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[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.

ExxonMobil to provide $3 million to USAID programmes in Mozambique

06-20-2019 | 05:02:29
ExxonMobil has committed to provide $3 million to USAID to design and administer programs that improve social and economic development in Mozambique.

[Kenya] InterswitchSPAK STEM competition ends with Central region emerging top

06-20-2019 | 04:40:54
Secondary schools in the Central Region have emerged tops in the just-ended National Qualifying Test for the ongoing InterswitchSPAK STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) competition.

[Kenya] Visa, KCB Bank, and BAK Collaborate to digitize payments for Boda Boda Operators

06-20-2019 | 03:51:04
Visa, a leader in digital payments, has collaborated with KCB Bank Kenya and the Boda Boda Safety Association of Kenya (BAK) to digitize payments for the motorcycle transport operators.

[Kenya] The Manpower Company introduces employee outsourcing model in the flower industry

06-19-2019 | 13:01:03
Flower farms in Kenya can now outsource employees from a pool created and managed by The Manpower Company.

[South Africa] Birst 7 brings centralized and decentralized analytics to the enterprise

06-19-2019 | 12:13:36
Birst recently announced Birst 7, a major new software release that brings centralised and decentralised analytics to the enterprise, in a single platform.

FAO’s seed fair links farmers to certified quality seed in northeastern Nigeria

06-19-2019 | 11:08:00
Gombi local government area lies two hours outside Yola, the capital of Adamawa, and a mere three-hour drive to Cameroon.

Fishmeal industry steals regional food and livelihoods in West Africa, Greenpeace report

06-19-2019 | 11:05:01
Greenpeace is calling on West African governments to immediately phase out the wasteful fishmeal and fish oil (FMFO) industry.

Visa collaborates with IBS Bank Somalia to drive payments inclusion

06-19-2019 | 10:50:00
IBS Bank has today announced a partnership with Visa to deepen its payments services in Somalia by going live with its acquiring business on the Visa platform.

[Kenya] Simba Corporation unveils Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross model

06-19-2019 | 09:04:00
Simba Corporation has unveiled the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the Kenyan market.

TradeMark East Africa, Tanzania private sector ink $1.2 million deal to boost country’s competitiveness

06-19-2019 | 08:57:00
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) have signed a grant agreement to support Public Private Dialogue (PPD) in Tanzania.

[South Africa] 40% would give up social media to guarantee lifetime data privacy, Kaspersky’s study

06-19-2019 | 08:30:00
Kaspersky’s recent report has revealed that four-in-ten (40%) of South African consumers would give up their social media accounts to guarantee their data remains private for the rest of their life.

Rwanda and China sign $43 million agreement to finance infrastructure

06-19-2019 | 06:50:00
Rwanda and China have signed a $42.8 million agreement to finance the expansion and rehabilitation of 10 km Prince house- Giporoso- Masaka road.