News

[South Africa] Johannesburg Stock Exchange adds Argon Securities to its members list

07-21-2017 | 15:25:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange has welcomed Argon Securities, a 100% black-owned brokerage firm, as one of its members.

KAM launches East Africa Community intellectual property rights regime study

07-21-2017 | 15:22:03
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, has launched the East African Community Intellectual Property Rights Regime Study which aims to enhance regional protection of IPRs, as a contributor to achieving the industrialization agenda.

[Gabon] United Bank of Africa trains eyes on electronic payment with new Debit Mastercard

07-21-2017 | 14:25:12
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has announced the rollout of the Debit Mastercard card in Gabon to financially support its citizens.

Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador join Africa Legal Support Facility Management Board

07-21-2017 | 14:21:27
The African Legal Support Facility (ALSF) has welcomed two new additions to its Management Board, Rafique Mahomed and Bruce Montador.

Kenya Airways picks technology from Sabre to boost group booking revenue

07-21-2017 | 10:43:31
Kenya's flag carrier, Kenya Airways, is broadening its revenue streams, having implemented the latest group booking technology from Sabre Corporation.

Comments due soon on South African International Arbitration Bill

07-21-2017 | 10:40:26
Comments and submissions by interested parties on South Africa's International Arbitration Bill, approved by the South African government in March 2017, are due by 28 July 2017.

Centenary Bank and Mastercard announce plan to digitize Ugandan economy

07-21-2017 | 08:41:00
Centenary Bank and Mastercard have announced their multipronged approach to digitizing Uganda’s economy in support of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

[Guinea Bissau] Frutas & Legumes receives $3.4 million boost from IFC to scale production

07-21-2017 | 08:37:00
International Finance Corporation has invested three million Euros in Frutas & Legumes, a vertically integrated producer and exporter of cashew nuts and mangoes in Guinea-Bissau.

VC4A research proves founder teams are key to startup success in Africa

07-21-2017 | 08:25:40
Data from VC4A’s new ‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa’ research proves that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in Africa.

Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Ghana form AFFRUIBANA to champion interests of fruit farming

07-20-2017 | 15:41:00
Several African fruit producers and exporters have come together to create "AFFRUIBANA", the First Pan-African Association in defence of their Interests with members drawn from Cameroon, the Ivory Coast and Ghana.
 
Features

[Startup Interview] Chika Uzor, Founder, GlamAfric, Nigeria

07-21-2017 | 08:52:00
Chika Uzor is the brains behind a Nigeria based entity keen on addressing the problems faced by women of colour face in makeup, beauty and wellness.

[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman and CEO, Labacorp Group Limited, Cameroon

07-20-2017 | 16:00:00
Labacorp Group has built a name and legacy in key economic sectors spanning real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and construction among others. It oversees the activities of nine wholly owned-majority owned operating member companies

[Startup Interview] Lola Ekugo, Founder, Transthat, Nigeria

07-20-2017 | 11:11:00
Lola Ekugo runs an online business that connects travelers and people in Nigeria who want to buy items abroad or transport documents from abroad.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The importance of acknowledged certificates for online courses in Africa

07-20-2017 | 11:10:00
Furnishing one's CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa.

[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution

07-18-2017 | 12:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: The creative industry can champion sustainable consumption

07-18-2017 | 10:34:00
Our quest to attain a green economy should be broad-based and inclusive. But we cannot achieve this if the vision of sustainability is not shared by every one of us.

[Interview] Wael Rashidy, Founder & Business Mentor, Guiders Consult, Egypt

07-17-2017 | 11:19:00
Wael Rashidy is an accredited SME Business Consultant from the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultant, USA, member of Egyptian Junior Business Association, International Council for Small Business, and Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

07-14-2017 | 10:04:00
Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba.

[Interview] Josh Okpata, Founder and CEO, Eazyhire, Nigeria

07-13-2017 | 12:07:00
Josh Okpata has built a unique business in Nigeria and Kenya, the first of its kind in Africa that allows peer to peer leasing for businesses and individuals.

[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya

07-11-2017 | 12:33:00
Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals.