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AfDB names three new Vice Presidents

03-28-2012 | 07:04:05
The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, named three new Vice Presidents on 26 March.  They are Zondo Sakala, Rémy ...

Minister urges ECOWAS member states to implement regional directive on mineral resources

03-28-2012 | 06:57:52
Togolese Mines and Energy Minister, Mr. Dammipi Noupokou, has called on West African countries to step up the implementation of the 2009 ECOWAS Directive ...

China set to beat US as Africa's largest market

03-27-2012 | 11:05:03
China is set to become Africa's largest export destination this year, reflecting a dramatic alteration since 2008 when Africa exported half as much ...

AfDB in €64m financial support for West African Development Bank

03-27-2012 | 09:07:15
The African Development Bank (AfDB) and the West African Development Bank (WADB) signed a loan agreement of a capital subscription of EUR 3.05 million ...

MTN Awarded Universal Licence in Benin, And Launches 3G in Cote d'Ivoire

03-26-2012 | 09:11:02
MTN customers in Cote d'Ivoire and Benin will soon take off at full throttle. This follows the awarding of 3G licences to MTN in both countries recently."This ...

Q-KON offers open access wholesale service to the market

03-26-2012 | 08:13:51
The open access connectivity market is expanding with increased interest from prospective investors and Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Q-KON, an ...

Ghana biometric voter reg underway

03-26-2012 | 07:50:22
Ghana kicked off its biometric voter registration this weekend, with glitches reported at some stations.Delays were experienced at some stations, where ...

Angola outlines ICT infrastructure plan

03-26-2012 | 07:46:34
The Angolan government says it is working on a strategic infrastructure plan to support telecoms growth.The Angolan Minister of Telecommunications ...

Ghana President teleconferences

03-26-2012 | 07:42:11
Ghana’s President, John Atta Mills, has taken delivery of a USD3 million teleconferencing facility given by Huawei.Communication between the Presidency ...

Samsung goal: USD10bn African business

03-26-2012 | 07:31:44
Samsung has outlined its ambition to grow its African presence to a USD10 billion business by 2015.Samsung Electronics is showcasing its product range ...

No more pits and pebbles as MTN brings Oware to the phone

03-22-2012 | 11:06:56
MTN customers will soon no longer need to dig pits, carve wood, collect stones and seeds to enjoy a game of "Oware".The board game will soon be made ...

S.Africa's Shoprite to raise $1 bln for expansion

03-22-2012 | 11:02:19
South African supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings said it will raise up to $1 billion by issuing new shares and convertible bonds to strenghten its balance ...

USAID program improving Nigerian food security

03-22-2012 | 09:25:28
Despite its large land mass and ideal farming conditions, Nigeria still imports much of its food. But there are ongoing efforts to change that, says ...

Mobilizations of resources for Labor Market Information System (LMIS)

03-22-2012 | 06:08:29
A meeting on the Labor Market Information System (LMIS) project is being held at the African Union. This two day meeting aims at discussing the operationalization ...

Eleven U.S. Firms to Join the First Ever Chamber-Led Business Mission to Morocco

03-21-2012 | 08:19:13
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Affairs Department will lead its first business mission to Morocco March 20-22, 2012, ...

Rio+20 African delegates meet in New York to discuss ‘one voice for Africa’

03-21-2012 | 07:30:36
African negotiators to the forthcoming Rio+20 conference on sustainable development, to be held in June, gathered in New York last week for a training ...

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 ...