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Disney is removing 'Fox' from the production company's future branding

After buying 21st Century Fox in a $71bn deal last year, Disney is reportedly removing the word "Fox" from the production company's future branding...

By Shereesa Moodley 4 hours ago

ENERGY & MINING

China's investment in Africa's mineral resources

When it comes to energy, it's not just the traditional advocates of renewable energy that are leading the way, it is the world's major emerging economies such as China and India that are driving this clean energy transition...

8 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Conscious consumerism to have significant impact on marketing strategies in 2020

Warc has revealed that 84% of respondents to Warc's Marketers Toolkit survey said conscious consumerism and sustainability would have a significant or some impact on marketing strategies in 2020...

9 hours ago

RETAIL

Nestlé to cut virgin plastic use and invest in sustainable packaging innovation

Swiss food giant Nestlé plans to invest $2.1 billion to cut its use of virgin plastics in favour of food-grade recycled plastics, and accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions...

9 hours ago

TOURISM

Climate change, online travel, visas and hotel owner's ROI will continue to trend in 2020

The environmental impact of hotels, relaxed visa regulations, the growth of online travel agents and maximising profits for hotel owners will be the top four trends in 2020, according to Mohamed Awadalla, CEO of UAE-based Time Hotels...

10 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

East Africa agri-industry director honoured for role in agricultural transformation

Elgon Kenya's director, Bimal Kantaria has received a Honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree by the United Graduate College and Seminary International for his efforts at promoting the agriculture sector in East Africa...

11 hours ago

FINANCE

What Nigeria needs to do to avoid World Bank's worst case scenario

In its latest report on Nigeria, the World Bank issued a stark warning: that the country risks becoming home to a quarter of the world's destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment...

By Wale Fatade 12 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Lessons on how to effectively tackle insect invasions

Countries should promote alternatives to pesticides and more carefully examine how to prevent insect invasions in the first place

By Esther Ndumi Ngumbi 12 hours ago

RETAIL

#BizTrends2020: Disrupting legacy African payments - going digital

A country's payments system is probably not the first thing we think of when we think about the challenge of economic development. But payments are key to the bottom-up economic growth urgently needed...

By Murray Gardiner 3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: A truer, more meaningful narrative for the African child

If brands want to succeed in South Africa and the rest of Africa, they need to love and appreciate Africa and the rich diversity that unifies instead of divides us...

By Kamo Mogashoa 3 days ago

RETAIL

NOSA Group acquires QPRO and SAIGAS

NOSA Group has closed a transaction to acquire QPRO and SAIGAS, the Assurance South African businesses of SAI Global, a provider of integrated risk management solutions and assurance services...

16 Jan 2020

FINANCE

Balancing the risks and opportunities on the African continent

It would be remiss to paint the African continent with one brush as many countries are at varying stages of their own macro and political cycles...

By Danesh Ranchhod 16 Jan 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Global initiative aims to support female entrepreneurs

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) recently announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women's Program Engagement Council (WPEC)...

16 Jan 2020

RETAIL

Tunisian philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invests €500,000 in fashion brand LYOUM

Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM may forge ahead its path of international expansion with new product ranges after philanthropist Hazem Ben-Gacem invested €500,000 in the company...

16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BizTrends2020: 4 PR business trends you can expect in 2020

It's the start of a new decade, and 2020 is certain to mark a shift in focus when it comes to the public relations (PR) and communication landscape...

By Mimi Kalinda 16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

First-deadline shortlist for The One Show 2020 Awards announced

The One Show has released it's first-deadline shortlist for the 2020 Awards with McCann NY and BBDO NY leading the way...

16 Jan 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Effective Channel Integration winners announced for Warc Media Awards 2019

The winners for the Effective Channel Integration category of Warc's Media Awards 2019 have been announced and the Grand Prix has been awarded to FP7 McCann Dubai for 'Al Umobuwah - Putting 'Mum' into 'Parenthood''...

15 Jan 2020

FINANCE

One Africa: Businesses need to drive the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is the subject of much excitement and debate at the moment. All but one of the 55 countries making up the continent have signed the agreement...

By Zak Sivalingum 15 Jan 2020

ENERGY & MINING

US is more relaxed about oil spike than Europe - which helps explain differences over Iran

Oil prices shot up following the US assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, rising more than $5 per barrel to more than $71 (£54) on January 6, its highest level since the Saudi oil refinery attack last September...

By Mueid Al Raee 15 Jan 2020

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