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Somalia seeks to invest in COMESA region

01-14-2019 | 07:30:09
Charge d’Affaires at the Embassy of Somalia in Lusaka, Mr Ahmed Abdirahman Sheikh Nur has revealed that the his country is looking for areas to invest in within the COMESA region.

[Nigeria] Programme reduces hazardous exposures in small scale mining

01-14-2019 | 07:27:00
A pilot programme to reduce lead poisoning in Nigerian gold mining communities has brought extraordinary improvements to an area where hundreds of children had died from lead poisoning.

China reiterates financial and infrastructural support to Angola

01-14-2019 | 07:23:10
The Chinese government will continue to provide aid to Angola, mainly in the financial and infrastructure sectors, as well as encouraging local companies to invest in Angola.

European Commission, AfDB invest € 60 million for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection

01-11-2019 | 13:06:00
The European Commission and the African Development Bank have signed two co-financing agreements for the Cameroon-Chad electricity interconnection project and the trans-Saharan fiber optic scheme.

[DR Congo] Armadale sells Mpokote Gold Project to African Royalty Company

01-11-2019 | 13:02:00
Armadale has entered into final formal sale agreement with African Royalty Company Limited for the sale of the Mpokoto Gold Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

IFC and West African Stock Exchange partner to strengthen corporate governance

01-11-2019 | 11:36:25
IFC and West Africa Regional Stock Exchange have signed an agreement to cooperate toward improving corporate governance practices of listed companies.

[Kenya] Government urges local assemblers to produce affordable vehicles for Kenyans

01-11-2019 | 11:33:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged local motor vehicle assemblers to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.

[Botswana] Strata-X announces Serowe CSG Project drilling

01-11-2019 | 11:29:00
The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd have announced that the company has entered into a turnkey contract for 1 firm plus one optional vertical well with Danos Drilling of Gabarone, Botswana.

Liquid Telecom appoints Mohamed Abdel Bassit as Regional CEO for West Africa and Middle East

01-11-2019 | 11:11:10
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Mohamed Abdel Bassit as its new Regional CEO for Middle East and West Africa

[South Africa] Public cloud services will enable organisations to accelerate digital transformation

01-10-2019 | 13:19:07
The increased utilisation of public cloud services will enable organisations in South Africa to focus on innovation and accelerate the pace of digital business transformation.

Vivo Energy Ghana appoints Ben Hassan Ouattara as new MD

01-10-2019 | 13:00:01
Vivo Energy Ghana, the marketers and distributors of Shell branded products and services has appointed Mr. Ben Hassan Ouattara as the new Managing Director (MD), effective 1st January, 2019.

Business trends shaping Africa in 2019

01-10-2019 | 12:36:01
The progress of Africa’s economy over the last decade has been remarkable. In 2018, six African nations – Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Djibouti – feature in the fastest-growing economies in the world.

[Malawi] Moveable assets scheme assists over 16,000 small businesses access formal credit

01-10-2019 | 11:57:00
Standing inside his wholesale shop in Blantyre, Malawi, Asuman Mbalaga is busy checking his stock.

[South Africa] JSE’s proposed new debt listing requirements to be interrogated

01-10-2019 | 11:53:36
Investors, issuers, certain representative bodies and debt sponsors have had their say in response to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange’s proposed new debt listing requirements.

Aker Energy announces Pecan well success in Ghana

01-10-2019 | 10:05:00
Aker Energy, as the operator of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block, has announced that it is about to complete a successful drilling operation of the Pecan-4A appraisal well offshore, Ghana.

Nasser Bahlooq appointed Emirates Manager for Zimbabwe

01-10-2019 | 09:51:42
Dubai based airline Emirates has announced appointments to its commercial operations team across the Middle East, Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and Africa.

Angola and Vietnam deepen cooperation on agriculture

01-10-2019 | 09:48:40
Angola and Vietnam will increase cooperation in agriculture and technology, as part of the ongoing economic diversification process in the country.

December survey completes strong year of growth for Kenya, Stanbic Bank report

01-10-2019 | 09:22:00
Kenyan private sector businesses enjoyed a solid improvement in operating conditions during the month of December, 2018.

The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent

01-10-2019 | 08:40:42
According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%.

[Kenya] JKUAT and Zalego Institute partner to nurture tech innovations from secondary schools

01-10-2019 | 08:24:49
More than 70 Kenyan secondary school students have concluded a six-week ICT youth innovation training programme at the Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology (JKUAT).