Interactive Intelligence Wins Zimbabwe Service Excellence Award

November 17, 2015 2:59 pm0 comments by:
Interactive Intelligence Wins Zimbabwe Service Excellence Award

HARARE, Zimbabwe, November 17, 2015/ — Interactive Intelligence (http://www.inin.com) has been named the winner of one of the excellence awards at the fourth annual Contact Centre Association of Zimbabwe (CCAZ) Service Excellence Awards. Interactive Intelligence won the top award in the Best CRM and Call Centre Vendor Supplier category. CCAZ, noting that the awards were presented to recognize, promote and reward excellence, presented the awards during a gala dinner in Harare at the end of October. The Service Excellence Awards are organised annually by CCAZ in partnership with the Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality, Consumer Council of Zimbabwe (CCZ), Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) and The Financial Gazette. The awards are […]

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Brand Africa to Announce the Africa’s Top 100 Most Admired and Most Valuable Brands

October 14, 2015 4:03 pm0 comments by:
Brand Africa to Announce the Africa’s Top 100 Most Admired and Most Valuable Brands

JOHANNESBURG, October 14, 2015-Brand Africa is to release its highly anticipated 4th Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands rankings of the Top 100 Most Admired and Most Valuable brands in Africa at a Gala event at Sandton Convention Center on 22 October 2015. The rankings, first launched in 2011 at the second Brand Africa FORUM, have been held in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2011 in partnership with Brand South Africa, in Nairobi, Kenya in 2014 in partnership with the Kenya Securities Exchange and in New York in 2013 partnership with African Business ion the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. This year, the scope and sample countries have been vastly […]

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Joint Venture Reached to Develop Ghana’s Goldmine

September 17, 2015 10:51 amComments Off on Joint Venture Reached to Develop Ghana’s Goldmine by:

Accra, September 17, 2015– Randgold Resources Limited and AngloGold Ashanti Limited (“AngloGold Ashanti”) have concluded an investment agreement (the “Agreement”) aimed at the formation of a joint venture to redevelop and operate AngloGold Ashanti’s Obuasi gold mine in Ghana. In terms of the Agreement, Randgold will lead and fund a development plan designed to rebuild Obuasi as a viable long-life mining business with an attractive cost structure and returns. Obuasi, located in the Ashanti region of Ghana 320 kilometres northwest of the capital Accra, is a large, high-grade deposit with proven and probable ore reserves (as reported by AngloGold Ashanti in their 2014 Annual Report) of 24.53Mt at 6.70g/t for […]

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Digital Fuels Growth in Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

September 16, 2015 5:27 pm0 comments by:
Digital Fuels Growth in Africa’s Entertainment & Media Industry

Johannesburg, September 16, 2015 — After more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from PwC titled Entertainment and media outlook: 2015 – 2019 (South Africa – Nigeria-Kenya). The Outlook forecasts that South Africa’s entertainment and media industry is expected to grow from R112.7 billion in 2014 to R176.3 billion in 2019, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.4%. Digital spend is expected to fuel the overall growth. South Africa’s Internet access market will rise rapidly from R32.5 billion […]

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Economic and Political Risk Evaluator assists companies in strategic decision-making

September 11, 2015 4:54 pm0 comments by:
Economic and Political Risk Evaluator assists companies in strategic decision-making

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 11, 2015/ — Control Risks and Oxford Economics today launch an innovative risk management enterprise that assists companies in their strategic decision-making. Economic and political risks are more interconnected than ever before. The strategic success of an organisation relies increasingly on its ability to anticipate and react to future shocks caused by this complex relationship between economics and politics. Bridging the worlds of geopolitics and macroeconomics, the collaboration between Control Risks and Oxford Economics addresses this interconnected risk landscape with the Economic and Political Risk Evaluator (EPRE). The political actions of countries clearly affect international trade and monetary flows, which in turn disrupt the global economy and […]

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African Retail Development Index: Retail potential on African continent confirmed

September 8, 2015 5:56 pm0 comments by:
African Retail Development Index: Retail potential on African continent confirmed

JOHANNESBURG, South-Africa, September 8, 2015/ — The 2015 African Retail Development Index has been released. It reveals the most attractive developing markets across Africa for expansion. It discusses the growth in the middle class in Africa, increased consumerism, the spread of malls, land being taken up for development for retail purposes and Sub-Sahara’s young and connected middle class that is growing fast and still deciding on its favourite brands. The report reveals : • The African Retail Landscape – what the retail market in SSA looks like today • ARDI 2015 ranking incl. South Africa’s ranking and the opportunities for its retailers in the rest of SSA • Right Approaches […]

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Centurion Law Group Expands to Cameroon

DOUALA, Cameroon, September 8, 2015/ — Centurion Law Group is continuing its pan-African expansion with the opening of an office in Cameroon. The group will set up operations in Douala, Cameroon’s largest city and the wealthiest business hub in Central Africa. Centurion will extend to clients a range of services in all its practice areas, including arbitration and commercial litigation, corporate and finance law, labor and employment, and oil and gas. The office represents the first move by an international law firm into Cameroon. The Douala office will be staffed with eight lawyers from Cameroon with academic and professional credentials from North America, the UK, France, Nigeria and Cameroon. Centurion […]

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President Kabila Visits China

September 2, 2015 5:27 pm0 comments by:
President Kabila Visits China

KINSHASA, Dem. Rep. of Congo (DRC) September 2, 2015/ — Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila travels to China on September 2nd to attend the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II and celebrate DRC Veterans who fought alongside Allied Forces during the war. While in China President Kabila will also meet various leaders including President Xi Jinping to review the status of current Sino-Congolese projects and discuss ways to strengthen and enhance relations between the two countries. Background on Chinese-Congolese Relations Over the last 25 years, Chinese investment in the DRC, as well as Congolese exports to China, have grown at a […]

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EALA Demands for Investment Policy

August 22, 2015 4:00 pm0 comments by:
EALA Demands for Investment Policy

Arusha-The East African Legislative assembly wants the region to prioritise harmonization of investment initiatives and incentives if the bloc is to be promoted as a single investment area. To this end, EALA is calling for the formulation of an advocacy plan to spur investment policy and strategy as well as enactment of a regional law on investments. The legislators also want a framework in place to ensure that specialization in investments are encouraged among the Partner States as opposed to intra-competition. In addition, they are calling for inculcation of mechanisms to enable investors to capitalize a certain percentage of profits in the EAC countries rather than repatriating all the money […]

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British Airways Suspends Flights to Entebbe International Airport

British Airways Suspends Flights to Entebbe International Airport

Kampala – British Airways has announced the suspension of flights between Entebbe International Airport and Heathrow, London. British Airways in a communication issued this week states that the current flights between Entebbe and Heathrow are not “commercially viable”. The suspension starts in October this year. British Airways has been flying four times a week on the route. “We are suspending our four times a week service from London Heathrow to Entebbe from October 2, 2015. The last service will depart Entebbe on Saturday October 3, 2015. The flights are being suspended because they are not commercially viable,” reads a communication from the British Airways International Media Team. British Airways has […]

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