News

[Kenya] Manufacturers, retailers, suppliers sign Code of Practice to guide prompt payment in retail sector

01-23-2019 | 09:40:57
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Association of Kenya Suppliers and Retail Trade Association of Kenya have signed the Retail Trade Code of Practice to guide prompt payment in the retail sector.

Pesapal onboards Airline payments for low cost carriers in Kenya

01-23-2019 | 08:24:47
Jetways Airlines, Silverstone Air and Skyward Express will from now on use Pesapal’s integrated payment system to process Mpesa, Visa, mVisa, MasterCard and American Express payments on their respective websites

[South Africa] Elisabeth Moreno appointed VP & Managing Director for HP Africa

01-23-2019 | 08:14:00
HP has announced the appointment of Elisabeth Moreno as the new Managing Director for HP Inc. Africa effective immediately.

[Nigeria] CDC announces new investment to support high-growth SMEs

01-23-2019 | 07:53:00
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, has announced a new investment designed to support high-growth SMEs in Nigeria.

AfDB approves $25 million Equity Investment in Fund for renewable energy projects in Africa

01-23-2019 | 06:37:06
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved an equity investment of up to $ 25 million in ARCH Africa Renewable Power Fund.

QNB most valuable banking brand in Africa and Middle East, Brand Finance report

01-23-2019 | 06:26:57
QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has been recognized as the most valuable banking brand in the MEA with a brand value worth US $5.04 billion.

AGCO and Germany cooperate in deepening farm mechanization across Sub-Saharan Africa

01-23-2019 | 06:22:10
AGCO has signed a Letter of Intent with the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to implement a joint agricultural project in Africa.

South African Air Force receives radar processing technology from Cambridge Pixel

01-23-2019 | 06:17:53
Cambridge Pixel is supplying its secondary radar processing and plot extraction technology to Tellumat, as part of an upgrade of the South African Air Force's Secondary Surveillance Radars.

Solar-plus-storage beats combined-cycle gas in Jordan and Morocco, study

01-22-2019 | 14:51:00
Solar-plus-storage is already competitive with the world's most efficient form of gas generation in Morocco and Jordan, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables.

[Egypt] EGX finishes the development of its 30 index methodology

01-22-2019 | 13:25:00
The Egyptian Exchange (EGX) has finished the process of developing the methodology of entering the listing companies into EGX 30 index, as per its attempts to increase the efficiency of all market indices.
 
Features

[Column] Jane Thomson: Breed efficiency; move industry into the cloud

01-23-2019 | 07:36:00
In the cutthroat manufacturing industry, complex supply chains must be carefully managed to ensure supply meets demand, and quality meets expectations.

[Column] Dominique Collett: South African fintech in 2019 – what can we expect?

01-21-2019 | 10:51:00
Here are my fintech predictions for 2019 based on what we are seeing with our members at AlphaCode which closely track international trends in this space.

Ten developments that will shape Africa’s energy sector in 2019

01-21-2019 | 10:27:00
After a year of rebound and recovery, Africa’s old and new hydrocarbons markets have an opportunity to further entrench the continent’s position as the world’s hottest oil and gas frontier in 2019.

[Africa Tech Week] Cloud Computing is taking off dramatically across African markets

01-20-2019 | 08:36:00
Cloud computing enables companies to consume IT resources – Hardware, Software and Storage – as a utility — just like electricity — rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in-house.

[SA Business Week] Propelling economic growth with aviation, telecommunication sectors

01-18-2019 | 15:26:00
The South Africa aviation and telecommunication sectors continue to drive the country’s economic growth while assisting the country reap from existing and emerging markets locally and internationally.

[Kenya Business Week] Competition, customer service drive expansion binge

01-18-2019 | 08:33:03
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.

[Interview] Daniel Murithi, Director, Starling Technologies Limited, Kenya

01-17-2019 | 14:00:00
Dan Murithi is the Director, of Starling Technologies Limited, a web development and software solution company located in Nairobi, Kenya.

[Column] Karl Reed: The customer’s journey to the cloud

01-16-2019 | 07:20:30
Migrating to the cloud is no longer the complex process it once was. Thanks to the evolution of technology, moving from an on-premises environment can be done much more efficiently than before.

[Column] Hark-sang Kim: What will the next phase of smartphone innovation bring?

01-16-2019 | 05:55:01
In light of modest global sales recently, some observers say that smartphone innovation has hit a bottleneck, as new devices bear more iterative upgrades instead of groundbreaking features.

[Africa Tech Week] African tech startups continue to raise more funding

01-13-2019 | 11:18:07
2018 was a good year for the African startup and tech community. A number of startups raised funding to scale and expand their operations across the continent.