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[South Africa] Government, MICT SETA launches project to train 1000 unemployed youth with 4IR ICT skills

10-22-2019 | 08:08:00
South Africa Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies in partnership with MICT SETA, has launched a pilot skills development programme in its commitment to create one million new jobs by 2030.

Over one million Chad farmers to benefit from €81.9 climate resilience million project

10-22-2019 | 08:05:00
A new €81.9 million project will help more than 1 million vulnerable small-scale farmers in Chad improve their incomes and food security and boost an underperforming agricultural sector.

South African Airways recalls aircraft to undertake compliance verification

10-22-2019 | 08:00:00
South African Airways advises its customers that it may operate an amended flight schedule following a decision to recall some of its aircraft to undertake compliance verification in line with the South African Civil Aviation Authority requirements.

Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited doubles capacity on Spacecom Amos-7

10-22-2019 | 08:00:00
Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, and Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTC) have announced that BTC is doubling its capacity on AMOS-7.

DBSA teams up with BRD to unlock infrastructure investment in Rwanda

10-22-2019 | 07:32:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) hosted the DBSA Rwanda Investment Summit last week in Kigali as part of promoting infrastructure development in Africa.

Afreximbank launches initiative to catalyze African cotton sector

10-22-2019 | 07:03:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is developing an African Cotton Initiative (AFRICOTIN) to help to catalyse the African cotton sector.

[Gabon] VAALCO confirms oil discovery with Etame 9P appraisal wellbore

10-22-2019 | 06:58:09
VAALCO Energy announced that the Etame 9P appraisal wellbore, targeting the subcropping Dentale reservoir beneath the VAALCO-operated Etame field offshore Gabon, was successfully drilled to a total depth of 10,260 feet.

[Nigeria] Otakikpo field partners sanction phase two development project and marginal field license renewal

10-22-2019 | 06:40:00
LEKOIL is pleased to announce that the Otakikpo Joint Venture between Green Energy International and LEKOIL (with LEKOIL as Technical Partner) has sanctioned Phase Two of the Otakikpo field development plan.

Shell Egypt to market its current onshore upstream assets, focus on offshore gas growth

10-22-2019 | 06:19:00
Shell Egypt is to market its current onshore upstream assets in the Western Desert in order to fully concentrate on growing its Egyptian offshore exploration and integrated gas business.

Airtel Africa partners with Ecobank Group to improve access to mobile financial services

10-22-2019 | 06:13:11
Airtel Africa and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated have partnered to allow millions of customers across Africa to improve their access to mobile financial services and carry out a variety of mobile transactions.

KnowBe4 Africa goes continental with Cyber Security Africa

10-22-2019 | 06:09:11
KnowBe4 Africa has partnered with Cyber Security Africa as its African distributor.

[Nigeria] Dangote Refinery empowers 200 youths through skills acquisition training programme

10-22-2019 | 06:02:00
About 200 youths from Ibeju-Lekki community in Lagos State have graduated from various skills acquisition programme organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery.

PayJoy announces compatibility with Africa’s smartphone manufacturer Transsion

10-21-2019 | 10:00:00
PayJoy Inc has launched its compatibility program for smartphone original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), starting with agreements with four key smartphone brands in emerging markets: Transsion Group.

FAO and the Netherland's Development Finance Company partner to improve agriculture financing in developing countries

10-21-2019 | 08:05:00
FAO and FMO, the Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank have launched a partnership to increase investments in favor of SMEs and small-scale producers operating within the agribusiness sector in developing countries.

Africa to be the first recipient of new supply chain learning program from ASCM and the Global Fund

10-21-2019 | 08:00:00
ASCM (the Association for Supply Chain Management) has announced it has received a grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

[Kenya] Microsoft commits to support women in cybersecurity engineering

10-21-2019 | 06:31:00
Microsoft through the Cloud and AI Security Engineering team has reiterated its commitment to advocate for women with an interest in security engineering through the SheHacks annual HackFest Festival.

US EXIM Bank signs MOU with Senegal to boost trade

10-21-2019 | 06:29:00
The Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM) has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Ministry of Economy, Planning and Cooperation of the Republic of Senegal to enhance economic cooperation between the two countries.

AfDB inks €12.5 million deal with Adiwale Fund for SMEs

10-21-2019 | 06:06:00
The African Development Bank has signed off on its €12.5 million equity investment in Adiwale Fund 1, a first-generation private equity fund targeting high growth potential Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in francophone West Africa.

[Kenya] Equitel’s mobile commerce transactions reaches 101million

10-21-2019 | 06:04:00
Equitel has recorded a 16 percent growth in the number of mobile money commerce transactions, according to the latest data from the Communications Authority (CA).

Ethiopia electronic visa service records 200,000 users from 217 countries

10-18-2019 | 12:32:50
With the introduction of e-visa service back in June 2017, Ethiopia has opened its doors for foreign visitors wider than ever before.