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NCC creates new department to accelerate government's digital economy agenda in Nigeria

07-10-2020 | 13:16:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has created a Digital Economy Department principally responsible for implementing programmes and policies aimed at fully supporting and promoting the national digital economy agenda.

Africa Mobile Networks processes one billion calls from rural users in Sub-Saharan Africa

07-10-2020 | 13:07:00
Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) has announced that it now processes more than one billion phone calls annually for subscribers in previously unconnected rural areas in Sub-Saharan Africa.

[Nigeria] CIBN to adopt remote online proctoring for its examinations

07-10-2020 | 13:01:00
The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) has commenced plans to adopt Remote Online Proctoring for the conduct of its professional banking and certification examinations.

Paxful taps African youth to help launch global entrepreneurship programme

07-10-2020 | 11:32:00
Paxful, is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing blockchain economy has to offer the youth, despite the challenging economic conditions currently experienced worldwide.

Kiva receives $2.5 million from USAID to support one million women entrepreneurs globally

07-10-2020 | 11:29:38
Financial inclusion non-profit Kiva is announcing a partnership under the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative with USAID to advance women’s economic empowerment.

Centre of Excellence in Rwanda to support African farmers and rural communities

07-10-2020 | 09:36:00
A new African Centre of Excellence for sustainable cooling and cold chain based in Rwanda will help get farmers’ produce to market quickly and efficiently, reducing food waste, boosting profits and creating jobs.

Total to resume drilling offshore South Africa in September

07-10-2020 | 08:43:00
French oil major Total and its project partners are set to resume drilling at block 11B/12B in the Luiperd prospect, where Total in early 2019 flagged potential resources of 1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, in September.

[South Africa] Vodacom Business partners with Cloudflare to enhance cyber resilience

07-10-2020 | 08:20:00
Vodacom Business has partnered with Cloudflare to provide businesses of all sizes, faster, more secure and reliable website services.

IFC launches USD global bond, raises $2 billion to support private sector in developing countries

07-10-2020 | 08:05:00
IFC issued a new US dollar global benchmark bond, raising $2 billion to support private sector enterprises in developing countries in the face of the global COVID-19 health and economic crisis.

Pensana Rare Earths lists Angola’s Longonjo Project on the London Stock Exchange

07-10-2020 | 07:46:00
Australian exploration company Pensana Rare Earths has listed its Longonjo project in Angola on the London Stock Exchange, representing the U.K.’s first resources-focused IPO since COVID-19.
 
Features

Taming post-harvest losses can boost food security in Africa, WCC

07-10-2020 | 14:07:00
African Church leaders are highlighting the need to tame the continent’s persistent post-harvest losses, as organizations point at rising food insecurity due to the coronavirus pandemic.

[Column] Louis van Ravesteyn: How a global pandemic could strengthen agribusiness in Africa

07-10-2020 | 06:50:14
As supply chains around the world are disrupted questions have begun to emerge about Africa and its ability to ensure food security for its citizens.

African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders in Tanzania, report

07-08-2020 | 08:12:00
An African Development Bank project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team.

[Column] Akesh Lalla: Yes, there’s disruption but also, opportunity

07-07-2020 | 09:38:00
I hear this a lot, “We are in unprecedented times.” Actually, to borrow from author and motivational speaker Simon Sinek, we are not. We have been through tough business situations like this before.

[Column] Alain Tshal: Guarding against identity theft in times of increased online fraud

07-07-2020 | 07:07:00
Everyone is fair (and likely) game when it comes to identity theft. That is true at the best of times, but the COVID-19 pandemic has only intensified cyber fraudsters’ hunt for the susceptible and vulnerable.

[Column] Caleb Onyango: Managing our wellbeing in these trying times

07-06-2020 | 08:15:00
Psychologically, the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted our emotions, our thought processes and ultimately our behavior.

[Column] Paulo de Matos: A four-step approach to building business continuity in uncertainty

07-03-2020 | 07:10:00
The role of procurement is about ensuring that business operations continue like clockwork no matter how disrupted the business environment is.

[Column] Ntombi Mphokane: What will it take to tackle the global skills crisis?

07-03-2020 | 06:44:02
If the World Economic Forum (WEF) is to be believed, then business across the globe could be facing a reskilling emergency.

[Column] Maria Helena Semedo: We must act now to avert an imminent food crisis in Africa

07-02-2020 | 07:34:09
The Covid-19 pandemic has reached Africa at a time when the continent is already grappling with multiple crises.

[Column] Siyabonga Mbanjwa: Delivering sustainable energy across Africa in a more accessible and reliable way

07-02-2020 | 07:31:57
The global Coronavirus pandemic has disrupted the operating environment for both the public and private sectors as a result of the unprecedented lockdowns and restrictions put in place by countries to curb infections.