Business

African Innovation and Integration of WordCamp Conferences

WordCamp

WordCamp attendee William Derek Jackson is of the opinion that the unmistakable truth to mastering technology is understanding the reality that 80% of all tech careers require the ability to read and comprehend the written word, no matter what language. African nations are realizing the empowerment of thought leadership using tech. There can be several hundred dialects and language nuances …

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Enterprise Singapore on Growth Opportunities in Africa for Singapore firms

Enterprise Singapore

Singapore, Tuesday, 28 August 2018 — Enterprise Singapore has successfully facilitated close to 50 projects for Singapore companies in Africa in the last two years. 80% of these projects were undertaken by small and medium enterprises (SMEs). More local companies are turning towards Africa as the continent progressively opens up through digitalization, regional integration, and global trade, offering opportunities across …

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Africa – the new frontier for international trade

These are uncertain times for businesses, both in Africa and outside of Africa, looking to establish or grow their international trade. With global trade treaties being torn up, a growing threat of tariff wars with the US and the uncertainty of Brexit, business leaders are looking to developing markets to expend their businesses. One region which is often overlooked for …

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Meet Sally Esinam Torpey, CEO & Creative Director at Sallet Fashion House of Ghana

Sally Esinam Torpey

Sally Esinam Torpey, the designer behind the brand Oheemaa™, combines her rich sense of culture and heritage, along with inspiration from nature and her environment to produce simple, elegant, and sophisticated textiles and clothing for both men and women. Oheemaa™ is all about redefining African fashion. Sally has been a featured designer at the National Art Center of Ghana in …

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World economic outlook: IMF optimistic of growth expansion

IMF

The world economy is on the verge of growth and expansion. This projection is by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report released ahead of April 2018 Spring Meetings currently ongoing in Washington, D.C. The IMF retained its 2018 and 2019 global growth forecasts at 3.9% apiece, 10bps above actual growth of 3.8% in first …

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Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition for May 9-10 in Ghana

LPG

His Excellency Dr. Mohammed Amin Adam, Deputy Minister (Petroleum), Ghana, and Alhassan Tampuli, Chief Executive Officer, National Petroleum Authority (NPA) will participate in on stage interviews at the Argus West Africa LPG conference and exhibition on 9 – 10 May in Accra, Ghana. The event is officially endorsed by the Ministry of Energy with the Deputy Minister’s session focusing on government-backed innovation, initiatives and investments. Attendees will be …

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2018 Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit for Washington DC

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit

Business leaders and prominent personalities are expected to speak at the Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) 2018 (http://ATIGS2018.com) to be held on June 24 to June 26 at World Trade Center – Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The prestigious biennial business conference and exhibition will bring together delegates from more than 70 countries including government delegations, high-profile African …

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How To Find And Pitch Yourself To A Sponsor

sponsor

Gaining a sponsor is similar to getting a job. It’s delicate and nuanced. What’s different about gaining a sponsor is how you pitch yourself to them. Here are five guidelines to getting a sponsor and four points to remember while pitching yourself to them. 1. Know your sponsor. Think of every potential sponsor as a potential business partner. You’re not …

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Entries Open for Tony Elumelu Foundation $100m Entrepreneurship Scheme

Tony Elumelu

Entrepreneurs across Africa can now start applying for the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) fourth cycle of $100 million entrepreneurship development programme, a statement released by the organisation has revealed. According to the statement released on the TEF website, applicants will have to complete the online registration at https://application.tonyelumelufoundation.org with the deadline fixed for midnight (WAT) of March 1, 2018. The …

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Morocco currency regulator bans bitcoin for transactions

emCash

The currency regulator for Morocco has announced a ban on transactions in bitcoin and other virtual currencies, the AFP reports. “Transactions via virtual currencies constitute a breach of regulations, punishable by penalties and fines,” the Offices des Changes said in a statement on its website. The announcement came a week after Moroccan digital services company MTDS said it would accept …

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