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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.

2 days 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 2 days ago

Lesotho
Lesotho: How mobile technologies are saving thousands

The Vodafone Foundation announced a mobile-based HIV programme in Lesotho, where an estimated 23% of the population is HIV positive, many of whom live in extreme poverty in remote rural communities separated by mountainous terrain with minimal infrastructure.

2 days 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.

2 days 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).

2 days ago

Mobitainment hosting a mobile marketing qualification course with mCordis
Mobitainment hosting a mobile marketing qualification course with mCordis

Do you want to be a trailblazer in the mobile space?

Issued by Mobitainment 6 Dec 2016

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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.

6 Dec 2016

Insights2020: Connecting the dots
Insights2020: Connecting the dots

Walking down the street, I make a number of observations about the world around me: I notice how many women seem to have a bob-style haircut or the dominance of white cars on the road. Everyday each of us is bombarded with a wealth of information, constantly taking in the world around us. There has never been a greater wealth of data or information at our disposal than there is today. Yet just like my observations while walking down the street, none of this information is truly transformational. At most it is useful, and in today's world of slow growth and big data what we really need are insights that lead to action. The ability to transform a wealth of complex data into insights and ultimately turn those powerful insights into strategy is increasingly separating the winners from the losers.

By Nicki Cunliffe & Olivia Barlow, Issued by Kantar Millward Brown 5 Dec 2016

PEDA Week
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