in Government, News & Commentary

US Introduces Legislation to Compete with China on Development Finance

  On February 27, 2018, a new bill (BUILD Act of 2018) was introduced out of the Senate Foreign Relations committee to establish the United States International Development Finance Corporation which would enable private sector money and skills towards economic development activity in lower to middle income countries and countries transitioning from nonmarket to market […]

May 21, 2018  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

in Entrepreneurs, Startups

The World Bank Group launches XL Africa, An Incubator for Start-Ups

XL Africa will grab headlines this week as the newest big player on the Africa digital start-up Scene.  The new program is a World Bank Administered five-month acceleration program that will support 20 promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.  XL Africa is an incubator of sorts with a big payday for participants.  Each of the […]

April 20, 2017  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

in Corporate, News & Commentary

Facebook opens first African office in Johannesburg

Facebook announced this week that it’s opening its first office in Africa and has hired Ogilvy and Nike veteran, Nunu Ntshingila-Njeke to head it.  Based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, the company hopes to build on 20% growth experienced between September of 2014 and June of 2015.  

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in Trade

AGOA Reauthorization passes both Houses of Congress

The United States House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize the African Growth and Opportunity Act  (AGOA), today.  Now that both houses of Congress have passed the legislation, the bill will go to President Obama for signature, before it becomes law.  The President is supportive of extending AGOA and is expected to sign the legislation. […]

June 25, 2015  |  By  |   |  0 Recommendations

in Events

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

in Experts, Investment

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

in Innovation, Startups

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 […]

September 9, 2009  |  By  |  1  |  0 Recommendations

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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

in Government

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

in Industry News

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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