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Q&A: World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO Ellen Agler

Q&A: World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO Ellen Agler
Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in healthcare?Ellen Agler, World Economic Forum Africa Co-Chair and END Fund CEO: I

Can cryptocurrencies make the AfCFTA more efficient?

Can cryptocurrencies make the AfCFTA more efficient?
The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is undoubtedly great news for Africa. Access to new markets, improved trade links and increased integration are just some of a few be

Democratisation of innovation and what it means for Africa

Democratisation of innovation and what it means for Africa
Written by: Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO of Siemens Southern and Eastern AfricaThe term ‘Democratisation of Technology’ has become synonymous

Exclusive: WISTA on addressing the gender imbalance in the shipping industry

Exclusive: WISTA on addressing the gender imbalance in the shipping industry
There are 1.2 million seafaring workers in the world, and just one in 50 of them are women. From fishing vessels to freighter ships, the oceans have been a vital source of economic activity

The Continent’s Employment Conundrum

The Continent’s Employment Conundrum
Much has been said about the booming prospects of the Africa. From the buoyant GDP growth rates of Ethiopia, Ivory Coast, Rwanda and Senegal, all set surpass seven percent this year, to the contine

How Safaricom continues to catalyse Kenya’s socioeconomic development

How Safaricom continues to catalyse Kenya’s socioeconomic development
Around the world, the modernised, optimised millennial processes brought about by emerging technologies have paved the way for digital and enterprise transformation.In Kenya, this backdrop i

Liberia: Africa’s oldest republic, reinvigorated

Liberia: Africa’s oldest republic, reinvigorated
Standing proud as Africa’s oldest republic, Liberia is the only black state in Africa never subjected to colonial rule. Established on land designated for freed American slaves, the country

Thami Moatshe: Women in leadership, a journey in finance

Thami Moatshe: Women in leadership, a journey in finance
Thami Moatshe is the new Group Corporate Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions Director and one of first female executives at Servest, one of the leading black-owned facilities management companie

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020: Early registration now open

Investing in African Mining Indaba 2020: Early registration now open
Discover how the world’s largest mining investment event can bring you unparalleled deal-making opportunities within the mining industry, connecting you with leaders across the African mining marke

Visa Champions Women Entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum on Africa

Visa Champions Women Entrepreneurs at the World Economic Forum on Africa
The global expansion of this program, announced today at the 28th World Economic Forum on Africa in Cape Town, is part of Visa’s ongoing commitment to support female entrepreneurs.  Yesterday,

How NGOs can be more effective in Africa using digital communication

How NGOs can be more effective in Africa using digital communication
Africa faces several challenges; it currently carries almost a quarter of the

Teranga Gold begins production at Wahgnion mine in Burkina Faso ahead of schedule

Teranga Gold begins production at Wahgnion mine in Burkina Faso ahead of schedule
Teranga Gold has revealed that its second mine, Wahgnion Gold Operation, has began processing ore during August, well ahead of its original schedule.Wahgnion, which is located in the southwe

How Guardrisk Mauritius is safeguarding the future of businesses across the subcontinent

How Guardrisk Mauritius is safeguarding the future of businesses across the subcontinent
“We are in one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economies in Sub-Saharan Africa and the country's business environment and investment climate has also made it one of the most business-friend

Expert Eye: Is South Africa meeting the challenge of epidemic infectious disease outbreaks?

Expert Eye: Is South Africa meeting the challenge of epidemic infectious disease outbreaks?
Outbreaks of infectious disease have immense potential for loss of life and livelihood, and can lead to fear, panic and irrational, unsafe behaviour amongst the public. For these reasons, it

A Q&A with DPO Group, the largest pan-African payment service provider

A Q&A with DPO Group, the largest pan-African payment service provider
“Throughout my career, I have been focussed on value creation and believe that the most effective way businesses can create value in society, especially in emerging markets, is through offering inc

Business travel: A look at South Africa and its MICE industry

Business travel: A look at South Africa and its MICE industry
South Africa’s natural beauty and cultural fascination is well-documented, and rightly so.The tumultuous apartheid period came to an end in the 1990s, and since then the country has opened i

African liquefied natural gas to attract $103 Billion in 2019

African liquefied natural gas to attract $103 Billion in 2019
Africa is an exciting frontier in the global natural gas sector. The continent holds 7.1 percent of proven global gas reserves&nbs

African Energy Chamber to visit China to discus industry investment

African Energy Chamber to visit China to discus industry investment
To support growing energy cooperation and investment between China and Africa, the African Energy Chamber is organising a working visit to Beijing. Led by Executive Chairman Nj Ayuk,

Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards

Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards
 Leading Pan-African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org/

Facebook steps up bid to tackle fake news in Africa

Facebook steps up bid to tackle fake news in Africa
Facebook and Africa Check have announced the addition of new local language support for several African languages as part of their Third-Party Fact-Checking programme, a scheme which helps to asses

Expert Eye: Canon’s Roman Troedhandl on the unstoppable acceleration of digitalisation in Africa

Expert Eye: Canon’s Roman Troedhandl on the unstoppable acceleration of digitalisation in Africa
While we are on the topic of the fourth industrial revolution of many developed countries around the world, what about the digitalisation of Africa? With annual revenues of industries includ

Pelebox: Unlocking healthcare efficiency

Pelebox: Unlocking healthcare efficiency
With more than 4.7 million patients collecting monthly treatments from public clinics, South Africa has the world’s largest antiretroviral therapy programme. Yet despite this, it currently takes ro

Doing business in Africa

Doing business in Africa
It’s hard not to be swayed by years of news reports of crisis, poverty, corruption, and conflict. But there’s a different narrative that is starting to take hold; it’s one focused on urbanizatio

Egypt's largest construction event to welcome Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly

Egypt's largest construction event to welcome Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly
Companies from more than 20 countries, including Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Canada, Egypt, the UAE, Saudi Arabia and the UK, already confirmed their participation in the second edition of the s