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GreenTec Capital invests into Zambia’s WidEnergy Africa LTD.

06-27-2019 | 08:49:40
GreenTec has announced its investment into Zambia-based WidEnergy Africa LTD woman-led Zambia for-profit social enterprise dedicated to women’s empowerment and the expansion affordable energy access.

Etihad Airways prepares to launch seasonal flights to Alexandria, Egypt

06-27-2019 | 08:10:00
Etihad Airways is preparing to launch seasonal summer flights from Abu Dhabi to the beautiful and historic Egyptian city of Alexandria, one of oldest continuously-inhabited locations in the world.

[South Africa] Fronting cripples economic transformation, B-BBEE Commission Manager

06-27-2019 | 07:46:00
The Executive Manager for Compliance at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission, Ms Busisiwe Ngwenya says one of the factors contributing to the slow pace of economic transformation is fronting.

[Nigeria] June 2019 FGN bond oversubscribed, DMO

06-27-2019 | 07:33:00
The high level of demand shown by Investors at FGN Bond Auctions in recent months continued at the FGN Bond Auction for June 2019 which was conducted by the Debt Management Office (DMO) on Wednesday, June 26, 2019.

[Nigeria] NSE promotes ETFs as a sound and viable investment option

06-27-2019 | 07:08:00
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), the leading market for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in the West African region, has commenced a three-day enlightenment campaign to increase investors’ awareness and participation in the ETFs market.

World Bank supports governance of Mali’s mining sector

06-27-2019 | 06:56:00
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors approved a $40 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to strengthen the capacity and governance of the mining sector in Mali.

[Kenya] Samsung releases devices compatible with newly launched Safaricom VoLTE service

06-27-2019 | 06:47:11
Samsung Electronics East Africa has recently completed the testing phase of the VoLTE network service; Voice over LTE with a majority of their smartphone devices.

[Nigeria] Turkish Airlines launches four weekly flights to Port Harcourt

06-27-2019 | 06:30:47
Turkish Airlines has added Port Harcourt, a key city in Nigeria, to its flight network as the global carrier’s 56th destination in Africa.

[South Africa] Lulalend raises $6.5 million Series A funding to grow online short term funding to SMEs

06-27-2019 | 06:28:25
Lulalend, South Africa’s first online automated provider of short-term funding for small and medium enterprises (SMEs), today announced its Series A financing of $6.5 million.

Untapped market for digital services to transform African agriculture worth up to €2.3 billion, CTA report

06-27-2019 | 06:24:09
More than 90 per cent of the market for digital services that support African smallholders remains untapped and could be worth more than 2.26bn, according to a new report.

[Kenya] MumsVillage launches e-commerce programme targeting mothers

06-27-2019 | 06:19:49
MumsVillage, a parenting website for expert advice and online community support in Kenya, announced the launch of the MumsVillageShop.

SEACOM to explore fibre opportunity in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda

06-27-2019 | 05:42:06
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to SEACOM for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fiber telecommunications services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, and Rwanda.

Safaricom, KCB and Citizen TV are the most admired made in Kenya brands, survey

06-26-2019 | 12:50:46
Safaricom leads as the Most Admired Brand Made in Kenya and the Most Admired Made in Kenya Brand Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchage.

Azuri Technologies launches PayGo solar satellite TV in Zambia

06-26-2019 | 11:29:00
Azuri Technologies has launched its 24-inch solar satellite television and home lighting system in Zambia at the British High Commission in Lusaka.

N'Djamena, Kinshasa, Libreville and Lagos are Africa’s most expensive cities, Mercer Survey

06-26-2019 | 11:25:00
According to Mercer's 25th annual Cost of Living Survey N'Djamena, Chad takes the lead as the highest-ranking city in Africa.

Vodacom Tanzania extends cloud partnership with Optiva

06-26-2019 | 09:16:00
Optiva Inc.has announced that Vodacom Tanzania has expanded its partnership with Optiva for utilization of Optiva Charging Engine™ and Policy Control (PCRF).

Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa most active smart cities in Africa, SAP

06-26-2019 | 09:09:00
South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and Morocco hold some of the most active tech hubs in Africa, with the total number of these hubs in Africa having grown to 442 in 2018.

[Nigeria] Google’s third Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class graduate

06-26-2019 | 08:05:34
12 African startups that that were taking part in Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme have graduated in Lagos.

Two Kenyan teams win $100,000 in Cisco Global Problem Solver Challenge

06-26-2019 | 07:56:00
Two Kenyan teams won $100,000 in prize money as they emerged winners from the recently concluded Cisco Problem Solver Global Challenge.

[Morocco] Royal Air Maroc starts nonstop flights from Casablanca to Boston

06-26-2019 | 06:56:44
Massport and Royal Air Maroc officials have celebrated a new international service to Casablanca, Morocco, the first nonstop route from Boston Logan International Airport to mainland Africa.