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TOURISM

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New research: Face-to-face meetings most effective for business success

The new study, conducted by Talk2 Media & Events, surveyed over 200 buyers and exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region looking at industry challenges and the most valued attributes...

10 Feb 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Nivaash Singh
Don't underestimate the value of an experienced financial partner

While the risks are high, Africa currently offers a very compelling mining proposition with a number of excellent prospects in many parts of the continent...

By Nivaash Singh 10 Feb 2020

EDUCATION

ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa
ALU, GE scholarships boost IT in Africa

General Electric and the Africa Leadership University (ALU) have kicked off the third cohort of the Africa Industrial Internet Programme (AIIP), which is aimed at equipping young Africans with skills that will enable them to take part in the fourth industrial revolution...

10 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Roadmap developed to conserve global insect populations

With an estimated 40% of all insects threatened with extinction, 73 scientists from around the world decided that something needed to be done urgently to protect insect species...

10 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent
Standard Bank Gallery to showcase 54 unique artworks from the continent

Lumières d'Afriques will open at the Standard Bank Gallery in Johannesburg on 21 February 2020. The group exhibition will showcase the work of 54 artists from across the African continent...

10 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops
Africa's youth want to cultivate careers, not just crops

"We need to ensure that Africa's future farmers not only grow crops but careers as well," argues Sylvia Ng'eno...

By Sylvia Ng'eno 10 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025
AU Summit: African leaders focus on eradicating malnutrition by 2025

Addressing malnutrition and stunting at the 33rd African Union Summit, it was noted that while African countries have made progress, more needs to be done to hit the United Nations malnutrition eradication targets by 2025...

10 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Insights from Senegal: Involving farmers in research is key to boosting agriculture
Insights from Senegal: Involving farmers in research is key to boosting agriculture

Farmers are more likely to adopt and share new practices when their knowledge and experience is taken into account...

10 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency
New study ties board diversity with improved innovation, efficiency

A new study from the UBC Sauder School of Business has found that companies that appoint more women to their boards are able to fuel groundbreaking innovation, improve efficiency, spur growth, increase competitiveness and reduce risk...

10 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

China: Rise of a new philanthropic power
China: Rise of a new philanthropic power

In response to the ongoing coronavirus emergency, on 31 January, Chinese billionaire Jack Ma pledged the equivalent of $144m...

By Fabrice Jaumont and Charles Sellen 10 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

King James Group launches new Kenya-based agency, KingJames34°
King James Group launches new Kenya-based agency, KingJames34°

Last night the King James Group launched KingJames34° in Kenya, a partnership between the South African independent agency and the local arm of recent acquisition, 34°...

7 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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Tourism holds positive growth for business in Nigeria

Business in Nigeria is on the rise and foreign investors are taking notice...

7 Feb 2020

ICT

Achieving digital ecosystems in rural Africa remains a challenge
Achieving digital ecosystems in rural Africa remains a challenge

Creating a digital ecosystem in rural areas requires collaboration with local suppliers if long-term success is to be achieved...

7 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM
Experts at engineering symposium call for more young female students in STEM

Science and engineering experts attending the recent Engineering for Girls Symposium at the Baze University in Abuja, Nigeria, called for more young female students to pursue...

7 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Locust invasions are cyclical: African states shouldn't be caught napping
Locust invasions are cyclical: African states shouldn't be caught napping

The best way of dealing with desert locust, as other locust species, is to adopt a preventive management strategy...

By Cyril Piou 7 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition
South African short film wins Audience Award for iamAfrica competition

Local short film, The Letter Reader receives an Audience Award for the iamAfrica Short Film Competition and will be screened at the Pan African Film Festival on 22 February in Los Angeles, California, United States...

7 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

UN food agencies offer support to China
UN food agencies offer support to China

In a joint letter to President Xi Jinping, the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations, International Fund for Agricultural Development and World Food Programme paid tribute to the resilience of the Chinese people...

6 Feb 2020

ENERGY & MINING

Cathleen Cox, John Welborn, David Awram, Peter Ruxton
#MiningIndaba2020: Gold(en) opportunities in West Africa

West Africa still holds a certain lustre among gold miners, although they are cautious about the regulatory and security risks...

By Nicci Botha 6 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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#ATMDubai: Travel trends for Boomers, Gen X, Y and Z to look out for

"Although all generations are now looking for activities and experiences, above all else, what makes this market more complex, is the individual preferences and demands of each generation and of course ultimately, the challenge facing marketers trying to engage with them."

6 Feb 2020

ICT

Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa
Emerging technologies are opening up opportunities in Africa

The world as we know it is becoming more digital than ever, and this is just the beginning. Emerging technologies are opening up new opportunities...

By Nicolas Blixell 6 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain
Using technology to plug wastage in Africa's agri value chain

"Technology is a critical enabler to solve many of the challenges experienced in the agriculture sector."

6 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch
'Nobody eats GDP' says AfDB president during economic report launch

While Africa's economies are growing strongly, growth alone cannot meet the needs of the continent's poorest citizens...

6 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Togo breaks ground on West Africa's largest solar PV project
Togo breaks ground on West Africa's largest solar PV project

Togo broke ground on its 50MW Mohamed Bin Zayed Photovoltaic Solar Power Complex in Blitta this month...

6 Feb 2020

ICT

Helping build data analytics driven enterprise across Africa
Helping build data analytics driven enterprise across Africa

DataCon's comprehensive agenda, developed through extensive market research, covers key strategic and operational topics. This event attracts senior level decision makers and key influencers tasked with building data analytics driven enterprises...

Issued by CORINIUM GLOBAL INTELLIGENCE 6 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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Advocating for African airlines to become key economic drivers

According to 2019 AFRAA Annual report, air transport in Africa currently supports 6.2 million jobs and $55.8bn of GDP and is expected to grow at a rate of 4.6% annually for the next 20 years...

6 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manage
Trees in South Africa are under attack. Why it's proving hard to manage

A tree-killing beetle that invaded South Africa two years ago and wreaked havoc in the country's towns and cities still hasn't been declared an emergency plant pest...

By Trudy Paap 6 Feb 2020

ICT

The rise of data centres in Africa
The rise of data centres in Africa

Now and again, a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solution sees a combination of factors unite to create a 'perfect storm' of demand...

6 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Summit to explore scaling up innovation in agriculture

The fourth Agri-Food Tech & Innovation Summit, hosted by the Africa Agri Council is set to explore the upsurge in new thinking and the game-changing developments in agricultural practices and technology, and what is needed to scale these innovations to reach smallholder farmers and agribusinesses...

5 Feb 2020

PROPERTY

CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index
CT ranks 11th on Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index

Across the 27 cities in the Savills World Cities Prime Residential Index, capital values in 2020 are forecast to grow by 1.8% on average...

5 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

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Fishery project makes progress in protecting biodiversity of international waters

Eighteen new areas protecting vulnerable marine ecosystems has been established...

5 Feb 2020

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