News

Truecaller launches user verification solution for the mobile web

07-16-2019 | 14:17:00
Truecaller has announced the global launch of its Truecaller SDK solution exclusively for the mobile web platform.

Rising internet penetration, mobile phones drive gaming market growth, IMARC Group report

07-16-2019 | 13:29:00
The recent report by IMARC Group estimates that the global gaming market growth reached a value of $ 108.2 Billion in 2018.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches IoT products

07-16-2019 | 12:09:11
Vodacom has launched a range of Internet of Things products that will allow customers to connect and monitor their compatible home and leisure IoT devices to the Vodacom dedicated global IoT network.

[Kenya] UBA, Export Trading Group in a $125 million deal to supply quality farm inputs

07-16-2019 | 11:46:58
United Bank for Africa (UBA) has entered into a $ 125 million with Export Trading Group, an African Conglomerate having an integrated agricultural supply chain.

AFC provides $100 million to Aker Energy’s deep water offshore oil project in Ghana

07-16-2019 | 11:42:44
Africa Finance Corporation, the infrastructure solutions provider in Africa, has financed Aker Energy A.S. a subsidiary of Aker ASA, one of the highest-quality-rated companies in the Norwegian market.

World hunger not gone down after three years, obesity still growing, UN report

07-16-2019 | 09:19:00
An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row.

[Ghana] Jobhouse Services unveils online career platform to improve job searches, recruitment

07-16-2019 | 09:03:53
Jobhouse Services Limited a company offering temporary staffing and recruitment services in Ghana has launched www.xycareers.com/ghana, a new jobs and career coaching website.

AIMS, AfDB ink partnership to accelerate mathematics for industry expertise across Africa

07-16-2019 | 09:00:00
The African Development Bank and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday to strengthen education, training and research in mathematical sciences in Africa.

HSEVEN launches Africa startup acceleration programme with up to €1.5 million investment per business

07-16-2019 | 08:57:27
HSEVEN, Africa’s largest accelerator is launching “HSEVEN DISRUPT AFRICA”, an ambitious startup acceleration program designed for entrepreneurs of the Moroccan and African diaspora.

French media channel, Canal+ aquires Nigerian film studio, ROK

07-16-2019 | 08:35:00
African film studio and international TV network, ROK, has been acquired by CANAL+ Group, comprising production, content distribution and publishing channels.
 
Features

[Column] Tamer Farouk: Digital transformation key to securing new customers

07-16-2019 | 14:27:45
Nowadays, customers can easily access product and service details through their devices at any time and compare competitors’ offers.

[Column] Sachen Gudka: Growing manufacturing SMEs from local value chains to global market players

07-15-2019 | 08:32:59
The increased attention on SME growth both at a national and global scale, points to a reckoning that the future of business hinges on their success.

[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa

07-12-2019 | 08:35:00
Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding.

What makes a data privacy law smart? A look at Africa and beyond

07-11-2019 | 06:43:29
The mobile industry is forecast to contribute $150 billion to GDP in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2022, and through mobile, nearly 300 million more people are expected to access the internet by 2025.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Revitalizing global trade to deliver full development potential

07-10-2019 | 14:31:00
In the face of barriers and protectionism, the multilateral trade rulebook needs to be revised to ensure that it can deliver its full development potential

[Column] Bob Koigi: What the Africa free trade pact portends for the continent and businesses

07-10-2019 | 11:07:00
In its May report, the International Monetary Fund, IMF, hailed the African Continental Free Trade Area, AfCFTA, as an economic game changer akin to those that have previously bolstered growth in North America and Europe

[Africa CEO Forum] What are the opportunities that AfCFTA brings for business?

07-10-2019 | 07:29:00
We regularly ask key players for their opinion on current developments in African business and politics. This time the question is about the African Continental Free Trade Agreement

[Column] Victor Oladokun: African sports as a business and a brand

07-10-2019 | 06:39:00
At the ongoing Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt, the visual imagery of almost empty stadiums is a powerful narrative. But not the kind that African sports, African football, or corporate sponsors deserve.

[Column] Mark Bannerman: Passing the Torch to the Millennial Generation (tech perspective)

07-10-2019 | 06:02:28
There was a time during the tumultuous 60s and 70s that the younger generation was admonished to “never trust anyone over thirty.

[Startup Interview] Benjamin Manirafasha, CEO, Iris Hub, Rwanda

07-09-2019 | 16:51:47
Benjamin Manirafasha is the founder of Iris Hub, an incubation and innovation center that is using technology to address youth unemployment in Rwanda.