Tag: Business in Africa

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Companies based in West Africa can henceforth benefit from services of the African of export-import Bank (Afreximbank). The West-African branch of the institution opens its door today in Abidjan. The return of peace in Ivory Coast and the environment favorable to the business are among others the reasons that justify the choice of the managemen ...
The American Magazine, Forbes, published its list of the world 2000 largest companies. Only 21 African companies appear in this prestigious list. South Africa takes the lion share with 13 companies. Nigeria, the first economic power of Africa comes in the second position with 4 companies. The countries of the Maghreb, Morocco (3 companies) a ...
The e-commerce is "greatly increasing" on the African continent and could, by 10 years, constitute 10 % of retail sales of the biggest African economies, says the "Global e-commerce Logistics 2015 study. "The advent of the e-commerce revolutionizes the local logistic practices and the physical distribution networks", notes the study of which ...
Make it simpler and faster in order to remove obstacles to new business start-up, favor formalization of the existing activities and boost private investments in the region. The workshop for business facilitation in the WAEMU space, organized by the WAEMU Commission in partnership with BizClim, ended its works on 24th Friday 2015 in Ouagadougou ...
  The encouraging results registered during the first phase of the business facilitation project within the WAEMU space brought the leaders of the West African Economic and Monetary Union member States to continue the initiative. The WAEMU commission in association with the Bizclim Facility (European Union) organizes from 20th to 24th April ...
The world portal for the real estate lists the regional "hotspots" for office spaces. Ethiopia is the most affordable place to invest in real estate business in Africa while Morocco is the area of the most expensive office spaces of the region according to the new data published on Friday by the portal of the world real estate company, Lamud ...
You are women entrepreneurs in the ICTS sector, you dream of improving your performance, exchanging with actors beyond Africa? Well, you now have the opportunity! Thanks to the joint initiative by the social enterprise, She Leads Africa and the Chinese, Huawei that provides solutions in the ICTS sector, you have the possibility of participat ...
Marrakesh will host an international conference of African Ministers of Trade from 8th to 9th April 2015. The meeting which is within the framework of the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the WTO (World Trade Organization) is placed under the theme: "20 years of the WTO: celebration of successes and challenges for the future." The choi ...
From 28th to 30th May 2015, the Katanga Business Meeting, the company fair in Lubumbashi will be held for its second edition in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Katanga Business Meeting (KBM), http: // www.katanga-bm.com, the most important business meeting of the region, is held in DRC, a dynamic country which GDP growth amounted ...
The Canal+ group continues its policy of consolidating its offer towards the sub-Saharan Africa by proposing to its subscribers, a new service to watch its programs in mobility. After A+ launched in October 2014, the French group proceeded on Tuesday to the launch of 25 new channels that come to diversify the television offer of by Canal+. ...
The African advertising market is in the center of the interests of Global Marketer Week taking since 16th March 2015 in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco. The declaration was made by the managing director of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), Stephan Loerke, in an interview to the Moroccan newspaper, L’Economist. Co-organized by the WF ...
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) represent one of the economic lifeblood of the continent. In Senegal, in order to connect the Senegalese SME between them and with all Africa, Represent' Action West Africa organization, in partnership with the Agency for development, supervision and promotion of the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises ...
On the cusp of its first anniversary, the N°1 business platform in Cameroon has already registered more than two million fans on its Facebook account. With a strong ambition to extend much more and to outstrip its competitors, the on-line sale site plans more striking innovations. Discovery of a deserving strategic team. Already counting ...
Things become clearer and become a reality with regard to the announcement made on 1st December 2014 by the Nigerian billionaire and philanthropist, Tony Elumelu, concerning 100 million dollar consecration via his foundation "Tony Elumelu Foundation" for the creation of 10 thousand companies through Africa during the next 10 years. By launch ...
His forecasts are similar to a prediction for the African economy. "The Year 2015 should be a very good year for the economy of Africa. In 2015, we shall see more and more sovereign funds investing in Africa. These funds are going to target sectors such as infrastructures, services and agriculture". That is the opinion expressed by Yogesh Go ...
The wealthiest persons of Africa are safe from the multiple crises that threaten the continent (disease, political instability…). According to the last ranking by Forbres magazine, the incomes of the 50 biggest fortunes of Africa got a growth of 6,7 % with regard to the year 2013. Unsurprisingly, the Nr1 of the list has not changed. The Nige ...
The final of the first edition of Grand Prix of Excellence will be held in Libreville (Gabon) on 29th November 2014. In order to optimize chances of 30 nominees in "Hope" category, the steering committee initiated on 21st and 22nd November, a coaching centered on public speaking. The beneficiaries of these two days of works learnt how to defend ...
The Ghanaian video director, Edem Srem is in seventh heaven. He and his MultiTvWorl team have just won the very first African Prize for the check of facts, created and sponsored by AFP Foundation. This, through a video knuckle-duster: "gold against water in Ghana". The video denounces the false declarations from the government indicating ...
The edition 2014 of Africa SME Champions came to an end last Friday in Dakar (Senegal) with the adoption of a road map for the improvement of the coming editions. The meeting that aims to be a reflection framework on of SME financing questions got the participation of 300 SME and about hundred African economic and political decision-makers. ...
Starting its 10 years, Africa Telecom Group has launched TamTam, a new economic model for high-speed Internet development in Africa. TamTam is the first turnkey Hotspot system coupling satellite and Wi-Fi that allows each and every one to become closeness Internet service provider without any cost of operations other than the local energy ne ...
Lala Moulaye Ezzedine has been 31st October 2014, the chairman for the board meeting of Ivory Coast subsidiary of Bank Of Africa group. First woman to take such a position of responsibility in Ivory Coast, Moulaye Ezzedine is not however new in banking sector. She joined Bank Of Africa Côte d’Ivoire in 2000 as operations manager. Quickly, sh ...
Africa Top Success reported it earlier that Togo wants to make of the Port Authority of Lomé, the first destination for ships of the sub-region. The country that already has a deep water port began a few months ago (more than 18 months), the building of the third platform. According to a communiqué from the communication departments of Bolloré ...
Twelve (12) billion USD is the paltry sum Aliko Dangote promised to invest in the economy of his country, Nigeria. The fabulously wealthy Nigerian businessman underlined that the financial envelope will be invested in the production of sugar and rice in the State of Adamawa (North Nigeria). By injecting these funds in this project, the CE ...
Dangote Industries of the Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote (photo) intends to associate its image with the broadcasting of the "Facetime" program on the American channel, CNN. From the coming 19th October, Dangote Industries is thus going to sponsor this TV program that remains "a program opening a window on business in Africa". For th ...
The specialized recruitment agency, AfricSearch, the African Guarantee Fund and the Ecobank group join together in order to organize the very first edition of "Africa SME Champions Forum" that will be held from next 11th to 12th November in the Senegalese capital town. According to the organizers, it is a big meeting exclusively dedicated to ...
The CFAO Motors company Ivory Coast specialized in the car distribution obtained again the BBB + mark for its second rating. The news was published on Friday by the West Africa Rating Agency (WARA) based in Abidjan. "On the WARA regional scale, the long-term rating of CFAO Motors Ivory Coast remains BBB + in the rank of investment and its sh ...
The rooms for operators in car import are reduced in Algeria. Committed since 2013 in a protection policy of the national car industry, the Algerian government has just limited the imports of car brands approved by the government. From now on, car dealers can only import brands that appear in their tender documents. In November 2013, the Alg ...
The LAZAREFF LE BARS cabinet is organizing in association with its partners and this for the third time, the International Meetings of Business Law in Africa (RIDAA 2014). After Ivory Coast and Mauritius Island, France (Paris) will welcome the international meeting on 5th December 2014. The RIDAA 2014 is placed under the theme of "Made In Afric ...
Major concern in the African households and headache for companies, electricity expenses could get a reduction in the coming days in Kenya. In a declaration on Wednesday in Nairobi, the vice-president, William Ruto (photo) indicated that "government is planning to supply less expensive electricity to reduce the cost of businesses in order to ...
The Indian group of telecommunications, Bharti Airtel signed a contract with the VeriFone Mobile Money Company for the supply of its trade application for payment by mobile "Tap n Pay" in 17 countries of Africa where Airtel operates. According to Chidi Okpala, the manager of Airtel Money, with the VeriFone "Tap n Pay" secured application, Ai ...
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