News

OPEC Fund signs $20m loan to finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Support Project

12-09-2019 | 13:00:00
The Director-General of the OPEC Fund for International Development, Dr Abdulhamid Alkhalifa has signed a US$20 million development loan to help finance Burkina Faso’s Agricultural Value Chain Support Project.

[Angola] FAO set to certify Huila Province beekeepers's honey opening up formal markets for them

12-09-2019 | 11:20:00
Honey produced in Huila province will be certified by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in February 2020.

Climate change set to devastate regional fisheries

12-09-2019 | 11:15:00
Unabated climate change could cause coral reef tourism revenue losses of over 90%, while some West African countries are forecast to see fish stocks decline by 85%.

Potential supply chain issues and how to handle them

12-09-2019 | 10:30:00
It’s almost a science to get the supply chain operating just right as business owners need to factor in everything from shipping (import and exports), the manufacturing process, inventory, materials, logistics, and more.

[Ghana] Genser Energy lands $366m funding package

12-09-2019 | 08:43:53
Genser Energy Ghana has has successfully achieved financial close for a USD366m funding package including a new syndicated senior loan facility of USD230m, a mezzanine loan and preference shares.

[Kenya] Safaricom, Min of Health and Korea in disease surveillance partnership

12-09-2019 | 08:35:00
Safaricom has partnered with the Ministry of Health and Korea Telecom (KT) to launch a disease surveillance and awareness project that will enhance the country’s epidemic preparedness and control.

Madagascar signs deal with China to modernise telecoms infrastructure

12-09-2019 | 08:30:14
Madagascar has signed a modernisation agreement with China in a bid to overhaul its telecoms sector.

All On and The Rockefeller Foundation launch hub to support off-grid entrepreneurs in Nigeria

12-09-2019 | 08:30:00
The Rockefeller Foundation and All On, a Nigerian off-grid energy impact investment company funded by Shell, have announced the launch of the All On Hub,

Reduced soil tilling helps both soils and yields, Stanford researchers

12-09-2019 | 06:15:00
Agriculture degrades over 24 million acres of fertile soil every year, raising concerns about meeting the rising global demand for food.

Zensar partners with Education Africa to support students of Business Management

12-09-2019 | 06:12:00
Zensar has partnered with Education Africa in its education and skills development program for underprivileged local students.
 
Features

[Interview] Jerry Oche, CEO, Growsel, Nigeria

12-06-2019 | 12:20:00
Growsel is a Nigeria based Agritech startup that is working with farmers to simplify activities from farm to folk using ICT.

[Column] Sonwabise Sebata: Gender diversity in the telecoms industry makes solid business sense

12-06-2019 | 12:15:00
Time and again it has been proven that companies that foster gender diversity at board, executive and employee levels outperform and produce greater value for their shareholders than homogeneous companies.

[Column] Ryan Trost: What Can we Expect? 2020 Cyber Predictions

12-05-2019 | 06:52:00
As the 2020 budget meetings come and go - teams are forced to assess their current defenses by analyzing their historical attacks in order to anticipate/predict future attack trends.

[Column] Andrea Tucker: Automation’s transformative power will change banking

12-04-2019 | 11:44:00
The banking industry on a global scale is currently leveraging off the concept of automation to drive growth and cost efficiencies.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: Cyber risks are becoming more complex and challenging

12-04-2019 | 11:35:00
The rate at which digital technology is evolving and disrupting traditional business models, cyber risks seem to evolve even faster.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Four pesticide regulatory pillars are the route to food security

12-04-2019 | 09:31:04
Using pesticides on our crops lifts our agricultural production by as much as 90 per cent, but it’s a boon to food production that requires powerful regulation and strict safety measures.

[Column] Ibrahim Mayaki: A food “leapfrog” is possible in Africa

11-29-2019 | 13:06:00
By 2050, the world will have to feed 10 billion people, taking into account the impact of food production on the climate.

[Column] Mervyn George: Is crowdsourcing the next step in the drone economy?

11-29-2019 | 13:02:00
The City of Cape Town recently publicly announced its intention to pilot a fleet of drones for crime prevention.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: We need a more inclusive and sustainable model of development

11-27-2019 | 13:17:50
At a time when the UN system reforms are bringing the three pillars of sustainable development more closely together, it is important to highlight the need for an inclusive model of growth and development.

[Column] Ngaite Mgeni: Why organizations should invest in staff training

11-27-2019 | 11:45:00
As organizations evolve and competition to acquire top talent heats up world over, businesses are increasingly realizing the need and essence of investing in their most prized possession; their workforce.