Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd
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Top five business risks for Southern Africa

Political Uncertainty and Large-Scale Cyber Attacks are Key Themes for the Region in 2018

Political uncertainty through transitions and instability are among the key risks for businesses in Southern Africa in 2018, says specialist global risk consultancy Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) in its annual political and security risk forecast RiskMap. Control Risks’ Senior Partner for Southern Africa George Nicholls comments: “2018 will see continued uncertainty…

Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd
Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

Top five business risks for East Africa

Investor Demand and Business Activity to Increase as Political Stability Returns to Kenya

Kenya is emerging from a protracted presidential election process and seeing a return to political stability. Nonetheless, challenges will persist in 2018 for organisations operating in the country and East Africa more widely. High debt levels in Kenya and unpredictable policymaking in Tanzania are among the key risks for businesses…

United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa)
Source: United Cities and Local Governments of Africa (UCLG Africa) |

Beyond Declarations – A Question of Localization

The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th, provided a unique opportunity for UCLG Africa to highlight activities that have made African local governments, cities and territories an important global partner in the drive to achieve long term goals set by the Paris Agreement

2017 is ending with a flurry of activities across key global agendas, none more important than new models for action that integrate issues of Climate Change with the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. The mobilization of global climate actions in Bonn, Germany, which hosted the COP23, November 6th - 17th,…

Nana Yaa Ofori Atta
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The Writing Is On The Wall: Ghana's big push to attract investment from Asia - Japan, Singapore and China - is well underway, by Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta

Headline news. Ghana's big push to attract investment from Asia - Japan, Singapore and China - is well underway, by Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta

At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday, December 15th, 2017, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that "we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of US$300 - 500 million Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets." The second ambition he said, is to…

Source: BioCarbon Partners (BCP) |

Luambe National Park Now The World’s Most Carbon Neutral

The announcement comes just 18 months after the Lower Zambezi National Park – also in Zambia – became the world’s first to achieve carbon neutrality from operations

Luambe National Park in Zambia has achieved a conservation milestone this week as it became the most carbon neutral National Park in the world. Luambe’s carbon neutral status is a result of the USAID-funded Community Forests Program (CFP) implemented by BioCarbon Partners (BCP) (http://BioCarbonPartners.com), in partnership with the Zambian Government.…

Source: IMPACT |

“Consumers are Being Sold Something That’s Not Real”: Non-Profit Announces Departure from Conflict Diamonds Certification Scheme

Founding civil society member announces it is leaving Kimberley Process after reform year fails to produce any needed changes

The Canadian-based non-profit organization IMPACT (formerly Partnership Africa Canada) (www.ImpactTransform.org) today announced it is leaving the conflict diamond certification scheme known as the Kimberley Process. The announcement came at the end of the Kimberley Process Plenary held in Brisbane from December 9-14, during which members were to discuss and adopt…

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flydubai touches down at Kilimanjaro International Airport

As part of the inaugural programme, flydubai showcased its new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft which it unveiled for the first time at the Dubai Airshow in November 2017

flydubai becomes first UAE airline to provide direct air links to Kilimanjaro Dubai-based carrier expands network in Africa to twelve destinations with 14 flights a week Kilimanjaro becomes third point in Tanzania ‎Dubai-based flydubai’s inaugural flight touched down today at Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO) (https://www.flydubai.com), increasing capacity to Tanzania and…

Groupe Orabank
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Togo: The Orabank Group opens a trading room in Lomé

The Orabank Group wishes to be a key player in the UEMOA money market and to play a leading role in boosting the secondary market for government securities

The Orabank Group (www.Orabank.net), present in 12 countries and in four monetary zones in West and Central Africa, announces the opening of a regional and international trading room in Lomé, Togo. Ever since its formation, the Orabank Group has always had the will and ambition to support its customers (both…

National Aviation Services (NAS)
Source: National Aviation Services (NAS) |

NAS Launches New Pearl Lounges at Marrakech Menara Airport

The Pearl Lounges are designed to be the ultimate in hospitality

National Aviation Services (NAS) (http://NAS.aero), the fastest growing airport services provider in the emerging markets, today announced the launch of its Pearl Lounges at the Marrakech-Menara Airport in Morocco reinforcing capacities at the newly renovated airport.  The two exquisite Pearl lounges in arrivals and departures, covering 800 square meters, combine…

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BMCE Bank of Africa is honored to announce the winners of African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, its support program for African entrepreneurs

12 winners were selected in the final stage of the competition

BMCE BANK of Africa (www.BMCEbank.ma) is announcing the winners of the third edition of African Entrepreneurship Award (www.African-Award.com), an initiative that aims to support African entrepreneurs, and has encouraged, since its launch in 2015, 33 entrepreneurs who were supported by more than 300 African and Global Mentors. Following the final stage,…