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Partners for Prosperity: Ghana at the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 in London

For Ghana, the Summit will provide a platform to secure investment opportunities, more exports and jobs that will benefit both Ghanaian and British businesses

His Excellency The President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo will lead a ministerial delegation of several Cabinet Ministers and key officials at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on 20 January 2020. The Summit, hosted by the UK Prime Minister, Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP, is a major…

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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 (LYOUM.fr/en/) 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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US $500 Billion African Retail Industry Set to Benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

SGI Dubai a key platform for retail, digital printing, signage, retail and LED categories will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 12th to 14th 2020

Africa’s growing youth population, rapid urbanisation and the increased purchasing power of these consumers, are key factors that are driving this massive US$500 billion retail ecosystem. This high growth industry needs to be equipped with the latest innovation and communication tools to further sustain the growth and attract the right…

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African Development Bank’s Fashionomics Africa launches “game changing” digital marketplace for the continent’s fashion creators

The aim is to connect suppliers, buyers, manufacturers and distributors to consumers and investors - to increase access and grow markets

The African Development Bank’s (www.AfDB.org) flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa’s fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets. The launch took place on 25 November at the Global Gender Summit, a gathering of more than 1,500 representatives…

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Growing African printing and signage industries to benefit from SGI Dubai 2020

SGI Dubai will be held at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 12th to 14th 2020

According to International Expo Consults (https://IECDubai.com), the organisers of the SGI Dubai show, the signage and wide format printing industry in the African continent would immensely benefit from the upcoming SGI Dubai 2020 trade show. The show currently in its 23rd consecutive year will be held at the iconic, Dubai…

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DHL Africa eShop – Your One Stop Shop for Black Friday Deals from Leading Online Retailers in the US & UK

Orders are fulfilled by DHL Express, guaranteeing reliable and on-time deliveries

Platform offers unprecedented access to international brands for shoppers in Sub Saharan Africa; Orders are fulfilled by DHL Express (https://www.DHL.com), guaranteeing reliable and on-time deliveries. With Black Friday only days away, many ardent shoppers have been on the lookout for the best possible deals. Black Friday originated in the US…

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Gender equality: It’s time for disruption, time to shatter the status quo, we can’t afford to wait!

Women make up over 40% of African business owners yet only 2% are able to access finance according to a Mckinsey report

By Vanessa Moungar, Director of Gender, Women and Civil Society If you are a gender champion, then you are familiar with the discussions around the glass cliff.  The story of women eager to defy the odds, accepting leadership roles at times of crisis, when the chance of failure is the highest. The…

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DG Azevêdo: Regional and multilateral efforts are key to Africa’s integration strategies

Azevêdo discussed the importance of regional and multilateral trade efforts to help drive Africa’s economic integration, growth and development

Meeting with ministers and senior officials in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 25 October 2019, WTO Director-General Roberto Azevêdo discussed the importance of regional and multilateral trade efforts to help drive Africa’s economic integration, growth and development. During his visit, the Director-General met with Burkina Faso's President H.E. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.…

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Togo sets seven priorities for implementing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The AfCFTA implementation strategy will be amended with the contributions of workshop participants before being submitted to the Togolese authorities

Togo is actively working towards strengthening its institutional mechanisms to ensure a successful implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), as outlined in its national AfCFTA implementation strategy. The strategy was presented for discussion and validation on 17 and 18 October in Lomé to public and private sector…

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Safe Prints for Indoor Spaces with Canon Uvgel 460 Flexible Ink

The flexible ink can be stretched by 85%, ideal for self-adhesive vinyl and polyester textiles

The flexible Canon UVgel 460 ink launched with the new Colorado 1650 roll-to-roll printer (https://bit.ly/35Vwi6m) in May 2019 has achieved the highest level of UL GREENGUARD Gold certification from UL Environment, a worldwide leading safety and certification company. The accreditation proves that prints from the Colorado 1650 meet the world’s…