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Atlancis Technologies to offer Kenyan tech developers a digital marketplace

10-31-2018 | 12:27:00
Kenyan tech developers now have a digital marketplace where they can host their applications thus significantly cutting down their time to market.

Parallel Wireless partners with Telesol 4G to provide 4G LTE in Ghana

10-31-2018 | 10:10:28
Parallel Wireless, Inc., a leader in providing end-to-end open network connecting solutions - 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G – today announced a partnership with the Telesol 4G brand, the fastest LTE network in Ghana. Parallel Wireless makes deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi and will use its services to connect citizens and businesses in Ghana with 4G wireless services.

E-health startup REMA wins Abidjan round of Seedstars

10-31-2018 | 09:49:00
Collaborative medicine platform REMA has been named the winner of the Cameroon round of Seedstars World. The startup will now represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD one million in equity investment and other prizes.

Schneider launches world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter

10-31-2018 | 08:13:48
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has launched the world’s most advanced, most accurate power quality meter, the PowerLogic ION9000 series.

Samsung makes an addition to the J-series with the introduction of the Galaxy J6+ and Galaxy J4+

10-31-2018 | 05:42:28
Samsung Electronics has extended the J-series 2018 line-up with the introduction of the Galaxy J4+ and Galaxy J6+. These mass market smartphones further offer consumers a wider product range that is skewed towards specific tastes and preferences of the consumers.

Mastercard Farmer Network receives best AgTech solution award in Kenya

10-31-2018 | 05:32:00
The Mastercard Farmer Network, previously known as 2KUZE, received the Best AgTech solution award at the Digital Inclusion Awards recently held in Nairobi, Kenya.

Safaricom true value up 12 percent

10-31-2018 | 05:21:00
Safaricom’s True Value to the Kenyan society has increased by 12% to KES543 billion during its last financial year.This was 9.8 times more than the financial profit the company made during the same period.

IMF completes program review mission to Benin

10-30-2018 | 13:44:00
A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has completed its October visit in Cotonou, Benin. The visit was to hold discussions on the third review of the three-year economic and financial program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement with the Republic of Benin.

First Bank of Nigeria and Clickatell drive financial inclusion in Nigeria using WhatsApp

10-30-2018 | 13:36:00
First Bank of Nigeria, in partnership with Clickatell’s Transact division, has commercially launched their Chat Banking channel on WhatsApp.

Insecurity and unemployment key constraints affecting governance across the African continent, study

10-30-2018 | 12:21:00
The annual Ibrahim Index of African Governance has highlighted insecurity and unemployment as key constraints affecting governance across the African continent, citing that some promising nations had “lost momentum”.

Private sector investments will drive integration

10-30-2018 | 12:08:00
At the Regional Investment Agency (RIA) for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), we are fully committed to drive investment into and across the COMESA region, and Africa as a whole.

[Nigeria] Oranto Petroleum inks agreement, prepares to enter Niger Republic

10-30-2018 | 11:43:00
Nigeria-based Oranto Petroleum has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Ministry Petroleum of the Republic of Niger.

[Sudan] MTN rewards its operations for their commitment to social good

10-30-2018 | 10:12:00
MTN Group has announced its Sudan operation as the winner of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme. The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.

[Kenya] UN-Habitat and partners launch a project to cut carbon emissions

10-30-2018 | 09:25:00
A new project aiming to reduce carbon emissions in Africa, The Urban Pathways project, has been launched by UN-Habitat in partnership with UN Environment and the Wuppertal Institute.

Ethiopian Airlines to commence flights to Russia

10-30-2018 | 09:15:00
Ethiopian Airlines will launch services to Moscow, Russia as of December 1, 2018.

[Cameroon] Officials to review studies on accountable development planning

10-30-2018 | 09:01:00
About 70 stakeholders comprising executives and planning experts, statistics executives and experts, members of the civil society and representatives from the private sector will converge in Yaounde to review and validate two ECA studies on accountability and statistics in development planning in Cameroon.

[South Africa] Fiskl partners Ocean on 76 launch mobile app to empower Africa’s SME sector

10-30-2018 | 08:43:00
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76.

UNIDO dialogue in Tokyo strengthens multi-stakeholder “Africa and TICAD7” cooperation

10-30-2018 | 08:25:00
UNIDO's Investment and Technology Promotion Office (ITPO) in Tokyo continues to foster international engagement towards TICAD7 as it hosted a very well attended multi-stakeholder dialogue on the "Africa and TICAD7" cooperation.

Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency opens in Namibia

10-30-2018 | 08:06:00
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (SACREEE) was inaugurated in Windhoek, with several high-level interventions from the energy sector.

[Kenya] CMA launches investigation over KenolKobil PLC take over transaction

10-30-2018 | 07:31:13
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has received a Notice of Intention by Rubis Énergie to make a cash offer (the “Offer”) to acquire 100% of the ordinary share capital of KenolKobil Plc.