App-based taxi booking service, Taxify, launches in Johannesburg and Cape Town
01-26-2015 | 12:27:20
Taxify, a smartphone-based application which allows a user to order a taxi in two simple steps at no charge, is set to launch in Johannesburg and Cape Town at the end of January.

Nestlé Ghana inspires young agri-business entrepreneurs
01-26-2015 | 12:11:26
Three young entrepreneurs active in the field of agriculture in Ghana visited Nestlé’s Tema factory yesterday. The visit was part of the prize they received for winning a pitch competition at the ‘Agri-business Entrepreneurship Bootcamp’.

IFC Invests in Merryland Schools to Support Secondary Education in Uganda
01-26-2015 | 12:03:00
IFC has announced an investment of $4.1 million in Merryland High Schools to expand access to secondary education in Uganda. The loan will enable Merryland to enroll an additional 2,500 students in Uganda, where demand for education exceeds the number of school places available.

Vueling Adds African Destinations from Barcelona
01-26-2015 | 11:48:00
For the sixth consecutive year, Vueling will launch services to several new destinations from Barcelona’s El Prat airport, and this year Africa is a new growth area. Starting on 20 June, Vueling will directly operate regular flights to Rabat in Morocco, Yerba in Tunisia, and Accra, Ghana.

South Africa on a Solid Path Towards Financial Inclusion: MasterCard Report
01-26-2015 | 11:24:19
South Africa is making significant headway in furthering financial inclusion, according to a new MasterCard report entitled “A Progressive Approach to Financial Inclusion.”

Mark Mobius: Africa’s Electrifying Future
01-21-2015 | 16:13:23
Emerging and frontier markets are a focal point of this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, which takes place during the week of January 19. One of the sessions, “Achieving Africa’s Growth Agenda,” is of particular interest to me

Anzetse Were: Political factors key in market performance
01-21-2015 | 11:53:00
In his book The End of the Free Market, Ian Bremmer makes the point that “in emerging markets, political factors still matter— at least as much as economic fundamentals for the performance of markets.”

LinkedIn Groups Africa Business Communities
01-19-2015 | 22:39:00
LinkedIn Groups Africa Business Communities

[Africa CEO Forum] What is your vision on the development of the Ghana economy in 2015?
01-18-2015 | 20:33:00
On a regular basis we consult African CEO's about their views on business. Today's question: What is your vision on the development of the Ghana economy in 2015?