News

Hapag-Lloyd launches new Africa service

07-15-2019 | 14:16:00
Hapag-Lloyd is expanding its African liner services and will offer its MIAX (Middle East-India-Africa Express) service starting in October 2019.

NEPAD officially becomes the African Union development agency

07-15-2019 | 14:13:00
The Executive Council of the African Union adopted the Statute, Rules of Procedure and Structure of African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).

Angola Cables launches cloud service

07-15-2019 | 11:32:02
Angola Cables, an Angolan multinational telecommunications company has launched Angola Cables Cloud Service to the African market.

Tata Communications and Smart Africa Alliance launch project to bridge digital divide in Africa

07-15-2019 | 11:29:15
Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) has announced the launch of its pioneering Skill Africa Program, in association with the Smart Africa Alliance.

[South Africa] Government invests R40bn to support 400 new black industrialists

07-15-2019 | 08:32:50
Trade, Industry and Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel says government will over the next five years invest R40 billion to create an additional 400 black industrialists.

[South Africa] Stangen contracts SilverBridge for cloud migration

07-15-2019 | 07:53:26
South African insurer, Stangen, has contracted SilverBridge to assist it in migrating the Exergy policy administration platform to the Microsoft Azure cloud environment following the recent arrival of the multinational data centres in the country.

UNDP, Tony Elumelu Foundation partner to empower 100,000 African entrepreneurs

07-15-2019 | 07:42:00
The United Nations Development Programme has partnered with the Tony Elumelu Foundation to train, mentor and financially support 100,000 young entrepreneurs in Africa over 10 years.

[Nigeria] Access Bank partners She Leads Africa on Facebook Program for training female entrepreneurs

07-15-2019 | 07:24:00
Access Bank, in partnership with She Leads Africa, has concluded the first phase of #SheMeansBusiness, a Facebook programme aimed at empowering female SMEs on how to leverage digital platforms to drive growth in their businesses.

[South Africa] Luno launches Ethereum Rand trading on its exchange

07-15-2019 | 07:16:00
South African cryptocurrency traders are now able to buy Ethereum using Rands directly on the Luno exchange at launch fees of between 0% and 0.2%.

Triciabiz launches online business school for entrepreneurs in Africa

07-15-2019 | 06:08:54
Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz has launched an online business school, Business Lab Africa with the aim of helping entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business.
 
Features

[Interview] Peter Macharia Kamau, CEO, Jijenge Credit Limited, Kenya

07-15-2019 | 09:30:00
Peter Macharia Kamau is a seasoned banker with over 30 years experience in the Banking Industry. Peter founded Jijenge Credit, a lending institution operating since 2014 within East Africa.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Growing manufacturing SMEs from local value chains to global market players

07-15-2019 | 08:32:59
The increased attention on SME growth both at a national and global scale, points to a reckoning that the future of business hinges on their success.

[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa

07-12-2019 | 08:35:00
Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding.

What makes a data privacy law smart? A look at Africa and beyond

07-11-2019 | 06:43:29
The mobile industry is forecast to contribute $150 billion to GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, and through mobile, nearly 300 million more people are expected to access the internet by 2025.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Revitalizing global trade to deliver full development potential

07-10-2019 | 14:31:00
In the face of barriers and protectionism, the multilateral trade rulebook needs to be revised to ensure that it can deliver its full development potential

[Column] Bob Koigi: What the Africa free trade pact portends for the continent and businesses

07-10-2019 | 11:07:00
In its May report, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, hailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as an economic game changer akin to those that have previously bolstered growth in North America and Europe

[Africa CEO Forum] What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

07-10-2019 | 07:29:00
We regularly ask key players for their opinion on current developments in African business and politics. This time the question is about the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

[Column] Victor Oladokun: African sports as a business and a brand

07-10-2019 | 06:39:00
At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: Passing the Torch to the Millennial Generation (tech perspective)

07-10-2019 | 06:02:28
There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to “never trust anyone over thirty.

[Startup Interview] Benjamin Manirafasha, CEO, Iris Hub, Rwanda

07-09-2019 | 16:51:47
Benjamin Manirafasha is the founder of Iris Hub, an incubation and innovation center that is using technology to address youth unemployment in Rwanda.