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Ethiopian Aviation Academy Secures European Aviation Safety Agency Approval

11-21-2011 | 11:10:36
Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Academy is proud to announce that it has been officially approved by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) as an ...

We're watching you, MTN

11-21-2011 | 11:00:39
Columnist. Megan Power in South Africa. Overcharging. Whether it involves hundreds of rands or a few cents, we all hate it. It robs us of our hard-earned ...

African Social Media use: Time to brace up

11-21-2011 | 09:27:05
Blogger. Yinka olaito in Lagos Nigeria. Social media use in Africa or elsewhere is no longer a fad but a revolution. Those who are still hoping it will ...

Jenny Reid - The Orange - constantly looking for new and innovative ways to ensure companies maintain true value in their organisation.

11-21-2011 | 08:21:14
This week Africa Business Communities meet with Jenny Reid, Director – iFacts Limited trading as The Orange, on comprehensive employee solutions to companies ...

World Bank loan $297 million for Morocco solar plant

11-21-2011 | 07:26:00
The World Bank on Thursday approved loans to Morocco totaling $297 million to help finance the first phase of a 500 megawatt solar power plant, among ...

New weights for South Africa’s CPI in January 2013

11-21-2011 | 07:21:53
New weights for the Consumer Price Index will be introduced in the January 2013 release, Patrick Kelly, Executive Manager: Price and Employment Statistics ...

Accion Microfinance Bank disburses N9 billion loan in 5 years

11-21-2011 | 07:17:29
As part of its efforts to become a leading microfinance bank in the country, Accion Microfinance Bank (AMfB) has disbursed a total of N9 billion ...

South Sudan to revamp factories

11-21-2011 | 07:12:23
South Sudan plans to invite investors to revamp about eight food, cement and textile plants shut down during a decades-long civil war, in a push ...

New producer Ghana targets $768 million in oil revenue

11-21-2011 | 07:08:06
Ghana, which only began large-scale oil production less than a year ago, is targeting oil revenue of about $768 million in 2012, the nation's finance ...

Cameroon to issue 50 billion CFA in bonds

11-17-2011 | 12:47:32
Cameroon's government will issue 50 billion CFA francs in bonds by the end of the year to fund infrastructure projects, Finance Minister Lazarre ...

Italy / Cooperation: water and health, new projects in Ethiopia

11-17-2011 | 12:28:13
The second phase of the DGCS initiative in Ethiopia began with the publication of guidelines for the formulation and presentation of NGO proposals. The ...

Nampak to invest R4 billion in new glass furnaces in SA and rest of Africa

11-17-2011 | 12:23:27
Listed packaging company Nampak may invest as much as R4bn over the next five or six years in new glass furnaces in SA and elsewhere in Africa where ...

Malawi plans multi-purpose water infrastructure investment strategy

11-17-2011 | 12:18:48
The government of Malawi has appointed British company W.S. Atkins International Limited to help it develop a framework and strategy to advance a ...

China-Africa trade likely to hit new high in 2011

11-17-2011 | 12:13:25
The level of trade between China and Africa in 2011 is expected to set a new annual record, as the bilateral trade has already almost matched 2010, ...

World Bank, African Union Launch Database to Compare Costs of Sending Remittances to and within Africa

11-17-2011 | 09:18:30
The World Bank and the African Union have taken steps to lower the cost of sending remittances to and within Africa by launching an online database ...

SAB grows profits, earnings in first half

11-17-2011 | 09:12:23
The South African Breweries on Thursday reported group revenue grew 10% to $2.669 billion (or 5% on a constant currency basis) in the six months ...

Irish, Ghanaian companies meet to grow trade links

11-17-2011 | 08:47:44
Over 150 delegates attended the first Ghana- Ireland Trade and Investment Forum in Dublin on Wednesday. The event, sponsored and organised by Tullow ...

17 Nigerian firms invest $1.5bn in Ghana

11-17-2011 | 08:41:19
The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre said last friday that 17 registered firms owned by Nigerians had invested 1.5 billion dollars (about N325 billion) ...

China to lend Ethiopia $1000 million

11-17-2011 | 05:00:17
China is set to loan Ethiopia $1000 million and donate a fleet of 90 vehicles to help the African state complete its water supply projects, the Xinhua ...

Business can help farmers to feed Africa

11-16-2011 | 12:28:40
It is easy to see why, in this week above all, agriculture has never been higher on the world’s agenda. Official forecasts that the world’s population ...