Features

Port Louis, Durban and Cape Town best African cities to live in - Bangui, N'Djamena, Khartoum worst

02-24-2016 | 10:58:00
Vienna is the world’s best city to live in. German-speaking cities dominate the rankings in the 18th Mercer Quality of Life study, with Vienna joined by Zurich, Munich, Düsseldorf and Frankfurt in the top-10.

[Interview] Koos de Jongste, Project Development Specialist, Trimpact, The Netherlands

02-23-2016 | 09:35:00
Koos de Jongste is project development specialist and co-owner of Trimpact BV, a social enterprise that enhances sustainable development in development countries. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

Odimbite Odimbite: Staff Management - It Really isn't Brain Surgery II

02-23-2016 | 09:15:00
Why will staff stick with a particular manager? When the manager moves, the staff wholeheartedly moves with the manager or the manager finds a way to take the staff along?

African Business Professionals massively migrating towards tablet and smartphone

02-21-2016 | 17:03:00
The African business community is adopting the use of tablets and smartphones very rapidly. This is the main conclusion drawn from a survey conducted by the Africa Business Panel

Motola Oyebanjo: "President Buhari… I Can’t Hear You!"

02-18-2016 | 11:58:00
I became even more concerned when from quick research I discovered I couldn't engage with our President and the Federal Government online too. A quick comparison between our President and Barack Obama on leading social media sites brought out these alarming statistics:

[Wanted] Is your company active or interested in e-commerce in Africa? Then we would like to get in contact with you!

02-17-2016 | 19:50:00
Our client, a large and worldwide operating bank, wants to get in contact with companies active in e-commerce in East Africa and international retailers operating in - or interested in - Africa

[Interview] Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events

02-16-2016 | 12:14:00
Matthew Weihs, Managing Director of Bench Events is the face behind some of world's prestigious events in hotel, hospitality and tourism investments. The Africa Hotel Investment Forum(AHIF) and the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference(AHIC) are just a few of the world-class international gatherings hosted by Bench Events. In this interview with ABC,Matthew Weihs shares his journey as well as details of the upcoming hotel&aviation conference, AVIA-DEV:

[Interview] Vahid Monadjem, CEO Nomanini | South Africa

02-15-2016 | 10:19:00
Vahid Monadjem is the founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider that enables transactions in the cash-based informal retail sector. Vahid is a trained engineer with extensive knowledge in product design experiences.

Rudolf Huber: Why The African LNG Projects Boom Fades (Will Be Different)

02-11-2016 | 11:45:00
Until about one year ago, every time I went to Sub-Saharan Africa, I entered a bustling world, awash with cash from black goo. Oil made the new fortunes of many of those countries and gave them a fillip like never before.

[Free Webinar] Global Trends for Emerging Markets in 2016 by Harvard Professor Mark Esposito

02-09-2016 | 14:41:00
What is the importance of the emerging markets to the global economy? Emerging economies have experienced stronger economic growth than developed markets...

[Interview] Jennifer Richard Shigoli, Founder, Malkia Investments, Tanzania

02-09-2016 | 11:43:00
Jennifer Richard Shigoli is founder of Malkia Investments Company Limited, as well as Tanzania Institute of Manufacturing (TIM). Professionally a Diplomat and Lawyer, she’s a firm believer in education, innovation and hard work. Her interview with Africa Business Communities:

Chioma Nnani: Staff Psychology in Nigeria - the truth of it

02-08-2016 | 11:08:00
I recently started ghost-writing the memoirs of someone I'm calling “One of Nigeria's best-kept secrets”. In having to interview the staff of this individual, I was absolutely gobsmacked to hear what their staff had to say.

Odimbite Odimbite: It comes down to Good Communication and Partnership

02-04-2016 | 11:32:00
When you experience a good business partnership that truly cares for you, you will walk away feeling good. This is almost a practice that should be the norm.

[PWC] African Capital Markets continue to reflect strong figures for 2015 – but challenging times may lie ahead

02-02-2016 | 15:03:50
In line with global trends, 2015 was a challenging year for African capital markets in the wake of market volatility and the emergence of renewed global economic uncertainty in the latter part of the year, while the first half resulted in the highest levels of both equity capital markets transactions and proceeds raised in the past five years.

[Interview] Paul Simms, Chairman, eyeforpharma, UK

02-02-2016 | 12:35:00
Paul Simms is current Chairman of eyeforpharma, an organisation famous for brokering pharma-government meetings across continents. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

African leaders urge passage of Electrify Africa Act

01-29-2016 | 11:24:00
A wide range of energy sources exist on the continent. Yet, more than 600 million Africans lack access to affordable, reliable and modern energy services.

Stallone-Obaraemi Samuel: The Fine Balance between a Business Partner and a Human Partner – The HR Choice

01-28-2016 | 10:00:00
The expressions “Strategic Business Partner, metrics, analytics, round table, etc” have taken over the HR world. HR has been threatened with extinction if the aforementioned expressions are not brought to life.

[Interview] Yannick Lefang, Founder, SOKO Insight, Canada

01-26-2016 | 12:37:00
Yannick Lefang has 10 years of experience in Engineering, Business and Risk management in financial institutions of Canada. He is currently Founder of SOKO Insight, a data-collection service for African countries. His interview with Africa Business Communities:

Merchant solutions could be the answer to mobile money’s last mile issue

01-26-2016 | 09:45:00
The mobile money agency system has made huge progress in increasing access to financial services and reducing the cost of transactions, though in terms of serving the “last mile” - those wishing to make single dollar transactions - there is still much to be done. But the answer may be staring us in the face, says Vahid Monadjem, CEO of Nomanini.

Africa Business Communities Networking Event | London - June 2016

01-24-2016 | 06:41:00
After great editions in Hamburg, Lagos, Accra and Amsterdam the Africa Business Communities Networking Event comes to London!