New fund aims to boost African SMEs

By: Thandisizwe Mgudlwa - AfricanBrains The African small and medium enterprises (SMEs) sector is fast proving to be the main driving force for the continent’s...

USAID, Western Union Launch African Diaspora Marketplace

Washington — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Western Union Company have launched the second African Diaspora Marketplace (ADM II). The marketplace promotes...

Leading Telecommunications Player Launches Mobile Network in Africa

Viettel launches its first African mobile Network in Mozambique and is seeking opportunities to expand investment in other African countries.   •          Viettel, one of the...

AfDB reinforces regional integration support with USD 232.5 million Tanzania-Kenya road financing

An effort to reduce the cost of transport and enhance access to agricultural inputs, larger markets and social services within the East Africa Community The...

IFC Announces Partnership with ABC Holdings to Support Smaller Businesses in Botswana, Mozambique and...

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, launched a comprehensive Advisory Services program that will complement a $13.5 million investment in three banks...

Forum Promotes Diaspora Engagement in Socio-Economic Development of Ghana

A forum bringing together representatives from the government, diaspora associations, the private sector and civil society opens today in the Ghanaian capital, Accra. The three-day...

EAC encourages Lake Victoria Basin Commission to invest more

The Chairperson of the East African Community Council of Ministers has encouraged the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) to bolster the preparation and implementation...

DHL announces new heads for key Africa regions

Lubabalo ‘Twine’ Mtya to head Southern Africa and Pramod Bagalwadi to run Eastern Africa and Kenya •          DHL Global Forwarding makes top promotions •          Lubabalo ‘Twine’...

AID POLICY: Spotlight on New Deal for fragile states

DAKAR, 20 December 2011 (IRIN) - At the global aid effectiveness forum in Busan, South Korea, in November and December this year, the “G7+”, a...

Dubai Chamber Study highlights Investment Opportunities in Sub-Saharan Africa

- Infrastructure, tourism, trade and agriculture are investment opportunities for Dubai based companies - Increase in economic reforms, rising fiscal spending and ties with fast...

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