Tag Archives: Africa

Lines of Business Now Funding More than 40% of Enterprise IT Spending as Digital Transformation Sweeps Across the Middle East & Africa

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The influence of lines of business (LoBs) over enterprise IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) continues to grow, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The firm’s recently published ‘Worldwide Semiannual IT Spending Guide: Line of Business’ shows that 40.5% of the region’s total enterprise IT spending for 2015 stemmed from business functions rather …

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GE Africa President/CEO, Jay Ireland Appointed as Chair of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Business Priorities for Africa

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The appointments are announced in conjunction with the second U.S.-Africa Business Forum. Jay Ireland, President & CEO of GE Africa (GE.com) was named as chair of the second President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. PAC-DBIA members – representing small, medium, and large companies from a variety of industry sectors – …

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African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum 2016

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Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield and U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman will deliver opening remarks for the 2016 Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum. Since 2000, AGOA has been the cornerstone of U.S. economic policy in Africa. The annual AGOA Forum serves as the premier event that brings together African Trade Ministers with U.S. counterparts …

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GE reinforces Commitment to Africa at 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

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GE, which has operated in Africa for over 100 years, committed at the 2014 event to invest $2 billion in facility development, skills training, and sustainability initiatives across Africa by 2018. The African growth story is still real (APO.af/XuTtrc). Two years ago, the first U.S.-Africa Business Forum drew the attention of the world to the promise of Africa. Governments and …

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IBM Joins the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa

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Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for Middle East and Africa, appointed among the 23 leaders on the Advisory Council. IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker has appointed Takreem El Tohamy, IBM’s General Manager for the Middle East and Africa, to the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa. Takreem El Tohamy …

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A World of Differences: Five Shifts Set to Shape the Future of Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa

The Outlook presents annual historical data for 2011 – 2015 and provides annual forecasts for 2016 – 2020 in 11 entertainment and media segments for South Africa, Nigeria, and KenyaThe Internet, video games, television, and filmed entertainment segments of sub-Saharan Africa’s entertainment and media industry are projected to continue to grow in the following years but the publishing industry is …

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WIN an Invitation to the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) – the leading hotel investment conference in Africa!

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APO will award one African journalist/blogger with one round trip ticket and accommodation in Kigali (Rwanda) to attend the Africa Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) 2016. APO (APO-opa.com) will award one African journalist/blogger with one round trip ticket and accommodation to attend the 2016 edition of Africa Hotel Investment Forum – the leading investment conference in Africa (Africa-Conference.com), to be held …

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INNOVATION AFRICA FORUM – SEPTEMBER 20-22, 2016

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Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i is set to officially open the Innovation Africa Forum on Tuesday the 20th September at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi. The three-day Forum is being hosted in Kenya under the auspices of the Ministry of Education. Innovation Africa is the continent’s number one high-level ministerial forum for education and ICT, and we are delighted that …

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Africa’s Overall Growth has slowed but New Research shows Long-Term Fundamentals are Strong and there are Big Business Opportunities ahead

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Business spending is expected to grow from $2.6 trillion in 2015 to $3.5 trillion by 2025. Six years ago when the McKinsey Global (McKinsey.com/mgi) Institute first looked in detail at Africa’s diverse economies, almost all of them were experiencing accelerating growth.The picture today is more mixed. MGI’s new report Lions on the move II: Realizing the potential of Africa’s economies …

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Africa Regional Media Hub | Sept 20 Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes

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Africa Regional Media Hub | Sept 20 Briefing with U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Thomas Perriello, U.S. Department of State. The Special Envoy will discuss his recent trip to the region and will focus on the political situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. EVENT: Please join us on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 7:15 AM EST/ …

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