Qatar Airways has announced that it will resume services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly flights and to Kigali International Airport Rwanda with three weekly flights.
For many small businesses who are navigating these difficult times, they will testify to the fact they keep being bombarded with the word, ‘Adaptation’.
[Column] Eric Kimunguyi: Glamourous photo shoots do not change the reality of Africa’s harsh pest load
For these campaigners want nearly all pest control banned in Kenya, where all of those products are used across the rest of world and by our food trading partners.
Panelists at the 'Germany-Africa Economic Relations: Making Deals Post COVID-19' webinar sought to mobilize German investment into the African energy sector.
Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products.
The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19.
First Distribution and Nology, a specialist value-added distributor of converged IP product and solutions, have been announced as continent-wide AudioCodes distributors.
Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totaled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion (67%) was in low- and middle-income economies.
Spacecom and Gilat Telecom have announced that they are co-operating to develop a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective satellite service for organisations of all sizes across Africa.
West-African airline, ASKY, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation, enabling the carrier to move forward with innovative, next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion.
Huawei has announced the rollout of its official game service and distribution platform HUAWEI GameCenter in 33 countries and regions worldwide.
The African Union is launching its Audit Recommendations Tracking System (ARTS) digital platform to fast-track implementation of all audit recommendations.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to reliable, privately generated renewable electricity.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Afreximbank are directing €300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
PayU and Feedzai have announced a partnership expansion that will enable PayU to augment its fraud prevention capabilities in Latin America in addition to the EMEA region.
MTN is extending its digital strategy with the launch of a new pan-African API marketplace called Chenosis.
Norskeide Subseatec, a subsidiary of Scana ASA has been awarded a contract to supply subsea equipment for field development in Africa and Southeast Asia.
The African Energy Chamber has nominated an Investment Advisory Committee, the last body to serve on its Advisory Board for 2020 and 2021, to provide solutions to finance Africa’s energy resurgence.
F5 Networks has launched a new Silverline Cloud Platform Point of Presence (PoP) that will significantly boost Managed Security Services capabilities for African businesses.
Global leader in mission-critical communications, Motorola Solutions has launched a new two-way radio device specially designed for small and medium businesses in Sub Saharan Africa.
From a new digital marketplace to connect Africa’s creatives with global markets, to masterclasses to help designers share and learn, and webinars to inform and inspire, AfDB's Fashionomics Africa initiative has taken great strides this year.
DFC and the members of the 2X Challenge have catalyzed more than $4.5 billion of investment in the world’s women, far surpassing the initiative’s initial goal of $3 billion by the end of 2020
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.
Retailers have been hit hard by the current coronavirus crisis. IT teams supporting struggling businesses now need to switch to maintaining critical infrastructures that support home-workers.
The OPEC Fund approved $75 million to support socio economic development and COVID 19 recovery efforts in several developing countries.
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank.
Fugro has begun its shallow water campaign for the ''2Africa'' subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
The Tripartite Council of Ministers of three regional economic communities in the eastern and southern Africa have approved new harmonized trade and transport facilitation guidelines.
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.
[Column] Rob Vos, Khiem Nguyen: Making food system value chains inclusive for smallholders and rural people
Rapid urbanization and income growth are driving shifts in the diets of urban consumers in low-income countries in Africa and South Asia from inexpensive staple cereals to higher-value products.
African Energy Chamber appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board
APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy confirms that its Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the African Energy Chamber.
There is one word that defines the times today - uncertainty. It hangs in the economies and markets. It is the essence of the complexity that the pandemic has wrought.
Marieme Esther Dassanou is the Coordinator of Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) the African Development Bank’s flagship pan-African initiative
Lumos has received new funding from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, FMO, to expand its existing market for reliable, accessible and clean solar power in Côte d’Ivoire.
MultiChoice and The Walt Disney Africa announced they have partnered to add two 24-hour ESPN channels, available to DStv customers from 29 July 2020.
The exploration industry has been the hardest it by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent historic crash in oil prices.
When you visit an agent outlet in Kenya, you often see a number of point-of-sales devices being used by the agent. When you enquire about it, she would mention that each of these devices belong to a different bank.
VC4A has launched a call for African startups looking to raise between $150K and $1 million.
Twelve African entrepreneurs are among 21 finalists in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition where entrepreneurs will pitch their innovative business ideas to address malnutrition.
Marking a seminal moment in the history of the organization, the Global Business School Network (GBSN) has announced thatTogo-based Ecobank Academy has become its first corporate member.
The United States Trade Representative and Kenya Cabinet Secretary for Industrialization, Trade, and Enterprise Development formally launched trade agreement negotiations between the United States and the Republic of Kenya.
As a major integrated LNG project in Mozambique advances toward fruition, the EXIM has reaffirmed its continuing support for the development by initiating the process of providing $4.7 billion in financing.
Alternet Systems, Inc., ALYI, has confirmed plans for producing and selling electric delivery trucks in Africa made of hemp and powered by hemp batteries.
The Centurion Law Group has launched Africa’s first sports, media & entertainment practice to further support the rapidly growing sports & entertainment industry across Africa.
When government first announced a national lockdown back in March, countless businesses were left scrambling to make working from home, work.
United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the appointments of Rokia Hacko, Chioma Mang, Chinedu Obeta, Bode Aregbesola, Kingsley Ulinfun and Usman Isiaka as CEOs of six of its 20 subsidiaries across Africa.
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a major opportunity for countries to boost growth, reduce poverty, and broaden economic inclusion, a new World Bank report has found.
Over Saturated an African, user-generated content platform has been offering a digital space for African creators to post content they have created.
Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative selects Top 50 Finalists of 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes Competition
The 2020 Africa’s Business Heroes prize competition has shortlisted the top 50 finalists from stage one of the selection process.
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services in 14 countries across sub-Saharan Africa, is scaling up its operations with WorldRemit, the global digital money transfer service.
The global impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had not only on public health, but on business, cannot be underestimated. It’s prudent to consider the impact such a global disruption of trade has on small and medium businesses.
Avaya is helping African students unable to access primary and secondary schools as a result of COVID-19-related closures to stem this loss with video collaboration app.
Global information services company Experian has appointed Ferdie Pieterse as the new CEO for Experian Africa, effective immediately.
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has launched the Hand-in-Hand geospatial platform with a large and rich set of data on food, agriculture, socioeconomics, and natural resources.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced that Orange Bank Africa has gone live with cloud-native Temenos Transact delivered as SaaS.
Airtel Africa and Mukuru have announced a partnership which will enable Mukuru customers to instantly send cross-border transfers directly to Airtel Money customer wallets in 12 African countries.
The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) has appointed Victoria Sabula as its permanent Chief Executive Officer.
Marketing ultimately drives the sales of any business. Without it, many companies wouldn't sell their products or services and wouldn't survive in a highly competitive environment.
Pavillon54 Limited has announced the launch of its online platform, pavillon54.com, a digital center for Modern and Contemporary Art from Africa and the Diaspora.
Yield improvement of important African food crops will get a boost with the launch of a new project to be implemented by the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) in collaboration with Bayer.
A COVID-19 dashboard has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat to help member countries make vital decisions during the ongoing crisis.
Facebook’s connectivity investments to grow Africa’s economy by $57 billion in the next five years, report
Facebook has released findings from The Impact of Facebook’s Connectivity Initiatives in Sub-Saharan Africa, a study conducted by Analysys Mason.
M-Net, the MultiChoice Group’s flagship channel on DStv Premium, has acquired the rights from The Walt Disney Company to screen Black Is King across Africa.
In Zambia’s Serenje district, young Zambians are being offered a ray of hope in the form of an agriculture project that is both an alternative to copper mining as a path out of poverty.
Komaza raises $28 million Series B to capture Africa’s $30 billion wood deficit and restore degraded lands
Komaza, a company that is revolutionizing the wood industry in Africa through its innovative smallholder platform, has secured a first close of $28m of the company’s planned $33m Series B equity financing.
U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has announced that it is launching the Africa Investment Advisor Program, which establishes a regional team based in Africa.
Anzisha Prize Hall of Fame highlights ten successful Africans who embraced entrepreneurship at an early age
The Anzisha Prize, a partnership with African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, is celebrating ten African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25.
Some of Africa's biggest musical talents, including local award-winning artists AKA, K.O and Holly Rey, have collaborated with HUAWEI Music to each launch curated playlists.
The African continent is home to what is considered a huge growth opportunity - agriculture. With 65% of the world's available uncultivated arable land, potential exists for African countries to reach their developmental goals
Fitch Ratings, the global credit rating agency, has affirmed the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘AAA’, with stable outlook.
The European Union is providing €64.7 million in humanitarian aid for countries in the southern Africa region to help support people in need dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, extreme weather conditions such as persistent drought.
Estimates from satellite data show global gas flaring increased to levels not seen in more than a decade, to 150 billion cubic meters (bcm), equivalent to the total annual gas consumption of Sub-Saharan Africa.
UNICEF and the Government of Puntland in Somalia have launched the Learning Passport, a digital remote learning platform where children can access educational content both online and offline from their homes.
African swine Fever (ASF), which may cause up to 100 percent mortality in pigs, has become a major crisis for the pork industry, causing massive losses in pig populations and generating drastic economic consequences.
Global credit ratings agency Moody’s affirmed African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) long-term credit rating at Baa1, with a stable outlook.
Vodacom Business Africa has extended its footprint by providing connectivity to partners and clients in 12 new countries in the Middle East region.
Africa Investment Forum founding partners unveil unified COVID-19 response to support Africa’s private sector
Increased and decisive investment will be the channel for Africa’s economic recovery post COVID-19, partners of the Africa Investment Forum said, expressing confidence in the continent’s potential to rebound from the ongoing health and economic crises.
Africa is recognized as one of the most important emerging markets for online business, and with internet penetration lacking behind many parts of the world in recent decades, the continent is beginning to catch up.
A new report reveals that only a small fraction of agricultural research funding coming to sub-Saharan Africa is being used to support agroecology and other sustainable, regenerative approaches.
Agroecology continues to receive negligible funding despite the numerous benefits it has on smallholder famers, food and farming systems, a new report says.
A new Memorandum of Understanding signed between ICLEI Africa and the Development Bank of Southern Africa will enable the two organisations to align efforts and better facilitate the flow of finance to local and subnational governments.
The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to cut the use of climate-warming hydrofluorocarbons has reached a major milestone, with Liberia becoming the 100th nation to ratify the Amendment.
USIU-Africa and the Mastercard Foundation have partnered to enable 1,000 high-performing students receive quality education and leadership development over the next 10 years.
Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin (BTC) marketplace that aims to provide financial inclusion around the globe, announced that the platform has hit $4.6 billion in trade volume and reached 4.5 million wallet registrations.
SAP has appointed Claudio Muruzabal as the new President for SAP’s EMEA south region that comprises Southern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
ContractPodAi and Bowmans Partner to bring Artificial Intelligence-powered contract management to Africa
ContractPodAi®, a provider of AI-powered contract lifecycle management solutions, is partnering with Bowmans to introduce Bowmans’ clients to its advanced technology solution.
Most countries in the COMESA region have recorded an above average yield in the production of staple foods for the 2019/2020 farming season, and this is expected to reduce hunger among the 560 million people.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) approved € 16.6 billion of new financing for projects across Europe and around the world, including more than € 10 billion of COVID-19-related investment to improve public health.
Without a doubt, Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing economic hubs. Crucial to this rate of development is the ability to meet the demand for key infrastructure.
In Africa and Asia, SMEs provide the majority of food consumed and have the potential to increase access to safe, nutritious foods if they can grow their businesses through finance and technical assistance.
Pan-African banking group, Ecobank has won Africa’s Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility in the Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2020.
USAID announced $15 million to support a partnership between Arizona State University and the Kwame Nkrumah University in Ghana to create an innovative research and training center to improve African supply-chains.
When a second massive swarm of locusts hit East Africa in April presenting “an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat” to food security and livelihoods this piece of news barely made a splash.
The African Energy Chamber has appointed a US-Africa Committee to serve on its Advisory Board and support the development of stronger energy cooperation and investment between the United States and Africa.
Rabobank has signed a new partnership agreement FAO with the intention of helping targeted rural communities benefit from more inclusive, sustainable food systems.
The Rainforest Alliance’s sustainability certification is evolving, with the publication of a new program with more robust criteria, measurement.
As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook announced 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook's Community Accelerator programme.
Pan-African banking group Ecobank has appointed Mr Alain Nkontchou, a Cameroonian and Independent Non-Executive Director since 2015, as Board Chairman of its holding company, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI).
Rabah Arezki appointed Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, AfDB
The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has appointed Dr. Rabah Arezki as Chief Economist and Vice President, Economic Governance and Knowledge Management, effective 1st October 2020.