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Novartis launches virtual innovation hub to accelerate digital health solutions in sub-Saharan Africa
26-11-2021 | 10:19:58
The hub will focus on cross-sectoral partnerships to accelerate innovative approaches to increase affordable access to high-quality medicines and sustainably strengthen health systems.
Papa John’s International expands into Kenya and Uganda
24-11-2021 | 10:31:00
Papa John's International announced its expansion into Sub-Saharan Africa with its newest franchise partner Kitchen Express LTD, a subsidiary of AAH Limited, the majority shareholder of Hass Petroleum Group.
FMO partners with Northern Arc Capital to support young, female, migrant and COVID19-affected entrepreneurs
22-11-2021 | 08:41:06
NASIRA is a risk sharing facility provided by FMO for local financial institutions lending to underserved segments.
Symbiotics and Oikocredit invest US$ 30.75 million to support West Africa cocoa and cashew value chains
19-11-2021 | 09:24:00
Symbiotics, and Oikocredit have extended a loan to the value of $30.75 Million to Agri Commodities & Finance FZ-LLC, the UAE subsidiary of Export Trading Group (ETG).
IFC partners with Absa to boost trade finance in Sub-Saharan Africa
19-11-2021 | 07:44:27
IFC welcomed Absa Bank to its Global Trade Liquidity Program (GTLP) to boost access to trade finance in sub-Saharan Africa, especially in low income and fragile countries.
First of its kind diagnostic center opens in Uganda with lifesaving equipment
19-10-2021 | 17:46:00
GE Healthcare and medical group AFRIPHARMA announce the opening of the Afri-Egypt Health Services Center, a first of its kind in Uganda with lifesaving equipment from GE Healthcare.
Sub-Saharan Africa exits recession in 2021, recovery still vulnerable, Africa Pulse
08-10-2021 | 10:26:00
Sub-Saharan Africa is set to emerge from the 2020 recession sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic with growth expected to expand by 3.3 percent in 2021. This is one percent higher than the April 2021 forecast according to the latest edition of Africa Pulse.
Avanti Communications launches Avanti Extend to millions in Africa
05-10-2021 | 18:16:52
Avanti Communications, the leading provider of high throughput satellite capacity across EMEA, announced the launch of Avanti EXTEND, a new managed satellite service for rural connectivity.
Globacom selects Eutelsat’s Konnect Africa to bring satellite broadband to underserved regions of Nigeria
05-10-2021 | 13:35:00
Eutelsat Communications and Globacom signed a multi-year, multi-Gbps wholesale capacity contract, enabling Globacom to extend its coverage beyond the reach of its terrestrial infrastructure, leveraging the EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite.
OPEC Fund loan to MCB to promote international trade in Mauritius and sub-Saharan Africa
29-09-2021 | 11:42:52
The OPEC Fund is participating in Mauritius Commercial Bank’s (MCB) $1 billion syndicated term loan facility for an amount of $42.5 million.
CDC Group commits over $50 million funding to boost rural connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa
28-09-2021 | 13:12:59
The capital will support the continued growth of the ICT sector in the continent, helping to boost development of necessary infrastructure and providing rural and underserved communities with access to affordable mobile connectivity.
Jobberman launches Alliance for Better work initiative
27-09-2021 | 09:54:42
Jobberman, the single largest job placement website in sub-Saharan Africa, has today announced its Alliance for Better Work initiative, as part of its longstanding partnership with the Mastercard Foundation.
CDC commits over $50m to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa
21-09-2021 | 12:56:00
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, has announced commitments totalling $50.9 million to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity and accelerate digital technology access.
Facebook Marketplace rolls out to 37 countries and territories across Sub-Saharan Africa
24-08-2021 | 15:19:00
Currently available in South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria, Marketplace is a convenient destination where people can discover, buy and sell items from others in their local communities, simply by tapping on the Marketplace icon to browse and search for items, or filter by distance or category.
Partners bolster Africa’s fight against COVID-19 and poverty
04-08-2021 | 09:30:00
The United States and international partners are investing $80 billion in Africa’s private sector to help end the COVID-19 pandemic and spur sustainable growth.
Kasada receives financing from IFC to support the hospitality sector in Sub-Saharan Africa
29-07-2021 | 09:13:01
IFC will extend up to US$160 million of debt funding to Kasada, backing its plan to support the hospitality sector and instil globally recognised ESG practices in its hotels.
FMO invests $10m in REGMIFA, the regional MSME investment fund for Sub-Saharan Africa
21-07-2021 | 13:51:00
REGMIFA, the Regional MSME Investment Fund for Sub-Saharan Africa, has attracted a further $10 million from Dutch-based entrepreneurial development bank FMO.
IFAD launches new financing programme to boost private funding of rural businesses and small-scale farmers
14-07-2021 | 16:03:50
Rural businesses will get a boost from new financing programme launched by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), as part of its broader efforts to address rising hunger and poverty levels in the world’s poorest countries.
Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million 5G subscriptions by 2026, Ericsson report
06-07-2021 | 14:29:15
Ericsson projects that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by the end of 2021, driven by an estimated one million new 5G mobile subscriptions every day.
74% of Sub-Saharan Africa SMEs are optimistic about future growth, Mastercard Index
30-06-2021 | 11:35:24
In fact, 68% of SMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa are projecting revenues that will either grow or hold steady. Almost half (48%) are projecting an increase.
IFC partners with Holmarcom to expand access to insurance in Morocco, other parts of Africa
30-06-2021 | 10:39:00
IFC and Holmarcom, a Moroccan business group, have partnered to boost access to insurance products in Morocco and select countries in sub-Saharan Africa, with IFC investing in Holmarcom Insurance Activities.
Kowry Energy wins Rolls-Royce as investor as it launches across Sub-Saharan Africa
29-06-2021 | 10:19:16
Kowry Energy wins Rolls-Royce Power Systems as an investor as it launches across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Berlin-based company will empower local, independent energy companies with decentralized energy systems.
Coventry University Group appoints Rwanda’s former education minister to lead its new Africa Hub
01-06-2021 | 23:40:00
Professor Silas Lwakabamba has been appointed to chair Coventry University's new Africa hub, an exciting journey to be part of an institution with great potential to make a difference for the African economies.
East Africa Rice Conference to explore building sustainable and inclusive system
10-05-2021 | 14:30:00
Rice sector players in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are set to lead discussions on accelerating progress in rice research & development, inclusive markets & value chains.
IFC partners with Nigeria’s LAPO to expand microfinance lending in sub-Saharan Africa
30-04-2021 | 09:01:00
To help expand banking services to low-income populations in sub-Saharan Africa, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), has partnered with Nigeria's Lift Above Poverty Organization (LAPO), to expand its microfinance business.
Desalytics Water Solutions finalizes Kenyan acquisition
15-04-2021 | 13:09:00
Desalytics Water Solutions, a company specializing in the distribution of water treatment and water quality consumables, has strengthened its operations in Sub-Saharan Africa with the closing of its acquisition in Kenya.
eco.business Fund receives €85m for biodiversity conservation in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa
07-04-2021 | 11:12:00
The eco.business Fund received an investment of €85 million from its strategic partner, the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) via KfW Development Bank.
John Deere set to expand construction brand into 18 African countries
01-04-2021 | 10:03:19
The expansion, which will include the availability of backhoe loaders, excavators, wheel loaders, motor graders, and crawler dozers, will be sold and supported by independent, newly appointed John Deere dealers, to be announced.
Green Climate Fund approves $80m in FAO-led projects in Congo and Jordan
23-03-2021 | 10:57:00
Two FAO-designed projects, one focusing on agroforestry in sub-Saharan Africa and the other on water management in the Near East, received $80 million, paving the way to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers.
Facebook rolls out Instagram Lite to Sub-Saharan Africa and other emerging markets
19-03-2021 | 08:38:52
Facebook has announced the launch of Instagram Lite to Sub-Saharan Africa, a new, lightweight version of the Instagram app for Android that uses less data and works well across all network conditions.
ReSurge International launches RIPA to expand surgical capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa
18-03-2021 | 09:07:00
ReSurge International, a global nonprofit specializing in reconstructive surgery, launched ReSurge International Program in Africa (RIPA), to increase access to safe reconstructive surgical care in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa.
South Africa ranked top food secure country in Sub Saharan Africa, GFSI
12-03-2021 | 07:32:00
South Africa has been ranked the highest in food security out of 28 countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This according to the latest Global Food Security Index (GFSI) report, despite an overall decline in food security.