The University of Ibadan now has an ultra-modern subsurface research centre that will boost the development of top rate manpower for the nation’s oil and gas industry, thanks to a donation by The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) operated Joint Venture.
Africa Business Communities and MSI-ACI launch Africabusinesspanel.com for Market Research Agencies and Panel Providers
Africa Business Communities and MSI-ACI (re)launch together the Africa Business Panel (www.africabusinesspanel.com) for Market Research Agencies and Panel Providers.
'Edutainers' from Standard Bank Group bring education and development opportunities to SA's children
Education, literacy and focused early-learning opportunities for children are three of the major challenges facing South Africa as the country celebrates its 20th year of democracy.
In Ghana, providing a reliable and stable energy supply to both the population and businesses is a constant challenge for the government. Recently the country has been facing severe economic woes, evidenced by the sliding value of the cedi, their national currency, and coupled with growing inflation, partly due to the rising energy costs that affect industry costs.
To ensure that growth is both sustainable and beneficial to all strata of society in Africa, countries on the continent, including North Africa, must adopt industrial policies that are germane to their own local contexts and set up strong institutions with the mandate of formulating and pushing through such policies. These are the major recommendations of the Economic Report on Africa 2014 launched at the University Mohamed V, in Rabat, Morocco on 21 November 2014.
Standard Bank Report: Africa on course for growing debt issuance as global search for yield continues
Governments and companies in Africa are on course to continue the trend of growing debt issuance this year as investors across the world continue to purchase high yield assets amidst continued low interest rates and mounting concern that a global economic slowdown could cause volatility in equity markets, according to Standard Bank Group's economic researchers.
Nairobi is set to be the eighth most visited city in Africa, according to the 2014 MasterCardGlobal Destinations Cities Index(GDCI). Despite several travel advisories issued for Kenya, the number of international overnight visitors is set to increase by a substantial nine percent from 568 266 in 2013 to 619 506 in 2014.
Lagos has emerged as the fourth most visited destination city in Africa, according to the 2014 MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index. According to the index, 1.3 million international overnight visitors are expected to visit Lagos this year, up 5.8 percent from the 1.25 million international visitors who visited the city in 2013.
The Planet Earth Institute an international NGO that works for the scientific independence of Africa, will host the first-ever ‘Africa Data Challenge’, as part of their #ScienceAfrica UnConference, held at Impact HUB, Westminster on November 18. The ‘Africa Data Challenge’ is a groundbreaking competition that invites parties to pitch their ideas for projects that harness data for real, human impact in Africa.
Premier Brand Ghana, an independent research organization dedicated to promoting branding discipline in Ghana, has under the Brands Excellence Award, conferred on Sasso, the “Top Emerging Brand 2014”.