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[Kenya] Cytonn launches CAHIP, home ownership savings plan

01-24-2020 | 14:16:00
Cytonn Investments launched the first Home Ownership Savings platform within a regulated collective investment scheme, Cytonn Affordable Housing Investment Plan (CAHIP).

ACCF grants $4.7m to support projects in African countries

01-24-2020 | 13:52:00
The Africa Climate Change Fund (ACCF) approved seven new project proposals amounting to around $4.7 million to African countries.

[South Africa] Meerkat selected in Catalyst Fund’s latest cohort of fintech startups

01-24-2020 | 12:30:00
South Africa’s fintech startup Meerkat have been selected to participate in Catalyst Funds latest cohort to launch their innovative low-cost savings product to the South African market.

IDH, partners launch world’s largest impact fund for smallholder farmers’ finance

01-24-2020 | 12:20:00
IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative, in coalition with Unilever, Jacobs DE, Mondelez and Rabobank, has launched the world’s biggest-ever impact fund for smallholder farmers finance.

IFC, Zalar Agri partner to support sustainable agriculture in Morocco

01-24-2020 | 12:02:00
IFC is providing $24 million in financing, including a US$12 million C loan for IFC’s own account and a mobilization of a US$12 million B loan through IFC’s syndication program to Zalar Agri.

Bboxx partners with DRC for affordable, reliable and clean electricity to 10 million people by 2024

01-24-2020 | 11:43:00
Bboxx, a British next generation utility company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to bring affordable, reliable and clean electricity to 10 million citizens by 2024.

Cocoa farming made easy in Ghana, Board delivers motorised farming equipment

01-24-2020 | 10:11:00
Cocoa farming in Ghana will soon become less laborious for farmers as the Ghana Cocoa Board takes delivery of some 100,000 pieces of motorised slashers which will be distributed to cocoa farmers across the country.

COMESA calls for regional approach to tackle Fall Army Worm

01-24-2020 | 09:46:00
A seed development expert based at COMESA Secretariat has called for a regional approach towards the fight against army worms which have attacked agriculture fields in some member states.

ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha collaborate to transform how African organizations recruit talent

01-24-2020 | 09:41:00
Ringier One Africa Media, ROAM Africa and Interview Mocha have signed a partnership agreement to transform the way African organizations recruit talent.

SAExploration wins two new projects offshore West Africa

01-24-2020 | 09:10:00
SAExploration, an international oilfield services company has won two new projects in offshore West Africa.

Unilever Nigeria appoints Carl Cruz Managing Director

01-24-2020 | 07:40:00
The Board of Unilever Nigeria Plc has appointed Carl Cruz as its new Managing Director to takes over the management and leadership of the company effective 1st February 2020.

[Egypt] Moneygram partners with Suez Canal Bank on cross border money transfer service

01-24-2020 | 07:38:16
MoneyGram International has partnered with Suez Canal Bank to allow MoneyGram customers from around the world send money directly to the bank accounts of friends and family members in Egypt.

[Zambia] Mobe Sugar set to open $166 million sugar refinery plant

01-24-2020 | 07:34:00
Mobe Sugar Company has initiated talks with Luanshya Municipal Council, North-Central Zambia on opening a sugar refinery and auxiliary factories in the district worth over $166 million.

Globeleq to develop renewable energy project in Togo

01-24-2020 | 07:29:00
Globeleq, the leading independent power producer in sub-Saharan Africa, has signed a joint development agreement with the Togolese government to develop a utility-scale renewable energy project.

[Nigeria] 9mobile launches Artificial Intelligence customer assistant

01-24-2020 | 07:19:00
Nigeria’s telecommunication company 9mobile has launched 'Enin', a personal digital customer assistant on the 9mobile network.

ADF approves grant for disaster risk management training in Zimbabwe

01-23-2020 | 14:11:06
The Board of the African Development Fund (ADF) approved a $685,000 grant to strengthen Zimbabwe’s capacity to manage disaster risks.

The US boosts Madagascar's health system with $4.5m donation of medical supplies

01-23-2020 | 13:54:00
The United States government has announced a $4.5 million donation of modern medical materials and equipment to help local health workers improve the provision of quality health services in Madagascar.

Improving digital access offers investors opportunity to achieve SDGs in Africa, Standard Chartered

01-23-2020 | 13:49:00
Opportunity2030: The Standard Chartered SDG Investment Map reveals a $197 billion opportunity for private-sector investors in five high-growth markets in Africa.

USAID, partners to invest in young African social entrepreneurs

01-23-2020 | 13:43:00
USAID and USADF announces plans to award a total of $400,000 in grant funding, with support from Citi Foundation, to 42 young African social entrepreneurs who are developing businesses to drive social and community change.

Video streaming platform MVMO launches in Africa

01-23-2020 | 13:25:00
MVMO, an innovative new entrant to the high-growth African online entertainment market has announced the launch of its service in the continent.