News

Jumia donates 100,000 masks to support Community Health Workers fight COVID-19 in Kenya

04-09-2020 | 13:38:00
Leading eCommerce platform Jumia donated 100,000 masks to Kenya's Ministry of Health to support community health workers, who are on the front line responding to suspected and confirmed cases of COVID19

Visa Foundation commits $210 million to support SMEs

04-09-2020 | 13:19:02
The Visa Foundation has announced a commitment of two programs totaling $210 million to support small and micro businesses.

African Energy Chamber appoints Elizabeth Rogo President of East African region

04-09-2020 | 13:16:45
The African Energy Chamber has appointed Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Founder & CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, as its President for East Africa.

South Africa governments invests $65 million targeting small scale farmers

04-09-2020 | 13:13:00
South African small scale farmers with an annual turnover of between $1,000 and $54,500 are set to receive government grants.

EBRD, EU extend support for women in business in Morocco amid coronavirus pandemic

04-09-2020 | 13:12:00
The EBRD, together with the European Union (EU), is stepping up efforts to support small and medium-sized enterprises managed and owned by businesswomen in Morocco, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

World Bank approves $14.25 million in support of Rwanda's response to COVID-19

04-09-2020 | 10:34:00
The World Bank approved $14.25 million International Development Association (IDA) credit in immediate funding to support Rwanda’s response to the global COVID-19 pandemic

ROSATOM inks long-term contract for supply of nuclear fuel components to ETRR-2 reactor in Egypt

04-09-2020 | 10:10:00
Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant, an enterprise of ROSATOM’s TVEL Fuel and the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority have signed 10-years term contract for supply of low-enriched nuclear fuel components.

[kenya] CBK takes regulatory action against Absa Bank over forex transactions

04-09-2020 | 09:40:37
The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has taken regulatory action against Absa Bank Kenya PLC (Absa Kenya), following Absa Kenya’s failure to provide information about some specific foreign exchange trades that it conducted in March 2020.

[Kenya] CMA admits CDSC to its Regulatory Sandbox

04-09-2020 | 08:32:00
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has admitted the Central Depository and Settlement Corporation (CDSC) to the Regulatory Sandbox to test its proposed screen-based Securities Lending and Borrowing (SLB) platform.

COMESA develops regional grading and classification system for livestock trade

04-09-2020 | 08:00:00
COMESA has developed a Manual for harmonized regional grading and classification system of beef cattle, goats and sheep.
 
Features

[Column] Wandile Mcanyana: Retailers must secure trust with cyber customers

04-09-2020 | 13:23:00
In a dynamic, connected environment where sensitive customer data is highly attractive to hackers and forms the lifeblood of the business, facing a cyber-attack is no longer a case of "if", but "when".

IDC to explore the rise of multi-cloud in Africa as COVID-19 pandemic proves the case for business agility

04-08-2020 | 15:14:00
By 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs, according to the latest forecast from IDC.

Coronavirus reveals need to bridge the digital divide, UNCTAD

04-08-2020 | 08:59:00
The global crisis brought on by the coronavirus pandemic has pushed us further into a digital world, and changes in behaviour are likely to have lasting effects when the economy starts to pick up.

[Column] Okisegere Ojepat: Latest transport directives in Kenya key to delivering food security

04-08-2020 | 06:56:10
Securing our food supply has emerged as an imperative in the current global pandemic, prompting Kenya government’s announcements of measures to prioritize the supply of food.

[Corona Stats] 6 April: Positive news from almost all severely affected countries

04-06-2020 | 08:57:00
Encouraging news regarding the corona crisis is coming from almost all of the hard-hit countries. In Italy, at the height of the crisis, 15 days ago, 6557 new corona infections were registered, which was 4316 yesterday

[Column] Mhlengi Ngcobo: How African entrepreneurs can use tech to solve continental problems

04-03-2020 | 09:32:37
African entrepreneurs need to be at the forefront of innovation and proactively be looking at strategies that will solve the foreseeable problems that will arise.

[Column] Ushal Moonsamy: Forging alliances to drive innovation and meet market needs

04-03-2020 | 09:29:01
Collaboration and ecosystems are reshaping business relationships for long-term success and sustainability.

[Column] Shabir Ahmed: Mining sector to fast track automation amid Covid-19

04-03-2020 | 09:26:00
Mining companies have been affected by COVID-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage social distancing have meant that mining projects have either slowed or been put on hold until further notice.

The investment case for energy transition in Africa

04-02-2020 | 07:57:04
Falling technology costs have made renewable energy a cost-effective way to generate power in countries all over the world, which would drive further development and improved economy.

[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Taking care of crop yields, agriculture inputs now more than ever

04-01-2020 | 14:07:31
The coronavirus has moved crop protection to a new status as super-critical to ensure we have enough food this year.