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DMM.Africa sponsors Startup Weekend Tokyo on Africa


Seattle-based Startup Weekend meets DMM.Africa to promote innovation and build new business connections between Africa and Japan

Three months after the African Business Idea Cup (ABIC) 2016 was held in five countries in Africa, DMM.Africa is sponsoring Startup Weekend Tokyo on... Oct 05, 2016

Services | Asia-Pacific | Japan



TGAIS-COMESA Rwanda

Africa continues to attract global attention as China strikes investment deals


China’s President Xi Jinping delivers an address at the closing ceremony of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) in Johannesburg. (Photo: GCIS, ©CC BY-ND 2.0, cropped image of original via flickr)

China and Africa’s strengthening union is not only a milestone in Africa’s development, but also an indication of global interest in the... Jul 20, 2016

Others | Africa | Rwanda


Egyptian Steel

Steel group incorporates ‘socially responsible capitalism’


Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egytian Steel

Egyptian Steel is one of Egypt’s most active companies in corporate social responsibility, having supported programmes such as the Special Olympics... May 10, 2016

Others | Africa | Egypt


Egyptian Steel

$1 billion bet on ‘New Egypt’


Ahmed Abou Hashima, Chairman of Egyptian Steel

Led by the new-generation businessman and philantropist Ahmed Abou Hashima, Egyptian Steel has been a driving force behind the nation’s economy... May 04, 2016

Industry & Trade | Africa | Egypt



Citystars Properties

Creating Living Landmarks


Citystars Heliopolis (right), Citystars Red Sea Riviera (left)

Citystars Properties (Golden Pyramids Plaza S.A.E.) is Egypt’s pioneer in developing large-scale integrated mixed-use landmark developments. The... Apr 29, 2016

Real Estate | Africa | Egypt


Dangote Group

A trend-setter for Africa’s leadership


Mr. Dangote’s ventures usually come hand-in-hand with investments in basic infrastructure such as roads and electricity supply, which benefit the local community

After three and a half decades in operation, the Dangote Group has grown from a small trading business in Nigeria to become sub-Saharan Africa’s... Apr 28, 2016

Conglomerate | Africa | Nigeria


Azazy Group’s Future University Egypt

Global outlooks bring reform to education


Khaled Azazy, Chairman of Azazy Group

Based on research, innovation and internationally accredited programmes, Azazy Group’s Future University Egypt is rapidly becoming a reference... Apr 26, 2016

Education | Africa | Egypt


British schools a key pillar of Egyptian education system

Azazy Group, a pioneer in education since 1958, has reached a whole new level with its partnership...



Africa in the next decade

“We believe that Africa could be the emerging market story of the next decade”


“The strategic location of Mozambique is a competitive and comparative advantage because it is very well located on the Indian Ocean coast”

Investor interest in Africa is based on impressive growth rates and increased opportunity, as well as security

Apr 23, 2016

Industry & Trade | Africa | Mozambique | Zambia


Azazy Group

British schools a key pillar of Egyptian education system


Azazy Group Chairman Khaled Azazy with Tony Blair at the launch of Malvern College Egypt

Azazy Group, a pioneer in education since 1958, has reached a whole new level with its partnership with Malvern College. In the presence of guests such... Apr 22, 2016

Education | Africa | Egypt


Global outlooks bring reform to education

Based on research, innovation and internationally accredited programmes, Azazy Group’s...


Egypt: Sun and History

Cultural destinations promoted to help achieve tourism strategy target


Ramses II Temple, Abu Simbel

Aside from 365 days of sunshine, Egypt also offers 5000 years of history, with the industry increasingly keen to draw more visitors to its cultural... Apr 18, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Egypt



Islamic finance

Islamic finance takes flight


Born in Egypt and Malaysia in the 1970s, Islamic finance has demonstrated that applying ethical principles to financial markets can provide a safeguard from the kinds of abuses that led to the current crisis.

Ethical investing proves its worth and broadens its appeal.

Apr 17, 2016

Finance | Asia-Pacific | Africa | Europe | Turkey | Egypt | Malaysia


Africa

A global community looking to the future


Countries up and down the continent are growing socially, politically and economically at unprecedented rates, and it is obvious that the continent has so much more to offer than many viewpoints suggest

Despite international prejudices, the African continent is emerging as world leader in terms of social inclusion, energy innovation and climate awareness

Apr 15, 2016

Conglomerate | Africa | Zambia | Namibia | Egypt


Eden Island offers a slice of paradise to international buyers

Peter Smith
Director of Sales and Marketing, Eden Island Development Company

Built on a dead coral reef near to the capital Victoria, Eden Island has proved to be a... Apr 19, 2016


CVM clears the way for maritime trade

Yengo ki Ngimbi
CEO of the Congolaise des Voies Maritimes (CVM)

Charged with the difficult task of keeping the Congo River and the river ports of Boma and... Apr 19, 2016


KCB: at the epicenter of Africa’s economic transformation agenda

Joshua Oigara
Group CEO of KCB Group, and Chairman and Chair of the Governing Council of the Kenya Bankers Association

Looking beyond the balance sheet and focusing on building businesses, communities and partnerships... Apr 16, 2016


Eco-friendly industrialization holds huge private sector potential

Hailemariam Desalegn
Prime Minister of Ethiopia

Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn discusses Ethiopia’s plans to shift from an agrarian-based... Apr 13, 2016


Vision 2035 to build the EAC’s best hub

Hassan Ali Joho
Governor of Mombasa County

Mombasa County’s government recently launched its ambitious urban development plan,... Apr 12, 2016


Hon. Margaret Mwanakatwe: Zambia’s Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry

Margaret Mwanakatwe
Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry

Is bringing her extensive experience in the financial sector to bear in her current position,... Apr 10, 2016


Major transformation to launch tourism

Solomon Tadesse
CEO of the Ethiopian Tourism Organization (ETO)

A sector with vast, untapped potential, Ethiopia’s tourism industry is set to experience... Apr 09, 2016


National reserve agency assures uninterrupted energy supplies

Tadesse Hailemariam
CEO of the Ethiopian Petroleum Supply Enterprise (EPSE)

Ongoing infrastructure development and the unification of two government bodies to form... Apr 08, 2016


Tiret targets global know-how, markets and investment

Tadesse Kassa
CEO of Tiret Corporate

Integration of the value chain and synergies among its affiliates are putting Tiret Corporate... Apr 07, 2016


Infrastructure boom set to continue

Sisay Desta
Founder and General Manager Afro-Tsion Construction Ltd

Ethiopia’s infrastructure has changed beyond all recognition compared with 20 years... Apr 06, 2016


Landmark projects enable contractor to shine

Samuel Tafese
Founder and CEO of Sunshine Investment Group

Demand for real estate and infrastructure is sky high in Ethiopia and is filling the order... Apr 05, 2016


New legislation to expand Kenya’s financial sector

Henry Rotich
Cabinet Secretary at the National Treasury

Kenya is undoubtedly the financial center of the East African Community (EAC), however as... Apr 02, 2016


The first port of call for UK companies in Kenya

Jonathan Huxley
Former CEO of the British Chamber of Commerce Kenya

The deep-rooted links between Kenya and the UK are gaining strength commercially thanks... Apr 02, 2016


Fertile nature of agri-business expands horizons

Mitiku Beyene Abebe
General Manager of Ambasel Trading House

Successful partnerships and more than two decades of experience in import, export, wholesale... Apr 01, 2016


Regional expansion plans for DRC’s new flag carrier

Claude Kirongozi Ichalanga
Managing Director of Congo Airways

Mobility within the country is one of the most important challenges the DR Congo’s... Apr 01, 2016


Pittards exemplifies Ethiopia’s potential

Reg Hankey
CEO of Pittards

The UK’s high quality, high performance leather and leather goods firm Pittards has... Mar 31, 2016


New industrial parks provide the complete package

Sisay Gemechu
CEO of the Industrial Parks Development Corporation with the Rank of State Minister

Destined to become Africa’s number one innovative eco-industrial park developer and... Mar 29, 2016


Major changes in agriculture yield big results

Khalid Bomba
CEO of the Agricultural Transformation Agency (ATA)

Ethiopia’s agricultural sector is in a period of historic transformation, as it shifts... Mar 28, 2016


‘We are trying to be a part of what’s happening in Egypt’s transformation’

Dr. Mohamed Omran
Chairman of The Egyptian Exchange

Egypt’s economy has recovered well since political turmoil subsided in 2014, with... Mar 23, 2016


Innovation over regulation enables ICT to thrive

Bob Collymore
CEO of Safaricom

ICT regulators letting “innovation lead, and regulation follow” has created... Mar 23, 2016


Young banking sector ‘progressing fast’

Araya Gebre Egziabher
President of Wegagen Bank

In just 23 years, Ethiopia’s private banks have mobilized substantial resources, enhanced... Mar 22, 2016


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