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Heifer International, Sirolli Institute grow farming enterprises in Tanzania and Uganda

09-15-2017 | 14:06:00
Heifer International is working with the nonprofit Sirolli Institute to help farmers start or grow successful businesses.

Orange and Netflix ink major Africa content distribution agreement

09-15-2017 | 13:37:53
Orange and Netflix have renewed the agreement signed in 2014 for the distribution of Netflix for Orange TV customers in France, and have expanded their partnership to all countries in which the Orange Group is present.

TV5MONDE expands its distribution in Sub Saharan Africa with SES video

09-15-2017 | 12:52:07
TV5MONDE, one of the world's leading television networks, has signed a long-term distribution contract with SES to broadcast three major free-to-air channels to the French-speaking and Francophile public in sub-Saharan Africa.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers links TVET graduates with Industry to bridge skills gap

09-15-2017 | 09:48:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers in partnership with German Corporation for International Development have held a Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Job Fair as part of the organization’s goal to bridge the skills gap in the country.

Africa’s economic giants face increasing competition from upcoming Kenya and Ethiopia, index

09-15-2017 | 09:31:24
Africa economic giants stumble, as Ethiopia outperforms peers, Africa’s economic giants, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt, have been stumbling recently. Rising security risks and political instability in Egypt, economic downturn and militancy in Nigeria

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa

09-15-2017 | 09:04:45
YUP is a mobile money solution for accessing a full range of transactional and financial services even without a bank account.

First Quantum Minerals provides update on its Zambian operations

09-15-2017 | 08:54:43
First Quantum Minerals Ltd has updated details of its operations in the Kansanshi complex and Sentinel mine in Zambia

Humaniq launches financial inclusion use Case in Ghana

09-14-2017 | 13:05:00
Humaniq, the Blockchain for Good startup bringing banking to all, has announced the next phase in its roadmap as it launches the Ghana Use Case with a goal to onboard two thousand users and join the Humaniq community.

G Adventures and National Geographic Expeditions add Tanzania and Botswana wildlife parks to traveler’s bucket list

09-14-2017 | 11:03:00
National Geographic Expeditions and G Adventures through their joint travel line, National Geographic Journeys, have added Tanzania and Botswana wildlife parks as compelling destinations to watch.

UNDP bets on solar lanterns to light up Somali businesses and homes

09-14-2017 | 11:00:00
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has handed over 600 solar powered lanterns to Somalia’s Federal Ministry for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.

[Nigeria] FirstBank to disburse N15bn to private secondary and primary schools

09-14-2017 | 10:50:00
FirstBank has developed an array of products and solutions targeted at enabling schools acquire attractive educational facilities to support their business whilst empowering parents and guardians to seamlessly send their wards back to school.

AB Minerals Corp. meets with AMGC in Dar es Salam, Tanzania

09-14-2017 | 10:28:00
AB Minerals, at the invitation of African Minerals & Geosciences Centre Director General, Ibrahim Shaddad, made a presentation to the Board of Directors on the proposed Joint Venture Coltan Processing plant project.

Nigeria oil refineries undergo revamp as NNPC moves to meet 2019 Target

09-14-2017 | 10:05:00
In line with the Presidential mandate of rehabilitating the nation’s three refineries, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has inaugurated eight committees charged with returning the refineries to their nameplate capacities by the year 2019.

[South Africa] Ascendis earnings up 92% on international growth and acquisitions

09-14-2017 | 09:58:49
Ascendis Health has reported strong growth in normalised headline earnings of 92% to R645 million for the year to June 2017 as the group significantly increased international sales following the completion of three acquisitions in Europe during the year.

Asseco SEE announces deployment of its leasing software in Egypt

09-14-2017 | 09:45:24
Asseco SEE, part of Asseco Group, 6th largest software vendor in Europe, has announced the first phase of the deployment of its leasing software solution LeaseFlex at Global Leasing Company, a pioneer in leasing solutions in Egypt.

Multilateral development banks increase financing to tackle climate challenge

09-14-2017 | 09:00:51
The world’s six largest multilateral developments banks (MDBs) continued to make a strong contribution to the global climate challenge in 2016,

GE signs $25 million partner agreement with HP Enterprise for digital solutions in Africa

09-14-2017 | 08:08:00
General Electric has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to Africa, Middle East and Turkey.

Guinea and DR Congo join Africa50

09-14-2017 | 08:06:00
Pan-African infrastructure investment platform Africa50, has welcomed Guinea and the Democratic Republic of Congo as its latest members.

[Cameroon] Actis and Genesis Group unveil premier cinema in Douala

09-14-2017 | 08:04:00
Actis, a leading growth markets investor, and Genesis Group have signed an agreement to bring the premier cinema to Douala in Cameroon.

Ecobank deploys Radware’s attack mitigation solution to protect its infrastructure

09-13-2017 | 14:00:00
Pan African financial service provider has picked cyber security and applications delivery solutions company Radware® to protect its infrastructure from cyber-attacks with Radware’s Hybrid Attack Mitigation Solution,