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    • Ringier Launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa
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Ringier Launches Business Insider Sub Saharan Africa

It will cover business news, enterprise, finance, politics, and technology from across the continent and beyond

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing [RADP] (http://APO.af/cTwx96) further expands its news and media portfolio with the launch of Business Insider (www.BusinessInsider.com), the renowned digital news brand for the global business community, for Sub Saharan Africa. The digital edition leads with an exclusive interview with Tony Elumelu, who the newly launched editorial team…

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Oakbay Investments calls on the High Court to dismiss Pravin Gordhan’s “bizarre” application

Independent report concludes there is not enough information on 72 “suspicious transaction reports” available to identify them in the books and records of Oakbay Group

Van der Merwe & Associates, lawyers for Oakbay Investments (www.OakbayInvestments.co.za), submitted an affidavit to the High Court in Pretoria in response to the application by Pravin Gordhan, the Minister of Finance. Highlights of the Oakbay Investments affidavit: The Minister’s superfluous application is riddled with factual and legal errors. The Minister’s…

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Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment Dr. Okechukwu Enelamah handing over the instrument of acceptance of TFA to World Trade Organisation DG Robert Azevedo in Davos

According to a 2015 study carried out by WTO economists, full implementation of the TFA would reduce members’ trade costs by an average of 14.3 per cent, with developing countries having the most to gain

Nigeria has ratified the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), making it the 107th World Trade Organisation (WTO) member to do so. Only three more ratifications from members are needed to achieve the two-third threshold that will bring the TFA into force. Nigeria's instrument of acceptance was submitted to the WTO today…

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Groundbreaking on Solar Field in Burundi: Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global Advances 1,000 MW Program

2,500 celebrate historic groundbreaking in one of Africa's neediest countries for a $14m solar field to advance economic and social development

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field that will add 15% to the East African country's generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by…

Germany-Africa Business Forum
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Germany and African Countries Seek to Strengthen Trade and Investment Ties at First Ever Germany-Africa Business Forum

The Germany-Africa Business Forum seeks to “bridge the gap” by facilitating dialogue, business dealings and dynamic commercial and political interchange

Africa is a priority for German government in 2017 as it holds G20 presidency There is much consensus for building trade relations; Africa is world’s fastest growing region and German companies need to find new markets This year, Germany will host the first ever privately held event exclusively dedicated to…

CNBC Africa
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WEF Building Africa: Industrialisation key to Africa's economic transformation

On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria and Siyabonga Gama, CEO, Transnet

Industrialisation is key to making Africa a force to be reckoned with, but without power and infrastructure this will remain a mere dream. On this Building Africa debate CNBC Africa is joined by panellists consisting of Phuthuma Nhleko, Executive Chairman, MTN; Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda; Oluyemi…

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British High Commission Port Louis to host FinTech Conference

High Commission partners with financial institutions to discuss innovative solutions for the Mauritian International Financial Centre

The British High Commisison, in partnership with the Financial Services Promotion Agency (FSPA) and the Board of Investment (BOI), is hosting a conference on Financial Technology (better known as FinTech) on 25 January 2017. The conference will explore the development of Mauritius as a FinTech hub for the Sub-Saharan Africa…

AfroChampions Initiative
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    • Speech from Mr Samba Bathily, Founder and CEO of ADS Group
    • Mr Konimba Sidibé, Minister for Investment Promotion and Private sector in Mali
    • Founder of Ecobank and Asky Airlines Gervais Djondo receives AfroChampions Lifetime Awards from Founder and CEO of ADS Group Samba Bathily and Founder and President of Group AfricSearch Didier Acouetey
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Founder of Ecobank and Asky Airlines Gervais Djondo receives AfroChampions Lifetime Awards for his pan-African vision and contribution to the development of the continent

As a founding father of coprorate pan-Africanism, and a champion of Africa, Mr Djondo’s accomplishments remain an inspiring model for entrepreneurs all over the continent

The AfroChampions Initiative, an innovative project designed to promote African private sector champions, has been officially launched in Bamako, Mali, at an inaugural dinner sponsored by the Organizing Committee of the Africa-France Summit for Partnership, Peace and Emergence, advisory firm Konfidants and ADS group. Partners of the initiative have honoured…

Source: Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. |

Let’s Rise: Westin Hotels & Resorts Reveals a Powerful Rally-Cry for Travelers to Regain Control of Their Well-Being while on the Road

$30 Million Brand Campaign Underscores How Westin Tackles the Travel & Wellness Trends Unveiled in New Global Survey

Westin Hotels & Resorts (www.StarwoodHotels.com/westin), part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) (www.Marriott.com), today unveiled its first global brand campaign in more than five years, taking on the disruptions, distractions and unpredictability of travel and empowering travelers to embrace well-being as a way to regain control of their routines and be…

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Mining Indaba welcomes new empowerment mining fund to support Junior Mining Pavilion and Investment Battlefield Competition

JSS Empowerment Mining Fund to support junior mining companies; direct benefits for investors and SA economy

The organiser of the Investing in African Mining Indaba® (www.MiningIndaba.com) conference is pleased to announce that the JSS Empowerment Mining Fund has signed on as a sponsor of the new Junior Miners Pavilion, including the much anticipated Investment Battlefield Competition (http://APO.af/quNHNC). This newly launched $75 million fund, a partnership between…