To expand financial inclusion and improve access to loans for low-income borrowers in Botswana, IFC and Peo Finance Proprietary, announced a partnership to help Peo grow and better tailor its lending, including through a new digital system.
MTN Cameroon launched a brand campaign profiling MTN Business – the ICT leader in Africa, which aims to be a trusted partner to businesses in their digital evolution and ultimately achieve #BusinessDoneBetter across the continent.
Launching first in Botswana and Namibia, Letshego aims to bring structure and security to more families across its footprint with the launch of its ‘Affordable Housing’ suite of financial solutions.
Scatec and the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have signed a binding 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for the construction of a solar PV facility with a contracted capacity of 50 megawatt at Selebi Phikwe.
Société commerciale gabonaise de réassurance (SCG-Ré) et une société de réassurance du Botswana ont signé à Libreville un accord de partenariat technique et commercial.
Le Fonds vert pour le climat (GCF) a approuvé la proposition de FMO et de Climate Fund Managers (CFM), d'un montant de 145 millions USD, visant à accélérer les investissements du secteur privé dans des projets d'eau, d'assainissement et d'océan à faibles émissions et résilients au changement climatique, intitulée Climate Investor 2 (CI2).
Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved the joint FMO – Climate Fund Managers (CFM) USD 145mln proposal to accelerate private sector investments in low-emission and climate-resilient water, sanitation and ocean projects, entitled Climate Investor 2 (‘CI2’).
Botswana can transform its economy, create jobs, reduce inequality, and achieve a resilient recovery from COVID-19 by increasing private sector participation and investment in its energy, water and sanitation, tourism, and other sectors, according to a new report published today by IFC and the World Bank.
Private sector development in Southern Africa region gets boost with approval of $30 million loan from AfDB
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group approved a $30 million loan to Norsad Capital Limited financing for businesses and to promote private sector development in the Southern Africa Development Community region.
Botswana's capital city of Gaborone will soon have a new fiber network in its Central Business District (CBD), after three years of planning by Paratus Botswana.
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, announced a R40 million ($2.5 million) investment in Nile, an agritech company that connects farmers to buyers of fresh produce.
Mukuru and WorldRemit announced a deepening of their existing partnership, with the aim to expand their collaboration for cash remittances into Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi and Botswana.
Pan-African reinsurer, Continental Reinsurance announced a change in the ownership structure of Continental Reinsurance Botswana, after its recent acquisition of a minority 40% stake in the company.
While analysing the threat landscape of African countries, Kaspersky experts saw a steady decline in attacks on mobile devices in the region, as cybercriminals consolidated their efforts to focus on more complicated, dangerous and profitable threats instead.
Le Botswana est devenu le premier pays fortement touché à recevoir la certification de l’Organisation mondiale de la Santé (OMS) pour avoir franchi une étape importante sur la voie menant à l’élimination de la transmission mère-enfant du VIH.
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies launch partnership to help Giga bridge the digital divide in Africa
UNICEF and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced a partnership in support of Giga’s work to connect every school to the Internet and every young person to information, opportunity, and choice.
Bolstering the organization’s footprint in Africa, Andersen Global enters a Collaboration Agreement with tax firm AccPro Accountants in Botswana.
The upgraded network will be used to support a wide range of broadband services carrying efficiently all telecommunication traffic, such as voice, video and data with full wireless and management redundancy, as well as backhauling the private TETRA network.
The African Development Bank has approved a $137 million loan to support Botswana’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), one of Africa’s largest infrastructure-focused private equity fund managers, has acquired a significant stake in Sodigaz, an LPG distributor based in Burkina Faso and Benin, through AIIM’s flagship pan-African infrastructure fund, AIIF3.
The african|markets team is proud to announce the launch of the public version of the Research, an Africa-focused research distribution platform that connects investors to some of the best equity analysts covering Africa’s frontier markets.
En effet, 52 pays africains poursuivent le déploiement des vaccins contre la COVID-19 et plus de 73 millions de doses ont déjà été administrées sur le continent.
The existing network of over 850 Caltex service stations in South Africa and Botswana will be rebranded as Astron Energy in a phased manner, as part of a site refresh and upgrade initiative to be undertaken over the next few years.
Sturdee Energy, a Sub-Saharan Africa focused independent power producer (IPP), has entered into two power purchase agreements (PPAs) with the Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for Botswana’s first two renewable energy IPP projects.
Reconnaissance Energy Africa (ReconAfrica) and Renaissance Oil Corp. (Renaissance) announced they have completed the acquisition by ReconAfrica of Renaissance by way of plan of arrangement under the Business Corporations Act.
IFC has appointed Carlos A.T. Katsuya as its new Senior Manager for Angola, Botswana, Mozambique and Zambia. In this role, he will lead IFC's work across the four countries to strengthen the private sector.
Tlou Energy, the company focused on delivering power in Botswana and southern Africa, announced it is developing a hydrogen strategy to complement the Company's gas-to-power project.
This month, Botswana became the first country in Southern Africa, and the third in Africa, to pilot drone technology for health-care delivery. The Drones for Health pilot project aims to reduce preventable maternal deaths.
The opening of the Kazungula Bridge, linking Botswana and Zambia over the Zambezi River, means travelers no longer need to rely on pontoon boats to cross at this location.
The rebrand reflects the organisation's extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group for local businesses.
Nigeria's Access Bank, Atlas Mara and ABC Holdings (ABCH), have entered into a definitive agreement regarding a proposed acquisition of 78.15% of the issued share capital of African Banking Corporation of Botswana, by Access Bank.
Tenders have been awarded to Zismo Engineering ("Zismo"), for the construction of the overhead lines and to OptiPower for construction of substations at Lesedi and Serowe.
Botswana's Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has approved the EIS for Tlou's Boomslang project. The Boomslang Prospecting Licence PL011/2019 is located adjacent to the Company's Lesedi power project.
Tlou Energy, the company focused on generating cleaner power in Botswana and southern Africa using gas and solar power, announced its intention to undertake an equity placement of £2.6 million.
Standard Chartered Bank has today launched a digital pan-bank league competition offering customers across 11 markets an opportunity to accumulate points that lead to prizes.
SmartBots, a government initiative under the Digital Implementation Strategy has announced the 2021 Virtual Smart Hackathon Challenge for the development of the mobile Gov App.
Tlou Energy is focused on delivering cleaner electricity in Botswana and southern Africa using gas and solar power. The Company's first proposed development is the Lesedi Power Project in Botswana.
A pilot Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) has been fully executed between Tlou Energy and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) for the first 2MW of power from the Lesedi project.
Pan-African telecoms group, Liquid Telecom, is activating 82 km of fibre in a cross-border network into Botswana, to give more people access to Liquid Telecom’s footprint of more than 73,000km of Pan African fibre.
Botswana Diamonds announced that drilling has commenced on its Thorny River and Marsfontein project areas in South Africa.
Botswana Diamonds announced that all the Conditions Precedent for the acquisition of Sekaka Diamonds have now been satisfied.
Tlou Energy is currently seeking funding for development of the Lesedi power project in Botswana.
Exploration and development mining company Galileo announced the completion of the acquisition of 100% of Africibum and its interests in the North East Kalahari Copper Belt project in Botswana.
Economic conditions, regulation and corporate actions have defined the state and size of Botswana financial services sector over the years according to a report by Research and Markets.
Botswana food delivery startup MyFoodness has rebranded as Yamee and announced its entry into the Tanzanian market with a launch in Dar es Salaam.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Kalahari Energy Botswana for a feasibility study of a power plant that will generate up to 100 megawatts of electricity using indigenous coalbed methane.
An economic diversification project supported by the Africa Development Bank was launched in Botswana to strengthen the small stock, tourism and horticulture industries by improving businesses linkages particularly among SMEs.
Absa Group Limited’s Barclays-branded subsidiaries in seven African countries - Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Seychelles, Tanzania and Zambia were renamed ‘Absa’, completing the name change across the continent.
Botswana has deposited the instruments of Ratification for the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA Agreement) bringing the number of countries that have done so to eight.
The Republic of Namibia has become the eighth country to ratify the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) Agreement moving the region closer to having a fully operational Agreement this year.
The UK has invested millions in clean energy projects across Africa, to support the continent's growing energy needs.
The third edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs has listed three African countries as global leaders in terms of women-owned businesses.
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.
His Excellency Mr Festus Gontebanye Mogae, third president of the Republic of Botswana has been inaugurated as the first Chancellor of Amref International University (AMIU).
South Africa and Botswana signed a MoU to formalise their commitment to collaborate on all standards related matters, including standards development and recognising South Africa as an inspection services provider.
South Africa, along with five other countries in the Southern African region have concluded a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Corteva Agriscience leads fight against fall armyworm with insect control solutions for African maize farmers
Corteva Agriscience has been introducing insect control solutions to Africa’s maize farmers to in maize in Botswana, Kenya, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
With its sand dunes and abundant birdlife, Walvis Bay is already an important centre of tourism activity in Namibia.
MultiChoice Botswana has launched a youth-focused channel. NOW! TV is available on DStv Channel 290 which provides entertainment and local film and television content.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Botswana’s Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board.
Qatar Airways will be launching its new service to Gaborone, Botswana, from October 27, 2019. It will be the airline's first destination in the African country.
It’s one of the world’s last sanctuaries for African elephants. But now, Botswana says, its population of the animals will be fair game for hunters.
Botswana-based law firm Moribame Matthews has entered into an agreement with Andersen Global.
AfDB extends $80 million line of credit to boost Botswana's industrialization and regional integration projects
African Development Bank Group has approved an $80 million line of credit to the Botswana Development Corporation Ltd, BDC, to help the country’s industrialization and regional integration.
One of the most important trends to emerge in recent years is that it is increasingly difficult to identify individual risks in isolation.
Giyani Metals Corp has entered into a non-binding term sheet with Traxys Africa Trading (Pty) Ltd which sets out terms for an investment of $1 million in the form of a secured convertible loan facility.
A new analysis by Global Financial Integrity (GFI) indicate that Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) due to trade misinvoicing, is a significant and persistent drag on 148 developing countries’ economies.
Canadian exploration company Giyani Metals Corp has announced the completion of the environmental management plan (EMP) for its Lobatse manganese prospect in Botswana.
The directors and management of Strata-X Energy Ltd have announced that the company has entered into a turnkey contract for 1 firm plus one optional vertical well with Danos Drilling of Gabarone, Botswana.
Scenes of traders, travelers, fishermen and women crossing the Zambezi river on floating planks, ferries, rickshaw boats, and canoes will soon come to an end.
Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
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.
Botswana, Kenya and Nigeria have moved up the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index, produced by the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, and South Africa remains in top position.
Citizen owned companies have been urged to spread the risk of ownership among a large group of shareholders through availing shares publicly.
Ngamiland community has been urged to support Nhabe Agricultural Management Association (NAMA) towards the construction of a multi-species community abattoir in Sehithwa.
Stanbic Bank Botswana, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Botswana Finance LLC, have signed a $125 million loan guaranty, which will encourage and support lending to diamond manufacturers and polishing companies.
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
Digital transformation and emerging technologies have been generating significant interest in Africa recently. Public and private sector organisations are finding the promises of job creation and economic growth difficult to ignore.
Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi said his government is confident that it will establish a lucrative beef market with the People’s Republic of China.
The Secretariat of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) scooped the first prize award in the Regional/International and Diplomatic Missions Category at the 2018 Botswana Consumer Fair.
The SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received a letter of credence to SADC from the Representative of Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) to Botswana, Mr. Rene Czudekat the SADC Secretariat Head Offices in Gaborone, Botswana.
The Embassy of the People's Republic of China has exempted the government of Botswana from payment of the three interest free loans.
The Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa Vera Songwe has commended Botswana for being one the fastest growing economies in the SADC region at about four to five percent and for its plans for diversifying the economy.
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa Office has launched the Zambia STEPS Profile and the Country Profiles (CPs) for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe in Lusaka.
Giyani Metals Corporation has signed a research collaboration program with Rhodes University, South Africa, regarding battery-grade manganese within the Company’s flagship Kanye manganese project in Botswana.
International diamond exploration company Pangolin Diamonds Corp., PAN, has finalized the commercial terms of the joint venture agreement with Makanwu Civil Blasting.
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
GE Power’s Grid Solution business today announced that it has signed its first contract with Botswana Power Corporation on May 24, 2018.
Botswana is a shining light and beacon of hope in the fight against corruption in Africa and has one of the best anti-corruption profiles on the continent.
Key talks are underway in Botswana to shape a new programme that will support trade in Africa through technical assistance and capacity-building.
Botswana is ideally poised to benefit from the opportunities that cloud computing provides with internet penetration hovering at approximately 28 percent and the number of mobile subscribers showing more than 2,000 percent growth from 2000 to 2011
Vast Resources plc, the AIM-listed mining company has signed an agreement with Botswana Diamonds plc under which the two companies have agreed to exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in Zimbabwe
[Botswana] Pangolin to earn 75 per cent interest in AK10 diamond project after deal with Makanwu Civil Blasting
Pangolin Diamonds Corp. has signed an option agreement with Makanwu Civil Blasting, a private company incorporated under the laws of the Republic of Botswana.
Morocco ranks top investment destination in Africa for 2017, followed by Egypt, Algeria, Botswana, Cote d’Ivoire - Quantum research
Morocco is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2018 (AII) by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab.
Digital ecosystems and entrepreneurs are essential to innovation and development in Africa.
Angola has exempted tourism visas to stay up to 30 days per entry and 90 days a year to four African countries and one Asia nation, based on the principle of diplomatic reciprocity.
The Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Union and the Southern Africa Development Community has become the first regional EPA in Africa to be fully operational after its implementation by Mozambique.
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz.