UAE targets African sectors

The UAE is to boost investment across AFRICA as a key plank in its efforts to diversify the economy . Sultan al Mansouri, the Minister of Economy, announced the plan at the opening of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern African (COMESA).. For further details please read here

Seacom expands Pan-African Network

SEACOM has been investing in infrastructure to provide an African Internet experience that is characterised by abundant local content, minimal latency, fast download and streaming speeds, and interconnected African markets. For full article please click here

Hospitality sector booms in Africa

An interesting article in Hurriyet daily news which highlights the growth in the hospitality sector in Africa.

The hotel growth across Africa is both due to the extensive oil and mineral wealth and a unique diversity of cultures, wildlife and landscape across 53 countries which are attracting a growing numbers of tourists.
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Economic ascent of Africa

Article in Mining weekly highlights how Africa’s commodities are poised to play a major role in the economic ascent of Africa. Please read here

Africa: Not just about commodities.

An interesting article in Money Morning talks about the world’s leading powers aims towards Africa. Some African countries already offer attractive opportunities for prospective investors, and as a result, Africa has seen a modest rise in foreign capital inflows over the past decade.For further article please read here

Social change in Nigeria

Current Vacancies-FMCG Jobs

Company Brief: A leading Multinational Soft Drink Bottling Company. They are looking for the following position:

• Designation: Country Planning Manager
• Location: Dar-E-Salaam (Tanzania)
• Brief job profile: Handling Strategic Planning / Sales Monitoring / Financial Budgeting & Monitoring.
• Designation: Plant Manager/ Operations Manager
• Location: MBeya (Tanzania)
• Brief job profile: Overall responsibility for the Mbeya operation
• Designation: Engineering Manager/ Maintenance Manager
• Location: MBeya (Tanzania)
• Brief job profile: To manage the implementation of the asset management strategy and manages the assets of the company to ensure appropriate availability, reliability, efficiency, quality & cost.
Company Brief: A leading FMCG organisation which is a part of a large diversified group is looking for the following position:
• Designation: Head of Marketing
• Location: Dar-es-Salaam (Tanzania)
• Brief job profile: Responsible for branding, marketing communications product development, sales, distribution channel, market research and customer service.

Improved infrastructure and markets can boost African trade

Improved infrastructure, supply chains and the regional integration of markets in Africa are of key importance to Africa’s long-term economic growth and development, and the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) can help Africans prosper and play a larger role in international trade. For further article please READ here

AFRICA: Connecting higher education and development.

The synthesis report points out that higher education is now recognised as key to delivering the knowledge requirements for development. Research has suggested a strong association between higher education participation rates and levels of development, and that high levels of education are essential for the design and production of new technologies, for a country’s innovative capacity and for the development of civil society. Please click here to read more

Africa’s Infrastructure: A Time for Transformation