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AU commends Ethiopia on visa-on-arrival policy for African citizens

10-15-2018 | 05:34:00
The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, welcomes the announcement made on 8 October by President Mulatu Teshome of a visa-on-arrival regime for all African passport holders entering the country.

Louise Mushikiwabo is elected Secretary General of La Francophonie

10-15-2018 | 05:04:00
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Rwanda, Louise Mushikiwabo, has been appointed the new Secretary General of La Francophonie.

Senegal leaps from piggy banks to electronic wallets

10-12-2018 | 13:12:00
Since the launch of the first mobile money service in Senegal in 2010, the market for digital financial services (DFS) there has boomed.

Technology to monitor Malaria in Zambia, Senegal and Ethiopia

10-12-2018 | 13:10:00
Starschema Ltd., a big data company in Hungary, and PATH, a global organisation that works to accelerate health equity, have launched a software integration that will enable health workers to easily and securely access data visualizations.

DP begins construction of Berbera port in Somaliland

10-12-2018 | 11:32:32
Construction work on the development of the multi-purpose Berbera port in the Republic of Somaliland has started with a special ground-breaking ceremony to mark the occasion.

[Kenya] GE Healthcare, SORK in deal to enhance radiography training

10-12-2018 | 11:25:00
GE Healthcare and the Society of Radiography in Kenya (SORK) have announced a 2-year partnership to train a minimum of 140 radiographers on the latest medical imaging technologies and techniques.

Africa forum seeks innovative ways to build climate resilience

10-12-2018 | 09:15:00
The 7th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa, CCDA – VII, kicked off in Nairobi Kenya on Wednesday attracting over 700 delegates with institutions pledging to continue working together to make Africa’s development sustainable, inclusive and climate-resilient.

Africa Forum to advance trade and investment in the continent

10-12-2018 | 08:32:08
The Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation of Egypt and COMESA Regional Investment Agency have confirmed dates for the Africa 2018, a high-level forum offering participants an unparalleled platform for promoting trade and investment within the continent.

[Kenya] Nestle factory water conservation initiatives deliver payoffs

10-12-2018 | 08:28:00
Food and beverage company Nestle has recorded a 50 per cent reduction in the consumption of water per ton of product for the last three years at its Nairobi factory, occasioned by a cocktail of low cost water conservation measures it has been employing.

Kenya government losing $900m to trade misinvoicing, report

10-12-2018 | 06:39:40
Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Kenya in 2013 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the government was $907 million for the year, according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity.

Blackstone unveils new energy company focusing on North Africa

10-12-2018 | 06:32:26
Private Equity Funds managed by Blackstone has announced a partnership with an experienced management team, to create Zarou, a company fully owned by Blackstone.

GloCash eases money transfer in Africa with BETA version

10-12-2018 | 06:27:05
The GloCash payment app, which is designed to make it much easier for Africans to send and receive cash, is now on BETA and available for limited download to Android devices.

[Kenya] ARM suppliers, workers peg hope on PWC

10-12-2018 | 06:15:00
The fate of hundreds of small and mid-sized businesses that have been supplying Athi River Mining Company, ARM, since 1974 when the manufacturer first set up shop now rests with the recently appointed administrators from PWC who have taken charge of the business.

[South Africa] JSE embarks on a public consultation process

10-11-2018 | 11:15:00
In response to a range of corporate scandals, speculation and innuendo that have characterised South African financial markets over the past year, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is embarking on a public consultation process.

GSMA rural connectivity fund targets Ghana, Uganda

10-11-2018 | 11:08:00
The GSMA has launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities.

Everest accelerates blockchain tech in Nigeria, Rwanda and Kenya

10-11-2018 | 11:04:00
Everest, a biometry-based, value transfer company, and 1000 Alternatives, a leader in social impact development, have announced a new partnership created to accelerate blockchain innovation and spur economic development in Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.

South African Airways appoints new Interim Chief Financial Officer

10-11-2018 | 10:36:00
South African Airways (SAA) has announced the appointment of Mr. Deon Fredericks from Telkom as SAA’s new Interim Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

[Egypt] Smartphone maker, Silicon Industries Corp, to expand in Africa

10-11-2018 | 09:20:00
Egypt's first smartphone maker is looking to enter the broader African market by the end of 2018 or early 2019 as it seeks to boost exports, its sales director said.

Boost launches in Kenya to help consumers with airtime purchase

10-11-2018 | 09:17:00
Boost chatbot has launched in Kenya to help users select and buy the best airtime bundle for their needs after analyzing a user’s requirements for data, SMS and minutes.

IT, Green Economy identified as future-oriented businesses in SA

10-11-2018 | 09:11:00
South African SMEs are estimated to represent 90% of formal businesses, provide employment to about 60% of the labour force and contribute approximately 34% of the country’s GDP.