Yara launches US$20 million investment in Tanzania

DAR ES SALAAM: Global fertiliser company Yara International ASA launched its US$20 million investment into a new fertiliser terminal by the port in Dar es Salaam.

17 Jan 2011

Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation
Unexpected global skill shortages threaten corporate growth, innovation

NEW YORK, US: A survey of senior executives and talent managers shows future leadership and research & development are hardest hit.

3 Jan 2011

GM restructures African business, seeking growth
GM restructures African business, seeking growth

General Motors (GM) has announced a new strategy for African business, which it hopes will allow GM to capitalise on the growing opportunities around the continent.

By Michael Bratt 23 Nov 2010

Travelstart opens in Tanzania
Travelstart opens in Tanzania

South African company Travelstart has opened an operation in Tanzania to take advantage of Tanzania's emerging online capability, together with its increasing popularity as a destination.

23 Nov 2010

Mr Price takes aim at Nigerian market
Mr Price takes aim at Nigerian market

Retailer Mr Price is eying Nigeria, a market it says could host up to 100 stores, if it could only end its ban on the import of clothing.

By Michael Bleby 22 Nov 2010

Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes
Hope for full global economic recovery in 2010 diminishes

NEW YORK, US: After an upbeat start to the year with two consecutive quarters of increases in optimism, global consumer confidence fell three points in September to an Index of 90 as consumers' hopes for a full economic recovery this year fades in most parts of the world, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index.

27 Oct 2010

CIOs play a key role in security says Kaspersky Lab
CIOs play a key role in security says Kaspersky Lab

Africa brings unique experiences and visions to IT and security.

7 Sep 2010

RwandAir acquires second Boeing 737-500
RwandAir acquires second Boeing 737-500

RwandAir recently acquired its second Boeing 737-500 at a ceremony held at Kigali International Airport. The two-class configuration aircraft has 12 business class and 90 economy class seats.

30 Aug 2010

Worldwide web... it's a woman's world
Worldwide web... it's a woman's world

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc yesterday, 29 July 2010, released a global report on women's online usage titled, Women on the Web: How Women are Shaping the Internet, which provides an in-depth analysis of the female Internet user, highlighting key trends by Internet activity, worldwide region and digital channel.

29 Jul 2010

Game still in the pink of health
Game still in the pink of health

Game Stores has come a long way since it opened its first store in Durban in 1970 in cramped premises in the city's CBD, ringing up sales of R78 000 in its first month of trading. Its founders believed that shopping had become a tedious and boring pastime. They wanted to create a fun shopping environment and so conceptualised retailing as a game. The signature bright pink prevails to this day.

19 Jul 2010

SABMiller settles dispute with East African Breweries

Global brewing giant SABMiller said on Thursday, 25 February 2010, that group companies SABMiller Africa BV and Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) have agreed an amicable settlement of their dispute with East African Breweries Limited (EABL), a member of the Diageo plc group, relating to the Tanzanian beer market.

25 Feb 2010

To be the toast of Tanzania

Alcohol producer and distributor Distell is spearheading a viticultural initiative in Tanzania expected to enable wine farmers in the Dodoma highlands to double their crops within three to five years — and may yet be developing a feasible model for rolling out vineyard productions across sub-Saharan Africa.

18 Aug 2009

Google gets on board for Kenya's tourism industry

Kenya's struggling tourism sector will receive a boost following an announcement by Google to promote tourism in Africa through online marketing tools by providing free advertisement vouchers to African organisations to market their businesses in an online environment.

By Carole Kimutai 27 Feb 2008

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