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[South Africa] Netskope further expands NewEdge Security Private Cloud in Africa

08-01-2022 | 07:57:00
Netskope has announced its continued global expansion of the Netskope NewEdge network with an additional data centre now launched and taking traffic in South Africa.

Meta and Sama back down on attempts to gag South African whistleblower Daniel Motaung

08-01-2022 | 07:48:00
Meta and Facebook’s African contractor Sama have confirmed they do not plan to pursue a gag order against Daniel Motaung.

[Kenya] Government says it has no plans to shut down the internet ahead of August 9 elections

08-01-2022 | 07:30:00
ICT CS Joe Mucheru dismissed threats by the National Cohesion and Integration Commission (NCIC) to shut down Facebook ahead of the Kenyan August 9 General Election.

[Kenya] Kasada acquires Crowne Plaza hotel

07-29-2022 | 14:01:00
With its strategy of acquiring high quality assets across metropolitan hubs in Sub-Saharan Africa, Kasada is now the most active investor with the initial portfolio of hotels doubling within 18 months thanks to a presence in eight countries.

Africa market intelligence provider Trendtype partners with Content Catalyst to launch research portal

07-29-2022 | 14:00:00
Trendtype has partnered with specialist technology provider Content Catalyst to launch an interactive research portal using industry-leading content delivery service, Publish Interactive.

Solar pump systems bring Food Security to Senegal and Guinea

07-29-2022 | 12:00:26
Senegal and Guinea-Conakry have introduced solar irrigation pumping systems (SIPS), replacing traditional diesel generators with Africa’s cheapest power – under 4 cents per kWh – and saving 1 kg of carbon dioxide emissions for every kWh of power produced.

Côte d’Ivoire lance un projet agro-industriel d’envergure pour réduire ses importations alimentaires

07-29-2022 | 10:57:00
Le Premier ministre ivoirien, chef de la Division agriculture à la direction générale pour l’Afrique de l’Ouest de BAD, des membres du gouvernement et des partenaires internationaux procèdent, au lancement officiel du Projet de développement du pôle agro-industriel.

USTDA and AIF showcase Women as investment champions

07-29-2022 | 10:22:04
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) and African Development Bank’s Africa Investment Forum (AIF) co-hosted a forum of 40 women leaders who are delivering high-quality solutions for Africa’s infrastructure needs.

Monetic Group raises funding from 500 Global to build Kalispot network in West and Central Africa

07-29-2022 | 10:04:00
Outsource Monetic Group, an American and Senegalese fintech based in Atlanta, GA, announced the closing of a pre-seed fundraising round with 500 Global, a startup accelerator company based in San Francisco, USA

ANOCA sign partnership to help growth of Canoe Sports in Africa

07-29-2022 | 09:33:31
The International Canoe Federation and the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) have signed an agreement on Thursday which will pave the way for future development of canoeing on the continent.

[Egypt] Fashion e-commerce startup The Fashion Kingdom raises $2.6 Million in seed funding

07-28-2022 | 14:20:00
The company was founded in 2020 and launched an eCommerce platform that helps local and international merchants grow their online sales using their curated marketplace.

Aleph Hospitality signs third hotel in Uganda

07-28-2022 | 13:14:58
Aleph Hospitality, the Dubai-based independent hotel management company, has solidified its presence in Uganda by taking over management of the Best Western Plus The Athena Hotel in Kampala earlier this month.

Ecological farming a boon for staple crop farmers in Africa, new study finds

07-28-2022 | 13:12:35
An international team of scientists has found that eco-friendly practices such as growing a range of crops, including legumes such as beans or pigeonpea, and adding plant residues or manure to soils can raise food crop yields in places such as rural Africa.

La France et l’Union Européenne soutiennent la construction de la plus grande centrale solaire du bénin

07-28-2022 | 12:22:00
Dona Jean-Claude Houssoun, ministre de l’Énergie et Sylvia Hartleif, ambassadrice de l’Union européenne au Bénin ont procédé à l’inauguration de la centrale solaire photovoltaïque de 25 MWc d’Illoulofin à Pobè.

Bloom secures US$6.5 mln, a record for local tech firms

07-28-2022 | 12:03:00
Sudanese fintech founder Ahmed Ismail’s Bloom secures $6.5 million in seed funding. Visa joined the round and, in doing so, hopes to increase its card adoption in Sudan and East Africa.

Moroni Terminal s'engage dans un programme d'investissements de 5 milliards de francs comoriens

07-28-2022 | 11:13:31
L’Union des Comores et Moroni Terminal ont procédé à la signature de l’avenant à la convention de concession du terminal à conteneurs du Port de Moroni.

5G subscriptions in MEA to exceed 250 million by 2026, Nokia research

07-28-2022 | 10:40:00
Nokia has released research that forecasts 5G subscriptions are expected to reach 263 million in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region by 2026.

inq. gets Competition Commission approval for Syrex acquisition

07-28-2022 | 10:40:00
inq. gets Competition Commission approval for Syrex acquisition thereby expanding its footprint into South Africa

Zero Trust environment to prevent Gen V cyberattacks

07-28-2022 | 10:27:28
Syrex, a provider of hyperconverged cloud technology solutions in South Africa, says that the Check Point Infinity cybersecurity architecture has been built to prevent Gen V cyberattacks using a consolidated Zero Trust environment.

Oikocredit a accordé une ligne de crédit à Africa Negoce Industries (ANI)

07-28-2022 | 09:40:00
Oikocredit investit 2,7 millions d'euros dans Africa Negoce Industries pour soutenir la chaîne de valeur de la noix de cajou au Bénin.