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AGRICULTURE

Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs
Investment in agriculture helps tackle pressing SDGs

Apart from the sound investment case for investing in the global agriculture and food value chain, investments in agriculture address a number of critical SDGs by tackling issues such as extreme poverty, food security and lack of job opportunities...

11 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia with the GE Digital team on a tour of the company’s San Ramon facility.
Digitisation of Ghanaian economy accelerated

GE is supporting Ghana's digitisation drive to digitise the economy and move Ghana beyond aid dependence...

12 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

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Innovation, people key to creating a sustainable bioeconomy

A sustainable bioeconomy "is foremost about nature and the people who take care of and produce biomass." This means family farmers, forest people and fishers, who are also "holders of important knowledge on how to manage natural resources in a sustainable way."

12 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

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Key insights into the global garlic market

In 2016, global garlic consumption stood at $18.1bn, +8% more than the year before. It is anticipated that the next nine year period will see an upward trend in garlic cultivation due to a number of factors...

13 hours ago

TOURISM

Business events can lead the growth of African tourism
Business events can lead the growth of African tourism

As the economy continues to shift from being resource-based, knowledge industries such as tourism will become more sophisticated and important and while business travel makes up just a quarter of the overall tourism pie, its potential extends far beyond its current nominal contribution...

By Yugashnee Naicker 14 hours ago

ICT

If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount
If the future in Africa is mobile, identity verification is paramount

Mobile operators are becoming an important provider of, and platform for, a growing range of services. As a result, the ability to verify customer identity is becoming a business imperative for mobile operators...

By Sherry Zameer 15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor
'Africa Rising' is a global megatrend - Euromonitor

Euromonitor International has just released a Shifting Market Frontiers Megatrend forecast in which it pegs 'Africa Rising' as a megatrend...

By Louise Marsland 1 day ago

AGRICULTURE

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Dangerous hitchhikers: New measures to help stop the spread of plant pests across borders

The CPM has adopted new phytosanitary standards aimed at preventing destructive agricultural and environmental pests from jumping borders and spreading internationally...

1 day ago

TOURISM

Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa
Reduced development pipeline, strong demand expected to improve hotel performance in East Africa

The impact of the elevated supply growth across the region will likely continue to be felt in 2018, but strong demand fundamentals will improve hotel performance thereafter...

1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced
2018 African Infrastructure Project Developers Awards shortlist announced

Africa investor (Ai) recently announced the shortlisted candidates for its 2018 African Infrastructure Projects Developer Awards...

1 day ago

ICT

12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow
12 top young African tech leaders of tomorrow

Africa is fast becoming a key global tech market, and many of the tech leaders of tomorrow are emerging from the continent with Africa's international ambitions and potential firmly in their grasp...

By Peter Pedroncelli 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

African youth demand a seat at the table
African youth demand a seat at the table

Voices of young Africans are becoming difficult to ignore. Africa's young people are demanding a seat at the political table and on the transformation train...

1 day ago

ICT

SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"
SMEs to benefit from Google's "mobile-first indexing"

Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) stand to benefit from Google implementing "mobile-first indexing"...

1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

African youth participate at an international youth forum at the UN headquarters in New York. Photo: Africa Renewal/Shu Zhang
African youth demand a seat at the table

Elections on the continent are increasingly yielding younger leadership...

By Busani Bafana 1 day ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Kenyan mobile consumer feedback company secures $3.5m investment
Kenyan mobile consumer feedback company secures $3.5m investment

mSurvey has secured investment to enable the company to continue building out its infrastructure and partnerships, in order to scale and expand into more African countries...

1 day ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Makoma Lekalakala, director for Earthlife Africa, and Liz McDaid, climate change coordinator for Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI)
Two SA women awarded Goldman prize for halting SA-Russia nuclear deal

Makoma Lekalakala and Liz McDaid are the recipients of this year's Goldman Environmental Prize...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition
LIA and Gorilla Doctors announce new global competition

In partnership with Gorilla Doctors, LIA has initiated a global competition that is open to all creatives between the ages of 21 - 30 years...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Book launched on Africa's free trade agreement
Book launched on Africa's free trade agreement

A book is being developed on Africa's Continental Free Trade Agreement to serve as a valuable resource ...

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria
MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria

MTN, has entered into partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute the content of the label's catalogue on its platform in Nigeria...

2 days ago

ICT

Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator
Uganda's BreastIT selected for Vodafone F-Lane accelerator

Ugandan startup BreastIT has been selected to join the Berlin-based Vodafone Institute's F-Lane Accelerator, one of five ventures chosen from over 180 worldwide applicants...

By Gabriella Mulligan 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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#Prisms2018: Out of Africa - an insider's perspective

The following is an excerpt from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPRI) 2017 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture I delivered at the House of Lords, Palace of Westminster...

By Robyn de Villiers 2 days ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

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Millions of urban Africans still don't have electricity: here's what can be done

Urban communities often face many challenges in obtaining electricity access...

By Rebekah Shirley 2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Freedom of expression 'deteriorating' under Magufuli

Tanzania's new law regulating online-related content is continuing to generate protest. Critics say President John Magufuli is deliberately targeting freedom of expression...

2 days ago

FINANCE

Dan Sackey, regional executive for Anglophone West Africa & managing director of Ecobank Ghana
Economic prospects in Anglophile West Africa are looking up

Nigeria is at last moving out of recession, Ghana's growth continues to be strong, and the smaller countries in the region are picking up as they shake off the lingering effects of the Ebola outbreak in 2013-16..

2 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Atmosphere Communications at the 2018 Prism Awards. South African campaign of the year went to Atmosphere Communications and the King James Group for Sanlam’s ‘2-minute shower songs’.
#Prisms2018: All the winners!

Winners of the 2018 Public Relations Institute of South Africa's (Prisa) Prism Awards were announced at a ceremony at The Empire Conference and Events Venue on Sunday, 22 April 2018...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work
Ciclope Africa shone a light on local craft work

Francisco Condorelli, the director of Ciclope, tells Bizcommunty.Africa what he sees for the future of Ciclope and awards focused on craft rather than the 'big idea'...

By Louise Marsland 20 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

Peace Hyde, Forbes Africa presenter.
Africa's business leaders give advice on Forbes Africa show

Forbes Africa is launching season two of 'My Worst Day With Peace Hyde' which culls business advice from Africa's millionaires...

20 Apr 2018

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on
Three key areas African ports authorities need to focus on

With sea trade being one of Africa's largest sources of income, a wave of new port infrastructure and upgrades along African coasts are set to make ports even more attractive to an influx of trade...

By Hein van den Ende 20 Apr 2018

MARKETING & MEDIA

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The line between news and advertising is blurring, according to study

According to the Global Communications Report, 64% of public relations professionals surveyed predict that in five years the average consumer will not be able to distinguish between news stories (earned media) and promotional content (paid media)...

20 Apr 2018

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