News

Samsung appoints Tae Sun Lee new MD for East Africa

01-24-2022 | 12:55:00
Samsung Electronics has appointed Mr. Tae Sun Lee as the new East Africa Managing Director effective January 2022. He takes over from Mr. Seok Min Hong who has been at the helm of the company since September 2017.

South African Airways resumes flights to Durban

01-24-2022 | 12:54:54
South African Airways (SAA) is to resume flights to Durban with three times daily return service effective 4th March 2022.

[Nigeria] Shell powers talent pipeline with SAP Young Professionals Program

01-24-2022 | 12:43:00
The SAP Young Professionals Program is a two-to-three months enablement opportunity for recent university graduates that teaches technical and functional knowledge of key SAP technologies.

AfricaGoGreen Fund partners with Bboxx to support the rollout of renewable energy and clean cooking across Africa

01-24-2022 | 12:33:00
The AfricaGoGreen Fund (AGG), signed its second transaction, a $5.5 million medium-term senior secured loan with Bboxx, to expand access to clean energy and clean cooking across Africa.

GCC Services wins camp contract for Tilenga project upstream facilities in Uganda

01-24-2022 | 12:13:41
GCC Services, the integrated remote site services provider, has been selected by engineering and construction company McDermott, to provide camp services for the Tilenga project upstream facilities in the Lake Albert Basin of Uganda.

CDC exceeds its 2020 commitment to invest £2 billion in Africa

01-24-2022 | 11:59:00
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution announced it had exceeded its 2020 commitment to invest £2 billion in Africa over the last two years.

IFC extends financing to Guaranty Trust Bank to support small and medium-sized businesses in Kenya

01-24-2022 | 11:30:00
To help Kenyan businesses access more financing, including those with cash flows disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, IFC has extended a loan to Guaranty Trust Bank (Kenya) Ltd for on-lending to local businesses in the country.

MTN’s strategic priority to create shared value leads to material ESG re-rating

01-24-2022 | 11:25:00
MTN Group’s commitment to improve our environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance has led to a significant upgrade in the Group’s ESG rating by FTSE Russell, and the inclusion of MTN in the FTSE/JSE Responsible Investment Top 30 Index.

[Nigeria] Binance becomes official sponsor of Nigerian Idol season 7

01-24-2022 | 11:03:00
Blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider Binance has announced its sponsorship of the seventh season of Nigerian Idol, the Nigerian version of the popular music competition television series.

FAO partners with Finland to scale up technical innovation to monitor and manage forest resources in Africa

01-24-2022 | 10:58:01
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Finland signed an agreement to enhance the capacity of countries in forest resources and data management especially in Africa.
 
Features

[Column] Nick Durrant: Software development trends help improve the shopping experience

01-24-2022 | 14:32:04
To gain a competitive advantage and to exceed customer expectations, businesses need to discover the emerging trends in ecommerce and adopt current trending technologies in software.

[Column] Oluwole Babatope: CIO Insomnia: The Big Tech Wake

01-24-2022 | 12:35:00
These are the times when CIOs must show that IT is not a cost centre, but that it is integral to overall business strategy and increasing market competitiveness and business growth.

[Interview] BIBOUM Kléber, Founder and CEO, GO AFRICA Business Sarl, Cameroon

01-24-2022 | 12:20:00
BIBOUM Kléber is the current CEO and founder of GO AFRICA Business Sarl created in 2020, with a specialization in the development of the tourism industry in Cameroon.

[Column] Tejpal Bedi: Regulating digital lenders in Kenya: The benefits for consumers and industries

01-24-2022 | 10:58:23
Adhering to licencing and operating requirements as set out by regulators, a good lending entity embraces transparency and dedication towards its clients

[Column] Cathy Smith: What 2022 may hold for technology’s role in Africa

01-21-2022 | 13:10:00
With the world in flux due to the impact of the pandemic, the growing influence of digital technologies in every facet of our lives, and the increasingly visible impact of a changing climate, most business leaders are operating in an environment of rapid and near-constant change.

Tech startups key to Africa’s digital transformation but urgently need investment, report

01-20-2022 | 15:41:00
The World Economic Forum’s latest report, “Attracting Investment and Accelerating Adoption for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa” analyses the challenges Africa faces in joining the global knowledge-based digital economy.

[Column] Dr Tilahun Amede: Water management and technology can stave off worst effects of climate change

01-19-2022 | 15:36:32
Climate change, which is expressed in terms of drought, floods, and changing rainfall patterns and increased variability, is expected to hit sub-Saharan Africa most.

[Column] Nael Dabbagh: The regional healthcare sector must continue to be resilient to overcome new challenges

01-19-2022 | 15:30:56
The last two years have had a profound impact on economies, education, and healthcare systems around the world. As a result, countries, businesses, and individuals have been forced to adapt.

South African companies must overcome barriers to unlock the value of 5G and digital technologies, study

01-19-2022 | 09:27:00
A growing number of companies in South Africa are showing varying levels of adoption of innovative technologies such as cloud, edge computing, AI, and IoT, according to new research from Accenture and Microsoft.

[Column] Marilyn Moodley: Machine learning can solve some of Africa's biggest challenges

01-18-2022 | 15:24:41
From better healthcare access to improved food security, machine learning could tackle a wide range of challenges in developing countries.