News

Sokowatch launches East Africa’s first commercial electric three wheelers

12-02-2020 | 14:33:57
Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, has launched electric three wheelers, commonly referred to as tuk-tuks, to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used commercially in East Africa.

BaseKit, Liquid Telecom partnership to help African businesses establish online presence

12-02-2020 | 14:33:48
Website builder BaseKit is set to partner with Liquid Telecom to provide a website and eCommerce builder to customers of the African communications provider.

Senegal joins World Logistics Passport as hub for Africa

12-02-2020 | 14:30:00
Senegal is to boost its position as a trade hub for Africa by joining the World Logistics Passport, a major initiative by Dubai to link nations around the world and increase South-South trade.

USAID announces joint $30m commitment to unlock finance for agribusinesses in Africa

12-02-2020 | 13:13:00
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and the IKEA Foundation announced a joint $30 million commitment to Aceli Africa.

United Oil & Gas to commence drilling at the Abu Sennan concession in Egypt

12-02-2020 | 13:03:00
United Oil & Gas, the growing oil and gas company with a portfolio of production, development, exploration and appraisal assets, announced the commencement of a drilling programme on the Abu Sennan concession in Egypt.

LaLiga signs Mondia as strategic technology, commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific

12-02-2020 | 12:11:00
LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans.

Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa

12-02-2020 | 11:24:08
Informal retail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are set to receive a technological and operational boost for their businesses, thanks to Nestlé, Nomanini and Standard Bank.

CrossBoundary Energy open sources its investment approach for mini-grids to accelerate energy access in Africa

12-02-2020 | 09:16:16
CrossBoundary Energy Access (CBEA), Africa’s first project financing facility for mini-grids, is open sourcing its approach to investing infrastructure capital into mini-grids to accelerate energy access for all in Africa by 2030.

Gumzo unveils platform for tutors to support online education in Kenya

12-02-2020 | 08:55:00
After successfully piloting Gumzo For Schools, a video conferencing system designed specifically for e-learning in Africa, Usiku Games has enhanced its platform to allow tutors to continue providing private tuition.

[South Africa] LyondellBasell, Sasol complete Louisiana Joint Venture transaction

12-02-2020 | 07:48:00
LyondellBasell, one of the largest plastics, chemicals and refining companies in the world, and Sasol, a global integrated chemicals and energy company, announced the closing of their Louisiana-based Integrated Polyethylene JV transaction.
 
Features

[Column] Emma Colenbrander: Is an Amazon for Africa’s “energy poor” in the making?

12-02-2020 | 12:36:44
A majority of consumers in Africa still live off the grid, in what are commonly called "last-mile" communities.

[Column] Nikolai Stankau: Financial services brands foster a community spirit to drive innovation

12-02-2020 | 12:19:00
Like most large enterprises today, banks and other financial services companies are striving to become technology businesses.

[Column] Joseph Magero: Tackling tobacco harm in the era of misinformation

12-01-2020 | 15:15:00
Everyone wants to reduce the approximately 30,000 annual tobacco-related deaths in Kenya; so it’s especially disappointing to see the nay-sayers undermining our best opportunity to do just that.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: Celebrating startups and digital businesses that are uplifting African communities

11-30-2020 | 14:16:00
The positive, far-reaching impact the digital economy has had on various industries has also translated into benefitting and changing the lives of individuals, families, and communities across our continent

[Column] Vianca McCall: Understanding digital signatures in the modern business world

11-26-2020 | 06:42:00
The pen may be mightier than the sword, but in an ever-growing digital world, this small but mighty weapon may well be on its way to extinction.

[Column] Woelinam Dogbe: Why Ghana needs a new financial sector regulation architecture

11-25-2020 | 12:52:00
Ghana’s financial sector is in crisis. A crisis occasioned by the collapse of over 300 financial institutions; and which has affected every division of the financial sector.

Off-grid solar generation could affect how Africa uses coal, natural gas for electricity

11-25-2020 | 08:19:00
In the International Energy Outlook 2020 (IEO2020), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects electricity generation in Africa using two cases with different assumptions about how future electricity needs are fulfilled.

Adopting competitive fiscal frameworks key to boosting investment in Africa’s oil and gas sector

11-25-2020 | 06:16:32
Without bold fiscal reforms, Africa is doomed to further loose its global market share of oil & gas investment and production.

Rystad Energy analysis shows Africa’s renewable energy capacity is set for consecutive years of growth

11-24-2020 | 09:28:00
Africa’s installed capacity of renewable energy, which stood at 12.6 gigawatt (GW) in 2019, is set for consecutive years of growth, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.

[Column] John Mc Loughlin: The changing face of Ransomware

11-23-2020 | 13:27:16
There is a significant decrease in the sheer number of ransomware attacks due to improved security, better backup strategies and faster data recovery measures