South African Small Businesses Critical To The 4th Industrial Revolution
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South African Small Businesses Critical To The 4th Industrial Revolution

South African Small Businesses Critical To The 4th Industrial Revolution South African Small businesses will be critical to the 4th industrial revolution while access to information will revolutionize education. This was highlighted at an insightful panel discussion in Midrand.  The topic debated was: “Is South Africa Ready for the 4th Industrial Revolution?” Panel speakers included Siemens […]

Agribusiness Industry

World Bank commits £9m to support Uganda implement the second National Development Plan

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- The United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the World Bank Group have announced a £9 million (UGX46 billion) multi-donor Trust Fund to support the Government of Uganda strengthen implementation of its second National Development Plan (NDPII). The Trust Fund will run for three and a half years, and […]

African Trade Insurance Agency
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African Trade Insurance Agency pays first dividends in Nairobi meeting

NAIROBI, Kenya-  In a much anticipated announcement, the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) declared that its General Assembly had approved the first ever payments to shareholders. The announcement comes on the heels of ATI’s Annual General Meeting held in Abidjan, where the company also announced its record-breaking 2017 financial results for the sixth consecutive year. […]

GE Power’s Software Solution signs contract with Botswana Power
Industry Investment

GE Power’s Grid Solution signs contract with Botswana Power

GE Power’s Grid Solution signs contract with Botswana Power GE Power’s Grid Solution business has announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation (BPC), in line with aligning with Botswana’s commitment to provide energy users access to affordable energy services and improve its grid efficiency. The contract includes the design, supply, […]

Industry Opportunities

Huawei releases Sustainability Report for 2017

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA-  Huawei has released its 2017 Sustainability Report demonstrating the initiatives undertaken in the year across four areas: Bridging the Digital Divide; Supporting Network Stability and Security and Protecting Privacy; Promoting Environmental Protection; and Building a Healthy Ecosystem. Over the past year, Huawei has actively benchmarked its operations against the United […]

EAC Industry

Intra-COMESA exports hit $9.6b

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- The Acting Minister of Commerce and Industry of Zambia Matthew Nkhuwa has noted that since the establishment of the COMESA Free Trade Area in 2000, Intra-COMESA total exports have increased from US $ 1.5 billion in the year 2000 to reach US$ 9.6 billion in 2015. “Several COMESA countries recorded […]

Industry Markets

StanChart voted Best Performing Bank in selling Government Securities

BY PAUL TENTENA KAMPALA, UGANDA- The Governor Bank of Uganda, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile has recognized Standard Chartered (StanChart) Bank Uganda as the Best Performing Commercial Bank in selling Government Securities for the month of May 2018. The award was handed out after the Governor’s monthly meeting with the Uganda Bankers’ Association (UBA) – an umbrella […]