News

Kenya launches green bonds market in product diversification plan

02-20-2019 | 09:00:00
As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.

NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East

02-20-2019 | 07:52:52
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.

Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019

02-20-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.

IFAD, Egypt sign $81 million deal to promote resilience in desert environments

02-20-2019 | 06:52:00
IFAD and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate.

Libya government partners with World Bank to accelerate economic recovery

02-20-2019 | 06:49:00
The World Bank Group has announced a new strategy of support for Libya focused on restoring key services to citizens and promoting economic recovery as a critical contribution to the ongoing peace process.

Protiviti grows global foothold with new South Africa partnership

02-20-2019 | 06:46:02
To further address the needs of its clients, global consulting firm Protiviti has expanded its Member Firm network to South Africa to add SekelaXabiso CA Incorporated (SkX) as its newest member firm.

[Tanzania] Armadale signs offtake agreement with Matrass for the Mahenge Liandu Graphite project

02-20-2019 | 06:42:31
Armadale has signed an MOU for a proposed offtake agreement with the Matrass Group for high quality graphite products produced at the Company’s Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania.

[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

02-20-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.

Sanofi VivaTech challenge applications extended to February 22nd

02-20-2019 | 04:12:14
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.

[Kenya] Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ campaign to reward its customers

02-20-2019 | 04:04:19
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.
 
Features

[Column] Diphetogo Lefhoko: Business risks that Botswana faces in 2019

02-20-2019 | 09:09:45
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation.

[Column] Samuel Kariuki: East African real estate investors discover the working class

02-20-2019 | 04:48:49
The last 20 years of real estate boom in East Africa has changed our building landscape and inventory, as it quite rightly should have done.

[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation

02-20-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.

[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service

02-19-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.

[Interview] Jude Menes, Founder, Menes Konsult, United States

02-19-2019 | 09:39:00
Jude Menes is a Nigerian-American attorney and founder of Menes Konsult Firms, in partnership with Europlaw, a group of firms dedicated to advising and guiding foreign investors and relations in Africa.

[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed

02-19-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.

[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa

02-19-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.

[Interview] Kathryn Main, CEO, Money Savvy Kids, South Africa

02-18-2019 | 08:28:00
Kathryn Main is an advocate of financial literacy and believes it is a cornerstone of prosperity and security for any community. The author of 'Raising Money Savvy Kids', she runs her company in Johannesburg, South Africa, delivering financial education in a number of ways.

[Interview] Basie Pharedi, Co-Founder, Nabutone Connect, South Africa

02-14-2019 | 08:03:00
Basie Pharedi is CTO and co-founder of South Africa based fintech company, Nabutone Connect, provider of modern payment solutions.

[Column] Akua Gyekye: Eight ways Facebook is preparing for elections across Africa

02-13-2019 | 09:28:09
With a number of upcoming elections across Africa, we want to share an update on our work to reduce the spread of misinformation, protect election integrity and support civic engagement across the continent.