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[Column] Bob Koigi: For a competitive floriculture sector think sustainability and innovation

02-08-2018 | 06:22:23
Weather changes coupled with a shift in preference by flower growers in farming technologies to sate market demands are seeing flower farms realign their operations.

Argus Media African Crude and Products Newsletter | February 2018

02-07-2018 | 20:21:00
Download exclusive commentaries, eBooks, interviews and viewpoints on the issues that matter to the Africa bitumen, LPG, road maintenance and construction industries

[Startup Interview] Happy Koffi Djebou, Co-Founder, Afriscanlink I/S

02-07-2018 | 13:16:01
Afriscanlink I/S is a consultancy firm based in Denmark that is positioning African businesses in the global marketplace while connecting African SMEs to international clients.

[Column] Lusanda Raphulu: Is your company ready for automation and the new world of work?

02-07-2018 | 09:49:55
The world of work is evolving, and future-conscious organizations need to be aware of the business implications associated with automation and robotics.

Growing Africa’s digital ecosystem by bringing high touch to high tech

02-06-2018 | 11:07:06
The international tech community is nurturing Africa’s digital ecosystem by supporting skills development, technology adoption and the growth of digital businesses across the continent.

[Column] Dr. Richard Malkin: Legalising dagga creates a minefield in the workplace

02-06-2018 | 08:33:00
South Africa seems to be following the trend in the US to legalise cannabis. Last year, Judge Dennis Davis ruled in a full bench decision of the Western Cape High Court that the use and cultivation of cannabis by an adult in a private home is constitutionally legal.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How to save money with remittances to Africa

02-05-2018 | 09:41:00
International money transfers to Africa are rising. There are good reasons for that. With the choice of the right online money transfer provider you can save yourself a high amount of remittance fees.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Managing plastic waste requires fresh thinking and a holistic approach

02-02-2018 | 10:15:00
In Kenya the main concern regarding PET and the environment is the pollution associated with plastic packaging.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The private sector must take lead role in taming Africa’s illicit financial flows

02-01-2018 | 11:10:49
In the last 50 years, Africa has lost more than $1 trillion dollars of its wealth to illegal financial activities that extends beyond its borders, orchestrated by multinationals, private sector, government officials and organized criminal groups .

[Startup Interview] David Givondo, CEO, Paybobby, Kenya

02-01-2018 | 11:06:00
An idea that was hatched at a Kenyan University as a student’s project over a year ago has now metamorphosed into a regional business offering startups a chance at embracing technology to make intelligent decisions to foster growth.

[Interview] Jameel Verjee, Founder & CEO, CityBlue Hotels, East Africa

02-01-2018 | 10:28:00
Jameel Verjee is a British entrepreneur expanding his business in the hospitality industry across East Africa. He is Founder and CEO of CityBlue Hotels, founded in Rwanda and now expanded into Kenya and Uganda.

[Startup Interview] Heaven Bereket, Co-Founder, BaobabFund, Ghana

01-31-2018 | 10:05:00
At a time when African startups are struggling with access to information on funding and transforming ideas to successful businesses, even as investors express growing appetite for the African startup market, BaobabFund is bridging this information gap.

Nigerian Well Intervention Highlighted at OWI WCA | Accra, March 7-8

01-30-2018 | 16:03:00
As the largest producer in West Africa, Nigeria is quickly becoming a hotspot for well intervention activity

[Column] Pierre Aurel: Gig Economy disrupts status quo, presenting an opportunity for Africa

01-29-2018 | 10:14:00
Freelancing has found a new name in the digital era. A ‘Gig’ is simply a task performed as a once-off freelancing job, but because the trend towards freelancing has grown so significantly, a new economy has been born: the ‘Gig Economy’.

[Interview] Jorij Abraham, Managing Director, Ecommerce Foundation, The Netherlands

01-29-2018 | 09:31:00
Jorij Abraham is an eCommerce generalist with more than 15 years experience in integrating marketing, business processes and information technology to build online turnover. He is currently the Managing Director of Ecommerce Foundation, a global digital trading entity that is now welcoming partnerships in Africa.

Africa Business Communities is launching African Startup Platform - looking for partners

01-26-2018 | 15:07:00
African startups have been on a meteoric rise, positioning themselves as key players in the African economies, boosting innovation, and businesses while creating employment

[Column] Tobias Alando: Good leadership is paramount to the growth of any economy

01-26-2018 | 11:06:42
The economic development of any country is highly dependent on good leadership. This is particularly so because the core values of a nation are directly linked to equality and equal distribution of resources.

[Startup Interview] Olalekan Akinseye, CEO, HFC Clothing Ventures, Nigeria

01-25-2018 | 11:15:10
Olalekan Akinseye runs a clothing brand in Nigeria that is tapping the evolving nature of fashion and the apparel industry to champion the war on cancer.

[Startup Interview] Aziz Senni, Founder, C Mon Taxi, Senegal

01-24-2018 | 11:00:00
Aziz Senni, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience is piloting a taxi renting model in Dakar Senegal that offers taxi drivers access to ownership of their vehicle through a system combining financing, training and customer acquisition thanks in particular to its digital booking platform.

[Column] Bob Koigi: East African Community. Whither integration agenda?

01-24-2018 | 10:49:27
If the East African community member states are not burning each other’s chicks, or auctioning cows, they are embroiled in trade disputes and mistrust in what has become characteristic of the integration journey.