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BIDTravel and Sabre power digital transformation across Africa

10-29-2020 | 08:22:00
Sabre Corporation, software and technology company powering the global travel industryannounc ed the signing of a long-term, technology agreement with BIDTravel.

[Kenya] Bolt upgrades security features to ensure safer rides across the country

10-28-2020 | 09:55:05
Bolt, on-demand transportation platform in Africa has up-scaled security and safety features on the platform to improve safety and well-being of passengers, riders and drivers during a Bolt trip.

EIB provides fresh support to secure drinking water supply in Tunisia

10-28-2020 | 07:12:29
The European Investment Bank (EIB), the financing institution of the European Union signed two finance contracts totalling €38 million with Tunisia and the National Water Distribution Utility (SONEDE) to secure the drinking water supply.

Orange partners with Smart Africa, announces new investments to improve quality of service, data security for end-users

10-28-2020 | 06:48:00
Orange, a platinum member of the Smart Africa Alliance, supports the One Africa Network (OAN) project which has the aim of reducing the cost of communication and keeping the traffic generated and destined for Africa within Africa.

[South Africa] Vodacom KwaZulu Natal boosts security measures to combat vandalism, battery theft

10-28-2020 | 06:26:00
Organised crime syndicates are increasingly targeting Vodacom base stations in KwaZulu Natal region for theft and vandalism, with over 70 incidents of vandalism reported on a monthly basis.

CDC commits additional $40m to Liquid Telecom to support Africa’s digital transformation

10-27-2020 | 11:33:00
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor announced an additional $40 million equity investment into Liquid Telecom, Africa’s independent fibre, data centre and cloud technology provider.

FAO, OIE kickstart global initiative to stop spread of deadly pig disease

10-27-2020 | 10:51:00
As African swine fever marches swiftly across countries affecting food security and livelihoods of some of the world's most vulnerable populations, FAO and the OIE are calling on all nations and partners to join forces to keep this deadly pig disease at bay.

Ericsson launches Graduate Program in Africa to help innovate the future

10-27-2020 | 10:42:05
Ericsson has launched its 2020 edition of the Graduate Program in Africa. The program aims to grow the technical skills of the graduates, train them in the Ericsson technology, solutions and their delivery.

USTDA launches call for initial proposals to expand Africa initiatives

10-27-2020 | 10:24:34
The USTDA issued a call for initial proposals to expand its grant-based support for feasibility studies, technical assistance and pilot projects that advance the U.S. government’s Prosper Africa and Power Africa initiatives.

WAAREE spreads its wings globally, opens franchisee in Africa

10-27-2020 | 09:37:00
WAAREE Energies, India's largest solar module manufacturer has strengthened its presence in West of African continent by opening franchise in Conarky.

Apex Industries commits to fund top students at National University of Equatorial Guinea

10-26-2020 | 08:55:00
Apex Industries, an oil and gas conglomerate based in Equatorial Guinea and headed by Don Leoncio Amada Nze has entered into a 5 year Funding Partnership Agreement with the National University of Equatorial Guinea.

Ghana records FDI of $785.62m in Q1 2020

10-26-2020 | 08:38:00
Ghana has recorded total investments of US$869.47 million, with total FDI value amounting to US$785.62 million between January to June 2020 as FDI inflow showed strength in the final moments of the second quarter of the year.

MTN Nigeria appoints new Group CEO and Chief Risk Officer

10-26-2020 | 08:13:54
MTN Group announced two new appointments of Chief Executive Officer of major subsidiary MTN Nigeria Communications and that of MTN Group Chief Risk Officer, a new group executive committee (exco) position, effective 1 March 2021.

GIZ working on establishing Ethiopian forest coffee on the international market

10-26-2020 | 05:54:00
GIZ GmbH has been working in Ethiopia on behalf of the Partnerships for Forest programme and together with smallholders organized in cooperatives, it is working on establishing forest coffee on the international market.

Young African professionals make it big in Germany, Covid-19 notwithstanding

10-23-2020 | 08:27:00
When the coronavirus pandemic spread in early 2020, economies around the world closed down and most people were relegated to remote work.

Comtech receives $1m satellite ground station equipment order from Mobile Network Operator in Africa

10-23-2020 | 07:30:00
Comtech announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1 million order for satellite ground station equipment from a Mobile Network Operator in Africa.

Siemens Energy contributes to Egypt’s energy sector with new service center and training academy

10-23-2020 | 06:19:00
Siemens Energy inaugurated a service center and a training academy in Egypt which combines a repair center, a tooling center and a spare-parts warehouse under one roof.

Sterling and Wilson to build solar storage hybrid power plant in Niger

10-22-2020 | 15:09:03
Sterling and Wilson Pvt Ltd (SWPL) has announced that it's Hybrid & Energy Storage division (HES) has signed an EPC contract to construct a Solar PV Battery Storage and Diesel Genset based hybrid power plant in Agadez, Niger, in West Africa.

Cisco accelerates secure cloud adoption with launch of New WAN edge platform

10-22-2020 | 14:54:15
Cisco has announced its new Wide Area Networking (WAN) edge platform to help customers accelerate cloud adoption and deliver secure and automated connectivity to applications across cloud.

UNWTO, ITC collaborate to strengthen coastal tourism in Liberia

10-22-2020 | 11:55:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and UNWTO are collaborating in a project on developing the tourism sector in Liberia with a focus on surf tourism in the Robertsport destination.