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Presidential Election Likely to Result in Stalemate Inimical to Plans for Improved Security

Following Think Security Africa’s (TSA) report on security in Nigeria, their latest report on Nigeria’s 2015 presidential elections All Eyes on Nigeria, provides in-depth insight into the candidates, the politics, stakes, and likely outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections. ‘Nigeria is clearly ...

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Mobile Security Market Expected to Become $34.8 Billion Business In Five Years

According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, "Global Mobile Security Market - Solution, Types, OS, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 - 2020", the global Mobile Security Market would reach $34.8 billion by 2020, registering a CAGR of 40.8% during 2014 - 2020. Bring Your ...

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EU-Africa B2B Forum - Forum For EU and African Private Sector Leaders, May 6th

The EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce (http://www.eu-africa-cc.org) is pleased to invite stakeholders to the 1st edition of its EU-Africa B2B Forum planned on 06 – 08 May 2015 in Mons (Belgium), in partnership with Euronews as main media partner. This high level ...

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[Apply] Total Young Graduate Programme in Africa

Total founded the Young Graduate Programme in April 2014 – an innovative initiative aimed at young graduates from more than 40 of the countries in Africa and Middle East in which we operate. The programme is an opportunity for them ...

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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Farm~Fish Pond House

An American firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, plans  to invest over $1 billion into the Nigerian  housing project with a view to reducing its  over 17 million housing deficit.   Cantor Fitzgerald reputed to have a  controlling portion of the US mortgage market, specialises in mortgage-backed securities and has already concluded plans to build 10,000 houses in Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu and Abuja within the next one year.   The houses, according to the Managing Director of Cantor […]

islamic bank

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (http://www.icd-idb.com) is delighted to announce the achievement of two awards at the industry-leading Islamic Finance news Deal of the Year Awards for 2014. The multilateral agency contributed to both the ‘Africa Deal of the Year’ for its role in the CFA100 billion inaugural sovereign Sukuk from the Republic of Senegal in July; and ‘Cross-border Deal of the Year’ for its landmark US$100 million commodity […]


The 2015 Euromoney Private Banking Survey has awarded AfrAsia Bank several accolades for private banking services, the most prominent being ‘Best Private Bank in Mauritius 2015’. The award ceremony and gala dinner were held on Thursday 12th February at Plaisterers’ Hall (London) and attended by Garry Sharp, Head of Private Equity and London Representative Office of AfrAsia Bank.   The Bank has been also been honoured in additional categories by the 2015 Euromoney Private Banking […]

risk model

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Thompson -s an international faith leader, life coach, cultural commentator and pastor of one of America’s 50 largest congregations.   Risk. It’s a word that strikes fear in the collective hearts and minds of those who are understandably reticent to get out of their comfort zone and take those barrier-busting leaps of faith. However, for me, the word “risk” evokes a sense of excitement. Of limitless possibility. […]


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The logo of online shopping portal Aliba

Alibaba BABA -2.25% crossed the line with Taiwanese officials after it violated investment rules by registering its business in Taiwan as a Singaporean entity, thus hiding its Chinese ownership. Alibaba was told to withdraw from the market within six months and fined $3,800.     An Alibaba spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal that the company set up shop in Taiwan in 2008, before the nation allowed investment by Chinese companies. Alibaba.com’s Singapore unit is […]


he Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (http://www.icd-idb.com), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank Group (IDB), has signed an agreement with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) to cooperate in the development of the private sector in ICD member countries in Africa.   Under the terms of the agreement signed in Manama on 2 March 2015, the two institutions will collaborate in joint operations, expand financial products and exchange […]

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