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WFP receives €500,000 from France to fight against malnutrition in South Sudan

04-02-2020 | 06:57:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a € 500,000 contribution from France towards the fight against malnutrition in South Sudan.

GreenTec invests in Coliba, waste-management start-up in Cote D’Ivoire

04-02-2020 | 06:32:00
GreenTec has invested in Coliba, an innovative Cote D’Ivoire-based recycling and waste management start-up addressing plastic waste.

AfDB approves $2 million emergency assistance for WHO-led measures to curb COVID-19 in Africa

04-02-2020 | 06:18:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved $2 million in emergency assistance for the World Health Organization (WHO) to reinforce its capacity to help African countries contain the COVID-19 pandemic and mitigate its impacts.

IFC invests $2.5 million in New Crystal, brings affordable, high-quality healthcare to Ghanaians

04-02-2020 | 06:07:00
IFC announced a $2.5 million investment in New Crystal to support the expansion of the private healthcare group, which provides high-quality medical services to lower-middle-income and low-income patients and families in Ghana.

MIGA, Scatec Solar partner to insures six additional solar power plants in Egypt

04-01-2020 | 14:28:00
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) has issued guarantees to support the operation and maintenance of six additional solar power plants at the Benban Solar Park in the Aswan Governorate in Upper Egypt.

There are more than one billion mobile money accounts worldwide, GSMA report

04-01-2020 | 14:14:59
GSMA has unveiled the annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, showing the impact that greater financial inclusion has on lives, economies and innovation.

[Nigeria] NNPC urges professionals to find solutions to oil industry challenges

04-01-2020 | 14:14:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has challenged professionals in the Nigerian Petroleum sector to come up with solutions to tackle current challenges facing the industry.

Western Union expands digital services to 75 countries

04-01-2020 | 14:10:07
Western Union has announced the expansion of its digital money transfer services, the fastest-growing part of its business in 2019, to over 75 countries.

World Bank financing to make secondary education safer, better, more accessible for Tanzanian students

04-01-2020 | 13:16:00
The World Bank approved a credit from IDA, the World Bank’s fund for the poorest countries, which will enable millions of young Tanzanians to access and complete secondary education in safer and better learning environments.

World Bank helps Mauritania improve its health system, delivery of essential services

04-01-2020 | 13:06:00
The World Bank approved three grants for a total of $133 million from IDA to help improve access to basic infrastructure and services for poor and vulnerable communities.

Ghana launches online scholarship application system

04-01-2020 | 12:54:00
The Vice President of the Republicof Ghana, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, launched the Scholarship Secretariat’s Online Scholarship Application and Administration System, www.scholarshipgh.com, in Accra.

Government sets up COVID-19 situational analysis system in South Africa

04-01-2020 | 12:07:00
The South African Department of Science and Innovation has successfully commissioned and finalised the physical establishment of a core situational awareness platform for COVID-19.

[Kenya] KAM launches online directory of locally manufactured products

04-01-2020 | 11:16:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has launched an online directory of locally manufactured goods, in the wake of the confirmation of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the country.

Japan supports WFP secure nutrition for children, assist crisis-affected population in Guinea-Bissau

04-01-2020 | 11:13:00
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2.8 million Japan to deliver lifesaving saving assistance, resilience-building support and the development of human capital in Guinea-Bissau.

AFEX, FMDQ in deal to promote product innovation for Nigeria’s capital market

04-01-2020 | 11:12:15
Nigeria’s AFEX Commodities Exchange Limited has signed an agreement with FMDQ Holdings PLC to solidify their mutual interest in developing products to deepen the Nigerian capital market.

Africa 24 Media launches Africa’s first video on demand platform

04-01-2020 | 11:05:00
Africa 24 Media has announced the official launch of the continent's first all factual video on demand platform. Yebo aims to be the guide of Africa through stories.

[South Africa] Standard Bank, SAFT partner to provide relief for SMME employees

04-01-2020 | 10:50:00
Standard Bank is an official partner of the South African Future Trust (SAFT) for SMMEs and has agreed to waive fees related to administering this fund during this period of national disaster, to maximise the funds available to recipients.

Capsule Technologies announces first go-live in South Africa Netcare Hospital

04-01-2020 | 10:37:32
Capsule Technologies has announced the successful go-live of its medical device integration solution in South Africa.

Government, African Development Bank sign financing for Mueda-Negomano road phase II, Mozambique

04-01-2020 | 10:34:50
The Government of Mozambique and the African Development Bank signed a protocol agreement for a $34 million grant for the paving of the 35-km Nambungali-Roma road to facilitate trade and promote social inclusion of local communities.

Nearly a billion used smartphones to enter the market in 2020 with 5G upgrade, report

03-31-2020 | 16:34:26
5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020.