News

Gabon launches technical training hub to revolutionize skills for economic diversification

04-16-2021 | 14:52:00
The Centre is equipped with high-tech teaching equipment with a capacity to accommodate 1,000 learners who will study in the fields of mechanical engineering and maintenance of agricultural construction machinery.

[Egypt] Central Bank partners with NTRA to digitize pension scheme

04-16-2021 | 14:47:49
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has announced signing a cooperation agreement with the National Telecommunication Regularity Authority (NTRA) to help pensioners obtain their financial dues and proceed ahead with any banking transaction swiftly and easily.

Apple launches $200 million Restore Fund to accelerate natural solutions to climate change

04-16-2021 | 14:45:29
Launched with Conservation International and Goldman Sachs, Apple’s $200 million fund aims to remove at least 1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually from the atmosphere.

Proparco, BICIS partner to support Senegalese VSEs and SMEs

04-16-2021 | 13:20:00
Proparco, a Development Finance Institution partly owned by the French Development Agency (AFD), granted a new portfolio guarantee to BICIS, to offer loans that are 80% guaranteed by AFD Group to Senegalese VSEs and SMEs.

South African Reserve Bank imposes administrative sanctions on Discovery Life

04-16-2021 | 11:42:18
The South African Reserve Bank (SARB), imposed administrative sanctions on Discovery Life and directed the life insurer to take remedial actions.

GCR upgrades Nigerian Breweries national scale long-term Issuer rating to AA+ with a Stable Outlook

04-16-2021 | 11:33:23
GCR Ratings (GCR) has upgraded the national scale long term and short term Issuer ratings of Nigerian Breweries (NB), to AA+(NG) and A1+(NG), respectively, from AA(NG) and A1+(NG), with the Outlook accorded as Stable.

Esri partner QSIT implements AI solution for Egyptian agriculture sector

04-16-2021 | 10:39:00
Esri , the global leader in location intelligence, announced the Egyptian partner Quality Standards for Information Technology (QSIT), has successfully implemented the Crop Mapping and Field Boundary Detection solution.

Dangote Fertilizer to train farmers in the South East

04-16-2021 | 10:21:01
Good times are ahead for farmers in the South-East geopolitical zone as Dangote Fertilizer has promised to train them on better ways of farming to obtain bumper yields…

FAO and the African Union Commission launch a guide to help countries enter Africa's new single market

04-16-2021 | 10:04:37
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union Commission's Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Development (AUC-DARBE) have launched a guide to boosting intra-African agricultural trade under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.

NAS launches ground handling operations in Democratic Republic of Congo

04-16-2021 | 09:18:48
National Aviation Services (NAS), the aviation services provider in emerging markets, announced the launch of its operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
 
Features

[Interview] Nick Treurnicht, Customer Engineer for Google Workspace, DigiCloud Africa, South Africa

04-17-2021 | 12:46:00
Nick Treurnicht is the Customer Engineer for Google Workspace at DigiCloud Africa, Africa's Google Cloud Brokerage, specialising in Google Cloud products - including Google Cloud Platform, G Suite, Google Maps and Chrome.

[Column] Richard Rattue: How technology has shaped financial services

04-16-2021 | 10:36:34
We can only expect technological capabilities to increase exponentially and for more competition to come onto the market via robo-advice offerings to more application-based options for younger investors.

[Column] Sangji Lee: The case for a green economy

04-16-2021 | 10:31:34
As countries develop revised national climate pledges, known as Nationally Determined Contributions, they’re doing so in the context of multiple historic crises: climate change, rising inequality, and the health and economic impacts of COVID-19.

[Column] Wayne Miller: The role of the pandemic in transforming healthcare

04-16-2021 | 10:28:23
Despite the many challenges of 2020, healthcare organisations have gained considerable insights and experience that will transform the sector well into the future.

Eastern and Southern Africa's vast renewables potential offers route to sustainable growth, IRENA

04-16-2021 | 09:04:00
Eastern and Southern Africa are vast, geographically diverse regions with rapidly growing populations and rising demands for energy. According to master plans for the two regional power pools, electricity demand is set to grow.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Twitter Opens First African Office in Ghana to Tap Fast-Growing Market

04-15-2021 | 13:46:00
Twitter announced that it's finally coming to Africa. The microblogging site announced on Monday that it was opening a new office in Ghana, which it said was in line with its growth strategy.

[Column] Verner Ayukegba: New leadership and energy sector restructuring will boost investments into Niger

04-14-2021 | 09:49:05
It will enable Niger’s daily crude production to rise from currently 20,000 barrels to 110,000 barrels per day, making Niger a key gateway to the much-touted resource rich but largely unexplored Sahel region.

[Column] Ryan Mer: Staying ahead of cybercrime is a business imperative

04-14-2021 | 09:46:29
Cyber security is almost always a people problem first. While the amount of business transactions taking place online is constantly growing and working from home is now commonplace, business controls have not kept pace with digital transformation.

[Column] Apollos Nwafor: How Africa can rebuild through agriculture

04-14-2021 | 06:40:13
The COVID-19 pandemic has created massive disruption in agri-food systems around the world. It has compounded the food security situation globally.

African Energy developments demand sustained investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

04-13-2021 | 14:32:00
In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments, in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships, that have advanced the sustainable development of its natural resources.