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Kwabena Ayirebi appointed Director of Banking Operations at Africa Export Import Bank

09-20-2017 | 16:09:06
The African Export-Import Bank has appointed Kwabena Ayirebi, as Director, Banking Operations.

Digital business has changed mindset for over three quarters of CIOs in Africa, Gartner survey

09-20-2017 | 13:54:00
Digital business has created a change-ready mindset for 77 percent of CIO survey respondents in Africa, according to Gartner, Inc.'s annual CIO survey.

Zambia awards Kapsch TrafficCom concession contract to improve road safety and traffic management

09-20-2017 | 13:48:36
Kapsch TrafficCom’s joint venture with Zambian Lamise Trading Limited has been awarded a nation-wide concession contract by the Zambian Government .

New case study details how to deploy successful agency banking in Africa

09-20-2017 | 10:39:00
FINCA International, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, has released a case study to highlight FINCA's journey in deploying agency banking in Africa over the past four years.

South Africa and the United Kingdom recommit to enhance trade post Brexit

09-20-2017 | 10:32:09
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox in Pretoria.

AfDB, Brazil to groom African youth in cassava processing

09-20-2017 | 08:40:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI) have launched the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP) − an initiative that aims to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer

African Union member states endorse draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission to boost cinema industry

09-20-2017 | 08:36:00
Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC).

Astria Learning and the African Council for Distance Education collaborate to improve distance learning in Africa

09-20-2017 | 08:32:56
Astria Learning, involved in developing technology that makes education accessible to everyone, is sponsoring the 2017 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) board meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.

Dangote Industries enlists pubic support in tracking contraband goods in its trucks

09-20-2017 | 08:26:00
The Management of Dangote Industries Limited has launched a passionate appeal to members of the public to assist in monitoring both the recklessness and the illegal haulage of contraband goods by some of its truck drivers.

African Trade Insurance Agency launches in Côte d'Ivoire, targets support of $2 billion of investments and trade

09-19-2017 | 12:50:00
Côte d'Ivoire has become the latest member of the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI).

[South Sudan] UNIDO and Japan unveil small scale business development project in Juba

09-19-2017 | 12:46:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan’s “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan

Dangote Foundation, GBCHealth, join forces to build Coalition on Health

09-19-2017 | 12:29:00
Dangote Foundation and GBCHealth have joined forces to forge a new model of partnership, African Business Coalition on Health (GBCHealth) in Africa.

Olam invests $150m to boost its Nigeria food business

09-19-2017 | 12:21:44
Olam International Ltd. invested $150 million in animal-feed mills and poultry farms in Nigeria as it seeks to boost its agribusiness venture in Africa’s biggest food market by population.

[South Africa] Rand Merchant Investment’s AlphaCode makes fourth investment: Luno, international bitcoin platform

09-19-2017 | 11:07:00
Luno today announced its expansion into 35 new markets across Europe, and R120 million Series B funding round, led by London-based Balderton Capital, one of Europe’s leading venture capital firms.

[Ghana] 25 banks still below 50% of new capital requirement

09-19-2017 | 10:52:00
Over 25 banks in the country will have to race against time to meet the new capital requirement announced by the Bank of Ghana (BoG) as their current capital is less than 50 percent of the 400 million cedis quoted by the central bank.

Infinix seeks smartphone deal with Telecom Egypt

09-19-2017 | 10:37:00
Infinix is about to sign an agreement with Telecom Egypt to supply the company with smartphones. Infinix business development manager Ahmed Wagih said negotiations are at an advanced stage.

[Tanzania] Russell IPM's Bio Rational Program tames fall army worm damage to less than 5 per cent

09-19-2017 | 10:34:00
Russell IPM's bio-rational program proved to manage fall army worm (Spodoptera frugiperda) in Tanzania successfully, reducing damage in winter maize to less than 5 per cent.

[South Africa] Solafrica Energy pilots new energy storage system to boost capacity of national grid

09-19-2017 | 10:30:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system

[Nigeria] NCAA certifies that Lagos Airport meets international aviation standards

09-19-2017 | 10:27:49
The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority has certified the nation's busiest airport, Murtala Muahmmed International Airport, for meeting global safety and security standards as prescribed by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO).

[South Africa] Discovery bets on Shared Value Insurance to make 10 million people healthier by 2018

09-19-2017 | 07:50:00
South African financial services group Discovery has outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model.