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FINANCE

How fintechs are making Africa a leading global innovation hub

In a continent where over 60% of the adult population is unbanked and the financial sector is considerably underdeveloped, fintech has been a welcomed revolution that is seen to be boosting Africa's financial infrastructure...

By Josephine Wawira 4 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Marketers anticipate greater privacy regulation in 2020 [report]

Ahead of International Data Privacy Day tomorrow, privacy-first marketing, is the focus of the policy chapter of Warc's Marketer's Toolkit 2020...

6 hours ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Scan Display Rwanda delivers seamless solution at AIDS conference

Scan Display Rwanda was contracted to supply shell scheme and custom package stands for a 3,500m² exhibition at the International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa, held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 2-7 December 2019...

Issued by Scan Display 6 hours ago

HEALTHCARE

Coronavirus does not look like a 'black swan' event - here are some reasons to be cautiously optimistic

The alarm is sounding again. The Asia financial markets were reasonably calm about the new coronavirus until the news of the lockdown of the whole city of Wuhan in China on January 23...

By Zheng Wang 7 hours ago

TOURISM

Tourism trends for 2020: Africa to dominate the landscape

When it comes to growth relating to where travellers want to spend their holidays in 2020 and beyond, Africa will remain the world's top performer...

By Guy Stehlik 8 hours ago

AGRICULTURE

AAT appoints Brenda Tlhabane as ambassador

Tlhabane is the founder of Temo Ya Tlhabane Holdings and is known in the red meat industry as a cattle breeder, but also as a producer of other agricultural commodities...

8 hours ago

HR & MANAGEMENT

#EvolutionOfWork: Why Africa is championing the flexible workspace revolution

The African workforce is mushrooming, and by 2035, its numbers will have increased by more than the rest of the world's regions combined...

10 hours ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

2020 competition to design emergency operations centre in Africa launched

The Balouo Salo non-profit organisation has launched the 2020 edition of the Kaira Looro Competition which aims to design an emergency operations centre for the resolution of humanitarian emergencies in Africa...

11 hours ago

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

4 new members join WEEE Forum in tackling global e-waste challenge

Four new members, two of which are from outside Europe, have joined the WEEE Forum, a Brussels-based, international not-for-profit association speaking for forty not-for-profit electrical and electronic equipment waste producer responsibility organisations...

3 days ago

EDUCATION

Wise releases results of Global Education Barometer

Coinciding with the International Day of Education, Wise has released an extensive study on the views of young people. Conducted by Ipsos, the survey was undertaken in 20 countries across the globe, in order to understand how youth perceive their education and how prepared and confident they feel in their future...

3 days ago

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Abu Dhabi to host 10th World Urban Forum

More than 50 mayors and governors from cities across the world will attend the 10th World Urban Forum (WUF10) in Abu Dhabi from 8-13 February...

3 days ago

FINANCE

UK-Africa trade and investment: who benefits?

There has been much about a major Africa investment summit being hosted by the UK. Attended by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and an array of royals, a great deal of hopeful win-win-win rhetoric abounded linked to forging new partnerships for a post-Brexit future...

By Ian Scoones 3 days ago

FINANCE

SDGs create investment opportunities in Africa

There is a $197bn opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa to help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals...

3 days ago

MARKETING & MEDIA

Inaugural Storytellers Gala to celebrate 100 years of radio

New York Festivals Radio Awards will host its inaugural Storytellers Gala on Tuesday, 21 April, celebrating 100 years of radio...

3 days ago

AGRICULTURE

Management of intact forestlands by indigenous peoples key to protecting climate

Rights recognition crucial to fend off global warming and catastrophic climate change...

By Julie Mollins 3 days ago

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Making Africa's transport ecosystem benefit travelling communities

Africa's largest cities Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg are some of the most congested on the continent with the Kenyan capital Nairobi, reputed to be the second most congested city in the world. Needless to say, such congestion has socio-economic costs with the rate of accidents ranking among some of the highest...

3 days ago

TOURISM

WiT Africa 2020 to connect Asian and African travel markets

The first WiT Africa, to be held on May 28 at the Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel, Cape Town will explore the opportunities and dynamism of a region that echoes what has been seen in Asia's emerging markets...

23 Jan 2020

AGRICULTURE

Growing extra trees, shrubs raises smallholders $50/year

When smallholder farmers mix trees and shrubs into their lands it increases their revenues by almost $50 per person per year, a study has revealed...

By Gilbert Nakweya 23 Jan 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Could sleeper trains replace international air travel?

Since 2019, night train networks have seen a remarkable revival across Europe...

23 Jan 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

AfDB signs 5-year agreement to use FIDIC standard contracts

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) has granted the African Development Bank (AfDB) a non-exclusive licence to refer to seven of its major contracts...

23 Jan 2020

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