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Standard Chartered commits $75 billion towards Sustainable Development Goals

02-20-2020 | 08:22:00
Standard Chartered has announced new business targets for supporting its clients as they transition to a low carbon economy as part of its Sustainability Aspirations.

Elanco Animal Health East Africa dairy and poultry project tackles diseases and nutrition deficient

02-20-2020 | 08:15:36
Elanco Animal Health Inc. says its shared value East Africa Growth Accelerator initiative has delivered a Social Return on Investment (SROI) of almost 250 per cent for dairy and poultry smallholder farmers.

Healthcare cloud computing market to reach $40 billion by 2026, report

02-20-2020 | 08:10:00
The healthcare cloud computing market is poised to reach $40 billion by 2026, growing at an annual rate of 14 per cent over forecast period 2019 to 2026 according to a report by Acumen Research and Consulting.

[Kenya] CABI launches online resource to promote use of safer bio products in farming

02-20-2020 | 05:04:00
The Centre for Agriculture and Bioscience International (CABI) has launched a free-to-use dedicated online resource aimed at raising awareness of environmentally friendly biocontrol and biopesticide products.

Airtel attains 100 million subscriber mark in Africa, with bulk of revenue from Nigeria and East Africa

02-20-2020 | 04:55:32
Airtel's overall customer base in Africa grew by 9.4% to reach 107.1 million. This is according to the India-based telco group financial results for the 9-month period ending on December 31, 2019, announced recently

[Nigeria] MDXi to unveil first locally available Microsoft Stack Cloud in partnership with Microsoft

02-19-2020 | 12:35:00
MDXi, MainOne’s data center subsidiary, will announce the local offering of Microsoft’s Azure Stack to its customers as part of its ‘Managed Cloud Services’.

Workz launches IoT platform to enable businesses to streamline operations

02-19-2020 | 12:29:00
Mobile and IoT solutions provider, Workz Group has launched a new IoT platform that enables businesses to digitise their operations with real-time monitoring and remote management of assets.

[South Africa] School payment app, Karri, removes millions of Rands from school grounds

02-19-2020 | 09:56:00
Karri, the pioneer of the cash-free school movement, has already removed millions of Rands from the school environment.

Kenyans and South Africans most concerned about the risk of cyber crime, report

02-19-2020 | 09:47:00
53% of Africans surveyed think that trusting emails from people they know is good enough; 28% have fallen for a phishing email and 50% have had a malware infection.

US-Kenya deal could spur regional value chains, Former US negotiator

02-19-2020 | 08:47:00
A trade deal with the U.S. could help both Kenya and its neighbors in the East African Community by fostering the development of regional value chains, according to a former U.S. trade official.

South Africa institutions partner to tackle challenges faced by new age farmers

02-19-2020 | 08:12:00
Kagiso Trust, AFGRI Agri Services and Potatoes South Africa (PSA) have signed an agreement to address challenges faced by South Africa's new era of farmers.

UAE remains strategic trading hub for South Africa in the Gulf, Trade Minister

02-19-2020 | 08:00:00
The Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina said the United Arab Emirates (UAE) remains a strategic trading hub for South Africa.

[South Africa] Kwazulu-Natal manufacturers market health products in the Middle East

02-19-2020 | 07:47:00
KwaZulu-Natal based manufacturers, Inverness Beverages and Energy Supplements are marketing their healthy alternative and meal supplements products at the Gulfood Exhibition, currently taking place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

SunFunder, Daystar Power partner for energy investment in Nigeria

02-19-2020 | 07:03:00
SunFunder has made its first investment in Nigeria, part of a facility of up to $4m with commercial and industrial (C&I) solar developer, Daystar Power.

SAP Co-Innovation Lab, Converge Solutions tech platform delivers healthcare solution for African hospitals

02-19-2020 | 06:48:00
Complex business models, combined with immense pressure to deliver great patient experiences and outcomes, has African healthcare providers turning to technology to improve their operational efficiency.

Global Citizen, IFAD in campaign to mobilize billions of dollars for rural and agricultural development

02-19-2020 | 06:46:00
Global Citizen has partnered with IFAD as part of Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream. Both organizations are calling on world leaders to help mobilize new investments in rural and agricultural development.

[Ghana] ADVANCE II project assists outgrower business owners access tractors at competitive rates

02-19-2020 | 06:42:00
Alhassan Mumuni Baba had a tractor that he used to farm his 30 acres of maize, soybeans, and rice in northern Ghana’s Gushegu Municipality.

Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace Paxful bullish on Africa for 2020

02-19-2020 | 06:25:00
Global peer-to-peer (P2P) Bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy.

South Africa’s energy transition delivers on manufacturing jobs

02-19-2020 | 06:18:00
South Africa’s energy transition is poised to unlock economic growth and deliver thousands of much needed new jobs, at a time when the country faces staggering unemployment rates that threaten to continue well into the new decade.

VentureBuilder, USADF partner to support local off-grid enterprises in Africa

02-19-2020 | 06:04:00
VentureBuilder and the United States African Development Foundation (USADF) have partnered to support indigenous African off-grid solar enterprises to sustainably scale.