News

Claris expands FileMaker Cloud to EMEA markets

10-30-2020 | 13:04:03
Claris International Inc., an Apple subsidiary and pioneering company in low-code, has announced the official launch of FileMaker Cloud to EMEA markets.

SES and CANAL+ strengthen partnership with long-term extensions across Africa, Western and Central Europe

10-30-2020 | 13:02:32
SES and CANAL+ have signed new long-term strategic agreements for satellite capacity across three geographies, strengthening the companies’ longstanding partnership.

Enel Green Power commences Nxuba Wind Farm energy generation in South Africa

10-30-2020 | 09:25:11
With the commissioning of its final wind turbine at 140 MW Nxuba Wind Farm in the Eastern Cape, Enel Green Power (EGP) has commenced with the generation and delivery of energy.

AfDB appoints Lamin Barrow as Acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Office

10-30-2020 | 09:05:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has appointed Lamin Barrow as Acting Senior Director, Nigeria Country Office, effective 1 November 2020.

Asonha Energie, Sinohydro sign turnkey contract for development of hydroelectric dam in Gabon

10-30-2020 | 08:53:00
Asonha Energie signed a turnkey contract with Chinese engineering and construction firm Sinohydro for the development of the 35-MW Kinguélé Aval hydroelectric dam in Gabon.

Telecom Egypt to build Egypt's largest international data center

10-30-2020 | 08:36:00
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s integrated telecom operator and subsea cables operators in the region is building Egypt's largest international data center facility.

Swedfund invests in femtech e-commerce startup Kasha Global to support women’s health in East Africa

10-30-2020 | 07:21:00
Swedfund, the Swedish Development finance institution, announced its investment in Kasha Global, a Femtech e-commerce platform with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Kenya, to support women’s health and self-care.

Nordic countries to provide additional €350m for climate work in Africa

10-30-2020 | 06:50:00
Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark have decided to strengthen the Nordic Development Fund (NDF) with additional capital of €350 million.

FAO, African Union launch Regional Outlook on Gender and Agrifood Systems

10-30-2020 | 06:35:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the African Union launched a new report that puts the spotlight on women's role in agrifood systems.

[Kenya] Twiga Foods, IFC and KCB partner on a $30 million initiative to support farmers

10-30-2020 | 06:17:48
Twiga and IFC’s Global SME Finance Facility are set to be part of an investment of up to $30 million through unfunded risk sharing facilities with Kenya Commercial Bank.
 
Features

[Column] Kabelo Makwane: Internet of threats, cybersecurity measures in the IoT landscape

10-30-2020 | 11:24:00
Internet of Things (IoT) refers to any object or device that is connected to the internet. This rapidly expanding set of “things,” which capture, send and receive data, includes cars, appliances, smart watches, lighting, home assistants, home security, and more.

[Column] Grace Kamau, Gulraj Grewal: Mental Health: Beyond the Investments – Work from Home or live at work?

10-30-2020 | 06:08:00
While the country is starting to reopen, many organizations are choosing to continue imposing a work from home policy.

[Column] Murray Gardiner: African payments for African development

10-29-2020 | 07:12:43
The statistics that hover uncertainty around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. The World Bank has estimated that Africa could potentially hold 90% of the global poor population by 2030.

[Column] Victoria R. Nalule: Xiaoyi (Shawn) Mu: Should countries fire sell their oil & gas assets?

10-28-2020 | 12:03:00
No, energy transition does not mean a total ban on fossil fuels. In simple terms, energy transition refers to a shift from fossil fuels to cleaner forms of energy.

South African entrepreneurs who made the best of the COVID-19 pandemic

10-26-2020 | 11:09:00
On the evening of 23 March, South Africans gathered around their television sets to listen to arguably the most important announcement of this year. At the time, the nation was on edge.

[Interview] Jane del Ser, Program Director, Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce, Ghana

10-26-2020 | 09:55:00
Catalyst Fund, managed by BFA Global, is an accelerator that supports inclusive tech innovators and facilitates the growth of innovation ecosystems in emerging markets. Jane del Sur directs this program in Ghana, West Africa.

[Column] Winston Ritson: Steps SMEs can take to improve their cyber security

10-22-2020 | 15:19:00
Digital transformation has brought with it a massive increase in cyber activity, and attacks present a real, and present danger to people and organisations across the globe.

[Africa Business Panel] 6 percent of African Business Professionals expect their companies not to survive the Covid-19 Crisis

10-22-2020 | 06:57:00
About 2/3 of the African companies (62%) say they are struggling but will survive. Almost a third of companies (29%) say they are doing well and the near future is looking good

[Column] Sabelo Mabena: Digitising the agricultural sector to unlock the benefits of next generation technology

10-20-2020 | 13:59:00
Digitising the agricultural sector enables farmers to enhance their business and profitability while opening possibilities to the benefits of next generation technology.

[Column] Rubesh Doomun: What lessons can be drawn from the MV Wakashio Incident?

10-20-2020 | 06:28:52
Much ink, and oil, has already been spilled about Mauritius having to deal with an ecological catastrophe. A few weeks before, everything was operating at leisurely speed on the south-east of Mauritius.