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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

Exclusive interview: Orange on its sponsorship of AFCON

Exclusive interview: Orange on its sponsorship of AFCON
The first ever Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) was a somewhat unconventional affair by today’s football tournament standards. One abandoned semi-final, the disqualification of South Africa and

Absa CIB: How mobile banking services continue to unlock financial inclusivity across Africa

Absa CIB: How mobile banking services continue to unlock financial inclusivity across Africa
Whatever the statistic, the rise of mobile money appears to be an unrelenting one. Through 2018, more than $1.3 billion a day was processed by the industry, while transaction values increase

Speak Up Africa: Advocate. Enable. Engage.

Speak Up Africa: Advocate. Enable. Engage.
Acclaimed as the blueprint to achieving a better, more sustainable world, the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have achieved substantial international traction.And r

Exclusive: An interview with Hilton’s Jan van der Putten on expansion in Africa

Exclusive: An interview with Hilton’s Jan van der Putten on expansion in Africa
“I started a part time role in a restaurant, enjoyed it and went onto hotel school. I held a number of positions in different hotels around the world including the Netherlands, Malta, and Belgium a

Expert Eye: IBM’s Babacar Kane discusses gender equality in the digital age

Expert Eye: IBM’s Babacar Kane discusses gender equality in the digital age
The fourth industrial revolution, or the digital age, has seen an unprecedented acceleration of innovation and technology advancements. More importantly, it offers the potential of true equality no

Topical Focus: AIIM on Africa’s growing infrastructure challenge

Topical Focus: AIIM on Africa’s growing infrastructure challenge
More than 12 million young people join Africa’s workforce every year. On track to reach a population of 2.4 billion by 2050 and an overall quadrupling of inhabitants in just 90 years, the co

Data: Africa’s Critical Cash Crop

Data: Africa’s Critical Cash Crop
“The time to act is now. In the coming decades, the food system in Africa will experience a further strain as a projected rise by 1.3 billion will hit Africa’s population. Food security issues wil

Harnessing the next wave of innovation and technology for a sustainable African agriculture sector

Harnessing the next wave of innovation and technology for a sustainable African agriculture sector
Africa Agtech Expo and Forum https://www.africaagtechexpo.com the latest international agriculture technology expo and conference to b

Morocco’s first ever global mining conference and expo in the Drâa-Tafilalet region

Morocco’s first ever global mining conference and expo in the Drâa-Tafilalet region
International Drâa-Tafilalet Mining Conference (DTMC) https://www.dtmconference.com, the largest

Exclusive: Facebook's empowerment of non-profits with digital mapping technologies

Exclusive: Facebook's empowerment of non-profits with digital mapping technologies
Reliable, informed and timely data is cited as the key unlocking Africa’s potential by the African Development Bank (AfDB), and rightly so.Powering good governance, accountability and accura

Exclusive: Standard Bank on Africa’s need for Agritech

Exclusive: Standard Bank on Africa’s need for Agritech
With almost all available arable land in the Americas, Europe and Asia already productively farmed using the most developed agricultural techniques, Africa, with 60 percent of the world’s uncultiva

Expert Eye: A new way to analyse African Infrastructure

Expert Eye: A new way to analyse African Infrastructure
If one wish could be granted for the African continent, it would be a steady stream of investment capital destined for effective infrastructure development. Anyone who’s visited one of Africa’s 54

An interview with Visa on the rise of digital finance

An interview with Visa on the rise of digital finance
“The mobile money industry is fast-evolving against a backdrop of increasing internet access and smartphone adoption, and now more than ever, mobile’s unparalleled global scale provides a tremendo

Alufer studies show potential for expansion at mine in Guinea

Alufer studies show potential for expansion at mine in Guinea
Alufer Mining Limited has revealed a promising update on activities at the Bel Air bauxite mine in Guinea. Operations are on track to produce the annual run rate of 5.5 million tonnes per an

Feature: Sanofi’s plan to eradicate tuberculosis

Feature: Sanofi’s plan to eradicate tuberculosis
Tuberculosis (TB) is South Africa’s biggest killer. Despite recent declines, 322,000 South Africans fell ill with TB in 2017 according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global TB Repo

Video: Inside Teranga Gold's Golden Hill advanced exploration project

Video: Inside Teranga Gold's Golden Hill advanced exploration project
Located in southwestern Burkina Faso on the Houndé belt, Golden Hill is an advanced exploration project operated by Teranga Gold. By the end of 2018, the company had drilled approximate

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