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MainOne commences construction work at MDXi data center in Appolonia, Ghana

06-01-2020 | 08:49:00
West Africa’s premier connectivity and data center solution provider MainOne has commenced construction activities on the project with official site groundbreaking at the Appolonia City enclave in Ghana.

Evonik becomes exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa

06-01-2020 | 08:05:00
Evonik has agreed with Swedish manufacturer, Perstorp, that it will be the exclusive distributor of ProPhorce™ SR 130 in Southern Africa.

African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income countries in the ECOWAS region

06-01-2020 | 07:51:00
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.

Rand Merchant Bank confirms $15bn funding for LNG project in Mozambique

06-01-2020 | 07:21:00
The Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) confirmed that a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Mozambique is expected to receive $15 billion (R267bn) of financing commitments at a signing scheduled for June 2020.

Sudan, WFP sign agreement on Sudan family support programme

06-01-2020 | 07:05:00
The Government of Sudan and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the government’s Family Support program that will provide Sudanese families direct cash transfers.

World Bank approves $25m to help Djibouti grow economy, improve access to services

06-01-2020 | 06:44:00
The World Bank approved two new projects totaling $25 million in credit from the International Development Association (IDA), to help Djibouti address vulnerability, foster inclusive economic growth and improve service delivery.

UNWTO launches global guidelines to reopen tourism

05-29-2020 | 14:12:00
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.

Check Point successfully unveils 'VandaTheGod', person behind 7-year hacktivism campaign

05-29-2020 | 13:53:00
Check Point has successfully brought down VandaTheGod, the person behind a 7-year hacktivism campaign

AFD provides €70m to improve water and sanitation in Morogoro, Tanzania

05-29-2020 | 10:24:00
The Government of Tanzania and the French Development Agency (AFD) signed a financing agreement for a 70M€ concessional loan aiming at improving water supply and sanitation services for the residents of Morogoro Municipality.

[South Africa] Sasol announces its not divesting its fuel retail business

05-29-2020 | 09:10:54
Sasol, an international integrated chemicals and energy company announced that it is not divesting its downstream fuel retail business as part of its ongoing asset disposal process.

Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger

05-29-2020 | 07:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.

[Nigeria] GT Bank launches low cost health insurance product

05-29-2020 | 07:30:12
Guaranty Trust Bank Plc has announced the launch of Beta Health, a low-cost health financing product that offers instant access to health insurance for every Nigerian.

Dangote, MTN emerge most admired African brands

05-29-2020 | 07:21:00
For the third time in a row, Dangote has emerged as the most admired African brand, of African continent origin, by consumers, paired with the telecommunication giant, MTN.

MainOne partners with government, World Bank to deliver connectivity services into Burkina Faso

05-29-2020 | 07:21:00
Main One has been entrusted by the State of Burkina Faso, backed by the World Bank, to provide bulk connectivity services to a consortium of operators.

South Africa’s Mama Money expands global reach with Western Union

05-29-2020 | 07:19:04
Western Union and South Africa's Mama Money have joined forces to enable Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network.

[Nigeria] NCDMD launches initiatives to drive innovations in oil and gas industries

05-29-2020 | 07:11:00
The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) has launched BrentPlus, a series of initiatives that will stimulate innovations in the oil and gas industry.

[Nigeria] Premium Pension appoints Alhassan Babayo as Board Chairman

05-29-2020 | 07:08:00
The Board of Premium Pension appointed Mr. Ibrahim Alhassan Babayo as its new Chairman, following the retirement of the erstwhile Chairman Arc. Yunusa Yakubu who held the position since 2017.

New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and coronavirus

05-28-2020 | 14:59:33
Oxfam warns that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the impact of coronavirus, are at risk of increased hunger and poverty as the region braces for the latest generation of locusts.

EAC cautions partner states on likely impact of above normal rains in the region

05-28-2020 | 12:30:58
According to the Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum Statement, parts of South Sudan, Western Kenya, Uganda, Northern Tanzania and Rwanda are expected to receive above normal rainfall between June and September 2020.

Covid-19 causes biggest fall in global energy investment in history, report

05-28-2020 | 12:06:00
The Covid-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency, the IEA said in a new report.