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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

Africa will need about 360 billion dollars by 2040 to apply the planned ‘16-16-16' infrastructure development programme in Africa…

18 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

100 secondary school girls from Liberia, Malawi, Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, and the United States will work together to build their science, technology, engineering, arts and design, and mathematics (STEAM) skills to address the prevalent gender gap…

17 Jan 2017

Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Biggest hotel acquisition in Sub-Saharan Africa

Quantum Global's Hotel Fund Acquires Mövenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra…

12 Jan 2017

Chain Reactions Nigeria signs exclusive affiliate deal with Edelman
Chain Reactions Nigeria signs exclusive affiliate deal with Edelman

Edelman has announced Chain Reactions Nigeria has been signed on as its exclusive affiliate in the country, following a one-year strategic partnership...

23 Dec 2016

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How to take advantage of opportunities under AGOA

African countries should align AGOA and their developmental integration agenda...

14 Dec 2016

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Increase in activity of Moroccan, French companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

In its third edition of the International Development Barometer, BearingPoint observes sustained growth in the turnover of Moroccan and French companies in sub-Saharan Africa...

14 Dec 2016

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ECA urges Africa to push ahead with Continental Free Trade Area

Africa needs to move with speed to implement the Continental Free Trade Area next year...

8 Dec 2016

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Morocco uses business diplomacy to win friends in Africa

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

Sheraton Lagos Club Lounge
Sheraton Lagos expands and refreshes

Sheraton Lagos unveils 107 freshly renovated club rooms and suites and an all new Sheraton Club Lounge...

5 Dec 2016

First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa
First ever Africa Trade Week Opens in Addis Ababa

Africa Trade Week is a historic event, with the goal of encouraging fruitful and stimulating dialogue among all stakeholders...

2 Dec 2016

Divergent consumer confidence in Ghana and Nigeria
Divergent consumer confidence in Ghana and Nigeria

Divergent consumer confidence trends in Ghana and Nigeria reveal a tale of two very different countries...

28 Nov 2016

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African Development Bank okays USD600m loan for Nigeria

The African Development Bank has approved the first installment of a $1 billion loan to Nigeria to help President Muhammadu Buhari combat a "crisis situation".

7 Nov 2016

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Money transfer market in Nigeria thrives

Nigeria is one of the most globally connected countries, says Western Union...

4 Nov 2016

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An integrated approach to Africa's development goals

The year 2016 marks a double transition period, from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Agenda 2030; and at the continental level, from the New Economic Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) to Agenda 2063...

1 Nov 2016

Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa
Conciliating sustainable development and growth: implications for Africa

For three days this week, researchers from Mediterranean and Sub-Saharan African countries will discuss sustainable development issues affecting their regions...

31 Oct 2016

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The Internet of Things will change the world

The Internet of Things - an ecosystem of smart, connected devices and sensors that talk to each other and take independent, automated action - is here already and will become a part of our everyday lives...

28 Oct 2016

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UK aid vision for the continent

New UK support for jobs, trade and investment to boost economic development in Africa...

27 Oct 2016

Pay as you go solar power
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

By Tom Jackson 24 Oct 2016

Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, First Bank of Nigeria Ltd (left) and Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber in Nigeria.
Uber Nigeria provides vehicle finance to drivers

Uber Nigeria has announced that it is now making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners...

19 Oct 2016

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Cautious optimism for investors in Africa hotel sector

Investor sentiment for hotels in Sub-Saharan Africa remains positive despite economic headwinds in key markets, according to the latest JLL research into the sector...

12 Oct 2016

Marriott International expands
Marriott International rapidly expands its footprint across Africa

Marriott International has announced six new deals, one new brand and over over 1100 new rooms in Africa. Sheraton Mauritius is Marriott's first signed deal...

12 Oct 2016

Government can help small biz thrive in recession
Government can help small biz thrive in recession

Small and medium businesses in Nigeria face challenging times, even as the economy slides...

29 Sep 2016

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Free digital marketing masterclass at Lagos Startup Week

Lagos Startup Week to offer free digital marketing masterclass...

28 Sep 2016

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Big business opportunities ahead for Africa - McKinsey

Africa's overall growth has slowed but new research shows long-term fundamentals are strong and there are big business opportunities ahead...

16 Sep 2016

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FirstRand has R7bn for Africa deals

Banking group FirstRand says it has R13.8bn to spend on growth strategies including acquiring banks in Nigeria and Kenya...

12 Sep 2016

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Nigeria says to borrow from World Bank, China, Japan

Nigeria's presidency said last week that it had approved an external borrowing plan after the cash-strapped African economy plunged into official recession...

12 Sep 2016

AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote
AU, AFRIMA release full nominees list for public vote

The All African Music Awards (AFRIMA) released the full list of continental nominees this week ahead of public voting, which opens on 12 September 2016...

9 Sep 2016

ECA Monthly stats report
ECA launches monthly Africa economic and social data

The Economic Commission for Africa has launched its newest product, the Africa 'Statistical Flash', with macro-economic and social data on Africa...

6 Sep 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

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Starwood Hotels ramps up Nigeria portfolio

Accelerating growth in emerging markets across the globe, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. has announced the signing of Four Points Benin City, Nigeria...

1 Sep 2016

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