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January, 2017

  • 17 January

    CEO confidence rises despite new risks and uncertainty

    In PwC’s 20th annual survey of CEOs worldwide, 38% (2016:35%) are very confident about their company’s growth prospects in the next 12 months while 29% (2016:27%) believe global economic growth will pick up in 2017 JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, January 17, 2017/ — Confidence in company growth rises SA CEOs plan to increase their headcount over the next 12 months SA …

  • 17 January

    FinTech Impact: Delivering Constructive Outcomes for Africa

    Mobile money, payments innovation and the impact of blockchain are radically transforming the financial services landscape. This transformation is having a powerful impact across Africa where the acceleration of mobile phone penetration has already revolutionized the reach and effectiveness of financial services on the continent. Established banking and mobile phone companies, together with new challengers and FinTech disruptors, have tapped …

  • 12 January

    ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

    In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros DAKAR, Senegal, January 11, 2017/ — ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of …

  • 10 January

    Nokia and Ooredoo Algeria achieve transmission rate of 1 Terabit-per-second in Africa’s first field trial of new optical technology

    Future deployment will enable Ooredoo Algeria to offer high capacity-based solutions to its subscribers Nokia’s cutting-edge technology was used to achieve 1 Terabit-per-second transmission rate over optical fibre Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology. …

  • 9 January

    Finalists for the Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) Entrepreneurship Award 2017 announced

    Six African projects with big economic and social impact will be presented during the AFIF 2017, convened by EMRC in Nairobi, Kenya BRUSSELS, Belgium, January 9, 2017/ — Six African SMEs have been nominated as finalists for the AFIF Entrepreneurship Award 2017, supported by the Rabobank Foundation. Out of the 51 projects from around the continent and following a few …

  • 9 January

    Côte d’Ivoire at host West Africa Regional Energy Co-operation Summit

    Regional Energy Co-operation Summit to discuss opportunities for West African collaboration on energy projects: Côte d’Ivoire, 26-27 January 2017 LONDON, United Kingdom, January 9, 2017/ — Cross-border co-operation in West Africa is crucial to develop mechanisms that facilitate trade and power exchange among States. As one of the fastest growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa, Côte d’Ivoire is a popular entry …

  • 4 January

    Holmes Report and African Public Relations Association (APRA) Launch First Africa SABRE Competition

    The Global SABRE Awards recognize the best PR campaigns from more than 5,000 entries around the world. MARRAKESH, Morocco, January 2, 2017/ — The Holmes Group is partnering with the African Public Relations Association (www.AFPRA.org) to launch its first ever African SABRE Awards (http://APO.af/a0sTo). The competition is now open for entries, and the winners will be recognized at a gala …

  • 3 January

    Kenya to host the 2nd East Africa Islamic Economy Summit

    Tapping into the potential of Islamic Economy for the East Africa Market: Kenya will host the 2nd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit (EAIES 2017). LONDON, United Kingdom, January 3, 2017/ — The Islamic Economy has seen tremendous increase in recent years transcending its traditional geographic boundaries, its entrance into East Africa could revolutionize the region’s finance & …

December, 2016

  • 30 December

    SGI Dubai to bring about revolutionary changes to Africa’s signage sector

    Growing malls and other retail establishments in Africa will trigger the growth in this market. DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, December 30, 2016/ — International Expo Consults (IEC) (www.IECDubai.com) part of Falak Holding, organisers of the SGI Dubai show (http://www.SignMiddleEast.com) are confident of catering to the needs of the print and signage industry in the African region. The latest technology being …

  • 28 December

    West Africa now has its own blockchain-enabled digital currency

    Senegal will soon begin using a , ushering in the use of blockchain technology by the Central Bank. It’s another opportunity for financial technology (fintech) to help emerging markets leapfrog traditional banking systems and bring financial inclusion to more people. If the Senegal roll-out is successful, the currency will be used in most of Francophone West Africa Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, …