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TRANSPORTS AERIENS- Air Namibia devient la sixième compagnie africaine autorisée à desservir les USA – NewsAero. Mediacongo.net - Actualités - Les 10 secteurs d’avenir en Afrique, qui feront les millionnaires de demain. Fourth Industrial revolution to build on electronics and IT. Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite looks beyond the continent — Business — Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News – The Guardian Nigeria.

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite is considering a push into Eastern Europe, where it hopes to use knowledge gleaned from former suitor Steinhoff International, its new CEO told Reuters.

Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite looks beyond the continent — Business — Breaking News, Nigeria News and World News – The Guardian Nigeria

PHOTO:AFP Africa’s biggest grocery retailer Shoprite is considering a push into Eastern Europe, where it hopes to use knowledge gleaned from former suitor Steinhoff International, its new CEO told Reuters. The move signals a change in strategy for Shoprite under Chief Executive Pieter Engelbrecht, 47, as sovereign rating downgrades and a weak economy cloud prospects at home. 1ère édition de la conférence « Made in Africa » PERSONALITY OF THE WEEK: Samuel Gikandi, Africa’s Talking - Daily Nation. Boston Schools Use Modernized Maps That Enlarge Africa, Depict World More Accurately. Africa gets its own web address with launch of .africa. Image copyright AFP Africa now has the unique web address .africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union.

Africa gets its own web address with launch of .africa

AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when Africa "got [its] own digital identity". The AU says the .africa domain name will "bring the continent together as an internet community". Addresses can now reflect a company's interest in the whole of Africa. For example, a mobile phone company could create mobile.africa to show its Africa-wide presence, or a travel company could set up travel.africa. Rise of Africa’s Small & Medium Size Enterprises - Robin Sanders. Kenya's floral industry blooming into Asia. Morocco Rejoining African Union Seen Shaping Vote for New Leader - Bloomberg.

African heads of state gather in the Ethiopian capital on Monday for a two-day African Union summit in which Morocco’s bid for readmission to the continental bloc will shape the election of a new chairperson.

Morocco Rejoining African Union Seen Shaping Vote for New Leader - Bloomberg

Morocco formally submitted its bid to rejoin the body last year, when King Mohammed VI set out his government’s objectives of placing the country “at the center” of Africa’s development. The North African nation withdrew from the African Union’s predecessor, the Organisation of African Unity, three decades ago in protest at recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic as a member state.

The status of the SADR has split the African Union, with 28 of its 54 members voting in July to expel the state -- a move that Morocco would welcome because it claims the portion of Western Sahara ruled by the SADR as its own territory. Chairperson Choice. Meet the game changers in Africa's property world. Le potentiel du continent africain s'affirme de plus en plus.

Africa: We've Done a Good Job of Envisioning a Better World. Now We Need to Build It. InterviewBy Christiana Figueres, Lisa Palmer It's time to deliver on the goals we've set for a more peaceful, resilient planet.

Africa: We've Done a Good Job of Envisioning a Better World. Now We Need to Build It.

When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their thoughts. Les 100 qui transforment l’Afrique (liste complète 2016 et vidéo) Bint el-Sudan, « le Chanel n° 5 d’Afrique » AU Contenders meet in historic debate in Addis Ababa. Ugandan President Museveni Pushes AU To Adopt Monroe Doctrine. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has advised the African Union (AU) to adopt the Monroe Doctrine in order to ward off Western imperialism on the continent.

Ugandan President Museveni Pushes AU To Adopt Monroe Doctrine

In an article posted on his official blog on November 18th, President Museveni also encouraged African countries to unify and solve their own problems, curbing imperialism and re-igniting the late-Kwame Nkrumah‘s Pan-Africanist ideology: The AU should put out a “Monroe doctrine” of sorts to all and sundry. Otherwise the present leaders will have let down Africa like the pre-colonial chiefs did between 1400 and 1900 when the European imperialists slowly penetrated Africa while these chiefs could not unite to defend us against the slave trade and colonialism. Into Africa - Invest AD and Economist Intelligence Unit report. Beauty Color Africa : Un salon pour valoriser le cosmétique africain - Fraternité Matin. Household Consumer Spending [2009 Data] by Country. Kagame AU Reform Team Converges in Kigali. President Paul Kagame(middle) and the African Union Reform Steering Committee A team recently appointed by President Paul Kagame to work with him on a new outlook for the African Union operations have held their first session with their boss in Rwanda’s capital Kigali.

Kagame AU Reform Team Converges in Kigali

President Kagame was tasked by his counterparts during the 27th African Union summit in Kigali, July this year, to lead a reform process of the body as part of transforming it into a self-reliant continental body by 2018. Two weeks ago, Kagame announced four women on the list of an all-men team he had earlier put together. The team comprises of members from all regions of the continent – with vast experience in the continent’s affairs.

Africa is the perfect testing ground for adapting to the Anthropocene epoch. There's a growing belief that asserts that our civilisation is embarked on a new epoch, the Anthropocene.

Africa is the perfect testing ground for adapting to the Anthropocene epoch

This new epoch will be defined by human domination of earth's physical and natural environment. It's more popular slogan is climate change. It replaces the Holocene epoch, a period stretching back 11 700 years during which conditions were uniquely conducive to the global spread and flourishing of Africa's original Homo sapiens. Public relations in Africa - growth and challenges. Growth and development in the communications industry continues to rise in all sectors of the market.

Public relations in Africa - growth and challenges

Public Relations firms are reaping the benefits of the move towards digital and social media activity, with over 70% of consultancies reporting that these are the main drivers for growth. This is especially true for the African market where opportunities are expanding as the economy in the region continues to strengthen and grow. The World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report lists six African nations in the top 13 countries around the world with the highest projected compounded annual growth rate from 2014 to 2017. French Wine Agency Buys Majority Stake in South Africa's Ken Forrester (Wine Spectator) AdVini buys fifty one % of Stellenbosch firm; founder will stay as CEO Read full article Eat and Drink Like a Native in Berlin — Movies from Kitchn.

French Wine Agency Buys Majority Stake in South Africa's Ken Forrester (Wine Spectator)

Wine Spectator - Low Membership Price! Country Brand Ranking [2013 Data] by Country. Wine Spectator - Low Membership Price! Open Africa — guide to brands, marketing in Africa. Open Africa — a free-to-download must-read for CEOs, business owners, brand leaders and anyone in the communications field who manages brands in Africa — offers lessons, thought-leadership, insights and interviews with captains of industry and decision-makers in Africa.

Open Africa — guide to brands, marketing in Africa

These leaders in the field of technology, communications, entertainment, finance and advertising not only tell their stories but offer insights on doing business on the continent. “What we are doing with Open Africa is to enable African brand and business leaders to tell their own stories about their own experiences on the continent,” says Oresti Patricios, CEO of brand intelligence firm, Ornico, which has launched this new custom publication in partnership with the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS).

According to Patricios, Africa’s narrative has been hijacked by outsiders and offshore media for too long. Does Africa really need a new brand? In recent years, the practice of nation branding has attracted growing interest from academic researchers and gained prominence among communications and marketing practitioners. Branding consultants promise foreign governments that improving their reputation abroad will increase their competitiveness, leading to more foreign investment, trade and tourism. A better brand, they say, will enhance their soft power and influence on the international political and economic agenda.

Several African countries have jumped on the brandwagon and included nation branding in their national development program. The Brand Africa initiative, intergenerational movement to create a positive image of Africa, celebrate its diversity and drive its competitiveness, was launched in 2010. Honda Africa Twin named Bike of the Year in Auto Trader Awards. Nick Campolucci and Auto Trader editor-in-chief Jon Quirk Related stories Wednesday, 17, Aug 2016 09:52 by Joe Jeffrey Honda grabs gold in AutoTrader Awards Honda's Africa Twin has been named Bike of the Year in the Auto Trader Best Bike Awards.