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First Africa Communications helps companies doing business in Africa with their communication strategy. The services of First Africa Communications include the whole spectrum of communications, including advice on strategy and proposition, building websites, development and execution of news letters, graphic design, advertising and PR.
One of the main projects of First Africa Communications is building African Business Communities.
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Africa Business Confidence Index continues to show growth

Manufacturing index 54.7 and non-manufacturing index 56.0, both numbers still indicating growth for the 4thconsecutive month; manufacturing down by 5.6 percentage points; non-manufacturing declines by 2.9 percent compared to March.

The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for April shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to March in the indices for both manufacturing and…


Posted on May 5, 2011 at 10:30

Africa Business Confidence Index reflects private sector resilience

Manufacturing index 60.3 and non-manufacturing index 58.9, both indicating expansion; manufacturing higher than February; non-manufacturing slightly lower than previous month

The Africa Business Confidence Index (ABCI) for March shows growth in both the index for manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors in Africa. The difference compared to February in the indices for manufacturing shows a plus of 2.2 and for non-manufacturing a decrease of…


Posted on April 1, 2011 at 14:20

The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event

It is my pleasure to announce

The Second Accra Business Club Networking Event

Tuesday 7 December - 18:00


Osu Food Court

021-78 23 07

Oxford Street Osu

Accra Ghana

You are more than welcome to join us. Please confirm your attendance by sending an e-mail to Bas Vlugt -

I am looking forward to meeting you all at… Continue

Posted on December 5, 2010 at 12:58 — 1 Comment

Cynthia Carroll Chairman of Anglo Platinum

Anglo Platinum is pleased to announce that Cynthia Carroll, Chief Executive of Anglo American plc, has been appointed Chairman of Anglo Platinum with effect from 1 September 2010. Cynthia Carroll’s appointment follows Fred Phaswana’s resignation as Chairman of Anglo Platinum with effect from 31 August 2010.

The Anglo Platinum Board has unanimously supported the appointment of Cynthia Carroll as Chairman, following her nomination by Anglo American plc. Anglo American is the majority… Continue

Posted on July 5, 2010 at 10:06

A Clean Energy Business Plan Competition

A business plan competition for entrepreneurs that deliver access to clean energy in Africa.

Clean energy comprises: wind, solar, biogas, hydro, liquefied petroleum gas, biomass and energy efficiency. Non-renewable energies are not excluded but the approaches to energy production, usage or financing should focus on established, affordable, reliable technologies that move communities up the energy ladder towards cleaner, more modern… Continue

Posted on November 4, 2009 at 12:00 — 1 Comment

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At 17:30 on April 11, 2011, Omolola Atolagbe said…
Please let me also feel the impact of this group. I am ready for business. Thanx
At 13:49 on September 22, 2010, Abdul Mannan Barbhuiya said…
Dear Sir,

Thank you very much for connecting on Africa Oil & Mining Network @ Ning. I am glad to have connected with a successful CEO like you. Be well, do good work and keep in touch.

I am here for Networking, Career opportunities, Consulting offers, New ventures, Expertise requests, Business deals/Partnership. I am an Open Networker. Please feel free to invite me to your network or group/community.

Regards and best wishes,

Abdul Mannan
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At 11:52 on August 21, 2009, OYETUNJI ADENIYI TAJUDEEN said…
Hi Bas, i will like you to include my name on the list of your friends.
At 16:12 on August 12, 2009, Ali Lawal Binyamin said…
Really appretiate you for including me. Please always keep in touch.
At 18:23 on March 22, 2009, Sekar said…
Thanks for including me in your Network. I am interested in keeping in touch with you more frequently.
At 21:35 on November 6, 2008, Namayanga N. Lemmy said…
Thanks for this group Mr. Vlugt. Kind regards.
At 21:15 on October 2, 2008, Eugene Success said…
Shiolona Ltd is delighted to have joined this group.
At 21:45 on September 7, 2008, Adriana Ionescu said…
Bas...great idea...great site!!! Thanks for inviting me..Good luck!!

At 3:37 on July 16, 2008, Engr. OGWA MICHAEL CEng MIChemE said…
Thanks for the awesome work and your contribution in the oil and gas community.
At 7:01 on July 8, 2008, Sergei Tchernenkov said…
Bas, thank you for creating another Oil & Gas Community. I really appreciate the efforts of the colleagues who tries to make the oil industry a better place!
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