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East African Community unveils bioeconomy strategy

06-24-2022 | 15:38:06
The strategy will offer an opportunity for Partners States to achieve their individual aspirations, making use of the region’s abundant natural resources, including underutilized agricultural waste materials, to produce value-added products with applications in many sectors including food, health, energy and industrial goods.

MATTER and AWS launch incubator programme for EMEA healthcare startups entering the U.S.

06-24-2022 | 15:36:11
MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, has announced the launch of a new incubation program in collaboration with Amazon Web Services (AWS) called AWS Expand.

Sound Energy appoints Morocco's Attijariwafa Bank for debt financing of Tendrara Production Concession

06-24-2022 | 15:33:00
Sound Energy announced it has entered into an Arrangement and Mandate letter with Attijariwafa bank of Morocco, in relation to the arrangement of debt financing in relation to the development of Sound Energy's Tendrara Production Concession.

Agriculture remains unattractive to the youth in Africa, experts

06-24-2022 | 15:29:46
Speaking during the ongoing Digital and Technology Week, Farmer on Fire Founder and Chief Executive Officer Wangari Kuria said young people in Sub-Saharan Africa often view agriculture as inefficient and uninteresting.

Namibia approves increase in work program and licence extension for PEL 83

06-24-2022 | 15:21:30
Sintana Energy announced that the Ministry of Mines and Energy in Namibia has approved an extension to the First Renewal Exploration Period for Petroleum Exploration License 83 (PEL 83).

KOICA, ITC sign $5m grant to support farmers and agribusinesses in Uganda

06-24-2022 | 15:11:00
KOICA and ITC signed a grant arrangement to enhance natural disaster resilience and competitiveness of farming households and agribusinesses in Uganda, particularly affecting women farmers in Northern and North-eastern Uganda.

Uganda contributes $10m to South-South Cooperation project with FAO and China

06-24-2022 | 14:56:00
Uganda is contributing nearly $10 million to the latest phase of a South-South Cooperation project focused on crop and animal production with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the Chinese government.

Visa and CIB launch global 'She's Next' initiative in Egypt

06-24-2022 | 12:27:39
Visa, the world's leader in digital payments, announced the launch of its global She's Next initiative in Egypt to economically empower local women entrepreneurs and SMB owners.

DLA Piper and FTI Consulting to assist on commonwealth school of compliance legacy programme

06-24-2022 | 12:15:52
DLA Piper (together with its DLA Piper Africa offices) and FTI Consulting announced their involvement in a new Commonwealth School of Compliance.

The Global Center on Adaptation to help smallholder farmers in Ethiopia adapt to enhance food security

06-24-2022 | 12:09:39
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) announced that it is providing technical advisory support to a new World Bank’s investment project in Ethiopia.
 
Features

Protecting food systems in Kenya: Farmers in need of policies to cope with drought

06-24-2022 | 15:33:26
While initiatives are already in place to support the communities that are affected by drought, there is need for development of strategies that provide long term solutions for the affected counties.

[Africa Tech Review] Nixon Kanali: African startups are still getting the attention of VCs

06-23-2022 | 14:48:38
This has been another interesting week for tech in Africa with a number of African tech startups across different industries raising funding to scale.

[Nigeria Business Week] Andrea Ayemoba: Nigeria scores big in budget transparency

06-23-2022 | 13:16:00
The infrastructure of Nigeria is such that for meaningful progress to be made, there must be give-and-take on the parts of the government and the people.

[Column] Nitesh Singh: Communications Service Providers have critical role to play in the race to net-zero

06-22-2022 | 14:37:56
As concerns over climate change's lasting impact intensify, CSPs (Communication Service Providers) need to tackle an urgent double-edged dilemma.

[Column] Tobias Alando: What Kenya’s Intellectual Property Recordation Programme means for manufacturers

06-21-2022 | 14:14:14
The growth in international trade, advances in technology, and changes in trading methods have come with new challenges that call for advanced strategies to effectively and efficiently combat illicit trade.

[Column] Vukani Mngxati: Building trust in the workplace is mission critical

06-21-2022 | 14:11:00
Earlier this year the global communications firm Edelman in its excellent annual Trust Barometer Survey found that close on seventy percent of those surveyed tended not to believe information until they saw evidence it was trustworthy.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Kenyan start-ups to benefit from digital transformation following Google investment

06-20-2022 | 15:19:00
Announced at the company’s Google for Africa virtual event in October, the investment will assist start-ups and entrepreneurs on their digital journeys and help usher in the next era of connectivity for citizens across the continent.

[Column] Carlo Bolzonello: Demystifying Cyberattacks on Critical Infrastructure

06-20-2022 | 13:22:48
Cyber-attacks have the potential to disrupt our lives completely, and in instances where critical national infrastructure is attacked, they could disrupt the country’s entire economy, leading to loss of life and livelihoods.

[Column] Kevin Dherman: Ways manufacturers can unlock the value of data to drive business intelligence

06-20-2022 | 07:24:00
SYSPRO research reveals that only 20 percent of manufacturing and distribution businesses have looked at investing in big data analytics tools to process and analyze data in response to ongoing disruptions

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: South Sudan remains a strategic player in the region’s petroleum industry

06-17-2022 | 16:12:47
Owing to its strategic position at the heart of a wider Nile Basin-East Africa hydrocarbons-rich area, South Sudan is emerging as the hub for petroleum industry services and exploration in the region.