News

OLX Group invests ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s Webuycars

09-19-2018 | 08:46:00
Naspers’ Classifieds business, OLX Group, has announced an investment of ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s specialised car buying service, Webuycars.

MallforAfrica invests in Chinese brands

09-19-2018 | 08:39:09
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa's largest e-commerce platform, has announced its customers will now be able to purchase products from the most sought-after Chinese brands.

Ushahidi unveils new messaging app for its team members

09-19-2018 | 07:53:06
Known as TenFour, Ushahidi says it built the check-in application for its team members after one of them was involved in a terrorist attack and it needed a quick way to check in with each other in critical situations.

[South Africa] Naspers to separately list as MultiChoice Group on JSE

09-19-2018 | 07:40:00
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.

10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards

09-19-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.

ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations

09-19-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.

[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal

09-19-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.

ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award

09-19-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).

Blue economy can drive Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, ECA

09-19-2018 | 06:08:00
The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the untapped potentials of the continent’s blue economy are fully realized.

[Rwanda] Blockbonds introduces airtime purchase via Spenn app

09-19-2018 | 06:04:00
Norwegian fintech company Blockbonds has announced that in addition to the current features, users will now be able to purchase airtime in Rwanda directly from the SPENN app.
 
Features

[Interview] John Kamara, Director, Global Gaming Africa

09-19-2018 | 08:47:00
John Kamara the Director for Global Gaming Africa discusses how Africa has embraced blockchain technology transforming it into a global hub.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: High Cost of Remittance to African Countries

09-19-2018 | 08:41:17
The World Bank recently released a study report with findings that the cost of remitting cash to African nations is higher compared to other continents all over the world. The report indicates that for every 200 dollars sent to Africa, a charge of 12% as remittance fee is imposed.

[Interview] Peter Stenslunde, Exec. Director, Wirecard, South Africa

09-17-2018 | 11:52:00
Peter Stenslunde, Executive Director of Wirecard South Africa, talks to Africa Business Communities about the state of this financial commerce digital platform, its set up in Germany, growth, expansion and future plans.

[Column] Five roots to Central Africa’s industrialization

09-17-2018 | 11:36:20
Four years after the oil boom ended and Central African countries faced a sudden reverse in their fortunes from the strong growth of the early 2000’s.

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Workforce experiences and telcos success

09-14-2018 | 11:40:09
Since GSM was first demonstrated in Cape Town in 1993 and the first GSM networks launched the next year, the telco industry has fundamentally transformed every country on the African continent.

[Kenya Business Week] Smart cities, a panacea for urban population

09-14-2018 | 06:57:14
As urban population hits unprecedented highs putting pressure on key amenities like housing, transport water and sanitation experts are mulling new and innovative ways to create smarter inclusive and sustainable cities.

[South Africa Business Week] Monash South Africa is now AdvTech owned

09-13-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.

[Africa Tech Week] E-Learning transforming Africa’s education

09-13-2018 | 13:29:56
Unlike, the traditional chalk and board method which most of us went through during our early days in school, e-learning makes learning simpler, easier and more effective.

[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya

09-13-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.

[Column] Ousmane Badiane: Trade is essential for Africa’s prosperity

09-13-2018 | 11:22:19
As African economies continues to develop, trade plays a vital role in raising living standards and improving the lives of their citizens.