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21/10/2014, 11:32
rivalry-between-iphone-and-samsung-widens-the-gap-as-samsung-improves-customer-satisfaction-scoreThe mobile handsets industry in South Africa received an overall satisfaction score from its customers of 73.3 out of 100. This was revealed by the South African Customer Satisfaction Index released. The handset manufacturers measured were Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Blackberry and a category of “other brands” based on market share. Apple, Samsung and “other brands” are the industry leaders, Nokia scored...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:53
For more than a year, experts and members of Senegalese civil society have been rallying together to plan the topics for the 15th Francophonie Summit programme which will focus on the themes from the...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:43
General Electric Company picked up two awards at this year's Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards. GE Africa was awarded Green Investment Initiative of the Year for the Power Africa...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:21
Oando PLC Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy group with a cross-border listing on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, today announced that EMEX, the worldwide EHSQ and sustainability...Read More
21/10/2014, 10:56
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc., has launched a new campaign dubbed: “step up to spirits” to deliver unique value services to its customers. The campaign is designed...Read More
21/10/2014, 10:48
Tango Gold Mines Incorporated is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated 1 October 2014, it has closed the acquisition of 51% interest in four private South African companies, which...Read More
20/10/2014, 12:04
Ecobank Ghana has vowed to change the banking landscape in the country with the launch of its “Premier Banking” service. According to Ecobank, the dedicated Premier Banking service, is targeted at the...Read More
20/10/2014, 12:01
The Managing Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Mr Peter Ndegwa, has said the 50 per cent of the company’s raw materials which is from local sources will be increased to 70 per cent by...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:39
IFC has announced an agreement with HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International Limited to provide a $5million loan facility that will help the Companies expand pharmaceutical and personal care...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:37
  Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced that it’s highly successful ‘Aggreko University’ technical training programme has been...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:24
Over 900 stakeholders from across the African continent, including the Presidents of Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal, as well as the Prime Ministers of Morocco and Cape Verde convened in Morocco for the UN's...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:00
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., will convene its Frontier 100 Forum in New York City on October 21st-22nd, 2014. The two-day...Read More
20/10/2014, 10:42
With the Ebola crisis in west Africa continuing, GSK is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), regulators and other partners to respond to the outbreak, to accelerate development of our...Read More
20/10/2014, 10:22
DIAGNOS Inc. leader in healthcare technical services including screening, software and algorithm development, data analysis, and image processing, announces today the opening of a clinical retinopathy...Read More
20/10/2014, 10:10
Tony O. Elumelu Founder of The Tony Elumelu Foundation and Chairman of Heirs Holdings has announced the launch of The Elumelu Nigeria Empowerment Fund. The Fund was launched by President Goodluck Ebele...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:36
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that it has secured approval for guests flying between Seychelles and Paris to remain onboard the aircraft during their...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:33
Anthrolopologist Dr Susan Levine’s study, the first of its kind in Africa, revealed a series of barriers and obstacles that are preventing children from accessing vital medical intervention which could...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:22
The African Development Bank launched a mission to Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Ethiopia on Thursday, October 16 to set up further projects in its support package for Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the...Read More
17/10/2014, 11:20
Vivo Energy Ghana, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has rewarded about 350 customers who won various promotional items instantly during a site activation as...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:23
IFC has subscribed to $50 million of notes in the inaugural bond issuances by Seven Energy International Limited, one of the few companies developing and commercializing stranded gas that is critical for...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:19
Forte Oil PLC has joined the British Safety Council as part of its efforts to strengthen the company's Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) management systems through industry benchmarking and adoption...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:12
NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), the global data and IP services arm of Fortune Global 500 telecom leader NTT has announced that it has been selected by Liquid Telecom to supply IP Transit...Read More
16/10/2014, 12:02
Former military head of state, General Yakubu Gowon, Group Managing Director and CEO of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, Phillips Oduoza, Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina were among many...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:57
Public-private partnerships are a pillar of the West African country's resurgence, says President Alassane Ouattara. Marrakesh, 14 October 2014 (ECA) - Côte d'Ivoire has set itself a target of becoming...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:52
Liverpool FC have announced the launch of the club’s first official coaching programme in South Africa. Together with partner Blue Crane Sports (Pty) Ltd, the Reds will deliver programmes teaching local...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:48
African nations will be able to better assess the impact of social policies on human exclusion – following the launch of an innovative tool, the African Social Development Index (ASDI), which was...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:41
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released its first 20-year passenger growth forecast, projecting that passenger numbers are expected to reach 7.3 billion by 2034. That represents a 4.1%...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:33
In a move aimed at ending the frequent cycles of drought and famine in the Sahel region, the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 approved loans and grants amounting to US...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:27
Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers across operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has announced a reduction of call rates by 60% and...Read More
16/10/2014, 11:12
Prior the economic crisis, Africa's share of trade with other emerging markets was a mere 30%. Today that has gone up to nearer 50%, and by 2020, on current trends that could be as much as 70%. One of...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:48
The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa’s ninth Africa Development Forum was opened yesterday with a call for solidarity and self-determination from the host country, Morocco. King Mohamed VI...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:48
The Netherlands development bank FMO has signed a KES4bn (US$45.2m) long-term debt with Chase Bank Kenya. This is in addition to a KES1.6B (USD18.4m) agreement signed with Microfinance Enhancement...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:47
Mars Chocolate has annonced that it is donating $100,000 as part of an industry-wide effort to help fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  The World Cocoa Foundation (WCF) is organizing an effort...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:40
Taisys Technologies Co Ltd announced that Kenya’s leading bank Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with patented technology from Taisys. Equity Bank customers can now enjoy...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:36
BlackBerry Limited a global leader in mobile communications, today announced that the BlackBerry Passport, a new device purpose-built for productivity with a boundary-breaking design that challenges the...Read More
15/10/2014, 12:22
CANSO, the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation, said that Africa now has a unique opportunity to modernise air navigation infrastructure across the continent. The combination of technological...Read More