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Parallel Wireless to deliver on Etisalat’s OpenRAN vision across Africa, Middle East and Asia

02-19-2020 | 03:40:35
Parallel Wireless has announced that Etisalat is set to trial Parallel Wireless 2G, 3G, 4G & 5G OpenRAN across its markets in Middle East, Asia and Africa.

[Kenya] Opera installs new local servers in Mombasa

02-19-2020 | 03:28:00
Opera announced the successful installation of its new local servers in Mombasa, Kenya. These servers, Opera says significantly increase browsing speed up to four times faster than before,

[South Africa] Financial fraud solutions must beat the best criminal minds and match the rate of digital change

02-19-2020 | 03:18:28
The escalation of financial crime is not far behind the double-digit growth of digital payments.

Africa, Middle East installed 894MW wind energy capacity in 2019, market expected to grow over 10GW by 2024, GWEC

02-18-2020 | 14:20:00
The latest data released by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) shows Africa and the Middle East installed 894MW capacity of wind power in 2019, a decrease of 7 per cent on the previous year which saw 962MW installed.

USTDA supports 1,350 MW gas-to-power plant in Abuja, Nigeria

02-18-2020 | 14:06:00
The USTDA awarded a grant to NNPC Gas and Power Investment to provide the technical, economic and financial analysis necessary for the development of a 1,350-megawatt combined cycle, natural gas-fired power plant in Abuja, Nigeria.

USTDA, Egypt strengthen petroleum sector partnership

02-18-2020 | 13:58:00
The USTDA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, paving the way for further cooperation between the US and Egypt in the petroleum sector.

Off-grid solar industry grows into a $1.75 billion annual market, report

02-18-2020 | 12:57:00
The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users a new World Bank Group and GOGLA report shows.

ALP selected for Coral South FLNG project, offshore Mozambique

02-18-2020 | 12:04:00
ALP Maritime Services (ALP) has been selected by a Joint Venture between TechnipFMC and JGC to provide a spread of five vessels related to the CORAL SOUTH project, offshore Mozambique.

IFC invests $125 million to fund construction of hospitals and clinics in Egypt and Morocco

02-18-2020 | 12:00:00
IFC is the lead arranger for an Islamic financing package of up to $125 million to Humania, a private healthcare company, to help expand health services and improve medical care in Morocco and Egypt.

IFAD targets over 34,000 Sao Tome and Principe farmers with project to boost nutrition and incomes

02-18-2020 | 11:58:00
IFAD has announced support for a new project to increase incomes, improve food and nutrition security and build the resilience of at least 34,800 rural farmers of Sao Tome and Principe.

[South Africa] Travel Insurance Consultants reinstates SAA insolvency cover

02-18-2020 | 11:48:00
The Travel Insurance Consultants (TIC) has reinstated the travel supplier insolvency cover on the South African Airways.

Safaricom unveils new prefix numbers, targets 2 million customers

02-18-2020 | 11:45:00
Safaricom has announced the introduction of SIM cards with the 0110 and 0111 prefixes at all Safaricom Shops and Dealer Outlets countrywide.

COMESA and ReNAPRI to strengthen relations in agriculture policy research

02-18-2020 | 11:42:00
COMESA/ACTESA and the Regional Network on Agriculture Policy Research Institutes have agreed to strengthen the relationship in the areas of agriculture policy research and outreach in the region.

Education Cannot Wait invests $48 million in Chad and Ethiopia

02-18-2020 | 11:34:00
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), with the Governments of Ethiopia and Chad and implementing partners, launched two new multi-year resilience programmes in Chad and Ethiopia with US$48 million in seed funding.

Ghana approves Tullow gas-flaring request to support offshore development

02-18-2020 | 10:55:50
Tullow Oil said it received approval from Ghanaian authorities to flare gas when necessary to support its offshore fields.

EBRD backs program to develop high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco

02-18-2020 | 10:32:00
The EBRD is supporting the development of high-quality hospitals in Egypt and Morocco, teaming up with other international financial institutions to deliver funding.

ENGIE Africa brings off-grid power to millions in East Africa

02-18-2020 | 10:04:00
ENGIE Africa has successfully accelerated the Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018 through the development of its three A2E off-grid energy solution companies: Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner.

[Nigeria] Carbon launches $100,000 entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups

02-18-2020 | 09:47:00
Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent.

Adidas, IKEA global leaders in sourcing sustainable cotton, report

02-18-2020 | 09:24:32
Adidas has surged ahead to become a global leader in sourcing sustainable cotton. From 6th place in the last ranking, the apparel company now sources 100% of its cotton from sustainable sources.

Orange Egypt picks Red Hat to build its horizontal cloud platform

02-18-2020 | 07:04:00
Red Hat’s open hybrid cloud technologies are providing a horizontal cloud platform for Orange Egypt’s virtual network functions (VNFs).