News

LXM expands African research network with Afrifocus Securities

11-21-2017 | 15:15:00
LXM has announced today a new 15a-6 chaperoning partnership with South African research provider Afrifocus Securities, further expanding its market-leading foreign broker dealer platform’s capabilities.

South Africa joins Afreximbank as shareholder

11-21-2017 | 14:45:00
South Africa has taken up shareholding in the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the African continental multilateral trade finance institution.

World Bank Group pledges $2.35b in financing for Guinea

11-21-2017 | 14:03:58
During the meeting of the Consultative Group for Guinea held in Paris on November 16 and 17, 2017, the World Bank Group announced financial support totaling $2.35 billion to help Guinea implement its National Economic and Social Development Plan

AfDB and IsDB partner to boost agriculture and fight drought in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda

11-21-2017 | 12:31:00
A joint initiative of the African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) will boost agriculture value chains and enhance drought resilience in Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.

[Nigeria] Vantage Capital provides $12.5m of funding to Purple Capital

11-21-2017 | 12:23:00
Vantage Capital, Africa’s largest mezzanine fund manager, announced today that it has provided $12.5 million of funding to Purple Capital, a prominent Nigerian real estate company and financial service provider.

Eritrea joins Afreximbank as Participating State

11-21-2017 | 09:56:00
The East African country of Eritrea has joined the membership of the African Export-Import Bank, becoming the 48thAfrican country to become a participating state or a shareholder in the continental multilateral trade finance institution.

[South Africa] Entersekt set to experience huge growth in the scale of operations

11-21-2017 | 09:47:34
Entersekt protects digital service providers and their customers from digital banking and payments fraud, particularly when transactions take place on mobile devices.

Mercer launches Francophone Africa Hub in Morocco

11-21-2017 | 09:42:16
Mercer, a global consulting leader in health, wealth and career and wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., has announced an expanded footprint as part of an important initiative to strengthen service to the Francophone region of Africa.

Launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

11-21-2017 | 09:37:00
The 23rd Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held in Bonn, Germany from November 6 -17 2017, provided the framework for the launch of the UCLG Africa Climate Task Force

FCMB Nigeria promotes 537 staff, restates commitment to career and welfare development

11-20-2017 | 11:45:00
FCMB Group and its commercial and retail banking subsidiary, First City Monument Bank Limited, have promoted 537 staff. The promotion is part of the Group’s tradition of rewarding and motivating employees for higher productivity.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing should be everyone’s business

11-17-2017 | 13:30:00
South Korea, currently the 11th largest economy in the world, is often regarded as an economic miracle because of its rapid economic and social transformation, which continues to be a case study as to how global economies can achieve sustained and broad-based growth.

[Startup Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya

11-16-2017 | 13:30:00
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.

Bring 'hidden' employee costs to light before the deal is done

11-15-2017 | 06:28:24
While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is possible to miss some employee costs..

Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology

11-13-2017 | 13:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.

[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya

11-13-2017 | 11:30:00
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya Needs an Industrial Water Policy

11-10-2017 | 13:38:13
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.

[Startup Interview] Sol Mukasa, Founder, Brand Honcho, South Africa

11-09-2017 | 13:19:00
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The farm to folk business and getting our priorities right

11-09-2017 | 13:12:00
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.

[CEO Interview] Aubrey Swanepoel, CEO, Pfortner South Africa

11-09-2017 | 10:47:00
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.

[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption

11-08-2017 | 13:15:00
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.