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Amir Barsoum joins Endeavor Egypt Board of Directors

07-12-2017 | 12:00:00
Endeavor Entrepreneur Amir Barsoum, co-founder and CEO of Vezeeta, has joined Endeavor Egypt’s Board of Directors

Impact of taxation on mobile connectivity in Sub Saharan Africa highlighted in new GSMA report

07-12-2017 | 09:31:00
The GSMA has announced findings from its latest report, ‘Taxing Mobile Connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa: A review of mobile sector taxation and its impact on digital inclusion’.

TradeMark East Africa and IOM enter agreement to enable faster movement of migrants at East Africa border posts

07-12-2017 | 09:28:00
TradeMark East Africa and the International Organization for Migration have entered into a partnership agreement that will facilitate faster clearance of migrants at border posts.

Xpress Money and TerraPay partner to enable real time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa

07-12-2017 | 07:35:00
Xpress Money, one of the world's most dependable money transfer brands has partnered with TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch, to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa.

AfDB to finance construction of 32 megawatts solar power plant in N’Djamena, Chad

07-12-2017 | 07:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) is to fund the construction of a 32 megawatts solar plant to be constructed in N’Djamena, the Chadian capital.

Court declines to stop East African Community member states from signing Economic Partnership Agreement

07-12-2017 | 07:32:00
The East African Court of Justice has declined to grant orders to stop East African Community Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same.

Race for cloud services is transforming African data center market, Xalam Analytics

07-12-2017 | 07:30:00
The rapid adoption of cloud services and digital applications is transforming the African data center colocation business into one of the hottest growth segments in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics.

Actis launches Honoris United Universities, the first pan-African private higher education network

07-11-2017 | 15:54:05
Actis , a leading investor in growth markets, announced today a major pan-African higher education initiative - Honoris United Universities.

Sierra Leonean Science Graduate Partners with London Restaurateur to Launch New African Supper Club

07-11-2017 | 12:44:39
Growing up in Sierra Leone and emigrating to England in her youth, Sylvia Browne has always enjoyed the West African cuisine and culture of her homeland.

International Container Terminal Services and Dredging International partner to deepen Congo River

07-11-2017 | 12:38:18
International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) and the leading dredging contractor Dredging International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to co-operate in the further deepening of the Congo River.

Huawei partners with WorldRemit to accelerate growth of low cost mobile-to-mobile money transfers to Africa

07-11-2017 | 12:24:27
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit and Huawei have announced a partnership making WorldRemit’s international money transfer service available to all partners of Huawei’s mobile money service platform across Africa.

Senate approves NYSC for Nigeria Open University graduates

07-11-2017 | 11:09:52
The Senate of Nigeria has approved the National Youth Service Corps scheme for graduates of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).

[Nigeria] Erin Energy Drilling and Production Update - Oyo-9 expected to increase production by 6-7bpd

07-11-2017 | 10:26:00
Erin Energy Corporation provided an update today on its drilling operations that are expected to double production for the Company and also updated its plans for drilling one of its prime exploration prospects.

SNC-Lavalin completes transformative acquisition of WS Atkins

07-11-2017 | 10:13:48
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of WS Atkins plc one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management.

World Bank and FAO sign $6m agreement to support Mozambique towards sustainable forests

07-11-2017 | 10:09:23
Today, the World Bank and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) signed the $6 million agreement to support the Government of Mozambique in its efforts to strengthen the sustainable management of its forest sector

[Kenya] Safaricom goes for photo IDs to curb M-Pesa fraud

07-11-2017 | 09:58:00
Telecoms operator Safaricom’s mobile money agents will soon start using photos to identify those withdrawing or depositing money on the popular M-Pesa platform in a new push to curb fraud.

Zapper and Alipay partner to improve online shopping experience in South Africa

07-11-2017 | 09:45:00
Zapper has partnered with Alipay, a mobile and online payments platform to give active Alipay users from around the world who visit South Africa the opportunity to pay at more Zapper-affiliated merchants with Alipay.

[Zambia] Over 61,000 farmers to benefit from $22.2 million from IFAD to boost food security

07-11-2017 | 07:38:00
More than 61,000 smallholder farmers will benefit from a financial agreement signed between the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and Zambia.

3T Solutions Consulting releases cybersecurity research study for West Africa

07-11-2017 | 07:32:06
3T Solutions Consulting has released its 2017 cybersecurity research study for West Africa.

Angola Cables breaks ground for its Brazilian data centre

07-11-2017 | 07:27:32
Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables has announced that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil.