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Deskera expands Africa presence, launches channel partner program in the region

04-10-2017 | 14:29:00
Deskera, a global provider of cloud-based software solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market. It has launched a channel partner program to bring MEA enterprises, the most effective business software to serve their customers.

Nigeria real estate sector to record 5.39 percent growth

04-10-2017 | 13:27:00
Notwithstanding the negative growth recorded in 2016, the real estate sector is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.39 per cent between 2017-2020.

Nigeria real estate sector to record 5.39 percent growth

04-10-2017 | 12:32:00
Notwithstanding the negative growth recorded in 2016, the real estate sector is expected to grow at an average rate of 5.39 per cent between 2017-2020.

[Nigeria] Zenith Bank begins *966# Easybanking customer with airtime giveaway

04-10-2017 | 11:57:39
Following the success of the campaign to reward its customers last year, Zenith Bank Plc has returned with another *966# Eazybanking airtime giveaway for the Easter season.

[Nigeria] Abuja Airport Runway 75% Completed - Aviation Minister

04-10-2017 | 11:02:43
Two weeks to the opening of the Abuja airport runway to traffic, the Minister of State, Aviation Sen. Sirika Hadi Sirika, has said the runway is 75 percent completed.

Africa is playing infrastructure catch up - Michele McCann

04-10-2017 | 10:43:00
The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco.

Kwesé TV partners wih MTN Ghana to expand mobile offering

04-10-2017 | 10:32:10
Econet Media’s Kwesé TV and MTN Ghana have announced that the two will be entering into a partnership. The partnership will see Kwesé TV facilitate the delivery of video content to MTN’s mobile customers.

Marriott International opens first property in Kenya

04-10-2017 | 10:20:00
Marriott International, Inc. has announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is strategically located in the upmarket suburb, close to the city center

[Nigeria] UK Supreme Court Grants Reprieve to NNPC over $100m Bank Guarantee

04-10-2017 | 10:11:00
The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom in a unanimous judgment has granted a reprieve to Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, over a $100million Bank guarantee in a case involving the Corporation and a service company, IPCO (Nigeria) Limited.

General Electric, Kenya Airways, Boeing donate high tech aviation training devices to Technical University of Kenya

04-10-2017 | 10:01:00
Aerospace and Aviation Engineering programme students at Technical University of Kenya (TUK) can now afford hands-on training on a high-tech CF6-80A2 aircraft engine that powers Airbus A310 and Boeing 767.

New research explores options for solving Ghana’s power generation crisis

04-10-2017 | 09:52:42
With economic expansion and a booming population, the demand for energy in Ghana is far higher than current capacity. Now a new report from engineering experts at Brunel University London and the University of Education, Winneba, could shape conversation on the cheapest and greenest energy solutions for the decades ahead.

New research explores options for solving Ghana’s power generation crisis

04-10-2017 | 09:48:52
With economic expansion and a booming population, the demand for energy in Ghana is far higher than current capacity. Now a new report from engineering experts at Brunel University London and the University of Education, Winneba, could shape conversation on the cheapest and greenest energy solutions for the decades ahead.

Kenya to merge functions of key financial regulatory bodies

04-10-2017 | 07:56:18
The Kenyan cabinet has approved the draft Financial Services Authority Bill 2016 which will merge the functions of four financial regulatory bodies.

Benin’s economic and financial reform program receives $151 million boost from IMF

04-10-2017 | 07:41:23
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved a three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) for Benin for an amount of $ 151.03 million, or 90 percent of Benin’s quota to support the country’s economic and financial reform program.

Cross border trade between EAC member states and DR Congo eased with new agreement

04-10-2017 | 07:34:23
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate projects that will improve cross border trade and enhance trade links between the country and East Africa Community member states.

80 Moroccan companies break ground in Rwanda at the Africa Business Connect 2017

04-07-2017 | 16:27:01
Over 500 high-level delegates from Morocco and Rwanda gathered in Rwanda for the African Business Connect 2017 which has seen the signing of key agreements including between the National Federation of Electricity and Renewable energy and private developers within the renewable energy sector in Rwanda.

Kenya and Seychelles agree to collaborate on fisheries, aviation and maritime security

04-07-2017 | 16:18:09
Kenya and Seychelles have agreed to collaborate in areas of fisheries, livestock, marine security and aviation among others following Seychelles President Danny Faure visit to Kenya.

[Egypt] Government mulls setting up integrated databases for Egyptian expatriates

04-07-2017 | 16:10:27
Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady has held talks with his Immigration and Egyptian Expatriate Affairs counterpart Nabila Makram, on the significance of using and integrating ICTs to serve Egypt's nationals abroad.

Kenya set to establish Nairobi Metropolitan Area Transport Authority to end traffic jam

04-07-2017 | 13:35:00
The Kenyan cabinet has approved the creation of the Nairobi Metropolitan AreaTransport Authority, key to removing the capital’s traffic gridlock and unlocking its vast economic potential.

Africa telecom and finance leaders assess accelerating digital investment opportunities

04-07-2017 | 13:26:44
Leaders from Africa's biggest telecom investment companies including MTN, Orange, Helios Towers, American Tower, Eaton Towers, Google, Microsoft, Liquid Telecom and SEACOM are meeting with investment bankers,