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[INTERVIEW] ABC brings an exclusive interview with Mark Afolabi, founder of WhiteSpaces

07-14-2014 | 08:26:28
ABC brings to you an exclusive interview with Mark Afolabi, founder of WhiteSpaces, rural Nigeria’s answer to accessible internet broadband? Let’s find ...

[BLOG] Netherlands-African Business Council NABC teams up with Africa Business Communities

07-14-2014 | 05:13:58
By Bob Van Der Bijl. Africa is big! How to find a suitable business partner or a good client in all these different countries that are almost all on a ...

[BLOG] Africa: Four Reasons Skilled Workers Leave - and How to Keep Them

07-10-2014 | 10:08:03
Flexible immigration procedures are essential for skilled workers to move easily between countries and businesses. However, all around the world, there's ...

[BLOG] South Africa: The Economics of Illegal Mining

07-03-2014 | 08:23:50
On 22 June, four suspected illegal miners were found dead with gunshot wounds to the head at a gold mine near Johannesburg. Earlier this year, a rescue ...

[BLOG] Tunisia should look to sub-Saharan Africa to expand growth

06-30-2014 | 13:56:31
Since the eruption of the revolution, Tunisia has suffered from several economic difficulties that have been aggravated due to rising inflation, lack of ...

[BLOG] Big vs. small firms: one size does not fit all

06-25-2014 | 08:59:22
Is bigger always better? Economists have long debated what size firms are more likely to drive business expansion and job creation. In industrial countries ...

[BLOG] Islamic banking: A partnership made in heaven?

06-24-2014 | 10:52:38
Judging by some recent developments, the Islamic finance industry continues to gain traction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) with the major boost coming ...

Blue Skies turns to Burkina Faso, Cote d’Ivoire for raw materials

06-23-2014 | 08:06:03
A significant drop in the supply of fruits and vegetables in Ghana is compelling Blue Skies Products Ghana, a fruit processing company, to source the commodities ...

Tanzania:Mining companies open for 'reconciliatory' talks wtih gov't

06-19-2014 | 07:41:26
Mining companies are seeking urgent audience with the government to discuss stalled exploration work and new projects due to the prevailing hostile environment.Tanzania ...

[BLOG] Talking in conspiracies might be fun, but could have serious consequences

06-18-2014 | 08:21:34
By Arjen Westra in Nairobi, Kenya.  Conspiracy number one (1)Kenya’s president blames the opposition for the recent attacks at the coast saying that the ...

Chevron announces sale of interests in Chad and Cameroon

06-16-2014 | 11:24:03
Chevron Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Chevron Global Energy Inc., has sold its 25 percent non-operated interest in a producing oil concession ...

Ghana: BoG eases forex control

06-13-2014 | 11:56:23
The Bank of Ghana(BoG) has dropped some measures  on  foreign exchange which will allow withdrawals from up to US$10,000 henceforth. These measures were ...

[BLOG] Questioning Africa’s growth: Achieving Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development

06-13-2014 | 09:22:30
In Africa, we have experienced one of the best economic growth rates since the late 1990’s and into the twenty-first century. This growth story is not ...

[BLOG] Solar power: the light of Africa

06-11-2014 | 09:17:53
Africa has for decades been struggling to ensure that every homestead is connected with electricity. Due to lack of enough energy, the region has been ...

[BLOG] Africa: Minerals for Manufacturing - Towards a Bolder China Strategy

06-04-2014 | 14:33:51
Alongside its rise as a dynamic global economy, China has become a key partner to sub-Saharan Africa. An emerging pattern in China's growing share of ...

[BLOG] Engaging your customers with quality content

05-28-2014 | 11:50:41
Content is paramount when it comes to engaging your customers online. You cannot have a great online presence without sharing quality content. Your content ...

[BLOG] Customer experience management: Can you trust what post-call surveys are telling you?

05-27-2014 | 13:28:23
Post-call surveys are an essential part of the call centre manager’s toolkit -- but, asks Bruce von Maltitz of 1Stream, can companies trust what the surveys ...

Nigeria: Broadcast stations to go digital by December 2014 – NBC

05-23-2014 | 15:30:34
The Director-General of the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), Mr Emeka Mba, on Thursday said that all broadcast stations in Nigeria must go digital ...

[BLOG] Save money buying online

05-21-2014 | 15:46:26
Shopping online is the most convenient and cost-efficient way to purchase anything. It allows you to find anything you want all in the same place. Usually, ...

[BLOG] The invisible consequences of terror

05-21-2014 | 15:44:10
By Arjen Westra in Nairobi, Kenya. Since the Westgate attacks, Kenya has been hit by 14 terror attacks, leaving tens of Kenyan people dead and even more ...