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[Nigeria] Digital content publisher Publiseer accepted to Singularity’s Global Startup Program

01-17-2019 | 04:50:00
Nigeria’s digital content distribution startup Publiseer has been accepted to Singularity University’s Global Startup Program.

[Kenya] African tech startups to pitch at the Airbus BizLab open day

01-17-2019 | 04:22:46
African tech startups have invited to present their ideas to experts, investors and the media at the Airbus BizLab #Africa4Future open day to be held in Nairobi.

WorldRemit launches low-cost digital money transfers from South Africa

01-17-2019 | 04:05:14
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has launched its low-cost digital money transfer service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide.

[South Africa] Microsoft appoints Lillian Barnard as new Managing Director

01-17-2019 | 03:54:00
Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm.

European Commission approves € 5 million grant to African Legal Support Facility

01-16-2019 | 11:42:26
The European Commission has approved a grant of 5 million euros to the African Legal Support Facility, to finance the Facility’s Medium Term Strategy for the next five years.

African Infrastructure Investment Managers acquires stake in BBOXX as it expands to off-grid solar market

01-16-2019 | 11:42:00
African Infrastructure Investment Managers has acquired through its African Infrastructure Investment Fund 3 a minority stake in BBOXX’s operations in East Africa.

Governments should do more to unlock the potential of technology to facilitate tax compliance, PwC and World Bank report

01-16-2019 | 10:55:07
Tax authorities could do more to realise the full potential of new technology to reduce the tax compliance burden on taxpayers, according to the 2019 edition of the annual Paying Taxes report, produced by PwC and the World Bank Group.

[South Africa] Helios Towers partners with Vulatel to expand mobile and fixed-line infrastructure

01-16-2019 | 10:41:08
Helios Towers Ltd, the independent telecoms tower infrastructure company has today announced that it has entered into an agreement with South Africa’s Vulatel (Pty) to create a South African infrastructure platform.

Equatorial Guinea entices investors with one-stop shop service

01-16-2019 | 08:46:45
Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop has become a reality this week, allowing investors and corporations alike to set up a business in only seven days.

Konnect Africa launches broadband internet in Côte d'Ivoire

01-16-2019 | 08:39:45
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched Internet access offers in Côte d'Ivoire.

Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, WorldRemit launch first international mobile money transfer service in the country

01-16-2019 | 06:38:43
Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), has partnered with global digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, to launch its first ever international mobile money transfer service to Ethiopia.

Seychelles launches five year HR policy and strategy

01-16-2019 | 06:33:45
The Government of Seychelles has launched a 5-year Policy and Strategy on Human Resources Development (HRD) to support its Sustainable Development Strategy.

[Ghana] Rendeavour rolls out American Tower communications infrastructure at Appolonia City

01-16-2019 | 06:28:11
Appolonia City has partnered with ATC Ghana, a subsidiary of American Tower Corporation, to deploy cell towers within Appolonia City's 2,325-acre development in Greater Accra.

South Africa accounts for 90 per cent of global platinum mining market, report

01-16-2019 | 06:20:35
Global Platinum Mining to 2022 report has been released providing a comprehensive coverage on global platinum industry.

[Kenya] Lendable closes second round of asset-backed pass-through notes with institutional investors to expand access to credit across sub-Saharan Africa

01-16-2019 | 05:39:00
Lendable, Inc. has announced the closing of an innovative secured dual tranche 36-month note program, called Multi-Originator Segregated Portfolio 2, or “MOP2”.

MEST Africa opens applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge

01-16-2019 | 05:32:13
MEST Africa has opened applications for its second annual MEST Africa Challenge, a Pan-African pitch competition for scale-ups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa or Cote d’Ivoire.

Alibaba trains Rwandan Government officials on enabling a digital economy

01-16-2019 | 05:25:00
Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop.

[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion

01-16-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.

Egypt and Jordan sign supplemental deals on natural gas

01-15-2019 | 14:14:57
Egypt Petroleum Minister Tareq el Mulla has held a meeting with Jordanian Minister of energy and mineral wealth Hala Zawati to discuss the latest developments of joint energy projects.

South Africa, Mozambique cement bilateral relations

01-15-2019 | 14:12:52
South Africa and Mozambique have committed to maximising areas of cooperation that are beneficial for the neighbouring countries’ bilateral relations.