An article by Forbes indicates that family-owned businesses control a significant portion of the African economy.
President Macky Sall opened the Oil & Gas Council's 4th MSGBC Basin Summit & Exhibition in Dakar on Wednesday.
Even as the global business landscape shift and a growing number of millennium candidates enter the workforce organizations have not put in place measures train employees.
Players in the Training, Learning and Development industry are set to meet in Nairobi Kenya for the Annual Training Evaluation Compendium in Africa, ATECA, conference, the first of its kind in the region.
Standard Chartered Bank injected KShs 6.3 billion in direct and indirect lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in 9 months to September 2019
Training management firms like Edify Learning Forum Africa, ELFA, have been at the forefront of designing, managing and redefining organizational learning processes in Africa over the years.
Major obstacles facing the continent include the structural challenges required to develop Africa’s digital ecosystem. This and other topics will be discussed at AfricaCom, 12 – 14 November in Cape Town, South Africa.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced that a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a franchise agreement with ALDAU Development group for a Hyatt-branded hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
The Spotlight Nigeria Business and Investment forum is attended by Businesses and Investors from France and other European countries
Teamsters Union is warning South African institutional investors regarding the many risks facing investments in one of the world's largest transportation and warehousing companies, XPO Logistics.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced a loan to Protea Hotels Zambia, a subsidiary of conglomerate Union Gold Zambia, to build and operate a hotel and conference center in the outskirts of Lusaka.
Pan African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, is hosting the “first of its kind” cloud conference in Mauritius.
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
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has launched the first edition of its Innovation Challenge at the 2019 Transform Africa Summit holding in Kigali.
A South African delegation from the steel and fabrication, engineering and services, electro technical and services, and oil and gas sectors are set to showcase their capabilities at the Offshore Technology Conference in the USA.
ECOWAS has moved to promote the free movement of people and curb the menace of Trafficking in Persons through sensitization of community citizens on the ECOWAS National Biometric Identity card.
The inaugural Telecoms, Electronics, Mobile and Systems, Africa ICT expo and conference billed as East Africa’s largest ICT showcase, is scheduled to run from 24th to 26th April 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.
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has made the case for factoring as a viable and sustainable solution to address the challenge of access to financing.
The United Nations Department of Economics and Social Affairs, UINDP and the Economic Commission for Africa have held a workshop aimed at enhancing Ethiopia’s policy coherence for SDGs.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has lauded the just concluded Nairobi conference as one that generated the right momentum for harnessing the enormous economic potential of the blue economy.
The African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) is set to host its 49th Plenary Session of the Biannual Research Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya.
Delegates attending the eighth Africities Summit in Marrakesh Morocco have rallied behind Africa’s sustainable agenda.
The Forum of African Regions has been launched to foster exchange and sharing of experiences between the presidents of the Africa.
The largest pan-African congregation of cities and local governments, the 8th Africities Summit, has opened in Marrakesh Morocco under the theme ‘the transition to sustainable cities and territories.
The UCT Graduate School of Business is partnering with the World Economic Forum to bring the Young Global Leaders conference to Cape Town.
Digital technology will have a critical part to play in boosting Djibouti’s socio-economic development.
Amref Health Africa and UNICEF held a parallel session on strengthening community platforms for Primary Health Care (PHC), during the 2nd International Conference on Maternal, New-born and Child Health in Africa, convened by the African Union Commission.
About 70 stakeholders comprising executives and planning experts, statistics executives and experts, members of the civil society and representatives from the private sector will converge in Yaounde to review and validate two ECA studies on accountability and statistics in development planning in Cameroon.
Cybercrime has dominated South Africa’s news headlines throughout the course of 2018, as one high-profile attack follows another on an almost monthly basis
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 East African Community (EAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have reaffirmed their commitment in creating more job opportunities for East African youth in the agriculture sector.
Stakeholders in the Kingdom of Eswatini have welcomed the introduction of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) project following a two-day workshop conducted by COMESA.
As Internet access continues to grow in Africa, with over 450 million people now connected to the Internet, more than 60 percent of the population still remains offline.
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, COMESA, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, the East African Community and the Indian Ocean Commission with support from the EUhave resolved to step up their efforts to ensure that piracy does not resurge.
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has moved to validate its regional strategy for the popularization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in West Africa.
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC, you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
The Executive Secretary of UN Economic Commission for Africa, (ECA) Vera Songwe has said that combating bribery, money laundering and tax evasion should be a priority if Africa has to finance its transition to middle income status.
The upcoming third edition of the Nigeria Mining Week in Abuja from 15-17 October 2018 will provide access to all the practical knowledge, valuable connections, decision makers for would-be and established mining companies.
The African countries should develop manufacturing capabilities in pharmaceuticals and reduce the level of import of equipment and medicines in order to conserve foreign exchange.
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.
Enabling higher levels of financial inclusion across Africa means banks and payments companies must drive solutions allowing small and informal merchants to accept digital payments at lower cost.
Africa Green Revolution Forum pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners
The quick passage of a law on factoring in Nigeria is a crucial step in facilitating the ease of doing business and procuring the trust of investors in the country, guests heard recently during a public hearing held at the National Assembly in Abuja.
Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
The Africa Panel session at ITW challenged African policymakers to proffer incentives to encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure of scale to support the rollout of much-needed infrastructure to rural areas.
The planning process of long-term development in any country would be on a shaky foundation if the data and statistics are not readily available and are of poor quality.
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.
The Economic Commission for Africa,ECA, has launched a new generation of reports focusing on African countries’ progress on structural transformation
Salissou developed a mobile phone application called 'Saro App' that allows people to alert emergency services and inform them of the itinerary to take to reach the location.
The African Union Commission through its Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture is exploring ways of implementing successful agribusiness Public Private Partnerships to catalyse investments in agribusiness development on the continent.
President Kagama cited an example of the telecommunications sector which he said could reduce costs and improve efficiency through integration.
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
8.2 million trees were cut down for charcoal in Somalia between 2011 and 2017, increasing land degradation and food insecurity. Illegal trade in charcoal acts as a major source of funding for militias and terrorist groups such as Al Shabaab, who illegally tax exports.
Digital transformation of service economy can drive growth across Africa and Middle East, World Bank
Investment into digital transformation in major cities of the North Africa and Middle East regions can unlock huge potential for the service economy to drive growth and job creation across the region, according to the World Bank.
Former African Heads of State will gather from April 24-26, 2018 at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts ahead of Africa Month celebrations in May.
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The African Development Bank and its East and North African Governors have stressed the need for urgent measures to match the continent’s growing population and youth unemployment.
African countries should take make use of factoring in order to take advantage of the opportunities for expanding the continent’s regional value chains, participants at a regional factoring conference held in Dakar have heard.
Ministers in charge of environment and natural resources management in East Africa have endorsed a cooperation partnership between the East African Community Secretariat and ECA’s African Land Policy Centre.
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Africa working tirelessly to create conducive environment for foreign investments, continent presidents affirm
Africa is working tirelessly to get policy and legislative conditions right to ease the business environment and attract more foreign direct investment, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has said.
As the largest producer in West Africa, Nigeria is quickly becoming a hotspot for well intervention activity
Cross-border trade between nations in the Great Lakes region is crucial to sustaining peace and security in central Africa, UNCTAD Deputy Secretary-General Isabelle Durant has said.
African energy and infrastructure conglomerate, Sahara Group will make a strong case for collaborative efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through more access to power in Africa.
As Egypt embarks on a massive infrastructure expansion drive to stabilise and expand its economy, underground and deep foundations works represent an essential element of preparation
The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so
For the past year, a debate has raged over the role and impact of the CFA franc in West Africa. Supporters of the controversial exchange rate arrangement argue that the peg to the Euro has delivered a credible and stable currency while keeping inflation low.
Ethiopia extends E-Visa service to Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) participants
Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines Group has launched E-Visa service for African and international participants of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions to be held in Ethiopia.
Eleven years since the establishment of the Land Policy Initiative, a ceremony was held in the presence of African Ministers and experts that launched the African Land Policy Centre (ALPC).
African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events.
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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:
Africa 4.0: Creating, Capturing and Capitalizing on Opportunities for Growth
A strong infrastructure base is critical for Africa’s economic transformation, Economic Commission for Africa’s Sylvian Boko has said.
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke has said.
Building strategic partnerships for the development of the region’s road industry
Governments across East Africa are set to change transportation and trade development by investing in the expansion and rehabilitation of existing roads, the creation of new road links between key cities and cross-border connections
A strategic meeting on banking innovation taking place from 29-30 June at the Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
West African region, much like their easterly neighbours, is experiencing a surge in port development projects which will greatly expand, modernise and link shipping infrastructure across the region over the course of the next five years.
There is a growing desire to digitise African contact centres in order to make them as competitive, cost-efficient and customer-centric as possible. These emerging centres are being designed to exceed the expectations of an increasingly digital African population
As more and more African companies start to embrace the concept of shared services, heads of Finance, Human Resources, ICT and more gather in Nairobi to learn best practices for implementation.
Whether you are already using drones or are looking to use drones, make certain you know about the updated KCAA regulations, as well as the different applications for drones that can help your company reduce costs, save time, and possibly even save lives.