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The Africa CEO Forum launches the Women in Business Network

PARIS, France,  July 2018 – Building on the success of the Africa CEO Forum’s Women in Business initiative, the first Women in Business Annual Leadership Meeting, organised by Jeune Afrique Media Group, in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie and ESSEC Business School, brought together 200 influential women business leaders from 32 countries in Paris on 2 and 3 July. The watchword on everyone’s lips was “Tangible action, real results!” Building and maintaining your network of influence to develop your company, asserting one’s leadership and managing one’s image…

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Social selling: how to use social media networks to increase your sales

With the advent of social media, the method of sales has changed. People are no longer swayed by hard sales tactics but prefer a softer approach. How can you use social media to increase your sales? And what is social selling? Social selling is the precursor to closing a deal online. It is answering questions, offering valuable content, retweeting a potential customer or sharing their blog posts until the potential client is ready to buy. It is seen as nurturing a relationship between potential customers and your brand. It is…

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Is sub-Saharan Africa Ready for the Electric Vehicle Revolution?

When Francis Romano imported his first electric vehicle, a Nissan Leaf, into Kenya in 2016, it was held up at the port because customs officials had never seen one before. Since the car didn’t have an internal combustion engine, they didn’t know what to make of it. But things are changing fast. When Romano imported more electric vehicles to test their performance in the Kenyan market, he found he could run his entire business without petrol, saving up to 70% a year on fuel. Africa is urbanising faster than any other continent,…

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The Transformation of Healthcare Through Technology

Around the world, healthcare systems are struggling in the face of rising demand and spiraling costs. And the reasons are complex and varied. Partly, it’s because healthcare providers have so much more to do. The populations of rich countries are aging inexorably. That means millions of older patients, who tend to have more frequent and more complex healthcare needs. Partly, it’s because providers can do so much more. The life sciences sector continues to make strides in its ability to treat and manage a broad range of diseases and conditions,…

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South Sudan’s Sosywood: Coming Soon to a Screen Near You?

At the entrance to a wooden shack in a quiet neighbourhood of South Sudan’s capital, Juba, a young man in ripped jeans and sunglasses stands gripping a golden pistol, his finger hovering over the trigger. “And action!” comes the call from a corner of the cabin, where Emmanuel Lobijo Josto, 22, is directing a movie about gang warfare, wiping off sweat in the 40-degree Celsius (104F) heat. In the world’s newest nation, suffering from a conflict between rival factions that erupted in 2013, young people volunteering as actors, producers and…

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Alain Ebobissé: Infrastructure in Africa – Investors Noticing the Commercial Opportunities

Improved infrastructure is a prerequisite for long-term sustainable growth and development in Africa. Modern infrastructure will benefit individual countries and their citizens and promote regional integration and Africa’s full participation in the globalised economy. Closing the infrastructure quantity and quality gap relative to the best performers in the world could increase per capita GDP growth in Africa by 2.6% a year (World Bank, 2017). Many countries have made substantial progress, but some remain in a negative cycle. Businesses cannot grow because of poor infrastructure, so they remain informal and do not pay…

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Tawadrous: I Turned Negative Perception About Nigeria into Wealth

Today, a man, who was warned against coming to Nigeria as a result of the negative perception about the country in the foreign media, narrates how he ignored such warning and found himself in Nigeria where he turned fears into wealth. In discussing his Nigerian story, Michael Tawadrous, Chairman Executive Officer of Vava Furniture (a leading global furniture manufacturing company) re-echoes the importance of obeying ones’ instincts. By CHARLES KUMOLU Ordinary childhood: I was born and brought up in Upper Egypt. I had an ordinary childhood. But what was different about…

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Veolia Water Technologies reveals new “Ambitions for Africa”

The speed and magnitude of Africa’s ongoing urbanization, with 1.3 billion people expected to live in cities in 2050 compared to 480 million today, combined with its rapid industrialization, has shed a new light on the evolving and multifaceted needs for water treatment and infrastructures. To address the plurality of these needs, Veolia Water Technologies has defined and launched a dedicated project called “Ambitions for Africa”. Carried out by 1,000 dedicated employees across the continent, the “Ambitions for Africa” project aims at anchoring the company in the territories where it operates through…

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Oranto Petroleum Farms into Zambian Oil Blocks

Under the agreement, signed today, Oranto Petroleum will hold a 90 percent stake and ZCCM Investment Holdings will control a 10 percent share, on behalf of the Zambian Government LUSAKA, Zambia, June 28, 2018/ — Oranto Petroleum to hold a 90 percent stake in two onshore Zambian Blocks Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s first investment in the country. The agreement requires conducting geological and geophysical studies for first two 2-year sub-periods Pan-African explorer Oranto Petroleum  is farming into two exploration blocks located onshore Zambia. Blocks 17 and 27 represent Oranto’s…

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Media Entrepreneur Peace Hyde opens the Aim Higher Africa (AHA) Skills Acquisition Centre in Lagos

The AHA skills acquisition center is designed to train unemployed youth and grassroot entrepreneurs as well as startups through its innovative Mind-set Reorientation and Design Thinking Curriculum (MRDT) to build scalable and sustainable businesses LAGOS, Nigeria, June , 2018/ — Named as a powerful woman on the continent by CNN, Media Entrepreneur and Head of Digital Media and Partnership for Forbes Africa, Peace Hyde, has opened another branch of her innovative entrepreneurship development and skills acquisition non-profit, Aim Higher Africa (http://AimHigherAfrica.com/) in Lagos. Located in the Silicon Valley of Nigeria,…

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