News

[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification

09-18-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

09-18-2018 | 13:58:52
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.

Trade Mark East Africa, COMESA open new chapter of cooperation

09-18-2018 | 12:41:50
Trade Mark East Africa, TMEA, and COMESA have opened a new chapter of cooperation on regional integration programmes following a high-level meeting between the parties, held in Lusaka.

Clarke Energy to supply gas engines for Algeria mosque plant

09-18-2018 | 12:34:00
Distributed Power business has announced that U.K.-based Clarke Energy has been selected to supply four of GE’s J320 Jenbacher gas engines for a trigeneration plant that will provide the mosque with reliable, efficient and lower-carbon power, heating and cooling.

Afreximbank closes $150m Korea-focused club facility

09-18-2018 | 09:24:00
The African Export-Import Bank has closed a Korea-focused $150 million club facility which has Shinhan Bank as coordinator and lender.

Egypt’s software piracy drop, legal reforms boost foreign investment

09-18-2018 | 09:02:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.

Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

09-18-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.

Angola Airlines and Portuguese TAP to increase weekly flights

09-18-2018 | 08:20:00
TAAG Angola airline and Portuguese TAP are preparing to increase weekly flights between Luanda and Lisbon, based on an agreement on air transport agreement between Angola and Portugal.

Aurecon appoints Graça Sim-Sim country manager for Rwanda

09-18-2018 | 08:20:00
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.

[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project

09-18-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.
 
Features

[Interview] Peter Stenslunde, Exec. Director, Wirecard, South Africa

09-17-2018 | 11:52:00
Peter Stenslunde, Executive Director of Wirecard South Africa, talks to Africa Business Communities about the state of this financial commerce digital platform, its set up in Germany, growth, expansion and future plans.

[Column] Five roots to Central Africa’s industrialization

09-17-2018 | 11:36:20
Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000’s.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Workforce experiences and telcos success

09-14-2018 | 11:40:09
Since GSM was first demonstrated in Cape Town in 1993 and the first GSM networks launched the next year, the telco industry has fundamentally transformed every country on the African continent.

[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population

09-14-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.

[South Africa Business Week] ADvTECH acquires Monash South Africa

09-13-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH hass announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.

[Africa Tech Week] E-Learning transforming Africa’s education

09-13-2018 | 13:29:56
Unlike, the traditional chalk and board method which most of us went through during our early days in school, e-learning makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.

[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya

09-13-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.

[Column] Ousmane Badiane: Trade is essential for Africa’s prosperity

09-13-2018 | 11:22:19
As African economies continues to develop, trade plays a vital role in raising living standards and improving the lives of their citizens.

[Column] Guido Verweij: Technologies transforming travel experience

09-13-2018 | 09:07:00
These technologies are powering the travel industry to offer more than just a trip. We call this evolution in travel retail ‘Distribution 4.0’ - the travel industry’s implementation of the fourth industrial revolution.

[Column] Harish Chib: Preventing your network from becoming a Botnet

09-13-2018 | 07:51:00
Botnets are large volumes of distributed networked computers and devices that have been taken over by a cybercriminal.