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Kenya Airways and GE Aviation sign digital flight operations agreement

07-03-2019 | 06:28:12
Kenya Airways has selected GE Aviation for the Flight Operations suite of digital products across the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737, 787 and Embraer E190 airplanes.

E-Commerce companies in Nigeria struggle with infrastructure challenges, report

07-03-2019 | 06:25:05
Nigeria's retail E-Commerce market harbours a high growth potential, as only a small fraction of overall retail spending currently is online according to a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com.

[South Africa] Avanti Communications signs three-year distribution agreement with Vox

07-03-2019 | 06:22:37
Avanti Communications Group plc has signed a three-year period Master Distributor Agreement on its HYLAS 4 and HYLAS 2 satellites with Vox Telecom.

DriveWealth partners with Sigma Securities and Trove Technologies to launch first digital U.S. equities trading product in Nigeria

07-03-2019 | 06:16:57
DriveWealth, LLC, has announced a new partnership with Sigma Securities Limited, a Nigerian brokerage firm, and Trove Technologies, an Africa-based financial app developer.

Trend Micro unveils new Sub-Saharan Africa channel programme

07-03-2019 | 06:06:00
Global cybersecurity solutions firm Trend Micro Incorporated has launched a new channel partner programme for the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

[Kenya] KCB implements Sopra Banking Software’s solution

07-03-2019 | 06:02:00
KCB has launched a major project with two key targets: create a new offer to provide mobile money and inclusive financial services and improve the current financial services of co-branded product KCB – Mpesa.

1.5m new mobile subscriptions listed in Kenya in the three months to March

07-03-2019 | 04:41:00
Mobile operators listed 1.5 million new active subscriptions in the three months ending March 2019, a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) released today shows.

[Kenya] Safaricom names Michael Joseph interim CEO

07-03-2019 | 04:35:21
Safaricom has appointed Michael Joseph as interim Chief Executive Officer following Bob Collymore’s death on Monday.

[Kenya] Middle Income Driving Motor Insurance in the Country

07-03-2019 | 04:30:16
According to the Insurance Regulatory Authority Q4 industry report, the general insurance business in Kenya grew by 3.5 per cent, a factor that mostly driven by compulsory motor insurance.

Terrestrial fiber infrastructure investments key to enabling the growth of Africa’s digital economy, experts say

07-03-2019 | 04:19:00
Investments in local internet exchanges and terrestrial networks is instrumental to facilitating the development and growth of Africa’s digital economy.

[Kenya] CBA LOOP targets budding entrepreneurs with financial advisory sessions

07-03-2019 | 04:02:26
Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) through its digital banking service, Loop, is offering budding entrepreneurs financial advisory sessions through a series of events dubbed PassionEnt.

[Nigeria] MTN launches 4G+ in three cities

07-02-2019 | 15:38:00
MTN Nigeria Communications has launched 4G+ in three cities - Lagos, Abuja and Port-Harcourt.

Airtel Africa raises $750m from IPO

07-02-2019 | 15:30:00
Bharti Airtel’s Africa subsidiary has raised $750 million through its initial public offering on Friday, but the company’s shares plunged 13% in trading debut on the London Stock Exchange.

Telecom Egypt upgrades internet speed services

07-02-2019 | 15:24:00
Telecom Egypt yesterday, Monday, announced that it increased the capacity of packages offered to customers in line with the new speeds and quality of internet services.

New IDC MarketScape evaluates service providers for Digital Grid Enablement in EMEA

07-02-2019 | 14:04:39
The new IDC MarketScape, EMEA service providers for Digital Grid Enablement 2019 Vendor Assessment has assessed the capabilities and strategies of service vendors to support electricity companies in transforming and optimizing their grids.

[Ghana] Energy Minister cuts sod for GOIL, SMB Joint Venture project commencement

07-02-2019 | 12:31:00
Ghana Energy minister, Mr. John Peter Amewu, has cut the sod for the commencement of work on the Bitumen plant in Tema.

Kenyan economy projected to grow by 5.8% on average in 2019, research

07-02-2019 | 11:12:00
The Kenyan economy is projected to grow by 5.8% on average in 2019, according to GDP projections from 16 research houses, global agencies, and government organizations that were tracked during the half-year period.

[Egypt] Banks close in on EGP40bn profit in Q1

07-02-2019 | 10:54:00
Banks operating in the Egyptian market achieved a net profit of EGP 39.29bn at the end of March, according to the Central Bank of Egypt.

Ethiopian Airlines to commence flights to Jordan

07-02-2019 | 10:40:53
Ethiopian Airlines will commence thrice weekly services to Amman, Jordan as of July 16, 2019.

IOM, WFP conduct first beneficiary data exchange in South Sudan

07-02-2019 | 07:18:00
IOM and WFP completed the first functional data exchange between their own beneficiary management systems to provide updated information on tens of thousands of people receiving assistance in Upper Nile and Jonglei regions.