Barron Ernst
Mobile services: how to crack high growth markets

Smartphone use in high growth markets like India and Africa differs from developed markets. This is because there are a very different set of constraints in operation, most of which stem from cost and infrastructure. If businesses want to deliver successful mobile services to emerging markets, they need to understand local nuances and design a business model that fits.

9 hours ago

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GE Africa CEO to advise on Africa trade

WASHINGTON D.C., USA - Jay Ireland, President and CEO of GE Africa, was named as chair of the second President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker.

10 hours ago

Njeri Kabeberi
New Greenpeace Africa director

Kenyan born Njeri Kabeberi, has been appointed executive director for Greenpeace Africa after an extensive search for a combination of skills required to drive the organisation towards a people-powered movement.

11 hours ago

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Air Travel: East Africa rising

Analysis of International air travel to East Africa this year (January to August) by ForwardKeys, a company that predicts future travel patterns by analysing 14 million booking transactions a day, reveals strong growth of 11.2% compared with the same period last year.

12 hours ago

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Five million Somalis now food insecure

MOGADISHU, Somalia - Five million Somalis - more than 40% of the country's population - do not have sufficient food, according to a new assessment report released this past week in Mogadishu.

13 hours ago

Collaborate to unlock competitive advantage
Collaborate to unlock competitive advantage

How companies can use collaboration tools as innovation hacks.

By Farren Roper 13 hours ago

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#TRENDING: The experience economy

In order to earn the attention of consumers, brands need to create experiences that they can share.

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

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From credit-worthy to target-worthy: How predictive scoring is being used in marketing

As a marketer or customer engagement professional, imagine the cost-savings if you knew who in your database or lead list were likely to be the most profitable customers or most likely to respond?

By Luke Turnbull 1 day ago

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Five key shifts shaping Africa's entertainment and media industry

The internet, video games, television, and filmed entertainment segments of sub-Saharan Africa's entertainment and media industry are projected to continue to grow in the following years but the publishing industry is having to work very hard to make any headway, according to PwC's Entertainment and Media Outlook: 2016 - 2020 report (South Africa - Nigeria - Kenya).

1 day ago

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

The African growth story is still real. Two years ago, the first US-Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and organisations discussed and debated opportunities in infrastructure, innovation, and workforce development, and together committed more than $33 billion in deals, investments, and financing to accelerate African growth.

1 day ago

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Sudan needs swift reforms to revive ailing economy: World Bank

KHARTOUM, Sudan - The World Bank on Sunday urged Sudan to undertake swift structural reforms to revive its ailing economy, which a top Sudanese official insisted had been adversely impacted by US trade sanctions.

1 day ago

Ghana Fashion & Design Week
Ghana Fashion and Design Week

Fashion designers, models, artists, fashion buyers, journalists and fashion lovers from the world will participate in the Ghana Fashion and Design Week 2016, 21 - 23 October 2016, at the Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra. This year's event has been branded, 'the Neo Africa edition'.

1 day ago

Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'
Ericsson, Grundfos launch drinking water 'ATMs'

Scandinavian company, Grundfos, have come with a solution that will improve access and payments for drinking water. The collaboration ensures easy connection of mobile wallet providers and water service providers, to simplify access for the end consumer.

23 Sep 2016