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National Blogging Month Begins July 1 – July 31

Are you a blogger, do you love the digital media, do you aspire to be one? Then you don’t have to miss out on the debut National Blogging Month by Mr. MacHenry Churchill. It is upon us already, make plans to be part of this project #NationalBLOGGINGmonth‎. Hello Veteran Bloggers, Emerging Bloggers and Aspiring Bloggers, We have chosen July 1 – July 31 as our NATIONAL BLOGGING MONTH to celebrate bloggers and the art of blogging in Nigeria. This date is chosen for strategic reasons. So join us as we officially…

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“Pidgin English” The Streetwear Inspired by African Culture

Speaking of fashion and brands, a streetwear inspired by African culture and influences the brand Pidgin English stands to strike a chord within the African diaspora. With such an intriguing name you can’t help but want to know more about the brand or be reminded of your favorite Pidgin phrase you use in your everyday lingo.  The brand was birthed out of a need to fill a void for many youth and young adults in the African diaspora. Nigerian-American designer Olumide Yerokunstated he wants to give men of the African diaspora more options…

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Agric development imperative for Africa’s growth, says Elumelu

Tony Onyemaechi Elumelu is an economist by training, a visionary entrepreneur and a philanthropist. He is the Chairman of Heirs Holdings, the United Bank for Africa, Transcorp and Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation. Elumelu, who was also a Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum on Africa, sat down with for an interview at the sidelines at the just concluded World Economic Forum on Africa held in Kigali, Rwanda. What is your take on the World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda? It is good for Africa that we are…

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Turning Garbage into Growth the Future City way with SAP

By Ashley Boag, SAP Africa’s Chief Business Officer and acting as MD for East Africa Ashley Boag, SAP Africa’s Chief Business Officer and acting as MD for East Africa NAIROBI, Kenya, 21 June 2016 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Waste is the eternal burden of civilisation. The earliest known urban garbage dumps are found in Crete, made over 5,000 years ago. Not long after that experiments with recycling began: Chinese societies reused bronze and the Aztecs routinely rescued usable materials from their garbage piles. Even regulation is not new: Athenian Greeks decided over…

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Nigeria and Ghana: Marketing real estate in times of slower economic growth

Towards the end of 2013, Akua Nyame-Mensah was recruited by e-commerce company Africa Internet Group (AIG) to launch online real estate marketplace Lamudi in Ghana. At the time the West African country was recording “tremendous growth in GDP”, but in the years that followed it has faced an economic slowdown. Nyame-Mensah, managing director for Lamudi in Ghana and Nigeria, talked  about the real estate markets in the two countries. Below are edited excerpts. Describe the e-commerce market in Ghana when you first launched Lamudi. There were other companies that were…

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Talking business with ambitious entrepreneur Juan Bocung Cawan

Entrepreneur Juan Bocung Cawan is always on the look-out for new opportunities. His entrepreneurial journey started when he returned home to Equatorial Guinea in 2010 after many years living in the US where he completed his studies. Upon his return Cawan first dabbled in construction, but then an opportunity in the electrical equipment industry presented itself. His company, Uriarte GE, is the official local distributor for a Spanish electrical products manufacturer, supplying and installing items such as cables, transformers, fuses and lighting. More recently he also started a retail business, called Olé…

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10 business trends, ideas and opportunities in east Africa’s consumer industries

Compared to some oil and metals exporters in sub-Saharan Africa grappling with low commodity prices, the countries of east Africa provide a more supportive economic environment for consumer-focused companies. Untapped opportunities include moving into the region’s second-tier cities; investing in packaging; and helping smaller food producers grow their businesses through new equipment and financing. These are among the topics highlighted in the Q3 2016 edition of the East Africa Consumer Industries Quarterly™, published by Maritz Africa Intelligence. The publication focuses on business trends, ideas and opportunities in region’s consumer-facing sectors and…

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How investors see South Africa: Lots of potential, not worth the hassle

South Africa has narrowly survived a downgrade of the rating of its government bonds. The reprieve, however, is temporary because government has been warned by the Big Three rating agencies – Fitch, Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s – to pull up its socks. South Africa’s current rating – just about investment grade, heading south fast – puts it more or less on par with countries such as Italy and Spain. And even with a downward trajectory through speculative grade it is still several notches away from outright “junk” or “CCC”. But…

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Fashion and textile industries can grow African economies

African culture is on the rise, not just on the continent but across the globe. The life and music of Fela Kuti attracted thousands to the Broadway musical in New York and elsewhere. Nollywood produces more than 1,800 movies per year and has turned into a US$3.3bn industry, according to the 2015 article by Jake Bright in Fortune Magazine entitled “Meet ‘Nollywood’: The cecond largest movie industry in the world”. African movies and music can now be accessed through online platforms across the world.  Africa-inspired designs are now regularly shown on the catwalks in…

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2017 Investing in African Mining Indaba Introduces Significant Price Reduction for Mining Corporates

Registration fees are as much as 50% lower than last year for mining corporates CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 20, 2016/ — Investing in African Mining Indaba (http://bit.ly/1Q8v7qr), the world’s largest mining investment event, today announced registration is open. Reacting to the market conditions and unfavorable currency-conversion rates that have resulted in recent lower attendance, Indaba official shave announced a new historic price reduction for mining and exploration companies.Registration fees are as much as 50% lower than last year for mining corporates, based upon company size and type. Mining Indaba, now in its…

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