News

Global natural gas liquid market to reach $28.5 billion by 2030, report

09-27-2022 | 11:24:31
Natural Gas Liquids (NGLs) are those hydrocarbons in natural gas that are separated from the gas as liquids through various processes and the products thus obtained are majorly ethane, propane, butanes, pentane and pentane plus.

60% of cybersecurity professionals feel they are losing ground against cybercriminals, study

09-27-2022 | 11:19:17
The study of 9,000 global cybersecurity professionals also looks to the future of security and the technology poised to revolutionize security operations.

Proparco, Coronation Merchant Bank partner to increase access to trade finance in Nigeria

09-27-2022 | 11:12:00
Proparco announced a $20 million Trade Finance Guarantee Facility for Coronation Merchant Bank (CMB), to establish and deepen partnerships with correspondent banks, thereby increasing access to trade finance in Nigeria.

Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline raises $1.5m from Dutch investor Oikocredit

09-27-2022 | 10:57:00
Ghanaian agritech startup Farmerline announced the second close of a Pre-Series A investment raise with an additional $1.5 million investment from Dutch social impact investor Oikocredit.

Vodacom's zero-rated ConnectU portal empowers 34 million people

09-27-2022 | 10:44:13
Boosting Education, Jobs, Social, Health, Safety & Security, Government, and Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMME) pillars, ConnectU is helping millions of South Africans, with Jobs, Health and Education ranking as the top three visited pillars for users.

EABC outlines new business priorities for intra-EAC trade growth and economic resilience

09-27-2022 | 10:41:17
Half of the countries in the Eastern Africa sub-region are net food importers thus extremely vulnerable to higher global food and energy prices, rising inflation and food insecurity in the EAC bloc.

South Africa’s appetite for digital payments continues to grow, Mastercard new payments index 2022

09-27-2022 | 10:39:22
Mastercard’s New Payments Index 2022 found that 95% of people in South Africa have used at least at one emerging digital payment method in the last year.

Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX raises $1.6m pre-seed funding to expand to other countries

09-27-2022 | 10:36:00
Ghanaian fintech SecondSTAX (Secondary Securities Trading and Aggregation eXchange), announced it has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding from private investors and venture capital firms, including LoftyInc Capital and STEMeIn.

Digital bank FairMoney partners with Oradian to accelerate market growth in Africa and Asia

09-27-2022 | 09:50:00
FairMoney, a credit-led mobile banking platform for emerging markets in Africa and Asia, has partnered with Oradian, a cloud-based core banking system, to power its next stage of growth and product innovation.

World Bank approves $335m to scale up grid extension and densification in Tanzania

09-27-2022 | 09:36:00
The World Bank approved an additional financing of $335 million to support Tanzania’s efforts to scale up grid extension and grid densification, following the country’s achievement as one of the fastest electricity access expansion rates in Africa.
 
Features

Forum de l'African Business Roundtable: Que peuvent faire les gouvernements Africains pour renforcer le secteur privé du continent?

09-27-2022 | 13:58:00
African Business Rountable (ABR), créé par le Groupe de la Banque Africaine de Développement en 1990, est la principale association d'entreprises et de chefs d'entreprise d'Afrique et représente la Société Africaine des Affaires auprès des Nations Unies.

[Column] Mary Ngechu: Placing women at the center of development discourse works

09-27-2022 | 10:46:24
Any conversations around increasing our competitiveness as a country without looking at women’s involvement are echoes in a hollow chamber. This is no longer a ‘good conversation to have’; it is an urgent measure that needs to be taken.

African Business Roundtable Forum: What can African governments do to elevate the continent’s private sector?

09-26-2022 | 15:08:00
The African Business Rountable (ABR), set up by the African Development Bank Group in 1990, is Africa’s foremost and continent-wide association of businesses and business leaders, and is the representative of the African Business Society to the United Nations.

[East Business Week] Bob Koigi: Powering the region a renewable energy source at a time

09-23-2022 | 13:44:00
As the East African region seeks to tackle energy poverty by connecting its population that has no access to national grid to power, it is embracing clean, green and renewable energy sources with great success.

[Column] Gbenga Okejimi: How WorldRemit is promoting financial inclusivity in Ghana

09-21-2022 | 13:41:00
In emerging markets all across the globe, marginalized groups face limited access to both financial services and financial literacy.1 As a result of the financial exclusion, many developing countries face extreme poverty rates which leads to instability.

How Africa can escape chronic food insecurity amid climate change, IMF

09-20-2022 | 13:08:00
Climate change is intensifying food insecurity across sub-Saharan Africa, where Russia’s war in Ukraine and the pandemic are also adding to food shortages and high prices.

L'African Business Roundtable et Afreximbank organisent un séminaire en ligne gratuit le 28 septembre

09-20-2022 | 10:28:00
Dans la continuité de la série de webinaires qui s'est déroulée tout au long de l'année, l'African Business Roundtable et la Banque Africaine d'Import-Export (Afreximbank) vont organiser un autre webinaire sur le renforcement des capacités et la préparation des investisseurs.

African Business Roundtable, Afreximbank organize free webinar masterclass, September 28

09-20-2022 | 10:13:00
In continuation of the series of webinars that has been ongoing throughout the year, the African Business Roundtable and the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank) are set to hold yet another webinar on capacity building and investor preparation.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: It's time for East African businesses to switch to SD-WAN

09-19-2022 | 14:00:00
By switching to software-defined wide area networking (SD-WAN), many enterprises in East Africa and around the world are accelerating their digital transformation.

[Column] Carey van Vlaanderen: The most common Facebook Marketplace scams and how to avoid them

09-19-2022 | 08:57:55
Online retail in South Africa has more than doubled in just two years and with 29.5 million-strong Facebook users, more than half of the country’s population has a Facebook account