Friday, July 1, 2022

Andersen Global adds depth to African platform with LIMA Partners

Andersen Global advances its African coverage through a Collaboration Agreement with Ghana-based tax firm LIMA Partners. Located in Accra, LIMA Partners, founded in 2014, offers services to local and international clients. Co-Founder and Managing Partner Kwame Amporful leads the team of experienced professionals specializing in tax advisory and compliance, accounting and consulting, secretary and regulatory compliance services.

NEC and Juniper deploy Algeria Telecom’s 5G-ready IP network

NEC Corporation, a network transformation services provider, and Juniper Networks, a player in AI-driven networks, announced they have worked with Algeria Telecom, a player in the Algerian telecommunications market, to roll out its IP metro commercial network to support current demand for increased capacity as well as future needs driven by 5G and FTTx.

Qwezi Beauty powered by Moringa Oleifera launches in North America

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.

Chainalysis launches sanctions screening tools for the crypto industry

Chainalysis, the blockchain data platform, announced the accelerated launch of two sanctions screening tools – an on-chain oracle available today and an API expected to launch next month – for the cryptocurrency industry free of charge. As countries around the world continue to leverage economic sanctions in response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, decentralised web3 groups like DEXs, DeFi platforms, DAOs, and DApp developers are searching for lightweight tools to help them and their customers comply with sanctions policies.

African businesses ditch cash-based B2B payments, says Duplo research

A report that includes the surveyed opinions of over 1,000 business owners from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt has revealed ease of use, reliability and speed as the preferred features for African businesses when it comes to B2B payment methods. 

Strategies to help you stay in control when your business website crashes

Thousands of shoppers were furious and unable to order Christmas presents as Amazon’s site had gone down, after experiencing problems. For any business, having your website go down can cause significant revenue losses if they are not properly prepared. Here is what small e-commerce businesses can do if their site experiences similar issues.

Cardo Health partners to launch Kena Health App in South Africa

For the early detection and treatment of health conditions, easy access to primary healthcare is crucial. Today, however, Africa has the lowest patient-to-doctor ratio in the world with 0.23 doctors for every 10,000 people, compared to 84.2 doctors in the most developed countries. Digital solutions offer a great opportunity to bridge this gap, offering affordable and high-quality care to millions of people.

Wallets meet consoles: The complete guide to crypto gaming in 2022

While some people look at gaming as a flimsy escape for the young, it is a highly-engaging activity with massive worldwide acclaim. The global gaming market is expected to climb from USD178 billion in 2021 to USD268.8 billion in 2025.

The move to future-proof families and legacies on the African continent

Appetite for investment migration in markets beyond Southern Africa has been growing steadily over the past few years. Nigeria was the second-largest market (after South Africa) in terms of enquiries received by Henley & Partners in 2021, with growth of 15%. Three Northern African countries — Egypt, Morocco and Algeria — came in third, fourth and fifth, in terms of the number of enquiries last year, with respective growth of 25%, 19% and 33%.

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

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.