News

Africa Finance Corporation signs master cooperation agreement with International Finance Corporation

10-18-2017 | 15:33:19
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) has this month become the 30th member of the Master Cooperation Agreement (MCA) at the World Bank's Annual Meetings in Washington DC.

[South Africa] Mars Consumer Products Africa awards DHL warehousing and distribution contract

10-18-2017 | 15:29:00
Mars Africa, the South African-based division of Mars Incorporated, a global family-owned food business, and DHL Supply Chain South Africa, the world's largest contract logistics company, have signed a contract that will see DHL providing warehousing and distribution services for a number of Mars products.

Macroeconomic difficulties put pressure on South Africa IT service market, IDC report

10-18-2017 | 13:53:18
The South African IT services market, while flat in U.S. dollar terms, grew 15.1% year on year in local currency terms in 2016.

[Egypt] Eni completes sale of a 30 per cent stake in the Shorouk concession to Rosneft

10-18-2017 | 11:45:46
Italian multinational oil and gas company Eni has finalized the sale of a 30 per cent stake in the Shorouk concession, where the super-giant Zohr gas field is located, to Rosneft.

Vice and Econet Media Ink joint venture to launch operations in Sub Saharan Africa

10-18-2017 | 11:41:54
VICE Media and Econet Media have announced an expansive new joint venture to fully launch VICE into Sub-Saharan Africa.

[South Africa] Embraer to establish aviation training center in Johannesburg

10-18-2017 | 09:06:00
Brazil aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to establish a new training center at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg.

Ophir Energy signs exploration contract for New Equatorial Guinea's oil and gas block

10-18-2017 | 08:54:34
The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons, Ophir Energy and national oil company GEPetrol have signed a new production sharing contract (PSC) for Block EG-24 offshore Rio Muni, Equatorial Guinea.

ITFC fuels Gambia’s energy sector with a $ 45million financing

10-18-2017 | 08:49:14
The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, has signed a US$ 45 million Murabaha Financing Agreement with the government of The Gambia.

Growing Russian demand for South African wines open opportunities for local producers

10-18-2017 | 08:43:00
The increase in the demand for the South African wines in Russia provides a good opportunity for the local companies to penetrate the Russian market.

Exim Bank Tanzania deepens financial inclusion with new Dodoma branch

10-17-2017 | 14:54:48
Exim Bank Tanzania has proved its commitment to strengthening financial inclusion in Tanzania by launching a new branch in the Dodoma region of Tanzania.
 
Features

[Column] Daniel Monehin: Policy and regulation should bolster innovation to ensure financial inclusion is achieved

10-18-2017 | 13:49:59
Walk through bustling marketplaces in Africa and you will see a substantial amount of money changing hands, as merchants and consumers haggle over the goods and services.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How Kenya can achieve sustained export expansion

10-16-2017 | 13:34:00
In order to achieve our economic goals as envisioned in the 2030 development blue-print, we need to be deliberate in creating an export push for our local goods.

Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings

10-16-2017 | 09:45:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.

[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana

10-12-2017 | 11:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.

[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away

10-12-2017 | 11:00:24
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers seems to be the biggest headache.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: East Africa edtech success stories

10-09-2017 | 10:41:00
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.

[Free Webinar] Safer Entry Point: Botswana

10-09-2017 | 10:10:00
Botswana is full of pleasant surprises and opportunities for those considering trade and investment in Africa.

[Column] Kevin Pillay: Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

10-05-2017 | 10:50:00
Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.

South Africa constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

10-05-2017 | 07:45:00
At first glance, it might seem unlikely that South Africa’s Constitution could be instrumental in deciding a cargo dispute with its roots in a 40-year-long North African territory deadlock.

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10-04-2017 | 16:44:00
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