News

BBOXX and DC Go partner to provide energy services in Southern Africa

06-22-2018 | 13:17:55
BOXX, a next generation utility, and DC Go, a provider of affordable off-grid electrification, have announced their intention to partner to provide energy services in southern Africa.

IFC and Canada invest in Zambia solar project

06-22-2018 | 13:12:00
International Finance Corporation and the Government of Canada are providing approximately $25 million in financing for the second Scaling Solar project under development in Zambia.

Urbanization dampens growth opportunities in West Africa, World Bank

06-22-2018 | 11:12:42
While the cities of West Africa grapple with large migratory flows, consisting chiefly of young people, they must tackle the many challenges associated with this rapid urbanization.

RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa

06-22-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.

[Kenya] Flora Mutahi appointed to the UN Global Compact board

06-22-2018 | 09:32:29
The CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited and the chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Flora Mutahi has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Compact.

CutterCroix expands into South Africa with National Glass Distribution

06-22-2018 | 09:27:08
CutterCroix LLC, a software company helping clients manage critical functions of their business, and National Glass Distribution, a distributor of glass and aluminum products in South Africa have begun activating clients on NG Customer Connect.

Botswana a beacon of hope in Africa war on corruption, ECA

06-22-2018 | 07:13:07
Botswana is a shining light and beacon of hope in the fight against corruption in Africa and has one of the best anti-corruption profiles on the continent.

[Kenya] Safaricom targets 100k farmers with digifarm depot in Meru

06-22-2018 | 07:04:58
Safaricom in partnership with iProcure, FarmDrive and Arifu have opened four Digifarm depots in Meru County of Eastern Kenya.

[South Africa] Grindrod Shipping lists on the JSE

06-22-2018 | 06:52:12
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Tunisia banks’ credit to women can drive economic growth, IFC report

06-22-2018 | 06:47:00
By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.
 
Features

[Nigeria Business Week] Optimism grows with investments

06-21-2018 | 13:12:54
It has been said by several economic experts that the country’s path to greatness lies on the fields of Agriculture, and not on petroleum.

[Africa Tech Week] Training eyes on startups, World Cup

06-21-2018 | 09:52:00
A burgeoning demand for improved services across key economic sectors, a boom in tech startups and the World Cup have this week shaped the space of ICT in Africa.

[Kenya Business Week] Blazing the trail in economic growth

06-21-2018 | 09:44:00
At a time when the rest of Africa continues experiencing suppressed growth occasioned by drought, political upheavals and low private sector activity, East Africa has been in the headline this week.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Achieving blended learning in Africa

06-21-2018 | 07:44:17
I contend that the educational system in Africa is ripe for reform, both in terms of the physical infrastructure by means of which educational content is delivered and in terms of the ways in which education is theorised and spoken about.

[Column] Tando Mtintsilana: Cyber security in modern revolution

06-19-2018 | 06:09:24
Technology is advancing at an accelerated pace and needs no further mentioning. Every browser tab, website ad and digital article serve as constant reminders that we’re being driven towards the next revolutionary age.

[Interview] Caroline Gertsch, Country Director, Amani Institute, Kenya

06-18-2018 | 11:17:00
Caroline Gertsch is the Country and Programs Director of Amani Institute, founded in Nairobi, Kenya. The Institute commences a 5-month Leadership and Management program this year that is directed toward middle to upper level managerial trainings in Kampala, Uganda.

[Column] Flora Mutahi: Fight against counterfeits must be sustained

06-15-2018 | 06:04:00
To begin with, we would like to acknowledge and commend the latest efforts by the Government in the fight against illicit trade and counterfeits.

[Interview] Geofrey Ndobo, Business Development Manager, PPG, Uganda

06-14-2018 | 11:55:00
Geofrey Makavelli Ndobo is Sales & Marketing Manager at People Performance Group, a consulting, outsourcing and Human Resources company based in Kampala, Uganda.

[Interview] Reuben Kimani, CEO, Username Investment, Kenya

06-14-2018 | 10:48:00
Reuben Kimani is an engineer, ICT professional and currently the CEO of Kenyan Real Estate company, Username Investment.

Angola: The road to economic reform

06-14-2018 | 06:14:45
The dramatic drop in oil prices that started in mid-2014 substantially reduced tax revenues and exports, with growth coming to a halt and inflation accelerating sharply.