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Liquid Telecom teams with VT iDirect and Telesat to deliver enhanced services to businesses in Africa

11-07-2017 | 14:49:32
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region.

[Egyt] Alfanar closes financing for the 50 Megawatt solar project under the feed-in-tariff program

11-07-2017 | 14:46:00
Alfanar Company has closed the financing for the development, construction, ownership and operation of a 50 MW solar PV plant in Egypt's Aswan province and which will be supported by Egypt's FiT program.

South Atlantic Cable System begins deep water installation between Africa and South America

11-07-2017 | 13:02:05
South Atlantic Cable System, the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America.

COMESA develops youth internship programme to provide productive jobs for graduates

11-07-2017 | 12:51:18
COMESA Secretariat has developed a regional Youth Internship and Volunteer Programme whose overall objective is to increase youth employment of decent and productive jobs for young graduates.

Nokia and Vodacom collaborate to shape the future of 5G in South Africa

11-07-2017 | 10:15:00
Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.

Tunisia receives $141 million from AfDB to finance inclusive regional development

11-07-2017 | 10:12:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of $141 million to Tunisia, intended to finance the second phase of the Regional Development Support Program.

Intelsat and Coca-Cola partner to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa

11-07-2017 | 07:48:21
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa.

[South Africa] Ford invests $220 million in production capacity expansion to sate growing demand for Ford Ranger

11-07-2017 | 07:41:54
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is investing $220 million to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations in order to meet growing local and international demand for the trend-setting Ford Ranger.

China offers Uganda $30m grant to support customs modernization

11-07-2017 | 07:23:00
The Government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to support customs modernization project in Uganda with a grant worth $ 30m.

Afreximbank launches guarantee programme to leverage financing into Africa

11-07-2017 | 07:13:42
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a new guarantee programme aimed at unlocking capital and leveraging much-needed financing into Africa.

Altron and Tango Telecom set to revolutionize the African subscriber’s digital experience with Data Retail Engine

11-06-2017 | 14:31:38
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altron) and Ireland-based Tango Telecom, the leading provider of data demonetization solutions have announced a partnership to launch Data Retail Engine (Tango DRE™) in Africa.

[Tanzania] EU invests $58 million in rural electrification

11-06-2017 | 14:25:15
During an official visit to Tanzania, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development Neven Mimica signed a €50 million programme to support rural electrification in the country.

Huawei Marine and Tropical Science start construction of PEACE Submarine Cable Linking South Asia with East Africa

11-06-2017 | 14:20:59
Huawei Marine has started work on Desk Study and Marine Survey works in conjunction with key investor Tropic Science Co., Ltd. (Tropical Science) to construct the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa.

[South Africa] A2X approves SBG Securities as trading member on stock exchange

11-06-2017 | 14:00:00
South Africa’s newest stock exchange, A2X Markets (A2X), has approved SBG Securities Pty Ltd (SBG Securities) as a trading member.

Nestlé and Ghana Nutrition Society work to promote food fortification

11-06-2017 | 12:15:00
Nestlé Ghana in collaboration with the Ghana Nutrition Society has held a nutrition workshop to foster stronger collaboration to address micronutrient deficiencies in Ghana.

[South Africa] Orange announces launch of two new IP and IPX PoPs in Cape Town and Johannesburg

11-06-2017 | 11:07:00
Today, Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today.

[Kenya] KAM, TradeMark East Africa launch online portal for investors

11-06-2017 | 10:12:42
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) in partnership with TradeMark East Africa have launched an online portal in a quest to provide investors in the country with up to date data on the sector.

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation intensifies oil search in Benue Trough

11-06-2017 | 10:08:00
Following the flag-off of oil search on the Nasarawa State end of the Benue Trough last week, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has commenced a move to mobilize for oil exploration in the Benue State sector of the Benue Trough.

Tunisia aims to strengthen trade relations With ECOWAS region

11-06-2017 | 10:06:49
Tunisia plans to increase its trade with other African countries in general, and with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) in particular.

Ethiopian Airlines increases flight frequency to Yaoundé & Libreville

11-06-2017 | 10:02:00
Africa’s largest airline group, Ethiopian Airlines, is pleased to inform its customers that it will add a 6th weekly service to and from Yaoundé & Libreville effective November 3, 2017.