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Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

Botswana Says China Agreed To Extend Loan, Cancel Debt

China has agreed to extend a loan to Botswana for rail and road infrastructure as well as writing off some debt, Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi said on Saturday. Speaking at the airport on his return from this week’s China-Africa forum in Beijing, Masisi said Botswana had made a pitch to China and “I am happy […]

South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom Launches 5G Internet Service in Lesotho

South Africa’s Vodacom launched what it said was Africa’s first commercial 5G internet service in Lesotho on Saturday, but said it would only be able to provide a similar service in its home market once spectrum was made available. A branch South African mobile communications provider Vodacom is show Vodacom, South Africa’s biggest mobile operator […]

Turkish Contagion Spreads as Emerging-Market Currencies Slump

Turkish Contagion Spreads as Emerging-Market Currencies Slump

A plunge in the South African rand and a slump in the Mexican peso were symptoms of the growing contagion in emerging-market currencies Monday as the financial turmoil in Turkey sapped demand for developing-nation assets. The MSCI Emerging Markets Currency Index fell to the lowest level in more than a year as Turkey’s lira tumbled […]

Safaricom CEO Defends Company’s Dominance As He Returns To Work

Safaricom CEO Defends Company’s Dominance As He Returns To Work

Kenya’s dominant telecoms operator Safaricom does not hinder competition, its chief executive Bob Collymore told lawmakers on Monday as he returned to work after a nine-month absence for medical treatment. The country’s industry regulator recommended in a draft proposal in May that Safaricom, which controls 67 percent of Kenya’s mobile market, should offer rivals access […]

Kelly And Brian,The Power Couple Behind A Renowned Food Brand

Kelly And Brian,The Power Couple Behind A Renowned Food Brand

This sentiment was inspired in part by their daughter, who became a vegetarian in high school, leading to the whole family eating more plant-based food.  “We had turned our diet around and found that as satisfying as it is personally, it’s a little bit challenging to make, because there’s a lot of chopping and cutting […]

Saudi Arabia Is Starting To Stockpile Oil Again

Saudi Arabia Is Starting To Stockpile Oil Again

The key OPEC oil producers seem to be finding it harder than expected to sell their output overseas. The probable resulting build-up in their stockpiles should at least help them offset the drop in Iranian supplies as U.S. sanctions start to bite deeper.  Crude oil exports from the five Persian Gulf Arab members of OPEC fell by […]

Invest In Her

Invest In Her

I recently participated in a panel discussion, it was part of the Women in Technology Summit. On the Panel were five awesome women: Helena Ronis (me) Co-founder and CEO at VoxSnap. Jennifer LeBlanc CEO & Founder at ThinkResults, Anna Shen Startup Advisor, Ecosystem Builder & Journalist, Dea Wilson Founder of Lifograph and an Angel Investor, Morgan Lai, Investor at Foundation […]

Chinese Investors Plan $10 bln Metallurgical Complex In South Africa

Chinese Investors Plan $10 bln Metallurgical Complex In South Africa

Chinese investors signed agreements to build a $10 billion metallurgical complex in South Africa during President Xi Jinping’s state visit this week and hope to start construction next year, an executive involved in the project and a provincial official told Reuters. South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa said at a joint news conference with Xi on […]

This Woman Rose Above Hurricane Maria And Built A Successful Franchise

This Woman Rose Above Hurricane Maria And Built A Successful Franchise

In the Women Entrepreneur series My Worst Moment, female founders provide a firsthand account of the most difficult, gut-wrenching, almost-made-them-give-up experience they’ve had while building their business — and how they recovered. When Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, 2018, it left almost insurmountable tragedy in its wake. Although the death toll is widely disputed, one […]

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

If You Can’t Ask Him How He Manages To Be A Father, A Successful BusinessMan, Don’t Ask Her!

As an entrepreneur, a mother and a member of the oft-discussed millennial generation, I feel I’m being positively pummeled with expectations, joys, demands, judgments and revelations. With too little time and more goals than I can count, I often feel overwhelmed. Yet, despite the dizzying whir of business and life, I feel absolutely certain about a […]

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