News

[South Africa] Standard Bank and AVI begin trading on A2X

11-15-2018 | 08:57:00
Standard Bank Group ordinary shares, Standard Bank Group second preference shares and South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI shares begin trading on A2X today.

Ghana implements IMF's enhanced general data dissemination system

11-15-2018 | 08:34:00
Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page.

[Burkina Faso] Oikocredit invests € 2 million in Anatrans cashew processor

11-15-2018 | 08:30:00
Burkinabe cashew processor Anatrans has welcomed social impact investor Oikocredit as a new shareholder, in a transaction that saw Dutch headquartered Oikocredit make a € 2 million investment in Anatrans.

[South Africa] SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

11-15-2018 | 08:26:00
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).

RCS-Communication launches new Ka-Band service in South Sudan

11-15-2018 | 08:03:00
RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country.

MTN, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile and UNISOC launch Africa’s first smart feature phone

11-15-2018 | 07:23:00
During the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, MTN Group, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile Communications Group and UNISOC announced a partnership to launch the world’s first 3G smart feature phone in Africa.

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom partners with Kymeta to enhance communication in Africa remote areas

11-15-2018 | 06:52:00
Liquid Telecom is extending its award-winning VSAT service through a new partnership with Kymeta, enabling it to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco sign deal to improve internet connectivity in Africa

11-15-2018 | 06:32:24
Multinational telecoms company Angola Cables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco.

Nokia partners with rain to deploy 5G in South Africa

11-15-2018 | 04:47:51
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018.

Afreximbank launches facility to raise bankability of African projects

11-14-2018 | 13:15:24
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects in Africa.
 
Features

[Column] Bob Koigi: Renewable energy lights the way for Africa

11-15-2018 | 06:51:58
The growing appetite for energy in Africa despite unreliable hydro power has birthed renewable energy renaissance.

[Startup Interview] Musawa Mukupa, Founder, Health Literacy Zambia

11-15-2018 | 06:43:38
Despite spirited efforts to provide affordable education to all in Zambia, more than 80,000 children of school going age are out of school.

[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities

11-15-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Digital divide is impeding development

11-14-2018 | 08:45:10
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.

[Column] Rodney Taylor: Focus on the challenges, not the technology

11-14-2018 | 04:34:07
Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely discussed topics in business today. That said, many organisations are still slow in getting their transformation initiatives underway and implementing tangible IoT solutions.

[Column] Prins Mhlanga: SA business leaders stand to gain more from a platform economy

11-12-2018 | 11:10:00
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models.

[SA Business Week] Opening businesses to the world, growing markets

11-10-2018 | 12:46:00
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.

[Nigeria Business Week] Towards sensible investments, capital pours in from the outside

11-08-2018 | 21:20:00
For a country as populous as Nigeria, the wheels can and should not stop rotating. Supply rarely ever exceeds demand, investors are always welcome and jobs are never surplus.

[Africa Tech Week] African startups set to raise more funds in 2019

11-08-2018 | 14:08:35
The African startup ecosystem continues to thrive, the innovation revolution by these startups is on the rise. They not only bring massive impact to the local communities but also across other countries.