Nigeria expected to hit the Five Trillion Economy mark in the next five years – Honorary International Investments Council (HICC)

The Honorary International Investments Council (HIIC), predicts Nigeria to hit the five trillion economy mark in the next five years if the current growth environmental score is sustained. The HICC is a group comprising of prominent investors across the globe that advises the Federal Government on investment drive. According to Baroness Lynda Chalker, the HIIC […]

Dr James Mwangi is 2012 Forbes Africa Person of the Year

Dr. James Mwangi has been announced as the 2012 Forbes Africa Person of the Year. The announcement was made at the award ceremony held yesterday in Lagos at the Porsche Centre, Victoria island. He beat other nominees such as: Joyce Banda, Malawian President, Aliko Dangote, President of the Dangote Group; Tony Elemelu, founder of Hiers […]

Nokia Lumia 820, 920 Launches in Ghana

Nokia has formally launched its innovative Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 phones onto the Ghanaian market. The Lumia phones are widely regarded as the world’s most innovative smart phone. According to Nokia, the devices which come in a variety of colors, are poised to give customers the best smartphone experience with their unique features, including […]

Banker Magazine names African Bank as ‘South African Bank of the Year’

Banker magazine has named African Bank as South African Bank of the Year. The award was given in recognition of the Bank’s complex business and risk models that helped businesses through the financial crisis. “African Bank’s business model has been robust through the recent financial crisis and provided through the cycle profitability and attractive returns,” […]

How Mobile Media Is Transforming Africa for Good – Amadou Mahtar Ba

Often has the question been asked: Who does technology serve? Earlier this year, as a member of the judging panel for the first African Open Data Bootcamp in Kenya, I came across a “Sanitation in Schools” app. It was developed after data indicated a worrying dropout trend across Kenya’s counties. Data indicated that this was […]

Africa remains ‘attractive Foreign Investment destination’ – Rand Merchant Bank (RMB)

At a conference within the week, Rand Merchant Bank (RMB), said South Africa remains the most attractive country in Africa for foreign direct investment, followed by Egypt, Nigeria, Ghana and Tunisia. RMB analyst Celeste Fauconnier said African countries dominated the list of the world’s fastest-growing economies and were increasingly seen as good places to invest. […]