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Kamari and ZeU to deploy blockchain-based medical record and identity system across Africa

02-14-2020 | 06:28:00
Kamari and ZeU Crypto Networks have announced a plan to roll out a new blockchain-based identity and medical record system across the African continent.

[Egypt] EGAS signs $43m oil exploration deal with Wintershall Dea

02-13-2020 | 13:55:00
The Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek el-Molla has signed an agreement to search for and produce oil and natural gas in eastern Damanhur area in the Nile Delta.

AfDB approves $1m grant for Uganda to stem Ebola transmission

02-13-2020 | 13:43:44
The African Development Bank has released a $1 million grant to Uganda to help the East African country tackle an outbreak of the Ebola virus.

[Nigeria] Auto sector attracts N360b investment in 2019

02-13-2020 | 13:37:00
The National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC) said automotive manufacturing companies in Nigeria made over N360 billion investments into the country’s economy in year 2019.

Expanding social protection programs necessary for inclusive growth in Uganda, says World Bank

02-13-2020 | 13:01:00
Uganda’s economy grew by 6.5 percent in FY18/19, maintaining the rebound in economic activity over the last two years, according to the latest edition of the Uganda Economic Update released by the World Bank today.

Accor set for expansion in Ethiopia

02-13-2020 | 09:41:00
Accor, a leading augmented hospitality group, is expanding its presence in Ethiopia after signing a management agreement to open a new property under its design-led economy brand, Ibis Styles.

DRC Government and General Electric sign infrastructure agreement

02-13-2020 | 09:37:00
The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and General Electric have announced signing of an MoU in infrastructure projects enabling the increase in the supply of electric energy and health modernization programs.

Parallel Wireless and Robin.io extend partnership agreement

02-13-2020 | 08:15:54
The partnership aims to help global Mobile Network Operators bring benefits of automation in the webscale data center to the heterogeneous embedded systems environment of the RAN across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.

[Egypt] E-health startup Vezeeta raises $40m Series D funding round

02-13-2020 | 08:07:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised a US$40 million Series D funding led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV).

[Kenya] Jeneria Lekilelei, lion hunter turned conservationist

02-13-2020 | 08:00:00
Jeneria Lekilelei, a Samburu pastoralist from Kenya has been the face behind protecting lions in the Northern Kenya sanctuary.

Coffee, smallholder farmers power Ethiopia’s economy, report

02-13-2020 | 07:43:00
Ethiopia's agriculture, forestry and fishing sectors, which contributed 31.1 per cent to the country's GDP in 2018, are crucial sectors as they employ two thirds of its labour force.

GE hosts female students in Ivory Coast to STEM roundtable

02-13-2020 | 06:19:26
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.

Andersen Global enters Republic of Guinea’s market

02-13-2020 | 06:01:22
Marking its debut in the Republic of Guinea, Andersen Global announced the continuation of its African expansion by way of a collaboration agreement with Nimba Conseil, a tax and legal firm based in Conakry.

Morocco’s agri-food exports hit 3.1 million tonnes

02-13-2020 | 05:58:00
Exports of agri-food products reached around 3.1 million tons during the 2018-2019 campaign in terms of volume, the first time in history according to the Moroccan Ministry of Agriculture has said.

Intra African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, WorldRemit predicts

02-13-2020 | 05:54:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.

SES’s and Gilat Telecom restore internet connectivity in DRC

02-13-2020 | 05:34:35
Gilat Telecom and SES have announced that they have restored internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.

Paxful ready to build on its African market success in 2020

02-13-2020 | 05:21:00
Paxful believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.

Ecobank Group enters cross-border remittance partnership with Alipay

02-12-2020 | 12:12:00
Pan-African bank, Ecobank, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world's payment and lifestyle platform that aims to bring more inclusive financial services.

Somalia, UNESCO sign accord to strengthen efforts to preserve culture, improve education

02-12-2020 | 10:40:00
Somalia and the United Nations culture and education agency signed an agreement aimed at strengthening efforts to preserve the country’s cultural heritage and improve its educational sector.

Cathy Ibal named CNN International Commercial Senior Vice President for EMEA region

02-12-2020 | 10:30:00
Cathy Ibal has been named CNN International Commercial’s (CNNIC) Senior Vice President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region and will be reporting to Rani Raad, the President of CNNIC.