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FINANCE

African countries aren't borrowing too much: they're paying too much for debt

There is renewed concern about the sustainability of rising debt levels in many African countries. Much of this debt is being incurred through foreign currency denominated Eurobonds issued on international financial markets...

By Misheck Mutize 29 minutes ago

LIFESTYLE

3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town

The third Midem African Forum will be coming to the Bridges for Music Academy in Cape Town on 28 February 2020. The event will include keynote talks, masterclasses and workshops - which will be delivered by an array of international speakers...

15 hours ago

TOURISM

Preparing the 21-century general manager for Africa's growing hospitality industry

We chat with Jan van der Putten, Vice President of Africa & Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager and ways in which hotel owners can better equip these employees to maximise their performance for an optimal guest experience...

By Robin Fredericks 15 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio

This week, we go behind the selfie with professor Doug De Villiers, Deloitte Consulting's Africa advertising, marketing and commerce leader, as well as #NedbankIMC2020 speaker...

By Leigh Andrews 17 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities

The project is very much challenge-led and about delivering and implementing tech...

By Sindy Peters 17 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nominees

RapidLion, the South African International Film Festival, has announced the nominees for the 2020 RapidLion Awards...

19 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

Avocados in Kenya: What's holding back smallholder farmers

Smallholder avocado farmers in Kenya face several barriers to participating in export markets...

By Mulubrhan Amare 20 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities

Having won the Million Cool Roofs Challenge last year, SANEDI is now deploying the solar-reflective roof coatings cooling solution in communities across the country...

21 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020

All 16 finalists will each receive a trophy, a certificate and £1,000 to expand the scope of their projects...

21 hours ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2020 Anzisha Prize open for entries

The Anzisha Prize announced that the 2020 call for applications is now open...

22 hours ago

RETAIL

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders

Catherine Oshotse, a 27-year-old entrepreneur from Lagos, Nigeria, has the internet to thank for her growing business...

By Yun Shi 1 day ago

RETAIL

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched

Vogue Talents is supporting emerging designers along with the African Fashion Foundation by launching a new scouting project dedicated to African creatives...

1 day ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Airbus and Green Africa sign MoU for 50 A220s

The A220 brings together state-of-the-art aerodynamics, advanced materials and Pratt & Whitney's latest-generation PW1500G geared turbofan engines to offer at least 20% lower fuel burn per seat compared to previous generation aircraft...

1 day ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020

The 2020 Africa Energy Forum will take place in Barcelona, Spain from 30 June to 3 July under the overarching theme of 'Investment and impact'...

1 day ago

HEALTHCARE

What I've learnt about drug testing in Nigeria over the last 20 years

Poor quality medicine is one of the obstacles to improving health in developing countries. One in 10 medicines may not meet acceptable standards, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO)...

By Sunday Olakunle Idowu 1 day ago

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa

Elisabeth Moreno, vice president and managing director of HP Africa, elaborates on HP's efforts in cultivating entrepreneurship and women empowerment through technology...

By Imran Salie 1 day ago

TOURISM

Etihad Airways launches TravelPass

Etihad Airways has announced a partnership with Norwegian technology developer Braathens IT, to develop TravelPass, an innovative travel solution initially aimed at corporate and frequent travellers which will launch later this year.

1 day ago

PROPERTY

Buyers, tenants maintain upper hand in Kenyan property market

According to Knight Frank's Kenya Market Update for the second half of 2019, prime retail rents decreased by 4.2% to $4.6 per square foot per month in the period...

1 day ago

EDUCATION

Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students

The Commonwealth Secretary-General has launched a new scholarship at the King Henry VIII College in Selangor, Malaysia...

2 days ago

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