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  • South Africa May Be First African Country To Host ITU Telecom World In 2018

    ITU Telecom World - South African telecoms minister Siyabonga Cwele celebrates at ITU Telecom World 2017 in South Korea. Photo - Twitter By Peter Pedroncelli, 5:45 am

    South Africa may host the 2018 ITU Telecom World, the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) annual telecommunications and ICT industry event. The potential for South Africa to host was made known at the 2017 ITU Telecom World in South Korea, with the 2018 telecom conference set to be the first time an African country has hosted the International Telecommunication Union’s prestigious event, subject to the conclusion of contractual arrangements.

  • European Tech Conference Focuses On African Tech Entrepreneurship

    Tech Conference By Staff, 9:10 am

    AFROBYTES Tech Conference is undoubtedly Europe’s preeminent Africa-focused gathering of entrepreneurs, business executives, investors, academics, politicians and media interested in acting on the commercial opportunities presented by Africa’s tech and innovation industry. Earlier this month, the event was held in the heart of Paris for the second year in a row, and once again enjoyed the enthusiastic support of France’s largest employer federation, the Movement of the Enterprises of France.

  • How Swaziland Is Advancing Global Tourism Offerings

    By Makula Dunbar, 4:16 pm

    “As we speak, we are preparing for a huge festival that has made its mark in the world, which is called [the] MTN Bushfire Festival. It’s coming on the 31st of May and we expect that hoards and hoards of people will be coming down to our country,” Bongani E. Dlamini, Swaziland Tourism Board marketing manager said in a recent Varro Productions video.

  • What’s In The Future For Africa’s Green Economy?

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:28 pm

    While environmental issues vary across Africa’s countries, three challenges — food, water and power — are the most widespread, according to a CCTV Africa report. March 2-6, Egypt will hold the 15th African Ministerial conference on the Environment where leaders are discussing Africa’s environmental position as it relates to the international front. “What the country can do in terms of transitioning into a green economy — with this potential, indeed we can harness what we have in terms of environmental assets,”

  • Foreign Agribusiness Investment Soars To $3.4B In Tanzania

    By Makula Dunbar, 2:52 pm

    Things are looking up for those involved in agribusiness that sprouts out of Tanzania. According to Tanzania Daily News, $3.4 billion has been injected into the country’s commercial agribusiness sector, largely due to improved ease of doing business. Banks in Tanzania — as well as countries including Liberia, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia and Uganda — are more open to the idea of investing in local businesses. Because of this, farmers in Tanzania have better access to equipment and insurance.

  • Can Companies In Africa Benefit From Adopting Bitcoin?

    By Dana Sanchez, 4:24 pm

    South Africa will play host to an inaugural bitcoin conference April 16 and 17 in Cape Town. How companies in Africa can benefit by adopting bitcoin will be the focus of the conference. More than 100,000 businesses worldwide accept bitcoin. Microsoft supports it. South African retailers such as Takealot.com accept it for payment and soon Nigerians will be able to exchange bitcoin in naira instead of U.S. dollars, htxt.africa reports.

  • Most Important Things That Happened At The Brisbane G20 Summit

    By Keren Mikva, 9:04 am AFKI Original

    The G20 summit, just concluded Nov. 16 in Brisbane, Australia, was in many respects a historic meeting of controversies and groundbreaking agreements. G20 nations committed to addressing the gender gap between men and women in the workforce in the Brisbane Action Plan. They promised to decrease the gender gap between male and female labor-force participation by 25 percent by 2025. This could potentially increase the number of women in the workforce by more than 100 million. Here are the most important things that happened at the Brisbane G20 summit 2014.

  • Ethiopia Opens Door To More Investment At Power Conference

    By Makula Dunbar, 5:49 pm

    According to CCTV Africa, through the combination of various energy sources, Ethiopia has the capacity to generate upwards of 1 million Megawatts of power. East Africa Power Pool secretary general, Lebbi Changullah, said in the report that Ethiopia hosts huge hydro-power capabilities — which the country plans to make the backbone of regional exports. A recent power conference was held to pull in more investors and to kick start more projects.

  • East Africa Cybercrime To Be Tackled At Tanzania Conference

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:13 pm

    The Tanzania ISACA Chapter and the Norway Registers Development EastAfrica Limited have organized a conference to address cybercrime in East Africa. According to different information posted on different websites last week, the Conference, “Cyber Defence Eastafrica 2014” with a theme “Fight Against Financial and Data Privacy Crime is scheduled to be held in Arusha from September 16-19, 2014.

  • Tunisia’s Economic Recovery Highlighted At Start-Up Democracy Conference

    By Makula Dunbar, 6:02 pm

    Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa on Monday stressed the importance of economic recovery for Tunisia during the Start-Up Democracy international conference. Attendees included representatives of international economic institutions, politicians and businessmen from 30 countries invited to Tunisia for the presentation of the country’s new economic direction.

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