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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance. The Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies in support of the development and management of economic corridors on the Continent.

2 days ago

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Lesotho government takes two radio stations off air

Four days ahead of the commemoration of the World Radio Day on 13 February 2017, the government of Lesotho cut the broadcasting signals of two local radio stations, Ts'enolo FM (104.6MHZ) and People's Choice FM (95.6 MHZ).

2 days ago

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Customer centricity and collaboration for all

First came Marketing2020, then came Insights2020. In their latest industry shakeup, Kantar Vermeer has put the wheel in motion for the formation of a local South African CMO Council. Frank van den Driest, Kantar Vermeer's chief client officer, shares how this will strengthen the local marketing industry.

By Leigh Andrews 3 days ago

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - African data collection startup Bamba has announced that it has closed its first seed investment round after raising US$1.1 million (Kes. 110 million) in investment funds, making it one of the largest and most successful seed rounds completed by an East African startup.

3 days ago

Education campaign by Lesotho land administration
Education campaign by Lesotho land administration

The Lesotho Land Administration Authority (LAA), a parastatal which manages and monitors land distribution and division for public and commercial use, selected a pocket-sized Z-Card as an informative brochure to educate people about lease transfers, land deeds and all of its other services.

3 days ago

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Improving climate change resilience in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar - In order to reduce the vulnerability of populations in Madagascar facing the adverse effects of climate change and severe weather events, the UNDP launched a new project on January 27, 2017, in Antsirabe, titled, ‘Improving Adaptation and Resilience to Address Climate Change in the Rural Communities of Analamanga, Atsinanana, Androy, Anosy and Atsimo Andrefana'.

3 days ago

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UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression”.

14 Feb 2017

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The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI.

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

Ambiente: Feedback from Frankfurt
Ambiente: Feedback from Frankfurt

Ambiente is one of the leading trade fairs showcasing design across dining, giving and living.

By Dave Nemeth 13 Feb 2017

Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck
Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck

LAGOS, Nigeria - Silvertree Internet Holdings, Africa's leading Internet platform, has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck for an undisclosed amount, making it Africa's largest price comparison group.

13 Feb 2017

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No-frills hotel chain woos business travellers in East Africa

International hotel chain Tune has introduced the no-frills hospitality concept in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Launched in July, the 280-room property is the company's first foray into Africa.

13 Feb 2017