GE spearheads infrastructure development
GE spearheads infrastructure development

General Electric, together with the Mara Group and Atlas Merchant Capital, are leading an initiative to create a joint venture dedicated to investing in the highly underdeveloped African infrastructure sector. The joint venture will seek to invest in infrastructure equity projects in selected countries throughout Africa.

6 hours ago

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New global exhibition for Africa

The first plastic, rubber, petrochemical and building materials exhibition took place last week at the Mlimani City Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, 27-29 May 2016. The event, dubbed, Africa-PPB-EXPO Tanzania 2016, featured exhibitors and visitors from all over East and Central Africa as well as B2B meetings and matchmaking opportunities.

6 hours ago

Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30
Africa's top 30 entrepreneurs under 30

Forbes Africa's 30 under 30 list has hit the shelves, revealing the 30 most promising entrepreneurs from around the continent, across various sectors.

7 hours ago

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Africa's social entrepreneurs mentored

GE and Santa Clara University's Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship have announced a partnership that focuses on training and mentoring social entrepreneurs working on maternal and child health innovations in sub-Saharan Africa.

3 days ago

Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP
Intra-Africa trade plays a role in GDP

As growth in developed markets such as Europe, China and North Africa continue to stagnate, greater regional integration in Africa, amongst all role players, is needed to capitalise on the continent's growth potential. This is according to Hennie Heymans, CEO of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa.

3 days ago

Magna Carta CEO, Vincent Magwenya, celebrates in Berlin last night
Magna Carta wins Africa PR Consultancy of 2016

Reputation Management agency, Magna Carta, won the Africa PR Consultancy of the year category at the SABRE Awards in Berlin, Germany last night.

26 May 2016

(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

26 May 2016

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Why it's time African researchers stopped working in silos

Seven years ago Bassirou Bonfoh, the director of the Centre Suisse de Recherches Scientifique in Cote d'Ivoire, joined forces with 10 other African institutions. Their plan was to collaborate on research into infections that pass between animals and humans. Many of these infections, such as Ebola, Zika and HIV, are sadly, world famous.

By Thomas Kariuki 26 May 2016

#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa
#AfricaDay: Call for new thinking about Africa

Nurturing and encouraging a different way of thinking by Africa's thought leaders - and about Africa by the rest of the world - was emphasised by speakers at the Africa Day celebrations, 25 May, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) in Bellville.

26 May 2016

Tigo management and local government officials at the launch of Tigo 4G in Mwanza City, Tanzania, earlier this year
Tigo deploys 4G LTE technology in Tanzania

Tanzania's digital lifestyle telecom operator, Tigo, will this year be investing over US$ 75 million on the network expansion and quality improvement by scaling up its 4G and 3G sites, fibre network as well as increasing the number of customer service outlets countrywide.

26 May 2016

Flower show for Africa
Flower show for Africa

Africa will have it's own flower show with the launch of The Cape Town Flower Show in South Africa, 27-30 October 2016.

26 May 2016

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 25 May 2016