Features

[Interview] Ibijoke Maxwell, Host/Executive Producer, The JoMaxwell Show, UK

01-18-2018 | 09:26:00
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.

3rd Underground Infrastructure and Deep Foundations Egypt Conference | Cairo, 22 February 2018

01-16-2018 | 12:19:00
As Egypt embarks on a massive infrastructure expansion drive to stabilise and expand its economy, underground and deep foundations works represent an essential element of preparation

Sonangol Interview Discusses Enhanced Production in Angola

01-16-2018 | 11:31:00
With production decline a common challenge to offshore production in mature fields globally, operators in West Africa are taking advantage of innovative technical developments

[Column] Dominique Collett: South African fintech in 2018 – what can we expect?

01-16-2018 | 10:17:00
Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018 and I make some predictions based on what we see happening globally and what we see taking place with our members at AlphaCode.

Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018

01-16-2018 | 09:08:00
The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so

[Column] Idowu Oyebanjo: 2017- A year of mixed fortunes for Nigeria’s power sector

01-11-2018 | 10:13:00
2017 had its ups and downs and the power sector was no exception. The year started with a generally low mood in terms of the quantum of power generation available for distribution from none to a peak of 5,222MW on 18th of December, 2017.

[Column] Tobias Alando: Technology key to the future of manufacturing

01-09-2018 | 08:53:26
Current technological advances are creating a new automated age, with recent developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Contemporary exchange rate policies in Eastern Africa: helping or hindering development?

01-08-2018 | 09:21:57
For the past year, a debate has raged over the role and impact of the CFA franc in West Africa. Supporters of the controversial exchange rate arrangement argue that the peg to the Euro has delivered a credible and stable currency while keeping inflation low.

[Column] Richard Branson: The alternatives to Nigeria's power situation

01-05-2018 | 09:55:00
Energy access in Africa is close to my heart. Bringing clean, renewable power to people instead of building coal-fired power stations is absolutely essential if we are going to tackle climate change.

[Interview] Peter Tole, Co-Founder and Director, Land LayBy Real Estate, Kenya

01-03-2018 | 08:49:00
The real estate firm, Land LayBy was founded by Dr. Peter Tole, a Kenyan medical doctor resident in Australia, in 2014. Land LayBy is a unique combination of assistance to Africans in diaspora and accelerating economic growth on the continent.

A guide to Africa’s key markets in 2018

01-02-2018 | 09:29:00
For bond investors, Africa was a happy hunting ground last year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust of three years ago.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Top five online courses in African perspective

12-28-2017 | 09:35:00
Africa, continent of the youth, aims at a skills gap between rich and poor. But online education can be one important tool to improve the access to higher education.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Human capital development holds the key to Kenya’s economic progress

12-21-2017 | 08:04:11
The Global Human Capital Index released by the World Economic Forum this year, ranked Kenya at position 78 out of 130, up from position 120 in 2016.

[CEO Interview] Babafemi Awofala, Financing Specialist, Brickstone Partners, Nigeria

12-20-2017 | 13:00:00
Babafemi Awofala is a professional with experience in advising companies and governments on private investments in energy, real estate and infrastructure, including structuring and executing mergers and acquisitions.

[Column] Alex Nyingi: Equipping all youth to be future ready

12-18-2017 | 13:46:48
In a world where innovation is driving rapid and profound technological change, one of the biggest challenges we face is to ensure that technology is an equalizing force in the world.

[Interivew] Maria Morapedi, Director of eTree Courses, UK

12-18-2017 | 11:24:00
Africa Business Communities interviews Maria Morapedi, Director of elearning platform for African corporate businesses, eTree Courses.

Africa’s performance over the year 2017: A Q4 summary by ICAEW Economic Insight

12-18-2017 | 09:54:00
East Africa is forecast to show very strong real GDP growth of 5.9% over the full year 2017. The biggest contributor to this expansion was Ethiopia (accounting for a full 2% of regional GDP growth), with its stellar performance of 7.1%.

[Column] Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta: Ghana's big push to attract investment from Asia - Japan, Singapore, China - is well underway

12-18-2017 | 08:53:00
At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday December 15th, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that "we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of $300 - $500m Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets."

[Startup Interview] Traverse King, co founder, Test Heroes Consulting, South Africa

12-13-2017 | 11:02:00
Traverse King is the co-founder of Test Heroes Consulting, a South African startup that has positioned itself as the market leader in testing web and standalone applications to improve productivity and minimize business costs.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Tackling information gap in Sub Saharan Africa to spur farming renaissance

12-13-2017 | 11:00:00
Sub Saharan Africa is home to dozens of internationally respected agricultural research institutions majority who have their head offices in the region.