News

Botswana grants Globalstar first international terrestrial spectrum approval

11-17-2017 | 12:04:00
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz.

Italian scientist brings ‘pasta power’ climate adaptation solution to West Africa

11-17-2017 | 12:00:00
A ‘crazy idea’ has resulted in the ability to grow durum wheat in the extreme heat of famine-affected Senegal, Mauritania and Mali, potentially boosting the income for one million farming families.

Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa introduces bus chassis for the commuter segment

11-17-2017 | 09:34:00
Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa has unveiled their latest offering, the OF 1723 bus chassis. This product is geared to offer a reliable, durable and value for money alternative in the commuter bus segment.

Purdue poised to improve sorghum for African farmers with $5 million grant

11-17-2017 | 09:30:00
Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers.

Liquid Telecom closes $180 million senior secured notes tap offering, attracting strong interest from leading international markets

11-17-2017 | 07:37:00
Liquid Telecommunications Financing PLC, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has successfully closed a $180 million tap offering of the Issuer’s $550 million 8½% Senior Secured Notes due 2022, at an issue price of 105.0 per cent.

AfDB launches Africa NDC Hub with 10 partners to fight climate change

11-17-2017 | 07:34:00
Africa Day, held on 15 November within COP23 in Bonn, was the springboard for the official launch of Africa NDC Hub, the African Platform for Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs).

The future of African ports is also the future of Africa's economic success

11-17-2017 | 07:30:00
Statistics indicate that 90% of imports and exports in Africa are driven by sea. With a global middle class set to reach 5 billion people by 2030, global trade is set to continue to grow at an unprecedented rate.

Opening of Mutukula one stop border post to boost trade between Uganda and Tanzania

11-16-2017 | 13:32:00
John Pombe Magufuli, President of Tanzania and Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of Uganda and Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, East African Community Secretary General have launched Mutukula One Stop Border Post (OSBP) located on the Uganda- Tanzania border.

[Kenya] Stanbic Bank targets rich clients with new wealth division

11-16-2017 | 11:36:46
Stanbic Bank Kenya has launched a new business unit called Wealth dedicated to offering a complete range of financial services including Life and General insurance, investments.

Boeing, AerCap announce Egyptair as newest 787 Dreamliner operator

11-16-2017 | 11:29:43
Boeing and AerCap have announced that Egyptair will lease six Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
 
Features

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Manufacturing should be everyone’s business

11-17-2017 | 13:30:00
South Korea, currently the 11th largest economy in the world, is often regarded as an economic miracle because of its rapid economic and social transformation, which continues to be a case study as to how global economies can achieve sustained and broad-based growth.

[Startup Interview] Samuel Munguti, CEO, Farmers Pride, Kenya

11-16-2017 | 13:30:00
At a time when smallholder farmers across Africa, who form the bulk of the food producers, are struggling with access to key agricultural inputs including fertilizer and seeds, Farmers Pride, based in Kenya has rolled out an elaborate plan to address these biting challenges.

Bring 'hidden' employee costs to light before the deal is done

11-15-2017 | 06:28:24
While it's unlikely that a company changing hands would deliberately conceal any employee costs and liabilities from potential buyers, due to the buyer's unfamiliarity with the local employment landscape it is possible to miss some employee costs..

Engaging Africa’s young girls with technology

11-13-2017 | 13:17:00
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.

[Column] Dr. Steve New: Why potato farming is big business for Kenya

11-13-2017 | 11:30:00
Under the USAID funded Feed the Future Programme that is being implemented in Kenya through the Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises, we ventured into potato to increase productivity .

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why Kenya Needs an Industrial Water Policy

11-10-2017 | 13:38:13
Water is becoming an increasingly paradoxical subject; mainly because it is a universal basic need without which there would be no life, and yet, it is fast becoming the foremost depleted and scarce resource in the world.

[Startup Interview] Sol Mukasa, Founder, Brand Honcho, South Africa

11-09-2017 | 13:19:00
Sol Mukasa is the founder and head of Brand Honcho, a marketing and advertising agency that is changing the rules of marketing through broadening the way agencies and clients interact with one another.

[Column] Bob Koigi: The farm to folk business and getting our priorities right

11-09-2017 | 13:12:00
Africa can be the world’s breadbasket, numerous studies have suggested, painting a picture of a continent poised to emerge as a key supplier of food in a globe where population explosion and food price spikes are taking a toll on farmland produce.

[CEO Interview] Aubrey Swanepoel, CEO, Pfortner South Africa

11-09-2017 | 10:47:00
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.

[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption

11-08-2017 | 13:15:00
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.