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Africa Investment Forum 2009

African Linkages for African Growth: Promoting New Trade and Investment Flows The Commonwealth Business Council (CBC) is pleased to announce its flagship Africa Investment Forum (AIF) to be held on 21th-22th September in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Forum provides a platform to bring investors and projects together to enhance African trade and investment, and to build […]

September 21, 2009  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

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Five Reasons Why I Invest in African Stocks

Investing in African stocks strikes many US-based investors as impractical at best, and foolhardy at worst. Here are a few reasons why it’s the first place I look for investment bargains. 1. Africa’s where the growth is. African economies hit a speed bump in 2008, but most will be firing on all cylinders again soon. […]

September 18, 2009  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

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Rwanda is the World’s Top Business Reformer

Rwanda is the first sub-Saharan African economy to lead the world in business reforms, according to a recent report by The Doing Business Project.  The annual report is published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The country has seen steady improvement in its commercial laws and institutions over the last 8 years.  In 2008 it […]

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DISCOP AFRICA 2009 II

Reliable studies show that for the next five years, television advertising spending in Africa will be driven by double digit growth provided that African audiences can be exposed to significantly better programming. All facts also point to a potentially very dynamic marketplace for African TV Stations, suppliers of programs and formats, and advertisers and their […]

September 8, 2009  |  By  |   |  1 Recommendations

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Israeli Delegation on Eight Day Official Tour of Five African Countries

The Israeli Foreign Minister, Mr Avigdor Liberman is expected in Accra on Monday, as part of an eight-day official tour of 5 African countries, including Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria and Uganda. A statement issued and signed by Mr William Anani-Abotsi, Assistant Director of Information and Public Affairs Bureau at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional […]

September 6, 2009  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

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Asian Group May be the New Co-Owner of Zain – Report

According to a report on Al-Arabiya television today, an Asian group of investors are in the final stages of closing the deal on a 46% purchase of Kuwaiti owned firm – Zain(Formerly Celtel)(ZAIN.KW). When asked for comment by Reuters, Zain spokesperson Ibrahim Adel declined. Zain’s shareholders voted to remove individual ownership limits on Aug 31, […]

September 6, 2009  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

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Privatization of Nigeria’s State Telecoms Company NITEL Underway

According to Reuters, there are now 13 investors interested in the purchase of at least 75% of Nitel, the state telecoms company which has been undergoing this privatization process for several years. The Bureau for Public Enterprises (BPE) is evaluating both local and international bids from as far away as Spain and India. Nigeria is […]

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African Travel Expo

The purpose of this educational show is to provide information to the Canadian consumer and tourist on travel, tourism, business, and real estate in Africa by bringing together African-based organizations, businesses and government officials with Canadian tourists, buyers, travel & real estate industry professionals, and the media.

September 1, 2009  |  By  |  3  |  0 Recommendations

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Investing in African Stock Markets

Investing in African stock markets is not for the faint of heart.  Finding a reliable stockbroker can be difficult;  Companies’ casual approaches to financial reporting often make good analysis impossible; and managing multiple trading accounts from a faraway time zone is a hassle.   In the past few months, however, some changes have taken place that […]

September 1, 2009  |  By  |  3  |  0 Recommendations

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Gabonese People Vote for a New President

The Gabonese people went to the polls today to vote for a new President following the death of the world’s longest serving President- Omar Bongo.  In the pool of 23 candidates, is the son of the former President – Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba who is favored to win. Ali-Ben Bongo Ondimba, is a 50 year old […]

August 30, 2009  |  By  |  1  |  0 Recommendations

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