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North Africa, Middle East economic growth improve on strengthened oil exports, imports, World Bank

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to have improved to 1.7 percent in 2018, contributed by acceleration in activity of both oil exporters and importers.

Fraudsters sell South African Social Security Agency cards in latest scam

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media.

Pioneer Kitchenware compulsorily de-listed from Ghana Stock Exchange

01-15-2019 | 08:36:47
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has decided to compulsorily de-list Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) from the Main Equity Market of the Exchange.

[South Africa] Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup

01-15-2019 | 08:31:15
Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.

AgDevCo invests $3million in Ghanaian farmer-owned Cocoa Company

01-15-2019 | 08:29:16
Impact investor AgDevCo has invested in Kuapa Kokoo Limited, the only licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana which is owned by a cooperative of Ghanaian smallholder cocoa farmers.

[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport

01-15-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.

Versa Networks and BringCom roll out improved network connectivity solutions in East and West Africa

01-15-2019 | 08:19:39
Versa Networks and BringCom Incorporated have rolled out a joint solution to deliver Versa's best-in-class SD-WAN capabilities to East and West Africa.

[Ghana] Aluworks and Cocoa companies taken off GSE’s ''Watch List''

01-15-2019 | 08:13:00
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has announced that Aluworks Limited (ALW) and Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) have been taken off the GSE’s “Watch List”.

Jan De Nul successfully completes first major umbilical installation project in Egypt

01-15-2019 | 07:12:03
Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the installation and burial of the two main subsea umbilicals for the exploitation of new gas fields in the West Nile Delta concessions, in the North Alexandria region, Egypt.

Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire strengthens its presence in the Ivorian market

01-15-2019 | 06:50:00
Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire has reinforced its presence in the Ivorian market with the opening of a new Shell station in TAABO.

South African National Space Agency to become designated regional provider of space weather information for aviation sector

01-14-2019 | 11:35:00
South African National Space Agency has been selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector.

[Uganda] Solarnow and Sunfunder announce $9m debt financing with Oikocredit and Responsability

01-14-2019 | 11:30:00
Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow has closed largest-yet receivables financing facility with SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility

Financial close achieved for Cameroon’s Nachtigal hydro power plant

01-14-2019 | 09:05:00
Financial close of the €1.26 billion Nachtigal hydro power plant to be built in Cameroon has been achieved.

[Kenya] Uber launches UberASSIST targeting disabled and elderly customers

01-14-2019 | 09:00:00
Taxi hailing company Uber has launched UberASSIST in Nairobi.

Angola government in talks with Volkswagen and Ford to open production lines

01-14-2019 | 07:34:00
Angolan authorities are negotiating with Volkswagen and Ford managers, two of the 12 leading automobile brands in the world, to open production lines in Angola.

Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

01-14-2019 | 07:30:09
Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Somalia in Lusaka, Mr Ahmed Abdirahman Sheikh Nur has revealed that the his country is looking for areas to invest in within the COMESA region.

[Nigeria] Programme reduces hazardous exposures in small scale mining

01-14-2019 | 07:27:00
A pilot programme to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds of children had died from lead poisoning.

China reiterates financial and infrastructural support to Angola

01-14-2019 | 07:23:10
The Chinese government will continue to provide aid to Angola, mainly in the financial and infrastructure sectors, as well as encouraging local companies to invest in Angola.

European Commission, AfDB invest € 60 million for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection

01-11-2019 | 13:06:00
The European Commission and the African Development Bank have signed two co-financing agreements for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection project and the trans-Saharan fiber optic scheme.

[DR Congo] Armadale sells Mpokote Gold Project to African Royalty Company

01-11-2019 | 13:02:00
Armadale has entered into final formal sale agreement with African Royalty Company Limited for the sale of the Mpokoto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.