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BBOXX and DC Go partner to provide energy services in Southern Africa

06-22-2018 | 13:17:55
BOXX, a next generation utility, and DC Go, a provider of affordable off-grid electrification, have announced their intention to partner to provide energy services in southern Africa.

IFC and Canada invest in Zambia solar project

06-22-2018 | 13:12:00
International Finance Corporation and the Government of Canada are providing approximately $25 million in financing for the second Scaling Solar project under development in Zambia.

Urbanization dampens growth opportunities in West Africa, World Bank

06-22-2018 | 11:12:42
While the cities of West Africa grapple with large migratory flows, consisting chiefly of young people, they must tackle the many challenges associated with this rapid urbanization.

RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa

06-22-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.

[Kenya] Flora Mutahi appointed to the UN Global Compact board

06-22-2018 | 09:32:29
The CEO of Melvin Marsh International Limited and the chairlady of the Kenya Association of Manufacturers Flora Mutahi has been appointed to the board of the United Nations Global Compact.

CutterCroix expands into South Africa with National Glass Distribution

06-22-2018 | 09:27:08
CutterCroix LLC, a software company helping clients manage critical functions of their business, and National Glass Distribution, a distributor of glass and aluminum products in South Africa have begun activating clients on NG Customer Connect.

Botswana a beacon of hope in Africa war on corruption, ECA

06-22-2018 | 07:13:07
Botswana is a shining light and beacon of hope in the fight against corruption in Africa and has one of the best anti-corruption profiles on the continent.

[Kenya] Safaricom targets 100k farmers with digifarm depot in Meru

06-22-2018 | 07:04:58
Safaricom in partnership with iProcure, FarmDrive and Arifu have opened four Digifarm depots in Meru County of Eastern Kenya.

[South Africa] Grindrod Shipping lists on the JSE

06-22-2018 | 06:52:12
Grindrod Shipping Holdings Limited has listed on the Main Board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

Tunisia banks’ credit to women can drive economic growth, IFC report

06-22-2018 | 06:47:00
By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

Ghana’s main economic initiatives will do little to reduce poverty, UN

06-21-2018 | 13:11:52
Ghana’s flagship policies might well stimulate the country’s economy but they won’t do much to get rid of poverty, even though that is their stated aim, says a UN human rights expert.

MEST announces Kenya as fourth African incubator

06-21-2018 | 13:07:56
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST, has closed its third successful MEST Africa Summit.

[Mozambique] Globeleq and EDM ink deal to develop power project

06-21-2018 | 11:19:22
Globeleq, lead partner in the Temane Energy Consortium (TEC), and Electricidade de Moçambique E.P. (EDM) have reached a significant milestone in the development of Mozambique's electricity sector.

Kenya risk reward score among the highest in Sub Saharan Africa, index

06-21-2018 | 11:18:19
Zimbabwe, Egypt and Ghana are the leaders when comparing their September 2017 risk-reward score with the score from June 2018, according to the Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks and Oxford Economics.

Nigeria’s agriculture export rises 24% in 3 months

06-21-2018 | 11:16:00
Nigeria has seen its 2018 first quarter agricultural export risen by 24 percent as the country explore opportunities to earn substantial dollars through the non-oil export.

Vodacom introduces Microsoft Azure products for Cape Town customers

06-21-2018 | 09:31:00
Vodacom, in partnership with Microsoft today introduced Microsoft Azure products to its Cape Town customers.

African Union provides Zimbabwe with electoral technical support

06-21-2018 | 09:17:00
The Department of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission has deployed a five-person independent electoral assistance mission in Zimbabwe from 15 June 2018 to 8 July 2018 to provide technical support to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission.

[Namibia] NORED engages Headway to improve IT service delivery

06-21-2018 | 08:19:00
NORED Electricity engaged Headway Consulting to ensure a consistently high standard of service delivery for its customers. Being an electricity provider is fraught with potential challenges and issues.

itel debuts three smartphones on Android Oreo system in Africa

06-21-2018 | 06:19:28
itel, has announced the launch its first three smartphones which run on the Android™ Oreo™ operating system (Go edition) -- itel P32, A32F and A15, into the African market.

AfDB launches first electricity regulatory index for Africa

06-21-2018 | 06:13:00
Though African countries have developed robust institutional frameworks for the regulation of electricity sectors, much work remains in strengthening regulatory independence, says the Electricity Regulatory Index for Africa.