News

Egypt's IT exports on track to achieve ambitious growth targets, IDC study

02-23-2018 | 13:02:00
International Data Corporation, a global research and consulting firm has initiated a study to understand the global market trends and opportunities for the Egyptian offshoring industry in relation to IT outsourcing.

Petrogress, Inc. announces expansion to Nigeria

02-23-2018 | 10:32:00
Petrogress Int’l, LLC, a subsidiary of Petrogress, Inc. has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding and a Partnership Agreement with A&E Petroleum Co. Limited, a Nigerian corporation.

Namibia Rare Earths Inc completes acquisition of Critical Metal Properties

02-23-2018 | 10:30:00
Namibia Rare Earths Inc, a Canadian company with Namibian mining interests has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of critical metal properties from Gecko Namibia.

[South Africa] Argility solidifies software technologies portolio with latest acquisition of Indaba Mobile

02-23-2018 | 08:20:00
South Africa innovator of enterprise software solutions, Argility, has announced its latest acquisition following on the heels of its formation of the Argility Technology Group late last year.

UNWTO signs agreement with Nigeria Tourism Corporation to strengthen national tourism statistical system

02-23-2018 | 08:17:00
In an effort to better measure tourism growth and development in Africa, United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, has signed a Cooperation Agreement with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation.

[Sierra Leone] Easy Solar receives funding from Acumen and Gaia Impact Fund to accelerate access to off grid solutions

02-23-2018 | 06:30:00
Acumen, the nonprofit global venture fund, and Gaia Impact Fund, a venture fund specializing in clean energy have announced their investment in Azimuth, trading as Easy Solar, a pay-as-you-go solar distribution company operating in Sierra Leone.

Standard and Poor affirms Rwanda’s credit rating as stable

02-23-2018 | 06:24:00
Rating agency Standard and Poor (S&P) Global Ratings has affirmed its 'B/B' long- and short-term foreign and local currency sovereign credit ratings on Rwanda.

Nigeria among countries with agribusiness friendly regulations, Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa report

02-23-2018 | 06:18:00
An assessment report, “Enabling The Business of Agriculture 2017” put together by Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) in partnership with the World Bank Group, has ranked Nigeria among countries with more agribusiness friendly regulations.

Angola Cables targets US customers with upgraded network

02-23-2018 | 06:15:00
Angola Cables, an Angolan telecommunications multinational has announced that U.S.-based, FiberLight, LLC will provide backhaul connectivity in the U.S., starting with the Miami, Florida region.

Telecom Egypt signs agreement with Orange Data to provide bitstream services

02-22-2018 | 13:05:00
Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Orange Data to provide infrastructure and transmission services for three years.
 
Features

[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Disrupt or be disrupted: It is a do or die for African telcos in 2018

02-23-2018 | 13:05:00
No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount.

[Startup Interview] Austin Zungu, Founder, Sengwayo, South Africa

02-21-2018 | 11:10:00
Austin Zungu a South African entrepreneur is developing a one-of-a-kind inbuilt power harvesting technology that reduces dependency on plug-in-charging while providing eco- friendly power to mobile communication devices.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Towards a sustainable African economy: Leaving no one behind

02-21-2018 | 11:00:56
In most African countries, a staggering seventy percent of all unemployed citizens are youth in the 18-35 age brackets in a regrettable state of affairs that the World Bank has described as a ticking time bomb.

[Startup Interview] Emeka Akano, CEO, Jara Mobile Ltd, Nigeria

02-20-2018 | 13:26:00
Jara Mobile Limited, a Nigerian startup, runs an innovative bills payment platform that integrates various retailers into one loyalty programme, giving customers the leeway of doing more with less money.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa open skies pact will change global business landscape

02-15-2018 | 11:09:00
Flying within Africa is a dreaded experience with many routes having no direct fights, forcing passengers to contend with expensive and circuitous flights sometimes involving going through Middle East and Europe to access an African destination.

[Startup Interview] Roshaan Kulpoo, Founder, United Pay Ltd, Mauritius

02-15-2018 | 11:07:00
As developing countries tap into the unrivaled potential of financial technologies to boost financial inclusion, United Pay Ltd, a Mauritius based company is working with banks to provide innovative digital payment solutions.

[Interview] Clement Tulezi, CEO, Kenya Flower Council

02-14-2018 | 06:33:00
Kenya Flower Council has a new boss. With an experience spanning 23 years across media, communications, marketing and international mediation, Clement Tulezi now takes charge of the umbrella growers and exporters body.

[Interview] Jens Ischebeck, Founder of Apps-for-money-transfer Guide, Africa & Middle East

02-08-2018 | 12:20:00
Jens Ischebeck is an expert in fintech service providers in Africa, both global and regional. His website, www.apps-for-money-transfer.com, is designed to assist anyone living or operating in the African and Middle Eastern regions to send and receive money in the most quick, efficient, and cost-efficient manner possible.

[Startup Interview] David Mbuta, CEO, Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services, Zambia

02-08-2018 | 06:30:00
David Mbuta is the founder of Ubuntu Meal Delivery Services Ltd, a Zambian startup that is riding on a burgeoning working class conscious about their health and looking for convenience.

[Column] Bob Koigi: For a competitive floriculture sector think sustainability and innovation

02-08-2018 | 06:22:23
Weather changes coupled with a shift in preference by flower growers in farming technologies to sate market demands are seeing flower farms realign their operations.