Accenture to provide credit service options for African customers

Accenture Customer Credit Solutions has been created by Accenture to help businesses digitize credit services in Africa. Accenture has been providing services to more than 40 industries in 120 countries and is now hoping to create a more simple and faster credit provision process for African customers. Edcon Holding Limited is Accenture Customer Credit Solutions' very first client. Read More »

John Deere S.M.A.R.T. program hopes to boost African farm output

John Deere is launching a new campaign to help African farmers improve productivity on their farms. The S.M.A.R.T. campaign offers African farmers one-stop shopping for all their agricultural equipment needs by advocating mechanization. John Deere is also developing its own financing network specific to African agriculture, brokering partnerships with local African banks. Read More »

American company acquires World Pension Summit, World Pension Summit Africa Special

An American company recently purchased World Pension Summit and World Pension Summit Africa Special from Netherlands-based company Global Platform BV. The summits were acquired by Pensions & Investments, a Crain Communications publication and global media source for institutional investors. The events are geared toward retirement industry professionals from around the world. Read More »

Rotary gives $6.9 million to ensure Nigeria remains polio-free

Humanitarian service organization Rotary International contributed $6.9 million Monday to help Nigeria remain polio-free.  The funds will be used to increase immunization availability and activities overseen by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative. This year, the World Health Organization removed Nigeria from its list of countries experiencing polio endemics. Read More »

Mondelez International invests $50 million in new Nigeria plant

Mondelez International opened a new production facility in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday. The new plant represents a $50 million investment and is part of Modelez's plan to expand regional brands, such as Cadbury Bournvita, in key markets while developing a more efficient supply chain. Supplanting the older facility, which failed to keep up with demand, the new plant is fully automated. Read More »