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Kenya’s taxi-hailing firm Little goes live in Zambia

11-07-2018 | 11:53:00
Five months after going live in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan taxi-hailing firm Little has announced that it has launched in Lusaka, Zambia.

[Morocco] AfDB approves € 117 million for secure and sustainable access to drinking water

11-07-2018 | 11:35:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €117 million loan to finance a Project to Ensure the Sustainability and Security of Access to Drinking Water in Morocco.

[Kenya] Affordable housing key for Nairobi employees in deciding where to live and stay, study

11-07-2018 | 11:29:00
Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and career, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., has announced the results of an extensive study that examines the needs of workers in the world’s fastest-growing cities across four key factors – human, health, money and work.

Multichoice Kenya becomes first broadcaster to join Technology Service Providers of Kenya

11-07-2018 | 09:31:00
Video entertainment firm, MultiChoice Kenya has announced its membership into the Technology Service Providers of Kenya (TESPOK) association which aims at influencing Information Communication and Technology (ICT) policy.

[Kenya] General Electric trains radiology professionals on latest medical imaging technologies

11-07-2018 | 09:20:00
GE Healthcare has conducted a series of educational sessions in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania targeting radiologists and radiographers. The educational sessions, which were attended by more than 100 healthcare practitioners, introduced participants to the latest techniques and technologies on medical imaging.

Nairobi-based Novastar Ventures launches $72.5M fund, launches in Nigeria

11-07-2018 | 09:00:00
Kenyan Venture Capitalist firm, Novastar Ventures has raised $72.5 million for its second fund, Novastar II.

Self-insurance startup Franc Group wins Seedstars Johannesburg

11-07-2018 | 07:13:46
Self-insurance platform Franc Group has been selected the winner of Seedstars Johannesburg pitch event. The startup will now be heading to the Seedstars South Africa Finals that will be held on November 14th.

[South Africa] On Track Innovations partners with Western Cape Government to digitize public transport

11-07-2018 | 07:04:42
On Track Innovations Ltd has partnered with Almex Transport Solutions for the George Municipality Western Cape Government to implement the Go GEORGE Smart Cards, a "smart card" solution for South Africa's public transportation system.

Ecobank Academy launches programme to improve Africa’s health systems

11-07-2018 | 06:56:17
Ecobank Academy, a corporate university of independent pan-African banking group in collaboration with Ecobank Foundation, has launched an innovative development programme aimed at improving Africa’s health systems.

Israel invests $300 million in Angola’s agriculture

11-07-2018 | 06:50:57
Israel has committed $300 million to finance agricultural projects in Angola, its ambassador Oren Rozenblat announced in the municipality of Tomboco, Zaire province.

HMD Global unveils the Nokia 7.1 in Kenya

11-07-2018 | 06:29:00
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the availability of the new Nokia 7.1 in Kenya.

[Nigeria] ECOWAS Commission restates commitment to strengthening regional customs union

11-06-2018 | 12:33:58
The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has restated the commitment of the Commission to strengthening regional Customs union and an infrastructural upgrade that can sustain the renewed integration efforts within the community.

Regulatory uncertainty hampers South Africa's mining sector

11-06-2018 | 12:11:24
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill has loomed over South African mining firms since 2014 and caused unwarranted uncertainty in a sector already suffering from rising costs and labour unrest.

[Algeria] Sonatrach, Emerson sign $32 million contract to modernize gas processing plant

11-06-2018 | 12:10:08
Emerson, in partnership with Fores Engineering, has signed a $32 million contract with Sonatrach, Algeria's state energy company, to modernize its gas processing plant in Alrar.

Outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry improves - PwC report

11-06-2018 | 12:01:00
The outlook for Africa’s oil & gas industry is positive amid difficult operating and economic headwinds. Tough economic and external conditions have placed pressure on oil & gas companies to be more cost-effective and efficient.

[Kenya] Safaricom takes MPESA globally with Western Union partnership

11-06-2018 | 11:17:00
Telecommunication company Safaricom has launched M-PESA Global a new and revolutionary service that opens up M-PESA to the world.

ECA launches first report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries

11-06-2018 | 11:08:16
The ECA Office for North Africa has launched the first Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries.

Amref Health Africa and UNICEF renew commitment to strengthening PHC

11-06-2018 | 10:46:00
Amref Health Africa and UNICEF held a parallel session on strengthening community platforms for Primary Health Care (PHC), during the 2nd International Conference on Maternal, New-born and Child Health in Africa, convened by the African Union Commission.

SADC receives letters of credence from European Union Ambassador to Botswana

11-06-2018 | 10:24:56
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received letters of credence from H.E. Mr. Jan Sadek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to Botswana at the SADC Secretariat Head Office in Gaborone, Botswana.

Oracle accelerates digital transformation in South Africa with new innovation hub

11-06-2018 | 09:30:00
Oracle has today announced the opening of an Innovation Hub in Johannesburg, a first for Oracle in Africa that will help drive the adoption of emerging technologies across the country’s corporates, public sector and academia.