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Utimaco and Astel sign distribution partnership for HSMs in the Africa region

02-21-2019 | 11:34:07
Astel, a provider for IT infrastructure and office automation solutions in Africa, and Utimaco, the global number two in Hardware Security Modules have announced a distribution partnership for the Africa region.

Patricia Obo-Nai becomes first Ghanaian to be appointed CEO of Vodafone Ghana

02-21-2019 | 11:25:53
Telecommunication company Vodafone Ghana has appointed Patricia Obo-Nai as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019.

UNIDO pilots Better Cotton Initiative in Egypt towards sustainable cotton production

02-21-2019 | 11:18:48
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has launched the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) pilot in the country to support the Egyptian Cotton branding.

Huawei set for launch of cloud data services in Africa

02-21-2019 | 09:50:52
Huawei is preparing for the launch for its cloud data services in Africa. The company is working with South African partners for the construction of the data centers in Johannesburg initially and later Cape Town.

Celtel Networks, RAC, CEIEC sign agreement for the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project

02-21-2019 | 09:46:50
Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting and Chinese international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed an agreement for the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project.

[South Africa] AngloGold Ashanti grows margins and cash flow, charts path forward

02-21-2019 | 08:03:00
AngloGold Ashanti achieved guidance for the sixth consecutive year, with improved margins driving significant growth in free cash flow generation.

IFC and Banque de l’Habitat partner to boost access to finance for women in Tunisia

02-21-2019 | 07:20:29
IFC signed an agreement with Banque de l’Habitat to launch a pioneering project that will help the bank boost financial inclusion for women in Tunisia and launch a digital offering for its customers.

MTN’s Simfy Africa appoints Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top Music Services

02-21-2019 | 07:08:48
MTN Group's newly acquired music streaming entity, Simfy Africa, has been given a welcome boost with the appointment of Oyebowale Akideinde as Head of Over the Top (OTT) Music Services.

Anglo African Oil & Gas receives part of debt payment owed to it by SNPC, Congo

02-21-2019 | 07:05:00
Anglo African Oil & Gas has provided an update on the repayment of funds owed to it by SNPC, a Congolese national oil company, in regards to SNPC's 44% holding in the Tilapia Licence.

Treasury revises South Africa’s 2019 economic growth to 1.5 per cent

02-21-2019 | 06:57:00
National Treasury has revised down the South African economy’s growth to 1.5% in 2019.

[Kenya] Government and private sector to collaborate on Mobile Phone Data Protection & Privacy Framework

02-21-2019 | 06:31:28
The Government of Kenya has committed to work with telecommunications companies and civil society advocates to develop a data privacy and protection framework that will help ensure that data from mobile phone use can be shared for positive social impact.

Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.

02-21-2019 | 05:51:00
Zain selects Parallel Wireless to modernize existing 2G and 3G Infrastructure in North Africa and the Middle East.

Kenya launches green bonds market in product diversification plan

02-20-2019 | 09:00:00
As part of the strategy of diversifying products in the Kenyan capital markets, the frameworks to issue listed and unlisted green bonds have launched.

NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East

02-20-2019 | 07:52:52
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.

Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019

02-20-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.

IFAD, Egypt sign $81 million deal to promote resilience in desert environments

02-20-2019 | 06:52:00
IFAD and Egypt have signed a financing agreement to reduce poverty and enhance food and nutrition security for 450,000 rural people in the Matrouh Governorate.

Libya government partners with World Bank to accelerate economic recovery

02-20-2019 | 06:49:00
The World Bank Group has announced a new strategy of support for Libya focused on restoring key services to citizens and promoting economic recovery as a critical contribution to the ongoing peace process.

Protiviti grows global foothold with new South Africa partnership

02-20-2019 | 06:46:02
To further address the needs of its clients, global consulting firm Protiviti has expanded its Member Firm network to South Africa to add SekelaXabiso CA Incorporated (SkX) as its newest member firm.

[Tanzania] Armadale signs offtake agreement with Matrass for the Mahenge Liandu Graphite project

02-20-2019 | 06:42:31
Armadale has signed an MOU for a proposed offtake agreement with the Matrass Group for high quality graphite products produced at the Company’s Mahenge Liandu Graphite Project in Tanzania.

[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa

02-20-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.