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Stanford, De Beers seal $3 million deal to boost Entrepreneurs in Africa
Stanford Graduate School of Business today, 18 August 2017,  announced...
Absa Bank, China Development Bank conclude $100 million agreement
Absa Bank Limited, a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa...
University of Cape Town launches first Fintech Degree in Africa
South Africa’s financial services industry faces a significant challenge:...
What is the value of investing in Nigeria?
Active managers in Africa and frontier markets have to...
Facebook Africa gears up for Creative Week at #Loeries2017
Facebook is once again throwing its full support behind...
Angonix ranked top 3 Internet Exchange Point in Africa
Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda,...
Foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector rises
The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set...
Emira Property Fund reports total dividend of 143.18 cents per share
Emira Property Fund today, 16 August 2017, reported a...
Lagos to experience 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes
An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the...
New Angolan beverage plant approved for development
A company formed by Sun Ocean Holdings Ltd., a...
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Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda, has grown exponentially to become...

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Angola Cables today, 9 August 2017, took a step closer to completion of the South...

  • Stanford Graduate School of Business today, 18 August 2017,  announced a $3 million, three-year partnership with De Beers Group to empower young, budding entrepreneurs and owners of established businesses in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa through two new educational programs launching in 2018. Stanford is expanding two of its successful programs to Southern Africa: the Seed […]

  • Absa Bank Limited, a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL), has concluded a five year $100 million Special Facility Agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB). This is the first major transaction between the two lenders and is geared towards providing funding to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). This will also benefit BAGL’s existing […]

  • South Africa’s financial services industry faces a significant challenge: the rise of modern technology, commonly labelled as financial technology, or fintech, combined with a lack of skilled graduates who are able to navigate this complex new terrain. The University of Cape Town (UCT) is now the first university on the continent to offer a degree […]

  • Active managers in Africa and frontier markets have to counter the perceived higher risk of investing in volatile markets prone to political and economic uncertainty. In response, most investors gravitate to growth strategies, pursuing markets or sectors with attractive GDP growth prospects and predictable policy makers. Inevitably, when investors flock to the preferred country or […]

  • Facebook is once again throwing its full support behind young, digital talent in South Africa, with a busy programme of events for #Loeries2017 Creative Week. “At Facebook, we are passionate about helping talented young creatives across Africa and the Middle East to develop their skills and deliver great concepts that help brands to grow, while […]

  • Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda, has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps, Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region. Angonix, managed by Angola Cables, allows global and local networks such as Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Content […]

  • The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. “The growth potential […]

  • Emira Property Fund today, 16 August 2017, reported a total dividend of 143.18 cents per share for its full-year ended 30 June 2017. It delivered results in line with market guidance and made significant strategic progress that has cleared the way for its return to positive growth in distributions. “It was a challenging year. Nevertheless, […]

  • An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five months, August – December 2017, […]

  • A company formed by Sun Ocean Holdings Ltd., a local partner with extensive experience in the Angolan market, Embasa (Equatorial Guinea) and QG African Infrastructure 1 LP has received formal approval from UTIP (Technical Unit for Private Investment) in Angola. Grupo Sun Ocean Lda is a project in Angola’s beverage sector with capacity to produce, […]

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  • Absa Bank, China Development Bank conclude $100 million agreement

    Absa Bank Limited, a subsidiary of the Barclays Africa Group (BAGL), has concluded a five year $100 million Special Facility Agreement with the China Development Bank (CDB). This is the first major transaction between the two lenders and is geared towards providing funding to Small and Medium Enterprises (SME). This will also benefit BAGL’s existing

    Absa Bank, China Development Bank conclude $100 million agreement
  • What is the value of investing in Nigeria?

    Active managers in Africa and frontier markets have to counter the perceived higher risk of investing in volatile markets prone to political and economic uncertainty. In response, most investors gravitate to growth strategies, pursuing markets or sectors with attractive GDP growth prospects and predictable policy makers. Inevitably, when investors flock to the preferred country or

    What is the value of investing in Nigeria?
  • Foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector rises

    The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. “The growth potential

    Foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector rises
  • WDB Investment increases equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%

    WDB Investment Holdings has increased its stake in Seed Engine, incorporating Seed Academy and the WDB Seed Fund from 35% to 51%, officially confirming Seed Engine as a proudly 51% black women owned company. Venture capital company Grovest is Seed Engine’s second major shareholder with a 30% stake. The increased share underscores the long-standing relationship

    WDB Investment increases equity stake in Seed Engine to 51%
  • Ghana targets 5 million passengers with AfDB-funded airport project

    The construction of a new terminal at Ghana’s flagship airport – Kotoka International Airport – is expected to make the country a destination of choice with a yearly target of 5 million passengers. The project, funded by the African Development Bank (AfDB) with a $120-million facility, will improve air transport in the country. It is

    Ghana targets 5 million passengers with AfDB-funded airport project
  • Afreximbank opens shareholding to Investors in Africa

    In a major innovation in Africa’s capital markets, supranational trade finance bank African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), an investment grade rated multilateral financial institution, is opening its shareholding to the investing public through the issuance of Depositary Receipts. In a deal being arranged by SBM Group, a leader in the financial sector in Mauritius, and announced

    Afreximbank opens shareholding to Investors in Africa

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  • A conference taking place in Durban from 9 to 11 October 2017 is set to explore South Africa’s aspirations to build an energy hub for gas cooperation with international partners along the value chain. The International Gas Cooperation Summit...

  • The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, laid the foundation stone of the Lom Pangar Dam power plant in the département of Lom-et-Djerem in eastern Cameroon. The visit to Lom Pangar included top government officials, ministers of...

  • By deciding to hold over for trial the matter of the phosphate cargo vessel Cherry Blossom, which was seized in South African waters in April after an unscheduled stop, the South African court has rendered a transparently political opinion...

  • With Africa’s overall port utilisation capacity now exceeding 70%, ports authorities and terminal operators are actively calling for partners in development to equip Africa’s ports and harbours for post-neo-panamax shipping requirements. As international trade volumes increase at growth rates...

  • Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) opened its new wash plant in an opening ceremony attended by His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu. ZAC is located on the border of the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve, close to Ulundi and is the sole...

  • In line with what was reported last year, there continues to be a noticeable disparity in performance between the two core trade corridors of East Africa. Container trade in the Northern Corridor, which serves Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan and...

  • GIBB, one of South Africa’s leading black-owned multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firms, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the South African Water Research Commission (WRC) to develop a group of women water entrepreneurs. The memorandum is a commitment by...

  • Large shipping losses have declined by 50% over the past decade, largely driven by development of a more robust safety environment by ship-owners, according to Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty SE’s (AGCS) fifth annual Safety and Shipping Review 2017....

  • Stronger global trade is expected this year and as reported by the World Trade Organization, indicators like export orders and container shipping are on the rise at the beginning of 2017. Recognising the uncertainty on economic and policy developments,...

  • Up and down Africa’s coasts, major seaports with bunkering facilities play a key strategic role in keeping sea traffic flowing, and industries growing. It is big business and includes the storage of bunker (ship) fuels and the provision of...

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