News

[Kenya] M-Shule receives cash investment from Engineers without Borders Canada to scale education by SMS

07-20-2017 | 12:06:00
Engineers Without Borders Canada has announced its investment in M-Shule, a Kenyan-based EdTech company using SMS to deploy tailored education content for children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Cape Town is the most trusted municipality in 2017 Citizen Satisfaction Index - SAcsi

07-20-2017 | 11:44:00
The latest South African Customer Satisfaction Index (SAcsi) for municipalities, conducted by Consulta, reports that City of Cape Town residents trust their municipality the most and are most satisfied with service delivery.

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations moving in the right direction, African Trade Policy Centre

07-20-2017 | 11:30:47
Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiations are moving in the right direction and at the desired pace, with the first phase of the negotiations expected to be concluded by the end of 2017, Coordinator of the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC), David Luke has said.

Tunisia, Switzerland sign energy transition agreement

07-20-2017 | 11:27:00
An agreement that provides for launching the National Energy Transition Plan for Tunisian municipalities support project was inked Tuesday by Tunisia and Switzerland at the headquarters of the National Energy Management Agency.

Nigeria to rake in $1.2bn from commercialising drone services

07-20-2017 | 11:16:00
The Federal Government has concluded plans to put a policy in place for the regulation of use of drones for commercial purposes.

[Nigeria] NNPC collaborates with US based Halliburton for oil search in Inland Basins

07-20-2017 | 10:43:00
A new vista has been added to the ongoing search for commercial hydrocarbon in the inland sedimentary basins by the Research and Development Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in collaboration with US based Halliburton.

Africa-wide cryptocurrency adoption requires decentralised model - Heinrich Springhorn

07-20-2017 | 10:24:42
While some sceptics may have misgivings about the technology, fuelled by isolated incidents involving alleged underhanded dealings, the fact is that cryptocurrency and blockchain has disrupted financial services and will be around for a lot longer.

[South Africa] Entersekt appoints Pattison Mutambiranwa senior Vice President for Middle East and Africa

07-20-2017 | 10:07:45
Stellenbosch-headquartered fintech company Entersekt has appointed ICT industry veteran Pattison Mutambiranwa as senior vice president Middle East and Africa.

Afreximbank, Kings College Hospital enter agreement with Health Ministry for Healthcare Centre of Excellence in Nigeria

07-20-2017 | 08:12:59
The African Export-Import Bank, Kings College Hospital, London, and the Nigerian Ministry of Health have entered into an MOU to collaborate in developing a centre of excellence for healthcare in Nigeria.

Tanzania wins $21.7 million from Climate Investment Funds to advance geothermal exploration and transform its energy sector

07-20-2017 | 08:05:03
The Climate Investment Funds (CIF) has approved US $21.7 million for the United Republic of Tanzania to finance its Geothermal Energy Development Project.
 
Features

[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.

[Interview] Beryle Uza, Managing Director, Angled North, Kenya

07-11-2017 | 12:33:00
Beryle Uza is the Managing Director of Angled North, a Marketing Consultant firm focused on lead Generation, executive branding and career navigation for African management professionals.

[Startup Interview] Lateef Apau Wiredu, CEO and Owner, Ilaha Ghana Company Ltd

07-11-2017 | 10:05:00
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops as more farmers abandon it for more modern crops, the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu, the owner and CEO of Ilaha Ghana Company Limited

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07-07-2017 | 18:41:00
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