"Based on the region’s airport statistics, air trade originating in or destined to Africa is estimated at 1,789,000 tonnes in 2011. ...International air trade flows tend to concentrate in a few leading economies among the 57 countries of Africa. The leading international markets include South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, and Ethiopia, which hold 19.3%, 16.4%, 15.7%, 9.2%, and 7.3% shares of Africa’s international air cargo flows, respectively. All of these leading air cargo markets expanded in 2011, with the exception of Egypt, which contracted 8% due to the civil and economic disruption during the Arab Spring."
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Exset has revealed the way its Digital Monetisation System (DMS) operates and how it is key to the transformation and monetisation of television platforms across Africa
THEMA* poursuit sa stratégie de distribution et marketing d’offres dites « ethniques », en Europe et à travers le monde, en se positionnant en véritable partenaire du développement à l’international de chaines de télévision à destination des diasporas. De la réalisation d’étude de marché jusqu’à la distribution de la chaîne, la société THEMA est présente sur l’ensemble de la chaîne de valeur.
Throughout the 1990s, David Risher helped make high-tech history. As an early executive at Microsoft ( MSFT ) , he managed the company’s database products and led development of the first version of its investment-planning software.
Smart phones, seen advertised on a building in Lagos, Nigeria, are providing opportunities for social and business activities across Africa. Photograph: George Esiri/Reuters
Le téléphone porte-monnaie s'impose de plus en plus dans les mœurs, encore majoritairement sur le continent africain, mais aussi aux Philippines. Les règlements se font toujours majoritairement à l'échelle locale.
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Africa is already well known for leapfrogging the rest of the world in use of mobile money, but African countries now have another big leapfrogging opportunity: big data analytics.
The African continent has enjoyed its best growth decade on record and today is one of the world’s fastest growing regions, with 6 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world.
Microinsurance’s meteoric global expansion seems unstoppable. From 78 million low-income people identified in 2007 to the current estimates suggesting the sector is approaching 500 million lives covered today. Even though Africa provides vast potential for micro-insurance, it continues to lag behind, with only 25 million low-income people covered.
Africa does not represent a typical insurance market, which means that insurance companies hoping to succeed in the continent will have to create products tailored to the local markets.
MMI Holdings Limited (MMI) recently concluded the buyout of FNB Namibia’s stake in its Namibian operations for R350 million.
Africa is no different to the rest of the world in terms of its software requirements. Where African companies differ from their US or European counterparts is in terms of the available infrastructure and bandwidth that they can access, as well as their unique operating conditions.
In the words of its leaders, global business solution provider SAP has, for many years, been known as ‘the ERP company’ – one that is more often engaged at the high end enterprise space.
Tuesday, 26 June 2012 Uxomoyi isiVuba | Published in: Local News Mobile phones - the new 'pocket-knife'. Credits: jameslogancourier.org