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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.
Radisson Hotel to introduce its eighth hotel in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia
10-08-2023 | 15:34:00
Radisson Hotel Group is expanding its presence in Morocco with the opening of Radisson Blu Residences, Saidia, its eighth hotel in the country. Nestled in the heart of one of the most popular seaside destinations in northern Morocco, the new hotel bolsters the Group’s portfolio to three hotels in Saidia.
[South Africa] Premier Group returns to the JSE after 18 years as an unlisted company
29-03-2023 | 12:22:10
Shares in Premier Group Limited have began trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), giving investors exposure to a major South African food and consumer packaged goods (CPG) business.
Food tech company GrubMarket expands into Egypt
28-03-2023 | 09:32:32
These developments represent GrubMarket's underlying commitment to building a robust, global supply chain for high-quality, fresh produce.
Visit Rwanda signed a new deal
27-03-2023 | 13:53:30
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB), through the Visit Rwanda campaign signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Veteran Clubs World Championship where Rwanda will host the next three editions of the football tournament.
KFC appoints Akhona Qengqe General Manager for Africa
17-03-2023 | 08:35:40
Akhona’s experience, spans across multiple industries including petroleum, property, marketing, operations and convenience retail. She has also served as the Chairperson of the Board of the Franchise Association of South Africa.
[ChatGPT Biography] Aliko Dangote, Founder of Dangote Group
14-03-2023 | 14:56:57
Artificial Intelligence is taking the world by storm. As an experiment, Africa Business Communities is publishing a series of 100 biographies of the most successful entrepreneurs in Africa. We only ask the questions and let ChatGPT write. We publish the results unedited - just to learn and see what Artificial Intelligence can bring us in its rapid development.
[Column] Givemore T. Chiwanza: How has the Russia-Ukraine crisis affected Africa?
14-03-2023 | 14:56:52
This Ukraine crisis escalated on 24 February 2022 and has tremendously impacted the global socio-economic terrain. The situation has and will continue to affect the African continent's financial system and food and energy security.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Deepening diaspora remittances, driving regional investment
14-03-2023 | 14:56:43
In a first of its kind move, The East African Community (EAC) has announced setting up a Diaspora desk that will focus on facilitating East Africans living in the diaspora to invest and trade in the region.
[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: Cushioning food systems from shocks
14-03-2023 | 14:56:37
This week, thousands of delegates across the continent and beyond are gathered in Kigali, Rwanda for the African Green Revolution Forum, AGRF, an annual event bringing governments and partners together around food security and making safe, nutritious foods produced in a sustainable way available to all Africans.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Government, Industries move to expand women enterprise
14-03-2023 | 14:56:16
With plunging profits in its prized sector, oil and gas, and an ever-climbing inflation, Nigeria is increasingly turning to what most of the world has been blind to – the potential of women in business.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Telcos break new ground, digital loans gain momentum
14-03-2023 | 14:56:05
Instant loans, sometimes called digital loans, are gaining speed in the country and the telecom sector took some giant steps forward this week.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Persistent shortages and inflation call for new measures
14-03-2023 | 14:56:04
Africa has in the past decade positioned itself as a knowledge economy, with one of the most robust startup ecosystems in the world.
[Interview] Janusz Luterek, Partner, Hahn & Hahn Attorneys, South Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:56:02
Janusz Luterek, a partner at South Africa-based law firm Hahn & Hahn Attorneys will be speaking at the Future Foods Conference on the legal impediments to launching novel foodstuffs in South Africa. 
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Domestic savings, capital formation meet infrastructure demands
14-03-2023 | 14:55:59
The Federal Government is taking huge strides to strengthen the infrastructure and agriculture industries in Nigeria.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Government, Central Bank turn focus to the startup movement
14-03-2023 | 14:55:53
There’s an ongoing comparison in Nigeria's status quo that is causing some rift – the national statistics and reports are showing a promising and stable economy, but the situation on-ground reflects a different reality.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: 5G becomes national security policy, industries seek sustainability in technology
14-03-2023 | 14:55:51
The one thing the current global pandemic has unilaterally effected in all nations is a rearrangement of priorities, both for people and for governments. Survival elements – food and healthcare – have taken lead position.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Come dry season, food production and supply chain gain emphasis
14-03-2023 | 14:55:43
As we have established time and again, fertile lands and an able, skilled workforce are a vital combination for a thriving agricultural sector.
[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Q3 stats show industries thriving, strong investor confidence
14-03-2023 | 14:55:38
Nigeria earns every week its place as Africa’s largest economy. While subject to the typical ups and downs any market is expected to have, its mere size guarantees a general continuity of business operations even in the face of a spiraling inflation trend.
[Column] Victoria Epelle: The retail value chain and its ongoing counterfeit battle
14-03-2023 | 14:55:26
Counterfeit products have a presence across major industries in Nigeria. The impact of having these counterfeit products for manufacturers range from dwindling sales and failed customer loyalty schemes.
[Column] Quinton Swart: Why boxed water is better? Thinking inside of the box when it comes to packaging water
14-03-2023 | 14:55:19
Packaged water in South Africa is a growing market, commonly bottled in polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic. While this material is recyclable, more than half of plastic waste is not recovered, most of it ending up in landfill or in waterways.
Most commodity prices to drop in 2020 as COVID-19 depresses demand, disrupts supply, World Bank
14-03-2023 | 14:54:45
The global economic shock of the COVID-19 pandemic has driven most commodity prices down and is expected to result in substantially lower prices over 2020, the World Bank said in its April Commodity Markets Outlook.
Economic impact of COVID-19 on African cities likely to be acute through a sharp decline in productivity, jobs and revenues, ECA
14-03-2023 | 14:54:43
As part of its analysis to inform COVID-19 policy responses, the ECA is calling for adequate consideration of the vulnerability of city economies.
[Column] Michael Arum: Sugar industry faces exacerbated decline and extinction on proposed regulations in Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:54:12
Kenya’s sugar industry has many natural advantages, almost all of which have been undermined by policy and public mismanagement that has seen its productivity slump.
[Column] Ben Leo: Uncovering high-potential retail sites in Zambia
14-03-2023 | 14:53:37
With its open trade environment, loosening tax policies, and development plan that encourages investment, Zambia has become an enticing market for business, especially over the past five years.
[Kenya Business Week] Breathing new life into SMEs
14-03-2023 | 14:53:28
Small and medium sized businesses in Kenya represents 75 per cent of the country's workforce, constitute 98 percent of all businesses in Kenya and contribute 3 percent to the national purse.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
14-03-2023 | 14:53:24
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
[Column] Byron Mudhune: Looming danger in Africa’s food imports
14-03-2023 | 14:53:08
Addressing Africa’s food import and consumption has suffered from extreme mood swings with the pendulum moving from episodes of pessimism to euphoria.
[Startup Interview] David Mbuta, CEO, Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services, Zambia
14-03-2023 | 14:52:18
David Mbuta is the founder of Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services Ltd, a Zambian startup that is riding on a burgeoning working class conscious about their health and looking for convenience.
[Startup Interview] Olalekan Akinseye, CEO, HFC Clothing Ventures, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:52:12
Olalekan Akinseye runs a clothing brand in Nigeria that is tapping the evolving nature of fashion and the apparel industry to champion the war on cancer.
[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away
14-03-2023 | 14:51:49
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average, with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers being the biggest headache.
Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings
14-03-2023 | 14:51:49
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.
[Interview] Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, CEO, Bidco Africa
14-03-2023 | 14:51:46
Thiagarajan Ramamurthy, TRM, is a name synonymous with strategy and tact. He has been a formidable juggernaut in retail and manufacturing industries across Africa.
[Interview] Paul Langlois-Meurinne, CEO and Co Founder, Optimetriks, Kenya
14-03-2023 | 14:51:38
Paul Langlois-Meurinne is the co-founder and CEO of Optimetriks, a company that has developed an innovative data collection crowdsourcing platform to help Fast Moving Consumer Good companies and institutions monitor their distribution in Africa at outlet levels.
[Startup Interview] Hope Okoronkwo, Founder, L’insoumis Ghana Ltd
14-03-2023 | 14:51:36
Africa Business Communities interviews Hope Okoronkwo, the founder and CEO of L’insoumis Ghana Ltd. The startup has cut a niche in the menswear business targeting executives.
[Startup Interview] Nena Okeke, Founder, Tai-tas Insperasa, Nigeria
14-03-2023 | 14:51:34
Nena Okeke is synonymous with resilience and diversity. Having set up her startup in 2008, it took her six years to see it finally up and running.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: What does a declining retail sector spell out for our country?
14-03-2023 | 14:51:33
I am not certain that we, as a nation, have fully grasped the extent to which a declining retail sector can negatively impact our entire economy.
[Interview] Adwoa Hagan-Mensah, Founder, Eat Jollof, UK
14-03-2023 | 14:51:20
When the world thinks of fine-dining, African food is not often at the top of the list of cuisines to be considered, something which Ghana-born Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is working hard to change.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Pause and reflect on role of inputs in breaking hunger cycle
14-03-2023 | 14:51:15
On average Kenya imported around 500,000 metric tons of fertilizer each year to sate growing demand by farmers both large and small scale, emerging as the second largest fertilizer market in Africa after South Africa in overall tonnage.
Modern Poultry Industry is taking shape in Africa - Report
14-03-2023 | 14:50:56
Africa is ready to take its place on the world stage, as the poultry industry is evolving, from a national and regional basis to a more global platform, according to RaboResearch’s latest report ‘Time for Africa: Capturing the African Poultry Investment Opportunity’.
Radisson Hotel Group opens first Zambian resort near Victoria Falls
05-01-2023 | 11:35:00
Radisson Hotel Group to announce the opening of Radisson Blu Mosi-oa-Tunya Livingstone Resort, Zambia and is a key step towards its goal of reaching 150 hotels in operation and under development in Africa by 2025.
Big John beats Ya’hunga with Chicken Licken’s new ad
15-11-2022 | 08:53:25
Inspired by this, Chicken Licken wanted to tell a tale of just how legendary the burger is and how far someone would go to get their hands on one.
PepsiCo injects $40m investment to expand its Senselet snacks business in Ethiopia
01-11-2022 | 11:58:00
PepsiCo is finalizing an investment proposal of approximately $40 million, to expand its Senselet snacks business in Ethiopia, and is considering the possibility of further investments in the country to expand the company’s portfolio beyond snacks.
Radisson Group pose la première pierre d’un complexe hôtelier à Yaoundé
28-10-2022 | 10:54:00
Le groupe hôtelier international Radisson Blu a posé la première pierre de son complexe hôtelier à 56,5 millions $ à Yaoundé, la capitale du Cameroun.
AIIM-led consortium establishes $150m pan-African cold chain logistics platform to ensure food security
12-10-2022 | 11:04:00
To improve essential temperature-controlled logistics infrastructure in sub-Saharan Africa and ensure food security in the region, AIIM and its investment partners, have established a cold chain logistics platform, Commercial Cold Holdings (CCH).
Kenyan startup Ofelos targets health-conscious consumers with sugar free cookies
12-10-2022 | 10:14:00
Gerassimos Fourlanos, Founder, Ofelos Limited says, the cookies are targeted to consumers with diabetes or pre-diabetes, along with other medical conditions where blood sugar levels need to be monitored.
Uganda Bureau of Standards launches new laboratory to enhance quality standards
05-10-2022 | 08:20:42
The Mbale Laboratory is part of three regional laboratories that UNBS has set up outside of the capital in an effort to decentralise its services and make them more accessible to traders.
American convenience store Circle K expands to South Africa
28-09-2022 | 13:46:00
Alimentation Couche-Tard (Couche-Tard) a global player in convenience and mobility, and Millat Convenience (Millat), a subsidiary of the Millat Group, announced a Master License Agreement that will bring Circle K to South Africa.
KFC Africa partners with Serge Ibaka to empower youth through basketball
05-08-2022 | 08:32:00
KFC Africa, the most loved fast-food brand in 23 markets across the continent, is partnering with Serge Ibaka, of the Milwaukee Bucks, to enable and uplift the continent’s youth and communities, whilst growing grass-roots basketball.
Nestlé appoints Luke Gomes as Cluster Head for Greater Zambezi region
19-07-2022 | 11:42:00
Nestlé has appointed Luke Gomes as the new Cluster Head for the Greater Zambezi region, one of three clusters within Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).
Coca-Cola delays listing of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa as a publicly traded company
15-06-2022 | 09:54:00
The Coca-Cola Company announced it is delaying plans to list Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) as a publicly traded company.
Foberd va produire et commercialiser des produits de The Coca-Cola Company dans le pays
29-05-2022 | 21:53:54
La société Foberd, filiale gabonaise du Camerounais Fokou, va désormais produire et commercialiser des boissons gazeuses de The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC) dans le pays. Les produits concernés sont Coca-Cola, Fanta, Sprite et Schweppes.
NBA Africa et KFC Afrique annoncent la signature d’un partenariat de marketing
18-05-2022 | 07:59:00
NBA Africa et KFC Afrique ont annoncé la signature d’un partenariat de marketing prévoyant leur collaboration sur des actions promotionnelles destinées aux fans de basketball de huit pays du continent Africain.
NBA Africa and KFC Africa announce marketing partnership 
17-05-2022 | 12:52:00
NBA Africa and KFC Africa has announced a marketing partnership that will see NBA Africa and KFC Africa collaborate on a number of promotions and activations for basketball fans across eight countries on the continent
Carrefour launches gourmet store in Egypt
16-05-2022 | 10:08:42
Carrefour, owned and operated by Majid Al Futtaim in Egypt, has announced the opening of its first Gourmet store in the region.
Kenya to host region’s first trade facilitation summit
17-03-2022 | 09:58:00
Kenya is set to host the first trade facilitation summit in the East African region as the country seeks to increase international trade.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards directed to withdraw quality mark on energy drinks
17-03-2022 | 09:49:00
The Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry has directed Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to withdraw their distinctive marks on all the energy drinks which have violated standards.
GMG to open more than 100 stores in Egypt by 2026
11-01-2022 | 08:11:33
The company will introduce its portfolio of brands focused on personal well-being as part of its wider international expansion, outlined last October in a new corporate strategy promoting healthier and more active lifestyles through its offerings.
[Nigeria] Fan Milk Danone commissions new state-of-the-art product line
29-12-2021 | 10:37:19
Fan Milk, makers of ice cream brands Fan Ice and Go Slo, has unveiled its newly completed state-of-the-art frozen dairy product line in Ibadan, Oyo State.
GMG extends Nike partnership to Egypt
15-12-2021 | 07:27:56
The expansion of GMG’s Nike distribution contract in Egypt and Iraq marks a new chapter of growth for the 40-year long partnership between the two companies.
Burger King opens first outlet in Nigeria
01-12-2021 | 10:02:00
American multinational fast food chain Burger King has opened its first outlet in Nigeria in partnership with local firm Allied Food & Confectionary Services Limited.
Papa John’s International expands into Kenya and Uganda
24-11-2021 | 10:31:00
Papa John's International announced its expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with its newest franchise partner Kitchen Express LTD, a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group.
CP Kelco expands distribution relationship with Azelis in the EMEA region
03-11-2021 | 14:55:00
CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced it will expand its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Coca-Cola Beverages Africa and Genpact partner to drive competitive growth
04-08-2021 | 09:05:28
The partnership is aimed at streamlining CCBA’s operations, leveraging Genpact’s deep process expertise, combined with digital technology and analytics, to enable real-time business decision making.
Shoprite renews partnership with global Customer Data Science company dunnhumby
24-06-2021 | 08:47:51
As Shoprite continues to evolve their business to better serve customers, with the introduction of the Xtra Savings cards and their continued commitment to low prices and personalising the customer experience the retailer has chosen to renew their agreement with global Customer Data Science company dunnhumby.
Mastercard launches SME Dining Series to support small businesses in Nigeria
20-05-2021 | 15:57:56
The initiative calls on people who have an appreciation of local good food, to join Mastercard in supporting small businesses, local restaurants and community livelihoods in Abuja and Lagos.
AfricanCaterers launches online marketplace for customers to quickly hire African caterers
20-05-2021 | 14:20:00
AfricanCaterers.com announced the launch of the world's online marketplace for African catering service. Customers can use the AfricanCaterers.com marketplace to search and find the best African caterers near their local area.
Netherlands co-finances construction of logistics center in Angola
06-05-2021 | 11:41:21
The construction of a logistics center in Angola’s Benguela province will be co-financed by the Netherlands.
Domino's Pizza opens first store in Ghana
21-04-2021 | 08:17:00
Domino's Pizza Inc. one of the largest pizza companies in the world based on global retail sales, is continuing its global growth momentum, as the first Domino's store in Ghana is now open.
[Nigeria] Kwik Delivery officially launches its just-in-time delivery service in Abuja
15-03-2021 | 11:29:00
Kwik Delivery announces today that it officially made available its breakthrough, just-in time delivery service to businesses, government agencies and merchants in Abuja.
Kenya Breweries unveils premium flavoured gin
09-03-2021 | 14:09:02
Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) has launched a new gin in the Kenyan market, Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla. The introduction of Tanqueray Flor de Sevilla follows a successful revamp of the gin category by KBL.
Chr. Hansen Natural Colors appoints Barentz as distribution partner in South Africa and Zimbabwe
18-02-2021 | 15:03:24
Chr. Hansen Natural Colors, the global company dealing in colors from natural sources, has appointed Barentz as its strategic partner for the distribution of their natural color portfolio in South Africa and Zimbabwe.
LuLu Group launches new store in Egypt, its 200th store globally
11-02-2021 | 14:54:32
The 8,700 square-metre hypermarket is the third LuLu in Egypt, which is planning to expand further in the biggest market in the MENA region.
[Togo] After Lomé and Kara, Gozem expands services to third city
10-02-2021 | 11:11:00
It has been two years since Gozem started operations in Lomé. Recently, the uber-like company expanded its offer to Tsévié, a city located 35 km north of Lomé.
Global fisheries and aquaculture hard hit by COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports
04-02-2021 | 07:50:00
Global fisheries and aquaculture have been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and could face further disruption in 2021 as lockdowns affect supply and demand across the sector, according to a report by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa
02-12-2020 | 12:24:08
Informal retail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are set to receive a technological and operational boost for their businesses, thanks to Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank.
Jumia launches Kenya Food Index 2020
16-10-2020 | 08:17:43
According to the recently published Kenya Food Index 2020, Chicken is the most popular cuisine among online customers Kenya.
UK donates R50m to Solidarity Fund for projects supporting and promoting women in South Africa
24-09-2020 | 11:09:09
South Africa's Solidarity Fund received R50m grant from the government of the United Kingdom, aimed at extending ongoing efforts to counter the repercussions of COVID-19, focusing specifically on projects supporting and promoting women.
Nestlé appoints Joëlle Abega the first female factory Manager in Central and West Africa
16-09-2020 | 09:58:00
Nestlé Côte d’Ivoire’s Joëlle Abega-Oyouomi is one such example. She is the first-ever female factory manager in Nestlé Central and West Africa.
Nestlé appoints Mauricio Alarcon as CEO for Central and West Africa regions
01-09-2020 | 07:39:00
Nestlé has appointed Mauricio Alarcon as new Chief Executive Officer of Nestlé Central and West Africa Ltd, effective September 1, 2020.
Nigerian Breweries earns ₦151 billion revenue, ₦5.7 billion profit for first half of 2020
05-08-2020 | 09:22:00
Nigerian Breweries has announced a Revenue of ₦152 billion for the period under review and Profit After Tax (PAT) of ₦5.7 billion according to its unaudited and provisional results filed with The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Malawi's new economic analysis forecasts slow growth due to COVID-19, report
24-07-2020 | 10:11:00
Malawi’s three-year trajectory of increasing economic growth has been interrupted by the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, but the full extent of the pandemic’s negative impact is still uncertain as the crisis unfolds, says World Bank.
Kenyan consumers concerned about food prices, economy amid Covid-19, Nielsen Index
17-07-2020 | 12:25:00
Given the current global Covid-19 storm sweeping the world, Kenyan consumer confidence for quarter 2, 2020, was unsurprisingly down 11 points to 88 - a significant drop from what we have seen in the past for Kenya.
IFC invests €25 million in NSIA, helps finance businesses in Côte d’Ivoire
14-07-2020 | 08:53:00
IFC announced a €25 million, one-year senior loan to NSIA Banque Côte d’Ivoire (NSIA), allowing the bank to extend new trade-related or working capital loans to companies whose cash flows have been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Delmonte Kenya unveils holding facility to tame spread of coronavirus among employees
01-07-2020 | 10:21:22
Del Monte Kenya Limited has unveiled a six bed isolation room to be used in the event of employees exhibiting Corona virus symptoms before they are referred to the Government health facilities.
Kenya is losing Ksh.100 billion in revenue to counterfeit businesses, report
25-06-2020 | 11:31:00
The Anti-Counterfeit Authority released the findings of a National Baseline Survey on the extent of counterfeit and other forms of illicit trade in Kenya.
World Bank approves $100 million to support economic resilience in Sierra Leone
22-06-2020 | 16:04:00
The World Bank approved a $100 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the Government of Sierra Leone in promoting sustainable and inclusive growth and building economic resilience.
Nestle Kenya boosts Red Cross covid-19 response efforts with $170k donation
03-06-2020 | 12:45:00
Nestlé Kenya has donating KSh17.99million, approximately $170,000 in cash to boost the Kenya Red Cross Society efforts to respond to Covid-19 pandemic.
Sudan, WFP sign agreement on Sudan family support programme
01-06-2020 | 09:05:00
The Government of Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the government’s Family Support program that will provide Sudanese families direct cash transfers.
COVID-19 creates fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers, Nielsen
28-05-2020 | 09:44:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour.
Pespico appoints Tertius Carstens CEO of Sub Saharan Africa region
20-05-2020 | 15:21:00
Global food and beverage company, PepsiCo headquartered in New York has appointed Pioneer Foods boss Tertius Carstens as its sub-Saharan Africa chief executive to assume the position immediately.
Plans underway to assess the impact of data collection on Consumer Price Indices, COMESA
19-05-2020 | 11:24:00
The COMESA Secretariat has embarked on the assessment of the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data collection.
COVID-19 poses formidable threat for fragile states in Middle East, North Africa, IMF
15-05-2020 | 11:39:00
COVID-19 will trigger a sharp drop in household incomes in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries that are fragile and in conflict situations, such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia.
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, study
14-05-2020 | 15:33:00
The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest UNCTAD data published in a joint report by 36 international organizations.
COMESA Agency strikes-off 12 anti-competition trade agreements
11-05-2020 | 13:32:00
More than twelve trade agreements which have been operational in the Common Market for several years have been banned by the COMESA Competition Commission (CCC) for being anti-competition.
Oxfam, partners raise alarm over Somali remittance lifeline
30-04-2020 | 11:17:00
Oxfam International, together with over 100 NGOs, activists, and academics, raised an alarm regarding the plummeting Somali remittances amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Coca-Cola donates over Ksh 30 million towards Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya
30-04-2020 | 09:15:00
The Coca-Cola Foundation, the Coca-Cola Franchise in Kenya and its bottling partner Coca-Cola Beverages Africa have contributed over Kshs 30 million worth of support in Covid-19 sensitization and relief in Kenya.
Mauritius to set up technical team to review local industrial sector
29-04-2020 | 12:43:00
Mauritius will set up a technical team to conduct a review of the industrial sector in the country, as well as propose recommendations for the consolidation of the local industry.
COVID-19 drives Sub-Saharan Africa towards first recession in 25 years, World Bank
09-04-2020 | 08:56:00
Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has been significantly impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and is forecast to fall sharply from 2.4% in 2019 to -2.1 to -5.1% in 2020, the first recession in the region over the past 25 years, according to the World Bank.
[Nigeria] HUMBL and One Kiosk team up on Africa home delivery network
06-04-2020 | 12:05:00
HUMBL® and One Kiosk® will be teaming up to pilot the HUMBL Mobile Pay, HUMBL Point-of-Sale (POS) and HUMBL Hubs® delivery network.

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