News

[Nigeria] GE Partners LASTVEB to train students in advanced manufacturing

07-24-2017 | 12:28:00
GE, the world’s Digital Industrial Company has announced a skill development partnership programme involving its GE Lagos Garage.

[South Africa] Parity Software appoints Jono Williamson as Chief Commercial Officer

07-24-2017 | 11:33:00
Platinum Sage Partner and business solutions specialist, Parity Software, has appointed Jono Williamson as its chief commercial officer (CCO).

[Rwanda] National Employment Program receives $7 million to boost job creation

07-24-2017 | 11:20:48
The Government of Rwanda and Sweden have signed financing agreement worth US$ 7.4 million to support National Employment Program.

Burhani Engineers’ computer programme in Kenya to boost STEM education

07-24-2017 | 11:17:14
Burhani Engineers Limited has signed a partnership with the Kibera Sub-County government to provide computer systems and Engineering Power Classes to pupils within the county.

British Government to invest in Nigeria pipeline infrastructure, gas, power

07-24-2017 | 11:16:00
The British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.

[South Africa] VC company Grotech rebrands as Kalon Venture Partners

07-24-2017 | 10:43:00
Section 12J Venture Capital company, Grotech has rebranded as Kalon Venture Partners. For the last 18 months, the business did extensive screening of hundreds of companies and three new deals are imminent

BBM Messenger partners with Ariiyatickets to offer event tickets service to users in Nigeria

07-24-2017 | 10:21:46
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has launched Event Tickets inside Discover with partner, Ariiyatickets.

Ethiopian Airlines to start services to Bahrain

07-24-2017 | 10:13:23
Ethiopia’s national carrier, Ethiopian Airlines, has announced that it will start services to Bahrain effective August 17, 2017 with the latest B737-800 New Generation with Sky Interior.

[South Africa] Vodacom introduces innovative security measures to curb rhino poaching

07-24-2017 | 10:10:00
Vodacom and Celcom have thrown their weight behind the fight against anti-rhino poaching operations by introducing an innovative security measure for the Addo Elephant National Park.

Africa’s Land Commissions commit to recognizing and securing community land rights

07-24-2017 | 10:06:46
Various land commissions in Africa have committed to advancing policy, legal and regulatory reforms in their respective countries and ensure their effective implementation in order to recognize community land rights.
 
Features

[Column] Kamal Mokrani: Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

07-24-2017 | 11:46:00
Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages.

[Startup Interview] Chika Uzor, Founder, GlamAfric, Nigeria

07-21-2017 | 08:52:00
Chika Uzor is the brains behind a Nigeria based entity keen on addressing the problems faced by women of colour face in makeup, beauty and wellness.

[Interview] Bako Ambianda, Chairman and CEO, Labacorp Group Limited, Cameroon

07-20-2017 | 16:00:00
Labacorp Group has built a name and legacy in key economic sectors spanning real estate, agribusiness, manufacturing and construction among others. It oversees the activities of nine wholly owned-majority owned operating member companies

[Startup Interview] Lola Ekugo, Founder, Transthat, Nigeria

07-20-2017 | 11:11:00
Lola Ekugo runs an online business that connects travelers and people in Nigeria who want to buy items abroad or transport documents from abroad.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The importance of acknowledged certificates for online courses in Africa

07-20-2017 | 11:10:00
Furnishing one's CV with a list of qualifications is essential to getting ahead in many sectors of the economy. This holds true throughout the world, including in Africa.

[Startup Interview] Frank Balestra, Founder, AB Minerals & Made for Africa Eco-Friendly solution

07-18-2017 | 12:46:00
Frank Balestra is a Canadian who has lived in Africa the better part of the last five years, both in the DRC and Rwanda. This has given him a good understanding of the people, the African culture, the countries and the coltan industry.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: The creative industry can champion sustainable consumption

07-18-2017 | 10:34:00
Our quest to attain a green economy should be broad-based and inclusive. But we cannot achieve this if the vision of sustainability is not shared by every one of us.

[Interview] Wael Rashidy, Founder & Business Mentor, Guiders Consult, Egypt

07-17-2017 | 11:19:00
Wael Rashidy is an accredited SME Business Consultant from the Association of Accredited Small Business Consultant, USA, member of Egyptian Junior Business Association, International Council for Small Business, and Middle East Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Faster, better and together: the road to inclusive e-commerce in Africa

07-14-2017 | 10:04:00
Small is beautiful, small is powerful”. This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba.

[Interview] Josh Okpata, Founder and CEO, Eazyhire, Nigeria

07-13-2017 | 12:07:00
Josh Okpata has built a unique business in Nigeria and Kenya, the first of its kind in Africa that allows peer to peer leasing for businesses and individuals.