News

Huawei Cloud launches Elastic Cloud Server services across Africa

11-15-2019 | 13:33:00
Huawei Cloud has released Kunpeng ECS (Elastic Cloud Server) cloud services and Partner Program 2.0. The Kunpeng-powered cloud services will be made available to African customers by the end of December 2019.

[Zambia] Zazu to launch Mastercard prepaid cards linked to its mobile wallet

11-15-2019 | 11:38:00
In a market first, fintech company Zazu Africa Limited has announced a partnership with Mastercard to issue prepaid cards linked to the Zazu app in a move that will help to reduce cash dependence and increase financial inclusion in Zambia.

Seedlink partners with Water Powered Technologies to introduce zero carbon irrigation to African farmers

11-15-2019 | 11:35:13
Seedlink and UK water pump manufacturer, Water Powered Technologies Ltd, are joining forces in a zero carbon irrigation partnership to help Africa's farmers pump and store water.

[Kenya] KETRACTO digitizes procurement processes with SAP Ariba Cloud

11-15-2019 | 09:13:04
In a bid to improve its operations and in compliance with presidential directive and government requirements, Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited, KETRACO, has digitized its procurement processes.

Angola government launches coffee culture revitalization programme

11-15-2019 | 09:08:00
Angola’s Minister of Agriculture and Forests, António de Assis, has, in the municipality of Mungo (Huambo), launched the Program of Revitalization of Arabica Coffee Culture in the family sector.

Greenlight Planet partners with Orange to provide African customers with clean energy solutions

11-15-2019 | 06:50:00
Greenlight Planet and Orange have partnered to provide Orange’s customers with access to clean energy solutions in several African countries.

Global precision irrigation market rises on governments subsidies, tech adoption, study

11-15-2019 | 06:46:28
The global precision irrigation systems market is estimated to register a CAGR of 12.8 per cent between 2019-2024 according to a study by Research and Markets.

New report highlights need for gender equality to achieve agricultural growth goals in Africa

11-15-2019 | 06:38:00
Many African governments have committed to promoting inclusive agricultural growth in recent years, but their efforts often neglect the key role played by gender, according to a new report.

US invests $63 million in digital solutions to modernize Ethiopia’s health system

11-15-2019 | 06:35:00
The United States, through USAID in partnership with the Ministry of Health have announced the launch of the new USAID Digital Health Activity to continue investments in digital information solutions.

[Kenya] Equity Bank nets Ksh.100 billion of diaspora remittances

11-14-2019 | 18:20:36
Equity Group's diaspora remittance volumes hit Sh100 billion in the nine months to September, helping boost the lender's forex trading income to Sh. 2.84 billion in the period.
 
Features

[Interview] James Lomax, food systems expert, UNEP

11-15-2019 | 13:38:00
James Lomax is a food systems experts at United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP.

How food manufacturers can ensure waste products are disposed of responsibly

11-14-2019 | 10:32:00
The 2018 listeriosis outbreak in South Africa highlighted the importance of food safety in the production value chain. Since then, the government has cracked down on failures in hygiene in the food supply chain.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi: DevTestOps - the continuous test

11-14-2019 | 06:59:05
It seems like only yesterday that DevOps became the portmanteau de jour and confused everyone except those who were involved in its processes.

[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions

11-13-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta

[Interview] Catherine Jura, Director Learning and Development, Edify Learning Forum Africa, Kenya

11-13-2019 | 09:00:00
Training management firms like Edify Learning Forum Africa, ELFA, have been at the forefront of designing, managing and redefining organizational learning processes in Africa over the years.

[Interview] Walid Amer, Partner & Senior Associate, Elevate Business Consulting, Egypt

11-12-2019 | 08:26:00
Walid Amer is an experienced Certified Management Accountant with proven leadership expertise in assisting others in understanding the instrumental role finance data plays in improving business processes.

[Interview] David Mbuta, CEO, Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services, Zambia

11-11-2019 | 13:44:50
David Mbuta is the founder of Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services Ltd, a Zambian startup that is riding on a burgeoning working class conscious about their health and looking for convenience.

[Column] Edward Israel-Ayide: How co-operatives aid development in African economies

11-11-2019 | 13:40:44
The rapid advancement of mechanization from the mid-1700s to the early 1800s which is now considered as the Industrial Revolution, resulted in job losses for many skilled workers across Europe.

[Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya

11-08-2019 | 13:34:32
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa are struggling with access to agricultural inputs, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: Can Africa overcome these three threats to its security and stability?

11-08-2019 | 13:30:58
Our continent is hurtling towards an uncertain future that is being shaped by the forces of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.