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What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?

With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing...

14 Sep 2020

CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING

Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles
Cities like Lagos need building designs that don't just copy global styles

Covered in glass, the former IMB Plaza building in Lagos stood as an example of the influence of international design styles on the Nigerian commercial capital's architecture...

By Dr Anthony Ogbuokiri and Dr Emmanuel Manu 14 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent
Failing Africa's farmers, starving the continent

African farm groups demand answers of Green Revolution Forum...

By Timothy A. Wise 11 Sep 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards
Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards

The Isuzu D-Max remains a firm favourite in Zimbabwe, according to a recent poll in which Zimbabweans voted online for their favourite vehicle...

11 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African development
The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African development

Brand South Africa hosted an Africa nexus research reference group webinar with key objectives to determine insights and perspectives on how the African Continental Free Trade (AcFTA) could enable economic recovery and development in the context of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Sep 2020

RETAIL

Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa
Spanish fashion brand Desigual arrives in South Africa

Desigual has expanded its presence to South Africa with its first local store opening in Sandton City...

10 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Building back better on food and agriculture
Building back better on food and agriculture

FAO has elaborated a comprehensive Response and Recovery Programme to overcome the impacts of Covid-19 through up-scaled and robust international collaboration...

By QU Dongyu 10 Sep 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge
Applications open for Beyond Tourism in Africa innovation challenge

Beyond Tourism in Africa is a global innovation challenge seeking new revenue models that enable communities in Africa to derive income from wildlife conservation beyond the tourism sector...

10 Sep 2020

HEALTHCARE

Cardiovascular risk factors are high in Sierra Leone. Steven Rubin
Why Sierra Leone needs to focus on cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, are major causes of death and disability globally.

By Maria Odland & Justine Ina Davies 10 Sep 2020

RETAIL

Shoprite CEO Pieter Engelbrecht
Shoprite plans to close stores in Kenya

Shoprite Holdings plans to dispose of its Kenyan operations, and close its remaining two stores in the East African country by year-end...

9 Sep 2020

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa
Young entrepreneur fills medical supply gap in rural Africa

After identifying a need for medical consumables and disposables to difficult-to-deliver regions and rural communities across Africa, Tony McPherson launched McPherson Trading, a tender based procurement consultancy to help fill this gap...

9 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

Brave Group welcomes Ismail Jooma as the group's new chief strategy officer
Brave Group welcomes Ismail Jooma as the group's new chief strategy officer

Brave Group is excited to announce Ismail Jooma as the chief strategy officer for the advertising and communications group...

Issued by The Brave Group 9 Sep 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Emirates returns $ 1.4bn in refunds to customers
Emirates returns $ 1.4bn in refunds to customers

More than 1.4 million refunds requests have been completed since March, representing 90% of the airline's backlog. This includes all requests received from customers around the world up until the end of June, save for a few cases which require further manual review.

8 Sep 2020

FINANCE

Tijsbert Creemers, managing director and partner, Boston Consulting Group
Mobile payments will unlock new business for banks in Africa

Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa. The estimated market in facilitating payments alone is $500bn...

8 Sep 2020

CSI & SUSTAINABILITY

African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife
African organisations join TUSK in fundraising effort to protect wildlife

The economic impact on the tourism industry - a key funder of conservation in Africa, has been crippling, leaving Africa's wildlife under threat...

8 Sep 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit
How tourism can lead Covid-19 recovery and why Africa is well placed to benefit

Secretary-General of UN World Tourism Organization Zurab Pololikashvili's shares his thoughts on how African tourism destinations can lead in recovery efforts...

By Zurab Pololikashvili 7 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?
Will Zimbabwe's ambition to notably lift its maize production in 2020/21 materialise?

In the period between 2015 and 2019, Zimbabwe's maize imports averaged 17% of overall agricultural imports which were valued at US$795m, according to data from Trade Map. But last Zimbabwean government made an important statement aiming to boost its maize production...

By Wandile Sihlobo 7 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why
African farmers are younger than you think. Here is why

Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming...

By Felix Kwame Yeboah and Thomas Jayne 7 Sep 2020

TOURISM & TRAVEL

Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship
Remote-work visas will shape the future of work, travel and citizenship

Smaller countries have been competing for tourists for years. New remote work visas suggest they are now competing for citizens...

By Dave Cook 7 Sep 2020

HEALTHCARE

Nigerian scientists are working to better understand coronavirus. African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Disease
Nigerian scientists have identified seven lineages of SARS-CoV-2: why it matters

By the first week of August 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic had caused about 654,000 deaths worldwide...

By Christian Happi 7 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in Africa
#VMLYRTheEdge: How to get your brand noticed in Africa

VMLY&R SA's Live from The Edge presented both local and global thought leaders talking to the theme 'From Cultural Clichés to Brand Authenticity', addressing cultural relevance in the African context. Here, HeyHuman's Neil Davidson and Unilever's Lethepu Matshaba's thoughts on the subject...

By Jessica Tennant 4 Sep 2020

RETAIL

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Global consumers ease back into in-store shopping - report

With Covid-19 lockdown measures around the world easing, just under three-quarters of global consumers report feeling comfortable returning to physical stores since lockdowns have eased...

4 Sep 2020

AUTOMOTIVE

Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award
Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award

BellTowers winning design addresses challenges often found in developing countries by using smart open-source planning to design 'affordable communities' with sustainable clean water resources...

4 Sep 2020

LOGISTICS & TRANSPORT

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IATA calls on governments to reopen borders and sustain airline relief measures

"What is killing aviation is the fact that governments are not managing the risks of opening borders. Instead, they are keeping global mobility effectively in lockdown. And if this continues, the damage to global connectivity could become irreparable..."

4 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together
Newly launched virtual event to bring African agrofood, plastprintpack industries together

The four-day event brings leading global manufacturers and decision-makers from the African agrofood and plastprintpack industries together, creating a network of valuable business contacts.

4 Sep 2020

MARKETING & MEDIA

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Influencer compensation: How money moves within the Nigerian influencer industry

Gbenga Sogbaike, CEO at Plaqad comments on the state of influencer compensation in 2019/2020 based on a recent report - Influencer Compensation 2020...

By Gbenga Sogbaike 4 Sep 2020

FINANCE

CIMA elects new female chairperson of the Ghana CIMA branch
CIMA elects new female chairperson of the Ghana CIMA branch

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), has recently announced that Stella Oye has been elected as the first female chairperson of its Ghana branch...

Issued by CIMA 3 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Global food prices rise in August
Global food prices rise in August

International quotations for sugar, vegetable oils and coarse grains increased from July, while worldwide cereal harvests remain on course to hit annual record...

3 Sep 2020

ICT

Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?
Can Huawei survive the US sanctions?

"A deadly blow to the Chinese tech champion" is how CNN described the sanctions announced on August 17 by the US Commerce Department...

By Jean-Paul Michel Larçon 3 Sep 2020

AGRICULTURE

Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maize
Why more Ugandan farmers aren't adopting drought tolerant maize

Low productivity is one of the biggest challenges facing Uganda's maize industry. But smallholder farmers still won't adopt improved seed.

By HyeJin Lee 3 Sep 2020

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