firm based in Uganda. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:


Harriman Oyofo: Safety as a No. 1 Priority – a Business Lie
08-04-2015 | 10:04:00
Many workplaces have huge signs splashed across their entrances boldly proclaiming SAFETY as their No.1 priority but I would be worried if I found myself working in such an outfit. I’ll be worried because in all honesty no business owner sets up just to make safety his/her number one priority.


Chioma Nnani: Lost Opportunities in the Abuja Market
08-04-2015 | 09:50:00
Anyone who's been to Abuja knows that it's what some call an effizy place. That's a way of saying appearances matter more than substance. Personally, I find some of it laughable. But it's very difficult to laugh at the lost business opportunities inflicted by the 'appearance over substance' mentality.


Maria Auma: What it means to be in Business in Uganda – A Woman’s Perspective
07-30-2015 | 11:16:00
In Uganda, and regionally there is the general misconception that most women in business are great at it, probably better than most of their colleagues. The facts on ground however are totally different.


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