News

UNCTAD, Trade Mark East Africa sign deal to boost trade

12-17-2018 | 11:35:37
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed an MOU which is aimed at boosting trade in East Africa.

AfDB approves $75 million to DAL Group to transform Sudan’s food and agriculture

12-17-2018 | 11:30:08
The African Development Bank has approved its first private sector investment in Sudan in a multi-currency loan equivalent to $75 million to DAL Group.

Mobile money holds key to financial inclusion in Africa, experts say

12-17-2018 | 11:17:24
Sending and receiving money by mobile phone – pioneered since 2007 by Kenya’s Safaricom with its M-Pesa platform – can include more people into the economy in Africa

ENGIE to fuel first buses with compressed natural gas in Cote d’Ivoire

12-17-2018 | 11:06:03
Cote d’Ivoire has unveiled a fleet of buses commissioned by the Société des Transports Abidjanais (SOTRA), supplied by IVECO and fuelled by compressed natural gas. ENGIE.

[South Africa] Eskom, Agence Française de Dévelopement sign loan agreement

12-17-2018 | 10:57:37
Eskom and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed a € 90 million loan agreement to support the electricity utility’s investments.

Angola joins the forum of gas exporting countries

12-17-2018 | 10:52:43
Angola has been admitted as an observer member of the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries.

South African government launches $140 million fund for startups

12-17-2018 | 10:48:42
South African government has launched a $140 million fund to help small business start-ups that are geared towards creating employment opportunities.

[Ghana] Emergent Technology acquires InterPay Africa

12-17-2018 | 10:41:34
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.

East African bloc commits to make regional trade cheaper, faster and simpler

12-14-2018 | 15:19:14
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda have agreed to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler.

Afreximbank launches $1 billion programme to promote Nigeria-Africa trade

12-14-2018 | 15:15:22
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Export Promotion Council and, launching a $1-billion Nigeria-Africa Trade and Investment Promotion Programme.
 
Features

[SA Business Week] Mixed fortunes for public and private sectors

12-14-2018 | 19:30:00
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.

[Africa Tech Week] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud in Africa

12-14-2018 | 07:38:40
Questions have also been abound on the security of mobile money transactions platforms, and also on the capacity of African security agencies to tame the fraud. Progress is, however, being made.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Africa’s silver bullet is in its new tribe

12-13-2018 | 13:29:59
In East Africa, a group of vanguard youthful innovators are transforming the region into a tech powerhouse through modern innovations.

[Kenya Business Week] Conquering the skies, an innovation at a time

12-13-2018 | 13:27:58
Weeks after launching direct flights to the United States, Kenya is streamlining its aviation sector further.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Kenya’s focus on SMEs is a welcome Intervention

12-13-2018 | 06:29:00
50 per cent of all new Kenyan jobs are estimated to come from medium and large companies, despite them constituting only 20 per cent of all firms in the manufacturing and services sectors.

[Column] Chetan Goshalia, Kickstarting the future: The South African entrepreneur

12-12-2018 | 12:54:00
South Africa has, according to the report ‘Small Businesses in India, Brazil and South Africa: Basic Characteristics’, far less red tape than Brazil and yet that country manages to produce SMEs at double the rate.

[Interview] Tony Idugboe, Vice President, Itanna, Nigeria

12-11-2018 | 10:15:00
Tony Idugboe is Vice President, Head of Investments at Itanna, an investment vehicle that drives and supports Nigeria's most promising tech-enabled startups.

[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness

12-08-2018 | 19:02:00
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Cultivating the Facebook farming revolution to grow African economies

12-06-2018 | 13:31:08
In less than a decade, Africa ICT sector has experienced an unprecedented boom that has caught the world’s attention.

[Kenya Business Week] Manufacturing, automation and job creation nexus

12-06-2018 | 13:28:21
Even with mounting fears that rapid automation could reduce the number of jobs in the Kenya’s manufacturing sector, a new report posits that digital technologies can, in fact, boost job creation.