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Energy transition is central to Africa's economic future- IRENA, AfDB report

01-14-2022 | 14:59:00
The report, 'Renewable Energy Market Analysis: Africa and Its Regions', shows that Africa is prospering significantly from development enabled by renewables, while greatly improving energy access and offering profound welfare and environmental benefits to people across the continent.

Kenya Bureau of Standards approves two standards for grains storage

01-14-2022 | 12:01:23
Through the new standards, KEBS has addressed the use of hermetic storage for woven polypropylene bags and rigid plastic silos for the storage of dried food commodities, derived products and seeds without the use of pesticides as a preservative in storage.

ENGIE Equatorial inaugurates Lolwe solar mini-grid in Uganda

01-14-2022 | 11:48:51
This joint project between ENGIE Energy Access and Equatorial Power Ltd. is the most advanced mini-grid on the African continent. It is the result of a strong African-European alliance and is a real game-changer for the energy landscape in Uganda and the continent at large.

Coca-Cola lance JAMII, sa nouvelle plateforme de développement durable en Afrique

01-14-2022 | 10:17:00
L’Africa Operating Unit (« AOU ») de Coca-Cola et ses partenaires embouteilleurs ont annoncé le lancement de JAMII, la nouvelle plateforme de développement durable dédiée à l’Afrique.

Coca-Cola launches JAMII, its new sustainability platform in Africa

01-14-2022 | 10:13:00
Coca-Cola Africa Operating Unit (“AOU”) and its bottling partners announced the launch of JAMII, the new Africa-focused sustainability platform.

TATA Projects strengthens Africa footprint with orders worth approximately $323m

01-13-2022 | 14:30:00
India's fastest growing infrastructure company TATA Projects is now expanding its global footprint with an array of projects in the Transmission and Distribution sector.

More than a third of clinicians across META have had their patients’ data compromised, Kaspersky

01-13-2022 | 14:16:00
Global Kaspersky research unveils that 37% of healthcare providers across the META region have experienced cases where their employees compromised customers’ personal information during remote consultations.

United Nations SDG-Fund approves $45m renewable energy programme for Zimbabwe

01-13-2022 | 13:51:00
The United Nations SDG-Fund has approved Zimbabwe’s $45 million programme on catalysing investments in Renewable Energy (RE) for the acceleration of the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the country.

Liquid Home Rwanda spreads the festive cheer by adding more internet capacity to customer packages

01-13-2022 | 13:39:01
This festive season Liquid Intelligent Technologies Rwanda, a business of Cassava Technologies, is bringing cheer to its customers by increasing internet capacity on existing home packages while keeping it at the same price.

Liquid Intelligent Technologies brought seamless connectivity to the Hanga Pitchfest in Rwanda

01-13-2022 | 13:28:17
The leading provider of digital services in Rwanda, Liquid Intelligent Technologies partnered with the Rwandan Ministry of ICT & Innovation and Rwanda Development board to provide seamless connectivity at the Hanga Pitchfest 2021

Kenyan BNPL startup Lipa Later secures $12m funding to expand across Africa

01-13-2022 | 13:10:00
Lipa Later, one of it’s kind buy-now-pay-later (BNPL) company operating in Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda and Nigeria, has raised $12 million from a consortium of investors.

[Kenya] TransUnion Africa appoints Morris Maina as CEO for its Kenyan operations

01-13-2022 | 12:05:18
Information and insights company TransUnion Africa has announced the appointment of Morris Maina as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company’s rapidly-growing Kenyan operation.

[Kenya] Equity Now offers One-Day Settlement for PayPal Withdrawals

01-13-2022 | 11:44:29
Equity Bank has announced a reduction in the duration it takes to settle PayPal withdrawals from 3 Business days to just 24 hours or one business day.

[Nigeria] Last-mile delivery startup Kwik reaches 100,000 customers

01-13-2022 | 09:46:00
Nigeria's last-mile delivery startup Kwik Delivery, trading name of Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, announced today that its GMV and revenue for 2021 grew by over 400% year on year.

Nigeria finally lifts Twitter ban after 7 months

01-13-2022 | 09:37:00
The Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Kashifu Abdullahi, announced the lifting of the suspension in a statement saying president Buhari had given the approval to lift the suspension.

[Uganda] MTN MoMo Launches an overdraft facility that enables Customers transact beyond their MoMo wallet balances

01-13-2022 | 09:15:00
[Uganda] MTN MoMo Launches an overdraft facility that enables Customers transact beyond their MoMo wallet balances

[Kenya] Riding-hailing Platform MARAMOJA opens its API to Fintechs and Insurtechs

01-13-2022 | 07:34:14
MARAMOJA Transport has opened its API to local fintechs and Insurtechs. Through a new partnership with Switchlink Africa, service providers will be able to connect with MARAMOJA's over 100,000 drivers and customers.

57% of businesses surveyed across META list lack of expertise as a top reason for outsourcing IT security

01-13-2022 | 07:06:00
More than half (57%) of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and enterprises across the META region listed the need for special expertise among their top reasons for engaging third-party security specialists in 2021.

[South Africa] Realness Institute and Netflix Extend 2022 Episodic Lab and DET Entry Deadline For African Writers

01-13-2022 | 06:34:00
Realness Institute in partnership with Netflix has extended calls for submissions calls for the 2022 Episodic Lab and Development Executive Traineeship (DET) programmes from African writers.

Ivorian e-commerce startup Afrikrea raises $6.2M in pre-Series A, rebrands to “ANKA”

01-13-2022 | 06:28:00
Afrikrea, an Ivorian e-commerce startup has raised $6.2M pre-Series A round led by Investisseurs & Partenaires. The startup has also rebranded to “ANKA”.