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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 16:00

More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study. The new report, ‘The Mobile Economy: Sub-Saharan Africa 2017’, was published at the GSMA Mobile 360 – Africa event. The report forecasts that the number of unique […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:07

“Now this is what I call a powerful waterfall, possibly the most powerful in Africa!” he exclaimed as his jaws dropped in awe of the wonder before him. CNN’s Tommy Bouchier Hayes couldn’t hide his wonderment over the thunderous Murchison Falls, after which Uganda’s biggest national park is named. Bouchier, the producer of CNN’s Inside Africa, […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 10:03

The live events industry – including music concerts, DJ events, official opening ceremonies at sporting events, conferences and corporate events – is a multibillion-dollar business that continues to grow in size, stature, sophistication and proficiency. Much of this development is being driven by the need for companies to unlock new sources of revenue growth for […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:59

The Trump administration has ended its four-month laptop ban on inbound flights from the Middle East and North Africa. The policy was curbed after King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, became the last of 10 terminals to have its restrictions lifted. David Lapan, the US department of homeland security (DHS) spokesperson confirmed the […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:52

SAP Skills for Africa launched its first-ever East African programme at an event held in Nairobi, Kenya. Skills for Africa is a skills development initiative between SAP Africa, its customers, and various public and private sector partners. It focuses on training and certifying graduates in a broad spectrum of SAP software and business solutions and […]

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Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:42

New York, Abu Dhabi and London have been rated the top three cities to do business in this year, according to the 2017 edition of the Ipsos Top Cities Index. People in 26 countries worldwide were asked which cities, from a list of 60, they felt were best to live in, do business in, and visit. […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 17:00

Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year to cater to growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates. A fifth daily scheduled service will be introduced on the Cairo route, effective 1 October 2017, taking frequency to the Egyptian capital up from […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 14:46

With the South African economy being in crisis, many companies may be inclined to forgo their year-end function in an effort to cut costs. However, these informal get-togethers are crucial to business success. This, according to Grant Sandham, Group Sales & Marketing Manager at Premier Hotels & Resorts, which has hosted numerous year-end functions at its properties […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 14:28

Ghana Tourism is now developing mostly in the beach areas and here surfing is one of the best adventure sports because Kokrobite beach in Ghana is organising surfing and people from 20 different countries are participating in this annual international competition. Kokrobite beach is a most favoured destination in Ghana by the international visitors for […]

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 14:25

South Africa must build its skills base in the Information Communication Technology (ICT) industry if it is to cement its position in the fourth industrial revolution. “As we exist in the digital age and in the midst of a universe that is continuously shrinking to become a global village, ICT and innovation are elements that […]

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