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Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers
Why food safety in Africa's informal markets must be driven by consumers

Food safety studies in Ethiopia reveal that unlocking consumer demand for safe food is critical to stopping the millions of deaths and illnesses from foodborne pathogens across the continent...

By Arie Havelaar and Ashagrie Zewdu Woldegiorgis 10 Jun 2019

TOURISM

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The future of travel: How technology is reducing airport baggage loss

As people look to travel more and visit destinations further from home, airports and airlines alike must act swiftly to lessen the risk of baggage loss, ultimately enhancing their customers' overall experience...

By Dean Porter 10 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling
Cut the greenwash. Get the facts straight about paper and recycling

"If everyone said no to a receipt just for one month, we would save 45 trees." This is a classic example of greenwashing: making unsubstantiated or misleading claims about the environmental benefits of a product, service, technology or company practice...

By Samantha Choles 10 Jun 2019

ICT

Seedstars World returns to Africa
Seedstars World returns to Africa

Seedstars World, the early-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, returns to Africa for the seventh time...

10 Jun 2019

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa
DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more markets in Africa

DHL Africa eShop has seen impressive growth since launching and has now been rolled out to nine more countries across sub-Saharan Africa...

10 Jun 2019

ICT

Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd
Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

RETAIL

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SMEs confident e-commerce platform will help with business growth

A group of small and micro business owners has said they are confident that Jumia will continue helping their businesses achieve significant growth...

10 Jun 2019

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Some softer solutions to Nairobi's traffic pollution problem
Some softer solutions to Nairobi's traffic pollution problem

Rapid urbanisation in Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, has meant there's been huge growth in the number of vehicles on roads. Today, Nairobi is one of the world's most congested cities...

By Fiona Rajé 10 Jun 2019

HR & RECRUITMENT

Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion
Vetting and background screening is crucial to successful cross-border expansion

Global economic pressures and tougher market conditions are driving business interest in cross-border business expansion strategies - and Africa is rife with investment opportunity.

7 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

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FAO gives PMSA treaty combating illegal fishing the thumbs up

The treaty adoption is a boom for global efforts to safeguard global marine resources and achieve food security...

7 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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More work lies ahead to make Africa's new free trade area succeed

After being ratified by the required minimum 22 nations, all the member states of the AU are now legally bound to allow African goods to be traded without restraint throughout the continent...

By By Frank Mattheis and Ueli Staeger 7 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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First edition of Digital Women's Day in Africa

Following the success of its 7th edition in Paris, Digital Woman's Day, is launching its first event in Africa, with the theme of 'Women: World Changers'...

7 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Customer experience and employee engagement: 'Mind the gap'
Customer experience and employee engagement: 'Mind the gap'

Bridging the gap between management vision and employee engagement in the delivery of customer experience has become a major challenge for businesses around the world...

By Lynn Baker 7 Jun 2019

AGRICULTURE

John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growth
John Deere, Corteva sign MoU driving Africa's agriculture growth

John Deere and Corteva Agriscience have signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at accelerating Africa's agricultural sector and enriching the lives of farmers across the continent...

7 Jun 2019

LEGAL

How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales
How social media has become a breeding ground for counterfeit sales

As much as people love social media, there is a dark side to it too - one involving counterfeit goods and billions of Rands of lost revenue for companies and governments the world over...

7 Jun 2019

TOURISM

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Radisson Blu forms three-way partnership to enhance sustainable forest management in Zambia

In celebration of World Environment Day on 5 June 2019, Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka held an event to announce a new partnership between Radisson Blu Hotel, Lusaka, SOS Children's Village and Plant a Million Zambia...

7 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Key findings revealed: Report on US frozen fruit, juice and vegetable market
Key findings revealed: Report on US frozen fruit, juice and vegetable market

Summary of IndexBox's latest report published; "The US Frozen Fruit, Juice, And Vegetable Market. Analysis and Forecast to 2025"...

7 Jun 2019

HEALTHCARE

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What the US could learn about vaccination from Nigeria

To consider that Nigeria, infamous for anti-vaxx campaigns leading to polio outbreaks, has any lessons for Americans may be shocking...

By Shobana Shankar 7 Jun 2019

ICT

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Gokada secures funding of $5.3m

Gokada, the Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A fund raise of $5.3m...

7 Jun 2019

ICT

Tristan Dennis, Group Sales Executive at Mint
3 mistakes that make thriving CIO's tank

The Accenture 2015 US Innovation Survey reported that 84% of executives considered their future success to be extremely dependent on innovation...

By Tristan Dennis 7 Jun 2019

PROPERTY

Nairobi luxury home price growth slows in Q1
Nairobi luxury home price growth slows in Q1

According to the Knight Frank Prime Global Cities Index (PGCI), prime residential prices in Nairobi, Kenya slid in the first quarter by 6.5% in the 12 months to March 2019...

7 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Africa needs more advertising investment

Sub-Saharan Africa's advertising spend, currently only 0. 47% of global investments...

By Federico de Nardis 6 Jun 2019

HEALTHCARE

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Decolonising healthcare

Colonialism's influence is everywhere from board rooms in Geneva, Switzerland, to Ebola treatment wards in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

6 Jun 2019

RETAIL

Miss Fashion Week Africa appoints general coordinator and regional coordinators
Miss Fashion Week Africa appoints general coordinator and regional coordinators

Miss Fashion Week Africa (MFWA), the African franchise of the United States based international pageantry which equips youths with becoming international fashion models and growing their modelling careers, has recently appointed a general coordinator for the African continent...

Issued by Europlaw 6 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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StarTimes to air Plus TV in Africa

Plus TV Africa, a 24-Hour news channel, will now broadcast across all of Africa via StarTimes platform...

6 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Ads24 Food for Thought 2019 debates robots vs humans
Ads24 Food for Thought 2019 debates robots vs humans

This years' Ads24 Food For Thought event focused on the future of business from an AI and technology perspective and how our roles as humans are changing...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Jun 2019

RETAIL

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When local becomes lekker for the economy

The notion of buying local doesn't extend to all products and services. We produce and manufacture many things in Namibia, including cars, however, with certain things it's impossible to buy local...

By Llewellyn le Hané 6 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

Research proves that creativity makes good business sense
Research proves that creativity makes good business sense

We all know that advertising sells, but do those award-winning creative campaigns make any difference?...

Issued by Loeries 6 Jun 2019

MARKETING & MEDIA

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DSTV to offer PBS kids channel to Sub-Saharan Africa

DStv has recently launched PBS Kids, a new channel for children with high-educational content in Zimbabwe and other African countries...

6 Jun 2019

RETAIL

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Uber Eats launches in Soweto, introduces bicycle deliveries

Uber Eats just added a tenth city to its South African operations. As of Thursday last week, Uber Eats is now available in Soweto...

By Andy Walker 6 Jun 2019

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