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[Source Africa 2015] Africa en vogue

Africa is certainly the next big thing when it comes to trading partners for the US, and the recent reauthorisation of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) for another 10 years has just made it even hotter...

By Nicci Botha 11 Jun 2015

Nigerian economy remains strong - Okonjo Iweala

The peaceful election in Nigeria, with a new government coming in, bodes well for the Nigerian economy, which is good news for those in the marketing and retail sectors... A healthy economy usually means people have more money to spend... (Videos)

8 Apr 2015

Africa wants its own air transport market by 2017

African Ministers of Transport have declared their full support for the African Union Commission's proposal for the establishment of a single African air transport market by 2017...

22 Jan 2015

Some simple tips for online shopping this festive season

Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa, says that while there are many motivators of why to shop online, consumers must be aware of the do's and don'ts of online shopping to avoid possible drawbacks...

8 Dec 2014

Depth of Africa coverage improves

Coverage of the rest of Africa in our media provides an interesting gauge of our relationship with the continent since our borders opened up 20 years ago...

By Anton Harber 5 Dec 2014

Why Africa should be on international SMEs' radars

According to an in-depth study conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit, approximately 40% of global SMEs do not perceive Africa as a growth opportunity, despite positive economic growth stories...

27 Nov 2014

Survey shows huge growth potential for e-retailers in Africa

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. The Shop the World! report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential...

By Sumesh Rahavendra 31 Oct 2014

Trade partnerships within African continent vital for growth

More emphasis needs to be placed on trade partnerships between African countries to drive seamless intra-Africa trade, despite the growing number of international trade agreements...

By Charles Brewer 1 Oct 2014

Africa - the final frontier

In expanding and marketing products and services into Africa, business owners need to keep in mind that the continent of Africa has 53 countries, hundreds of languages and various cultures, making it a complex task.

By Sumesh Rahavendra 29 Sep 2014

Discussing the future of Africa at the GIL Conference 2014

Last week saw the convergence of leaders in various industries at the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town for the Growth, Innovation and Leadership Conference hosted by Frost & Sullivan.

By Cari Van Wyk 21 Aug 2014

Africa supports AGOA continuance, as US trade increases

At the 2014 US-Sub Saharan Africa Trade and Economic Cooperation Forum (known as the AGOA Forum), which coincided with President Barack Obama's US-Africa Leaders Summit...

By Charles Brewer 15 Aug 2014

Potential for retail growth in Africa

The recently released A.T Kearney African Retail Development Index ranked the top 10 countries in sub-Saharan Africa for retail expansion and highlighted Rwanda, Nigeria, Namibia, Tanzania and Gabon as Africa's most attractive markets for retailers looking to expand.

5 May 2014

Massive scope for mobile growth in Kenyan retail market

A new Nielsen study on Kenyan retailers and technology reveals that despite the massive uptake in mobile usage in Kenya, there is still significant scope for growth in the market, particularly in the retail environment...

Issued by Nielsen 26 Apr 2016

Good news for developing countries as WTO conference concludes

It was a win for the developing countries after the 10th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference finally closed a deal on elimination of agricultural and export subsidies...

By Kennedy Kangethe 21 Dec 2015

Advancing technology shaping financial services in Africa

As a result of advancing technology which is fueling innovation and growth, the financial services industry in Africa is rapidly evolving...

27 Jul 2015

Charles Brewer: 2015 to be a year of growth for the logistics industry in Africa

The World Economic Forum on Africa 2015 conference, held to mark 25 years of economic change in Africa, concluded last week...

By Cari Van Wyk 8 Jun 2015

We are because of PR

A paraphrase of the definition of Ubuntu - we are because you are - goes some way to explain that apart from our pride in being Africa's premier B2B news distribution channel, Bizcommunity is also proud to be home to a great many of the continent's foremost PR, marketing and digital communications professionals...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 21 May 2015

Doing business in Africa

Award-winning lawyer Peter Petrou provides an international perspective on doing business in and with Africa...

By Mfonobong Nsehe 19 Dec 2014

Tis the season to be... delivering

High levels of service delivery are required, especially in retail, as the world counts down to the festive season, with an upsurge in customers...

17 Dec 2014

Mobile technology expansion needed

About 40% of companies are investing in mobile technologies across their business and consider mobility as a key part of their business strategy, according to Accenture Mobility Report 2014.

23 Jul 2014

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