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Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy. Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (www.Lumos-Global.com), which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. […]

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by […]

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

Dangote’s new project to create over 15,000 jobs in Nigeria

In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the State Government for the establishment of a jumbo $450million state-of–art and fully integrated sugar complex. On completion, according to the […]

Delivery Unit Provides Guineans Training Opportunities in Mining

Delivery Unit Provides Guineans Training Opportunities in Mining

The Guinean government’s Delivery Unit (DU) today announced a plan to launch the development of the Mobile Training Unit (MTU) program, starting in the Boké region, to provide Guineans with post-graduate hands-on training and workforce insertion in the mining sector to boost skills and thereby employment. The first MTU in Boké will provide practical training […]

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media can be used to effectively drive tourism growth across the Continent. Showcasing how both platforms can be used as a tool to creatively help change the […]

Baker Hughes, a GE Company Awarded Second Major Contract for Eni East Africa’s Coral South FLNG

Baker Hughes, a GE Company Awarded Second Major Contract for Eni East Africa’s Coral South FLNG

Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE) (www.BHGE.com) has announced a second major contract for Eni East Africa’s (EEA) Coral South FLNG development, offshore Mozambique, underlining the company’s position as the world’s first and only integrated fullstream provider of products, services and digital solutions that maximize productivity, efficiency and cost reduction. The contract was awarded […]

How to enter African markets

How to enter African markets

Many global companies want to set up or expand their operations in Africa to participate in the rapid growth that the region is enjoying. But Africa is fragmented and complex, underscoring the need for experienced guidance in selecting priority markets and designing how best to enter them. What is the size of the canvas you […]

Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Plans U.S.$4.6 Billion Investment in Farming Over 3 Years

Dangote Group Dangote Group is planning to invest a total sum of $4.6 billion in farming in Nigeria – $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production, over the next three years as the company seeks to expand its operations in the country. Edwin Devakumar, Executive Director at Dangote’s Industries Unit, […]

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe Informal Sector 6th Biggest in Africa

Zimbabwe’s informal sector could be the sixth largest in the Sub-Saharan region, contributing between 40 percent and 50 percent to economic growth — an estimated $7 billion — especially for the four-year period between 2010 and 2014, according to the latest International Monetary Fund (IMF) working paper. The country’s gross domestic product (GDP), which measures […]

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

No Overtime, No Work on Saturdays – South Africa’s Home Affairs Told

While the Department of Home Affairs is committed to resolving an impasse over officials’ working times on Saturdays, one of the unions it is negotiating with has a simple message: “Call us only when you are ready to pay overtime. Until then, there will be no work on Saturdays!” This is the message of the […]

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