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[BLOG] “The Accidental Ecowas & AU Citizen”: Towards an ECOWAS-ECCAS Collaborative Framework?

04-18-2012 | 10:07:36
Given the unfolding events in Mali and the Sahel region, it is probably too early and a tad premature to emphatically-speak of a collaboration that sees ...

[BLOG] Brand success: Impact of time and chance

04-18-2012 | 09:10:40
Brand success hinges on several factors. There is strategy factor, market forces and time element.  Not to forget also, there is the key role of management ...

[BLOG] Vacancy In Africa

04-16-2012 | 08:26:50
All work and no play they say makes Jake a doll boy! But having to work in a country far away from one's own and in a lucrative position is what many ...

[BLOG] Explaining the ECOWAS Peace & Security Architecture

04-12-2012 | 08:18:31
Back in 2011, BBC Ivory Coast correspondent John James erroneously called what might have been the deployment of an Ecowas Standby Force(ESF) as ECOMOG, ...

[BLOG] Africa must press for changes in the financing mechanisms for climate change

04-10-2012 | 12:42:31
It is common knowledge that Africa depends on its natural resources, which are being affected now by climate change.The impact of expanding Agriculture ...

[BLOG] Leveraging Social Entrepreneurs to Do Business in Africa

04-10-2012 | 10:42:17
Africa has a significant contingent of social entrepreneurs making social impact. This same group is also a significant asset for business. Social entrepreneurs ...

[BLOG] Basic steps to rule your market

04-10-2012 | 10:28:09
As we know, developing great products or services and marketing strategies with heavy budget do not guarantee success. To be successful, a unique market ...

[BLOG] Africa’s food security must remain a top priority

04-03-2012 | 07:48:06
The challenge of achieving long-term food security in Africa is real, and the need is urgent. Whilst the efforts of international advocacy groups are ...

[BLOG] Africa as a marketplace

04-02-2012 | 10:57:13
Africa must begin to promote itself to the international market in the world. It is long overdue for the continent to do as it told by the West when ...

[BLOG] Yinka Olaito - 6 routes to marketplace irrelevance

03-27-2012 | 09:37:59
Marketplace is made up of several dynamics. Brand’s sustainability and relevance is hinged on its ability to understand and work with these dynamics ...

[BLOG] Consumers and the Internet in Africa

03-26-2012 | 10:37:29
In less than two years, the bandwidth of traffic on Internet services provided in Africa has doubled. Africa is now experiencing superior quality Internet ...

[BLOG] Alfonce Mbizwo - Zim start-up challenges Africa’s mobile landscape

03-26-2012 | 09:06:58
Zimbile, a Zimbabwean tech start-up, looks poised to change the mobile landscape of Africa after developing a platform that enables businesses and individuals ...

[BLOG] Mission: ECOWAS Has a Responsibility to Protect West Africa from Criminals

03-21-2012 | 06:55:26
Back in October 2011, I wrote a piece entitled “Time for ECOWAS to Ratify the Criminal Investigative Intelligence Bureau”. The idea behind the piece ...

[BLOG] Jackie Carroll - Adult education the key to SA’s jobs dilemma

03-20-2012 | 07:36:16
The Department of Higher Education’s green paper on Post School Education and Training recognises that the education and training system cannot create ...

[BLOG] Social networking – a digital mutual admiration forum where real debate is dumbed down

03-20-2012 | 07:24:42
Is social networking not just a group of digital silos where mutual admiration societies loaf together mentally?   Do you follow people you hate?  ...

[BLOG] Africa’s improved business environment

03-19-2012 | 09:56:30
The position of Africa in the world now in terms of business is very encouraging. There is tough competition because all businesses are keeping up with ...

[BLOG] The AU as a Project in 'Human Endeavour and Continental Cooperation'

03-13-2012 | 12:38:43
It will be three years this October since Ghana joined the AU/NEPAD-sponsored Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Program (CAADP), and 2013 ...

[BLOG] 4 major factors that make social marketing successful

03-12-2012 | 12:21:43
Even though social marketing has become part of the jargons we need to learn, mastering the skills that count for success is still an issue with many ...

[BLOG] Africa and Wealth

03-12-2012 | 09:31:44
It now pleasant to know that Africa is counted among the wealthiest continents and it will take a few to describe Africa so. Even though many families ...

[INTERVIEW] Tatenda Mhonde - One Pangaea Financial - most trusted provider of high quality actuarial services in the marketplace

03-12-2012 | 08:45:47
This week Africa Business Communities speak to Tatenda Mhonde, Director at One Pangaea Financial, Johannesburg Area, South Africa . One Pangaea Financial ...