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ACTESA working with AGRA to fast track seed harmonization in COMESA Member States

03-30-2020 | 14:33:38
ACTESA, a Specialized Agency of COMESA, is collaborating with AGRA to fast-track trading by seed companies on the harmonized COMESA Seed Trade Platform.

Plans underway to acquire new COMESA headquarters

03-30-2020 | 14:10:00
The Yellow Card Scheme has committed US$ 3.6 million towards the acquisition of the proposed new headquarters of COMESA.

[South Africa] Absa launches extensive COVID-19 payment relief programme

03-30-2020 | 13:58:00
As South Africa and the world confront the public health, financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Absa Group is rolling out an extensive relief programme for eligible customers impacted by COVID-19.

Smart Africa launches Africa wide coordinated response to COVID-19

03-30-2020 | 13:39:00
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

Afreximbank's $3-billion facility to cushion impact of COVID-19

03-30-2020 | 12:03:00
The Afreximbank has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility to help African countries deal with the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JSE,TMS launch virtual AGMs for clients to engage with shareholders

03-30-2020 | 11:55:00
JSE has partnered with TMS to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders when the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

African Development Bank launches $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

03-30-2020 | 11:39:00
The African Development Bank has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.

African Development Bank approves $8.25 million loan to food producer Olivine Industries in Zimbabwe

03-30-2020 | 11:31:00
The African Development Bank Group has approved a $8.25 million corporate loan to Olivine Industries to support the company’s food production expansion plan in Zimbabwe.

[South Africa] Standard Bank extends instalment relief measures to personal account customers

03-30-2020 | 11:07:42
The Standard Bank has announced a second wave of relief to help its customer base navigate financial commitments as Covid-19 continues to impact the livelihood of many individuals across the country.

Researchers build the go-to dataset for smallholder farms

03-27-2020 | 10:01:00
Top-down projects for improving the lives of poor farmers were often unsuccessful because they didn’t systematically consider the diverse rural households survive and thrive.

Kaspersky offers free endpoint security products to medics to tackle Covid-19

03-27-2020 | 09:54:32
Kaspersky has announced free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic.

South African Airways Acting CEO retires early

03-27-2020 | 08:18:58
The Board of Directors at the South African Airways (SAA) announced it has accepted the request from Ms Zuks Ramasia, SAA Acting CEO, for early retirement with her last date of employ being14 April 2020.

World Bank supports Madagascar's investment in human capital

03-27-2020 | 08:00:00
The World Bank approved a $100 million development policy operation to support the Government of Madagascar’s investment in human capital.

EBRD boosts olive oil sector in Morocco

03-27-2020 | 07:52:55
The EBRD is helping to develop the olive oil sector in Morocco with a loan of up to MAD 55 million to Al Dahra Holding subsidiaries, Al Dahra Morocco Factories and Al Dahra Morocco.

EAIF adopts IFC Master Cooperation Agreement to boost growth, jobs in Sub-Saharan Africa and MENA

03-27-2020 | 07:42:00
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) became the 34th development finance institution to join IFC’s Master Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on expanding private sector investments in African and Middle East infrastructure.

[South Africa] Vodacom launches lending facility targeting SMMEs

03-27-2020 | 06:27:28
South Africa’s Small, Medium and Micro Enterprise (SMME) sector is expected to come under even greater pressure as Government puts extraordinary measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19.

[Botswana] Food delivery startup MyFoodness rebrands and expands to Tanzania

03-27-2020 | 06:24:00
Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness has rebranded as Yamee and announced its entry into the Tanzanian market with a launch in Dar es Salaam.

[Kenya] Safaricom partners with public transport sector players to collect fares through M-pesa

03-27-2020 | 06:19:04
Safaricom has rolled out a partnership with public transport sector players to accept cashless payments through M-PESA in the ongoing battle to combat the spread of the Coronavirus.

Konnect Africa targets 3,600 DR Congo schools with high speed internet

03-26-2020 | 14:26:00
Konnect Africa, Schoolap and Flash Services have announced a Memorandum of Understanding to connect several thousand schools across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Internet.

Credit Agricole Egypt launches third digital channel to improve customer interaction

03-26-2020 | 14:22:00
Credit Agricole Egypt has extended its digital user experience and launched the third digital channel “desktop channel”.