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Blue economy can drive Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, ECA
19-09-2018 | 06:08:00
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.
SADC scoops first prize at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair
11-09-2018 | 09:09:00
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.
EAC and FAO scale up support for youth in agribusiness
04-09-2018 | 06:35:17
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.
Eswatini welcomes the 50 Million African Women Speak project
04-09-2018 | 06:22:25
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.
Community networks key to connecting Africa, says Internet Society
03-09-2018 | 09:22:00
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.
COMESA and partners commit to prevent resurgence of maritime piracy
23-08-2018 | 13:14:51
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.
ECOWAS popularizes use of liquefied petroleum gas in the region
14-08-2018 | 07:31:47
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.
South Africa Oil & Power Conference shows pivot to African energy
14-08-2018 | 06:16:00
From September 5-7, 2018 in Cape Town, Africa Oil & Power will welcome the Secretary Generals of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries.
Africa should prioritize war on tax evasion and money laundering, ECA
09-08-2018 | 12:35:34
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.
Nigeria Mining Week to provide practical business know how
09-08-2018 | 11:48:00
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.
Afreximbank supports development of Africa’s pharmaceutical industry
09-08-2018 | 07:28:30
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.
Video Games made-in-Africa reach the Global Scene during Devcom
07-08-2018 | 12:59:00
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.
Small merchants can drive financial inclusion in Africa, Mastercard
02-08-2018 | 10:47:10
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.
Are you an agribusiness seeking funding and/or investment?
02-08-2018 | 07:24:12
Africa Green Revolution Forum pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners
[Nigeria] Law on factoring crucial for ease of doing business, experts
01-08-2018 | 12:59:43
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.
Uganda hosts Africa Blockchain technology conference
29-05-2018 | 14:13:00
Blockchain technology removes opaqueness in business and replaces it with total transparency says Uganda President Yoweri Museveni
Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session
22-05-2018 | 06:49:54
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.
African Centre for Statistics urges for more investment in modern data collection processes
18-05-2018 | 08:45:02
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.
Hub and Spokes Programme plans future trade support for African economies
16-05-2018 | 06:57:53
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.
ECA launches new generation of reports, with focus on structural transformation
14-05-2018 | 07:36:11
The Economic Commission for Africa,ECA, has launched a new generation of reports focusing on African countries’ progress on structural transformation
Emergency services alert App wins Miss Geek Africa 2018
10-05-2018 | 12:29:00
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.
Public Private Partnerships crucial to transforming agriculture, African Union Commission
09-05-2018 | 06:29:14
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.
Kagame advocates for regional cooperation on technology for Africa
08-05-2018 | 09:49:00
President Kagama cited an example of the telecommunications sector which he said could reduce costs and improve efficiency through integration.
Complimentary map: Airport project opportunities in Africa
02-05-2018 | 10:06:00
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
Mogadishu Hosts International Conference to Stop Illegal Charcoal Trade
27-04-2018 | 16:35:00
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
25-04-2018 | 13:13:51
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.
Transforming Africa in the 21st Century: Africa’s leaders speak
25-04-2018 | 06:32:14
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.
Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit 2018
05-04-2018 | 12:32:00
Driving Trade, Unleashing Investment and Enhancing Economic Development
[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman, GAA Exhibitions & Conferences
05-04-2018 | 10:36:00
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.
Africa’s population explosion is a ticking time bomb, African Development Bank Governors
08-03-2018 | 06:31:00
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.
Afreximbank urges use of factoring to expand Africa’s regional value chains
15-02-2018 | 06:26:00
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.
East African ministers endorse cooperation to advance the AU land agenda
12-02-2018 | 08:58:00
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.
Argus Media African Crude and Products Newsletter | February 2018
07-02-2018 | 20:21:00
Download exclusive commentaries, eBooks, interviews and viewpoints on the issues that matter to the Africa bitumen, LPG, road maintenance and construction industries
Africa working tirelessly to create conducive environment for foreign investments, continent presidents affirm
01-02-2018 | 06:42:00
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.
Nigerian Well Intervention Highlighted at OWI WCA | Accra, March 7-8
30-01-2018 | 16:03:00
As the largest producer in West Africa, Nigeria is quickly becoming a hotspot for well intervention activity
UNCTAD’s cross border trade interventions build peace in Africa’s Great Lakes region
26-01-2018 | 11:08:00
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.
Sahara Group urges global support for access to energy in Africa
22-01-2018 | 12:01:56
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.
3rd Underground Infrastructure and Deep Foundations Egypt Conference | Cairo, 22 February 2018
16-01-2018 | 12:19:00
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
Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018
16-01-2018 | 09:08:00
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
Contemporary exchange rate policies in Eastern Africa: helping or hindering development?
08-01-2018 | 09:21:57
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
16-10-2017 | 08:16:00
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.
Launch of the African Land Policy Centre heralds better governance of land
10-10-2017 | 09:11:30
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).
Conferencing in Africa sees steady ascent
09-10-2017 | 10:42:00
African conferencing facilities are becoming more than just venues for local gatherings and are now attracting major international events.
AfricaCom 2017 | 7-9 November | Cape Town | Register for free
04-10-2017 | 14:44:00
Get your free AfricaCom visitor ticket and join the biggest gathering of Telecoms & Technology enthusiasts on the continent.
Finance Indaba 2017 | 12-13 October 2017 | Johannesburg, South Africa
20-09-2017 | 05:19:00
Finance Indaba Africa is the biggest annual expo and conference for finance professionals.
[Interview] Hans Balmaekers, Director, Intrapreneurship Conference Cape Town, 2017
12-09-2017 | 09:35:00
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:
First African edition for Intrapreneurship Conference, Cape Town
29-08-2017 | 21:00:00
Africa 4.0: Creating, Capturing and Capitalizing on Opportunities for Growth
A strong infrastructure base critical to Africa’s economic transformation
28-08-2017 | 11:01:46
A strong infrastructure base is critical for Africa’s economic transformation, Economic Commission for Africa’s Sylvian Boko has said.
Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction, African Trade Policy Centre
20-07-2017 | 09:30:47
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.
Argus West Africa Roads
07-07-2017 | 14:04:00
Building strategic partnerships for the development of the region’s road industry
Roads & Corridors East Africa 2017 | 20-21 June Nairobi, Kenya
29-05-2017 | 11:40:00
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
Banking Innovation East Africa
29-05-2017 | 11:05:00
A strategic meeting on banking innovation taking place from 29-30 June at the Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
Report on Port & Intermodal Projects in West Africa
29-05-2017 | 10:20:00
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.
2nd Annual Call Center Conference Africa | 22-24 August 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
28-05-2017 | 20:55:00
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
Shared Services Practitioners to meet in Kenya this June
24-05-2017 | 14:40:00
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.
Drones East Africa Conference | 20-21 June 2017 | Nairobi, Kenya
22-05-2017 | 11:33:00
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.