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North Africa – Territorial planning key to achieving successful industrial policies

During two days, experts from the North African ministries of industry, local authorities and other institutions in charge of public policy territorial planning focused their discussions on the stakes, obstacles and required reforms required in order for North African countries to benefit from successful industrial policy territorialization and inclusive development …

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Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index

Rwanda, Botswana and South Africa fall closely behind The Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index of 85 countries ranks Singapore as the best environment for entrepreneurs Of the African nations, Namibia scores highest and comes 42nd overall – ahead of other prominent African markets, such as Nigeria, Kenya and South …

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The changing face of the banking sector

The advent of technology spurred many entities through transformative ventures that have in turn increased efficiency and competency. The banking sector hasn’t been left behind either. From automation, human resource and capacity building, technology continues to shape the ideals of the banking sector all over the globe. The technological edge …

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Potato and Coffee farmers set to reap huge benefits

By Martin Wakaba – an entrepreneur who has several startup projects Bilateral agreements have the power to propel the financial awareness and capacity of farmers towards the right direction. Critically, bilateral agreements can change the fortunes of any personality involved in the relevant sectors through the provision of necessary equipments …

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Institute and Faculty of Actuaries – UK to promote the Certified Actuarial Analyst Qualification (CAA) in Ghana

The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries will be visiting Ghana to promote their world class qualification and help Ghana build its actuarial capacity Representatives from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) will be visiting Ghana on the 30th of November and 1st of December 2016 to meet a number …

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All set for Africa Trade Week 2016

Organised by the AU’s Trade and Industry departments in collaboration with the ECA’s Regional Integration and Trade Division, the ATW2016 will put special emphasis on trade facilitation, implementation as well as building productive capacities for industrialization on the continent The Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union will at …

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African Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses

By Nonkululeko Nyembezi-Heita, Chairman, Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most …

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Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2016 Pens with Calls for Accelerated Job Creation through Infrastructure Development for Africa’s Transformation

This year’s gathering organized under the theme, “Creating Jobs through Regional Infrastructure Development,” has drawn over 250 participants and stakeholders representing Member States, private sector, development partners and project owners Africa has to provide employment opportunities for its youth if it is to harness their potential and contribute to the …

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