News

[Kenya] Cytonn launches CAHIP, home ownership savings plan

01-24-2020 | 14:16:00
Cytonn Investments launched the first Home Ownership Savings platform within a regulated collective investment scheme, Cytonn Affordable Housing Investment Plan (CAHIP).

ACCF grants $4.7m to support projects in African countries

01-24-2020 | 13:52:00
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) approved seven new project proposals amounting to around $4.7 million to African countries.

[South Africa] Meerkat selected in Catalyst Fund’s latest cohort of fintech startups

01-24-2020 | 12:30:00
South Africa’s fintech startup Meerkat have been selected to participate in Catalyst Funds latest cohort to launch their innovative low-cost savings product to the South African market.

IDH, partners launch world’s largest impact fund for smallholder farmers’ finance

01-24-2020 | 12:20:00
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, in coalition with Unilever, Jacobs DE, Mondelez and Rabobank, has launched the world’s biggest-ever impact fund for smallholder farmers finance.

IFC, Zalar Agri partner to support sustainable agriculture in Morocco

01-24-2020 | 12:02:00
IFC is providing $24 million in financing, including a US$12 million C loan for IFC’s own account and a mobilization of a US$12 million B loan through IFC’s syndication program to Zalar Agri.

Bboxx partners with DRC for affordable, reliable and clean electricity to 10 million people by 2024

01-24-2020 | 11:43:00
Bboxx, a British next generation utility company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring affordable, reliable and clean electricity to 10 million citizens by 2024.

Cocoa farming made easy in Ghana, Board delivers motorised farming equipment

01-24-2020 | 10:11:00
Cocoa farming in Ghana will soon become less laborious for farmers as the Ghana Cocoa Board takes delivery of some 100,000 pieces of motorised slashers which will be distributed to cocoa farmers across the country.

COMESA calls for regional approach to tackle Fall Army Worm

01-24-2020 | 09:46:00
A seed development expert based at COMESA Secretariat has called for a regional approach towards the fight against army worms which have attacked agriculture fields in some member states.

ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha collaborate to transform how African organizations recruit talent

01-24-2020 | 09:41:00
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha have signed a partnership agreement to transform the way African organizations recruit talent.

SAExploration wins two new projects offshore West Africa

01-24-2020 | 09:10:00
SAExploration, an international oilfield services company has won two new projects in offshore West Africa.
 
Features

[Interview] Lateef Wiredu, CEO, Ilaha Ghana Company Ltd

01-24-2020 | 14:15:03
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu.

[Column] Wandile Sihlobo: South Africa’s agricultural machinery market underperformed in 2019, how will 2020 be?

01-24-2020 | 14:07:00
South Africa’s agricultural machinery market is one of those sectors that “feels the cold when farmers are sneezing”, and 2019 was certainly that case.

[Column] Jonathan Robinson: Sustainability to drive coffee growth in 2020

01-23-2020 | 13:52:02
Coffee has fuelled people's mornings for hundreds of years, and like other fuels, it comes with its own unique environmental issues.

[Column] Andy Papastefanou: Standardising eSignatures to drive adoption

01-23-2020 | 12:50:18
The eSignature market is highly regulated with a plethora of choices when it comes to vendor solutions.

[Interview] Clément Uwajeneza, Country Director, Andela, Rwanda

01-23-2020 | 08:47:00
Clément Uwajeneza is leading the Rwandan arm of Andela's international organization of software engineers in Africa. Africa Business Communities has a brief chat with him.

[Column] David Bunei: Stay ahead of those data security woes

01-23-2020 | 06:20:00
The very factors that have helped to make Kenya such a motivated and major African player in the Digital Age have also made local organisations in the public and private sector vulnerable to security threats and compliance issues

[Column] Jakkie Olivier: The impact of AI on jobs in the retail motor sector

01-22-2020 | 05:47:00
The fourth industrial revolution (4IR) is gaining traction in all sectors. Artificial intelligence (AI), robotics and automation are being applied to create ingenious innovations.

[Column] Michael DeSa: Crowdfunding: The newest investment vehicle in farmland

01-21-2020 | 11:00:00
Investing in farmland has long been considered a viable and tangible alternative to paper markets, particularly for investors who lean toward the conservative end of the risk spectrum.

[Column] Cathy Smith: What's in store for a digitally connected Africa?

01-17-2020 | 13:08:00
One of the great privileges of working in Africa is how no two days are ever the same: the continent is dynamic, constantly reinventing itself amid a cultural melting pot of ideas and people.

Precision farming: The benefits of utilizing drones

01-17-2020 | 13:05:00
In tough economic times with increasing extreme weather events and stiff competition from overseas, farmers need to leverage every opportunity to maximize area use.