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USTDA announces grant funding to support digital connectivity in South Africa

06-18-2021 | 16:13:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support Dark Fibre Africa efforts to expand reliable and affordable internet access and digital services to underserved populations in South Africa.

Danish dairy co-operative Arla Foods to build dairy farm in Nigeria to support local milk production

06-18-2021 | 11:29:29
Danish Farmer owned dairy co-operative Arla Foods will build a commercial dairy farm in Northern Nigeria where it will also train and support up to 1,000 local dairy farmers.

MTN Uganda advances network automation with TIP technology

06-18-2021 | 11:25:00
MTN Uganda and several members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have signed an agreement that will advance network automation using TIP’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG).

CDC commits $50m for renewable power project in South Africa

06-18-2021 | 11:19:00
CDC Group, UK’s development finance institution and impact investor, announced a $50 million project finance direct debt investment to ACWA Power’s Redstone Concentrated Solar Power Project (Redstone) in South Africa.

Investment firm AIIM, consortium acquire 25.8% stake in South Africa's MetroFibre

06-18-2021 | 10:58:00
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), along with a consortium comprising South African Housing & Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), have agreed to acquire 25.8% interest in MetroFibre Networx.

DHL adds sustainable marine fuel option for full container load shipments

06-18-2021 | 10:35:39
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, introduced another Sustainable Marine Fuel (SMF) service for ocean freight as part of its sustainability strategy.

MarketForce acquires Digiduka startup to consolidate distribution of consumer goods with digital financial services in Africa

06-18-2021 | 10:16:06
MarketForce, the end-to-end retail distribution platform for consumer brands in Africa, announced the strategic acquisition of Digiduka, a startup on a mission to bring informal retailers in Africa into the digital economy.

Global Environment Facility approves over $46.6m to support FAO-led projects in Asia and Africa

06-18-2021 | 09:36:00
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), welcomed approval from the Global Environment Facility (GEF), for five FAO-led projects in eight countries, totaling more than $46.6 million in funding.

IFC, AfDB launch program to support women farmers in Côte d’Ivoire

06-18-2021 | 08:42:00
IFC and the African Development Bank’s AFAWA initiative announced a new partnership program to boost the professional capacities, incomes and access to finance of thousands of Ivorian women smallholder farmers.

MTN Group appoints Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as CEO of Guinea-Bissau

06-18-2021 | 08:27:00
Eliane is a seasoned professional with a career spanning more than 20 years, and experience across multiple markets in Europe and Africa.

SAP Young Professionals Programme extends digital skills build to Lusophone Africa

06-18-2021 | 08:24:40
SAP's flagship digital skills build initiative the Young Professionals Programme is celebrating its first-ever graduates from Lusophone Africa.

[South Africa] Payment24 introduces ‘vehicle biometrics’ to fast track refueling

06-18-2021 | 08:22:21
South Africa’s Fuel management and payment solutions specialists Payment24 have launched a new module in their comprehensive solutions suite, bringing contactless, cardless and secure fuel payments to market.

Truecaller launches Smart SMS feature in Africa

06-18-2021 | 08:15:10
Truecaller, the world's most trusted and accurate Caller ID and telephone search engine, is rolling out a new feature to further augment the user experience.

HMD Global collaborates with Nokia and CGI bolstering its commitment to the enterprise IoT market

06-17-2021 | 14:24:14
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces two strategic collaborations which will underpin the growth and development of its enterprise Internet of Things offerings to businesses worldwide.

Kenya among top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Visa

06-17-2021 | 14:14:00
A recent report by Visa, the world leader in digital payments, has shown that Kenya is among the top market contributors to eCommerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last 3 years.

E-Livestock Global launches blockchain solution to support the cattle industry in Zimbabwe

06-17-2021 | 11:24:27
E-Livestock Global has launched a first-of-its kind solution powered by Mastercard’s blockchain-based Provenance solution, empowering Zimbabwean farmers to prove the origin and health records of their cattle, while reducing risks to buyers.

More women in low and middle-income countries are embracing mobile internet, GSMA report

06-17-2021 | 11:21:04
An estimated 112 million more women started using mobile internet last year across low- and middle-income countries, despite the onset of COVID-19, according to the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report.

African Development Bank approves $1.4m grant to improve food security in Zambia

06-17-2021 | 10:07:00
The African Development Bank approved a $1.4 million grant from the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program to reduce malnutrition among the Southern African nation’s most vulnerable households.

ATU launches the second edition of its Africa Innovation Challenge

06-17-2021 | 09:50:00
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has today launched the second edition of ATU Africa Innovation Challenge. The challenge seeks to provide both short and long-term solutions and opportunities to the African Youth.

Real estate developer SODIC partners with Orange Egypt to provide integrated smart solutions across all projects

06-17-2021 | 08:51:06
Real estate developer SODIC has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Orange Egypt, the provider of integrated telecommunications services in Egypt, to provide the latest integrated smart solutions across all SODIC projects.