News

UAE Exchange rebrands its Uganda operations as Unimoni

07-20-2018 | 06:44:45
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Uganda operations as “Unimoni”.

Vodacom is South Africa’s fastest network, Ookla and ATIO results

07-20-2018 | 06:40:49
Two leading independent analyst groups have confirmed that Vodacom has South Africa’s fastest 4G network and overall fastest network, respectively.

Patrick Akinwuntan appointed MD designate of Ecobank Nigeria

07-20-2018 | 06:37:00
The Board of Directors of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI) has appointed Patrick Akinwuntan as the Managing Director & Regional Executive - designate of Ecobank Nigeria, subject to applicable regulatory approvals.

African Development Bank approves South Africa Country Strategy Paper

07-20-2018 | 06:36:00
The African Development Bank has approved a string of measures aimed at supporting South Africa’s economic development ambitions as an upper Middle-Income Country.

Felipe Jaramillo appointed World Bank Country Director for Kenya

07-19-2018 | 13:02:00
Mr. Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018.

Online financial transactions in Africa to grow to $3billion by 2020

07-19-2018 | 12:59:08
Close to $100m of fundraising has been injected already in 2018 into Africa’s bourgeoning fintech and mobile payments sector.

Nigeria Customs adopts Oracle blockchain service

07-19-2018 | 08:19:49
Nigeria Customs Service is among the global early adopters of the Oracle Blockchain Cloud Service which has recently been introduced.

[Mauritania] UNIDO, government launch country programme

07-19-2018 | 08:16:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization and Mauritania’s Ministry of Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Industry have launched the UNIDO Country Programme to stimulate the structural transformation of the national economy.

Uganda National Airlines orders four bombardier aircrafts at $190m

07-19-2018 | 06:05:45
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.

Kenya government introduces tax relief to boost affordable housing

07-19-2018 | 06:01:48
President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed into law a Bill creating a 15 percent tax relief for Kenyans buying houses under the Affordable Housing Scheme.
 
Features

[Africa Tech Week] Tapping e-commerce to grow intra Africa trade

07-19-2018 | 10:50:00
In Africa, intra regional trade accounts for a paltry 15 per cent of all trading compared to Europe where trade between the region’s nations stand at 70 per cent and Asia’s 51 per cent.

[Kenya Business Week] Towards affordable housing

07-19-2018 | 10:44:45
As Kenya aims for mid- level economic status it has set targets it hopes will propel it to this dream.

[Column] Lana Jacobs: Shipping industry can gain from smart contracts

07-18-2018 | 06:41:33
International shipping could be among the first industries to embrace the commercial benefits of blockchain-based smart contracts.

[Nigeria Business Week] Ensuring co-operation and diligence in trade

07-13-2018 | 10:46:25
There is no shortage of opinions with regards to what needs to be done to improve economies of Africa. Experts from diverse fields advocate for different solutions, some tailored to fit their field interests, others seeming to stem from a place of general betterment.

[Interview] Kifle Bantayehu, Founder, Afrinection.com

07-13-2018 | 08:05:00
Kifle Bantayehu is an Ethiopian entrepreneur, consulting professional and policy strategist. He founded in 2016 Afrinection, a platform that closes several gaping holes in the African employment and investment market.

[Kenya Business Week] Tackling illicit financial flows

07-12-2018 | 10:34:00
In one of the most historic developments in the country, President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Swiss counterpart Alain Berset have overseen the signing of a key agreement that clears the way for the recovery of assets acquired through corruption and crime in Kenya

[Africa Tech Week] Growing continental remittances and footprint

07-12-2018 | 10:32:44
This has perhaps been one of the busiest weeks for Africa tech companies seeking to increase connectivity as rolling of infrastructure and boosting existing network services took center stage

[Startup Interview] Tomiwa Majekodunmi, CEO, NASPA, Nigeria

07-12-2018 | 06:48:00
At a time when the electricity needs of Africa continue to outstrip available supply, a company in Nigeria is investing in providing low cost, clean and sustainable energy to especially those not connected to the national grid.

[Column] Byron Mudhune: Looming danger in Africa’s food imports

07-12-2018 | 06:43:12
Addressing Africa’s food import and consumption has suffered from extreme mood swings with the pendulum moving from episodes of pessimism to euphoria.

[Columm] Jeremy Potgieter: IIoT set to drive African manufacturing

07-11-2018 | 11:23:00
The manufacturing sector is set to evolve thanks to the rise of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Specifically focused on industries with machinery and production processes, IIoT will significantly enhance manufacturing.