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The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators by Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption. Some of the factors contributing to this are: easily accessible …

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Facebook & Instagram help put African tourism on the social media map

Attendees at Annual World Tourism Conference in Kigali hear how social platforms can drive tourism growth and build a global community Attending the Annual World Tourism Conference in Rwanda, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Instagram representatives were in Kigali this week (28-31 August) to discuss and explore ways in which social media …

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Importance of communication in the hospitality and tourism sectors during crises and disasters

Both the hospitality and tourism sectors are important cogs of a community or nation. However, the unmitigated crises being experienced in the world could hurt these two sectors. With terror activities as well as other crises being witnessed on a larger scale in the globe, both the tourism and hospitality …

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A strong infrastructure base critical to Africa’s economic transformation

A strong infrastructure base is critical for Africa’s economic transformation, Economic Commission for Africa’s Sylvian Boko said Thursday. Speaking during an ECA-sponsored session at the annual Nigerian Bar Association conference in Lagos, Nigeria, Mr. Boko, the Principal Regional Advisor and Head of Development Planning and Statistics at the ECA, said …

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ECA unveils model law on transboundary infrastructure development in Africa

The proposed law provides a means of mitigating and managing perceived risks associated transboundary infrastructure development and bridges the gap between social and private benefits of such huge investments The Economic Commission for Africa on Thursday unveiled the Model Law that provides a framework for the harmonization of cross-border rules, …

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AFI comes of age with a strong lineup and new ventures

African Fashion International’s (AFI) Fashion Weeks have always been known for their world-class fashion events, showcasing designers from all over the continent in Joburg and in Cape Town. This past Fashion Week was significant, for a strong, well-curated lineup and great announcements. It also marked the conclusion of a 6-year …

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Dangote signs $450million jumbo sugar production Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Niger State

On completion, according to the President of the Group Aliko Dangote, the project will generate over 15,000 jobs in the state In another bold move for self-sufficiency in sugar production through the government’s backward integration policy, the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) today in Minna, Niger State signed a …

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