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  • 'Sacred forests' in West Africa capture carbon and keep soil healthy
    In parts of West Africa, patches of forest have been preserved for long periods of time because of their cultural or religious significance. These "sacred forests" are believed to be inhabited and protected by gods, totem animals or ancestors. Local communities have their own rules prohibiting reckless harvesting of timber and game, which have protected the sacred forests over many generations. By Michele Francis
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    Sanlam rebrands; unveils new promise to Africa

    Yesterday evening Sanlam unveiled its new purpose and brand positioning, what it calls its new promise to Africa...

    31 Mar 2021

    LNG production in Mozambique and the political risk of Islamic militancy

    The Cabo Delgado province in the northernmost part of the long Mozambican seaboard is now home to Africa's three largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects...

    By Theo Neethling 30 Mar 2021

    Sarb gives Grobank, Access Bank deal the nod

    The Prudential Authority of the South African Reserve Bank has approved Access Bank's acquisition of the controlling interest in Grobank...

    29 Mar 2021

    Exeo Capital buys stake in Wellness Warehouse holding company

    Exeo Capital has announced an investment into Maia Group, a holding company focused on consumer health businesses including Wellness Warehouse and True Health Holdings...

    25 Mar 2021

    How Nigerian banks empower women through corporate social responsibility

    Businesses are part of societies and successful businesses can create an environment that benefits their customers, employees, communities and shareholders...

    By Emmanuel Mogaji 17 Mar 2021

    Register for free business-to-business webinar, 24 March 2021

    Bizcommunity is proud to announce a media partnership with Success by Design in their forthcoming free webinar, titled 'B2B in Africa for Africa', taking place on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 at 12-12.40pm...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 5 Mar 2021

    Europlaw Group and SJ Global Investments entered into international joint venture agreement

    Europlaw Group decided of entering into a formal business collaboration of entering into a joint venture with SJ Global Investments...

    Issued by Europlaw 2 Mar 2021

    2020 a slow year for dealmaking in Africa, but post-pandemic opportunities look promising - Part 3

    In the final part of this three-part series, we analyse M&A data from Kenya, Mozambique and Nigeria...

    By Wildu du Plessis and Morne van der Merwe 1 Mar 2021

    The basis of South Africa's annual budgets needs an overhaul. Here's why, and how

    Governments in most developing countries use medium-term expenditure frameworks as fiscal policy instruments to match the imperatives of policy, planning and budgeting over the medium-term horizon...

    By Matthew Kofi Ocran 23 Feb 2021

    What is sustainability accounting? What does ESG mean? We have answers

    Sustainability is a hot topic today due to increasing awareness of climate change and inequality, among other pressing issues...

    By Leanne Keddie 3 Feb 2021

    President Mnangagwa claimed Zimbabwe was open for business. What's gone wrong

    In November 2017 Zimbabwe's military replaced Robert Mugabe as head of state with his long-time confidante Emmerson Mnangagwa. He declared Zimbabwe "open for business", linking foreign relations with economic policy...

    By Henning Melber & Roger Southall 1 Feb 2021

    Jua Kickstarter Fund for African entrepreneurs doubles to R30m

    The Jua Kickstarter Fund has doubled to $2m (R30m). The fund was launched by African industrialist Adam Molai in November 2020 with $1m available for African entrepreneurs...

    15 Jan 2021

    West African solar startup secures $8.5m

    Senegal-based startup, Oolu has secured $8.5m in a Series B round of investment led by RP Global, an independent renewable energy developer, and several additional investors...

    By Ishani Chetty 24 Dec 2020

    Africa can finance its development but needs a paradigm shift

    Africa faces its worst economic recession in 25 years, largely due to the Covid-19 pandemic...

    By Matilda Moyo 22 Dec 2020

    Bizcommunity's festive thank you to the SA business community

    Since March 2020 when Covid-19 first turned business on its head, Bizcommunity has been the place where virtual business gets done, fully set up to seamlessly steer your business communications through the challenges of lockdowns, meltdowns and new remote working norms...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 18 Dec 2020

    Pan African Fintech Accelerator open to growth-stage tech startups

    A six-month Financial Technology Accelerator program designed for high-potential technology businesses looking to scale their business, create partnerships and explore North African markets is calling for applications...

    3 Dec 2020

    Energy resources can spark Africa's economic growth

    Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, not all of the economic news in Africa has been negative. We continue to see promising developments...

    By NJ Ayuk 4 Nov 2020

    Bizcommunity and NSP Consultants congratulate BizListing winners!

    Congratulations to the SME companies who have won full-page BizListing entries in Bizcommunity's business directory...

    Issued by Bizcommunity.com 26 Oct 2020

    Covid-19 and AfCFTA: why now is the time to maintain momentum despite the global pandemic

    The buzz and excitement around the continent's trade agreement, hailed as the answer to a fully integrated pan-African economy, has undoubtedly slowed its pace since the secretariat became operational in April 2020...

    By Zuneid Yousuf 15 Oct 2020

    Migration, remittances and Covid-19 in Morocco

    Morocco is a vibrant country on the northwestern edge of Africa. A considerable proportion of the Moroccan populace lives abroad...

    By Hemant G, Issued by Monetary Library 2 Dec 2020



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