Monday, May 23, 2022

MVX aids 10 female-owned export SMEs to ship to the US at zero cost

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Trade is linked to economic prosperity and has the potential to expand women’s role in the economy, create financial empowerment for women and expand women’s access to skills. According to the World Bank, trade can dramatically improve women’s lives, creating new jobs, enhancing consumer choice, and increasing women’s bargaining power in society. 

Africans torn between multiple diversified domicile portfolios

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In 2022, the Caribbean island nations of St. Kitts and Nevis, Antigua and Barbuda, and Grenada are the most popular citizenship by investment programs that Africans ask about. Other favorites are the Montenegro Citizenship by Investment Program, which offers citizenship in Europe and all its associated benefits, such as visa-free travel to Europe’s Schengen Area countries, and the Turkey Citizenship by Investment Program, which has the Southern African countries predominated the growth markets on the continent in 2021.

Dissecting the emerging wealth hierarchy on the African continent

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The pursuit of wealth is among the most universal of human endeavors. Regardless of their culture, their time of existence or the value system of their society, throughout civilizations and whichever deity they may have praised, humankind has pursued wealth.

2022 Africa Wealth Report: Big 5 hold over 50% of Africa’s private wealth

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The total private wealth currently held on the African continent is USD 2.1 trillion and is expected to rise by 38% over the next 10 years, according to the latest 2022 Africa Wealth Report, published today by Henley & Partners in partnership with New World Wealth. The report reveals that Africa’s ‘Big 5’ private wealth markets; South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya — together account for over 50% of the continent’s total wealth. There are 136,000 high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) with private wealth of $1M or more living in Africa, along with 305 centi-millionaires with $100m or more, and 21 US dollar billionaires.

There’s rice at home: 4 easy rice recipes to make tastier home meals

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Check any pantry, arrive at any buffet and you are likely to find rice. We love it because it is easy to cook; you can just throw it into a pan with water and boil. We also love it because it goes well with anything: rice and beans, rice and chicken, rice and fish, beef and rice, are all combos many people can relate to.

Top ten Ugandan delicacies you ought to try out before the end of 2022

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Uganda is blessed with a wide range of food. From matooke to millet, potatoes to cassava and a variety of coloured vegetables. It is also blessed with an abundance of foreign food.

Thales opens sixth Cyber Security Operations Center in Morocco

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Thales is opening a new Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) in Morocco, the sixth in its international network. This Cyber Security Operations Center (SOC) will provide real-time protection against cyber-attacks in the country and across the African continent as a whole. The digital transformation of African societies, as illustrated by the extensive use of mobile payments across the continent, and the rise in teleworking due to the health crisis, have had a major impact on Africa's vulnerability to cyber-attacks.

Cement and concrete industry launches Net Zero Accelerators

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The Global Cement and Concrete Association (GCCA) has launched a series of Net Zero Accelerator initiatives to help national cement and concrete industries decarbonise in line with the GCCA’s 2050 Net Zero Global Industry Roadmap. The first wave will launch in Egypt, which later this year will host COP27, as well as in India, Thailand and Colombia.

Qwezi Beauty powered by Moringa Oleifera launches in North America

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Raintree Farms announces Qwezi Beauty expansion into North America. Qwezi Beauty is fast-growing personal care brand. Qwezi Beauty products harness the power of Raintree Farms grown Moringa Oleifera to provide smooth, glowing, healthy skin and hair. All Qwezi Beauty products are made with virgin Moringa Oil grown on small organic family farms in Masindi, Uganda. Pressed straight from the seed, Qwezi Beauty pure, unrefined moringa oil is free of additives and fragrance (chemical or otherwise!) Qwezi Beauty uses a cold-extraction and filtration process that preserves all the benefits of pure Moringa Oil.

The right whites can make or break job openings for African migrants

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Racial hierarchies are hindering African-born migrants from securing meaningful employment in South Australia, according to new research by the University of South Australia. The research was conducted in partnership with the University of Technology Sydney, researchers found that knowing the ‘right’ (white) people was vital to securing a job; without this, African migrants often found themselves locked out of the employment market.