Archive | March, 2014

Hotel Ivoire, Sofitel's flagship in Abidjan, stands proud

Hotel Ivoire, Sofitel’s flagship in Abidjan, stands proud

Launched in January 2014, the iconic Hôtel Ivoire in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) stands proud and tall, showcasing Sofitel’s overwhelming presence in West Africa. The Sofitel brand is owned by France-based Accor, the world’s largest hospitality group. In an idyllic setting overlooking the Ebrié lagoon and the Plateau, the hotel has a contemporary atmosphere and fiery […]

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 Ivory Coast 'butcher' finally goes to International Criminal Court

Ivory Coast ‘butcher’ finally goes to International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) said it was satisfied that the Ivory Coast government has finally agreed to deliver Charles Blé Goudé, the man it suspects of committing serious crimes against humanity during the country’s post-electoral of 2011. Nicknamed ‘Street General’, Goudé – a youth leader and close friend to former President Laurent Gbagbo – […]

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US$6-million to renovate Kinshasa's rundown buildings

US$6-million to renovate Kinshasa’s rundown buildings

Many believe that there are more rundown and extremely ‘rotten’ buildings in the DRC capital Kinshasa more than anywhere in Africa. Most of these ‘dumps’ are proudly owned by the state. Lifts that stopped working decades ago and since transformed into dustbins, electricity and water non-existent, walls falling apart, stinking toilets no longer flushing, and […]

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 Budgeting is vital for small businesses - expert

Budgeting is vital for small businesses – expert

No business is too small for the discipline of hammering out a formal budget – which needs to be used daily in the management of a business, according to Gerrie van Biljon, Business Partners executive director. Proper and thorough budgeting is beneficial to a business as it clearly impacts on its long-term growth prospects, he […]

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 Africa’s infrastructure requirements, investment deficit on agenda at Lagos summit

Africa’s infrastructure requirements, investment deficit on agenda at Lagos summit

Lagos, the commercial capital of Nigeria, will host an inaugural summit on Africa’s infrastructure requirements and its investment deficit on 25 March 2014, the organisers of the event, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), said this week. The conference will take place at the the Eko Hotel & Suites. AFC is an Africa-led multilateral development financial institution […]

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