News

ECOWAS set to abolish phone roaming charges for member states

10-20-2017 | 15:31:15
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.

Risenga Maluleke appointed Statistician General and Head of Statistics South Africa

10-20-2017 | 15:24:34
South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency, Mr. Jeff Radebe, has announced the appointment of the new Statistician-General and Head of Statistics South Africa (Stats SA), Mr. Risenga Maluleke.

50 Million Women Speak Digital Platform set to create digital value that underpins Africa’s future economic transformation

10-20-2017 | 13:36:26
Online platforms can dramatically change the digital economy and bring enormous benefits in today's digital society.

HSBC and Standard Chartered banks on the spot over corruption activities in South Africa

10-20-2017 | 13:31:26
British Chancellor Philip Hammond has called on UK regulators and law enforcement to review concerns raised by Lord Peter Hain that HSBC and Standard Chartered banks may “have been conduits for the corrupt proceeds of money".

Africa’s rapid urbanization can be a driver of industrialization, ECA

10-20-2017 | 11:12:00
By 2035, half of Africa's population will be urban, compared to just one third in 1990. This rapid urbanization creates growing challenges in terms of infrastructure and services’ needs, but it can also be a driver of industrial development on the continent, under the right policy framework.

Syngenta, USAID renew global collaboration to improve food security with special focus on Africa

10-20-2017 | 11:10:00
Syngenta and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) today signed an updated Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support agriculture and food security activities in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Sompo International strengthens position in Africa through alliance with Sanlam Limited and SAHAM Finances

10-20-2017 | 09:04:14
Sompo International Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda-based specialty provider of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance and wholly owned subsidiary of Sompo Holdings, Inc. (Sompo), has launched a new strategic partnership in Africa.

AfDB launches pilot programme to cultivate the savannah in eight African countries

10-20-2017 | 08:58:20
The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.

[Kenya] QGIAM offsets stake in Savannah Cement

10-20-2017 | 08:53:14
QGIAM, the private equity arm of Africa focused investment firm Quantum Global has announced that on behalf of their investors, the sale of its interest in Savannah Cement, a leading Kenyan cement producer, has been completed.

ENGIE partners with Fenix to accelerate development of off grid market in Africa

10-20-2017 | 08:46:00
ENGIE and Fenix have agreed on a transaction in which ENGIE will acquire 100 per cent of Fenix International, a next generation energy company, offering Solar Home Systems (SHS) in Africa.
 
Features

[Column] Daniel Monehin: Policy and regulation should bolster innovation to ensure financial inclusion is achieved

10-18-2017 | 13:49:59
Walk through bustling marketplaces in Africa and you will see a substantial amount of money changing hands, as merchants and consumers haggle over the goods and services.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How Kenya can achieve sustained export expansion

10-16-2017 | 13:34:00
In order to achieve our economic goals as envisioned in the 2030 development blue-print, we need to be deliberate in creating an export push for our local goods.

Nigerians seek next level shopping experience - Nielsen findings

10-16-2017 | 09:45:00
Despite Nigeria’s retail sector being dominated by independent formats like Open Markets and Kiosks in terms of absolute store numbers, modern trade formats like Supermarkets and Hypermarkets are stepping up to fulfil the needs of consumers.

[Startup Interview] Kyei Faried Owura, Founder, Edwa Global Company, Ghana

10-12-2017 | 11:13:24
Kyei Faried Owura is the brains behind Edwa Global Company, a Ghana based startup revolutionizing food purchase online in the local and international markets while creating jobs for farmers and players across the value chain.

[Column] Bob Koigi: A trillion dollar African food market is only a commitment away

10-12-2017 | 11:00:24
On average fertilizer use most African countries is less than 10 percent of the world’s average with fertilizer access by especially smallholder farmers seems to be the biggest headache.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: East Africa edtech success stories

10-09-2017 | 10:41:00
Today, new technologies including information communication technology (ICT) and e-learning have become the driving force in the education sector in Kenya.

[Free Webinar] Safer Entry Point: Botswana

10-09-2017 | 10:10:00
Botswana is full of pleasant surprises and opportunities for those considering trade and investment in Africa.

[Column] Kevin Pillay: Taking an intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

10-05-2017 | 10:50:00
Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.

South Africa constitution comes to the fore in North African cargo dispute

10-05-2017 | 07:45:00
At first glance, it might seem unlikely that South Africa’s Constitution could be instrumental in deciding a cargo dispute with its roots in a 40-year-long North African territory deadlock.

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10-04-2017 | 16:44:00
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