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Expert Eye: Three sectors to watch in Angola in 2019

Expert Eye: Three sectors to watch in Angola in 2019
The future is bright for Angola’s citizens, businesses, and investment community, as the country has seen steady improvements across infrastructure and technology developments, legislative reform,

Industry leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss future of finance industry

Industry leaders gather in Nairobi to discuss future of finance industry
Over 300 BFSI industry gurus were a part of the Africa BFSI Innovation Summit (ABIS) 2019 that took place on February 19-20 at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya.The event s

Ethiopia’s National Electrification Program to be showcased at industry event

Ethiopia’s National Electrification Program to be showcased at industry event
The co-located ‘Africa Energy Forum: Off the Grid’ and ‘Regional Energy Co-operation Summit’ meetings taking place in Addis Ababa from 27 – 29 March welcome the launch of the updated version

Looking ahead to APPO Cape VII 2019 Congress

Looking ahead to APPO Cape VII 2019 Congress
The President of Equatorial Guinea, the Secretary General of OPEC and 20 African oil and gas ministers will headline Africa’s most influential gathering for the energy industry. The African Petrole

Space industry focus: South Africa’s bid for universal stardom

Space industry focus: South Africa’s bid for universal stardom
Humans have been fascinated by space for thousands of years. From the first astrological charts created by the Babylonians in the second millennium BC to the discovery of Mars in the 1600s a

Orange: Africa’s Digital Advocate

Orange: Africa’s Digital Advocate
Much like 2018, it seems that digital transformation will remain a defining agenda across Africa for the coming year.New technologies are opening the continent’s eyes to new ways of working,

Q&A: Looking back on the 25th Mining Indaba

Q&A: Looking back on the 25th Mining Indaba
Any event that runs for 25 years must be one that is worth going back to. For Mining Indaba, held at the start of February in Cape Town, 2019’s instalment has been the biggest and best yet w

Angolan government set to unveil new investment programme

Angolan government set to unveil new investment programme
The Angola Oil & Gas 2019 Conference & Exhibition will be a critical launch pad for the Angola Government’s ambitious efforts to transform the economy and establish an era of new inv

Finance leaders gather for Future Banking Tech West Africa Summit

Finance leaders gather for Future Banking Tech West Africa Summit
More than 40 leaders in the banking industry in West Africa region will gather in Lagos, Nigeria on 23 -24 April, to discuss efforts aiming to increase financial inclusion across West Africa region

Event preview: Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019

Event preview: Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019
Over 300 BFSI industry professionals are scheduled to attend the Africa BFSI Innovation Summit 2019 on February 19-20, 2019 at the Mövenpick Hotel & Residences Nairobi, Kenya.The two-day

APPO and African producers call for unity, cooperation and reform at Cape VII Congress & Exhibition

APPO and African producers call for unity, cooperation and reform at Cape VII Congress & Exhibition
The African Petroleum Producers Organization (APPO) and its member countries call for unity, cooperation and reform amongst oil producers ahead of the Cape VII Congress and Exhibiti

Countdown to Securex West Africa begins as registration opens

Countdown to Securex West Africa begins as registration opens
With a record-breaking 2,344 attendees and at 696 Square metres of floor space, the previous edition of Securex West Africa was the largest to date. Attendees increased by 24 percent from the previ

Afrocet Montgomery launches the Nigerian Food Event

Afrocet Montgomery launches the Nigerian Food Event
This pioneering event will not only cater to businesses operating within the food industry, but with the inclusion of two other co-located exhibitions; the Nigerian Hospitality Event and the Nigeri

Lisbon to play host to 21st Africa Energy Forum

Lisbon to play host to 21st Africa Energy Forum
Nearly 3,000 stakeholders and investors are expected to attend the 21st Africa Energy Forum in Portugal this June. The Forum returns to Europe for its 21st year following its 20th anniversary on th

Feature: Using technology to boost Africa’s banks

Feature: Using technology to boost Africa’s banks
The move towards paperless trade has been a longstanding objective for the trade finance sector. Results from our 10th Global Survey on Trade Finance reveal that banks are startin

Event preview: Finnovation Ethiopia 2019

Event preview: Finnovation Ethiopia 2019
The unique environment for financial services in Africa is fertile ground for innovative fintech players who are not only disrupting but also building it from the scratch, which is bringing fi

Feature: How OCP Group is cutting sulphur dioxide emissions by 98 percent

Feature: How OCP Group is cutting sulphur dioxide emissions by 98 percent
Morocco, perhaps unbeknownst to some, is a massive producer and exporter of phosphate.Home to around two thirds of the world’s phosphate reserves, the North African country sits in a higher

Expert Eye: Connecting a continent and the role of mobile in Africa

Expert Eye: Connecting a continent and the role of mobile in Africa
The telecoms markets across Africa’s 54 countries offer a huge range of opportunities, both to traditional players like mobile operators, new digital service providers and businesses launching IoT

Expert Eye: Will Africa take collateral damage from the brewing China-US trade war?

Expert Eye: Will Africa take collateral damage from the brewing China-US trade war?
The sense that the US is ‘losing’ under existing international trade arrangements is one of a number of ideological positions held by the US president, Donald Trump. His administration has decided

ENGIE on Africa’s energy deficit

ENGIE on Africa’s energy deficit
Despite being home to 15 percent of the world’s population, Africa only accounts for one 20th of global energy use. In this sense, energy consumption per capita across the continent is t

Angola Cables: Inside the 6,500-kilometre South Atlantic Cable System

Angola Cables: Inside the 6,500-kilometre South Atlantic Cable System
Africa’s telecoms market may be in its infancy when compared to other regions in the world, but it is catching up fast. The continent’s internet bandwidth is expanding more rapidly than any

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