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[Ethiopia] Addis Ababa EPA joins air quality management partnership

09-21-2018 | 08:20:00
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has launched an initiative to strengthen air quality management in Addis Ababa.

Polycarp Igathe named Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya

09-21-2018 | 06:14:00
Five months after joining Equity Group Holdings Plc, Polycarp Igathe has been confirmed and named the Managing Director of Equity Bank Kenya.

Kenya commits to public private partnerships for development

09-21-2018 | 06:10:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has said Kenya is keen on promoting more partnerships between the public and private sectors in order to spur more growth in the country.

Caledonia Mining announces upgrade at Zimbabwe mine

09-21-2018 | 06:06:00
Caledonia Mining Corporation Plc has announced an upgrade to the resource base at its 49 per cent owned subsidiary, the Blanket Mine in Zimbabwe.

Non traditional financing sources key to Central Africa growth, ECA

09-21-2018 | 06:02:00
“Financing industrialization is not only about chasing money,” Antonio Pedro, Director of the ECA Subregional Office for Central Africa has said.

Blockchain technology key to fighting corruption in Ghana

09-20-2018 | 13:32:00
NikGroup, a consulting firm based in Ghana, wants to push for the adoption of the blockchain for social change as the government struggles to fight corruption in Ghana.

[South Africa] Vodacom invests $21m in rural internet connectivity

09-20-2018 | 12:57:00
Vodacom Eastern Cape region has embarked on a crucial network investment drive in that province and has already invested R300 million, about $21 million, over the past three years to ramp up network investment in deep rural areas of the Eastern Cape.

ITC and Huawei launch ‘Faster Customs Faster Trade' study in Zambia

09-20-2018 | 12:38:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Huawei Technologies have launched a new study, ‘Faster Customs, Faster Trade Using Technology for Trade Facilitation’ which explores the interplay between international trade in information and communication technology solutions.

Liquid Telecom, Zindi partner to grow Africa’s data science ecosystem

09-20-2018 | 11:20:00
Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.

Moneytrans and Remitly set to expand to Sub Saharan Africa

09-20-2018 | 11:15:31
Moneytrans and Remitly, the largest independent digital remittance company in North America, have entered into a global co-operation agreement.

S&W Seed, AGT Foods enter South African market with eye on sorghum

09-20-2018 | 11:08:59
S&W Seed Company has created a joint venture with Canadian-based AGT Food and Ingredients subsidiary, AGT Foods Africa Ltd, to form a new company registered in South Africa.

2018 Connected Kenya Summit awards officially unveiled

09-20-2018 | 10:58:05
The awards were launched by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and will see young Kenyan innovators feted during the Connected Kenya Summit that will be held at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October.

Kenyan Startup,Lori Systems expands to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan

09-20-2018 | 10:19:00
Kenyan Startup Lori Systems has expanded its operations to Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan. The startup launched its operations in the three countries after winning multiple bids associated with the newly built $4B railroad system in East Africa.

OFID approves over US$270m funding in Europe, Africa and Asia

09-20-2018 | 10:04:00
The 164th Session of the Governing Board of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has approved over US$270 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe.

MTN Uganda and Mastercard new card to diversify mobile money services

09-20-2018 | 09:22:23
Known as MTN MoMo, customers will be able to use the card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments.

Ethiopia leads hotel expansion in East Africa

09-20-2018 | 09:21:00
Ethiopia currently heads the league for hotel development in East Africa, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group.

Remote administration tools bringing threats to industrial networks

09-20-2018 | 09:05:00
RATs are legitimate software tools that allow third parties to access a computer remotely. They are often used legitimately by employees at industrial enterprises to save resources, but can also be used by malicious actors for stealthy privileged access to targeted computers.

OFID grants support renewable energy youth programs in Egypt

09-20-2018 | 08:42:00
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has extended grants in support of the Regional Centre for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE) and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Afreximbank signs agreement to boost Africa-Uzbek trade

09-20-2018 | 08:38:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the National Bank for Foreign Economic Activity (NBU) of Uzbekistan have entered into a cooperation to strengthen economic relations between African countries and Uzbekistan.

Fenix International establishes global headquarters in Uganda

09-20-2018 | 08:31:50
Solar energy company Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, is establishing its global headquarters in Uganda and moving its engineering and technology development centre from San Francisco to Uganda.