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Mastercard and Global Hotel Alliance sign multimarket agreement to boost luxury travel
19-07-2024 | 15:05:00
The collaboration will be tailored to the unique needs of affluent cardholders – offering a vast choice of accommodation arrangements and exciting rewards.
[Column] Sameer Kumandan: Putting lenders in the driver's seat for better vehicle finance
16-07-2024 | 16:24:39
Facilitating access to vehicle financing for legitimate customers is a pivotal responsibility for businesses.
Global advertising revenue to hit $1 trillion in 2026, PWC Outlook
16-07-2024 | 13:59:00
The outlook, which covers 11 revenue segments across 53 countries and territories, finds that global E&M revenues are projected to hit $3.4 trillion in 2028, growing at a 3.9% compound annual growth rate (CAGR).
Milken Institute scales up engagement with Africa through new business council
12-07-2024 | 14:53:09
Leaders on this council will lend their expertise and provide a high-level overview of Africa’s evolving business landscape for Milken Institute’s wide-ranging network and stakeholders who wish to amplify their engagement in the region.
[Column] Mohammed Rashwan: International responsibility for reparation for environmental damage in Africa
11-07-2024 | 10:17:00
Although the African continent is the least contributor to the phenomenon of heat warming, accounting for less than 4% of global emissions it is the worst affected by the effects of this phenomenon.
NETA Auto launches first African flagship showroom in Kenya
03-07-2024 | 12:29:00
NETA Auto, a Chinese electric car brand of Hozon Auto, has opened its first African flagship store in Kenya.
Ten African startups selected to receive funding to develop blue and green economy solutions
02-07-2024 | 16:15:29
Through a fellowship program, the Waves supported founders in creating solutions that promote sustainable livelihoods, the use of ocean and freshwater resources, and the restoration and regeneration of landscapes.
Lagos Business School and CityBlue Hotels partner to drive growth in the hospitality industry in Africa
26-06-2024 | 15:58:32
The Academic Director of LBS Hospitality Initiative, Dr Belinda Nwosu FIH, stated that the Initiative is a platform for developing and growing the hospitality industry in Nigeria and Africa, anchored on four main pillars – Advisory, Engagement, Research, and Capacity Building.
Finland signs funding deal with TradeMark Africa to enhance trade in Africa
18-06-2024 | 17:52:33
The funding will support projects aligned with TMA’s third strategic plan (2023 – 2030) which will advance inclusive, clean, and digital trade in Africa.
IATA launches advanced analytics solution to optimize airline fuel consumption
12-06-2024 | 13:45:26
​​​​​​​The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the launch of IATA FuelIS, an advanced analytics solution to optimize airline fuel consumption, using aggregated and anonymized flight and fuel data.
Engineering firm Pini Group expands operations into Africa
31-05-2024 | 13:47:47
Pini Group has had a longstanding interest in Africa and has recently participated in several significant projects in Senegal, Mozambique, and Tanzania.
Africa Business Communities seeks columnists in Egypt and Dubai
30-05-2024 | 19:43:00
We are keen on contributors with originality, creativity, versatility and an eye for interesting trends across the sectors that we cover including banking and finance, tech, energy, agribusiness and trade.
Africa Business Communities launches operations in the Middle East
21-05-2024 | 14:46:00
The company supports doing business in Africa through marketing and communication services, custom media productions and market research and has the largest LinkedIn community in Africa with over 1.2 million followers.
Kotler Impact presents the Essentials of Modern Marketing, Nigeria Edition 2024
20-05-2024 | 12:12:00
This is the world's first marketing book around market-specific stories from Nigeria, to be published in November 2024 on Amazon and launched in Lagos.
L'Oréal is the world’s most valuable cosmetics brand, report
09-05-2024 | 15:19:00
The iconic French brand continues to outshine its competitors, boasting a brand value approximately 80% higher than its closest rival.
Corporate communications agency LCH Consultancy appoints Evelyne Wangui as Director of media relations
09-05-2024 | 15:13:00
As Director of Content and Media Relations, she will be pivotal in strengthening strategic services across the African region. 
Pan-African legal firm Centurion Law Group rebrands as CLG 
09-05-2024 | 15:09:51
The rebrand aligns closely with the firm’s mission to consolidate its position as the leading legal practice and business advisor in an ever-evolving energy environment.
MENA region leads global growth in luxury travel, report
08-05-2024 | 15:57:07
The appetite for new experiences in unexplored destinations, micro-trips and ‘bleisure’ will likely drive the growth of the global luxury travel market
African Union and Google Africa launch campaign to celebrate the creative economy
03-05-2024 | 13:12:29
In celebration of Africa Month,YouTube creators across Africa are invited to share short videos capturing their unique perspectives using the #DiscoverMyAfrica hashtag.
EIB’s Water Sector Fund invests €10 million to support innovative businesses in Africa and Asia
03-05-2024 | 13:05:16
W2AF is a “water-focused” blended finance impact fund targeting sustainable and scalable solutions that improve access to safe, affordable drinking water for underserved populations, mainly in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia.
[Zoom Event, April 11 2024] Global Strategies for Success in Africa: Overcoming FX and Payment Hurdles
10-04-2024 | 19:33:00
This event explores the vast potential and unique challenges of expanding businesses in Africa, focusing on mastering international pitches, understanding cultural nuances, and crafting pitches that highlight unique value propositions.
Mastercard and Women Choice expand partnership to invest in women entrepreneurs 
03-04-2024 | 16:07:24
  Women Choice - an international organization dedicated to advancing women's personal and professional development - launched the pilot cohort in 2023.The next cohorts will be participating in the new programs this year and will aim to impact 50,000 women.
Unilever accelerates Growth Action Plan by launching productivity programme
28-03-2024 | 13:03:44
Unilever has announced steps to accelerate its Growth Action Plan (GAP) through the separation of Ice Cream and the launch of a major productivity programme.
Nissan Africa announces regional appointments 
27-03-2024 | 13:13:32
Jordi Vila, currently Nissan Divisional Vice President Marketing and Sales Europe has been appointed as President Nissan Africa, as DVP.
Mark-Anthony Johnson: Is Africa splitting in two?
22-03-2024 | 10:43:33
Mark-Anthony Johnson: Is Africa splitting in two?
Africa’s vibrant and sustainable creations
22-03-2024 | 10:18:00
In many African communities, creativity knows no bounds. A unique and fascinating trend has emerged, where individuals repurpose flip-flops into remarkable crafts.
Nissan Navara to fly the flag up through Africa in daring expedition
21-03-2024 | 07:58:00
Dubbed Nissan Daring Africa 2024, the expedition will visit Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and Kenya before ending in Egypt.
[Webinar] Complimentary expert session for Telecom leaders and Startups in Africa, March 21
20-03-2024 | 09:53:00
Designed for telecom leaders and startups, thia event offers invaluable strategies for expanding services, managing FX risks, enhancing cross-border payments, and establishing credibility in the international arena.
Xsolla unveils new payment methods for gamers in Africa
19-03-2024 | 15:00:43
This move addresses the unique financial landscape of Africa, where a significant portion of the population, particularly in regions like Ghana and Uganda, remains unbanked.
Southern African tourism stakeholders to get new regional disaster risk management and crisis communication plan
18-03-2024 | 10:20:00
The SADC Business Council Tourism Alliance has concluded the successful completion of a pilot project on tourism disaster risk management and crisis communication for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region.
IATA announces first signatories to Air Cargo Digitalization Leadership Charter
15-03-2024 | 12:40:41
The Digitalization Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the air cargo industry’s digitalization journey by committing to five key guiding principles.
Village Capital unveils programme targeting African startups focused on greentech 
14-03-2024 | 14:09:03
The programme is designed to advance innovative and sustainable solutions, actively contributing towards building resilience and mitigating the effects of climate change across Africa. 
AFC Joins Ecobank and Soto Gallery to Host +234Art International Art Exhibition to empower African artists
14-03-2024 | 12:16:21
AFC has joined forces with Ecobank Nigeria and Soto Gallery to host the +234Art Fair, a 10-day international exhibition intended as a springboard to promote Africa’s art and its artists.
[Column] Farai Bayai Ncube: Bridging gender gaps in Africa’s creative sectors
13-03-2024 | 14:14:00
The Creative DNA programme, initially successful in Kenya with three completed cohorts, has expanded to Ethiopia, Senegal, and Uganda, and plans to launch in more sub-Saharan African countries.
IATA partners with Smart Freight Centre on carbon emission calculations
13-03-2024 | 14:08:18
The two organizations will focus efforts on developing the cargo component of IATA’s CO2 Connect offering, which successfully launched its passenger version in 2022.
DP World launches global freight forwarding network 
12-03-2024 | 12:33:50
In response to increasing disruptions to global trade – from climate change, geopolitics and macroeconomic challenges – DP World has embarked on a bold initiative to bolster its commitment to its customers.
IBM commits $45 million towards resilient cities
07-03-2024 | 14:21:53
IBM also announced that it would increase investment in the pro-bono social impact program by 50%.
Global HR company Deel to acquire African payroll firm PaySpace
05-03-2024 | 14:18:26
Global HR company Deel has announced that it is acquiring African-based payroll and HR solution company PaySpace for an undisclosed amount. It is one of Deel’s largest acquisitions to date.
Aviation experts push for a Model Bilateral Air Services Agreement
01-03-2024 | 14:56:41
Aviation officials from the Eastern Africa-Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region are making steady progress in reviewing and having a model Bilateral Air Services Agreement (BASA) that conforms with the provisions of the Yamoussoukro Decision of 1999.
IATA and The Weather Company to provide enhanced turbulence-related weather data to airlines
01-03-2024 | 12:28:58
With this enhancement, participating airlines will soon be able to access Eddy Dissipation Rate (EDR) turbulence data directly through Fusion and Pilotbrief tools by The Weather Company.
Lilium Group and Didier Drogba Foundation are now co-owners of Team Drogba in the E1 World Championship
29-02-2024 | 06:20:57
Lilium Group, the parent company of Vista Group the African financial services group, and the Didier Drogba Foundation announce that they are co-owners of Team Drogba in the E1 World Championship.
DFC reaffirms commitment to scaling investment in African infrastructure and critical minerals
28-02-2024 | 20:36:40
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) Nisha Biswal traveled to South Africa and Zambia as part of the largest U.S. government delegation to Mining Indaba and the first Lobito Corridor Investors Forum and to deepen DFC’s investments on the continent.
TradeMark Africa partners with global organizations to boost international trade
28-02-2024 | 15:00:00
With TMA funding of $4 million, IOTA developed TLIP, a system built on the distributed ledger technology providing a transparent and secure electronic exchange of trade information in international supply chains.
Uber is the world's most valuable mobility brand, study
27-02-2024 | 10:12:00
Uber remains the world's most valuable mobility brand, with a 28% increase in brand value to $29.7 billion, according to the latest report by Brand Finance, the global brand valuation consultancy.
African healthtech shows resilience with mere 2% decline in funding while broader tech ecosystem plunges in 2023, report
22-02-2024 | 14:21:00
Healthcare consulting firm Salient Advisory has launched its latest Intelligence Report, presenting findings on funding activity, covering grant, equity, and debt investments for African healthtech startups in 2023
Digital commerce in Africa to expand 25% per year by 2026, report
19-02-2024 | 07:28:00
Africa has emerged as a frontier for the new online consumer class, representing an estimated 10 million new consumers in 2024 and trailing only Asia as a region. This is according to the new annual Beyond Borders digital payments and commerce report by EBANX
TradeMark Africa receives $63 million from Netherlands to advance sustainable trade
15-02-2024 | 14:14:00
This strategic investment will fuel TradeMark Africa’s Strategy 3, covering the period till 2030, aimed at driving green, sustainable economic growth, fostering innovative trade practices, and promoting inclusive trade across Africa.

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