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[South Africa] Johannesburg Stock Exchange, FTSE Russell extend partnership to fixed income indices

11-14-2017 | 08:12:59
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and FTSE Russell will extend its existing equity index partnership to also provide a range of co-branded fixed income indices.

Full Free Trade Area in sight as remaining COMESA member states make progress to join

11-14-2017 | 08:09:46
Fifteen out of the 19 COMESA Member States as now fully in the regional Free Trade Area with only four countries remaining.

Lumos launches nationwide solar electricity service in Côte d'Ivoire

11-14-2017 | 08:07:29
The Lumos Mobile Electricity Service aims to bring power to millions of people who do not currently have access to an affordable, reliable or clean energy supply.

Global deal activity to accelerate in 2018, South African predictions dependent on political and economic environment

11-14-2017 | 08:02:00
The easing of key economic and political risks and the emergence of positive macroeconomic deal drivers will accelerate global deal activity in 2018, reveals the third edition of the Global Transactions Forecast issued by Baker McKenzie.

Liquid Telecom partners with Huawei to deliver 100G links across South Africa

11-13-2017 | 13:15:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa.

South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo to remove obstacles to doing business

11-13-2017 | 11:32:00
South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo have committed to remove hurdles that hinder business interactions between business people of the two countries.

Mauritius accelerates towards a low carbon economy, launches $191 million project

11-13-2017 | 09:34:00
The Republic of Mauritius has launched a US$191 million project supported by the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

[Kenya] Value addition points Sweet ‘N Dried Enterprises to ripe markets

11-13-2017 | 09:30:00
In the middle of a dry village in Kajuki, Tharaka Nithi County, a growing fruit and vegetable processing factory is proving Kenya can add value to fresh produce, increase farmer’s earnings and reduce post harvest losses.

Benin becomes the 17th member of the Africa Finance Corporation

11-13-2017 | 07:09:18
The Republic of Benin (Benin) has become the 17th Member State of Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's premier infrastructure development finance institution.

AfDB approves €72 million loan for radical upgrade of Tunisia’s digital capability

11-13-2017 | 07:04:00
The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan.

UK to double trade support for Ethiopia

11-13-2017 | 07:01:02
The UK has doubled the amount of export finance it is making available to support UK-Ethiopia bilateral trade.

Kenya in renewed effort to boost passion fruit farming

11-13-2017 | 06:57:15
Kenya exported passion fruits in the 90s and early 2000 but since 2003, decline in production started because of pest management challenges.

[Kenya] Farmer finds fortunes in seed potato shortage

11-10-2017 | 14:45:00
In the quest to quench the thirst of shortage of quality potato seed in Bomet County, the USAID funded Kenya Agricultural Value Chains Enterprises Project working with Deepa Industries.

South Africa prioritizes Association of Southeast Asian Nations in its export diversification strategy

11-10-2017 | 13:41:00
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry says South Africa’s export market diversification strategy has identified the Association of Southeast Asian Nations economic bloc as one of the priority markets for the country’s exports.

Ethiopian Airlines to link Buenos Aires with Africa

11-10-2017 | 12:41:21
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to start five weekly flights to Buenos Aires, Argentina, as of March 8, 2018.

Enhancing tourism competitiveness can accelerate growth in Eastern Africa, ECA

11-10-2017 | 12:39:09
Tourism is now emerging as a dynamic sector for economic growth and development in Eastern Africa.

[Kenya] Passion fruit farming boosts trader's earnings

11-10-2017 | 11:00:00
Elisha Langat never catches a break in his in farm in Bomet County.He has six dairy cows, tea bushes and is multiplying potato seed.

[Kenya] Vanguard entrepreneur reaps millions from banana seedlings

11-10-2017 | 10:45:00
On the streets of the bustling Kisii town in Kenya, Cyrus Nyakundi can easily pass for an ordinary hustler. He is the proprietor of Agroplant Technologies, the only tissue culture lab in the Nyanza and South Rift region.

[Egypt] Telecom renews international wholesale service agreement with Vodafone

11-10-2017 | 09:38:11
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.

SEFA invests $90,000 to support development of a biomass-to-power plant in South Africa

11-10-2017 | 09:32:00
The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) has approved $990,000 to eThala Management Services, to support the development of a 10-MW Biomass-to-Power plant to be located in the KwaZulu Natal Province of South Africa.