‘Strong growth in data and transparency is anticipated in Africa’

ninth 31London-based, Jeremy Kelly, of JLL, will present the African Chapter of their market leading Global Real Estate and Transparency Index (GRETI) to 600 of the continent's leading real estate developers and investors during the ninth annual API Summit & Expo, taking place in Johannesburg from 20-21 September 2018

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Temenos appoints new head of sales for Africa region

Alex FinalTemenos, the banking software company, has appointed Alexandre Menage as the head of sales for Africa

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Yahsat to display its satellite broadband services during West Africa Com

Farhad Khan 002Yahsat, the UAE-based global satellite operator, will showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – during the West Africa Com from 10-11 July 2018

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Africa Code Week highlights teacher empowerment in eSwatini

e swatiniMore than 300 local teachers and parents showed their support at Mbabane’s Royal Science and Technology Park to learn 21st century skills in the run-up to Africa Code Week (ACW) 2018 which will be taking place in October in Madagascar

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The eFounders Fellowship Programme to speed up Africa’s digital revolution

AlibabaAlibaba Business School and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) have organised third e-Founders Fellowship cohort in Hangzhou, China, to discuss opportunities for digital transformations of business

About 29 young entrepreneurs from 11 countries across Africa joined the conference.

The eFounders Fellowship is part of a pledge by Jack Ma, Alibaba group’s executive chairman and UNCTAD special adviser for young entrepreneurs and small business, to empower 1,000 entrepreneurs from developing countries in five years.

Jack Ma said, “Together with UNCTAD, we want to empower Africa’s young entrepreneurs to not only succeed in their own ventures, but to return home and demonstrate to others how to build inclusive business models for the digital era.”

Dr Mukhisa Kituyi, secretary general of UNCTAD, noted, “With this third cohort of young entrepreneurs, UNCTAD and Alibaba are helping a new generation of business leaders to make the most of the opportunities opened up by the e-commerce revolution.”

Attendees were able to share knowledge in the areas of ecommerce, payments, logistics, cloud computing, marketing, cross-border trade and innovation that can be applied to their own markets.

Brian Wong, vice-president of Global Initiatives, stated, “Our goal is to inspire these young business leaders by sharing our story and by showing them the real impact that inclusive business models can make upon people’s daily lives.”

Alibaba previously hosted the inaugural class of African entrepreneurs in November 2017 and Asian entrepreneurs in March 2018.

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