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Madagascar launches new online investment guide

08-20-2018 | 08:03:28
The Madagascar online investment guide has been officially unveiled in Antananarivo.

Paints imported into Gambia contain high lead content, study

08-20-2018 | 08:00:37
More than 80 percent of the paint brands included in a study analyzing lead in solvent-based paints for home use in The Gambia sold one or more paint which contained dangerously high total lead content.

Zenith Bank Nigeria launches Qwerty Banking

08-20-2018 | 07:56:00
Zenith Bank has upgraded its Mobile App to include Qwerty Banking, a new feature that enables users perform banking transactions while chatting on any social messaging platform.

UNECA asks leaders to protect Africa's intellectual property rights

08-20-2018 | 07:55:01
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, Ms. Vera Songwe, addressed the 38th SADC summit in Windhoek, Namibia.

Eni granted new exploration license offshore Egypt

08-20-2018 | 07:43:00
A new Concession Agreement, aimed at governing an offshore exploration license in the prolific East Nile Delta Basin of the Mediterranean Sea, has received approval by Egyptian authorities.

Nestlé Central & West Africa Region appoints Rémy Ejel market head

08-20-2018 | 07:31:00
Nestlé Central & West Africa Limited, a subsidiary of the world’s leading Food and Beverage Company, has appointed Mr. Rémy Ejel as its new Market Head.

[Nigeria] NNPC, Seplat collaborate to deliver 3.4bscfd of gas by 2020

08-20-2018 | 06:37:00
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Seplat Petroleum Development Company have signed five agreements to expedite the development of a project aimed at delivering about 3.4 billion standard cubic feet of gas per day by 2020.

Telkom Kenya boosts network with 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi

08-17-2018 | 13:47:15
Telkom has announced the going live of 200 new 4G sites in Nairobi and its environs to cater for the growing demand on data.

Ethiopian Airlines to launch Oslo- Guangzhou freighter service

08-17-2018 | 13:44:05
Ethiopian Airlines will start a Boeing 777 freighter operation between Oslo Airport and Guagnzhou in September as it looks to capitalise on seafood volume growth between Norway and China.

[South Africa] Institutions wage war on illicit tobacco trade

08-17-2018 | 10:46:00
The South African Revenue Service, the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa and the Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association have discussed how to combat illicit trade in cigarette.

Afreximbank posts $343 million gross revenue in first half of 2018

08-17-2018 | 10:36:08
The African Export-Import Bank, Afreximbank, has released its unaudited financial statements for the half-year period ended 30 June 2018, showing gross revenue of $343 million.

Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market

08-17-2018 | 08:19:26
Multinational German-based transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has continued to focus on the growing market in East Africa.

Angola and Zambia sign visa waiver agreement

08-17-2018 | 06:16:52
The Angolan and Zambian have held a launch of the visa-free agreement in ordinary passports, in a simultaneous act in both countries.

[Kenya] Apptivate Africa targets more companies with e-lunch scheme

08-17-2018 | 06:15:00
Europe’s transformative digital lunch scheme provider is looking to sign in more companies across Africa after a successful two-year test run in Kenya.

ECA lauds Botswana government for growth and diversification plans

08-17-2018 | 06:12:53
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe has commended Botswana for being one the fastest growing economies in the SADC region at about four to five percent and for its plans for diversifying the economy.

Kenya and Mediterranean Shipping Company revive National Shipping Line

08-17-2018 | 06:11:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has witnessed the signing of an MOU between the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure and the Mediterranean Shipping Company for the revival of the Kenya National Shipping Line.

Zambia seeks $22m in tax on internet calls

08-16-2018 | 14:23:37
Zambia expects to raise $22 million annually in new tax on internet phone calls. The cabinet approved on Monday, a 30 ngwee (0.3 kwacha; $0.03) daily tariff charged on online phone calls.

Ugandan maize lowers flour prices in Kenya to 6-year low

08-16-2018 | 13:27:45
Maize flour prices in Kenya have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western region, easing inflationary pressure.

[Kenya] Safaricom to introduce finger biometric to curb SIM card fraud

08-16-2018 | 12:50:43
Safaricom, Kenya’s largest telecommunication service provider is in the process of developing a framework that will deal with the sim card swap fraud.

Kenyan manufacturers seek COMESA’s support to stop counterfeits

08-16-2018 | 12:50:00
The Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has urged COMESA to consider establishing an institution to deal with counterfeits and dumping in the regional market.