Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub

Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of Kenya’s iHub. This is the first time in Africa that a technology hub is acquiring another. Arguably two of Africa’s most reputable and impactful technology hubs, CcHUB and iHub, will now come under one management in this landmark move. Although the cost of the acquisition remains undisclosed,Continue reading “Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub”

Uganda Airlines outs another bombardier as business picks up

TORORO/KAMPALA —Uganda Airlines has on Thursday September 26 completed payment of $56 million for the purchase of another Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft. The signing of the agreement in Canada was witnessed by the works and transport ministry permanent secretary, Wasswa Bageya. The revived national carrier is expected to take delivery of its third aircraft in OctoberContinue reading “Uganda Airlines outs another bombardier as business picks up”

11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience. Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth inContinue reading “11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize”

Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain

Digital technology has created new opportunities for businesses in sub-Saharan Africa to compete on a more equal footing. However, these businesses have yet to enjoy the full benefits because of a difficult operating environment. Our recently published book, ‘Digital Entrepreneurship in Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges, Opportunities and Prospects’, details case studies of economic sectors where digital technologiesContinue reading “Digital technologies are transforming African businesses, but obstacles remain”

The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society

In November 2018, Felwine Sarr and Bénédicte Savoy released a report that had been prepared for the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, entitled “The Restitution of African Cultural Heritage. Toward a New Relational Ethics.”This report has set in motion a debate that could have a profound impact on the status of African art held in collections around the world.Continue reading “The Restitution Debate: African Art in a Global Society”

Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019

Africa China commits USD1.4-billion investment into bankable energy projects in Africa The African Energy Chamber has managed to secure over USD1.4-billion in intentions to invest in Africa’s bankable projects in mining, oil and gas, power, and renewables sectors. “During various meetings with top Chinese energy companies and financial institutions, the Chamber discussed the signing ofContinue reading “Africa Business In Brief – 10 SEP 2019”

5 important things happening in South Africa today

Here’s what is happening in and affecting South Africa today: Finance minister Tito Mboweni wants South Africa to devise a comprehensive water plan, amid estimates that the country’s water demand will outstrip supply by 2 million cubic metres in the next 10 years. The minister is proposing a system similar to the Independent Power ProviderContinue reading “5 important things happening in South Africa today”

GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit

The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) has created a platform to explain the various investment opportunities in Ghana to potential investors attending the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) in Accra. The Chief Operating Officer of GIPC, Carl Nelson, speaking at an Investing in Ghana Meeting on Thursday on the topic: “Investing in Agriculture-Raising Efficiency andContinue reading “GIPC woos investors at African Green Revolution Summit”

On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security

There is no exaggeration in saying that Morocco will play an increasingly important role in the world’s food security as the country sits on the globe’s largest phosphates deposits, key to the fertilizers’ industry. Modern agriculture has become more than ever dependent on phosphorus derived from phosphate rock, a non-renewable resource. Morocco as the countryContinue reading “On Morocco’s increasing role in global food security”

South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst

New SARS commissioner Edward Kieswetter has warned that South African taxpayers may start withholding their tax payments due to years of corruption. However, it may already be too late to discuss the possibility of revolt and the government may need to start looking at the consequences of declining collection. This is according to Jean duContinue reading “South Africa’s tax revolt is already here: analyst”