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Central Bank of Egypt launches first financial technology portal to support digital transformation

06-21-2019 | 06:15:00
The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has launched the first national financial technology portal.

Nigeria's National Identity Management Commission joins Secure Identity Alliance as an advisory observer

06-21-2019 | 06:08:00
Secure Identity Alliance (SIA), the global identity and secure digital services advisory body, has announced that Nigeria's National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has joined the SIA as an Advisory Observer.

Air Seychelles among first African airlines to receive A320neo aircraft

06-21-2019 | 06:04:00
Air Seychelles has declared that it will be the first airline in the Indian Ocean and across Africa to take delivery of a new A320neo aircraft.

Rwanda, AfDB sign $23 million agreement to boost Scale up Electricity Access Programme

06-20-2019 | 13:06:00
The Government of Rwanda and the African Development Bank have signed an additional financing agreement worth $ 22.9 million for the Scale up Electricity Access Program.

Air Austral increases service to Paris with a stopover in Kenya

06-20-2019 | 13:02:00
Air Austral has increased flights between the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean and Paris to daily services.

CJ 4DPLEX partners with Genesis Cinemas to unveil ScreenX auditoriums in Nigeria for the first time

06-20-2019 | 11:05:00
CJ 4DPLEX, the world's cinema technology company, has announced the signing of a new partnership with Genesis Cinemas that will bring a total of six ScreenX auditoriums to Nigeria for the first time.

Anadarko announces Mozambique LNG final investment decision

06-20-2019 | 10:58:49
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and the co-venturers in Mozambique's Offshore Area 1 have announced a Final Investment Decision (FID) on the Anadarko-led Area 1 Mozambique LNG project.

Ghana can reach universal financial access using innovative technology, World Bank report

06-20-2019 | 10:10:00
With the use of innovative technology and approaches, universal financial access is an attainable target in Ghana, according to the latest World Bank economic update for the country.

Globalstar successful completes MSS and terrestrial authorizations across Africa

06-20-2019 | 09:53:00
Globalstar has announced that it has received MSS and terrestrial authorizations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda.

[Liberia] Financing to upgrade Monrovia water supply system for additional 52,000 users

06-20-2019 | 09:49:00
The World Bank has approved an additional financing of $24.74 million International Development Association (IDA) credit and $5.26 million IDA grant to increase access to piped water supply services in Monrovia.

African space industry generating over USD 7b annually, to exceed USD 10b by 2024, report

06-20-2019 | 09:08:00
The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.

Bolt expands across major cities in Kenya

06-20-2019 | 08:47:08
Ride-hailing platform Bolt is set to launch its operations in 3 major urban centers in Kenya, setting the stage for a continued push to expand its market footprint within the country.

[Nigeria] Healthtech startup MDaaS Global closes on $1m seed funding

06-20-2019 | 08:46:46
Healthtech company MDaaS Global, which is building a network of tech-enabled diagnostic facilities in Nigeria, has closed on seed funding totaling US$1 million.

[South Africa] Carte Blanche opens a new paediatric burns unit in KwaZulu-Natal

06-20-2019 | 08:41:41
The Carte Blanche Making a Difference Trust has prioritized the upliftment of paediatric facilities and services for trauma and burns patients at Ngwelezana Hospital, where the wards were seriously dilapidated and under-resourced.

15 Comesa countries establish road development funds

06-20-2019 | 08:32:43
Fifteen out of 21 countries in the Common market for Eastern and Southern Africa, (COMESA) have established dedicated Road Funds and Road Development Agencies.

[Angola] Bestfly leases two ATR series jets to operate corporate and charter services

06-20-2019 | 08:32:19
Angola private company Bestfly will take delivery of two ATR 72-600s from lessor Acia Aero to operate corporate and charter services throughout the country.

African hotel markets experience sound transactional activity, HTI Consulting

06-20-2019 | 08:05:00
Though Africa remains a market where hotel real estate investment is typically dominated by development, increasing transactional activity is providing much needed liquidity.

[Kenya] Equity Bank, KCB record highest return on equity, Cytonn report

06-20-2019 | 06:11:00
Cytonn Investments has released its 2019 first quarter Banking Sector Review, which highlighted the performance of the listed banks in Kenya.

South African Airways and Alaska Airlines launch new interline partnership

06-20-2019 | 05:15:00
South African Airways and Alaska Airlines have announced that they have established a new interline partnership, which provides new and convenient flight options for both SAA and Alaska’s customers.

[Ghana] Smiths Detection to deploy cargo screening technology at Tema Port

06-20-2019 | 05:12:31
Smiths Detection has won a contract with Meridian Port Services Limited (MPS) to provide cargo inspection technology for the major Tema Port Expansion project in Ghana.