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[Egypt] Shifting public funds from infrastructure to investing in people - World Bank report
13-12-2018 | 08:33:00
Egypt has an opportunity to capitalize on current reforms by enabling more private investment in infrastructure and freeing up public funds for investments in people’s education, health and social protection.
Rosewood sale and global Wildlife Convention fuels forest crimes in Guinea-Bissau, report
12-12-2018 | 06:21:07
A new report by EIA documents how the sale of 180,000 rosewood logs in Guinea-Bissau is fueled by high-level corruption, encourages illegal logging, and threatens local communities.
US-China rivalry in Africa set to sharpen in 2019, Control Risks says
11-12-2018 | 09:37:00
Early signs suggest that the US-China rivalry will find its way to the African continent in 2019.
Kenyan private sector completes one year of growth, Stanbic Bank report
11-12-2018 | 09:32:00
According to a report released by Stanbic Kenya PMI, operating conditions in Kenya’s private sector economy improved solidly in November, although the rates of growth in output and new orders were marginally below those seen in October.
North Africa mobile phone market sees strong growth as demand for feature phones surges, IDC
10-12-2018 | 08:26:00
The North Africa mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in the third quarter of 2018.
Policy reforms to lift Nigeria's digital economy, GSMA report
06-12-2018 | 09:29:00
Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration.
[Column] Ben Leo: Uncovering high-potential retail sites in Zambia
05-12-2018 | 09:32:07
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.
Middle East,Turkey and Africa personal computing devices market to decline to lowest levels since 2009, study
04-12-2018 | 13:41:00
The Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, will slump to its lowest levels in a decade next year.
Kenyan manufacturing at risk if government, firms do not prepare for digital future, report
04-12-2018 | 11:48:00
Kenyan manufacturing risks further de-industrialization if the government and firms do not adapt to new digital technologies.
[South Africa] Johannesburg remains Africa’s most popular city, Mastercard Index
04-12-2018 | 09:02:00
Johannesburg has emerged as the most popular destination city in Africa for the fifth consecutive year, according to the annual Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index.
Experts weigh in on new strategy for financing Africa's infrastructure
04-12-2018 | 06:19:12
A draft report by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) titled, “Attracting Institutional Investors in Africa’s Infrastructure,” has undergone a thorough review by experts from wide-ranging sectors.
[Kenya] ICIPE to manage regional doctoral training, research and innovation fund
29-11-2018 | 14:40:00
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe), Kenya, has been selected to manage the Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund (RSIF).
Samsung, Huawei, Transsion dominate Africa’s smartphone space, survey
29-11-2018 | 11:47:42
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in 2018 according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation.
Pharmaceutical companies deepen strategic focus on Africa, Index
29-11-2018 | 09:21:35
A new access to medicine index has noted increasing interest from multinational pharmaceutical companies in doing business in Africa.
[Nigeria] Undergrid minigrids can generate $billion in yearly revenue, study
29-11-2018 | 07:01:41
A new study by Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and Energy Market and Regulatory Consultants (EMRC) uncovers the business case for undergrid minigrids.
African Data Centers the hottest growth area in the African ICT market, says Xalam Analytics
27-11-2018 | 15:25:00
The African data center colocation market is arguably the hottest growth area in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics.
Kenya Power posts KShs3.1 billion in annual gross profit
27-11-2018 | 10:09:00
Kenya Power has announced a gross profit of KShs.3.1 billion for the year ended 30th June 2018. During the trading period, electricity sales increased by 2.3 % from 8,272 million units the previous year to 8,459 million units.
Mozambique making economic and social progress, AfDB report
27-11-2018 | 07:22:00
According to the latest African Development Bank (AfDB) Country Result Brief, Mozambique has made significant strides despite an economic slump over the past two years.
[Kenya] ICIPE discovers cricket species to bolster food security
22-11-2018 | 12:46:00
Researchers at the International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) in Nairobi, Kenya, have discovered a new, previously undescribed edible cricket with great promise for mass production.
African countries to develop the First African South-South Cooperation Report
22-11-2018 | 10:51:00
Under the coordination of UNDP and collaboration with NEPAD’s Planning and Coordinating Agency, African countries are developing the First African South-South Cooperation Report.
Transparency in military spending in Sub-Saharan Africa higher than expected - SIPRI report
20-11-2018 | 12:50:00
The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Power tariffs, Asian imports take a toll on East Africa cement market, report
20-11-2018 | 10:15:00
The East Africa cement market reached a volume of 14.4 Million tonnes in 2017.
McKinsey shows Africa is world’s next big growth market
20-11-2018 | 10:02:00
A new book by McKinsey confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom.
Mexico's investments in Egypt record $950m
20-11-2018 | 09:24:00
Mexican investments in Egypt hit $950 million, in the fields of contracting, machinery parts factories, automobiles, technology, cement, petroleum, and veterinary medical materials.
Egypt's textile exports hit $678m in 9-month period
20-11-2018 | 08:18:00
Egypt's textile exports increased during January-September, 2018 by 10% to reach $678 million compared to $614 million during the same period last year.
[Morocco] Casablanca’s commercial market shows signs of recovery, report
14-11-2018 | 13:14:33
Casablanca’s commercial sector showed signs of improvement in the first half of the year in 2018, reveals real estate management company JLL.
Satellite TV remains the dominant technology in Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Cameroon, study
14-11-2018 | 06:27:11
A far-reaching in-depth study, led by Nielsen, of television reception throughout Nigeria, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, has positioned Eutelsat as satellite market leader within these countries.
Innovation, integration key for Rwanda to attain Vision 2050, study
13-11-2018 | 13:20:00
A joint study launched by the Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group has identified four essential and interdependent drivers of future growth – innovation, integration, agglomeration, and competition.
South Africa employment industry dominated by labour brokers, report
13-11-2018 | 13:15:00
A new report dubbed The South African Labour Recruitment Industry has been unveiled with a focus on the complex labour recruitment industry which plays a significant role in the South African economy.
GDPR burdens hinder mergers and acquisitions in Africa, Middle East and Europe, survey
13-11-2018 | 08:30:00
An increasing number of mergers and acquisition transactions may be stalling because of concerns over GDPR compliance, according to a survey of EMEA M&A professionals.
[Kenya] Affordable housing key for Nairobi employees in deciding where to live and stay, study
07-11-2018 | 11:29:00
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., has announced the results of an extensive study that examines the needs of workers in the world’s fastest-growing cities across four key factors – human, health, money and work.
[Cameroon] Transformation will come via rigorous development planning, study
06-11-2018 | 07:10:00
A senior official of the UN Economic Commission (ECA), has told Cameroon’s development planning and statistics authorities that the law of the market, called ‘the invisible hand’ in economics, cannot by itself promote diversification, industrialization and the structural transformation of the economies.
[SA Business Week] Naspers breathe new life into startups, filmmakers train eyes West
02-11-2018 | 11:24:00
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
Nigeria losing $2 billion to trade misinvoicing, report
02-11-2018 | 06:35:37
Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Nigeria in 2014 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the government was approximately $2.2 billion for the year, according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity.
Dispelling cash transfer myths in Africa, study
01-11-2018 | 09:17:00
Unconditional cash transfers paid to vulnerable populations as regular, predictable income support is now an established programmatic strategy to combat poverty and social exclusion and build resilience to shocks in Africa.
Standard Bank most valuable South African brand, report
01-11-2018 | 07:12:00
Standard Bank, with a brand value of $4.79 billion, is South Africa's No.1 brand in the first BrandZ™ Top 30 Most Valuable South African Brands ranking.
Insecurity and unemployment key constraints affecting governance across the African continent, study
30-10-2018 | 12:21:00
The annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance has highlighted insecurity and unemployment as key constraints affecting governance across the African continent, citing that some promising nations had “lost momentum”.
[Cameroon] Officials to review studies on accountable development planning
30-10-2018 | 09:01:00
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.
Rising demand for social protection across Africa requires careful fiscal balancing, study
25-10-2018 | 08:22:00
After a prolonged period of economic stagnation and decline, African economies have experienced rapid growth over the last two decades. Poverty and malnutrition have fallen steadily during that period.
Tunisia's Economic Outlook in 4 Charts, study
23-10-2018 | 12:57:00
Due to an exceptional harvest and tourist arrivals that reached levels last seen in 2010, GDP growth in Tunisia have accelerated in the second quarter of 2018 to 2.8 percent, up from 2.5 percent in the first quarter.
Southern East Africa steps up customer experience, Genesys report
23-10-2018 | 05:00:00
Enterprises in Southern East Africa and Mauritius are rapidly stepping up their efforts to boost customer experience, reports omnichannel customer experience specialist Genesys.
Kenya mobile service providers earned $2.5b revenue in 12 months, CA
19-10-2018 | 10:35:00
The total revenue earned by mobile service providers increased by 8.5 per cent to Ksh 252.3 billion, approximately $2.5 billion, in the past twelve months to June 2018, the latest ICT sector statistic report released by the industry regulator indicates.
South Africa among markets vulnerable to currency crisis, IHS Markit
19-10-2018 | 06:34:54
Emerging market currencies that have already seen depreciation this year will continue to be susceptible to balance-of-payment crises, according to the External Vulnerability Index published by business information provider IHS Markit.
[South Africa] 50,000 jobs sustained through the WPC Programme
18-10-2018 | 07:28:00
The Chief Director of Space affairs at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Nomfuneko Majaja says that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) has led to the sustaining of more than 50 000 jobs and creating a further 250 since it was founded.
Ethiopia, Burundi can do more to capitalize on growing coffee markets
18-10-2018 | 05:11:00
Coffee producers in Ethiopia and Burundi should capitalize on growing interest in premium markets and environmental sustainability among the 500 million people globally who drink coffee every day to make the most of their inimitable beans.
[Kenya] Safaricom, KCB best in corporate governance practices, Cytonn
16-10-2018 | 13:58:12
Cytonn Investments has released their annual Cytonn Corporate Governance Report – 2018, “Cytonn CGR”, which demonstrated that firms with higher levels of corporate governance outperformed those with lower levels of corporate governance.
Why China attracts Africa
16-10-2018 | 08:45:00
The African Agenda 2063 is a well spelt out strategic framework for the socioeconomic transformation of the continent over the next 50 years. China’s President XI Jinping has characterized china’s development agenda in Africa as a win-win deal for its aspirations to become the global trade leader.
Kenya vision 2030, the geopolitics of financing development
16-10-2018 | 08:13:00
Unveiled a decade ago in June 2008, the Kenya Vision 2030, the country’s development blueprint, has steered Eastern Africa’s largest economy to unprecedented heights. But the future of the blueprint is caught in a geo-political mire on three fronts.
Kenya, Botswana among high ranking financial markets in ABSA index
16-10-2018 | 06:19:43
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position.
[SA Business Week] Water tariffs rise, no markets for black traders
12-10-2018 | 13:21:00
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.
IT, Green Economy identified as future-oriented businesses in SA
11-10-2018 | 09:11:00
South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP.
Liberia community forests hijacked by global logging companies, report
11-10-2018 | 06:44:23
A new investigation from Global Witness has revealed how progressive community forestry in Liberia is being undermined by the logging industry - using a number of shady tricks.
[South Africa] Cape Town leads in water tariff increases, report
11-10-2018 | 06:30:24
Cape Town has topped global water intelligence’s annual listing of the largest water tariff increases in 2018 with a 390% increase in the benchmark price of water and wastewater services.
Off-grid systems can save Nigeria businesses $6bn per year, study
10-10-2018 | 08:35:00
The development potential of Nigerian mini-grids – generation and distribution systems capable of supplying up to 1 MW of capacity from renewable sources, independent of national transmission networks – is valued at up to $20bn, according to a report.
Modest rebound continues in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
09-10-2018 | 11:38:42
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is projected to rebound to an average of 2% in 2018, up from an average 1.4% in 2017 according to a new World Bank report.
[Kenya] Private sector growth eases to ten-month low, Stanbic Index
08-10-2018 | 13:26:00
September data signaled a slower improvement in business conditions in Kenya’s private sector, with the latest expansion being the weakest in the current ten-month phase of growth.
[SA Business Week] Key sectors appointments and a busy air route
05-10-2018 | 16:19:00
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.
[Guinea] Bauxite mining boom threatens human rights, study reveals
04-10-2018 | 08:52:00
Guinea’s fast-growing bauxite mining industry is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of Guineans, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.
African Hospitality stats show positive outlook - report
04-10-2018 | 08:04:00
African-based specialist hospitality, real estate and leisure consulting company, HTI Consulting, summarised the top five performers across 13 African cities for the first half of 2018 as indicated by STR Global.
South Africa flight route among ten busiest in the world - report
03-10-2018 | 09:19:00
With 31 914 flights in 2017, the route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the 9th busiest between two airports in the world last year.
South Africa’s mining industry registers mixed fortunes, PWC report
02-10-2018 | 11:48:00
The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies. Globally, the financial performance of the mining industry improved considerably from the previous year.
South Africa food and beverage sector to drive economic growth, study
02-10-2018 | 06:56:37
With South Africa having the most advanced and refined food and beverage market on the African continent, Frost & Sullivan believes in a 4 to 7 per cent estimated growth in the sector by 2020.
Angolan GDP to drop to 1.5 per cent, Fitch Solutions
01-10-2018 | 11:49:41
GDP growth was reviewed on the 20th of September, below expected, for Angola, by the consulting company Fitch Solutions.
KCB most attractive bank in Kenya, Cytonn report
01-10-2018 | 10:13:24
Cytonn Investments has released its 2018 first half Banking Sector Report, which ranks KCB Group as the most attractive bank in Kenya, a position it has retained since 2016, supported by a strong franchise value and intrinsic value score.
ECA in improved data access drive for analysis of economic distortions
01-10-2018 | 09:56:00
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa,ECA, Office for North Africa has called on countries to facilitate researchers’ access to their microeconomic data for a better understanding of the causes of distortions within their economies.
SA municipalities experience 3yr customer satisfaction decline– SA-csi
01-10-2018 | 06:18:00
The South African Customer Satisfaction Index 2018 (SA-csi) for Municipalities survey reports that while Cape Town residents were the most satisfied with local government service delivery, overall satisfaction levels have declined in all municipalities across South Africa.
Morocco top tourist destination in Africa, survey
28-09-2018 | 06:12:00
According to the July issue of Africa Tourism Monitor 2018, recently published by the African Development Bank, the continent earned $36.2 billion in revenue from 62.9 million international visitors in 2016.
[South Africa] Consumers see cyberattacks as new normal, survey
26-09-2018 | 07:04:12
Week after week, headlines about the latest cybersecurity attack dominate the news.
Sharp increase in US demand for top leaders in Africa, says firm
25-09-2018 | 10:36:00
Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, CEO of Jack Hammer, the largest independent executive search firm in Africa, says in the past year there has been a 75% increase in briefs from US-based businesses seeking assistance with leadership appointments in Africa.
Ethiopia leads hotel expansion in East Africa
20-09-2018 | 09:21:00
Ethiopia currently heads the league for hotel development in East Africa, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group.
East Africa economy best performing in the continent, ICAEW report
20-09-2018 | 06:23:00
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
Egypt’s software piracy drop, legal reforms boost foreign investment
18-09-2018 | 09:02:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
Egypt’s software piracy drop boosts foreign investment, study
17-09-2018 | 11:58:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59 per cent, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
Study shows children’s online activities Nigeria - Kaspersky report
17-09-2018 | 09:38:00
Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules.
Morocco receives seven million tourists in seven months
17-09-2018 | 09:22:09
A total of 7 million tourists visited Morocco in the first seven months of 2018, up 7 percent year on year, according to statistics released by the Moroccan Tourism Ministry
[Nigeria] Insurance sector records 300% premiums growth in 10 years
17-09-2018 | 06:57:51
The Insurance Sector in Nigeria enjoyed a steady growth with Premiums increased of 300 per cent from N75 billion to over N300 billion between 2005 and 2015
Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy
13-09-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.
Wind and solar farms to double rainfall in Sahara, study
13-09-2018 | 09:14:00
A new study led by University of Maryland (UMD) scientists conducted novel climate and vegetation model experiments to show that wind and solar farms could lead to a doubling of rainfall in the Sahara.
Africa PC market stabilizes as tablet demand plummets, IDC
12-09-2018 | 08:22:09
The Africa and Middle East personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 7.7% year on year in Q2 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are Africa's highest reading populations
11-09-2018 | 08:22:00
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
Marrakech emerges key African hospitality hotspot, Cairo next - data
10-09-2018 | 06:55:00
Based on H1 2018 figures from STR, provider of data and analytics for the global hotel industry, Marrakech has emerged as a standout performer among key African cities.
[Nigeria Business Week] Forging bonds at new levels, China bets higher
06-09-2018 | 20:46:00
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
[South Africa Business Week] Why SA entrepreneurs are not thriving
06-09-2018 | 15:24:00
A Study carried out on more than 1000 entrepreneurs in South Africa revealed that entrepreneurship in South Africa is not thriving, despite the fact that South Africa is one of Africa's strongest economies.
Power outages in Sub-Saharan Africa cost companies 31% in sales
06-09-2018 | 09:01:28
In Sub-Saharan Africa, countries with unreliable power cost some companies as much as 31 percent in sales, according to a new study released by the Center for Global Development.
[Kenya]Firms raised payroll numbers in August, Stanbic Index
05-09-2018 | 13:26:00
Operating conditions across Kenya’s private sector improved at a marked pace during August, reflecting sharper rises in output and new orders.
Political will in Ethiopia, Rwanda transforms agriculture, AGRA report
05-09-2018 | 11:55:59
Majority of African countries are struggling to follow the lead of Asian countries in using agriculture to spark widespread economic growth because they have yet to marshal strong political support for agriculture.
Mombasa, Mt. Kenya best areas for retail real estate, Cytonn report
05-09-2018 | 06:49:00
Cytonn Real Estate, the development affiliate of Cytonn Investments,has released its Kenya Retail Sector Report - 2018.
Africa’s insurance industry poised for further growth – PwC survey
04-09-2018 | 07:28:00
Despite the additional pressures of unrelenting regulatory and insurance accounting changes, and the huge costs associated with the changes, there are some positive developments and opportunities for growth.
Dangote now most valuable Brand in Nigeria, survey
03-09-2018 | 07:49:10
Nigeria's Dangote has emerged the most valuable brand among the top 50 brands in Nigeria for 2018 which were unveiled in Lagos.
South Africa’s entrepreneurs not thriving - entrepreneurship survey
30-08-2018 | 10:42:40
Seed Academy reveals the State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa after surveying more than 1000 entrepreneurs across the county.
[South Africa] ​​​​​​Pink Tax causes financial pain
30-08-2018 | 09:50:00
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.
Nigeria’s GDP slowed in 2018 second quarter
28-08-2018 | 07:15:54
Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) slowed in the second quarter of 2018, according to the National Bureau of Statistics.
[Nigeria] Why multinationals, IOCs defy listing on NSE
23-08-2018 | 14:20:50
Efforts by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to woo multinational companies in the telecoms, and oil and gas sectors to list on the nation’s bourse may continue to ‘hit a brick wall’.
SARS is Going After Potential Crypto Tax Evaders in South Africa
23-08-2018 | 13:06:49
In a bid to identify tax evaders, the South African Revenue Service (SARS) is actively working towards identifying and tracking various transactions carried out by cryptocurrency traders.
Investors express concern over entrenched state corruption in Angola
23-08-2018 | 10:19:35
EXX Africa has published a special report on the investment risk outlook on Angola.
[Botswana] Farmers blockchain platform set to revolutionise FMS
23-08-2018 | 09:22:56
Plaas, a farmers blockchain platform is set to revolutionize Farmers Management System (FMS) in Africa.
[South Africa] Mobile consumer survey reveals major industry change
23-08-2018 | 07:38:00
The mobile industry is changing at an exponential rate as new influences shape the way consumer expectations rise.
Cameroon experiences over 16,000 road crashes yearly, UN report
23-08-2018 | 06:19:50
The UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy on Road Safety – Mr. Jean Todt has unveiled the Cameroon Road Safety Performance Review Report jointly commissioned with the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Opportunity abounds in African Apart-Hotel sector - experts
20-08-2018 | 10:57:00
While the apartment hotel space is relatively new territory in Africa, with only a handful of significant players, great possibilities exist on the continent.
Paints imported into Gambia contain high lead content, study
20-08-2018 | 08:00:37
More than 80 percent of the paint brands included in a study analyzing lead in solvent-based paints for home use in The Gambia sold one or more paint which contained dangerously high total lead content.