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Kenya plants first BT cotton seed

03-26-2020 | 10:12:16
Kenya has now joined six other African countries in commercial cultivation of Bt cotton.

Partnerships key for harmonizing biosafety regulations in Africa, study

03-26-2020 | 09:58:00
The latest report on global status of commercialized biotech crops shows a total of 70 countries have adopted biotech crops through cultivation and importation.

WorldRemit partners with Paykii to enable international bill payments

03-26-2020 | 09:31:00
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit has joined forces with Paykii to launch international bill payments using the WorldRemit app or website.

MTN and Ericsson commence Network Managed Operations in Benin

03-26-2020 | 09:28:00
MTN Benin has extended its long-term relationship with Ericsson to provide world-class managed services, including Network Operations Center, Field Services in Radio, Core and Transmission in Benin.

IATA urges African and Middle Eastern governments to give airlines emergency support

03-26-2020 | 09:25:00
The International Air Transport Association is appealing to governments in Africa and the Middle East to provide emergency support to airlines as they fight for survival as a result of the COVID-19 crisis.

Ford temporarily suspends production in South Africa in response to coronavirus

03-26-2020 | 09:23:00
Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

South African Airways suspends all domestic flights, supports national lockdown to fight Coronavirus

03-26-2020 | 08:55:00
South African Airways announced its decision to suspend all its domestic flights with effect from Friday, 27 March until 16 April 2020.

Standard Bank to remain fully operational amid lockdown in South Africa

03-26-2020 | 08:39:00
Standard Bank South Africa has announced that it will remain fully operational through the national lockdown and that all banking services will remain available.

New dawn for Somalia as arrears owed to the African Development Bank Group cleared

03-26-2020 | 08:21:00
Arrears on loans owed by Somalia to the African Development Bank Group have been cleared following the payment in full of $122.55 million by the governments of the United Kingdom and the European Union.

Nearly a billion used smartphones set to enter the market, study

03-25-2020 | 15:01:00
5G smartphone upgrades could see nearly a billion used devices enter the market across the globe in 2020.

UN in Nigeria strengthens COVID-19 containment and care, mobilizes $2 million for key support to Government

03-25-2020 | 13:13:00
The United Nations system in Nigeria has mobilized $2 million to help the Government’s efforts to contain the COVID-19 outbreak and care for those in the West African country stricken by the virus.

Reform policy to boost Kenya’s mobile connectivity, GSMA report

03-25-2020 | 12:44:00
A report released by the GSMA says that Kenya is making excellent progress to achieve its target of universal broadband coverage by 2030 and there is an opportunity for the government to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.

Benin unveils online platform for business registration

03-25-2020 | 12:13:00
Benin this month took its business registration processes 100 per cent digital, setting up an efficient, new online single window that houses all regulatory processes needed to open a business in record time.

[Kenya] Afya Rekod launches AI consumer data driven platform to curb Corona pandemic

03-25-2020 | 12:10:00
Kenyan health tech startup Afya Rekod is sprinting to launch its artificial intelligence (AI) and Blockchain built consumer driven health data platform amidst the corona virus pandemic.

[Angola] Organic fertilizer manufacturer Soiadubo to double production capacity with eye on exports

03-25-2020 | 12:00:00
The organic fertilizer plant will this year double its current production capacity from 80,000 tonnes a day to 160,000.

[South Africa] Vodacom zero rates more sites, pushes for more free messages on COVID-19

03-25-2020 | 11:42:00
Working in partnership with the Department of Health, Vodacom has made access to the official South African COVID-19 100% free for customers with a device to access without data or airtime.

Maersk drillship contract with Tullow Ghana terminated

03-25-2020 | 10:39:00
Maersk Drilling has announced that it has received a notification from Tullow Ghana of an early termination for convenience of the drilling contract for the drillship Maersk Venturer.

East African Community to deploy mobile labs, testing kits to all Partner States to mitigate Coronavirus

03-25-2020 | 09:57:00
The East African Community Secretariat is in the process of deploying mobile laboratories and Coronavirus test kits to all EAC Partner States.

WFP gears up to support children left without meals due to COVID-19 school closures

03-25-2020 | 07:50:00
More than 320 million children around the world are now missing out on school meals due to school closures because of Covid-19 and any of these children are from poor families and depend on the daily meals they receive at school.

Africa’s fight against COVID19 receives major boost from Jack Ma, Alibaba Foundations

03-25-2020 | 07:35:00
Africa’s response to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) outbreak has received a major boost from Jack Ma Foundation and the Alibaba Foundation.