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African countries among fastest growing economies, South Africa below potential

2017-03-30 17:24

At least nine African countries are expected to be among the 20 fastest growing economies in the world in 2017, a recent survey has shown.

EU gives extra €165m to combat East Africa drought

2017-03-20 13:32

The European Union says it’s giving an extra €165m to battle humanitarian crises in East Africa, including a famine in South Sudan and drought in Somalia.

Rand may benefit from desperate search for yield - economist

2017-03-10 15:34

The rand has done well over the past few months due to a desperate search for yield, according to Dr Edward George, head of Ecobank UK.

How Trump could benefit Africa

2017-03-09 19:05

Although Africa is not high on the agenda for US President Donald Trump, there is a way his approach could benefit the continent, says an economist.

Africa Hotel Investment Forum returns to Rwanda

2017-03-06 14:12

The Africa Hotel Investment Forum - taking place alongside AviaDev Africa in Kigali, Rwanda - is set to attract more than 500 executives from 45 countries.

Trust a big factor for e-commerce in Africa

2017-02-22 12:44

Trust is probably the biggest factor relating to e-commerce in Africa at the moment, delegates hear at the 3rd Annual eCommerce MoneyAfrica Confex.

Ex-boss of Nigerian oil firm in $10m cash probe

2017-02-19 14:31

A former head of Nigeria's state-run oil company is under investigation after almost $10m in cash was found at a property he owns.

SA foreign direct investment jumps 38% in 2016 - Unctad

2017-02-10 07:46

SA has seen a 38% increase in foreign direct investment inflows in 2016, according to the Global Investment Trends Monitor of UNCTAD.

SA coal to dominate as African demand expands

2017-02-05 06:01

The rapid growth in demand for coal in Africa over the next decade could see South Africa in a position to capitalise on this opportunity.

African air cargo clocks 2nd fastest global growth

2017-02-01 20:09

The International Air Transport Association has released data for global air freight markets showing that demand has grown by 3.8% in 2016 compared to 2015.

 

How to make an internet of intelligent things work for Africa

2017-03-30 14:45

The Internet of Things is a network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items. They are equipped with electronics, software, sensors so they can collect and exchange data.

Aristotle stole Africa's idea of democracy – Ekurhuleni EFF

2017-03-18 15:42

The EFF in Ekurhuleni claimed that ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle took the idea of democracy from the Ancient Egyptians and Ethiopians.

Traditional big guns in Africa being replaced

2017-03-09 19:32

Traditional big guns in Africa like SA and Nigeria have increasingly been replaced over the past ten years in the eyes of investors, says a risk consultant.

Marriott International ups the game in Africa

2017-03-06 14:54

The latest plans of Marriott International in Africa reflects its confidence in the region and an announcement is expected soon about a new venue in SA.

Uber, Airbnb set scene at CT e-commerce conference

2017-02-27 16:32

If you are not thinking of disrupting your business, someone else is and this disruption never ends, delegates are told at an e-commerce conference.

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Newly formed Arise makes two African banking investments

2017-02-14 17:35

Newly formed investment company Arise has recently made two investments into Africa's banking sector, one in Ghana and one in Uganda.

IBM to train 25 million Africans for free to build workforce

2017-02-09 08:25

International Business Machines Corp. is ramping up its digital-skills training program to accommodate as many as 25 million Africans in the next five years, looking toward building a future workforce on the continent.

New investment company launched

2017-02-02 20:00

Arise, a collaborative partnership between international companies, Norfund, FMO and Rabobank has been launched in Cape Town.

5 obstacles women face in energy procurement

2017-02-01 05:31

These are the five challenges women owned enterprises face in the energy procurement process.

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