News

[South Africa] Zensar and Education Africa connect students to tech

08-14-2018 | 14:05:30
Zensar, a digital solutions and technology services company that specializes in partnering with global organizations across industries on their Digital transformation journey, has partnered with Education Africa to sponsor 10 students from the region.

Microsoft targets Kenya businesses with Kaizala Pro communication app

08-14-2018 | 11:20:24
Microsoft’s latest mobile offering, Kaizala Pro, a mobile app that improves the way businesses communicate and collaborate, has been launched in Kenya.

[Nigeria] Oradian and ANMFIN launch cloud-based microfinance solution

08-14-2018 | 11:09:43
As part of their shared mission to boost financial inclusion throughout Nigeria, financial inclusion company, Oradian, and the Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria, ANMFIN, have launched a strategic partnership.

[Senegal] Petronas buys 30 per cent stake in offshore oil block

08-14-2018 | 09:17:00
Malaysian oil and gas company Petronas through its subsidiary PC Senegal Ltd, recently signed a Farm-in Agreement with Total E&P Senegal SAS, a subsidiary of Total, to acquire a 30% participating interest in the Rufisque Offshore Profond block.

[Ghana] PassionAir acquires three Q400 aircraft from Bombardier

08-14-2018 | 09:10:00
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that the company successfully placed three pre-owned Q400 turboprops with PassionAir from the Republic of Ghana.

Counterfeit pesticides cost farmers Sh120bn in Kenya

08-14-2018 | 08:58:00
Kenya is losing at least Sh120 billion in revenue to unregistered agro-chemicals dealers and counterfeit pesticides, according to Agrochemicals Association of Kenya (AAK) chairperson Patrick Amayunzu.

Upstream Oil & Gas Awards to be launched in Tanzania

08-14-2018 | 07:43:00
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.

ECOWAS popularizes use of liquefied petroleum gas in the region

08-14-2018 | 07:31:47
The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has moved to validate its regional strategy for the popularization of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in West Africa.

[South Africa] Vantage GreenX funds six renewable energy projects

08-14-2018 | 06:47:10
Vantage GreenX Fund Managers have announced that through its second renewable energy fund, Vantage GreenX Note II, it has provided R2.05bn of funding to a combination of six solar and wind energy projects with a combined capacity of 433MW.

COMESA targets women entrepreneurs with digital networking platform

08-14-2018 | 06:41:51
The designing process of the 50 Million African Women Speak (50MWS) Digital Platform for women entrepreneurs has commenced following the kick-off workshop held at the COMESA Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia.
 
Features

[Column] Sachen Gudka: High power costs threaten Kenya’s manufacturing

08-14-2018 | 14:01:01
The announcement of the new power tariffs by Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) has indicated an unexpected increase in energy costs for all in the country.

AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free

08-14-2018 | 07:12:00
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC, you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators

[Column] Gilbert Saggia: The digital shift of Africa's rail system

08-13-2018 | 10:02:00
Few modes of transport evoke such a sense of history and romanticism as rail.

 [Africa Tech Week] African Startups shortlisted for major awards

08-09-2018 | 11:03:43
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.

[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth

08-09-2018 | 10:42:37
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.

What does digital transformation mean for South African business?

08-09-2018 | 09:14:39
The business landscape is changing, it’s no secret. The Fourth Industrial Revolution has already begun to shift the business landscape.

[Startup Interview] George Gichuhi, Founder, HCS Errands, Kenya

08-08-2018 | 10:46:44
The quest for convenience from businesses and a growing middle class has opened up doors for errand running businesses that offer a host of services from food deliveries, filling of returns and data entry services among others.

[Column] Nick Altini: South Africa new competition law a boost to SMEs

08-07-2018 | 08:58:00
The Competition Amendment Bill (Bill), introduced in parliament in South Africa recently, has clearly shown that enabling small and medium enterprises and Previously Disadvantaged Individuals to be able to successfully compete in the market.

[Nigeria Business Week] Courting economic expansion one deal at a time

08-03-2018 | 21:15:00
International organisations have shown an increased interest in the Nigerian economy since the stablization of the dollar and the exit from the recent crisis that befell the country.

[Africa Tech Week] Automating efficiency, driving innovation

08-03-2018 | 10:51:56
With a growing body of research pointing to improved efficiency and cost savings for institutions that have embraced innovation, technology has this week informed business decisions across public and private sectors.