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  • Bboxx Goes Live with SAP To Accelerate Global Access To Clean Energy

    NAIROBI, Kenya, 24 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced that Bboxx, a next generation clean energy and utility provider, has selected the Grow by SAP cloud offering to scale the business to meet its ambitious goal to solve energy poverty. With 770 million people currently living without access to energy, Bboxx was founded in 2010 to end energy poverty. Bboxx manufactures, distributes and finances decentralised solar powered systems in developing countries. Through affordable, reliable and clean energy provision, the company…

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  • He became one of Ghana’s successful music entrepreneurs after a degree in Economics: The story of D-Black

    Meet the Economics graduate who has become one of Ghana’s successful music business entrepreneur. “Music — what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” – Maria August von Trapp. Music has indeed been a powerful instrument of success for this seasoned entrepreneur of Black Avenue Muzik. Born Desmond Kwesi Blackmore on 12 January 1987 to Derek Blackmore and Adeline Boateng, D-Black as his stage name goes is a multiple award-winning hip hop afrobeat artist, a successful business entrepreneur, a philanthropist,…

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  • Qatar Airways to Operate Double-Daily flights to Lagos

    Qatar Airways’ network will increase to 14 weekly flights to Murtala Muhammed International Airport, starting 1 JulyQatar Airways’ customers from Africa can enjoy new baggage allowances ranging from 46 Kg for Economy Class split over two pieces and 64 Kg split over two pieces in Business Class DOHA, Qatar, 22 June 2021-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- In response to high demand, Qatar Airways has increased its service to Nigeria’s financial centre, Lagos, to two daily flights starting from 1 July 2021. Operated…

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  • Mastercard Foundation Appoints Robin Washington to Board of Directors

    TORONTO, Ontario, June 22, 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The Mastercard Foundation announced changes to its Board of Directors. Robin L. Washington was appointed to the Board and long-time Board member President Festus G. Mogae will be retiring. “I’m thrilled to welcome Robin Washington to the Board,” says Zein M. Abdalla, Mastercard Foundation Board Chair. “As you can see from Robin’s biography, she brings a fantastic range of operational experience and insight that will benefit the Foundation enormously as we continue…

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  • Cloud as a tool to create certainty

    By Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director for Central Africa at SAP NAIROBI, Kenya, 22 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The speed with which Africa’s business sector has changed over the past year has been nothing short of astonishing.  Business leaders across the continent have had their hands full, from enabling remote work on a previously unprecedented scale to adapting to disruptions in the global supply chain, enabling e-learning for millions of youth – not to mention ensuring business continuity in the midst…

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  • Thales appoints Gregory Ligny Vice-President, Africa

    Gregory Ligny will lead Thales activities across the African continent, which include a growing number of strategic partnerships and projects in Defense & Security, Aerospace, Space, Digital Identity & Security and Transport PARIS, France, 22 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- Thales announces the appointment of Gregory Ligny as Vice-President, Africa. In this role, he will be responsible for the strategic growth of Thales in Africa across all markets, with a clear focus on leveraging local partnerships and digital transformation. Gregory LignyVice-President…

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  • Why Agribusinesses suffered during Covid-19 lockdown – Lessons for other Businesses

    Agribusiness according to Investopedia, refers “to any business related to farming and farming-related commercial activities.” Thus, it “involves all the steps required to send an agricultural good to market, namely production, processing, and distribution.” Agribusinesses play a vital role in ensuring food security and the overall growth and development of the nation. However, these benefits came under threat at the onset of the novel coronavirus. In June 2021, a survey was conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service, funded by the German…

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  • She left the bank after 7 yrs to pursue an internationally recognized luxury hair business

    Leaving an assured, constant income stream to pursue one’s passion which is riddled with uncertainties can be a frightening and questioning moment in one’s life. Pursuing one’s dream requires a vicious sense of tenacity, determination, and consistency to make that smooth transition from passion to a profitable business. This vicious sense of tenacity, determination, and consistency is what made Mrs Gwyneth Gyimah Addo leave her banking job which offered her a consistent flow of monthly income to charter the course…

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  • SAP Young Professionals Program extends digital skills build to Lusophone Africa

    SAP Young Professionals Program extends digital skills build to Lusophone Africa LUANDA, Angola, 17 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- SAP’s flagship digital skills build initiative the Young Professionals Program is celebrating its first-ever graduates from Lusophone Africa.  At a virtual graduation ceremony attended by Constantin Zelenty, Deputy Head of Mission German Embassy Angola, Cathy Smith, Managing Director SAP Africa, Pedro Guerreiro, Managing Director SAP Central Africa as well as SAP customer and partner representatives, 25 young talents from Portuguese-speaking African countries…

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  • E-Livestock Global Launch Mastercard Blockchain-Based Solution to Bring Visibility to the Cattle Industry in Zimbabwe

    ● Zimbabwe is the first African country to see the roll out of E-Livestock Global’s traceability system powered by Mastercard’s Blockchain-based Provenance solution, bringing end-to-end visibility to the cattle supply chain  ● Innovative solution brings new hope for farmers, while helping Zimbabwe regain its lucrative beef export market to support economic recovery  HARARE, Zimbabwe 17 June 2021 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- E-Livestock Global today launched a first-of-its kind solution powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance solution, empowering Zimbabwean farmers to prove the origin…

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