Microsoft and Ecobank to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Microsoft and Ecobank to Drive Digital Transformation in Africa

Lome — Microsoft, the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments’ efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent’s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. […]

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

Davos 2017: Business leaders prepare to temper Trump

By Joe Miller BBC News, Davos Donald Trump’s hand-picked policy advisers have indicated that some of his most controversial campaign promises may never be fully implemented. The BBC spoke to members of the Strategic and Policy Forum, a group of 19 business leaders who will meet with the incoming president, who will be sworn in on […]

Chinese Firm to Invest U.S. $1 Billion in Cassava in Tanzania

Chinese Firm to Invest U.S. $1 Billion in Cassava in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania has signed a $1 billion partnership agreement with a Chinese firm to commercialise cassava farming and processing, raising hopes to growers who have been grappling with the challenge of accessing reliable markets. Tanzania Agricultural Export Processing Zone Limited and Epoch Agriculture (TAEPZ) from China said they created an out-grower scheme […]

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Nigerian Mogul Dangote Sets Up Truck Assembly Plant in Lagos

Determined the tap into the opportunity provided by the scarcity of forex in the country to create jobs, foremost entrepreneur, Aliko Dangote has embarked on the establishment of multi-million dollar vehicle assembly plant project in Lagos Specifically, the plant will be churning out heavy duty trucks on which his conglomerate, the Dangote Group spends huge […]

IMF Projects Positive Growth for Nigeria in 2017

IMF Projects Positive Growth for Nigeria in 2017

By Bukola Idowu The International Monetary Fund has said it expects Nigeria’s economy to recover in 2016 even as it revised upward the growth projections for the country to 0.8 per cent based on higher oil production as well as likely improved price of crude at the international market. The IMF in its World Economic […]

Kia Motors to Build Training Centres in Ethiopia and Kenya

Kia Motors to Build Training Centres in Ethiopia and Kenya

Kia Motors will build training centres for mechanics in Ethiopia and Kenya in a bid to contribute to their economies by providing education for young people. According to Korea Times, a Kia Motors official said Sunday that the company held a groundbreaking ceremony for the center in Ethiopia on Friday and another in Kenya on […]

AngloGold takes gov’t to international arbitration

AngloGold takes gov’t to international arbitration

AngloGold Ashanti, a gold mining company, has dragged the government to the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to seek redress for losses it has suffered due to the withdrawal of military personnel from its mining concessions. Information gathered by the Daily Graphic was that the mining company resorted to ICSID, which is […]

I Was Happier When I Was Not A Billionaire

I Was Happier When I Was Not A Billionaire

Jack Ma, the Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba, became the richest man in China after Alibaba IPO’d for a record $25 billion last September. But Ma was just as happy — perhaps even happier — when he was barely making any money right out of college. After graduating in 1988, Ma worked as an […]

Dr. Thomas Mensah identifies paths to industrialize Africa

Dr. Thomas Mensah identifies paths to industrialize Africa

By Oral Ofori Dr. Thomas Mensah, the renowned scientist and inventor in Atlanta, USA, received the prestigious International Business Leadership (IBL) Award for 2015 from the African Leadership Magazine (ALM). This happened at the ALM’s annual awards event from November 11-12, 2015 at the Westin Atlanta Hotel on 7 Concourse Parkway, North East of Atlanta in Georgia, USA. […]

YOUNG GHANAIAN WINS $35,000 WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD 2015

YOUNG GHANAIAN WINS $35,000 WORLD OF CHILDREN AWARD 2015

The President of EPF Educational Empowerment Initiative and co-founder of Ghana Bamboo Bikes Ms Winnifred Selby has been presented with the prestigious 2015 World of Children Youth Award at an impressive awards ceremony in New York for her exceptional work in  supporting children from derpived communities in Ghana who are at risk of dropping from […]

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