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Date: 20 Oct 2016
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First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
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IMF chief Christine Lagarde said she will recommend the institution approve a $12 billion loan for Egypt...

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The year 2016 marks a double transition period, from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2030; and at the continental level, from the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063...

1 Nov 2016

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IMF chief says Egypt in currency 'crisis'

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said that Egypt is going through a currency "crisis," suggesting a quick devaluation to tackle a widening gap between the official and black market rates...

31 Oct 2016

Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa
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For three days this week, researchers from Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries will discuss sustainable development issues affecting their regions...

31 Oct 2016

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The Internet of Things will change the world

The Internet of Things - an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action - is here already and will become a part of our everyday lives...

28 Oct 2016

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UK aid vision for the continent

New UK support for jobs, trade and investment to boost economic development in Africa...

27 Oct 2016

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Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

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Chaos-ridden Libya's economy on the brink, say experts

Political stalemate and the conflict rocking Libya are pushing the economy towards collapse...

21 Oct 2016

Element Cairo - The Gate Project
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Slated to Open in 2019, Marriott Element Cairo hotel will offer a smart, sustainable extended stay experience in Egypt...

19 Oct 2016

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Morocco officially requests to join the African Union

The Kingdom of Morocco has officially submitted a request to accede to the African Union (AU) Constitutive Act, and therefore, become a member of the African Union...

17 Oct 2016

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Cautious optimism for investors in Africa hotel sector

Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector...

12 Oct 2016

Marriott International expands
Marriott International rapidly expands its footprint across Africa

Marriott International has announced six new deals, one new brand and over over 1100 new rooms in Africa. Sheraton Mauritius is Marriott's first signed deal...

12 Oct 2016

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Morocco signs deal for major Boeing hub

Morocco has signed an agreement with Boeing to build a new hub for the US aerospace giant that officials hope will create thousands of skilled jobs...

29 Sep 2016

Africa rising (Source: GE)
GE reports back on R2bn investment across Africa

GE, which has operated in Africa for over 100 years, committed to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa from 2014 to 2018...

26 Sep 2016

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Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

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Nigeria says to borrow from World Bank, China, Japan

Nigeria's presidency said last week that it had approved an external borrowing plan after the cash-strapped African economy plunged into official recession...

12 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

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The Economic Commission for Africa has launched its newest product, the Africa 'Statistical Flash', with macro-economic and social data on Africa...

6 Sep 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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Minor Hotels sees further growth potential for its brands in Africa

Minor Hotels is expanding aggressively across the African continent, with two new resorts in the pipeline in North Africa...

1 Sep 2016

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Japan PM pledges to invest USD30bn in Africa by 2018

Japan will pour $30 billion (27 billion euros) in investment in Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development...

30 Aug 2016

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The UN has urged African nations to close a gender gap that is costing an estimated $95 billion (84 billion euros) a year in lost economic potential...

30 Aug 2016

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Using art to drive Africa's economic agenda

African arts are a language to drive and integrate Africa's economic and development agenda...

25 Aug 2016

Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum
Addis Ababa to host 10th African Development Forum

Preparations are underway for the 10th African Development Forum to be convened by the Economic Commission for Africa, the African Union and the African Development Bank...

23 Aug 2016

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Egypt eyes tough reforms in last-ditch bid to save economy

Egypt hopes a $12-billion financing deal with the IMF will usher in an economic turnaround, but real progress hinges on a tough reform package...

18 Aug 2016

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The impact on Africa after Brexit

African economies may be severely affected by Britain's exit, according to analyst Amelia Tan, writing for the UN's Africa Renewal...

By Amelia Tan 17 Aug 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
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With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent...

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

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Why KPMG doubts that SA has overtaken Nigeria again

KPMG disagrees with reports that SA has overtaken Nigeria as Africa's largest economy in dollar terms, saying the calculations behind this assertion are methodologically incorrect...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 16 Aug 2016

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Africa is ripe for disruption

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