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Côte d’Ivoire smart grid improves power security, access to power pool

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A smart electricity grid solution, developed and built by electricity multinational ABB, provides connectivity for all critical elements of the grid, helps operators to balance supply and demand and, crucially, enables Côte d’Ivoire to access the West African Power Pool (Wapp), says ABB Power... 

Nestlé launches R&D innovation challenge in South Africa

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2019 Nestlé on Thursday launched a research and development (R&D) innovation challenge in South Africa as part of the company’s efforts to contribute to the local innovation ecosystem. Nestlé’s goal is to work collaboratively with startups and universities to identify sustainable and scalable science... 

Dubai chamber to host global business forum on Africa in November

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     13th June 2019 The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Dubai Chamber) will host the fifth edition of the Global Business Forum (GBF) on Africa on November 18 and 19, in Dubai. Organised under the theme “Scale Up Africa”, GBF on Africa 2019 will bring together African and United Arab Emirates (UAE)... 

Azumah raises cash for Wa

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th June 2019 Explorer Azumah Resources is hoping to raise A$2-million through a share purchase plan (SPP) to progress its Wa gold project, in Ghana. The company on Thursday announced that eligible shareholders would be able to subscribe for up to A$15 000 of new shares under the SPP, with the shares to be... 

Broll Signs Exclusive African Affiliation with Cushman & Wakefield

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th June 2019 Broll Property Group, the largest independently owned Pan-African commercial property services company, has entered into an exclusive affiliate arrangement with Cushman & Wakefield, a leading global real estate services company. The new venture represents a partnership with Broll’s Occupier... 

Motorbike taxi firms rev up for race into West Africa

By: Reuters     12th June 2019 Motorcycle taxi companies are expanding in West Africa with backing from investors betting that the meteoric rise of two-wheeled taxi firms in Asia can be replicated in some of the fastest growing countries in the world. Four bike taxi firms are now battling it out on the streets of Nigeria's... 

Asante ‘excited’ about new mining technique at Ghana mine

By: Mariaan Webb     11th June 2019 Ghana-focused Asante Gold is considering using a new “disrupter” mining method at its Kubi gold project, which CEO Douglas MacQuarrie says has the potential to do for narrow, hard rock mining what hydraulic fracturing did for previously uneconomic gas and oil deposits. SMD, or sustainable mining... 

Nation built on gold loses its African crown to rival Ghana

By: Bloomberg     10th June 2019 South Africa’s struggling gold industry has suffered yet another humiliation, losing its status as continent leader to Ghana. The country that led global gold production for a century and extracted about half the bullion mined to date is now Africa’s second-largest gold producer. Output is... 

DHL rolls out e-commerce platform to more African markets following initial success

7th June 2019 Following the success of the DHL Africa eShop app in 11 countries across Sub Saharan Africa, DHL Express has announced that its innovative mobile and desktop platform has been rolled out in nine more countries across the continent.... 

DBSA sees Ghana as key to building Africa’s prosperity

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     7th June 2019 The Development Bank of Southern Africa has identified Ghana as a key investment node, owing to its economic growth potential and its strategic location for trade within Africa, as well as with Europe and North America. Ghana is the second fastest growing economy on the continent, driven largely... 

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