News

Angola Cables completes system connecting Africa and the Americas to create new route for Internet traffic

04-21-2017 | 15:38:36
Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables today announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS.

Nigeria, U.S. trade hits $1.36b in two months

04-21-2017 | 14:56:00
Nigeria’s trade with the United States (U.S.) rose by 70.44 per cent from $799.93 million in January and to $1.36 billion in February, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

Uganda Registers Shs790b Surplus in Export Revenue

04-21-2017 | 14:26:33
Increased earnings from certain commodity exports have helped Uganda to record a surplus on its balance of payments of $222 million (Shs790b) during the quarter ended February 2017.

IMF lowers growth expectations for Egypt and Saudi Arabia

04-21-2017 | 14:04:02
The International Monetary Fund has lowered its economic forecasts this year for two of the Arab world's largest economies, reflecting sluggish growth rates brought on from austerity reforms and continued low oil prices.

South African Airways delays flight resumption to Abuja airport

04-21-2017 | 13:14:33
Passengers who ply the Abuja-Johannesburg route on South African Airways may have to wait a little longer as the airline is delaying its flight resumption into the re-opened Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.
 
Features

[Column] Brett Parker: Between East & West, Africa's economic transformation will create a third centre of global power

04-19-2017 | 12:06:00
What a difference a century makes. If we stepped back in time to a hundred years ago we'd find a primitive China; a Middle East that had yet to discover the riches of oil and most of Southeast Asia consisted of countries that were barely distinguishable from medieval societies.

Casablanca and Nairobi rank leading destinations for Fortune 500 companies establishing international headquarters

04-18-2017 | 11:44:00
The Middle East Africa (MEA) region has become increasingly important for the majority of global Fortune 500 companies, according to a new report released by Infomineo, a global business research company specialising in Africa and the Middle East.

Powering Africa's Transformation - Tony Elumelu, Aliko Dangote, Carlos Lopes

04-14-2017 | 09:34:00
Africa has a bright future ahead of it. Productivity and growth will improve as African economies continue to place more emphasis on services and manufacturing, pursue commodity production, and achieve quick gains in agriculture and light industry.

Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought - Report

04-14-2017 | 09:17:00
East Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region according to ICAEW's (the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) latest report.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Udemy learning marketplace and possibilities for Africans Pt. 1

04-10-2017 | 13:16:00
On Wikipedia the leading e-learning marketplace Udemy is described as follows: “Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning.