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Energy and Cash Plus initiative kicks off in Kenya

10-16-2018 | 06:03:15
UNICEF, in collaboration with Kilifi and Garissa counties, have recruited Energy 4 Impact in an institutional advisory capacity to support the implementation of Kenya’s Energy and Cash Plus pilot project.

Russia keen to boost airline security with Egypt

10-16-2018 | 05:58:00
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that his country was eager to work with Egypt to boost airline security, three years after a bomb attack downed a Russian plane, killing more than 200 holidaymakers.

Airtel, Coverage Broadband launch 3flix Mobile TV service in Nigeria

10-15-2018 | 13:02:00
Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria.

Ethiopian pioneers first GEnx engine repair in Africa

10-15-2018 | 10:56:33
Ethiopian Maintenance & Engineering Services has announced that it has become the first in Africa with capability to repair the GEnx Engine, which powers the Boeing 787 aircraft.

Trade volume between Egypt, France hits $1.459b over 8 months

10-15-2018 | 10:49:09
The volume of trade exchange between Egypt and France hit $1.4 billion during the first eight months of 2018, with $460 million in exports and $999 million imports.

Three new airlines to launch in Ghana

10-15-2018 | 09:15:00
BabyJet, Ashanti Air and Unity Air are currently undergoing their certification process with the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority.

Obasanjo, Jeffrey Sachs, Afreximbank propose Africa Education Fund

10-15-2018 | 09:00:00
With digital technology and e-commerce, Africa could make revolutionary advances in healthcare, education, the functioning of the private sector economy and other areas.

Egypt Aviation Ministry finalizes steps to inaugurate Sphinx Airport

10-15-2018 | 08:26:00
Egypt’s Aviation Ministry has begun finalizing the preparations to open the Sphinx Airport, west of Cairo to become the 33rd Egyptian airport.

[Nigeria] Leventis offers free agriculture education

10-15-2018 | 07:35:00
Leventis Foundation Nigeria has marked 30 years of its Agric Training School with the provision of free agricultural education to Nigerians.

[Nigeria] NCDMB partners Dangote on local content implementation

10-15-2018 | 07:24:00
Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board has praised the management of Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Free Trade Zone Enterprises over its adherence to the local content law in the execution of its projects.

Poland buys Nigerian crude oil

10-15-2018 | 06:47:00
Polish oil refiner PKN Orlen expects to receive a first ever shipment of Nigerian crude oil next month, its CEO said, as Poland seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian supplies.

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.