MTN to start business in Myanmar
The MTN Group has kicked off an awareness drive to demonstrate its credentials as a 'transformation' global mobile telecommunications mobile operator worthy of a licence to offer world-class telecoms services to the people of Myanmar. MTN has been pre-qualified to compete for a telecommunications licence in Myanmar, along 11 other companies,...

Orange inaugurates a new Campus in Dakar
With the creation of a new Orange Campus site in Senegal, the France Telecom-Orange Group, which is present in some 20 African countries, reaffirms its commitment to strengthening its worldwide managerial community and to supporting managers in their daily responsibilities. Located in the Dakar technology park, the first priority of the Orange Campus...

Kofi Annan: Africa plundered by secret mining deals
Tax avoidance, secret mining deals and financial transfers are depriving Africa of the benefits of its resources boom, ex-UN chief Kofi Annan has said. Firms that shift profits to lower tax jurisdictions cost Africa $38bn (£25bn) a year, says a report produced by a panel he heads."Africa loses twice as much money through these loopholes...

DHL reveals strangest delivery requests in Africa
In today's competitive global environment, the use of logistics companies to courier items between countries within set time parameters is becoming increasingly necessary. Throughout Africa, the capabilities of logistics companies have also evolved exponentially over the past 20 years and it is today increasingly common to see 'packages'...

Africa Oil & Gas, Finance & Investment Forum 2013
AME Trade Ltd are happy to announce the launch of the Africa Oil & Gas, Finance & Investment Forum (http://www.aogfi.com). This event is supported by the African Petroleum Producers Association (APPA) Fund for Technical Cooperation and will be held at the Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek, United Arab Emirates on 22-23 October 2013. AOGFI will bring...

Nigeria:GTB Unveils Facebook Banking Platform
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) Wednesday launched a social banking platform, which allows customers to meet their banking needs on Facebook. The new offering which is the first of its kind by any Nigerian bank allows members of the public to open GTBank accounts and get customer service support on Facebook.Speaking on the innovation in an interactive...

Petrol Prices Stay Up In South Africa, Ghana
Prices of gasoline (petrol), diesel, LPG and other fuels will remain high for some time in South Africa and Ghana, two key African countries where deregulation has kicked in, because of the weakening currencies of the two economies and marginal reduction in crude oil prices in the month of March 2013. Gasoline will cost as much as $1.42 (or R13.20)...

Oil and gas exploration focus on Western Africa
The Conference is hosted by Global Pacific & Partners and held from April 22nd until 24th at the Hilton Hotel in Windhoek Namibia. The meeting will reveal opportunities and business cases for hydrocarbon exploration, discovery and development as well as gas-LNG and energy development. The key focus lies on major players, government opportunities,...

Nigeria: Western Union & VTN Launch Cross-border MMT Service
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, and Virtual Terminal Network VTN, one of Nigeria's leading mobile payment operators, today launched a mobile money transfer service in Nigeria - giving Nigerians, for the first time, the choice to use their mobile phones to direct Western Union remittances into their electronic VTN...

African Banker Awards introduces new category
The African Banker Awards Committee has introduced a new category this year to recognise Islamic finance in order to stay in line with the event's continuous goal to recognise and celebrate the diversity of the African banking sector. The category, titled 'Best Islamic Finance Initiative' will go to the financial institution that has excelled...