Life-saving role of Red Cross volunteers during Ebola outbreak highlighted by new study

Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2017/APO/ —  Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The […]

Half year: Dangote Cement records 12.6% Sales volume increase across Africa

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017 LAGOS, Nigeria, July 31, 2017/APO/ — Dangote Cement (DangoteCement.com), Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. In […]

4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa on 05 – 07 December 2017 in Accra

4th agrofood & plastprintpack West Africa on 05 – 07 December 2017 in Accra

Producers of process & packaging technology seeing great chances for business in Ghana and the surrounding West African countries, official national pavilions have been confirmed by Algeria, Belarus, France and the Netherlands, in addition to leading exhibitors from 10 countries ACCRA, Ghana, July 24, 2017/APO/ — Great chances for producers of process & packaging technology […]

Ahead of October elections, Security Council urges Liberia to plan for safe, credible polls

The 15-member Council agreed a presidential statement – which is similar in tone to a resolution but not legally binding – commending the Liberian Government “for progress towards restoring peace, security and stability” in the country WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, July 25, 2017/APO/ — With Liberian officials responsible for security in the country, the […]

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

Three outstanding African innovations walk away with Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2017 total cash prize of US$150 000

Winning innovations demonstrate high level of proficiency in energy efficient and healthcare-related solutions ACCRA, Ghana, July 19, 2017/APO/ — The sixth edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://InnovationPrizeForAfrica.org) culminated with a bang as the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) (www.AfricanInnovation.org) awarded three more African innovators for their incredible innovations. Out of the total of […]

Several African Fruit Producers and Exporters Come Together to Create “AFRUIBANA”, the First Pan-African Association in Defence of Their Interests

Several African Fruit Producers and Exporters Come Together to Create “AFRUIBANA”, the First Pan-African Association in Defence of Their Interests

AFRUIBANA is an association established under Cameroonian law and gathers several representatives of producers and exporters from different sub-Saharan countries, notably Assobacam, the Cameroon banana industry association, and OBAMCI, an Ivory Coast organisation of producers and exporters of bananas, pineapples, mangoes and other fruits BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 20, 2017/APO/ — AFRUIBANA, an association of fruit producers […]

Africa Property Skyline Magazine – A New voice for the African real estate industry

Africa Property Skyline Magazine – A New voice for the African real estate industry

The magazine, which will feature the latest investment trends and development initiatives in Africa, will also focus on key trends, top African real estate deals, burgeoning new property sub-sectors JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, April 26, 2017/APO/ — Giving a much-needed voice to the African real estate sector, the African Property Skyline Magazine (www.AfricanSkylineMag.com) – the only publication […]

Reshaping the Future of Real Estate for African Cities

While Africa’s cities are growing rapidly in population, they are developing informally as current urban planning has proven to be ineffective, and private development is often deterred by opaque or inappropriate regulations JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 21, 2017/APO/ — Researchers predict that in 2030, Lagos, Cairo and Kinshasa will each have to cater for over 20 […]

Thoughts on the African data ecosystems

During the one-day workshop, which took place on July 19 at the Accra International Conference Centre under the theme, “The Role of Open Data in The Africa Data Revolution”, Eromosele John, who leads the open data team at the Edo State ICT Agency in Nigeria said there’s a serious problem of data user-friendliness in Africa […]

VC4A research proves founder teams are key to startup success in Africa

VC4A research proves founder teams are key to startup success in Africa

The 2017 release is based on data collected from 1866 ventures from 41 African countries and 111 Africa-focused investors from 39 countries around the world AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, July 20, 2017/APO/ —  Data from VC4A’s new ‘2017 Venture Finance in Africa’ research (www.VC4A.com/research) proves that a strong team of founders is the key driver of startup success in […]