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AfDB leads pan-African campaign against Fall Army Worm

10-17-2018 | 14:06:00
The African Development Bank recently convened a meeting of experts in the agricultural sector to design integrated pest and disease management mechanisms for controlling the spread of the Fall Army Worm in East Africa.

Kenyan government explores new ways to support SMEs

10-17-2018 | 13:56:26
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has said the Government will streamline its processes so that it accords Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) the support they deserve.

Samsung unveils its rear triple camera Galaxy A7 smartphone in Kenya

10-17-2018 | 13:33:00
Samsung Electronics East Africa has announced the availability of Galaxy A7 in Kenya, the latest addition to the Galaxy A series family.

Intelsat and Q-KON enable large scale broadband access in Africa

10-17-2018 | 12:22:54
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Q-KON have announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.

Whale Cloud, Alibaba partner with Ghana on innovative city development

10-17-2018 | 10:06:49
Whale Cloud, rebranded from ZTEsoft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.

Angola’s installed energy capacity reaches 4,400 megawatts

10-17-2018 | 09:41:28
Angola’s energy sector is since 2017 saving an overall 669,000 liters diesel/day with entrance into operation of new power plant, which enabled the country to have currently an installed 4,409 megawatts.

Doreen Mashinini named Ford’s GM, marketing for South Africa and SSA

10-17-2018 | 06:40:30
Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

AIMS launches novel masters in machine intelligence, a first in Africa

10-17-2018 | 06:36:54
The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched its African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) at its AIMS Rwanda Campus in partnership with Facebook and Google.

[Senegal] UNIDO to establish agro industrial hub in rural centers

10-17-2018 | 06:31:56
The Government of Senegal and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) completed a sensitization mission towards the development of an integrated agropole in the country’s rural centre.

First Ford Ranger Raptor trial units produced in South Africa

10-17-2018 | 06:25:15
The dream of producing the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor has taken a big step closer to becoming a production reality with the first batch of trial units emerging from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.

Google announces Sh100m grant for Kenyan farmers

10-17-2018 | 04:36:00
Google has announced a Sh100 million grant to train more than 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills.

Jumia Kenya set to grow vendor base by 50% in 2019

10-17-2018 | 04:23:00
Jumia plans to grow its vendor base from the current 10,000 to 15,000 by 2019. The e-commerce leader made this announcement during Jumia Black Friday launch event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.

MYDAWA leverages on fintech solution iPay to scale up service delivery

10-17-2018 | 04:06:37
Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa.

Internet Solutions introduces consumption-based bandwidth service

10-17-2018 | 03:56:46
Enterprises can now pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. This follows the launch of a consumption-based billing service dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions.

[Kenya] Safaricom, KCB best in corporate governance practices, Cytonn

10-16-2018 | 13:58:12
Cytonn Investments has released their annual Cytonn Corporate Governance Report – 2018, “Cytonn CGR”, which demonstrated that firms with higher levels of corporate governance outperformed those with lower levels of corporate governance.

UK announces a £12 mn fund to support education reforms in Egypt

10-16-2018 | 13:52:50
The UK fund will include support for teacher training, through the ministry’s flagship education programme, and support children’s education in governorates across the country.

Liquid Telecom appoints a new Regional CEO of Southern Africa

10-16-2018 | 12:44:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Wellington Makamure as the new Regional CEO of Southern Africa, placing him in charge of four key markets in the region.

[Nigeria] NNPC launches virtual gas pipeline system

10-16-2018 | 12:00:00
A major stride in the drive for optimization of the nation’s vast gas resources has been recorded with the execution of a novel contract between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and a private firm for the activation of virtual gas pipeline network for power generation.

New CARE report ranks worst refugee crises for girls

10-16-2018 | 11:57:00
Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.

Rwanda, AfDB sign €229m loan agreement to finance electricity projects

10-16-2018 | 11:56:00
The Government of Rwanda has signed a €229.20 million funding agreement with the African Development Bank to support the country’s program to improve electricity supply and expand access to electricity.