International Expo-Consults (IEC)
Source: International Expo-Consults (IEC) |

African themeparks and Family Entertainment Centers (FECs) to benefit from ‘DEAL 2020’ in Dubai

Growing infrastructure including malls and themeparks to benefit from the amusement exhibition to be held in March

The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2020, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector. Over 300 plus exhibitors will be present at the 26th edition of the DEAL 2020 ( Show (Dubai Entertainment and Leisure),…

Source: Temenos |

Leading Libyan Bank Chooses Temenos to Accelerate Digital Transformation

Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) selects cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to replace legacy IT and launch new digital products

Temenos (SIX: TEMN) (, the banking software company, today announced that Assaray Trade and Investment Bank (ATIB) has selected Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact to power its digital transformation. Temenos’ cloud-native, cloud-agnostic banking platform will enable the bank to quickly launch new digital products for retail and corporate banking and…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Turn your life into a gallery with Canon’s SELPHY SQUARE QX10

Seamless high-quality photo printing, wherever and whenever

Canon ( announces the launch of the Canon SELPHY SQUARE QX10, the latest addition to its popular SELPHY range of compact photo printers and the Canon XS-20L square photo paper pack. Small enough to fit into a handbag or backpack, this portable and hand-held photo printer is the perfect accessory…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Connect, share and store images and movies seamlessly with

Your camera, your devices, your web services, connected

Canon ( announces, a free service for the seamless transfer of images and movies direct to devices and web services. From early April 2020, this revolution in connected imagery will also feature free cloud storage, automatically from Canon cameras [1]. From professionals to enthusiasts, and those who are just…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Luxury lifestyle platform Lux Afrique appoints APO Group as their global public relations agency

Two industry leaders join together as Africa’s consumer appetite for luxury experiences and goods flourishes, helping to spotlight African success stories

Lux Afrique (, the luxury lifestyle platform dedicated to Africa, today appointed APO Group (, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, as their public relations agency of record. Lux Afrique are a leading concierge, lifestyle and networking service for over 500 high-net-worth (HNW) individuals across Africa. CEO Alexander Amosu…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Drive your Digital Transformation Journey with ImageRUNNER ADVANCE DX

We're evolving our portfolio beyond pure print and scan technology to create adaptable "hubs" for digital transformation

The workplace is changing rapidly. Thanks to mobile and remote working, employees can work wherever and whenever they want. So staying agile in your approach to information management is crucial. We're evolving our portfolio beyond pure print and scan technology to create adaptable "hubs" for digital transformation: meet the new…

Source: IT News Africa |

Controversial Author and Co-founder of “Africa’s Amazon” to deliver keynote at Digital Retail Forum, Johannesburg

Founder of Africa's answer to Amazon joins Digital Retail Forum 2020 (DRF2020) as Keynote Speaker

Marek Zmysłowski, Polish-born entrepreneur focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Digital Retail Forum 2020 ( — taking place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. #DRF2020 ( aims to bring together more than 200 retail industry leaders…

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Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM eyes international expansion following €500k investment

Founded in 2011 following the Tunisian uprising, LYOUM has been a forefront player on the Mediterranean apparel and design market

Hazem Ben-Gacem invests half a million euros in Tunisian fashion brand; LYOUM set to accelerate its international expansion plans Tunisian fashion brand LYOUM ( is eyeing new product ranges and expansion in international markets after an investment of €500,000 from Hazem Ben-Gacem. The Tunisian philanthropist believes the Tunis-based business, founded…

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Pibor residents upbeat after rehabilitation of area airstrip by Korean UN peacekeepers (By Mach Samuel)

The newly upgraded and extended three-kilometre airstrip now allows cargo and passenger flights to land almost every day, changing life in the area for the better

A bottle of water retails at 200 South Sudanese pounds or SSP (just under $1) in Boma area’s Pibor town. But that is a smaller matter. To get any kind of medical service, each member of the area’s impoverished population must have no less than 30,000 SSP ($100). “Even soda…

Source: A.T. Kearney |

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index 2019: Economic Development and Trade Policy are the largest factors in shaping global retail growth

A.T. Kearney’s Global Retail Development Index highlights the rise in African countries, with Ghana and Senegal making the top 10 on the index

A.T. Kearney’s ( Global Retail Development Index reveals that economic development and trade policy remain the largest factors in shaping retail growth in consumer markets. While social media and e-commerce fuel the evolution of global consumers, national, regional and local realities, such as internet connectivity and the availability and cost…