British Airways and Royal Air Maroc have announced a new codeshare agreement which will open up new routes across Morocco including Casablanca and Agadir.
Workfront announces the appointment of James Murray as the Vice President and Managing Director of Workfront’s operations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The UK and international firms should see Africa as a place where they can make a profit, not just do charitable work, according to new research from Overseas Development Institute (ODI).
Union Bank of Nigeria has announced that it has entered a share sale and purchase agreement to divest its 100 per cent equity stake in Union Bank UK.
The United Kingdom has reaffirmed its commitment to Africa’s economic transformation.
Don Robert, Chairman of London Stock Exchange Group, welcomed the president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, to open markets for trading at London Stock Exchange on Wednesday 22 January.
The UK has invested millions in clean energy projects across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.
The International Trade Secretary announced at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided financing worth £620 million to support UK exports to Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda.
The UK’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups.
The UK is partnering with five African countries to mobilise private sector investment in quality, environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects, International Development Secretary Alok Sharma announces.
During the UK-Africa Investment Summit, the UK and Egypt announced an agreement to enhance economic cooperation between the two nations.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has rang the bell to kick off the trading of Kenya’s first green bond at the London Stock Exchange (LSE).
The UK is boosting support to female entrepreneurs in Africa, helping them overcome barriers to starting businesses and connecting them to global markets, announces the International Development Secretary Alok Sharma.
Billions of pounds of investment in Africa will be generated by the City of London under initiatives announced by International Development Secretary Alok Sharma today.
Standard Bank, Africa’s largest banking group by assets, is partnering with the UK Government to sponsor the inaugural UK-Africa Investment Summit, to be held in London on 20 January 2020.
Clarke Energy, a Liverpool engineering company is helping African businesses reduce carbon emissions thanks to innovative hybrid engines.
The International Development Secretary pledged new UK aid support to build the African cities of the future, so the continent can continue to thrive and reach its economic potential.
On the occasion of her first official visit outside Europe, the new President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced in Addis Ababa, a significant boost to the EU's cooperation with Ethiopia.
The European Commission (EU) announced two new programmes totalling €31 million to boost investment and create jobs in Kenya.
The European Union and COMESA signed 8.8 million Euros Contribution Agreement to increase private sector participation in sustainable regional and global value chains.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the competitiveness of small firms in Tunisia by increasing the availability of funds, with a €5 million loan to Compagnie Internationale de Leasing (CIL).
The European Commission has announced €50 million to help the most vulnerable people affected by the Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening its outreach in Morocco with the opening of a third office, in the city of Agadir, which will cover the regions of Souss-Massa and Marrakech-Safi.
Investec has acted as Nominated Adviser, Financial Adviser and Broker to ITM Power on its intention to raise at least £52 million through a strategic investment of £38.0 million at 40 pence per share by Linde UK Holdings.
Bank Al-Maghrib and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) organised a workshop on London Inter-bank Offered Rate (LIBOR) reform and the launch of a new money market benchmark in Morocco.
The British Embassy in Tunisia announced a UK/Tunisia Sustainable Tourism Charter launched in Hammamet, one of the most popular tourism resorts for British visitors to Tunisia.
Following a successful 18-month pilot, the BoE Stockbrokers will continue a programme of training and technical co-operation first agreed on 17 April 2018 with the SARB (South African Reserve Bank) until March 2022.
The British High Commissioner has encouraged the media fraternity in Malawi to apply for the Chevening Africa Media Freedom Fellowship.
[South Africa] Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry approves the SACUM-UK economic partnership agreement
The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has considered and approved the SACUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and it will now go to the National Assembly for ratification.
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Peter Estlin, has announced £10 million of UK Aid support towards the Catalyst Fund during a visit to Nairobi.
Standard Bank International Personal Banking (IPB), a division of Standard Bank Offshore Group (SBOG), triumphed in the 2019 International Investment Awards, walking away with the ‘Excellence in Private Banking’ award in London.
The UK International Development Minister visited Ghana to strengthen trade and investment ties ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2020.
Kenya Airways (KQ) has signed an agreement with train ticketing company, AccesRail, to provide its passengers with connectivity to different destinations in Europe through train transfers from 3 of its 5 European gateways.
The European Union (EU) is providing €9.5 million in humanitarian funding to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan to provide food and nutrition support.
Fugro’s Board of Management has appointed Erik-Jan Bijvank as Group Director for Europe and Africa, effective 1 January 2020.
Thousands of people will be safe from the threat of landmines in Zimbabwe, after the UK pledged its support for demining charity The HALO Trust.
During his visit to Senegal, the Member of the Commission in charge of International Cooperation and Development, Neven Mimica, signed cooperation programmes for a total of €27.5 million.
[South Africa] Global financial leaders launch digital platform to tackle international trade barriers, bolster business growth
Financial leaders from banks around the world convened in London to mark the official launch of the Trade Club Alliance.
The UK Secretary of State for International Development announced a new UK aid package that will help mobilise £500 million in private sector investment and create 50,000 jobs across Sub-Saharan Africa.
South Africa and the United Kingdom will showcase the activities of a joint research chairs programme under the UK-South Africa Newton Fund during a symposium to be held in Pretoria on Wednesday, 2 October.
Google for Startups UK has launched its first-ever Africa immersion cohort, a 12-week programme designed to bring the best of Google expertise and the London startup ecosystem to technology companies from Africa.
UK Government launches programmes supporting Kenyans with disabilities' access employment opportunities
The British High Commissioner to Kenya, Nic Hailey, has launched two UK funded programmes that will support persons with disabilities access employment opportunities.
Air Tanzania has received landing slots for the launch of flights to London's Gatwick Airport.
[South Africa] UK-SA Tech Hub, Future Females partnership delivers first 50 female tech entrepreneurs graduates
Earlier this year Future Females secured a partnership with the UK-SA Tech Hub, to support 50 South African, early-stage female tech entrepreneurs, to transform their ideas into businesses.
Elizabeth Eweka-Adeshina is the founder and CEO of IDHS, a Nigeria health startup.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries in Uganda (MAAIF) has partnered with M/S Alvan Blanch and Colas Ltd to improve post-harvest processing systems in Uganda.
The UK-funded Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland (ESRES) programme is giving more people across Somaliland access to affordable, clean and renewable energy.
The UK Foreign Office business delegation sign deals worth £82m in Nigeria and Ghana that will see up to 1600 new jobs created and agriculture transformed in Ghana.
Investment Minister Sahar Nasr discussed with UK Department for International Development Permanent Secretary Matthew Rycroft boosting economic cooperation.
Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, as announced completion and receipt of an investment of $180 million investment from CDC Group plc.
Global software and cloud portfolio management company, SoftwareONE, has launched UCSimple, a comprehensive Unified Communications (UC) managed service, in South Africa, UK.
In a more innocent age, Davos was a high-minded gathering for intellectuals trying to solve the world’s problems.
Ethiopian Airlines has inaugurated flights to Manchester, its second destination in the UK next to London.
The African Export-Import Bank and CDC Group have, in Casablanca Morocco, signed a $100-million master risk participation agreement to support Afreximbank’s Trade Facilitation Programme.
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76.
The African Development Bank and African Trade Insurance Agency have announced the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa.
The UK fund will include support for teacher training, through the ministry’s flagship education programme, and support children’s education in governorates across the country.
The High Court of England and Wales in London has continued the injunction prohibiting the Government of Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. from interfering with the management of the joint venture company.
Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, has launched its UK office.
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
UK Aid is set to invest £1.6 million of capital into Energise Africa to improve access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa and improve the lives of over 11 million people, while boosting UK business opportunities.
British Prime Minister Theresa May, has announced the entry of twenty new UK businesses in Kenya, a feat she termed as a clear demonstration of the confidence the British business community has in Kenya’s attractive investment environment.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Minister George Hollingbery led a 29-strong business delegation on their visit to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week to promote economic ties with Africa.
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) continued to play unusual games this week on the demands it has been making on their former client Ms Rose Shumi Miscowicz, months after she lost her Kiraraponi, Karen , Nairobi property to a new buyer she helped the bank to buy her house.
Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has announced a major new jobs creation and investment programme during a visit to Ghana.
UK based energy company TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola for the Zinia Phase 2 field development, located offshore Angola at a water depth between 800 and 1,000 meters.
Ghana becomes the first West African country to have a representative of the world’s oldest export credit agency, UK Export Finance stationed in-country.
Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets.
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured UK investors that Kenya’s business environment is stable and conducive for investment.
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB) to further expand money transfer in the region.
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB) to further expand money transfer in the region.
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
SimbaPay, a London based digital money transfer provider, has launched an Artificial Intelligence powered chatbot service which now makes International Money Transfer remittance possible with only an SMS.
[South Africa] Ashburton lists world government bond Exchange Traded Fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
The Ashburton World Government Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), becoming the exchange's first global bond ETF.
The British High Commissioner to Uganda, Peter West has announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Uganda.
UK’s £ 211million investment in phase two of TradeMark East Africa to grow exports, create jobs and reduce poverty in the region
Visiting UK Secretary for International Development, Penny Mordaunt has announced a new package of support to TradeMark East Africa for implementation of its Strategy2.
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.
A new medical joint venture between an Egyptian and a British company to launch a state-of the-art-facility to produce catheters is set to start at an investment of $4 million, the British embassy in Cairo announced on Thursday.
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.
A delegation from the London Stock Exchange Group has visited Cairo to support Egypt’s Stock Exchange development and connect Egyptian Government and companies to London markets.
Vodafone research reveals South African optimism over possible business outcomes from the Internet of Things
Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Air pollution is a significant contributor to respiratory and cardiovascular disease and is recognised as a major global health concern.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox in Pretoria.
British authorities have lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday.
BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa, with offices in Nairobi, Lagos, and London, has announced Greycroft as its lead investor in a follow-up to its Series A funding round.
The UK government has committed $540 million to help build a more secure and prosperous Tanzania over the next three years.
The cost of sending money to Kenya from the United Kingdom is cheapest in Africa, a report by DMA, a global payment consultancy firm has revealed.
The British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
AJW Group has signed an agreement with Aero Contractors, the Nigerian-based airline, to assist in the restructuring and upgrading of their MRO support services.
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of WS Atkins plc one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management.
Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with ONEm Communications, a London-based telco.
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought a pact to guarantee Kenyan exports accessed the UK market on a duty-free quota-free basis after the country exits from the European Union.
Rockhopper Exploration, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has announced the commencement of the 2017 drilling campaign on the Abu Sennan Concession in Egypt, in which the Company has a 22% working interest.
With economic expansion and a booming population, the demand for energy in Ghana is far higher than current capacity. Now a new report from engineering experts at Brunel University London and the University of Education, Winneba, could shape conversation on the cheapest and greenest energy solutions for the decades ahead.
Lloyd’s Register has signed an agreement with GOSCO to form a joint venture dedicated to providing well project management, well engineering and associated site survey, geotechnical and rig inspection services, in the territorial waters of Ghana.
For years Leillah Sekalala struggled to find a consistently good salon for her Afro hair and would often find that her social circle had the same problem.
Peter Kahihu is Executive Director of the Programs Execution at Balanced Scorecard Institute EMEA. He is a veteran in the field of strategy execution and author of four best selling books on Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, Government Performance Management and Public Sector Reforms.
Bas Vlugt, founder of Africa Business Communites, will be traveling to Africa coming April and May and this might be a great opportunity to meet.