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AfricaCom 2017 | 7-9 November | Cape Town | Register for free

10-04-2017 | 14:44:00
Get your free AfricaCom visitor ticket and join the biggest gathering of Telecoms & Technology enthusiasts on the continent.

[Interview] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, CEO, Bidco Africa

10-04-2017 | 11:24:00
Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, TRM, is a name synonymous with strategy and tact. He has been a formidable juggernaut in retail and manufacturing industries across Africa.

[Startup Interview] Paul Owusu, Founder, Logique, Ghana

09-29-2017 | 06:22:15
Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu, moved to Ghana and partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form Logique, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.

[Bob Koigi] Column: Diversification to new frontiers the magic bullet to fixing unemployment in Africa

09-29-2017 | 06:16:12
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75 percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why we need to strengthen trade ties in the EAC

09-25-2017 | 13:07:45
A study released by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers last month stated that Africa continues to be Kenya’s leading export destination accounting for 40.6 per cent of our exports.

[Startup Interview] Oladunmade Otitoola, Founder, RentYourHall, Nigeria

09-25-2017 | 10:11:00
Oladunmade Otitoola, an entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2016, is founder of RentYourHall, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities poses him some questions on development of the startup.

Digital Marketing Masterclass in Kampala and Kigali

09-22-2017 | 07:39:00
Discover proven social media and digital marketing techniques that can boost your business online, increase your marketing impact and put digital, social and mobile into perspective.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Why liberalization of fertilizer market holds the promise of a prosperous Sub Saharan Africa

09-22-2017 | 06:07:18
The world population is expected to grow by nine billion by 2050. Out of this meteoric growth, Sub-Saharan Africa will record the world’s largest growth, of three billion according to a Population Reference Bureau report.

Finance Indaba 2017 | 12-13 October 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa

09-20-2017 | 05:19:00
Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Could blended learning be Africa's recipe for educational success?

09-19-2017 | 10:00:00
More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in education over the web, at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara Africa which are ripe for educational reform.

[Column] Tony Elumelu: Why Africapitalists will build a continent’s future

09-19-2017 | 09:36:00
Africa is a place of real business opportunity that the world should be alive to. I know, having built businesses that now operate in 20 African countries and through creating a program over 10 years that is funding and mentoring 10,000 African entrepreneurs.

[Startup Interview] Javnyuy Joybert, founder, COSDEF Group, Cameroon

09-18-2017 | 13:29:00
Javnyuy Joybert is the founder of COSDEF Group, a Cameroonian social enterprise business whose four startups staggered across education, employment, finance and ICT seek design solutions to Africa’s problems, create impact and make money.

[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: M2M key to unlocking economic inclusivity and innovation in Africa

09-18-2017 | 08:49:20
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.

[Column] Leana Englebrecht: Swaziland Competition Commission requires payment of higher merger filing fees

09-13-2017 | 08:02:00
In Swaziland, mergers are classified as either small mergers or large mergers.

[Interview] Hans Balmaekers, Director, Intrapreneurship Conference Cape Town, 2017

09-12-2017 | 09:35:00
Hans Balmaekers is Director of the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference taking place in Cape Town South Africa on October 13. Africa Business Communities interviews him about the event:

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Medical Education in Sub-Sahara Africa

09-12-2017 | 09:14:00
Sub-Sahara Africa has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits.

[Interview] Michael Leander, Founder and CEO, Markedu

09-11-2017 | 09:18:00
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.

[Interview] Hajiya Sa’adatu Abdullahi, Founder, Business Women Networking, Nigeria

09-07-2017 | 06:02:00
Hajiya Sa'adatu Abdullahi is a Nigerian entrepreneur and founder Business Networking Women, an organization operating in the country's capital, Abuja. Africa Business Communities interviews her:

Five years on: Syngenta’s Africa ambition bearing fruit, but access to technology by small farmers remains limited

09-07-2017 | 05:08:06
In 2012, following the G8 in Camp David, USA, Syngenta announced an ambitious ten-year growth plan for our African business. This year marks the midway point in our African growth journey.

[Column] Lana Jacobs: Cyber pirates threaten shipping security

09-05-2017 | 09:30:00
Increased vessel automation, integration and digitization are the inevitable future of shipping, adding cyber-attacks to the usual concerns of ship-owners and insurers.