Tag Archives: Africa

Road Transportation and Optimization in Africa

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Road transportation of goods has increasingly becoming challenging. However, there are ways to address most of the issues. Commercial transportation by road in Africa has steadily increased in the last decade. The main reason behind this growth is the fluctuation and increase in the needs of African supply chains and challenges the national rail careers and authorities have been facing. …

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BMCE Bank of Africa closes registration for the 2016 African Entrepreneurship Award and prepares to announce the candidates for its second round

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8800 entrepreneurs from 105 countries registered with 3900 business ideas. The Group BMCE Bank of Africa announces the closing of Round 1 of the second edition of the African Entrepreneurship Award (AfricanEntrepreneurshipAward.com). The AEA is dedicated to inspire talented African entrepreneurs, or originating from Africa, by funding businesses using technologies that transcend borders to create jobs and improve lives. Round …

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Orange launches 6th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East

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The projects of 4 start-ups will be recognized during the awards ceremony with prizes of 25,000, 15,000 and 10,000, while 5,000 euros will go to the winner of the Special Cultural Content Prize Orange (www.Orange.com) is launching a call for candidates for the 2016 Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East. The Orange Social Venture Prize, which …

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Launch of the African Economic Outlook 2016

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9 a.m. Lusaka/ Paris (7 a.m. GMT; 3 a.m, New York) on Monday, 23 May 2016 AfDB Annual Meetings, Lusaka, Zambia. The African Development Bank (AfDB), the OECD Development Centre and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will release their joint African Economic Outlook 2016. This yearly report contains country notes with projections and analysis on macroeconomic, finance, trade, social …

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Investing in infrastructure, ICT in Africa

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By– SAnews.gov.za Pretoria – Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has told potential investors at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa that positive returns on investment are almost guaranteed in the infrastructure and ICT sectors in South Africa and Africa. Deputy President Ramaphosa was speaking, on Thursday, at the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF Africa) 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda. Deputy …

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The future for Africa is in transforming agriculture, forum hears

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The importance of agriculture and agribusiness in unlocking shared prosperity in Africa was the subject of a high level panel of African leaders who addressed the Grow Africa Investment Forum held as part of the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEF) in Kigali this week. President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank emphasised that to achieve this, investments in …

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Conference debate of the Fridays of the Commission: Doing regional integration in Africa differently?

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The African Union Commission in collaboration with ECDPM and the Embassy of Sweden is organizing a conference debate at its Headquarters, Plenary Hall of its old conference centre on Friday 13 May 2016. The debate dubbed “Friday of the Commission” is aimed to stimulate an open discussion on the dynamics of regional integration in Africa, and the implications for key …

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Hyundai Appoints New Head of Africa & Middle East Region

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Mike Song Will Lead Regional Activities from Dubai RHQ Has 23 Years’ Experience with Hyundai Motor Company Previously Worked at Hyundai Headquarters, and in North America Carmaker Hyundai has appointed Mike Song as its new Head of Africa and Middle East Region, commencing during the second week of May. Based in the Dubai Regional Headquarters, Mr. Song will oversee operations …

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Africa Code Week 2016 to Tackle Continent’s Digital Skills Gap

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SAP Initiative — With Hundreds of Partners — Will Offer Job-Relevant Software Coding Skills to 150,000 Youth Across 30 African Countries. SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) will train more than 150,000 youth in 30 African countries this year to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s rising generation with job-relevant digital skills. Africa Code Week 2016, a program organized by SAP, …

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Africa is the most developing market for online gaming

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Africa is the most developing market for online gaming today. The savvy game developers of today need to be able to find a way to really reach the emerging audiences from the continent of Africa, since they’re going to have a huge advantage in the overall gaming marketplace if they are able to do so. Obviously it is important to …

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