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VueTel in $1.2 million plan to connect USA and Africa via data, voice

09-14-2018 | 13:36:00
Global telecommunication firm VueTel has announced it that plans to continue its $1.2 million investment to expand its wholesale voice and data services to help U.S. companies better connect with African countries.

Philips launches first app based portable ultrasound system in Africa

09-14-2018 | 13:12:00
Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based ultrasound system that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers using mobile technology.

Orange invests in MainOne’s West Africa submarine cable system

09-14-2018 | 11:34:00
Telecommunication company Orange and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.

MoneyGram and Zeepay launch new money transfer service in Ghana

09-14-2018 | 09:09:47
International money transfer company, MoneyGram and Zeepay, a mobile financial services company, have unveiled a new partnership that enables customers around the world to send money directly to more than 11 million mobile wallets in Ghana.

AfDB invests €84 million in Cameroon livestock and fish farming

09-14-2018 | 09:05:38
The African Development Bank Group has extended a loan of €84 million to Cameroon to support livestock and fish production in the central African country in line with the Bank’s strategies to create jobs and raise household incomes.

UK Aid invests £1.6 m in Energise Africa to improve energy access

09-14-2018 | 06:43:22
UK Aid is set to invest £1.6 million of capital into Energise Africa to improve access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa and improve the lives of over 11 million people, while boosting UK business opportunities.

[South Africa] Vivo Energy set to list on JSE All Share Index

09-14-2018 | 06:36:00
Vivo Energy plc, a pan-African retailer and marketer of Shell-branded fuels and lubricants, has announced that Vivo Energy will be included as a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and the JSE All Share Index later this month.

[Namibia] Azinam acquires stake in two oil blocks

09-14-2018 | 06:31:40
Azinam Limited, the Seacrest Capital-backed South West African oil exploration company, has acquired a 40 per cent operating interest in Block 3B/4B and a 51 per cent operating interest in Nearshore Block 3B/4B in the Orange Basin, offshore South Africa.

PesaPal opens new office in Arusha

09-13-2018 | 14:20:11
The new Arusha offices are in addition to its offices in Zanzibar and Dar Es Salaam as the company seeks to support its growth strategy particularly in the hospitality and retail segment.

SUDPAY named winner of Senegal round of Seedstars World

09-13-2018 | 13:55:00
SUDPAY, a startup that allows municipalities to mobilize more revenue by digitizing the collection of local taxes and financially including merchants is the winner of Seedstars Dakar.

AfDB unveils tool to assess resilience and fragility in countries

09-13-2018 | 13:35:29
The African Development Bank has created and refined a new tool to diagnose fragility in countries, taking into account their capacities and pressures they may be under.

Vibrant mobile money market drives Somalia’s economy

09-13-2018 | 13:32:44
Somalia’s economy is projected to grow at an annual rate of 3–4 percent, according to the third Somalia Economic Update (SEU) published by the World Bank.

[Nigeria] Clear Blue Technologies in $850,000 street lighting project

09-13-2018 | 11:31:51
Clear Blue Technologies International Inc, the Smart Off-Grid™ company, has announced that it has fulfilled an initial contract worth approximately $850,000 for a new street light project in Nigeria.

Mutale Chilangwa the new Counterpart International Africa Director

09-13-2018 | 09:33:00
Counterpart International is pleased to announce the appointment of Mutale Chilangwa as Regional Director of the Africa portfolio. Mutale brings to Counterpart more than 23 years of international development experience in economic, trade, food security, and governance issues facing both the private and public sectors.

AGRA signs deal with Israeli conglomerate to support African farmers

09-13-2018 | 09:17:41
The Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tel Aviv-based NGO, Start-Up Nation Central (SNC), which will see farmers get extensive material and technical support.

Wind and solar farms to double rainfall in Sahara, study

09-13-2018 | 09:14:00
A new study led by University of Maryland (UMD) scientists conducted novel climate and vegetation model experiments to show that wind and solar farms could lead to a doubling of rainfall in the Sahara.

Kenyans schools benefit from Camara Education e-learning project

09-13-2018 | 08:30:00
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.

Samsung To Mentor 19 South African Start-ups

09-13-2018 | 07:36:00
As part of employee volunteer programme, Samsung has arranged the Global Start-up Acceleration Programme in South Africa, in partnership with (SEDA) and NGO Nangila to mentor start-ups in various fields to support the sustainable growth of entrepreneurs.

Taxify announces new feature to help boost driver earnings

09-13-2018 | 07:35:38
The Driver Destinations feature will allow drivers to indicate they’re going and then synchronize it with the Taxify app for drivers to find and connect with trips that are on their way.

African Court on Human & Peoples' Rights President & VP get re-elected

09-13-2018 | 07:18:00
The President and the Vice President of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, Hon Justice Sylvain Oré from Côte d’Ivoire and Hon Justice Ben Kioko from Kenya respectively, have been re-elected for the second and final term of two years to lead the Bureau.