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[South Sudan] Small businesses to build resilience with UNIDO, Japan project

07-14-2017 | 08:06:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities.

ECOWAS fetes West African companies championing quality

07-14-2017 | 08:04:00
More than 20 awards were presented have been recognized during the first edition of the ECOWAS Quality Award, to companies, personalities and institutions, for their contribution to the promotion of quality in West Africa.

Spam calls take a toll on African businesses, Truecaller’s report

07-14-2017 | 08:00:00
African businesses Annoying and unwanted spam calls are on the rise around the globe, with Truecaller's Truecaller Insights: Top 20 Countries Affected by Spam Calls in 2017 report

Sub-Saharan Africa to surpass half a billion mobile subscribers by end of decade - GSMA study

07-13-2017 | 12:23:00
More than half a billion people across Sub-Saharan Africa will be subscribed to a mobile service by the end of a decade, according to a new GSMA study.

BizVibe introduces platform to better connect global buyers with suppliers of African fabric

07-13-2017 | 12:13:45
BizVibe, a smart b2b networking platform for global b2b buyers and suppliers, has announced the next generation of its b2b networking platform for Africa’s textiles industry.

Aliko Dangote invests $4.6b in Nigeria Agriculture

07-13-2017 | 12:12:42
Dangote Group, controlled by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, plans to invest $3.8 billion in sugar and rice and $800 million in dairy production.

Etihad Airways increases frequency to Egypt and Nigeria

07-13-2017 | 11:46:00
Etihad Airways is adding year-round flights between its Abu Dhabi hub and both Cairo and Lagos later this year, to cater for growing demand to and from the United Arab Emirates.

African Development Bank Group approves historic agreement with European Commission

07-13-2017 | 10:58:40
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a historic framework agreement known as the Pillar Assessed Grant or Delegation Agreement (PAGODA) between the Bank group and the European Commission.

Sub-Saharan Africa Driving Global Market for Mobile Money - GSMA report

07-13-2017 | 10:44:00
Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than half of all mobile money deployments worldwide and is pioneering a range of new mobile money use cases, according to new GSMA data.

Afreximbank appoints Ibrahim Sagna Director for Advisory and Capital Markets

07-13-2017 | 10:31:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has announced the appointment of Ibrahim Sagna as Director of its Advisory and Capital Markets (ACMA) Department.

[Nigeria] GTBank remodels Yaba Library

07-13-2017 | 10:22:00
Guaranty Trust Bank has transformed the old Herbert Macaulay Library, Yaba, into a state of the art learning and recreation facility.

Microsoft’s data centre investment to boost South Africa cloud adoption

07-13-2017 | 10:04:07
Microsoft’s announcement that it plans to build hyperscale datacentres in Cape Town and Johannesburg to deliver a range of cloud services is set to give a massive boost to enterprise adoption of infrastructure-as-a-service.

South Africa signs tripartite free trade agreement

07-13-2017 | 09:32:00
The signing of the tripartite free trade area agreement by South Africa in Kampala has injected fresh momentum into the tripartite negotiations to create a free trade area covering half of Africa.

Case IH enters Nigerian tractor market through partnership with Dizengoff

07-13-2017 | 09:28:00
Case IH has entered the Nigerian market by unveiling tractors that will be sold and serviced by its exclusive distributor and after-sales service supplier, Dizengoff Nigeria.

Bayer and Fair Planet extend collaboration to improve access to high quality vegetable seeds in Ethiopia

07-13-2017 | 07:18:00
Bayer has said it will continue its collaboration with the non-profit organization Fair Planet in the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for another four years.

European Union injects $11 million into Liberia budget

07-13-2017 | 07:15:00
The Government of Liberia has received a grant of $11.2 million from the European Union (EU).

Switzerland and Ghana launch 2017–2020 cooperation strategy

07-13-2017 | 06:26:44
Switzerland and Ghana have recognized the quality of their bilateral relations during the visit of Swiss Confederation president Doris Leuthard to Ghana.

AfDB, Islamic Development Bank sign $ 2 billion deal to fund energy, SMEs, human development programs

07-12-2017 | 14:30:28
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen partnership at country level.

Air Seychelles introduces modern passenger handling technology at Home Airport

07-12-2017 | 14:03:24
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, will be introducing SITA’s state-of-the-art common-use passenger processing systems (CUPPS) at Seychelles International Airport.

Gallagher Fencing expands operations to Tatu City Kenya

07-12-2017 | 12:04:00
One of New Zealand's longest-running pioneering businesses, Gallagher Power Fence Systems Limited, has announced plans to expand operations in Kenya at Tatu City.