News

[Kenya] Gituku Kirika appointed CEO of Integrated Payment Services Limited

01-15-2021 | 13:49:46
Integrated Payment Services Limited (IPSL), the subsidiary of Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) that operates the banking industry's instant payment service PesaLink, has announced the appointment of Gituku Kirika as Chief Executive Officer.

[Nigeria] Dangote Industries bets on AfCFTA to leverage expansion, new trade routes

01-15-2021 | 13:30:00
Dangote Industries Ltd has stated that its cement expansion plan and fertilizer investments will open new trade routes for the company and Nigeria under the trade deal.

Finnfund, Norfund increase West Africa's Starsight senior debt facility to $20m

01-15-2021 | 12:43:00
Starsight, a Commercial and Industrial (C&I) solar power provider in West Africa announced that Finnfund and Norfund have increased their senior debt facility from $10 million to $20 million.

Education Cannot Wait, partners launch multi year education programme in Burkina Faso

01-15-2021 | 12:13:00
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), together with the Government of Burkina Faso, UNICEF and Enfants du Monde, launched a new multi-year programme to provide education to over 800,000 children and adolescents in Burkina Faso.

Africa’s electricity unlikely to go green this decade, report

01-15-2021 | 11:52:00
New research from the University of Oxford predicts that total electricity generation across the African continent will double by 2030, with fossil fuels continuing to dominate the energy mix, posing potential risk to global climate change commitments.

Acrow provides modular steel bridges to restore transportation lifelines in Mozambique

01-15-2021 | 08:02:00
Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announced it has provided 26 modular steel bridges to the National Road Administration of Mozambique, to restore vital transportation routes damaged by cyclones in 2019.

United States, Morocco sign cultural property agreement

01-15-2021 | 07:40:00
The U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco David T. Fischer and Morocco’s Minister of Culture Othmane El Ferdaous signed a bilateral Memorandum of Understanding that protects Moroccan cultural property.

EIB accelerates climate disaster recovery, clean energy and transport investment in Madagascar

01-15-2021 | 07:26:00
Reconstruction of road and rail links in the Madagascan capital Antananarivo will be accelerated following the disbursement of €16.4 million by the European Investment Bank.

WHO urges governments to promote healthy food in public facilities

01-15-2021 | 06:54:00
A new WHO Action framework for developing and implementing public food procurement and service policies for a healthy diet aims to increase the availability of healthy food through setting nutrition criteria for food served and sold in public settings.

FAO reports major progress towards eradicating sheep and goat plague

01-15-2021 | 06:41:26
Globally, the number of outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, fell by two-thirds in recent years.
 
Features

[Column] NJ Ayuk: Angolan legal reforms show how Africa can use oil and gas to create jobs

01-15-2021 | 13:38:00
The restructuring of the sector, that resulted in the creation of the ANPG and the reorientation of Sonangol, is arguably one of the greatest achievements of H.E. Diamantino Pedro Azevedo, Angola’s Minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum who was brought in to reform the sector.

[Column] Gerhard Hartman: Artificial Intelligence is the future of finance

01-15-2021 | 13:34:00
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper.

[Column] Reem Asaad: The 6 trends that will shape the tech space in 2021and beyond

01-14-2021 | 13:35:00
In 2020, the future of digital transformation arrived faster than anyone could have predicted. Cisco expects this will continue into 2021, with trends initially projected for 2024 becoming a reality much sooner.

[Column] Francis Wainaina: Growing Kenyan entrepreneurship – the digital programmes and projects that are shaping the future

01-14-2021 | 09:45:00
With the rise of Kenya’s digitally enabled start-ups, developing local entrepreneurship is pivotal to the success of an inclusive digital transformation journey.

[Startup Interview] Tony Botha, Managing Director, carbonTRACK Africa, South Africa

01-14-2021 | 07:18:45
carbonTRACK Africa is a South Africa technology startup that seeks to create a world where energy is consumed sustainably, shared fairly and empowers all people.

[Column] Sabelo Dlamini: The Slow-Motion AI Explosion

01-14-2021 | 06:00:32
AI has crept into systems and solutions with determined, algorithmic intensity, and it has layered its capabilities onto chatbots, APIs, neural networks, and business processes.

[Column] Dr Leesi Gborogbosi: Cost reduction strategy in the oil industry

01-13-2021 | 07:05:04
Cost reduction strategy in the oil industry is now being adopted by oil firms as a core strategy. With global economies facing recession and wide fluctuations in energy demands, it seems low costs is becoming the safety valve for oil firms.

[Column] Agnes Kalibata: Hungry for change: an open letter to African governments

01-13-2021 | 07:02:00
In 2020, the entire world knew what it was to be hungry. Millions of people went without enough to eat, with the most desperate now facing famine.

[Column] Ishmael Sunga: Strengthening intra-African trade can build resilience to shocks like Covid-19

01-11-2021 | 14:34:04
Before the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in Africa, its impact on trade was already being felt.In an ordinary year, Africa imports more than US$70 billion in food and agricultural products.

[Startup Interview] Prof.Yakubu Makeri, Founder, ICYDT, Uganda

01-11-2021 | 13:45:29
International Center for Youth Development on Technopreneurship, ICYDT, is a Uganda startup working on skills development and reduction of poverty among the youth using information technology.