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Q&A: Three Virgin Limited Edition General Managers discuss Africa's luxury travel market

Q&A: Three Virgin Limited Edition General Managers discuss Africa's luxury travel market
South Africa and Kenya represent two of Africa’s largest tourism markets. Last year South Africa accumulated $8.82 billion in international tourism receipts, the most of any African country, with K

Expert Eye: How can governments boost Africa’s economic growth?

Expert Eye: How can governments boost Africa’s economic growth?
The African economy is growing again after 2015’s commodity price plunge. Despite the still significant current account deficits in many economies, the outlook is positive on the whole. But

IoT can provide the seeds for Africa's growth

IoT can provide the seeds for Africa's growth
With Africa’s population set to increase from around 1.3 billion in 2018 to 1.7 billion by 2030, there can be little doubt that the challenges the continent already faces in respec

Event preview: EnergyWeek Morocco

Event preview: EnergyWeek Morocco
Investing in both gas and renewable energy is at the centre of the Kingdom of Morocco’s strategy. With billions earmarked for the region, it has never been more important for regional stakeholders

Q&A: DWF on Africa’s clean energy potential

Q&A: DWF on Africa’s clean energy potential
Africa needs to double its output of electricity by 2030 if it is to keep up with demand. Economic growth, changing lifestyles and a growing population are all placing strain on the continen

Feature: How ABB is powering food production productivity in Africa

Feature: How ABB is powering food production productivity in Africa
ABB is officially changing the world. Ranked eighth among the top global companies that help the planet and tackle social problems by Fortune, the pioneering technology leader has been innovating f

Teranga Gold assumes 100% stake in Golden Hill and Gourma mining projects

Teranga Gold assumes 100% stake in Golden Hill and Gourma mining projects
Teranga Gold is acquiring the remaining 49 percent interest in the Golden Hill and Gourma projects from Boss Resources Limited for a sum of AU$10 million. Teranga previously had

Mott MacDonald: Shaping Africa brick by brick

Mott MacDonald: Shaping Africa brick by brick
“Africa is the same land area as the United States, India, China and Australia combined, it’s got 30 percent of the world’s known mineral reserves, and yet it’s got 75 percent of the world’s

Teranga Gold increases gold reserves at Wahgnion by almost 40 percent

Teranga Gold increases gold reserves at Wahgnion by almost 40 percent
Teranga Gold Corporation has announced the results of an updated mineral reserve estimate and feasibility study for the Wahgnion development project in Burkina Faso, West Africa. The update

Teranga Gold on track to expand in West Africa

Teranga Gold on track to expand in West Africa
Representatives of Teranga Gold Corporation will speak this week and next at two leading industry conferences, focusing on the Company’s strong year-to-date operating results, its organic growth pi

AxxonSoft is leveraging AI to prevent poaching in Africa

AxxonSoft is leveraging AI to prevent poaching in Africa
“Coming from South Africa, growing up surrounded by majestic animals and the exquisite plains of the African continent, seeing the destruction that poaching has imposed on my country and the region

Exciting new features ahead at fifth edition of Mauritanides

Exciting new features ahead at fifth edition of Mauritanides
Mauritanides, the largest and only biennial mining and energy conference and exhibition held in Mauritania since 2010, returns to Nouakchott from 11-13 December 2018. More than 1,50

Feature: Unlocking Africa’s trade potential

Feature: Unlocking Africa’s trade potential
Trade is the lifeblood of growing economics, and trade projects that knock down barriers and improve efficiencies can go a long way to strengthen cooperation between countries. This cooperation is

Accra to Host Event Aimed at Addressing Real Estate Challenges

Accra to Host Event Aimed at Addressing Real Estate Challenges
The 2nd Edition Real Estate Development Summit – West Africa is set to take place in Accra, Ghana in October. With a vibrant growth trajectory across the Real Estate industry of a

Which Business Leaders are Attending the Utility CEO Forum at Future Energy East Africa?

Which Business Leaders are Attending the Utility CEO Forum at Future Energy East Africa?
The speaker line-up for the Utility CEO Forum at Future Energy East Africa is growing as the event in Nairobi nears. Being held on 12-13 September, 12 utility and IPP CEOs and representative

Future Energy East celebrates 20 years in Nairobi with focus on regional access to energy

Future Energy East celebrates 20 years in Nairobi with focus on regional access to energy
“Private sector can play a significant role in providing basic energy access.”“We’re not only celebrating 20 years of gathering energy experts in the East African region, but along with our

Event Preview: Francoreal Property Investment Summit

Event Preview: Francoreal Property Investment Summit
The bilingual Francoreal Property Investment Summit is set to take place on 16-17 October in Dakar, Senegal.The event will provide a

Mining Indaba 2019 Confirms the President of Ghana as Keynote Speaker

Mining Indaba 2019 Confirms the President of Ghana as Keynote Speaker
The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has been announced as a key speaker at the 25th anniversary Investing in African Mining Indaba 2019 expo, set to take place at the Cape Town Inte

National Construction Week Returns to Support Kenya Government's Big Four Agenda

National Construction Week Returns to Support Kenya Government's Big Four Agenda
Kenya’s second National Construction Week, at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November, 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agen

Future Energy East Africa - One Month to Go

Future Energy East Africa - One Month to Go
Future Energy East Africa has evolved from the East African Power Industry Convention (EAPIC).After years of close collaboration with utilities, governments, regulators, large

Dissecting Africa's cryptocurrency conundrum

Dissecting Africa's cryptocurrency conundrum
It is quite clear that we are developing into a society that is completely driven by information and reliant on technology. As we evolve along this path, those that succeed will be those who are ab

Event preview: API Summit & Expo, Johannesburg, 20-21 September

Event preview: API Summit & Expo, Johannesburg, 20-21 September
Creating a platform for African and global real estate data and transparency experts to share insights, best practice and solidify global and regional investor confidence in Africa's high growth ec

AfricaCom 2018 - Where the digitally connected converge

AfricaCom 2018 - Where the digitally connected converge
Whether your focus is connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services or ICT strategy, AfricaCom 2018 will be the place to be in shaping Africa’s digital future.S

What you need to know about the ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum & Exhibition

What you need to know about the ECOWAS Mining & Petroleum Forum & Exhibition
The second ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum & Exhibition (ECOMOF 2018) is taking place from 9 – 11 October 2018 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. The event is organised by the Economic Communi