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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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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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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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U.S. Congressional Delegation Begins Four Nation Africa Trade Mission

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) who we interviewed recently, will lead a congressional delegation to Africa on a four-nation tour aimed at increasing trade, commerce and investment in Africa and strengthening U.S.- Africa business relationships with American exporters and minority- and women-owned enterprises. Rush, chairman of the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection on Energy […]

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Hillary Clinton’s 7 Country Africa Tour

The Obama Administration is sending strong signals to African stakeholders that it will engage Africa and African Governments with more fervor than ever before and as equal partners. In a briefing today, Ambassador Johnnie Carson, who is the Administration’s lead man on Africa policy, said “I hope the United States is not lecturing anyone but […]

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Durban 2010 goes Online

The official Durban 2010 website was launched recently in both English and Zulu.  The site was launched by Julie-May Ellingson, head of Durban’s Strategic Projects Unit. Commenting on this user-friendly, interactive website, Ellingson said: “Durban’s cultural diversity has created a rich cosmopolitan society of world-class African uniqueness, which is echoed in its personality. The new […]

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