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[Kenya] CA launches system to measure telcos services to customers

08-31-2018 | 13:58:27
Communications Authority of Kenya, (CA) has launched a new system to measure quality of services provided to consumers on mobile telephony networks.

[Nigeria] Nahman Construction and StoneCreek Partners ink housing deal

08-31-2018 | 11:40:52
Nigeria’s Nahman Construction and California-based advisory and development firm StoneCreek Partners LLC have entered into a strategic alliance for joint pursuit of development opportunities in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.

MAXIMeyes acquires Kenya’s Bamba technology

08-31-2018 | 11:33:00
Maximeyes Group, a business incubator and investor in the UK, has acquired the Bamba Group, a Kenyan boutique data collection agency.

Volkswagen set to establish vehicle assembly facility in Ghana

08-31-2018 | 08:52:00
Volkswagen and Ghana have signed an agreement to establish a vehicle assembly facility and to assess the feasibility of a modern Mobility Concept for Ghana.

Canadian Solar and ET Energy announce investment in South Africa

08-31-2018 | 08:47:00
Canadian Solar Inc., one of the world's largest solar power companies has established a joint venture with ET Energy, a global clean energy developer and operator.

Equatorial Guinea launches ‘Year of Energy’ drive to celebrate gains

08-31-2018 | 06:20:00
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea has launched the 2019 Year of Energy initiative, shining a light on new and innovative petroleum projects in the country.

BNA resumes sale of US dollars to Angola commercial banks

08-31-2018 | 06:14:47
The National Reserve Bank of Angola (BNA) has resumed the sale of foreign currency in dollars to commercial banks, making $30 million available, which had not happened since October 2016.

UK announces over £300 million worth of deals with African nations

08-31-2018 | 06:10:00
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Minister George Hollingbery led a 29-strong business delegation on their visit to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week to promote economic ties with Africa.

[Zimbabwe] EcoCash and Mastercard launch Scan & Pay payment platform

08-30-2018 | 14:18:00
EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants.

IFC, Egypt government partner to support 100 African startups

08-30-2018 | 14:08:21
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) have signed an agreement to support young entrepreneurs and start-ups in Africa to drive innovation and economic growth.

[Nigeria] Mobile payments record 4.1% growth in three months

08-30-2018 | 12:40:41
From April to June, a total of 20.7 million transactions were carried out in the country through the mobile payment platforms.

[Kenya] Azuri and Unilever to connect off-grid homes to solar power

08-30-2018 | 12:28:00
Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, have announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya.

[Nigeria] Azimo partners with Interswitch for cross-border payments

08-30-2018 | 12:22:18
European digital money transfer Azimo has announced a partnership with African payments firm Interswitch Group.

[Kenya] National Construction Week to support govt's big four agenda

08-30-2018 | 12:10:53
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.

HF Group records Sh12.6 million in half-year profits

08-30-2018 | 11:53:17
HF Group has posted half-year period pre-tax profit of Ksh 12.6 million for the period ending June 30, 2018, compared to the Ksh 231 million the group recorded in 2017.

[Botswana] SADC receives a letter of credence from FAO

08-30-2018 | 11:03:00
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received a letter of credence to SADC from the Representative of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Botswana, Mr. Rene Czudekat the SADC Secretariat Head Offices in Gaborone, Botswana.

Guinness Nigeria releases 2018 FY results

08-30-2018 | 10:53:00
Guinness Nigeria delivered has disclosed its performance in the year ended 30 June 2018, showing revenue increased by 14% from N125.92 billion in June 2017 to N142.98 billion.

South Africa’s entrepreneurs not thriving - entrepreneurship survey

08-30-2018 | 10:42:40
Seed Academy reveals the State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa after surveying more than 1000 entrepreneurs across the county.

Avanti launches operations in South Africa

08-30-2018 | 10:21:00
Avanti Communications, a satellite operator providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, announces the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August 2018.

[South Africa] ​​​​​​Pink Tax causes financial pain

08-30-2018 | 09:50:00
Basic toiletries, grooming products, medical screenings and haircuts are some of the items that see women spending hundreds to thousands of rands more than their male counterparts.