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Citi Foundation and Technoserve unveil three projects to support young African entrepreneurs
06-12-2017 | 07:54:43
The Citi Foundation and the international nonprofit organization TechnoServe have unveiled three new projects to support young entrepreneurs and workers in Africa through the Citi Foundation’s Pathways to Progress initiative.
Automatic, unfair dismissal has major impact on South Africa's labour force - CRS Technologies
04-12-2017 | 10:02:00
During this time of economic uncertainty, businesses are leaning heavily on their workforce to ‘ride the storm’ and emerge stronger.
[Guinea] National Office of Professional Training completes training with 25 MSMEs in Boke Region
29-11-2017 | 12:22:00
The National Office of Professional Training, in partnership with the Guinean government’s Delivery Unit, completed a training program for business leaders from 25 Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in the region of Boke, one of the country’s resource-rich provinces.
Gambia targets foreign investment and entrepreneurship to create jobs
29-11-2017 | 08:13:00
The Government of The Gambia is aiming to boost foreign direct investment (FDI) and develop entrepreneurship to create jobs and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by implementing UNCTAD’s Investment Policy Review (IPR) of The Gambia
AfDB launches Youth Advisory Group to create 25 million jobs
28-11-2017 | 10:26:53
The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has launched the Presidential Youth Advisory Group (PYAG) to provide insights and innovative solutions for job creation for Africa's youth, as outlined in the Bank's Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy.
Siemens joins forces with German Development Cooperation to support vocational education and training in Egypt
27-11-2017 | 11:09:54
Advancing their efforts to support Egypt’s vocational education and training, Siemens and the German Development Cooperation have announced a joint commitment to develop Zein Al Abedin Technical School in Cairo,
AfDB earmarks $84m for skills and business development in Rwanda
27-11-2017 | 08:18:21
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved US$84.3m loan to finance a Skills and Business Development Programme (SBDP) in Rwanda.
[Startup Interview] Utibe Uko, Founder, UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre, Nigeria
24-11-2017 | 09:23:23
Utibe Uko has his mind and eyes set on luring more youth into farming through his enterprise UniQuest Farms & Innovations Centre that besides working in vegetable cultivation, is partnering with young people in Nigeria through Agribusiness Cooperative Development.
Libya's first nationwide ENJAZI Business Innovation Competition honours vanguard entrepreneurs
24-11-2017 | 07:40:00
The MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab and TATWEER Research has announced the three winning teams of the ENJAZI Competition, the first nation-wide entrepreneurship competition in Libya.
Agribusiness could be the next gate to youth employment in Africa, ECA
16-11-2017 | 07:34:46
More than ever, African youth have to overcome a long and hard journey to enter the labour market. Out of 11 million young people entering the job market in Africa every year, only 3 million end up in formal jobs and all do not have quality jobs.
Debt - one of the biggest healthcare risks to South Africa’s workforce
15-11-2017 | 12:15:00
“In dealing with 34 000 employees nationally, we have seen that rising debt often leads to staff members developing physical and mental health problems, which puts companies at risk of reduced productivity and fraud."
[South Africa] Mastercard partners with Spazapp to bring mobile payments to informal traders
15-11-2017 | 06:32:34
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders.
Bring 'hidden' employee costs to light before the deal is done
15-11-2017 | 06:28:24
While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is possible to miss some employee costs..
[South Africa] Vodacom, Innovator Trust launch programme to transform unemployed youth to entrepreneurs
09-11-2017 | 07:57:00
Vodacom and Innovator Trust are unveiling the Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (YEP), aimed at equipping local unemployed youth with the requisite set of skills to become cutting-edge entrepreneurs.
COMESA develops youth internship programme to provide productive jobs for graduates
07-11-2017 | 12:51:18
COMESA Secretariat has developed a regional Youth Internship and Volunteer Programme whose overall objective is to increase youth employment of decent and productive jobs for young graduates.
IOM, COMESA pledge fresh impetus towards free movement
06-11-2017 | 08:00:00
COMESA and the International Organization on Migration (IOM) have resolved to give fresh impetus towards the implementation of programmes on the free movement of people across the region.
The business of laughter in the words of celebrated Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi
03-11-2017 | 10:00:00
CNN’s African Voices meets acclaimed Kenyan comedian Eric Omondi as he describes his journey to success and shares his thoughts on the power of comedy.
Somaliland launches flagship job creation programme
02-11-2017 | 06:40:48
Authorities in Somaliland, along with the World Bank, have launched the first round of funding in the Bank’s flagship job creation program, the Somali Business Catalytic Fund (SBCF).
Mercer South Africa partners with EZ37 Solutions Nigeria to bolster product portfolio
25-10-2017 | 10:11:30
Mercer South Africa (Consulting) (Pty) Ltd has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with EZ37 Solutions Limited, a Nigeria based Human Resources firm.
[Column] Flora Mutahi: Women and Future of Work: Opportunities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
23-10-2017 | 14:15:00
The onset of new technological inventions is always underpinned by ambivalence at best, and at worst, fear and alarm.
Siemens and the German government in $26 million partnership to support occupational training in Egypt
17-10-2017 | 13:55:00
To drive employment opportunities for Egyptian youth, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Siemens have signed a strategic alliance agreement to support occupational training in Egypt.
African Development Bank urges African leaders to make agriculture attractive to young Africans and stem migration
17-10-2017 | 09:08:27
On the occasion of the 2017 World Food Day, the African Development Bank has highlighted how Africa’s food security depends on attracting young people to agriculture and agribusiness.
Commonwealth and African Development Bank to explore real and tangible partnership
16-10-2017 | 13:30:00
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) have pledged to work closer together to help billions of people.
JTI certified as top employer in Africa
16-10-2017 | 11:04:00
JTI (Japan Tobacco International) has been officially certified for the first time as a Top Employer in Africa, demonstrating its status as an employer of choice that puts people first.
Philip Morris International recognized as Top Employer in Africa
16-10-2017 | 09:35:00
Philip Morris International Inc. has been recognized for the second consecutive year as a Top Employer in Africa, awarding the company’s work environment and commitment to creating value for its employees.
[Nigeria] Dangote Rice launches youth graduates rice farming project in Kogi
16-10-2017 | 09:01:15
A multi-million Naira Youth Farming Initiative that will engage teeming unemployed Nigerian graduates in rice farming has been launched by the Dangote Rice Limited in Kogi State.
International Transport Workers’ Federation focuses on African ports over woeful labour relations
10-10-2017 | 08:46:56
Analysis carried out by the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has found an emerging pattern of labour rights violations throughout one of the world's most profitable stevedoring companies: International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI).
[Kenya] Women in manufacturing to develop policies towards addressing skills gap
03-10-2017 | 14:20:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers together with UN Women has held the third Women in Manufacturing Forum themed ‘Why gender inclusivity is smart business’ targeting women entrepreneurs.
[Niger] AfDB commits $4 billion to boost vocational and technical training
29-09-2017 | 15:06:00
The African Development Bank (ADB) Group President, Akinwumi Adesina, has concluded his two-day official visit to Niger with a visit to the Kalmaharo Technical High School in Niamey, is supported by the Bank
New AGCO agribusiness course to develop skills and strategic expertise to drive African agricultural prosperity
29-09-2017 | 13:42:43
AGCO, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, is a lead partner in a brand-new training program being established to develop the talent to fill vital junior management roles in African agriculture.
African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth, UNCTAD
29-09-2017 | 11:38:24
On a continent where unemployment is a major concern, tourism – especially tourism between African countries – is providing hope.
[Bob Koigi] Column: Diversification to new frontiers the magic bullet to fixing unemployment in Africa
29-09-2017 | 08:16:12
Africa’s smallholder farmers are the apex of agricultural output in the continent contributing a staggering 75 percent of all agricultural production and creating millions of jobs in the process.
[Kenya] Kisumu Polytechnic textile incubation center set to reap $100,000 in revenue
26-09-2017 | 10:50:48
The overarching goal of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) cluster development approach is a modern business value creation method of effecting positive social and economic changes through enriching the culture of innovation
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why we need to strengthen trade ties in the EAC
25-09-2017 | 15:07:45
A study released by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers last month stated that Africa continues to be Kenya’s leading export destination accounting for 40.6 per cent of our exports.
[Egypt] Siemens, Ministry of Industry partner to modernize manufacturing sector
25-09-2017 | 12:52:37
In line with Egypt’s focus to support local manufacturing capacity, the Ministry of Industry (MTI) and Siemens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), to collaborate on the modernization of manufacturing.
Oserian Fairtrade supplements staff feeding with nutrition garden
21-09-2017 | 12:30:00
Kenya’s largest flower farm Oserian Development Company Limited through its Fairtrade Joint Body has established a garden of select highly nutritious vegetables as it seeks to supplement staff feeding.
Farming and rural non farm activities can provide solutions to rising youth employment in Africa, FAO
21-09-2017 | 11:59:00
Farming and rural non-farm-based activities still have untapped potential to generate employment opportunities for Africa’s rising youth population, FAO has said at a high level forum
AfDB, Brazil to groom African youth in cassava processing
20-09-2017 | 08:40:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP) − an initiative that aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer
[South Sudan] UNIDO and Japan unveil small scale business development project in Juba
19-09-2017 | 12:46:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan’s “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan
[Startup Interview] Javnyuy Joybert, founder, COSDEF Group, Cameroon
18-09-2017 | 15:29:00
Javnyuy Joybert is the founder of COSDEF Group, a Cameroonian social enterprise business whose four startups staggered across education, employment, finance and ICT seek design solutions to Africa’s problems, create impact and make money.
Safaricom announces fresh investments in customer care
18-09-2017 | 08:45:00
Integrated telecommunications service provider Safaricom has announced renewed investments in its customer care organization as it seeks to strengthen service delivery to customers.
World Bank in $60 million project to tackle unemployment in Tunisia
18-09-2017 | 08:36:22
The World Bank has announced a new $60 million project to help address the jobs challenge in Tunisia, with support for government efforts to better target employment programs and create more and better opportunities.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers links TVET graduates with Industry to bridge skills gap
15-09-2017 | 09:48:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with German Corporation for International Development have held a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Job Fair as part of the organization’s goal to bridge the skills gap in the country.
Aaron Fu appointed Managing Director of Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology
12-09-2017 | 13:00:00
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has appointed Aaron Fu as Managing Director for MEST
COMESA ministers adopt regional industrialization strategy to bolster industrial development
12-09-2017 | 10:20:00
COMESA Ministers responsible for industry have adopted the regional Industrialization strategy which defines key interventions at both regional and national levels to speed up industrial development in the region.
VC4A Startup Academy opens doors to entrepreneurs and investors across Africa
08-09-2017 | 08:00:00
The VC4A Startup Academy has opened its doors to budding entrepreneurs and is offering direct access to expertise proven to work for successful entrepreneurs and investors operating across Africa.
[Startup Interview] Angele Messa, Founder, Kamerbigbang.com, Cameroon
31-08-2017 | 12:45:51
Angele Messa runs Kamerbigbang.com an online business in Cameroon that works with the youth by equipping them with practical skills necessary to gain quality education which then facilitates their inclusion into the job market or transforms them into job creators.
[Guinea] Government Delivery Unit provides Guineans training opportunities in mining
29-08-2017 | 12:21:00
The Guinean government’s Delivery Unit has announced a plan to launch the development of the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) program, to provide Guineans with post-graduate hands-on training in the mining sector.
Sudan National Chapter for Women in Business launched
28-08-2017 | 13:07:54
The Federation of National Association of Women in Business (FEMCOM) has officially launched the Sudanese Business Women Secretariat as the FEMCOM National Chapter.
Nigeria prepares for Third Industrial Development decade for Africa
24-08-2017 | 11:29:00
The United Nations’ Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa reaffirms the importance of industrialization in supporting Africa’s own efforts towards sustained and sustainable economic growth and accelerated development.
Masisizane fund boosts women entrepreneurs to benefit South Africa
23-08-2017 | 07:37:00
Women are an undervalued force in South Africa’s economy. To grow their positive impact the Masisizane Fund, an Old Mutual South Africa initiative has a strong focus on empowering women entrepreneurs.
UNIDO and Huajian Group partner to promote vocational and technical training in Africa
22-08-2017 | 16:07:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Huajian Group have agreed to work together to promote vocational and technical education and training in Africa.
Heifer International program to provide jobs to 25,000 East African youth
11-08-2017 | 15:55:23
The nonprofit Heifer International is launching a five-year, $18 million program in partnership with Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 young people start small businesses or find jobs in the agricultural industry in East Africa.
500 Liberian students receive training, start apprenticeships
07-08-2017 | 13:28:04
Around 500 Liberian students have received technical and vocational training at the Japan Heavy Equipment Operator School in Kakata, the capital of the coastal county of Margibi.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Why African passport makes great business and economic sense
03-08-2017 | 13:31:19
The decision by the African Union to introduce an African passport and abolish visa requirements for all African citizens is the most transformative and historic attempt the continent has ever made in opening up its borders to its people
Alibaba founder Jack Ma launches $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund
27-07-2017 | 10:59:36
Alibaba founder and executive chairman Jack Ma has announced the creation of a $10 million African Young Entrepreneurs Fund,
Seed Academy releases results of South Africa’s largest entrepreneurial survey
27-07-2017 | 10:18:00
More impactful business development support that provides entrepreneurs with robust business basics is needed to increase small business success rates, while a decline in youth owned businesses has emerged as cause for concern in South Africa.
[South Africa] The DTI and FNB sign pledge to improve access to finance for black industrialists
25-07-2017 | 13:50:15
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists
[Rwanda] National Employment Program receives $7 million to boost job creation
24-07-2017 | 11:20:48
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 7.4 million to support National Employment Program.
Kenya joins UNCTAD’s Empretec Network promoting entrepreneurship
20-07-2017 | 15:32:27
Kenya is poised to join a United Nations-led programme that helps promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe.
Rwanda and World Bank sign agreement to expand acquisition of quality skills
19-07-2017 | 10:45:22
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank have signed a $ 120 million to support the expansion of opportunities for the acquisition of quality, market-relevant skills in selected economic sectors.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: The creative industry can champion sustainable consumption
18-07-2017 | 10:34:00
Our quest to attain a green economy should be broad-based and inclusive. But we cannot achieve this if the vision of sustainability is not shared by every one of us.
[South Sudan] Small businesses to build resilience with UNIDO, Japan project
14-07-2017 | 08:06:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities.
East African musicians elaborate career ambitions on CNN African Voices
13-07-2017 | 09:30:00
East African musicians have been featured on the CNN African Voices as they elaborate their career ambitions and why they’re focusing on their roots for inspiration.
AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs
12-07-2017 | 14:30:28
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.
TradeMark East Africa and IOM enter agreement to enable faster movement of migrants at East Africa border posts
12-07-2017 | 09:28:00
TradeMark East Africa and the International Organization for Migration have entered into a partnership agreement that will facilitate faster clearance of migrants at border posts.
Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network
11-07-2017 | 15:54:05
Actis , a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative - Honoris United Universities.
Zimbabwe develops national diaspora policy
07-07-2017 | 12:57:16
The Government of Zimbabwe, with support from IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and the European Union, convened a high level discussion to develop the country’s 2017–2022 National Diaspora Policy Implementation Action Plan
AfDB focuses on fashion industry to create jobs for millions of women and youth in Africa
06-07-2017 | 07:55:03
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has called for the empowerment of small and medium operators in the textiles, apparel and accessories sectors as a deliberate job creation strategy.
Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage Training Program
06-07-2017 | 07:47:02
General Electric, the world’s premiere Digital Industrial Company has announced the graduation of the third batch of 28 young Nigerian entrepreneurs from its Lagos Garage.
KAM, GIZ launch TVET Programme in Central Kenya
05-07-2017 | 13:09:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with German Corporation for International Development (GIZ) have launched the Technical and Vocational Education and Training programme in Central Kenya.
Mastercard invests in 160 South African young female entrepreneurs
05-07-2017 | 10:49:34
More than 160 out-of-school, unemployed or self-employed young women between the ages of 18 and 35 have graduated from the Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme 2017.
Souk At-tanmia builds capacity of 450 young entrepreneurs in Tunisia
04-07-2017 | 08:07:44
In order to improve the support services provided to Tunisian entrepreneurs countrywide, Souk At-tanmia’s partnership has launched a capacity-building program for public and civil actors operating in the field of entrepreneurship in Tunisia.
COMESA recruits 14 officers to facilitate cross border trade in the Great Lakes Region
23-06-2017 | 14:32:00
COMESA has recruited and deployed 14 Trade Information Officers to facilitate cross border trade along the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
South Africa can dig itself out of unemployment - Donna Rachelson, CEO Seed Engine, SA
19-06-2017 | 12:27:00
South Africa’s latest unemployment figures make for sombre reading. While official unemployment is now 27.7 percent, the most affected group is young people under the age of 35.
Nigeria elected into International Labour Organization governing body
13-06-2017 | 14:53:00
A decade after Nigeria was last elected into the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation, Nigeria Labour Congress President, Ayuba Wabba was yesterday elected into the body for the next three years.
Visa requirements for employees taking up work in key African jurisdictions
19-05-2017 | 09:06:00
Given the growth in Africa, employers are regularly seconding their employees to businesses in other jurisdictions. Each country has different visa requirements for employees who wish to work in those jurisdictions.
[South Africa] African and global business leaders in IGD Frontier 100 Forum on job creation and inclusive growth
12-05-2017 | 08:00:43
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.
Why South African employers must heed advances in workplace compensation regulation - Ian McAlister
09-05-2017 | 13:13:45
South African employers must take cognisance of the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), which replaced the Workman’s Compensation Act in 1993 – specifically because of incentives for registration and payment, but also because of penalties for non-compliance.
Egyptian President Al-Sisi allocates EGP100m to Labour Emergency Fund
08-05-2017 | 11:42:49
President Abdel-Fattah Al-Sisi announced Sunday that the government will allocate EGP 100m from the Tahya Misr Fund to the Labour Emergency Fund to support factories, projects, and workers, on the occasion of Labour Day.
CNN initiative shaping Kenya’s creative future
28-04-2017 | 14:00:00
Inside Africa on CNN International reports from the Kibera district of Nairobi, an area which is home to around a quarter of a million people, but also a rising performing arts programme in Africa’s largest slum.
[South Africa] Training programme targets thousands of youth in artisanal and skilled trade sectors
28-04-2017 | 06:35:00
Artisan Training Institute (ATI), a leading technical skills training organization and the MasterCard Foundation have partnered to launch a program that will bolster the capacity of Training, Vocational, and Educational Training institutions (TVETs) to provide quality education to young people in South Africa’s artisanal and skilled trades sectors.
United Bank for Africa promotes 3,000 members of staff
06-04-2017 | 11:34:00
United Bank for Africa (UBA), Africa’s Global Bank operating in 19 African countries, has announced the promotion of 3,000 staff members.
Factoring services can bridge SME financing gap - Kanayo Awani
06-04-2017 | 10:51:03
Factoring services can bridge the gap in the financing of SMEs in Africa by addressing the challenges they face in accessing funding for business activities, says Kanayo Awani, Managing Director of the Intra-African Trade Initiative of the African Export-Import Bank.
Sage integrated accounting, payment, payroll & HR systems now available in Kenya
03-04-2017 | 11:32:00
Sage, the market and technology experts in integrated accounting, payroll & HR and payment systems, today announce that Sage One Payroll will be available in Kenya from 3 April.
[Namibia] Nyae Nyae local jewelry finds market in Europe
28-03-2017 | 11:45:00
What started out as a micro-project 30 years ago has evolved into a viable way of generating income for the community at Nyae Nyae.
Increased Infrastructure, Labour-Intensive Manufacturing Key to Africa’s Industrial Competitiveness - Afreximbank President
27-03-2017 | 12:15:00
"At this stage, it might be better to import fabrics and transform them into garments or to produce and assemble other labour-intensive light-manufacturing goods rather than processing raw materials in a way that may not enable Africa to compete globally”.
Tony Elumelu Foundation 2017 Entrepreneurship Program announces selection
27-03-2017 | 10:37:33
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is proud to announce the selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, creating the 3rd cohort of the 10-year $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Program.
World Bank grants Togo $15m to help increase employment opportunities
22-03-2017 | 09:13:43
The World Bank today approved a $15 million grant to help the government provide access to income generating opportunities to targeted poor and vulnerable youth in Togo.
Tony Elumelu Speaks on Africapitalism to youths at Ghana’s leading institution
21-03-2017 | 11:21:02
Tony Elumelu visited Ghana as the first stop of his UBA tour of Africa, propagating the ideal of Africapitalism.
European Union and UNIDO to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan
17-03-2017 | 06:57:00
Ambassador Jean-Michel Dumond, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Sudan (EU) and Khaled El Mekwad, Representative of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), have signed an agreement to implement a project to foster employment opportunities and economic growth in Sudan.
[Sierra Leone] IFC in drive to encourage more women in management and boardroom positions
15-03-2017 | 11:04:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is helping women in Sierra Leone take their place in senior management and boardroom positions as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country’s economy.
Dele Babade retained as advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund Global alternative asset manager
15-03-2017 | 07:05:28
The Carlyle Group has announced that Dele Babade has been retained as an Advisor to Carlyle’s Sub-Saharan African Fund (CSSAF), effective immediately.
World Bank commits $150 million to enhance social programs and support small enterprises in Morocco
13-03-2017 | 08:10:06
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved today a $150 million financing in support of the Moroccan government’s goal of modernizing its national identification system and provide financing to promote innovative startups and job creation.
Sierra Leone Opportunities for Business Action launches Freetown Pitch Night
10-03-2017 | 14:07:01
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.
[Nigeria] CareerNaija announces results of 2016 job seeker survey
10-03-2017 | 12:00:41
CareerNaija has announced the result of its Job Seeker Survey 2016. As a leading job site in Nigeria, we are concerned about the rate of unemployment in the country which currently stands at over 11.2million.
Ciru Miring’u appointed head of East Africa operations at Nestlé
10-03-2017 | 08:19:24
Nestlé has announced the appointment of Kenyan, Ciru Miring’u as head of the company’s operations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan. Ciru becomes the first local manager to head the East African cluster of the Swiss based world's leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company.
Uganda Securities Exchange launches online shares portal to entice investors
09-03-2017 | 08:14:39
The Uganda Securities Exchange has launched a digital self-service portal for its investors which has been viewed as a way of improving convenience for its customers in their quest for information while boosting efficiency.
[Nigeria] Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport officially shuts for six weeks
09-03-2017 | 08:07:00
The federal government of Nigeria has officially announced the closure of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International, Abuja (NAIA). The government also assured Nigerians of security of life and property of all travelers.
East Africa Business Council endorses Africa’s first ever cross cultural summit for CEOs
07-03-2017 | 06:45:00
The East Africa Business Council, the region’s umbrella body for the business community, has endorsed the premier summit in Africa targeting CEOs, Managing Directors and heads of public institutions in East Africa.