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Sun International scoops African marketing award
Sun International scoops African marketing awardArticle

Sun International's Africa sales and marketing manager, Didier Bayeye-Mbombo, has won the coveted Best Tourism Marketer in Africa Award for 2019. The awards were meant to be presented in 2020 but were delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic...

3 days ago

#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan Africa
#Newsmaker: Yokesh Maharaj to advance Mondelez's growth in Sub-Saharan AfricaArticle

This Africa Month, we chat to Mondelez International's new president of its Sub-Saharan Africa business unit about his appointment and mapping a growth strategy in Africa...

Lauren Hartzenberg 10 May 2021

Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw deal
Women are a mainstay of fishing in West Africa. But they get a raw dealArticle

The contributions that women in West Africa's fisheries make to the sector are widely un(der)paid, undervalued and largely invisible...

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood and Sayra van den Berg Bhagwandas 4 May 2021

Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could change
Why Ghana doesn't get the full value of its cocoa beans - and how this could changeArticle

The importance of raw cocoa beans to Ghana's foreign exchange earnings is derailing the development of a viable chocolate industry...

Sophie Van Huellen 3 May 2021

France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory Coast
France pledges investment to boost sustainable cotton in Ivory CoastArticle

France's development agency will invest $83.04m over the next five years to boost cotton production in Ivory Coast, economy minister Bruno Le Maire said during a visit to the West African country on Thursday.

Ange Aboa 30 Apr 2021

The beginning of the mend...
The beginning of the mend...Article

Alliance Media has partnered with Earthday.org to provide exposure on digital billboards across Africa for Earth Day 2021...

Issued by Alliance Media 21 Apr 2021

#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish Ink
#BehindtheBrandManager: Leigh-Anne Acquisto of Liquorish InkArticle

Although not a brand manager, Leigh-Anne Acquisto, founder and MD of specialist strategic consultancy Liquorish Ink, has extensive experience working with brands and recently helped create the brand identity for a new restaurant in Johannesburg called Proud Mary...

Jessica Tennant 19 Apr 2021

Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and development
Competition law in post-pandemic Africa a key driver for change and developmentArticle

With the growth of economies across Africa, competition law has remained one of the key drivers for effective market participation, consumer protection and fair business practices...

15 Apr 2021

South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investment
South African manufacturer KAS Africa secures $10m investmentArticle

KAS Africa, a leading contract manufacturer of personal, home, baby and oral care FMCG products, has received an investment with an aggregate value of $10m from TRT Investments Limited...

Issued by KAS Africa 14 Apr 2021

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Kenyan startup Tanda set for regional expansion after funding boostArticle

Tanda enables shops in Kenya to be access points for financial services including banking, insurance, and utility payments...

12 Apr 2021

'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthyArticle

A stable ecosystem of organic matter is the key to improving agricultural yields in the surrounding farmland and fighting climate change...

Michele Francis 9 Apr 2021

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Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?Article

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measures
Is that a good egg? How chocolate makers rate on social and environmental measuresArticle

Easter is the biggest chocolate-buying time of the year. But who's really paying for the cost of that chocolate?

John Dumay and James Guthrie 6 Apr 2021

Ebola virus virion. CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith
Ebola might be a chronic infection - but here's why we shouldn't panicArticle

Ebola is back in Guinea in West Africa, five years after the largest Ebola epidemic ever known ended...

Connor Bamford 1 Apr 2021

Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockage
Top three take-away lessons from the Suez Canal blockageArticle

Direct implications for maritime security are unlikely. But there will be ripple effects in the shipping industry and in many commercial sectors...

Dirk Siebels 30 Mar 2021

Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new study
Scaling up bioenergy production could substantially raise water stress - new studyArticle

According to a new study, biomass plantations for energy production need sustainable water management in order to avoid a substantial increase in water scarcity.

12 Mar 2021

Africa hotel transactions set to increase as owners forced to consider disposal prospects - JLL
Africa hotel transactions set to increase as owners forced to consider disposal prospects - JLLArticle

According to JLL's Hotels & Hospitality Group, Covid-19 is expected to impact the hotel sector in Sub-Saharan Africa in the long term with an increase in the number of transactions expected over the next few years...

12 Mar 2021

Africa Proptech Forum Startup Competition open for entries
Africa Proptech Forum Startup Competition open for entriesArticle

Selected finalists will have the opportunity to pitch and showcase their companies and services at this year's Africa Proptech Forum in Johannesburg...

12 Mar 2021

Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive month
Global food price index rises for 9th consecutive monthArticle

The early estimate for 2021's wheat output is positive but 45 countries are in need of external assistance for food...

4 Mar 2021

Gas and oil power plants have historically had better success chances than most renewable energy projects. Provided by author via pixabay
Africa looks likely to continue relying on power from fossil fuels for some timeArticle

The narratives of leapfrogging to new technologies are pervasive when it comes to development in Africa...

3 Mar 2021

Radisson Individuals signs first property in Africa
Radisson Individuals signs first property in AfricaArticle

The Radisson Hotel Group has rolled our its first Radisson Individuals property in Africa, with the signing of Earl Heights Suites Hotel, a member of Radisson Individuals, Accra, Ghana...

3 Mar 2021

Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry Association
Rail sector ready to boost economy - African Rail Industry AssociationArticle

The unemployment rate is imposing 'significant' pressure on taxpayers and the country's budget, but the rail sector is ready to contribute to reducing these numbers...

26 Feb 2021

Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental group
Ivory Coast lost 47,000ha of forest to cocoa production in 2020 - environmental groupArticle

Ivory Coast lost 47,000 hectares (116,000 acres) of forest in its cocoa-growing regions in 2020, an environmental group said on Thursday...

Ange Aboa 19 Feb 2021

Medical staff check each others protective suits. Photo by SUMY SADURNI/AFP via Getty Images
Ebola strikes West Africa again: key questions and lessons from the pastArticle

News of a new outbreak of Ebola in Guinea is indeed distressing...

Mosoka Fallah 19 Feb 2021

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WHO alerts six African countries after Ebola outbreaksArticle

CONAKRY - The World Health Organisation (WHO) has asked six African countries to be alert for possible Ebola infections...

Saliou Samb 18 Feb 2021

AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now out
AECOM's 2020/21 Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide now outArticle

AECOM has released the 31st edition of its Africa Property & Construction Cost Guide, published in conjunction with the Bureau of Economic Research...

17 Feb 2021

What to expect from the 2021 hybrid Kucheza Afrika Festival
What to expect from the 2021 hybrid Kucheza Afrika FestivalArticle

The 2021 Programme of Kucheza Afrika Festival will take place online and at the South African State Theatre (SAST) from 1 to 11 April. This year's programme boasts the dance fraternity's renowned dancers such as Vincent Mantsoe, Lulu Mlangeni, Bailey Snyman, Nicola Haskins, Ignatius van Heerden, Fana Tshabalala, Thulani Chauke, Mdu Nhlapo and more.

15 Feb 2021

Fast food is growing in popularity with Ghanaians. Wikimedia Commons
Ghanaians are eating more fast food: the who and the whyArticle

Across Africa fast food restaurants have spread at a rapid rate, driven by rising income levels, rapid urbanisation and changing eating habits and lifestyles...

James Boafo 11 Feb 2021

#BizTrends2021: Ndeye Diagne: How Gen Z is building a better Africa
#BizTrends2021: Ndeye Diagne: How Gen Z is building a better AfricaArticle

Afro-centrist and data storyteller, Ndeye Diagne, managing director at Kantar Nigeria and Ghana, takes a look at how Gen Z is influencing societal and cultural trends...

Evan-Lee Courie 28 Jan 2021

Endeavor SA's entrepreneurs raise 4x capital YOY
Endeavor SA's entrepreneurs raise 4x capital YOYArticle

Despite prolonged global market uncertainty, Endeavor South Africa has reported significant growth in their portfolio of disruptive tech businesses...

25 Jan 2021

Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the trade
Informal waste management in Lagos is big business: policies need to support the tradeArticle

The megacity of Lagos has an estimated population of 24 million. And it's constantly growing, putting additional strain on a city that already has serious challenges...

Chidi Nzeadibe et al. 13 Jan 2021

Women who had a secondary or higher level of education were more likely to test for HIV than women who had no formal education. Shutterstock
African countries differ widely in prenatal HIV testing: why it mattersArticle

The introduction of antiretroviral drugs has resulted in a remarkable decline in mother-to-child transmission of HIV...

Anthony Idowu Ajayi 13 Jan 2021

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#BizTrends2021: Key industry group trends in post-pandemic AfricaArticle

In the midst of the planetary emergency of climate change, Covid-19 is testing modern civilisation's preparedness for shocks, across the spheres of finance, economics and technology; global, national and regional governance; global and population health; social cohesion and food security. This is according to Baker McKenzie's new report, Unprecedented: Converging Crises...

Wildu du Plessis 4 Jan 2021

West African solar startup secures $8.5m
West African solar startup secures $8.5mArticle

Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050
Almost 90% of the world's animal species will lose some habitat to agriculture by 2050Article

Our research shows we could feed the world sustainably - but conservation will have to become a lot more proactive...

David Williams and Michael Clark 22 Dec 2020

Global Citizen Prize 2020 honours people shaping the 'World We Want'
Global Citizen Prize 2020 honours people shaping the 'World We Want'Article

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen has announced the winners of the 2020 Global Citizen Prize...

Issued by OnPoint PR 17 Dec 2020

City Lodge Hotel Group director retires: Patrick Tate looks back on a life in hospitality
City Lodge Hotel Group director retires: Patrick Tate looks back on a life in hospitalityArticle

There is a solution to every problem, says Patrick Tate, retiring divisional director of operations at City Lodge Hotel Group (CLHG). This approach, coupled with a lifetime of experience, steady and grounded disposition, and an abundance of patience has made Tate excel as a hotelier...

Issued by City Lodge Hotel 30 Nov 2020

Poorly implemented tech leads to enforcement investigations at 40% of global companies - report
Poorly implemented tech leads to enforcement investigations at 40% of global companies - reportArticle

A landmark survey of more than 1,500 compliance leaders around the world, including in Africa, has revealed major risks associated with digitalisation, with 41% of those surveyed admitting their organisation has already experienced enforcement investigations...

20 Nov 2020

UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought risk
UCT study examines potential of dimming the sun to limit future 'Day Zero' drought riskArticle

According to scientists from the University of Cape Town (UCT), artificially dimming the sun by injecting reflective particles into the upper atmosphere could help reduce the likelihood of 'Day Zero' level droughts in Cape Town...

19 Nov 2020

Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African Art
Adjaye Associates reveals design for Edo Museum of West African ArtArticle

Adjaye Associates has revealed the design for the new Edo Museum of West African Art (EMOWAA) in Edo State, Southern Nigeria...

18 Nov 2020

Ecowas Bank for Investment and Development headquarters in Lome. Willem Heerbaart/Wikimedia Commons
How West Africa economic partnership deals put the cart before the horseArticle

A free trade agreement, in its most basic sense, is an attempt by existing industries to find new markets. Their need to do this arises from industrialisation - that is, the process of developing sectors that attract high levels of protection in the international market...

Michael E Odijie 18 Nov 2020

Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - report
Key trends set to influence social investments in Africa - reportArticle

Pan-African network for social investors African Venture Philanthropy Alliance (AVPA) recently launched its inaugural report on the state of social investment financing in Africa...

11 Nov 2020

APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announced
APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020 jury announcedArticle

PR and marketing executives from Microsoft, Facebook, Uber, YouTube, Coca-Cola, Harley-Davidson, MasterCard, LEGO and many more are among the panel of judges for the APO Group African Women in Media Award 2020...

5 Nov 2020

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New partnership to expand e-logistics technology solutions across AfricaArticle

Imperial invests in, and partners with Lori Systems to expand its e-logistics technology solutions across Africa. This strategic partnership is the first of its kind at this scale and scope on the African continent...

4 Nov 2020

Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to change
Ghana has a housing crisis: what we found in Kumasi, and what needs to changeArticle

Housing is one of the most basic human needs and can have a profound impact on the happiness, lifestyle, self-esteem, and productivity of an individual...

Lewis Abedi Asante and Richmond Juvenile Ehwi 3 Nov 2020

2020 ITU Global Innovation Challenge names Chidi Nwaogu as "Big Winner"
2020 ITU Global Innovation Challenge names Chidi Nwaogu as "Big Winner"Article

Chidi Nwaogu of Publiseer was named the "Big Winner" of the 2020 ITU Global Innovation Challenge by the International Telecommunications Union...

2 Nov 2020

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