News

Chinese investments in Nigerian oil hit $16b

08-22-2019 | 09:46:28
Chinese investments in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria have reached US$16 billion, according to a senior NNPC official, but the industry needs even more to advance its production growth agenda.

Innovative leasing deals boost Kenya’s office market, Broll Property

08-22-2019 | 09:43:00
A creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market, according to Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report.

[Kenya] Safaricom sustains close to a million jobs in one year

08-22-2019 | 09:27:28
Safaricom has recorded a nine per cent increase in the number of jobs sustained in the last financial year, both directly and indirectly, to 979,000.

South Africa sets up National Committee for new African trade agreement action plans

08-22-2019 | 09:20:00
South African Minister for Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel set up a National Committee, comprising business, labour and government, to develop action plans around the new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Lycamobile enters South Africa in partnership with Cell C

08-22-2019 | 09:05:00
Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has partnered with Cell C to start rolling out its services in South Africa.

KEPSA and TradeMark East Africa ink $1.5 million deal to expand trade and investment for Kenyan businesses

08-22-2019 | 09:00:00
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a US$ 1,500,000 financing agreement.

[South Africa] OUTvest and OUTsurance Life partner to build tax efficient endowment

08-22-2019 | 08:37:48
OUTvest, the pioneering digital investment service that sits within OUTsurance Holdings, is enabling South Africans to go beyond goals-based saving and to invest in a five-year endowment through a fixed deposit at a fixed rate, underwritten by OUTsurance Life.

Nestlé, University of Ghana enter agreement for youth development

08-22-2019 | 08:25:00
Nestlé and the University of Ghana have signed a two-year renewable agreement to offer students practical learning opportunities to enhance their skills in the area of nutrition, science and technology.

South Africa and Tunisia commit to strengthen economic ties

08-22-2019 | 07:56:10
The South African Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs have committed to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries in order to increase trade and investment.

Airborne Oil & Gas awarded TCP contract with Addax in West Africa

08-22-2019 | 07:10:03
Airborne Oil & Gas has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm delivering two gas lift jumpers in West Africa.
 
Features

[Column] Olagoke Aluko: Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) regulations lead the way in reshaping consumer behaviour and industry in Kenya

08-22-2019 | 08:26:00
Kenya has paid a heavy price in lives lost for its slow uptake of LPG as a cooking fuel.

[Column] Kathryn-Leigh Storm: Globalstar eliminates blind spots for business

08-22-2019 | 07:53:00
It’s ubiquity and capability allowing for organisations across multiple industries to communicate over vast distances and gain critical visibility into rural and remote locations.

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Between extortion and the sanctity of Petroleum contracts in Nigeria, DRC and Senegal

08-21-2019 | 09:22:00
Last week, a UK commercial court gave reason to a claim by engineering company P&ID, which demands over USD$9 billion from the Nigerian government over a failed gas deal.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so

08-21-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.

[Column] Judy Njino: Strengthen partnerships to meet the SDGs

08-20-2019 | 13:17:00
What do the Sustainable Development Goals aim to achieve? The world is ten years away from the deadline for achieving the 2030 Agenda.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Reigniting international investment flows

08-16-2019 | 13:51:16
International investment flows have been weak for a decade. Last year, global foreign direct investment fell again, by 13%, the third consecutive decline.

[Column] Mervyn George: Remote working is the future. Are South Africa enterprises ready?

08-16-2019 | 13:48:40
As the Experience Economy gathers pace, organizations will place increasing focus on engineering the best experiences not only for its customers and partners but its workforce.

[Africa Tech Week] Facebook is targeting African fake news in local languages

08-15-2019 | 13:13:34
Facebook's third-party fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review.

[Column] Bob Koigi: New age farming is the answer to Africa’s growing food demand

08-15-2019 | 12:03:00
The unprecedented population boom in Africa, the highest world over, continues to put more pressure on food producers as they grapple with having more mouths to feed.

[Column] Bernard Ford: The new revolution every business should talk about

08-15-2019 | 07:29:00
Just as telephones and cars changed how we work and play, 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) is ushering in a new age that shouldn’t be ignored.