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Date: 20 Oct 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...

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First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
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Africa Trade Week is a historic event, with the goal of encouraging fruitful and stimulating dialogue among all stakeholders...

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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
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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...

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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...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

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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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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
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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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Gender inequality costs Africa USD95bn a year - UN

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
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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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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

The Africa rising narrative is not wholly dead, says Graham Cruikshanks, TBWA\ Africa's Director of Africa Operations...

By Graham Cruikshanks 15 Aug 2016

Ringleader behind thousands of online scams arrested in Nigeria
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The ringleader behind a global network responsible for thousands of online scams, has been arrested in Nigeria...

2 Aug 2016

Building your brand, one BRIC at a time
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Emerging markets are without a doubt the new frontier. Consumers in emerging markets are encountering marketing environments that are as complex and ever changing as their counterparts in developed countries...

By Johan Hanekom 1 Aug 2016

Four millennial stereotypes that will ruin your ad campaign
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Multiple pieces of marketing research show that Millennials are the largest generation with the greatest combined purchasing power in history...

By Jana Rooheart 19 Jul 2016

Programmatic advertising increases globally
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In 2016, more than 60% of global digital display advertising will be made up of programmatic ads - online display ads placed using a combination of artificial intelligence and real-time bidding...

19 Jul 2016

Why YouTubers should consider collaborating with influencer marketing platforms
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I recently read an article that explained how 41% of people between the ages of 18 to 29 are using AdBlock Plus - an application that allows people to block online adverts...

By Chiara Di Rago 19 Jul 2016

Reducing food loss through sustainable production practices in Africa
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New pilot initiative in Kaduna, Nigeria, will boost inclusive growth in African food industry...

18 Jul 2016

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You can't turn on a screen in 2016 without seeing an example of branded content or native advertising flit across your eyes...

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