Business

2016 Finalists for Africa’s Leading Youth Entrepreneurship Award – the Anzisha Prize – Break New Ground in Innovation and Representation

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The Anzisha Prize applauds outstanding youth entrepreneurs between the ages of 15 and 22 for effecting change through innovative, people-centred solutions across Africa. African Leadership Academy (AfricanLeadershipAcademy.org), in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation (MasterCardFDN.org), is proud to announce Africa’s top youth entrepreneur finalists for the sixth annual Anzisha Prize (AnzishaPrize.org). This year, the Prize celebrates increased presence in Northern African …

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IMF Statement on Ghana, Attributable to Joel Toujas-Bernate, IMF Mission chief for Ghana

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Discussions between staff and the authorities are currently ongoing to update macroeconomic projections. IMF Statement on Ghana, Attributable to Joel Toujas-Bernate, IMF Mission chief for Ghana: Subject to a quick and positive conclusion of these discussions, staff expects the third program review to be considered by the IMF Executive Board around mid-September. “A visiting IMF Staff team in Accra last …

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African arts; a language to drive and integrate Africa’s economic and development agenda

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This delegation was led by Ms. Bisi Silva, the founder of ASIKO and Dr. Desta Meghoo, CEO of DYMDC Creative Consultancy and Liaison Officer to the African Diaspora Forum. The Citizen’s Diaspora Directorate (CIDO) of the African Union Commission under the leadership of Mr Ahmed El-Bashir the Acting Director of CIDO received a delegation from ASIKO International Arts School. This …

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SA: 40 investment projects set to stimulate growth

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By- SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – President Jacob Zuma will chair an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Investment that will coordinate 40 priority investment projects across government. This is according to the Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Jeff Radebe, who briefed media in Pretoria on Monday following a Cabinet Lekgotla that was held last week. The 40 projects include agro-processing …

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Facebook partnered with She Leads Africa in support of female African entrepreneurs

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Initiative to encourage women across the continent to start their own businesses and help drive prosperity for their countries. Facebook is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa (SheLeadsAfrica.org), an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential. She Leads Africa’s (www.SheLeadsAfrica.org) hugely successful bootcamp programme, SheHive (SheLeadsAfrica.org/SheHive-London), was …

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Local companies to promote SA in Mozambique

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By – SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – South African companies will participate in the 52nd edition of the Maputo International Trade Fair next week, said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The trade fair, commonly known as FACIM, is an international multi-sectoral fair held annually to showcase Mozambique as an attractive destination for trade and investment. Twenty-seven local companies are set …

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Africa

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Empowering Women Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Africa – Almas Jiwani to Deliver Keynote Speech at Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum on September 29 in Lagos. Almas Jiwani will join Africa’s top women entrepreneurs, leaders in innovation, and top economic transformers from diverse sectors at the 2nd Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) from September 29 to 30, 2016 …

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Why Tanzania is the perfect place for Chinese investment, Explains Prime Minister

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On Wednesday Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa took a trip to Tooku Garments Company Limited, to assess the company’s home ground. The company is based at Benjamin William Mkapa special economic zone in Dar es Salaam. During his visit the Prime Minister made some remarks regarding the encouragement of more Chinese enterprises to invest and set up themselves up in …

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Kenya-China joint Sh4 billion partnership

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The Government of Kenya and China Road & Bridges Corporations (CRBC) and China Communications and Construction Company (CCCC) have combined a sum of Sh2 billion for the manufacturing of a modern railway training school and a brand new engineering school. The project comes as Kenya prepares for the launch of the Sh327 billion Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) next year. The …

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China’s Jumor E-Commerce opens up new platform for Zimbabwean Business

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The Chinese company Jumore E-Commerce has opened up a new door for Zimbabwean businesses to come to Jumore, ZimTrade e-commerce platform and show off their products and services. Zimbabwean business’s will be pitching to get their products on the Chinese market and other countries connected to the platform. ZimTrade claims that the aim of the platform is to promote products …

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