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AfDB makes Aus $500 million note

03-21-2012 | 07:23:28
The African Development Bank (“AfDB”) rated (Aaa/AAA) today priced a new benchmark Australian Dollar transaction, marking the return of AfDB to the Kangaroo ...

African Women in Business Challenge 2012

03-20-2012 | 10:31:00
  Participate in the 3rd edition of the Business Plan Competition for African women entrepreneurs The competition is open to women entrepreneurs of ...

FOXit and its CEO announced as one of winning entrepreneurs

03-20-2012 | 09:58:04
Aldo van Tonder, CEO at FOXit (Pty) Ltd. (FOXit) has been recognised as one of the winners in the Finweek/Aurik BizAccelerator Programme.FOXit, a Microsoft ...

Econet announces it has reached more than 1 million connected EcoCash users

03-20-2012 | 09:46:58
Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest telecoms firm, announced today that it has surpassed the 1 million mark in ‘connected’ users for its EcoCash ...

Somalis grow restless over ‘hawala’ freeze

03-20-2012 | 09:36:06
Frustration has gripped the Somali community following allegations that the head of one of the largest telecommunication companies in Somalia was providing ...

Uchumi tops list of M-Pesa agents by transfer volumes

03-20-2012 | 09:18:28
Uchumi has become Safaricom’s leading M-Pesa agent by transaction volumes, helping the supermarket to attract shoppers who use the mobile phone money ...

Will Mobile Phones Make Western Union Obsolete?

03-20-2012 | 09:12:37
Western Union’s (WU) business model remains sound, in our view. We see any trend toward mobile money transfers as evolutionary, not disruptive, and we ...

MTN Uganda loses billions to mobile money fraud involving employees

03-20-2012 | 09:07:18
Ugandan news sources reported last week that African mobile giant, MTN, reportedly lost billions of Ugandan Shillings from its mobile money service in ...

Optimizing MobileMoney Agency recruitment and customer acquisition strategy workshop

03-20-2012 | 09:03:21
A Two day certificate course on building sustainable mobile money agency network and customer acquisition strategies at early days of low value and slow ...

AfDB grants USD 63m to Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research to improve Africa’s strategic crops

03-20-2012 | 07:15:14
On 12 March 2012, the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) signed a grant agreement ...

Run of the mill qualifications mean very little, if anything – MIE

03-20-2012 | 05:50:23
Institutions, in many cases foreign, that offer instant academic qualifications ‘at the touch of a button’ are on the increase and these ‘qualifications’ ...

Ghana’s Internet speed ranked highest in Africa

03-19-2012 | 21:00:00
Ghana has been ranked number one in Africa as the country with the highest Internet speed, according to the latest global internet speed report released ...

SMC Networks router triples the value of wireless ADSL2

03-19-2012 | 12:02:12
The SMC7904WBRA- N2, a three-in-one wireless ADSL2/2+ router designed for Internet connectivity, is now available to the local market through TVR Computers, ...

Partnerships key to management solution service provision into Africa - Accsys

03-19-2012 | 10:43:58
From a service provision point of view partnerships are critical to establishing presence and ensuring successful service delivery in Africa. This is ...

All systems go as companies push the IT in Security

03-19-2012 | 10:40:39
The development and rollout of security systems remains a critical focus in business as threats to physical infrastructure, people and internal communication ...

The AfDB appoints its new Head of Communications

03-19-2012 | 10:37:58
On Wednesday, the African press Organisation (APO) described “its great pleasure” on the announcement of the appointment of Mr Magatte Wade to the position ...

EAC to launch project on harmonization of medicines registration 30 March 2012

03-19-2012 | 10:28:38
The East African Community will on 30 March 2012 officially launch the Medicines Registration Harmonization (EAC-MRH) Project at the Ngurdoto Mountain ...

Accsys graduates ready to make their payroll knowledge count

03-19-2012 | 10:25:05
In March, twenty-two learners will shutdown their terminals and celebrate their graduation having successfully completed the Accsys National Diploma ...

Extra-Ordinary meeting of sectoral council on trade, industry, finance and investment convenes today

03-19-2012 | 10:01:49
The EAC Sectoral Council on Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment is underway at the Arusha International Conference Centre in Arusha, Tanzania. The ...

IMF to hold conference on managing Africa’s natural resources

03-15-2012 | 06:23:10
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be organizing a conference on how countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) can manage their natural resources ...