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Call for agriculture to be central to Africa's development

ABUJA, Nigeria - The 11th African Economic Conference (AEC) wound up in Abuja, Nigeria on Wednesday, after three days of intensive discussions on how African countries can achieve agro-allied industrialisation.

6 hours ago

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Is traditional advertising really dead?

You have come of age and need to set up an email account. You are also excited at the prospect of joining Facebook, Twitter, Tinder, Snapchat, Instagram and your peers insist that you join Telegram because it is "cool". One problem though - you can't find a username combination that suits you.

By David Karega 6 hours ago

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African PR awards launched

The Holmes Group is partnering with the African Public Relations Association (APRA) to launch its first ever African SABRE Awards. The competition is now open for entries, and the winners will be recognised at a gala dinner during the 2017 APRA conference, which will take place in Marrakesh, Morocco, next May.

7 hours ago

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Visa and Nest launch FinTech bootcamp for Africa

Visa has partnered with Nest, early-stage venture capital firm and global innovation accelerator, to launch the Visa Bootcamp, an intensive four-day FinTech bootcamp. The first-of-its-kind programme in Africa is designed to accelerate innovation from across Africa and the world, shaping the future of finance for consumers and businesses across the continent.

8 hours ago

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Africa Trade Forum ended in Addis Ababa Wednesday with Economic Commission for Africa's Coordinator, David Luke, of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) urging participants to act on conclusions reached in discussions this week as the continent seeks to meet its October 2017 deadline for the implementation of the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

1 day ago

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Smart and Kirusa partner to launch InstaVoice in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda - Smart Uganda, an emerging telecom service provider, and Kirusa, global telecom and social media solutions, announced the launch of InstaVoice Missed Call, Voicemail, and Voice SMS service in Uganda. With this collaboration, Smart subscribers can now send and receive voice messages easily, to and from other subscribers in Uganda, and also across the globe.

1 day ago

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ContinuityEastAfrica launches full business resilience capability

ContinuityEastAfrica has officially opened its doors in Nairobi. The company offers full business continuity management services and capabilities to East African businesses and government entities from its new data centre and work-area recovery facility situated just outside Nairobi.

2 days ago

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Metta launches in Nairobi

Global entrepreneurship community Metta has officially launched its members-only club in Nairobi, opening the doors to a dedicated space for entrepreneurs and investors to network and collaborate.

By Gabriella Mulligan 3 days ago

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Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

RABAT, Morocco - 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.

3 days ago

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Calls for accelerated job creation in Africa

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the desired economic growth outlined in the vision of Agenda 2063.

5 Dec 2016

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

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The first ever Africa Trade Week opened in Addis Ababa this week with the Economic Commission for Africa's David Luke, urging participants to come up with solutions to unanswered questions about the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA).

2 Dec 2016