RS Components
Source: RS Components |

Global Industrial Distributor launches e-commerce website for Sub-Saharan Africa

RS South Africa opened its doors in 1996, the flagship operation in Africa with 22 years of experience distributing products and components to engineers around the African continent

RS Components (RS) (https://za.RS-Online.com/web/), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM) (www.Electrocomponents.com), the global distributor for engineers was founded as Radiospares, in 1937.  The company started as a supplier of parts to the burgeoning radio market that has evolved into a global distribution enterprise, with operations in Europe, North…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-Finding Mission to Ethiopia, Kenya, Cote D’Ivoire, and Ghana

This mission underscores the Trump administration’s commitment to both advance opportunities and to eliminate trade barriers to strengthen the U.S.- Africa commercial relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

COGTA Minister to host (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) BRICS Sectoral Meeting (COGTA) Minister to host BRICS Sectoral Meeting

The gathering will assist South Africa to meet several socio-economic development goals

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, (COGTA), Dr Zweli Mkhize, will host BRICS Ministers responsible for local government and disaster management as well as mayors and other local government practitioners under the auspices of the BRICS Friendship Cities and Local Government Cooperation Urbanisation Forum, in East London on…

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

East African countries continue to offer highest rewards for investors

Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya among the top scoring economies; Uganda records strongly improved risk-reward score

Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda offer investors a reward score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Ethiopia and Tanzania lead the list of the top rewarding economies for the second time, with Kenya following in fourth position…

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

Political change boosts risk-reward score in Southern African markets

Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa among the top ten African economies improving the reward while reducing the risks for investors

Broad political change has led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in many Southern African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Zimbabwe, leading with the largest positive change, Mozambique and South Africa saw economic and social reforms after leadership changes…

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

Investors’ risk-reward scores improve for West African economies

Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal register effectiveness of public economic reforms

Increased political stability, improved commodity prices and effective public economic reforms led to an improvement of the risk-reward score in several West African economies, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com) and Oxford Economics. Ghana leads these positive developments for West Africa, recording the strongest improvement…

Source: U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President’s Advisory Council on doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-Finding Mission to Ethiopia, Kenya, Côte D’ivoire, and Ghana

This mission underscores the Trump administration’s commitment to both advance opportunities and to eliminate trade barriers to strengthen the U.S.- Africa commercial relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President’s Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this month. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Gilbert Kaplan will head the delegation on stops in…

Ecobank
Source: Ecobank |

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors

Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC (https://Ecobank.com/AfricaFICC). Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania…

GE
Source: GE |

GE hits 100th power plant milestone in Sub-Saharan Africa

The company has now installed over 300 turbines in up to 22 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

100 power plants across renewables, gas and steam plants generating over 46GW of power Over 300 installed turbines providing equivalent power for up to 250 million people 100th Power plant milestone reached in Angola with recent fast, mobile TM2500 gas power installations At the forefront of innovation and technology in…

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

Sharp rise in number of Islamist militant attacks in Africa

Attacks concentrated in Somalia, with Nigeria and Mali as the second most-prominent theatres of Islamist militant activity

Sub-Saharan Africa suffers under a sharp rise in the number of Islamist militant attacks. In its report Changing Patterns in Terrorism and the Threat to Business, Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy, finds that the number of incidents rose from 317 in 2013 to 1,549 for the period…