News

Mobile Outfitters Africa opens first continental shop in South Africa

04-20-2018 | 13:00:00
U.S. manufacturer and innovator of mobile accessories Mobile Outfitters Africa has officially opened its first outlet in Africa at Mall of Africa, South Africa's largest shopping mall and home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores.

Sky.Garden partners with Interswitch to launch Instant mobile money seller payment options for its vendors

04-20-2018 | 11:11:22
eCommerce company Sky.Garden has made groundbreaking implementations to its payments module to ensure real-time payments to their sellers after signing a deal with digital payments firm Interswitch.

Nigeria Uninterruptible Power Supply to reach 4.7 per cent in 2024

04-20-2018 | 10:30:00
Nigeria Vision 20:2020 is set to be a major development plan for the country to accelerate growth of commercial and industrial sectors over the coming years.

[Kenya] Africa Data Centers opens new floor at Nairobi data centre facility

04-20-2018 | 08:04:00
Africa Data Centres,part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has today opened a new floor at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

EIB and IMF partner to build capacity on financial inclusion and stability in Africa

04-20-2018 | 08:00:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have signed a Letter of Understanding to pool their expertise and experience to promote sustainable economic development, financial stability and inclusive growth in Africa.

Vodacom becomes first African mobile network to exceed 80 per cent population coverage on 4G

04-20-2018 | 06:05:26
Vodacom has become the first African mobile network to exceed 80% population coverage on 4G.

African Palm Corp to launch palm oil production in Guinea Bissau to sate global demand

04-20-2018 | 06:04:52
African Palm Corp., a US based organization with an interest in sustainable extraction, processing, and commercialization of products derived from African palm oil is set to launch operation in Guinea-Bissau.

African Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank sign agreement to promote cooperation

04-20-2018 | 06:04:33
African Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance collaboration on sustainable economic development.

Uganda Coffee growers and US roasters to create business linkages

04-19-2018 | 15:09:00
Although Uganda is the 8th largest coffee producer in the world and the top African exporter, its coffee is relatively unknown in the United States.

Kenya Power mulls partnership with Kenya Association of Manufacturers to lower industrial energy costs

04-19-2018 | 13:04:00
Kenya Power has renewed its commitment to partner with the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, to carry out regular energy audits among manufacturers to maximize production efficiency.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?

04-20-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.

[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality

04-20-2018 | 06:05:45
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.

[Column] Kehad Snydewel: Our work and lives 'smartified' by the Internet of Things

04-19-2018 | 18:10:00
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians.Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Mining in Sub Saharan Africa: Bane or blessing?

04-18-2018 | 13:08:09
Sub Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a mining hub as more countries in the region continue discovering lucrative resources and minerals that have catapulted them to international limelight while seeing numerous investors pitch tent.

[Column] Hannes Venter: Tomorrow's smart cities will need equally smart utilities

04-18-2018 | 11:05:00
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.

[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business

04-16-2018 | 10:13:00
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.

[Column] Dominique Collett: Regtech - the new fintech, driven by complex financial regulations

04-10-2018 | 09:03:00
“There are three elements driving interest in regulatory technology (regtech) in South Africa and abroad, explains Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investment Holdings and head of AlphaCode, a club for fintech entrepreneurs.

Political risk remains the key consideration for dealmaking in Africa - report

04-09-2018 | 09:48:00
According to a recent report, there has been a dramatic fall in M&A activity, with declines of 25% in volume and 26% in value in the first half of 2017, compared with a relatively buoyant 2016.

[Interview] Shane Leahy, CEO, Tola Mobile

04-05-2018 | 13:06:28
Tola Mobile has positioned itself as a one stop shop for merchants to connect with different types of mobile wallets, offering an easy process to take payments from across several markets and industries.

[Column] Bob Koigi: African cities losing competitiveness on high cost of living

04-05-2018 | 12:56:14
Africa is rising, and nowhere is this better exemplified than in its burgeoning cities that numerous reports have primed as prestigious, having positioned themselves to sate the growing demand from a booming urban population.