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#CannesLions2020: First speakers and sessions announced

The organisers of Cannes Lions 2020 have announced the first speakers and sessions at the Festival...

20 Feb 2020

FINANCE

Ethiopia’s economic growth hovered between 8%-11% for over 10 years but its sovereign credit rating has not been upgraded Shutterstock
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 20 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

BREAKING: Groundswell, The Odd Number and King James Group's new joint venture
BREAKING: Groundswell, The Odd Number and King James Group's new joint venture

The Odd Number Group and King James Group have just announced the launch of a new joint venture agency called Groundswell...

19 Feb 2020

LIFESTYLE

3rd Midem African Forum to come to Cape Town
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...

19 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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

We chat with Jan van der Putten, vice president of Africa and Indian Ocean at Hilton Worldwide about the role of the 21st-century general manager...

By Robin Fredericks 19 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#BehindtheSelfie with... Doug De Villiers, leader of Deloitte Africa's advertising portfolio
#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 19 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

New project launched to tackle urban challenges in Kenya, SA cities
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 19 Feb 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nominees
RapidLion Film Festival announces 2020 nominees

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

19 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Avocados in Kenya: What's holding back smallholder farmers
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 19 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

SANEDI rolling out low-tech cooling solution in SA communities
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...

19 Feb 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

4 African finalists make the shortlist for Commonwealth Youth Awards 2020
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...

19 Feb 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

2020 Anzisha Prize open for entries
2020 Anzisha Prize open for entries

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

19 Feb 2020

RETAIL

Africa wired: E-commerce offers fresh opportunities for young traders
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 18 Feb 2020

RETAIL

Calling all African fashion designers: Scouting for Africa project launched
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...

18 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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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...

18 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

SDG7 under the spotlight at Africa Energy Forum 2020
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'...

18 Feb 2020

HEALTHCARE

The government must harness analytical technologies developed by pharmaceutical scientists in Nigeria Sebastian Condrea/GettyImages
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 18 Feb 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

HP empowers women and entrepreneurs in Africa
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 18 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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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.

18 Feb 2020

PROPERTY

Buyers, tenants maintain upper hand in Kenyan property market
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...

18 Feb 2020

EDUCATION

Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students
Malaysian scholarships available to Commonwealth students

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

17 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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4 important steps for delivering an Industry 4.0 factory and supply chain

In Africa, several developments are presenting opportunities for organisations that adopt Industry 4.0 technologies to capture significant market share and gain global relevance...

By Baljeet Nagi 17 Feb 2020

PROPERTY

Nigeria's growing appeal as a real estate investment destination
Nigeria's growing appeal as a real estate investment destination

As South Africa's medium-term economic growth prospects become increasingly uncertain, many local and international property investors are...

By Gerhard Zeelie 17 Feb 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved
Major airlines say they're acting on climate change. Our research reveals how little they've achieved

We analysed what the world's top 58 airlines - such as American Airlines, British Airways and Qantas - are doing about climate change. Even the best airlines are not doing anywhere near enough...

By Susanne Becken 17 Feb 2020

ICT

'Be Internet Awesome' with Google
'Be Internet Awesome' with Google

Google announced a $1m pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy and launched a child online safety programme...

14 Feb 2020

TOURISM

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Accor set to expand Ethiopia footprint with new Ibis Styles hotel

Accor Hotels, in partnership with Yuluch Elyano Trading plc, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia with the opening of a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles...

14 Feb 2020

AGRICULTURE

Bumblebees in crisis: Insect's inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear
Bumblebees in crisis: Insect's inner lives reveal what the world would lose if they disappear

A new study has found that European and North American bumblebee populations have shrank by a third since 1970...

14 Feb 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project
Landmark investment secured for 60MW Djibouti Wind Farm Project

Djibouti's electricity demand is expected to considerably increase due to various large-scale infrastructure projects including ports, free trade zones...

14 Feb 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

EDUCATION

Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris
Yale Women's Leadership Programme launches in Paris

HEC Paris Business School and the Yale School of Management have joined forces to bring the successful Yale Women's Leadership Programme to Europe. The programme, to take place at HEC Paris in March 2020, is set to bring together women leaders from around the continent...

14 Feb 2020

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