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02/09/2014, 11:05
african-carriers-ftks-grew-11-3-iata-reportsThe International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing a strong increase in air cargo in July. Compared to July 2013, freight tonne kilometers (FTKs) rose 5.8%. This is an acceleration in growth from June when cargo demand grew at less than half that rate (2.4%). The strong growth mirrors positive developments in some key regional economies. After a...Read More
02/09/2014, 11:24
Targeting a major boost in its petroleum products manufacturing and distribution capacity, leading indigenous West Africa oil and gas sector operator, A-Z Petroleum Products limited of Nigeria, today...Read More
02/09/2014, 11:18
Standard Chartered Zimbabwe, together with Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft and Investec Asset Management Proprietary Limited acted as Joint Mandated Lead Arrangers in the recently concluded  USD60 million,...Read More
02/09/2014, 10:57
About one hundred African business women gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for the African Women Linkage Forum from 18 to 20 August 2014. The session was organized by the Chairperson of the Bureau of the...Read More
02/09/2014, 10:48
Results of the 2014 MasterCard Index of Women’s Advancement show that gender inequality towards women remains in the workplace, particularly in the areas of leadership and employment. The overall Index...Read More
02/09/2014, 10:39
Aviation Africa 2015 is a 2-day Summit & Exhibition, which takes place 10-11 May 2015 in Dubai, UAE. NEXUS from Saudi Arabia and Wyvern Consulting from USA have joined up with this event to become...Read More
02/09/2014, 10:26
Seven hundred learners have benefitted from the latest round of computer training provided in partnership with MTN, through the “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative in the United Arab Emirates...Read More
01/09/2014, 12:04
Telecommunications services company A3&O has signed a reseller agreement to provide Stoke's award-winning LTE security gateways as part of its services to mobile broadband operators in Africa and key...Read More
01/09/2014, 11:43
Bidvest CE Brian Joffe has reported satisfactory trading results for the year to June 30.He said last quarter trading conditions in South Africa became increasingly disruptive, compounded by prolonged...Read More
01/09/2014, 10:40
E-commerce in Africa is set to receive a boost as United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc has introduced an online payments and collections platform tagged U-bills. The online payment platform has been enabled...Read More
01/09/2014, 10:37
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, is delighted to announce that it is launching flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Entebbe, Uganda. Entebbe is fastjet's fourth international destination...Read More
01/09/2014, 10:37
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the East African Community (EAC) this week launched a collaborative program to improve the compilation and dissemination of Government Finance Statistics (GFS)...Read More
01/09/2014, 10:14
WHO is issuing a roadmap to guide and coordinate the international response to the outbreak of Ebola virus disease in West Africa? The aim is to stop ongoing Ebola transmission worldwide within 6–9...Read More
01/09/2014, 10:05
Ahead of the 2nd Africa Global Business Forum (AGBF) taking place this October in Dubai, the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in collaboration with the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), has...Read More
29/08/2014, 15:49
MTN and Huawei  have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. This trial is currently the fastest...Read More
29/08/2014, 15:18
The  5th Annual Middle East and Africa Insuance summit  will be taking place early next year from the 19 to 20 of January 2015 at the Dubai Airport Expo in Dubai, UAE. The summi will address burning...Read More
29/08/2014, 14:29
An NGO group, Akuapem Hills Education Trust Fund, based in Akropong-Akuapem met at the Akuapem Hills Royal Preparatory School (AHPSCO), in Akropong to devise means and strategies in soliciting for funds...Read More
29/08/2014, 12:00
With the signature of South African Airbus operator Global Airways, ADSoftware announces that  AirPack solution is now one of the leading MRO software solutions on the African market. ADSoftware’s...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:40
  The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, and the Mozambican Minister of Energy, Salvador Namburete, joined the chairman of the Mozambican state power utility, Electridade de...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:36
The 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit and Exhibition (EAOGS) takes place on the 15-17 October at the KICC in Nairobi. Now in its 3rd year, EAOGS was launched in 2012 as an official initiative of the...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:12
  fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has incorporated a company in Kenya (fastjet Kenya) as part of its goal to launch a Kenyan base. Further, fastjet Kenya has submitted its Air Service Licence...Read More
28/08/2014, 15:24
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan today received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission(NIMC)...Read More
28/08/2014, 12:19
Every year, South African Airways (SAA) convenes a panel of leading winemakers and sommeliers to choose the wines served on board its aircraft in the coming 12 months. This year, the process began on 25...Read More
28/08/2014, 12:08
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:59
Tullow Oil plc announces the successful results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya. Etom-1 exploration well The Etom-1 well in...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:47
Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:23
World Panel Zambia Ltd. launched the durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug. Held at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the launch was attended by senior Zambian...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:10
Diageo, announced the launch of its second Women's Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the reporting on women's issues. Submissions for the 2015 Awards...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:04
African Development Bank successfully priced a NZD 100 million 5-year Kauri benchmark due 27th August 2019 through TD Securities. The notes pay a coupon of 4.50% and marks the first Kauri from the AfDB...Read More
28/08/2014, 10:58
Ecobank has donated Le225,000,000 (USD50,000) to the Government of Sierra Leone to assist it in combatting the deadly Ebola virus which has ravaged Sierra Leone and several other West African countries....Read More
27/08/2014, 13:10
South Africans have opened one million PayPal accounts, four years after its deal with FNB made it possible for people and businesses in South Africa to make and accept such payments.With 152 million...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:35
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:29
MTN Group will be laying off about 850 managerial staff, according to a union official. This is in an attempt to manage the ever sluggish rate of revenue as well as keen competition after the mass growth...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:25
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$100 million project in support of the government of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to boost employment and improve the quality of jobs. The...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:13
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) airlifted 100 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies to Liberia’s Roberts International Airport Tuesday morning, strengthening national efforts to combat...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:10
Nedbank remains committed to helping clients facing financial hardship. In addition to traditional communication channels like branch and telephony, Nedbank Home Loans also provide a website that aims to...Read More