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GAIA AFRICA Launches GAIA House, a luxurious hub for women leaders

GAIA AFRICA Launches GAIA House, a luxurious hub for women leaders

Business, Corporate Stories, Innovation
GAIA AFRICA (GaiaAfricaClub.com), Nigeria’s premier private members club for professional and businesswomen leaders, launched her Club House in Lagos on 13th November 2021. GAIA AFRICA is established to provide a nurturing and authentic environment for women leaders so that they can support and learn from each other. GAIA AFRICA is more than a business club for women - It is an organising principle for female empowerment and leadership which is the bedrock for sustainability of any social economy. “It is incredible to see one’s vision come to life. In spite of the challenges, I have seen our beautiful Club House completed, members continuing to build trust, form new friendships, investing and doing business together. And best of all it is great to see membership on the increase”...
AfricInvest signs debt deal via Asoko Digital Engagement Platform

AfricInvest signs debt deal via Asoko Digital Engagement Platform

Economy, Innovation
Digital deal-making officially features in Africa’s investment landscape with the closing of the first deal originated on Asoko Insight’s (AsokoInsight.com) Digital Engagement platform, the premier service connecting companies across the continent with growth-enabling stakeholders. On 8 November, Ruai Family Hospital (trading as RFH Healthcare) a leading healthcare provider in Kenya, entered a strategic partnership with pan-African asset management platform, AfricInvest, through its debt vehicle, AfricInvest Private Credit (APC). Asoko Insight has been working with APC to originate debt opportunities via the Digital Engagement platform since November 2020, providing high-growth SMEs with a streamlined route into the pipeline, while at the same time cutting down the noise of earl...
Meta launches Business Coach tool on WhatsApp to help SMBs in Africa grow online

Meta launches Business Coach tool on WhatsApp to help SMBs in Africa grow online

Business, Innovation
Today, Meta announced the launch of Facebook Business Coach (https://bit.ly/3EPE3vs), an innovative and easily-accessible way for owners of small-and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya and other English speaking countries to learn more about how to grow their business online with Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. The Facebook Business Coach (https://bit.ly/3mYu0hv) available on WhatsApp, is a free-to-use, low data cost educational chatbot tool that users can interact with in a simple, conversational and convenient way. SMBs have access to automated, self-paced lessons that teach them how to establish a presence in today’s ever-evolving digital economy. As a free curriculum platform, it features step-by-step courses and tutorials as well as helpful...
IFC Partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to Boost Africa’s Digital Infrastructure

IFC Partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to Boost Africa’s Digital Infrastructure

Business, Corporate Stories, Innovation, Technology
To support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid.Tech) to expand data center capacity and the rollout of fiber-optic cable on the continent. The partnership with Liquid Intelligent Technologies, Africa’s leading independent fiber and digital services provider, aims to increase digital connectivity and inclusion in Africa and to support the region’s growing digital ecosystem. IFC’s equity and debt investments in Liquid Intelligent Technologies, which to date total approximately $250 million, will support the company to grow its hyperscale data center capacity in Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa through its subsidiary, Africa Data Centres. As Africa’s population grows and is increasingly urbanized...
Standarteredard Ch takes a stance on menopause in the workplace to further strengthen Bank’s inclusive culture

Standarteredard Ch takes a stance on menopause in the workplace to further strengthen Bank’s inclusive culture

Business, Corporate Stories, Finance, Innovation
To create a more inclusive working environment, Standard Chartered (SC.com) announced the launch of its first-ever dedicated menopause guidance for the Bank’s employees, coinciding with World Menopause Day.   The Bank announced it is taking a number of actions to make sure support and guidance around menopause is provided to all colleagues. This approach is designed to enhance the company’s existing health and wellbeing policy for its 85,000-strong workforce in over 59 markets globally. Supporting employees across Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, key changes include:   A specialist guide for all employees, including dedicated advice for People Leaders, to help educate and increase awareness of the menopause.Flexible working options that h...
New Opportunities Emerge in Africa as Broll Looks Beyond 2021 to the Recovery of the Real-estate Market

New Opportunities Emerge in Africa as Broll Looks Beyond 2021 to the Recovery of the Real-estate Market

Business, Corporate Stories, Innovation
Leading Pan-African professional real-estate services provider Broll Property Group (www.Broll.com) has observed various trends across the broad range of countries in which it operates. Highlighting and analysing these trends is an important part of Broll’s strategy to look ‘Beyond 2021’, in addition to ‘Strengthening the Core’ of the business as it focuses on the specific requirements of occupiers and investors during the Covid-19 pandemic. While this has disrupted the property market across the board, new niche asset classes are also emerging. “Our success is built on our in-depth knowledge and expertise, based on our tangible understanding of local markets across Africa. This allows us to provide end-to-end real estate solutions based on strategic, fully-integrated property serv...
Canon unveils its first smart camera set to transform how families photograph

Canon unveils its first smart camera set to transform how families photograph

Business, Corporate Stories, Innovation
Canon (Canon-CNA.com) introduces the PowerShot PX, a small, smart and friendly camera, which automatically captures high-quality 11.7MP images and 60p Full HD video. Part of Canon’s continued commitment to redefining imaging technology, the PowerShot PX’s smart features such as automatic capture of still imagery and video are set to reimagine how families capture memories. With this clever camera, families can enjoy the moment and still capture it, without having to stay behind the lens. From family photographers to gadget-lovers, this new intuitive camera incorporates smart functionality to document social events and everyday memories. With automatic capture and priority shooting, the PowerShot PX is an innovative addition to the home that complements photographers’ existing camer...
Saudi Arabia’s Telecommunications Operator, Specialized by STC, Launches Broadband Push-to-Talk Solution from Motorola Solutions

Saudi Arabia’s Telecommunications Operator, Specialized by STC, Launches Broadband Push-to-Talk Solution from Motorola Solutions

Business, Economy, Innovation, Technology
Specialized by STC (bit.ly/3bFyZgv), the leading telecommunications operator in Saudi Arabia, has selected Motorola Solutions (https://bit.ly/3q6sr2U) to deliver a next-generation mission-critical Push-to-Talk (PTT) (https://bit.ly/3EGSZMk) solution to provide its customers with instant communication and collaboration capabilities to increase efficiency, productivity and customer satisfaction. We look forward to building on our successful partnership with Specialized by STC to offer secure and dynamic communication capabilities Motorola Solutions will deliver a scalable, highly resilient, network-integrated 3GPP standards-compliant mission-critical solution that provides secure connectivity over Specialized by STC’s LTE network. The new service will offer enhanced multimedia cap...
Canon celebrates the first phase of ‘Women Who Empower’ program with ten lucky winners from May to September 2021

Canon celebrates the first phase of ‘Women Who Empower’ program with ten lucky winners from May to September 2021

Business, Innovation
Canon Middle East, Central and North Africa (Canon-CNA.com) celebrated the first phase of its exceptional ‘Women Who Empower’ program with ten lucky winners for the months of May, June, July, August and September 2021. Launched back in the beginning of the year 2021, the program invited women from different creative industries in the Middle-East, Central and North Africa with a social media campaign. The campaign was utilized further to highlight challenges and opportunities associated with women enterprising and scaling up their projects in the creative industries. Focusing on four main pillars, the ‘Women Who Empower’ program was built upon this year’s International Women’s Day theme of #ChooseToChallenge movement that witnessed people across the globe pose for photos with on...
Moving Africa up The Ladder in the Battery, Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Renewable Energy Value Chain and Market

Moving Africa up The Ladder in the Battery, Electric Vehicle (BEV) and Renewable Energy Value Chain and Market

Business, Innovation
President Félix-Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) will, from 24 to 25 November 2021, host and officiate a multi-stakeholder Business Forum to foster the development of a robust battery, electric vehicle (BEV) and renewable energy value chain and market in Africa. Developing such a value chain would enable Africa to capture a larger share of this expanding BEV market projected to be worth US$8.8 trillion by 2025 and US$ 46 trillion by 2050 The DRC-Africa Business Forum to be held in a hybrid format, in Kinshasa and online, is convened by the Government of the DRC through the Ministry of industry together with the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Afreximbank, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Africa Finance Co...