News

World Bank provides $100m to accelerate digital transformation in Niger

07-09-2020 | 13:43:00
The World Bank approved a $100 million International Development Association which includes $50 million credit and $50 million grant to help Niger implement an ambitious program to use digital infrastructure.

Catalyst Fund announces seventh cohort of inclusive fintech startups

07-09-2020 | 13:33:00
Catalyst Fund, the global inclusive fintech accelerator, has announced that six new fintech startups, from Nigeria, South Africa, Mexico and India are joining its existing portfolio of 31 companies.

MIGA and TDB increase financing for trade in Eastern and Southern Africa

07-09-2020 | 12:29:00
MIGA, a member of the World Bank Group, has issued a guarantee of EUR 359 million for up to ten years for a loan provided to the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.

[Nigeria] Mammoet completes heavy lifting and transport scope for the world's largest single train petroleum refinery

07-09-2020 | 12:25:00
With the final 1,240 tonnes propylene mounded bullet installed at Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical complex in Nigeria, Mammoet is demobilizing equipment it has deployed there.

UNHCR, WFP warn refugees in Africa face hunger and malnutrition as COVID-19 worsens food shortages

07-09-2020 | 11:31:00
UNHCR and the World Food Programme are warning that severe underfunding, conflict and disasters, as well as supply chain challenges, rising food prices and loss of income due to COVID19 threaten to leave refugees across Africa without food.

Orange Egypt tops list of mobile operators in data services across the country

07-09-2020 | 09:33:00
Orange Egypt, provider of integrated telecommunications services has been ranked the first in the speed of data services for almost a year since the inception of issuing the NTRA’s monthly report on the quality of communications network services.

African Union launches Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

07-09-2020 | 08:46:00
The African Union Commission has launched the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) Consortium for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial (CONCVACT).

New Ericsson software makes shift to Standalone 5G easier

07-09-2020 | 08:14:00
Communications service providers can now tap the full potential of 5G New Radio (NR) technology with the commercial availability of Ericsson Standalone 5G NR software for 5G mid- and low bands.

The OPEC Fund boosts transport infrastructure, trade prospects in Mali

07-09-2020 | 07:55:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $20 million loan agreement with the Republic of Mali to finance a road project that will improve links to economic centers and social amenities.

The OPEC Fund finances job creation, boosts self-employment in Egypt

07-09-2020 | 07:33:00
The OPEC Fund for International Development (the OPEC Fund) signed a $95 million loan agreement with Egypt to help create thousands of job opportunities and boost self-employment in the North African country.
 
Features

African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania, report

07-08-2020 | 08:12:00
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.

[Column] Akesh Lalla: Yes, there’s disruption but also, opportunity

07-07-2020 | 09:38:00
I hear this a lot, “We are in unprecedented times.” Actually, to borrow from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, we are not. We have been through tough business situations like this before.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Guarding against identity theft in times of increased online fraud

07-07-2020 | 07:07:00
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.

[Column] Caleb Onyango: Managing our wellbeing in these trying times

07-06-2020 | 08:15:00
Psychologically, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our emotions, our thought processes and ultimately our behavior.

[Column] Paulo de Matos: A four-step approach to building business continuity in uncertainty

07-03-2020 | 07:10:00
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

[Column] Ntombi Mphokane: What will it take to tackle the global skills crisis?

07-03-2020 | 06:44:02
If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, then business across the globe could be facing a reskilling emergency.

[Column] Maria Helena Semedo: We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

07-02-2020 | 07:34:09
The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises.

[Column] Siyabonga Mbanjwa: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa in a more accessible and reliable way

07-02-2020 | 07:31:57
The global Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections.

[Column] Dr. Kevin Kariuki: The journey to electrifying Africa

07-01-2020 | 14:26:58
Five years into the African Development Bank’s ambitious New Deal on Energy for Africa, the Bank’s investments are set to provide electricity access to around 13 million people.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: Of Covid-19 and digital divide in Africa

07-01-2020 | 09:42:53
The IDC market outlook for Africa underscores the value of connectivity, the importance of ICT and the need to be more prepared when it comes to digital.