A game-changing event took place in 2018 that breathed new life into old land: the first cohort of the Land Accelerator brought together entrepreneurs from seven countries across Africa. The magic will happen again from September 7-12, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya
Bank of Mauritius wins Best Financial Services Institution, MEA Markets African Business Excellence Award, 2019
The UK-based Middle East and Africa (MEA) Markets Magazine has conferred upon the Bank of Mauritius its African Business Excellence Award as ‘Best Financial Services Institution 2019 Mauritius’.
Chief Executive Officer of the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC)- Yofi Grant, says his outfit is seeking to use the China Trade Week to attract more investments to Ghana.
The International Business Magazine has conferred upon the Bank of Mauritius its Award for ‘Best Central Bank for Corporate Governance Indian Ocean 2019’.
Mastercard has been recognised as South Africa’s top employer brand in the financial services sector at the recent South Africa Best Employer Brand Awards 2019.
The China-Africa Enterprises Convention, which will be held from June 8 to 12, 2019 in Shanghai, China, is an opportunity for African companies to trade and establish strategic partnerships with Chinese companies, to learn from Chinese companies experience and find investment opportunities with Chinese and African investors.
James Maina is a Kenyan social entrepreneur using his passion to transform and impact communities across the country. He exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities about social enterprising, as he narrates his business story.
Frost & Sullivan has co-organized with Moroccan Pharmaceutical Industry Association, AMIP, to host its very first Healthcare Meeting.
Zimbabwe’s Transport and Infrastructural Development and Transport Minister has urged the Africa continent to focus on infrastructure development, to ensure it was competitive enough to make a difference.
A transformative African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) requires the full inclusion and participation of the continent’s women.
With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 - double the African average - East Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, accompanied by rapid social improvements
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.
AfricaCom is Africa’s largest tech, media and telcos annual festival where digital Africa interacts, learns, debates and ultimately make deals.
Vumatel and Tsebo, two companies funded by Vantage Capital, were recognized as the best medium-size and large-size private equity-backed South African growth champions respectively.
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum.
The ECA Office for North Africa has launched the first Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries.
Greater economic integration through increased investment flows into Africa
South Africa has won the top global award at the United Nations Investment Promotion Awards for its excellence in boosting investment sectors that have social and economic benefits and help countries meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Africa’s leading private sector institutions and corporates have established a Pan-African Private Sector Trade and Investment Committee to serve as an advocacy platform to support the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a group of filmmakers to Los Angeles in the United States of America to attend the popular American Film Market (AFM) from 30 October – 7 November 2018.
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, CCDA – VII, kicked off in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday attracting over 700 delegates with institutions pledging to continue working together to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient.
The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and COMESA Regional Investment Agency have confirmed dates for the Africa 2018, a high-level forum offering participants an unparalleled platform for promoting trade and investment within the continent.
Africa will not successfully implement the sustainable development agenda and it’s 50-year development plan, Agenda 2063, if urgent climate actions are not taken now.
Market access and penetration of established sectors of the economy still poses a challenge for most Black Industrialists trying expand their products and services locally and internationally.
United Cities and Local Governments of Africa in collaboration with UN Habitat, UNODC and UNESCO will host the inaugural Youth Forum at the 8th Africities Summit which will take place from November 20-24, 2018 in Marrakesh, Morocco.
The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the untapped potentials of the continent’s blue economy are fully realized.
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) scooped the first prize award in the Regional/International and Diplomatic Missions Category at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair.
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Government of Chad are convening government representatives and experts in various development fields from across Central Africa and around the world, to debate and propose a harmonized strategy of unlocking finances for industrializing the economies of Central Africa.
East meets Africa in a thrilling fashion and cultural fusion at African Fashion International (AFI) Joburg Fashion Week 2018.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has launched the 2019 Year of Energy initiative, shining a light on new and innovative petroleum projects in the country.
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
For the 10th anniversary of gamescom, during the largest European game convention, several African game developers will participate in devcom, the interdependent game developer conference.
Come and do business with 150 African agri-entrepreneurs in The Hague
Africa Business Communities will be coming to Kenya. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network
Africa Business Communities will be coming to Uganda. This is an excellent opportunity to meet and network!
Siemens provides a comprehensive portfolio of products, solutions, and services to help build and operate microgrids of any size
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it
Access to digital technologies enable girls and young women to benefit from increased employment and business opportunities
The program that is co-designed by African people to create solutions can then be adapted to match local service needs has been implemented by 14 partners all over Africa and EU, in Uganda, it will be implemented by both Hive Colab and Women in Technology in Uganda
The Association of African Exhibition Organisers has signed a strategic agreement with its Italian counterpart, the Italian Exhibition and Trade Fair Association, to support bilateral growth and collaboration.
Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development
Bako Ambianda is the Founder, Chairman, & CEO of Labacorp Group, a diversified portfolio of businesses and strategic investments in key economic sectors spanning manufacturing, construction, power, agribusiness, real estate, and exhibition - amongst which is the GAA Exhibitions & Conferences.
His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister (Petroleum), Ghana, and Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will participate in on stage interviews at the Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition on 9 – 10 May in Accra, Ghana.
Download exclusive commentaries, eBooks, interviews and viewpoints on the issues that matter to the Africa bitumen, LPG, road maintenance and construction industries
[Nigeria] Heineken unveils its first Africa inspired fashion collection co-created with African designers
In collaboration with Africa’s emerging design talent, Lulu Mutuli and Azra Walji, global beer brand, Heineken® has launched its first-ever African fashion collection.
In this webinar, Mondelēz International and its Cocoa Life partners will share their experiences with addressing deforestation and helping cocoa farmers become more resilient against the effects of climate change though cross-sector collaboration.
African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events.
Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals.
Hans Balmaekers is Director of the upcoming Intrapreneurship Conference taking place in Cape Town South Africa on October 13. Africa Business Communities interviews him about the event:
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.
Harvard University will host the first Harvard Africa Alumni Action Forum (HAAAF) in Accra, Ghana on 24 – 26 August 2017 where global thought leaders will gather to address the challenges, successes and discuss the way forward for Africa.
Five young Kenyans will be among 50 global finalists in the inaugural Future Leaders Connect, an initiative of the British Council that seeks to create a pool of outstanding policy leaders who can create positive differences in their home countries.
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has launched Event Tickets inside Discover with partner, Ariiyatickets.
More than 20 awards were presented have been recognized during the first edition of the ECOWAS Quality Award, to companies, personalities and institutions, for their contribution to the promotion of quality in West Africa.
Rwanda has recommended the G20 for Compact with Africa, an initiative that supports reliable financial framework in order to increase investment opportunities.
A delegation from the Government of Chile and the Chilean private sector is set to share successful experiences and best practices in mining with African countries.
President Ali Bongo Ondimba announced on Monday, in a speech delivered at the United Nations headquarters, that his government has created a network of 20 marine protected areas in Gabon.
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is inviting photographers across Africa to take part in the Africa 2017 Photo Competition.
International Finance Corporation has collaborated with the Senegalese Institute of Administrators (ISA), to host the Administrator’s Forum, with a focus on the sustainability of family-owned businesses.
As president of the Africa Business Portal I would like to invite you to our next webinar Smart Agriculture: African Agriculture in the 21st Century.
[Nigeria] Infrastructure summit calls for bolder action from private sector to reduce Africa's infrastructure deficit
Africa's premier infrastructure summit has opened in Abuja, Nigeria. Andrew Alli, President and CEO of AFC, said: "In 2014 we held our inaugural African infrastructure summit, bringing together our expertise, knowledge and experience in infrastructure financing.
The Economic Commission for Africa’s Sub-Regional Office for West Africa and the National Assembly of Niger have established a partnership framework to organize a Forum on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) region.
More than 80 lawyers, international arbitration practitioners and government officials gathered in Abidjan in a lively exchange on the future of investment arbitration in Africa.
[South Africa] African and global business leaders in IGD Frontier 100 Forum on job creation and inclusive growth
Accelerating private sector action to create jobs in key sectors to promote business growth and absorb the millions of African young people entering the workforce in Africa topped the agenda of the Initiative for Global Development's Frontier 100 Forum, held in Durban, South Africa.
Governments and investors meet to discuss Africa FDI flows in the wake of global economic uncertainty
At a Roundtable event in Nairobi, Ministers from across Africa sat together with investors and the private sector to determine how best to tackle the investment and credit risk hurdles in order to make African risks bankable.
Over 5,000 flower growers, breeders and buyers are set to congregate in Nairobi next month for the annual International Flower Trade Expo, now in its sixth year.
The Helix Institute of Digital Finance has launched new courses in addition to its flagship offering the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA).
African leaders must build a new more 'human economy' to tackle inequality and poverty, Oxfam has said ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa. The meeting will bring political and business leaders together from across the continent to discuss how to achieve inclusive growth.
Over 500 high-level delegates from Morocco and Rwanda gathered in Rwanda for the African Business Connect 2017 which has seen the signing of key agreements including between the National Federation of Electricity and Renewable energy and private developers within the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.
Leaders from Africa's biggest telecom investment companies including MTN, Orange, Helios Towers, American Tower, Eaton Towers, Google, Microsoft, Liquid Telecom and SEACOM are meeting with investment bankers,
Seed sector professionals have said that businesses selling improved varieties and high quality cassava stems for cultivation could help African farmers significantly raise their productivity.
[Free Webinar] Interested in how to attract U.S. funding? Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects
As president of the Africa Business Portal I would like to invite you to our next webinar, Unlocking U.S. Funding for African Projects.
This event will be a unique opportunity to network with and learn from 150 like-minded entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals who all share a common interest in doing business on the African continent.
Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency
[Kenya] Capital Markets Authority targets listing 40 companies in the Growth Enterprise Market Segment by 2023
In its drive to increase listings on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE), in line with the objectives of the 10-year Capital Market Master Plan (2014-2023), the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has signed up 70 potential issuers for the Business Incubator and Accelerator on the Listing Experience event.
The Graça Machel Trust (GMT) announced today the launch a Pan-African initiative to 'Multiply the Faces and Amplify the Voices' of African women as a force for economic and social transformation.
Education Development Center (EDC) and The MasterCard Foundation are set to announce a $15M, five-year project that will help more than 30,000 Senegalese youth develop the skills they need to secure jobs or start a business.
Digital payment solutions provider, Mastercard has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the 6th Edition of the CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo The event is organised by Mobile Money Africa and is scheduled for 22 to 23 March, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria.
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action (SOBA), a private sector development programme to facilitate economic growth in Sierra Leone, recently launched Freetown Pitch Night, a monthly event that gives entrepreneurs a platform to practice their business pitches while connecting them with the mentors, advisers, and business experts they need to grow their businesses.
[Webinar] Africa Outlook 2017 with new President Corporate Council on Africa and President Cohen and Woods International
This discussion will focus on the most attractive opportunities for Africa trade and investment in 2017 and forces that may impact them.
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.
Meet researchers, executives, industry leaders, regulators, investors, and participants from ICT, energy, power & utility industries