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Guinness Nigeria repudiates PharmaDeko's debt claims

02-21-2017 | 11:08:51
Guinness Nigeria Plc confirms that it has responded to a court process at the instance of Pharma Deko Plc which alleges that Guinness Nigeria is contractually indebted to Pharma Deko.

Showmax enlists The QYOU for custom video series in East Africa

02-21-2017 | 11:01:46
The QYOU, curator of internet video for the ‘TV Everywhere’ market, has partnered with South African subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) service, ShowMax, to curate a series of shows in East Africa.

Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom partner to accelerate cloud adoption in Africa

02-21-2017 | 10:24:21
Microsoft East Africa and pan-African data, voice and IP provider Liquid Telecom have announced a new partnership to develop the access and use of cloud services across the continent.

DHL Express makes global online shopping easier with On Demand Delivery in Sub Saharan Africa

02-21-2017 | 10:10:00
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express services provider, has announced the launch of On Demand Delivery for the Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) region.

[Tanzania] Equity Bank deepens forays in East Africa with Zanzibar branch

02-21-2017 | 06:39:00
Equity Bank Tanzania, a scion of Kenyan lender Equity Group has unveiled its new Zanzibar branch bringing the number of branches under Equity Tanzania to 14.

[Kenya] Hashi Energy to sell its Tanzania retail business to Lake Oil Limited

02-21-2017 | 06:33:00
Oil marketing company Hashi Energy has announced plans to offload its petrol stations in Tanzania to Lake Oil Limited after a nod from the Competition Authority of Kenya.

[Morocco] Ithmar Capital partners with Ghana investment Fund to deepen investment across Africa

02-21-2017 | 06:31:46
The Moroccan sovereign wealth fund Ithmar Capital and Ghana Infrastructure Investment Fund (GIIF) have concluded a strategic partnership to explore co-investment opportunities in many areas and in several African countries.

[Kenya] Insurance penetration stands at 12 per cent, survey

02-21-2017 | 06:26:48
A paltry 12 per cent of Kenyans have any form of insurance programme according to a survey by online service provider Daktari Africa.

[Kenya] Mastercard commits to equipping 150,000 MSME with Masterpass QR payment solution

02-20-2017 | 15:44:39
Mastercard commits to empowering over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya within 2017 by giving them access to Masterpass QR. The mobile driven, Person-to-Merchant payment solution will be introduced through various financial institutions and other partners in the market from February onwards

[Tanzania] Vodacom in new strategy to grow mobile money customer base

02-20-2017 | 15:40:27
Tanzania’s telecommunication company Vodacom is looking at growing retailers numbers in its mobile payment platform as it sets out to use its market influence to lead the charge towards a cashless society.

[South Africa] Comair expresses interest in Air Botswana

02-20-2017 | 15:39:35
South Africa's Comair will be submitting a proposal to the Botswana government concerning its privatization of Air Botswana, according to reports.

Zambian-Russian Intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in construction of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology

02-20-2017 | 11:36:00
During the recent visit of the Zambian delegation to Moscow, the Government of the Republic of Zambia and the Government of the Russian Federation signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the construction of the Center for Nuclear Sciences and Technology in Zambia.

MainOne partners Signal Alliance to Deliver Microsoft O365 for Nigerian Businesses

02-20-2017 | 11:30:00
MainOne and Signal Alliance have announced a partnership to provide Microsoft O365 to corporate subscribers in Nigeria with the best in-country professional support.

Africa market to benefit from ‘DEAL 2017’ in Dubai, the largest show in the amusement industry

02-20-2017 | 11:27:00
The region will witness the largest show in the amusement industry – DEAL 2017, to provide an effective platform for the stakeholders within the African entertainment and amusement sector.

[Nigeria] NNPC Records Massive Reduction in Pipeline Vandalism

02-20-2017 | 11:00:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) recorded a marked reduction in the cases of pipeline sabotage.

Kenya Airways set to fly to Victoria Falls Zimbabwe

02-20-2017 | 10:39:30
National carrier Kenya Airways has announced that it is set to fly directly to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe starting March 18 2017 as it seeks to tap into growing customer requests.

[Cameroon] Nexttel set to grow 4G users to 5 million in 2017

02-20-2017 | 10:37:18
With 3 million clients currently connected to its network, Nexttel is the third mobile operator in the country in terms of customer base, far behind MTN and Orange Cameroun

[Kenya] Soft drinks industry spends a fortune in advertising, study

02-20-2017 | 10:31:56
The soft drinks industry led advertisers by spending $41 million in local print, radio and television platforms last year.

[Nigeria] TerrraPay, MoneyTrans and Paga partner for easier cross-border remittances

02-20-2017 | 10:15:00
TerraPay has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria.

[South Africa] Saab Partners with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for Transfer of Technology

02-20-2017 | 10:00:00
Saab’s South African subsidiary Saab Grintek Defence and Hindustan Aeronautics Limited’s Avionics Division have signed a contract to deliver transfer of technology between South Africa and India.