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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

Africa will need about 360 billion dollars by 2040 to apply the planned ‘16-16-16' infrastructure development programme in Africa…

18 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

17 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Brands get ready - Gen Z are growing up and ready to challenge says Kantar Millward Brown
Brands get ready - Gen Z are growing up and ready to challenge says Kantar Millward Brown

AdReaction: Engaging Gen X, Y and Z is the first-ever comprehensive global study of Gen Z and provides guidance on how marketers can engage more effectively with this increasingly important group...

Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 10 Jan 2017

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How to take advantage of opportunities under AGOA

African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda...

14 Dec 2016

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Increase in activity of Moroccan, French companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

In its third edition of the International Development Barometer, BearingPoint observes sustained growth in the turnover of Moroccan and French companies in sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Dec 2016

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Why integration matters more than ever before

Clients will only realise the value of many agencies through integration - having an impeccable conductor who can pull it all together - a 'Chief Communication Integration Officer' of some sorts...

By vanessa baard 13 Dec 2016

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

Africa needs to move with speed to implement the Continental Free Trade Area next year...

8 Dec 2016

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Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

With contracts across Africa running into billions of dollars, Morocco is placing business at the heart of its strategy to win support for its re-entry into the African Union...

6 Dec 2016

First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa

Africa Trade Week is a historic event, with the goal of encouraging fruitful and stimulating dialogue among all stakeholders...

2 Dec 2016

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Engen helps drive Reunion island project

Engen continues to help drive construction of Reunion's €1.6bn highway over the sea...

30 Nov 2016

Paulino Baptista, Minister of Hospitality and Tourism of Angola.
Launch of first of 50 hotels planned in Angola

An investment in training and partnerships will increase the viability of Angola's hotel sector and business tourism ambitions...

22 Nov 2016

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An integrated approach to Africa's development goals

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

Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa
Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa

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

Graham Cruikshanks
TBWA\ Africa kicks its focus on disruption up a notch

Only businesses with strong fundamentals, a consistent approach and gutsy resilience have been able to weather the particularly tough business environment in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 12 months"...

27 Oct 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

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

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

Dr Hage G. Geingob, President -Republic of Namibia, addressed South African business last week at the launch of the ‘Invest in Namibia International Conference’
Namibia to improve ease of doing business

Namibia is actively improving its business environment, including easing multiple-entry visa requirements for South African business, to encourage more cross-border trade and investment...

14 Oct 2016

Xander Nijnens
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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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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ZAMPS reflects changes in Zimbabwean lifestyles

The latest Zimbabwe All Media and Products (ZAMPS) Survey reflects changes in Zimbabwean lifestyles...

16 Sep 2016

European Parliament backs trade deal with 6 African countries
European Parliament backs trade deal with 6 African countries

The European Parliament has approved an agreement granting duty-free access to the EU for products from Namibia, Mozambique, Botswana, Swaziland and Lesotho...

15 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

ECA Monthly stats report
ECA launches monthly Africa economic and social data

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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