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IMF approves $47.1 million Extended Credit Facility arrangement for The Gambia

03-25-2020 | 07:24:00
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a thirty-nine-month Extended Credit Facility arrangement for The Gambia in the amount of SDR35 million.

[South Africa] Data sharing platform Omnisient receives funding from Nedbank, Investec and Compass Venture Capital

03-25-2020 | 07:20:56
Omnisient, a Cape Town-based Privacy-by-Design startup that specializes in secure data sharing for businesses, has landed pre-Series A funding from Nedbank CIB, Investec and Compass Venture Capital.

[Uganda] Agriculture players bet on biotech potato to grow yields at low cost

03-25-2020 | 06:57:00
Stakeholders working within the potato sector in Uganda are confident about the wide adoption of a new bioengineered late blight resistant potato.

ROAM Africa announces remote work policy for employees due to COVID-19

03-25-2020 | 06:53:08
ROAM Africa (Ringier One Africa Media), Africa’s classifieds group, has announced that it is requiring all employees to work remotely as part of efforts to protect its workforce from the COVID-19 virus.

IITA researchers achieve 23 tonnes per hectare yield for yam in Nigeria

03-25-2020 | 06:43:30
The Business Incubation Platform (BIP) of IITA has achieved an impressive yield of 23 tonnes per hectare for yam production in Nigeria.

MTN Cameroon suspends payment of money transfer fees between mobile money accounts

03-24-2020 | 13:02:00
MTN Cameroon has announced the suspension of the payment of fees on money transfers between MTN Mobile Money accounts.

Unilever contributes more than 100 million euro to continue helping people affected by the corona crisis

03-24-2020 | 12:07:00
Unilever, the consumer goods manufacturer of brands including Dove, Knorr, Omo and Lifebuoy, today announced a wide-ranging set of measures to support global and national efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Workonline Communications commits to provide internet facilities to centers of excellence in South Africa

03-24-2020 | 11:00:00
Workonline Communications, a pan-African, global Network Service Provider, has increased its long-term commitment to providing Internet facilities to Afrika Tikkun Centres of Excellence across South Africa.

AFEX, FMDQ partner to promote product innovation for Nigeria’s capital market

03-24-2020 | 10:55:00
AFEX Commodities Exchange and FMDQ Holdings have formalised their partnership by executing a Memorandum of Understanding, solidifying their mutual interest in developing products to deepen the Nigerian capital market.

Tuskys, Amref Health Africa partner in response to Coronavirus threat in Kenya

03-24-2020 | 09:34:00
Local retailer Tuskys, and Amref Health Africa in Kenya have announced a working partnership leveraging mutual capacities to manage the Coronavirus threat in the country.

Public transport workers in North Africa unite under Our Public Transport programme

03-24-2020 | 08:57:00
Unions for urban transport workers in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia have joined forces at a workshop in Tunis to discuss how to working together under the Our Public Transport programme.

Programme providing commercial support to smallholders and agribusiness launched in Uganda

03-24-2020 | 08:35:00
A new programme, which aims to increase global investment in agribusinesses trading with smallholders, has been launched in Kampala, Uganda.

Loon, Telkom ballon-powered internet receives nod to fly in Kenya

03-24-2020 | 08:30:00
Loon, the Alphabet company working to bring balloon-powered Internet to Kenya with its local partner, Telkom Kenya, announce the reception of all regulatory and Cabinet approvals to begin flying balloons in Kenya.

[South Africa] High Court dismisses Risc Technology application to interdict B-BBEE Commission from performing

03-24-2020 | 07:49:00
The B-BBEE Commission welcomes High Court's decision to dismiss with cost the urgent application by Risc Technology Integration to interdict the Commission from implementing its decision and recommendations.

World Health Organization launches WhatsApp messaging service to provide COVID-19 facts

03-24-2020 | 06:15:00
World Health Organization is launching a messaging service with partners WhatsApp and Facebook to keep people safe from coronavirus.

ICP project focuses on orange fleshed sweet potatoes to boost incomes and food security in Malawi

03-24-2020 | 06:13:00
Diet diversification and food security in Malawi are distinct challenges as most farmers are used to growing and consuming cereals, especially maize.

African Telecommunications Union calls for harmonized action by telecommunications regulators to combat Coronavirus Pandemic

03-24-2020 | 06:01:20
The African Telecommunications Union has put together a set of guidelines to assist in combating the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic that every Member State should consider.

Tongaat Hulett invests $29.5 million to resume sugar production in Mozambique

03-24-2020 | 05:52:00
South African-based sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett is set to resume operation at its Mozambican subsidiaries, the Xinavane and Mafambisse sugar mills by April with an investment of about $29.5 million.

[South Africa] MultiChoice expands information, entertainment offering and reach

03-23-2020 | 17:56:00
As most people are now required to spend more time at home to avoid the spreading of the COVID-19, Multichoice will provide broadened access to credible information at this time by making news channels more widely available.

[South Africa] VodaLend makes accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times

03-23-2020 | 17:42:00
VodaLend, a product of Vodacom Financial Services, has made accessing of vital small business funding possible during tough economic times in South Africa.