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Alibaba trains Rwandan Government officials on enabling a digital economy

01-16-2019 | 05:25:00
Alibaba has this week trained delegates from the government of Rwanda on enabling a digital economy in a four-day workshop dubbed the New Economy Workshop.

[Kenya] Mobile lender, Branch, raises Ksh 500M for local expansion

01-16-2019 | 05:17:37
Digital lender Branch International has today announced its largest commercial paper issuance to date, raising Ksh500 million, following a Ksh350 million issuance in 2018 and a Ksh200 million issuance in 2017.

Egypt and Jordan sign supplemental deals on natural gas

01-15-2019 | 14:14:57
Egypt Petroleum Minister Tareq el Mulla has held a meeting with Jordanian Minister of energy and mineral wealth Hala Zawati to discuss the latest developments of joint energy projects.

South Africa, Mozambique cement bilateral relations

01-15-2019 | 14:12:52
South Africa and Mozambique have committed to maximising areas of cooperation that are beneficial for the neighbouring countries’ bilateral relations.

Bank of Mozambique deepens Portugal and China banks relations

01-15-2019 | 11:50:13
The Governor of the Bank of Mozambique received a delegation from the Monetary Authority of Macau, Banco Nacional Ultramarino and Bank of China, with the aim to deepen relations between the banks.

North Africa, Middle East economic growth improve on strengthened oil exports, imports, World Bank

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
Growth in the Middle East and North Africa is estimated to have improved to 1.7 percent in 2018, contributed by acceleration in activity of both oil exporters and importers.

Fraudsters sell South African Social Security Agency cards in latest scam

01-15-2019 | 09:36:00
The South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) has warned the public to be aware of fraudsters selling SASSA cards on social media.

Pioneer Kitchenware compulsorily de-listed from Ghana Stock Exchange

01-15-2019 | 08:36:47
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has decided to compulsorily de-list Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) from the Main Equity Market of the Exchange.

[South Africa] Vodacom Video Play secures rights to live stream 2018-19 FA Cup

01-15-2019 | 08:31:15
Vodacom, through its entertainment-streaming platform Video Play, has secured the rights to live-stream the 2018-19 FA Cup, the oldest national football competition in the world.

AgDevCo invests $3million in Ghanaian farmer-owned Cocoa Company

01-15-2019 | 08:29:16
Impact investor AgDevCo has invested in Kuapa Kokoo Limited, the only licensed cocoa buying company in Ghana which is owned by a cooperative of Ghanaian smallholder cocoa farmers.

[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport

01-15-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.

Versa Networks and BringCom roll out improved network connectivity solutions in East and West Africa

01-15-2019 | 08:19:39
Versa Networks and BringCom Incorporated have rolled out a joint solution to deliver Versa's best-in-class SD-WAN capabilities to East and West Africa.

[Ghana] Aluworks and Cocoa companies taken off GSE’s ''Watch List''

01-15-2019 | 08:13:00
The Ghana Stock Exchange (GSE) has announced that Aluworks Limited (ALW) and Cocoa Processing Company Limited (CPC) have been taken off the GSE’s “Watch List”.

Jan De Nul successfully completes first major umbilical installation project in Egypt

01-15-2019 | 07:12:03
Jan De Nul Group has successfully completed the installation and burial of the two main subsea umbilicals for the exploitation of new gas fields in the West Nile Delta concessions, in the North Alexandria region, Egypt.

Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire strengthens its presence in the Ivorian market

01-15-2019 | 06:50:00
Vivo Energy Côte d'Ivoire has reinforced its presence in the Ivorian market with the opening of a new Shell station in TAABO.

South African National Space Agency to become designated regional provider of space weather information for aviation sector

01-14-2019 | 11:35:00
South African National Space Agency has been selected by ICAO to become the designated regional provider of space weather information to the entire aviation sector.

[Uganda] Solarnow and Sunfunder announce $9m debt financing with Oikocredit and Responsability

01-14-2019 | 11:30:00
Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow has closed largest-yet receivables financing facility with SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility

Financial close achieved for Cameroon’s Nachtigal hydro power plant

01-14-2019 | 09:05:00
Financial close of the €1.26 billion Nachtigal hydro power plant to be built in Cameroon has been achieved.

[Kenya] Uber launches UberASSIST targeting disabled and elderly customers

01-14-2019 | 09:00:00
Taxi hailing company Uber has launched UberASSIST in Nairobi.

Angola government in talks with Volkswagen and Ford to open production lines

01-14-2019 | 07:34:00
Angolan authorities are negotiating with Volkswagen and Ford managers, two of the 12 leading automobile brands in the world, to open production lines in Angola.