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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...
MTN Foundation donates ZAR250 000 to Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre
MTN SA Foundation has donated ZAR250 000 to Tshwaranang Legal...
Infrastructure Africa encourages unity through regional projects
Intra-African trade sits at around 11% and if Africa...
Black asset managers control ZAR416 billion of SA investments
Black asset managers have grown to 45 in number,...
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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...

  • 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, […]

  • MTN SA Foundation has donated ZAR250 000 to Tshwaranang Legal Advocacy Centre.  This will assist the organisation to fund its mandate of facilitating access to justice for women who have experienced, or are at risk of experiencing gender based violence. This donation was announced at a Women’s Day event hosted by the MTN SA Foundation on 11 […]

  • Intra-African trade sits at around 11% and if Africa could boost its regional integration levels, it would boost its economic growth plans. There is power in numbers and collaboration on infrastructure projects between African nations would be to the benefit of Africa as a whole, whilst also bringing down the costs of doing business. The 6th […]

  • Black asset managers have grown to 45 in number, managing ZAR416 billion of the South African savings and investments industry out of a total pool of ZAR4.6 trillion currently managed by the private sector. This is revealed in the ninth annual BEE.conomics survey, published by 27four Investment Managers, which is due for release on 5 September 2017. […]

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  • 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
  • New $550 million infrastructure fund launched in Africa

    A.P. Moller Holding has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550 million from anchor investors. The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering an attractive

    New $550 million infrastructure fund launched 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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