News

Fairfax Africa invests in convertible bonds of Atlas Mara, provides financing to Philafrica Foods

04-24-2018 | 13:44:27
Investment holding company Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation has invested in secured convertible bonds issued by Atlas Mara Limited and has separately agreed to provide bridge financing to Philafrica Foods Proprietary Limited.

Nigeria bets on research and tech as it launches four year cancer control plan

04-24-2018 | 13:34:00
Nigeria has stepped up its fight against cancer with the launch of its National Cancer Control Plan 2018-2022.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches SMS emergency service for the deaf

04-24-2018 | 10:22:42
Vodacom has launched the SMS Emergency Service for Deaf, hearing and speech impaired customers as part of its continued commitment to add value to the lives of all its customers.

Agritech startup, Farmcrowdy, enables UK-based Nigerians to invest in poultry and local farms via mobile phones

04-24-2018 | 10:20:00
UK-based Nigerians are investing in Nigeria’s booming agricultural sector from the comfort of their homes, thanks to one and half year-old, VC-backed agritech platform, Farmcrowdy.

Limelight Networks opens point-of-presence at Teraco in South Africa

04-24-2018 | 09:59:23
Limelight Networks, a leader in digital content delivery, has announced the opening of a new Point-of-Presence (PoP) in South Africa, to drive Limelight’s commitment to building out infrastructure globally and create new industry partnerships in the region.

Marriott leads Africa’s hotel growth - W Hospitality Group survey

04-24-2018 | 09:39:00
Marriott International tops this year’s table for the most planned new hotel rooms under construction in Africa, according to the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by W Hospitality Group.

ViaDerma Inc. enters into a $250,000 initial sales agreement with Vage Nigeria Ltd

04-24-2018 | 09:22:40
Pharmaceutical company ViaDerma has entered into a $250,000 initial sales agreement with Vage Nigeria Ltd. a brand support company specializing in product sourcing.

GE Power awards R30m of student bursaries in partnership with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company

04-24-2018 | 09:22:00
GE’s Steam Power business in collaboration with ESKOM, South Africa’s power utility company, has awarded needs-based bursaries worth up to 30 Million rands to sixty students from the Mpumalanga province.

[Kenya] Azuri and StarTimes ink deal to expand TV reach to off-grid customers

04-24-2018 | 08:37:00
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, has announced a partnership with StarTimes to bring wider choice of content to its off-grid customers.

Angola's partnership with National Geographic Society to bolster tourism

04-24-2018 | 08:29:58
Angola and the National Geographic Society are preparing to sign, in the short term, a cooperation protocol in the biodiversity conservation segment.
 
Features

[Column] Kieran Whyte: Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:15:00
Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent, and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news.

[Column] Ashok Shah: Digital trends driving insurance in Africa

04-24-2018 | 11:04:00
The past few months have seen digital becoming more integrated with industry sectors across Africa. But it is the data-rich environment of insurance that has especially benefitted from this with several trends emerging that impact on the effectiveness of its delivery in the continent.

[Column] Jim Ovia: Fintech and the future of the Nigerian Banking Industry

04-23-2018 | 09:32:00
With the saturation of the mobile phone market in Nigeria and the advent of Financial Technology startups (FINTECH) in the financial services industry, the Nigerian polity has witnessed higher financial inclusion amongst the underbanked and unbanked.

[Interview] Maria E. Auma, Managing Partner, Blue Luxury Investments, Uganda

04-23-2018 | 09:00:00
Maria E. Auma is a Ugandan entrepreneur and finance expert. She is currently the Managing Partner of Blue Luxury Investments, an investment management firm based in Kampala, Uganda.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How do we make Kenya manufacturing competitive?

04-20-2018 | 13:05:00
Kenya needs to be deliberate about creating an environment that genuinely encourages investments in competitive manufacturing.

[Column] Caroline Ndungu: Women economic empowerment key to gender equality

04-20-2018 | 06:05:00
Much of the 20th Century has been characterized by the agitation for the promotion of equality and equity for women who for a long time have played at the periphery of society.

[Column] Kehad Snydewel: Our work and lives 'smartified' by the Internet of Things

04-19-2018 | 18:10:00
The digital revolution has well and truly been embraced by Namibia and Namibians.Apart from spending most of our time online on social media, we are now seeing a shift to real world benefits enabled through connectivity.

[Column] Bob Koigi: Mining in Sub Saharan Africa: Bane or blessing?

04-18-2018 | 13:08:09
Sub Saharan Africa is increasingly becoming a mining hub as more countries in the region continue discovering lucrative resources and minerals that have catapulted them to international limelight while seeing numerous investors pitch tent.

[Column] Hannes Venter: Tomorrow's smart cities will need equally smart utilities

04-18-2018 | 11:05:00
Sustainable energy consumption and 'green' energy production at home is becoming a new lifestyle.

[Column] Oyinkan Adewale: Women Entrepreneurs in an Emerging Economy- Running a Bankable Business

04-16-2018 | 10:13:00
In 2017, Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth was 0.83% (compared to a decline of 1.58% in 2016). In the second quarter of 2017, the country officially emerged from arecession which had lasted about a year.