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The Next Wave of Growth

The Next Wave of Growth
Under the banner, ‘Leveraging the next wave of growth’, this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba once again shed positive light on an industry all too often caught up in the negative in re

Africa Energy Forum: A Platform for Industrial Development

Africa Energy Forum: A Platform for Industrial Development
The 19th Annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF) will take place from 7-9 June in Copenhagen, with the decision to host the Forum in Denmark made in order to capitalise on the investment potential o

Communications and How to Consider New Revenue Generation from Core Business Assets

Communications and How to Consider New Revenue Generation from Core Business Assets
As a speaker at a conference where he spoke about the relationships between utility and telecom operators, Rajveer Singh Bhati , Energy & Services Director at Schneider Electric East Africa, di

The 3rd Annual Powering Africa Summit

The 3rd Annual Powering Africa Summit
The 3rd Powering Africa Summit will once again engage North American and African investors to showcase power, trade and infrastructure opportunities across the African continent and explore ho

Mining Investment Botswana Prepares to Open its Doors

Mining Investment Botswana Prepares to Open its Doors
Mining Investment Botswana, part of the Global Mining Investment Conference Series, will be launched in Gaborone, Botswana from 13-15 February, 2017. This will be the only location in Southern Afri

Airtel Malawi Invests US$20.8 Million to Upgrade Network Quality

Airtel Malawi Invests US$20.8 Million to Upgrade Network Quality
Airtel has disclosed a US$20.8 million investment project to modernise its network equipment with the aim of delivering improved quality of its voice and data services in Malawi. This intens

Airtel Reaffirms African Commitment

Airtel Reaffirms African Commitment
Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications Company with operations in 15 countries across Africa, has refuted speculative media reports erroneously stating its possible exit from Africa. The organ

Economic Development in the Pipeline

Economic Development in the Pipeline
In a major initiative to strengthen the West African economy, the Kingdom of Morocco and Federal Republic of Nigeria have announced that they will jointly develop a new regional gas pipeline connec

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017
The year 1997 will always be memorable; it’s when we hosted the first annual Power and Electricity World Africa conference. Terrapinn (the organisers of the show) wanted to play a central role in i

3rd Annual African Insurance Forum 2017

3rd Annual African Insurance Forum 2017
The insurance industry is facing an uncertain, unstable and highly complex economic and financial environment compounded by major regulatory and technological changes. At the same time customer exp

Durban: A Modern Day Wonder

Durban: A Modern Day Wonder
Officially recognised as one of the New 7 Wonder Cities in 2015, Durban’s modern contrast to much of South Africa’s traditional and historical beauty has made it a leading destination for tourists

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar Unveil Next-Generation TWDM-PON Fibre Technology

Nokia and Ooredoo Qatar Unveil Next-Generation TWDM-PON Fibre Technology
Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of inno

Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition

Nigeria Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition
The 16th annual Nigeria Oil & Gas (NOG) Conference and Exhibition, taking place from 27 February – 2 March, 2017 in Abuja, Nigeria is evolving alongside the Nigerian energy sector and will expa

Africa Business Forum

Africa Business Forum
The fifth edition of the Africa Business Forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia will be held for the second time in Ethiopia on 1 March 2017 in the Sheraton Hotel, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Al

Marriott International Expands Presence in Algeria with Opening of Sheraton Annaba

Marriott International Expands Presence in Algeria with Opening of Sheraton Annaba
Marriott International, Inc (www.Marriott.com), announced further expansion in Algeria with the opening of its seventh hotel in Algeria, Shera

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Helps Uganda to ‘GET FiT’

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Helps Uganda to ‘GET FiT’
Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy - together with representatives of Access Power, EREN RE

Nigeria's NNPC Awards 2017

Nigeria's NNPC Awards 2017
The contracts covering about 1.31 million barrels per day (bpd) of crude oil were awarded to 18 Nigerian companies, 11 international trading houses, five foreign refineries, three national oil comp

A Matter of Perspective: The Effect of Regulations on Innovation

A Matter of Perspective: The Effect of Regulations on Innovation
The security of financial and personal information is a necessary focal point for regulatory bodies worldwide. Fraud and data theft are concerns across all industries, but the threat is of particul

Moroccan Central Bank Approves Five Islamic Banks

Moroccan Central Bank Approves Five Islamic Banks
Islamic banks and insurers are setting up in Morocco after new legislation allowed them into the market, and the central bank has set up a central sharia board with a body of Islamic scholars to ov

The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: Big on Nature, Big on Development

The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality: Big on Nature, Big on Development
Established in its current guise for nigh-on 16 years, The City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality is justifying its formulation as a concerted hub of innovation, development, natural preservatio

Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum

Growing Economies: Project Finance Forum
This year, the meeting formerly known as the hugely successful Powering Africa: Finance Options will evolve into a high level dialogue focusing on the opportunities to finance energy and

Digitalisation Set to Develop Africa

Digitalisation Set to Develop Africa
Siemens have conducted an African Digitalisation Maturity Report to better determine a digitalisation benchmark across four countries namely South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia as well as key

Dangote Reach Natural Gas Supply Deal

Dangote Reach Natural Gas Supply Deal
Tanzania and Nigeria's Dangote Cement have reached a deal on the supply of natural gas to the firm's manufacturing plant in the East African country after negotiations stalled over prices, Tanzania

Mining Investment Botswana

Mining Investment Botswana
Mining Investment Botswana is a strategic mining conference and exhibition for the leaders of the mining, quarrying and construction materials industries, bringing together 20