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[South Africa] Naspers to separately list as MultiChoice Group on JSE

09-19-2018 | 07:40:00
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.

10 startups shortlisted for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 awards

09-19-2018 | 06:57:06
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has named the top 10 startups that will compete for its prestigious Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 awards.

ALU and MEST partner with Nairobi Garage for their Kenyan operations

09-19-2018 | 06:38:00
The African Leadership University (ALU) and the Meltwater School of Entrepreneurial Technology (MEST) are launching their operations in Kenya in partnership with Nairobi Garage.

[Nigeria] Access Bank, WorldRemit in instant money transfers deal

09-19-2018 | 06:12:00
International digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Access Bank for instant money transfers to Access Bank accounts in Nigeria.

ESET East Africa wins Cyber Security Company Of The Year award

09-19-2018 | 06:10:29
ESET East Africa has been voted the Cyber Security Company of the year at the 2018 Digital Inclusion Awards (DIA).

Blue economy can drive Africa’s economic growth if well utilized, ECA

09-19-2018 | 06:08:00
The Economic Commission for Africa is fully committed to supporting the African Union, Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and member States to ensure that the untapped potentials of the continent’s blue economy are fully realized.

[Rwanda] Blockbonds introduces airtime purchase via Spenn app

09-19-2018 | 06:04:00
Norwegian fintech company Blockbonds has announced that in addition to the current features, users will now be able to purchase airtime in Rwanda directly from the SPENN app.

[South Africa] Netsol Technologies implements CMS for German client

09-19-2018 | 06:00:00
NETSOL Technologies, Inc., a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, has successfully implemented its NFS Ascent Contract Management System (CMS) in South Africa for a leading German auto captive.

[Kenya] Safaricom data center attains tier 3 certification

09-18-2018 | 14:07:32
Safaricom has received Tier III Design Certification from Uptime Institute for the Thika Data Center, thus joining elite data centers in the world to be certified by the leading Data Center Authority.

Aviation drives economic prosperity for Mauritius

09-18-2018 | 13:58:52
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on the government of Mauritius to continue to focus on aviation as a strategic enabler of the country’s economic and social development.

Trade Mark East Africa, COMESA open new chapter of cooperation

09-18-2018 | 12:41:50
Trade Mark East Africa, TMEA, and COMESA have opened a new chapter of cooperation on regional integration programmes following a high-level meeting between the parties, held in Lusaka.

Clarke Energy to supply gas engines for Algeria mosque plant

09-18-2018 | 12:34:00
Distributed Power business has announced that U.K.-based Clarke Energy has been selected to supply four of GE’s J320 Jenbacher gas engines for a trigeneration plant that will provide the mosque with reliable, efficient and lower-carbon power, heating and cooling.

Afreximbank closes $150m Korea-focused club facility

09-18-2018 | 09:24:00
The African Export-Import Bank has closed a Korea-focused $150 million club facility which has Shinhan Bank as coordinator and lender.

Egypt’s software piracy drop, legal reforms boost foreign investment

09-18-2018 | 09:02:00
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.

Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa

09-18-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.

Angola Airlines and Portuguese TAP to increase weekly flights

09-18-2018 | 08:20:00
TAAG Angola airline and Portuguese TAP are preparing to increase weekly flights between Luanda and Lisbon, based on an agreement on air transport agreement between Angola and Portugal.

Aurecon appoints Graça Sim-Sim country manager for Rwanda

09-18-2018 | 08:20:00
Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has appointed Graça Sim-Sim as its Country Manager for Rwanda.

[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project

09-18-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.

Absa launches UK office

09-18-2018 | 06:12:00
Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, has launched its UK office.

Ethiopian Airlines adds Alipay to its mobile payment platform

09-18-2018 | 06:08:00
Ethiopian Airlines has partnered with CellPoint Mobile to accept payments via Alipay – China's leading alternative payment method (APM), in the mobile app of Ethiopian Airlines.