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biNU’s Moya Messenger hits one million users in South Africa

08-23-2019 | 13:33:00
biNu, the #datafree pioneer, has announced that its Moya Messenger and content app is now being actively used by over one million people in South Africa every month.

Ethiopian Cargo launches flights to Bangkok and Hanoi

08-23-2019 | 11:35:00
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, the largest cargo operator in Africa has started once weekly freighter service to Bangkok, Thailand and Hanoi, Vietnam.

Chad invites Angola to explore oil

08-23-2019 | 11:29:00
Chad has sent an invitation to Angola to explore oil in the country, Angola’s President João Lourenço has said.

Africa Data Centres Nairobi becomes PCI DSS compliant

08-23-2019 | 08:50:00
Africa Data Centres Nairobi, formerly known as East Africa Data Centre, is now officially Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.

[Kenya] Communications Authority appoints Mercy Wanjau interim Director General

08-23-2019 | 08:47:57
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has appointed Mercy Wanjau as the acting Director-General to replace Francis Wangusi whose tenure has ended.

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

08-23-2019 | 06:13:00
MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort.

Apple launches digital credit card

08-23-2019 | 06:09:00
Apple has launched Apple Card, a digital credit card it says is designed to help customers lead a healthier financial life.

[Nigeria] Kwik Delivery reaches 2000 verified customers two months after launch

08-23-2019 | 06:05:45
Two months after its launch in Lagos, the kwik Delivery platform has reached 2000 verified customers and is already well on its way toward 3000 verified customers.

Palladium announces $40 million impact investment fund targeting small businesses in Sub Saharan Africa

08-23-2019 | 06:01:32
Global consultancy firm Palladium has announced its first impact investment fund to bridge the financing gap for small businesses in sub-Saharan Africa.

Chinese investments in Nigerian oil hit $16b

08-22-2019 | 09:46:28
Chinese investments in the oil and gas industry of Nigeria have reached US$16 billion, according to a senior NNPC official, but the industry needs even more to advance its production growth agenda.

Innovative leasing deals boost Kenya’s office market, Broll Property

08-22-2019 | 09:43:00
A creative approach to leasing deals is helping innovative landlords offset the challenges of high vacancies in an overstocked Nairobi office market, according to Broll Property Intel’s latest Kenya Office Market Snapshot H1:2019 report.

[Kenya] Safaricom sustains close to a million jobs in one year

08-22-2019 | 09:27:28
Safaricom has recorded a nine per cent increase in the number of jobs sustained in the last financial year, both directly and indirectly, to 979,000.

South Africa sets up National Committee for new African trade agreement action plans

08-22-2019 | 09:20:00
South African Minister for Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel set up a National Committee, comprising business, labour and government, to develop action plans around the new African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).

Lycamobile enters South Africa in partnership with Cell C

08-22-2019 | 09:05:00
Lycamobile, the world’s largest mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), has partnered with Cell C to start rolling out its services in South Africa.

KEPSA and TradeMark East Africa ink $1.5 million deal to expand trade and investment for Kenyan businesses

08-22-2019 | 09:00:00
Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a US$ 1,500,000 financing agreement.

[South Africa] OUTvest and OUTsurance Life partner to build tax efficient endowment

08-22-2019 | 08:37:48
OUTvest, the pioneering digital investment service that sits within OUTsurance Holdings, is enabling South Africans to go beyond goals-based saving and to invest in a five-year endowment through a fixed deposit at a fixed rate, underwritten by OUTsurance Life.

Nestlé, University of Ghana enter agreement for youth development

08-22-2019 | 08:25:00
Nestlé and the University of Ghana have signed a two-year renewable agreement to offer students practical learning opportunities to enhance their skills in the area of nutrition, science and technology.

South Africa and Tunisia commit to strengthen economic ties

08-22-2019 | 07:56:10
The South African Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry and the Tunisian Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs have committed to strengthen bilateral economic relations between the two countries in order to increase trade and investment.

Airborne Oil & Gas awarded TCP contract with Addax in West Africa

08-22-2019 | 07:10:03
Airborne Oil & Gas has secured a contract with Addax Petroleum which will see the firm delivering two gas lift jumpers in West Africa.

Air Mauritius launches flying academy

08-22-2019 | 07:00:00
The Flying Academy of the Air Mauritius Institute (AMI) has been launched offering pilot training for an ATPL license recognized by the International Civil Aviation Organization.