YouTube today announced that YouTube Music and YouTube Premium are now available in Kenya, Ghana and Senegal. YouTube Premium is all of YouTube and YouTube Music without interruptions.
Daniel Otu touched on the challenges faced, the importance of sustainability, the role of local culture, and the lessons that shaped Koa’s future vision, all while maintaining a steadfast commitment to community and innovation.
NoOnes, the financial communication super app connecting people of the Global South to the world’s financial systems has appointed ex-Paxful boss Ray Youssef as CEO
The carrier-neutral, colocation Tier IV Onix Data Centre in Accra, Ghana, is joining the Angola Cables Global Data Centre Interconnect.
L’ AGF et Technoserve établissent un partenariat pour stimuler les investissements dans l’industrie du cajou
L’African Guarantee Fund(AGF) et Technoserve établissent un partenariat pour stimuler les investissements dans l’industrie Ouest-Africaine du cajou.
This is testament to the Corporation’s ability to attract international 3rd party capital and exit strategic infrastructure assets built by derisking through AFC’s unique project development and construction offering.
Sweat Economy, the Web3 ecosystem has expanded into the United States and eight new countries including the Bahamas, Barbados, Botswana, Ghana, Jamaica, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Uganda.
Oasis Capital Ghana, an SME growth equity investor in West Africa, has announced the successful exit of its holdings in Legacy Girls College (LGC), an educational institution based in Ghana catering exclusively to female students.
Africa Data Centres and DFC sign reaffirming ongoing partnership for Ghana facility investment of $300 million
The DFC and Africa Data Centres have signed a statement reaffirming their shared commitment to strengthen ICT infrastructure in Africa and Africa Data Centres’ intent to mobilise part of its existing DFC-financing commitment of $300 million to construct a first-of-its-kind data centre in Ghana.
U.S. International Development Financing Corporation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Scott Nathan traveled to Accra, Ghana, to meet with prospective private sector partners to discuss opportunities to work together to promote economic growth in Ghana.
AfriSummit 2023: African Health Authorities, Industry Leaders Convene to Explore Pharma Regulations and Innovations
Leading healthcare authorities and industry experts converged at the AfriSummit 2023, a pivotal 4-day hybrid event dedicated to exploring the latest developments in pharmaceutical and medical device regulations’ advancements in the healthcare supply chain across the African continent.
MAX partners with OEMs, EV manufacturers, and fleet owners to provide vehicle financing and subscriptions to gig drivers and mobility entrepreneurs via termed contracts and service bundles.
The ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID) has signed a loan agreement in the amount of USD 15 million to KA Technologies Ghana Limited.
Yvonne Nelson is the latest signee of Age Africa Agency, the top multi-channel network for YouTube creators, brands, publishers and artists in Africa responsible for the growth and management of YouTube channels.
Yvonne Nelson is a renowned Ghanaian actress and producer who has led a life filled with significant moments that illuminate her remarkable characteristics as a human being. Africa Business Communities interviews with her.
After seven years of launching the Heels and Sneakers drama series on TV, actress Yvonne Nelson’s YN Productions has relaunched the series on YouTube with a captivating plot twist.
[Ghana] Kenyan insurtech Turaco acquires MicroEnsure to deepen affordable insurance coverage across Africa
Turaco, the Kenyan insurtech startup offering affordable insurance to users has acquired MicroEnsure Ghana from MIC Global. Under the deal, MicroEnsure will rebrand to Turaco Ghana and retain the expertise of the existing team and leadership.
IFC and Sunda Group partner to expand manufacturing of affordable home care and personal care goods in Africa
UK government commits £15 million funding to strengthen health workforce in Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana
The UK will provide a multi-million pound boost to support healthcare staff recruitment and retention in 3 African countries - Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana - supporting resilience against global health challenges.
In a first for West Africa, Mastercard hosted its inaugural Mastercard Fintech Day in Accra, Ghana. Bringing together some of the continent’s key stakeholders and thought leaders in the fintech space, the event was a resounding success.
British International Investment launches pioneering investment platform to boost funding for SMEs in Ghana
Growth Investment Partners (GIP) will help to address a critical gap in accessing finance for SMEs who are the lifeblood of the Ghanaian economy.
MEST Africa has opened applications for its 2023 Challenge Startup Pitch Competition for African startups. The programme is targeting early-stage technology startups operational in Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Kenya, and South Africa.
This new opt-in audio recording feature has been successfully launched in countries such as South Africa, Kenya, and Nigeria as part of Uber’s ongoing efforts to raise the bar on safety.
MainOne, entered the Ghana market in 2010 with the goal of supporting the digitization of the country and providing quality telecommunications services to enterprises.
To help farmers in Ghana to increase soybean production, the government of Japan is providing substantial funding to the West African state’s whole soy production chain.
Mobility fintech, Moove, has secured USD $8mn in financing from Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB), bringing its total funding to-date from the bank to USD $28mn.
Ghanaian health tech startup Berry Health has raised $1.6 million in a pre-seed funding round, a round which saw participation from large-scale U.S. fund Lightspeed Ventures and General Catalyst.
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a $23.04 million loan to Prime Meridian Docks AssetCo Ltd (PMD), a special purpose entity to co-finance the construction of a modern floating dock ship repair facility in Ghana’s western Takoradi port.
The Afreximbank in Accra launched its wholly owned insurance management services subsidiary, AFREXInsure, with a commitment to provide a single-entry point for all specialty insurance needs to assist in optimally managing related risks for the trade and commerce sector in Africa.
Aruwa Capital Management to invest in OmniRetail, popularly known as OmniBiz, a tech-first B2B e-commerce company that aggregates end-to-end retail operations.
Un site web, plusieurs langues : Comment Bolingo Consult aide les organisations à surmonter les défis en matière de communication
Tingg by Cellulant In-Store solution is transforming the digital payments space in Ghana by providing Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) with a single payment collection point across multiple payment options and channels, ensuring real-time settlement.
The UK and Ghana have launched a new investor group to help identify mutually beneficial investment opportunities for both countries in a boost to the existing economic partnership.
One Website, Multiple languages: Bolingo Consult helps organizations to deal with miscommunication by using technology.
Actioned by the Ghanaian Government as part of measures to reduce impacts of SSBs on public health, the country is now one of hundreds that have implemented World Health Organization-recommended interventions to prevent non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
Mastercard recognizes the seriousness of these threats and places a high priority on fraud prevention and cybersecurity in all the countries where it operates, including Ghana.
Proparco soutient GRAVITA, une société indienne de recyclage industriel pour ses activités au Ghana et au Sénégal.
GoGlobal, a leading Employer of Record (EOR) is expanding its global footprint with the launch of on-the-ground offices in 18 African countries.
Letshego Ghana partners with Ghana Commodity Exchange to provide funding to farmers, brokers and aggregators and improve the farming value chain.
Ady Namaran Coulibaly is Operations Manager at Bolingo Consult, she is dedicated to providing localization and multicultural insights for Africa and its languages to Language Services Buyers and LSPs.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Japanese Government on Friday handed over a laboratory facility to Ghana at the Kotoka International Airport, Accra.
The program will help to bridge the $331 billion funding gap for African SMEs, especially those with high growth potential by offering solutions that are tailored to meet their business needs
Africa Data Centres, the largest network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centre facilities on the continent, has announced that it will shortly start construction on its newly acquired land in the Central Business District of Accra, Ghana.
AZA Finance released a brief unveiling critical insights in the Ghanaian fintech landscape, emphasizing the crucial roles of banks, regulators, and fintech in driving global investment into this thriving market.
MEST Africa has announced the appointment of Eric Nsarkoh as a Portfolio Advisor, focused on technology product development.
The conference was a platform to illuminate Private Equity as a catalyst for the recovery of Ghana’s economy.
The country’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has now confirmed that the SIM registration exercise will finally come to an end on 31 May.
The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and the Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Austria, Karl Nehammer have agreed on key areas of cooperation primary on strengthening existing bilateral ties between the two countries.
Through the transaction, AFC will become the sole shareholder of Aker Energy, and thereby 50 percent owner of the Deepwater Tano Cape Three Points (DWT/CTP) block offshore Ghana, comprising discoveries of 450-550 million barrels of oil equivalents, including the Pecan field.
Lynk and Vodafone Ghana partner on Satellite-Direct-to-Standard-Phone Technology Providing full mobile coverage
This new contract will provide mobile coverage to 100% of Ghana’s population of 31 million inhabitants using Lynk’s “cell-towers-in-space.”
Drawn from diverse organizations including the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and government agencies, the 49 AWARD Policy Fellows hail from six African anglophone countries (Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Uganda, and Zambia).
Spotify on Tuesday announced a new investment in Vibrate Space from its Creator Equity Fund to support emerging artists in Ghana.
The financing, which will come from the Climate Investment Funds (CIF)– Scaling Up Renewable Energy Program in Low Income Countries (SREP), will support construction of mini-grids, stand-alone solar photovoltaic systems and solar-based battery facilities for storing excess power, a practise known as net metering.
Wazima Health, Africa’s Integrated e-Health Telemedicine and Health management UK company, AXESS Networks, and COMITAS e-Health, a Spanish Telemedicine Service Provider, hereby announce their joint partnership.
The four branches offer comprehensive financial services to individuals and micro and small enterprises while the micro-lending offices focus on group lending.
With this move, Volkswagen also takes over the new vehicle assembly responsibility from its licensed importer in Ghana, Universal Motors Limited (UML).
Impact Investing Ghana has begun the operational setup of its innovative Ci-Gaba Fund of Funds that seeks to unlock $75 million in local and international funding for local capital providers, who are investing in SMEs to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Government of Maldives and the Government of Ghana have signed two key Agreements today that will further deepen the bilateral relationship between the two countries.
Over the past year, remittances have continued to be a vital source of foreign income in many developing countries across Sub – Saharan Africa, contributing significantly to changing the lives of millions of people.
Ismail is among the speakers at The YouTube Creators Festival, a three-day convention that will bring all content creators across the region to engage, educate and inspire in the global YouTube community.
Jennifer Feaster is a Managing Partner at Age Africa, an agency that combines data and creativity to develop performance driven YouTube channels, with unique content optimized for success.
In continuation of the series of webinars that has been ongoing throughout the year, the African Business Roundtable and the African Import Export Bank (Afreximbank) are set to hold yet another webinar on capacity building and investor preparation.
L'African Business Roundtable et Afreximbank organisent un séminaire en ligne gratuit le 28 septembre
Dans la continuité de la série de webinaires qui s'est déroulée tout au long de l'année, l'African Business Roundtable et la Banque Africaine d'Import-Export (Afreximbank) vont organiser un autre webinaire sur le renforcement des capacités et la préparation des investisseurs.
The Covid-19 crisis has pierced through the fabric of every layer of society, leaving virtually no country unscathed. The consequences for businesses has been significant and African economies have had to make rapid changes to their way of doing business.
[Column] Titilayo Adewumi: West Africa’s circular economy efforts at the forefront of fostering a more sustainable future
The vast majority of population growth across the continent will be concentrated in urban areas. WEF data indicates that more than 80% of Africa's population growth between now and 2030 will be in cities, with Lagos growing at a pace of 77 people every hour.
L'entrepreneur Britanique-Ghanéen, Stephan Eyeson, est actuellement PDG et fondateur de la société panafricaine de collecte de renseignements sur les consommateurs, Survey54.
British-Ghanaian entrepreneur, Stephan Eyeson, is current CEO and Founder of pan-African consumer intelligence gathering firm, Survey54.
[Vacancies] Africa Business Communities wants to work with freelance Business and Tech Journalists, Bloggers
Africa Business Communities is looking for Freelance Business and Tech Journalists, Bloggers in Nigeria | South Africa | Ethiopia | Uganda | Ghana
See how to position yourself to take advantage of an uplift in activity as the Nigerian government puts well intervention at the forefront of production plans
Ghana-based startup Kolics Company Limited has been in the business of manufacturing ecofriendly footwear from recycled materials since 2017.
Several reasons explain why SMEs in Ghana and West Africa struggle to raise funding to finance their growth: many entrepreneurs have limited knowledge of fundraising options available to them.
[Column] Forster Boateng: Ghana intensifies bid for eradication of aflatoxin-related losses from agricultural value chains
In sub-Saharan Africa, grains, tubers, nuts and oilseeds are key food items, representing the dietary basis for most of the population.
Eric Vondee is the Ghanaian entrepreneur that founded, in 2015, a company dedicated to brining education into Ghanaian homes through private tutoring on demand.
Faridah Afadameh is CEO of Ashfar Group, a pan African business enterprise with footprints in West Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa.
Ghanaian entrepreneur, Eric Acquah, uses his experience in the Aerospace and Aviation industry to better Agriculture and farm productivity in Ghana.
At a time when African startups are struggling with access to information on funding and transforming ideas to successful businesses, even as investors express growing appetite for the African startup market, BaobabFund is bridging this information gap.
As the largest producer in West Africa, Nigeria is quickly becoming a hotspot for well intervention activity
For bond investors, Africa was a happy hunting ground last year. Its local-currency and dollar securities easily outperformed those of emerging markets overall as investors piled into a continent offering high yields and starting to recover from the commodity bust of three years ago.
[Column] Nana Yaa Ofori-Atta: Ghana's big push to attract investment from Asia - Japan, Singapore, China - is well underway
At a breakfast meeting held in Accra on Friday December 15th, the Minister of Finance, Ken Ofori-Atta, announced that "we are today examining the possibilities of arranging for a total of $300 - $500m Ghanaian debt issuance on Asian capital markets."
East Africa is forecast to show very strong real GDP growth of 5.9% over the full year 2017. The biggest contributor to this expansion was Ethiopia (accounting for a full 2% of regional GDP growth), with its stellar performance of 7.1%.
Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu, moved to Ghana and partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form Logique, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.
Africa Business Communities interviews Hope Okoronkwo, the founder and CEO of L’insoumis Ghana Ltd. The startup has cut a niche in the menswear business targeting executives.
Unicorn Microsystem Limited, a Ghana based IT start up has since its inception three years ago been on an overdrive to tap into the growing IT needs of a burgeoning SME clientele.
Building strategic partnerships for the development of the region’s road industry
Often regarded as one of the orphan crops as more farmers abandon it for more modern crops, the West African yam is making a big come back and conquering international markets thanks to the value addition efforts of Lateef Apau Wiredu, the owner and CEO of Ilaha Ghana Company Limited
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with African CEO's and CEO's of companies doing business in Africa.
When the world thinks of fine-dining, African food is not often at the top of the list of cuisines to be considered, something which Ghana-born Adwoa Hagan-Mensah is working hard to change.
West African region, much like their easterly neighbours, is experiencing a surge in port development projects which will greatly expand, modernise and link shipping infrastructure across the region over the course of the next five years.
Results Based Balanced Scorecard Certification Master Class in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa
Citizens of the world are increasingly demanding that their governments demonstrate results. The introduction of performance management as a reform output was in response to increasing calls for governments to improve accountability and demonstrate value for money.
Meet researchers, executives, industry leaders, regulators, investors, and participants from ICT, energy, power & utility industries
Voltacars Rental Services (VRS), société de location longue durée de véhicules opérant au Ghana, en Côte d'Ivoire et au Sénégal, réalise une nouvelle levée de fonds auprès d’Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P) et Adiwale Partners.
Cross Switch Ghana receives approval from the Bank of Ghana to operate as an Enhanced Payment Service Provider
Cross Switch Ghana LTD, and Cross Switch International S.A.R.L. have announced that Cross Switch Ghana LTD has obtained approval from the Bank of Ghana to operate as an Enhanced Payment Service Provider.
The digital revolution is fully underway, and the technology industry is reshaping our world. While it looks quite innovative and revolutionary from the outside, women remain a dramatically underrepresented group in shaping this tremendous social transformation.
MDXi Appolonia the data center subsidiary of MainOne, an Equinix company in Ghana, has j received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.
Legendary Foods, a food-tech startup from Ghana is the overall winner of the 10th Edition of the Sankalp Africa Summit Awards.
Josephine replaces Cheikh Travaly who retired in December 2022 after 21 years at the Bank.
Vodafone Group Plc has completed the transfer of its 70% majority shares in Vodafone Ghana to the Telecel Group after successfully obtaining all the necessary regulatory approvals, including the agreement of the Government of Ghana, as a minority shareholder.
The MDXi Appolonia facility receives this TCCF following onsite testing by the Uptime team and is a progression from the Tier Certification of Design Documents (TCCD) that was issued by uptime following the review of designs of the facility during construction.
Cross Switch and Equity Invest bring together decades of experience growing successful technology businesses, specifically in the financial technology sector.
Since beginning operations in the market, the business has been integral to the economy of Ghana, focusing on enabling connectivity, inclusivity and socio-economic transformation through digital technologies.