News

National Bank of Malawi launches Western Union Money Transfer service

05-11-2021 | 15:14:49
National Bank of Malawi (NBM) plc has entered into a partnership with International Money Transfer Institution to ease money transfer transactions for its customers and non-customers.

ETG Group receives $100 million financing from CDC Group to support farmers in Africa and Asia

05-11-2021 | 15:11:00
The debt commitment will support the growth of ETG’s food and agriculture business, and it will help ETG strengthen food value chains by expanding its logistic networks.

DP World launches e-commerce platform in Rwanda

05-11-2021 | 14:09:00
Trade enabler DP World has launched DUBUY.com, a global wholesale e-commerce platform. DUBUY.com is available first in Rwanda with plans to expand across Africa and around the world.

Digital customer platform myDHLi boosts online bookings by 56 per cent

05-11-2021 | 13:24:36
The expansion comes along with improvements to existing functionalities, for example, the integration of a “save and edit” option and new services such as myDHLi Reports.

Swedish engineering company Sandvik to acquire South African screens and feeders manufacturer Kwatani

05-11-2021 | 11:52:18
Sandvik signed a deal to acquire the South African based company Kwatani, the supplier of screens and feeders for the mining industry.

Petrofac secures contract for bp project in Mauritania and Senegal

05-11-2021 | 11:35:56
Petrofac has secured a contract with bp to develop operational procedures for their Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) Project in Mauritania and Senegal.

African crypto exchange Quidax processes over $3.2b in transactions, announces global expansion

05-11-2021 | 11:22:00
African cryptocurrency exchange Quidax, shared plans to expand beyond Africa to the global market. The company also announced the launch of its native token, QDX, and revealed plans to reposition as the global home of BEP20 tokens.

[Nigeria ]NIMC pioneers Africa’s first mobile identity ecosystem

05-11-2021 | 09:23:49
Nigeria NIMC is pioneering Africa-first Mobile Identity Ecosystem leveraging OSIA open standard interfaces to verify unique identities against National Identity Registry.

Legatum Center launches inaugural Legatum Foundry Fellowship for entrepreneurs in Africa

05-11-2021 | 09:08:02
At an inflection point in their entrepreneurial journeys, Fellows will learn from MIT faculty, connect with investors, and expand their network of peer innovators.

[South Africa] Curo Fund Services adopts Temenos accounting platform

05-11-2021 | 07:46:22
The move to Temenos’ platform has transformed Curo’s operating model by simplifying its architecture and enabling more automated exception-based processing to increase efficiencies, reduce costs and open up new opportunities for growth.
 
Features

[Column] Vinod Madhavan : After a cautious start, Africa’s policymakers should accelerate adoption of AfCFTA

05-11-2021 | 15:17:00
If successful, AfCFTA is expected to boost intra-African trade from the low levels of c. 17% seen today, which in turn will promote industrialisation and economic growth.

[Column] Matthew Munyiri: Using Google Workspace will impact your business for the better

05-11-2021 | 13:00:00
Things have changed. There’s no more chit chat by the water cooler anymore, office banter has been replaced with emojis and meeting greetings have been replaced from “Hello” to “Hello, can you hear me?”

[Interview] Lino G. TOKPO, CEO, GENIEUP Group, Benin

05-10-2021 | 13:58:00
Lino G. Tokpo is the founder and CEO of GENIEUP Group, a young Beninese company which mainly intervenes in supporting local businesses through product distribution.

[Column] Jon Tullett: Speed to Value - Accelerating resilience and business continuity

05-10-2021 | 12:34:54
Cloud transformation that allows for robust disaster recovery and business continuity can be anything from evolving legacy infrastructure into the cloud, to going deeper into cloud practices.

[Column] Simon Ngunjiri: South Africa is one of the biggest cloud markets in Africa

05-10-2021 | 12:25:00
South Africa has been described as one of the biggest cloud markets in Africa. The country is also Africa’s largest data center market, accounting for ~60% of the continent’s available MTDC power supply.

Gender norms prevent women from using technology to shell maize in Tanzania

05-10-2021 | 08:09:17
Gender norms prevent women from using technology to shell maize in Tanzania

[Interview] Lino G. TOKPO, PDG, GENIEUP Group, Benin

05-10-2021 | 07:49:00
Lino G.Tokpo est le fondateur et PDG de GENIEUP Group, une jeune entreprise Béninoise qui intervient essentiellement dans l’accompagnement des entreprises locales à travers d’une distribution des produits.

[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Regulatory overreach is impeding economic growth

05-10-2021 | 07:47:54
Naturally, regulations are a prerequisite for any nation or institution. When effectively implemented, they create an enabling environment for competitiveness by enforcing fair business practices

[Column] Michelle Dickens: Are South African companies ready for Protection of Personal Information Act?

05-07-2021 | 06:32:52
The majority of organisations are not yet compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) which becomes effective on 1 July this year.

[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama: Consumer Appetite for Digital Payments Takes Off in Africa

05-06-2021 | 12:23:14
As the world went into pandemic lockdown in 2020, consumers in Africa shifted their spending habits to embrace contactless tap-and-go payments and online shopping.