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Splashtop names Alexander Draaijer General Manager of EMEA

03-31-2020 | 14:34:00
Splashtop Inc., a global player in remote access, collaboration, and remote support solutions, has appointed Alexander Draaijer as its General Manager of EMEA

Google registers a 350 per cent increase in phishing websites amid quarantine

03-31-2020 | 14:27:00
According to data gathered and analyzed by Atlas VPN, the number of phishing websites spiked by 350 per cent in March 2020.

Somalia becomes a member of World Bank’s Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

03-31-2020 | 14:09:00
Somalia has become the 182nd member of the The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a member of the World Bank Group following normalization of its financial relationship with the Bank.

Smart Africa launches digital solutions for African governments to tackle COVID-19

03-31-2020 | 10:08:09
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

Jumia announces actions to support governments’ fight against COVID-19 in Africa

03-31-2020 | 10:02:56
Africa’s e-Commerce platform, Jumia, has offered the support of its integrated ecosystem which includes a marketplace, logistics and online payments to governments in Africa.

Angola’s local government targets rural communities with poultry farming

03-31-2020 | 10:00:39
About three hundred chicks for the promotion of family poultry farming have been distributed to families in the locality of Angola’s Quirima do Hola.

[South Africa] Sasol, government partner to produce unique blend of alcohol-based chemicals for hand sanitisers

03-31-2020 | 07:42:00
Sasol has partnered with the government to develop a new unique blend of alcohol-based chemicals to be used in manufacturing of hand sanitisers to help address the increase in market demand for the product.

Opera, Worldreader expand access to free ebooks for African students

03-31-2020 | 07:38:00
Opera, a browser provider, and international nonprofit organization, Worldreader, are expanding the access to ebooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak.

[South Africa] Accelerit Technologies launches free group video platform

03-31-2020 | 07:35:00
A new, locally hosted and free and secure group video platform has been launched in South Africa to help small to medium companies and the general public remain connected.

Wimbart launches PR Office Hours for African tech startups

03-31-2020 | 07:22:00
Wimbart has launched its first edition of Wimbart Office Hours, a webinar and mentorship programme designed to equip African start-ups with the PR tools required to achieve their business goals.

Nestle records gains restoring forests in cocoa supply chains of Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana

03-31-2020 | 07:05:00
Nestlé, the Swiss multinational food and drink processing company has reported significant progress in its efforts to help end deforestation and restore forests in its cocoa supply chain in Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana.

[Kenya] Safaricom partners with NSSF to collect tenant purchase scheme installments through M-PESA

03-31-2020 | 07:03:00
Safaricom and the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) have announced a partnership to empower customers on the NSSF Tenant Purchase Scheme make monthly installments through M-PESA.

BADEA allocates $100 million to assist Sub-Saharan Africa fight against COVID-19

03-31-2020 | 06:56:00
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has allocated $100 million to support Sub Saharan African countries’ efforts to prevent and limit the spread of COVID-19.

ACTESA working with AGRA to fast track seed harmonization in COMESA Member States

03-30-2020 | 14:33:38
ACTESA, a Specialized Agency of COMESA, is collaborating with AGRA to fast-track trading by seed companies on the harmonized COMESA Seed Trade Platform.

Plans underway to acquire new COMESA headquarters

03-30-2020 | 14:10:00
The Yellow Card Scheme has committed US$ 3.6 million towards the acquisition of the proposed new headquarters of COMESA.

[South Africa] Absa launches extensive COVID-19 payment relief programme

03-30-2020 | 13:58:00
As South Africa and the world confront the public health, financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Absa Group is rolling out an extensive relief programme for eligible customers impacted by COVID-19.

Smart Africa launches Africa wide coordinated response to COVID-19

03-30-2020 | 13:39:00
Smart Africa has launched a continent-wide technology based coordinated impact response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic for Africa.

Afreximbank's $3-billion facility to cushion impact of COVID-19

03-30-2020 | 12:03:00
The Afreximbank has announced a $3-billion facility, named Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facility to help African countries deal with the economic and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JSE,TMS launch virtual AGMs for clients to engage with shareholders

03-30-2020 | 11:55:00
JSE has partnered with TMS to launch the first virtual AGMs in South Africa to enable clients to engage with shareholders when the country is faced with tackling the Covid-19 pandemic.

African Development Bank launches $3 billion “Fight COVID-19” Social Bond

03-30-2020 | 11:39:00
The African Development Bank has raised an exceptional $3 billion in a three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact the Covid-19 pandemic will have on livelihoods and Africa’s economies.