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[South Africa] Steinhoff Africa Retail lists in Johannesburg Stock Exchange

09-22-2017 | 15:04:00
Steinhoff Africa Retail has listed in the Broadline Retailers sub sector on the main board of the JSE. Steinhoff Retail Africa (STAR) is the 14th company to list on the JSE this year.

QNET to boost direct selling and create entrepreneurship opportunities in Tanzania

09-22-2017 | 15:00:00
QNET, a company of Asian heritage and a part of the $200 billion global direct selling industry has entered the buoyant direct selling sector in Eastern Africa.

Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya announces new member, investments and master plan

09-22-2017 | 13:34:45
Private Sector Health Partnership Kenya has announced a new multiyear Masterplan, new investments and new membership.

UNDP launches study on income inequality in sub Saharan Africa

09-22-2017 | 13:23:11
It is only by addressing the challenge of income inequality that African countries can achieve decisive progress towards poverty reduction and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) study.

[Kenya] Bob Collymore named CEO of the year by Africa investor

09-22-2017 | 10:40:00
Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named CEO of the Year by Africa investor (Ai), a leading international investment and communications group.

Development of an African mineral resource classification system underway

09-22-2017 | 10:37:47
A pioneering initiative to set up an African Mineral Resource Classification system based on the United Nations Frameworks Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources is now unde

Symbion and Highland Group sign $100 million equity investment agreement for Rwanda methane gas projects

09-22-2017 | 08:24:55
Symbion Energy and Highland Group Holdings Ltd. (HGHL) have signed an agreement that will see HGHL co-invest $100 million towards the implementation of a $370 million, 106 megawatts of methane gas generated power

[Tanzania] AB Minerals Corp announces financing agreement for its Dar es Salaam Coltan processing facility

09-22-2017 | 08:17:48
AB Minerals Corp has engaged Destiny Mineral and Agricultural Consultant of Dubai, UAE to lead a $40 million financing for the construction of the first coltan processing facility in Africa, to be located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

[Nigeria] AFIG latest shareholder of FSDH Merchant Bank after undisclosed investment

09-22-2017 | 08:13:55
FSDH Merchant Bank, a financial services group in Nigeria, has revealed that Advanced Finance and Investment Group (AFIG Funds), a leading African private equity fund manager has, through the Atlantic Coast Regional Fund (ACRF), completed an investment in the Bank.

Comoros joins Afreximbank as Participating State as Chad, South Sudan conclude ratification

09-21-2017 | 13:27:00
Membership of the African Export-Import Bank has moved closer to full coverage of the African continent with the decision by the island of Comoros to join the continental multilateral trade finance institution as a participating state.
 
Features

Digital Marketing Masterclass in Kampala and Kigali

09-22-2017 | 09:39:00
Discover proven social media and digital marketing techniques that can boost your business online, increase your marketing impact and put digital, social and mobile into perspective.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why liberalization of fertilizer market holds the promise of a prosperous Sub Saharan Africa

09-22-2017 | 08:07:18
The world population is expected to grow by nine billion by 2050. Out of this meteoric growth, Sub-Saharan Africa will record the world’s largest growth, of three billion according to a Population Reference Bureau report.

Finance Indaba 2017 | 12-13 October 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

09-20-2017 | 07:19:00
Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals.

[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.