Articles about Africa from SocioLingo Africa

South Africa to Host the Japan–Africa Public Private Economic Forum

South Africa will host the Japan–Africa Public Private Economic Forum at the Sandton Convention Centre from 3-4 May 2018. The Forum follows an announcement made in 2016, in Nairobi, Kenya by Japanese Prime Minister, Mr Shinzo Abe where he outlined intentions to accelerate the promotion of private sector-led economic growth by encouraging further business encounters […]

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Uganda Government selects Consortium comprising YAATRA, BHGE, LionWorks, and Saipem to develop, finance, construct and operate a greenfield Oil Refinery in Hoima District, Uganda

Following the favourable evaluation of its private sector-led offer by the Uganda Government, the Albertine Graben Refinery Consortium (AGRC) comprised of YAATRA Ventures (, Baker Hughes, a GE company (, LionWorks Group ( and Saipem (, signed a project framework agreement confirming its selection for the realization of a 60,000 barrels per day capacity refinery […]

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Digital transformation of Service Economy can drive growth across Middle East and Africa says World Bank

Investment into digital transformation in the major Cities of the Middle East and North Africa region can unlock huge potential for the service economy to drive growth and job creation across the region, according to the World Bank. “The service industry including through digital transformation, constitutes a new source of growth for Middle East and […]

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Ecobank shareholders approve resolutions as Chairman hails improved outlook

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”) (, parent of the Ecobank Group, the leading pan-African bank with operations in 36 countries across the continent, concluded its 30th Annual General Meeting in Lomé, Togo, today. Shareholders welcomed Ecobank’s return to profit for the year to 31 December 2017 as they approved all the resolutions at the AGM, which […]

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