News

Toyota-Egypt signs distribution agreement with Lexus

01-23-2018 | 14:02:00
Toyota-Egypt has signed an agreement with Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota, to be the official distributor of Lexus cars in the Egyptian market as from 2018.

Volkswagen to set up shop in Rwanda with an initial annual installed capacity of 5000 vehicles

01-23-2018 | 12:48:00
The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.

Workonline Communications extends its services to Kenya

01-23-2018 | 12:45:00
Wholesale network service provider Workonline Communications has expanded its East African presence by making its IP transit services available in Nairobi, Kenya.

Energy 4 Impact and GIZ collaborate in supporting pico hydro projects financing in Rwanda

01-23-2018 | 10:29:00
Energy 4 Impact has signed an agreement with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GmbH to assist mini-grid projects in receiving result-based financing, as part of their Energising Development programme.

[Kenya] Monetary Policy Committee retains base lending rate at 10 percent

01-23-2018 | 10:28:26
The Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Kenya has met to review the outcome of its policy decisions and recent economic developments.

[Nigeria] Dangote’s Multi-Million Naira Unibadan Business School ready soon

01-23-2018 | 09:51:00
Aliko Dangote has assured that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School being constructed by him would soon be ready for commissioning.

COMESA mulls electronic certificate of origin to bolster trade

01-23-2018 | 08:36:03
The development of an e-certificate of Origin (eCO) to eventually replace the hard copy version is on course.

Imagine Education and onQ expand global learning partnership for the Egyptian Ministry of Education

01-23-2018 | 08:32:00
Imagine Education, a player in global solutions, and onQ™, a digital content delivery provider for communications have expanded their partnership, to support the Teachers First initiative for the Egyptian Ministry of Education.

[Nigeria] Access Bank comes out with new paternity leave policy

01-23-2018 | 08:30:00
Starting January 2018, male employees of Access Bank Plc can take advantage of an enhanced parental leave policy that extends paid benefits to all mothers and fathers.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation to build more depots, expand market share

01-23-2018 | 08:18:00
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) is to build more depots across the Country.
 
Features

[Column] John Syekei: No place in Kenyan healthtech for ‘Wild West’ approach to data

01-23-2018 | 12:34:00
Technology has taken off in Kenya like wildfire, where the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors are the latest industries to embrace its benefits.

[Startup Interview] Paul Langlois-Meurinne, Co-founder of Gravity, Kenya

01-22-2018 | 13:02:00
Paul Langlois-Meurinne is a serial entrepreneur in Africa focused on large scale technology driven innovations. Gravity is one of such innovations:

[Interview] Ibijoke Maxwell, Host/Executive Producer, The JoMaxwell Show, UK

01-18-2018 | 09:26:00
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.

3rd Underground Infrastructure and Deep Foundations Egypt Conference | Cairo, 22 February 2018

01-16-2018 | 12:19:00
As Egypt embarks on a massive infrastructure expansion drive to stabilise and expand its economy, underground and deep foundations works represent an essential element of preparation

Sonangol Interview Discusses Enhanced Production in Angola

01-16-2018 | 11:31:00
With production decline a common challenge to offshore production in mature fields globally, operators in West Africa are taking advantage of innovative technical developments

[Column] Dominique Collett: South African fintech in 2018 – what can we expect?

01-16-2018 | 10:17:00
Fintech continues to surprise with little to touch the rise of bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in 2017. This will continue in 2018 and I make some predictions based on what we see happening globally and what we see taking place with our members at AlphaCode.

Conference: How business can make smallholder supply chains resilient | London, 13-14 March 2018

01-16-2018 | 09:08:00
The third in the smallholder series, this two-day conference will assess how business can connect the all-encompassing SDGs to their smallholder supply chains – and the business case for doing so

[Column] Idowu Oyebanjo: 2017- A year of mixed fortunes for Nigeria’s power sector

01-11-2018 | 10:13:00
2017 had its ups and downs and the power sector was no exception. The year started with a generally low mood in terms of the quantum of power generation available for distribution from none to a peak of 5,222MW on 18th of December, 2017.

[Column] Tobias Alando: Technology key to the future of manufacturing

01-09-2018 | 08:53:26
Current technological advances are creating a new automated age, with recent developments in robotics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Contemporary exchange rate policies in Eastern Africa: helping or hindering development?

01-08-2018 | 09:21:57
For the past year, a debate has raged over the role and impact of the CFA franc in West Africa. Supporters of the controversial exchange rate arrangement argue that the peg to the Euro has delivered a credible and stable currency while keeping inflation low.