Hotpack Global announced a regional expansion in Morocco, joining hands with the retail leader of the African nation, Retail Holding through its investment arm, Best Financiers.
Mastercard has announced a strategic partnership Saudi Arabia-based HyperPay to drive the adoption of digital payment solutions across the region.
Mastercard, One Global™ and i2c have announced a partnership to provide tailored financial solutions that will enable the issuance of digital mobile wallets in the region.
[Egypt] OneWeb and Benya Group collaborate to provide connectivity services in the Middle East and Africa
Leading digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider Benya Group announces the signing of a MoU with OneWeb and the joint venture entity formed between OneWeb and NEOM to explore the distribution of connectivity services across the MEA region
Sokin expands payments partnership with Mastercard to connect consumers in 39 new markets to payments services that are more open and transparent, removing the barriers that have historically hindered access and financial inclusion.
Marriott International, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement with The Red Sea Development Company to debut its distinguished Ritz-Carlton Reserve brand.
Orange Corners (OC) and AstraZeneca have announced a new partnership to support the Orange Corners programme in the Palestinian Territories focused on creating an enabling environment for young entrepreneurs.
BlackBerry announced it has entered into a partnership with Midis Group to expand its go-to-market sales motion across Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Frost & Sullivan appoints Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of Middle East, Africa, and South Asia
Frost & Sullivan has appointed Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of its Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) operations, to better serve an increasingly strategic customer segment.
ACC Aviation announced it has successfully transacted a Boeing B737-300 (ZS-TGB) from South Africa’s Star Air Cargo to a Middle East-based investor.
Sunline and Huawei have jointly released the Digital Loan One Box Solution, a global contactless solution for financial services.
Temenos, the banking software company, announced Saudi Arabian digital wallet, STCPay, has selected cloud-native, cloud-agnostic Temenos Payments and Temenos Transact running on a private cloud to achieve exponential growth.
Temenos, the banking software company announced that Arab Investment Bank has selected Temenos to power its digital customer experience.
The U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) has approved investments this quarter totaling more than $2.1 billion to advance development in emerging markets in Africa, Eastern Europe, Indo-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
SES announced the results of its annual Satellite Monitor market research, the industry’s premier accounting of satellite’s TV reach, which underscores SES’s position as the leader in enabling content delivery via satellite directly and indirectly.
Italian law firm BonelliErede, announced a cooperation with Zahaf & Partners, a Libyan law firm, to enable BonelliErede expand its presence in the country, thereby continuing on a path of strategic development
Middle East’s AI-based digital health platform Altibbi, has raised $44 million in Series B fund funding led by Foundation Holdings, Hikma Ventures and existing investors Global Ventures and DASH Ventures.
Orange Maroc et la Coopération Allemande ont inauguré aujourd’hui à Rabat le premier « Orange Digital Center » (ODC) du Maroc, un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement des compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
To support the development of new technologies in the Kingdom and make digital more accessible to all, Orange Maroc and the German Cooperation has inaugurated in Rabat, the first “Orange Digital Center” (ODC) in Morocco.
Beyon Connect and Bahrain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have signed an MoU that will see the NCSC adopt innovative digital identity and digital postbox solutions and services delivered by Beyon Connect.
TOD, a pioneering new subscription-based over-the-top (OTT) platform, has been unveiled to audiences across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Clear Blue Technologies International Inc., the Smart Off-Grid Company, today announced that it has entered a memorandum of understanding, with iSAT Africa, an integrated communications services provider serving Africa and the Middle East.
UAE -based Crescent Enterprises announced its commitment to the EDISON Alliance 1 Billion Lives Challenge, to impact 100,000 youth in the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia (MENASA) region by 2025.
Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 est ouvert aux candidatures d'entreprises appartenant aux femmes
Pour célébrer leurs réalisations, Mastercard a annoncé la première édition des Women SME Leaders Awards 2022, la première initiative du genre à reconnaître et à autonomiser davantage les PME détenues et gérées par des femmes au Moyen-Orient et en Afrique.
Mastercard Women SME Leaders Awards 2022 is open for nominations from women-owned and run businesses in the region
As a celebration of their achievements, Mastercard has announced the inaugural Women SME Leaders Awards 2022, the first initiative of its kind to recognize and further empower women-owned and run SMEs in the Middle East and Africa.
Eutelsat Communications and Marlink, the Smart Network Company, have agreed to extend their Global Maritime Partnership, initially signed in 2019, to support expansion in Africa and the Middle East.
Pyypl, the international blockchain technology-based startup that provide digital payments and financial services for smartphone users, announced the closing of $11 million series A financing round.
B2B marketplace startup Retailo raises $36m Series A funding to empower community commerce in the MENA region
Retailo, the B2B marketplace startup for retailers in Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan (MENAP) which is digitizing the region's retail supply chains, has raised $36 million in its Series A investment round.
TerraPay, a global payments infrastructure company, has partnered with Flocash, a provider of payment services powering ecommerce in Middle East & Africa, for large cross-border business payments.
Acer has also appointed Michele Montecchio as Country Manager for Middle East (ME) effective from 1 January, 2022 following the decision of Paul Collins who, after a successful tenure of driving the Acer Middle East and Africa business for 7 years, has decided to retire.
Minly, the MENA region’s media & entertainment startup, announced the acquisition of Oulo, a Dubai-based celebrity shoutout platform focused on the Levant region.
The Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) announced it has been licensed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority to provide Advising and Arranging services.
Adenia Partners, a private equity firm investing in Africa, has partnered with Proparco to buy Overseas Catering Services (OCS), a corporate catering and related services provider in Africa and the Middle East.
MTN Group announces the Group’s exit from its operation in Yemen in a transaction that furthers the delivery of their Ambition 2025 strategy and is in line with their intention.
Standard Chartered appoints Bongiwe Gangeni to lead Consumer, Private and Business Banking for Africa, Middle East, Europe region
Standard Chartered has appointed Bongiwe Gangeni as Head, Consumer, Private & Business Banking (CPBB), Africa & Middle East, and Europe (AME/E), subject to regulatory approval.
CP Kelco, a global leader of nature-based ingredient solutions, announced it will expand its distribution relationship with Azelis in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.
Orange et la Coopération Allemande inaugurent Orange Digital Center, un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement des compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
Orange and the German Development Cooperation are inaugurating an Orange Digital Center in Abidjan, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
Dana Gas announced that its 9M 2021 collections from the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Egypt have increased 102% year-on-year to $256 million (AED 938mm) from $127 million (AED 466mm) in the same period the previous year.
The Boeing Company announced the appointment of Kuljit Ghata-Aura as the new president of Boeing Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), excluding the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, effective September 30 2021.
Samsung Electronics announced the launch of Samsung Newsroom Middle East and North Africa (MENA), which will serve as the official news source of Samsung Electronics for MENA media and consumers.
The Global Leader Group announced the launch of its new entity for the European, Middle Eastern & African Regions, Global Leader Group EMEA.
Mastercard - through the Center for Inclusive Growth, launched Strive, a global initiative focused on strengthening the financial resilience of small businesses and supporting their recovery and growth.
Vertiv introduces digital IT management platform for enterprise, distributed, edge and hybrid networks
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, introduced the Vertiv Avocent ADX Ecosystem, a next-generation IT management platform that meets the ever-changing needs of the data center.
Penspen, the provider of engineering and management services to the oil and gas industry, has recorded a highly successful year to date in the Middle East and Africa with a strong performance forecast for the rest of the year.
Dubai has emerged as a key export gateway for stationery goods which are in spiralling demand throughout Africa, according to a new report by market information advisory 6Wresearch.
Barclays Investment Bank announced the appointment of Davide Sala as a Managing Director and Head of Industrials M&A for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective November 2021.
Mubadala Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mubadala Investment Company, and Eni signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at identifying cooperation opportunities in the energy transition sector.
SWVL, a Dubai-based provider of transformative mass transit and shared mobility solutions, announced that several investors, including Agility and Chimera Abu Dhabi, have completed the pre-funding of $35.5 million of the aggregate PIPE subscription.
The Oman-based land seismic acquisition company will use STRYDE’s Nimble and Compact systems to obtain better high-definition images for oil and gas exploration across several projects.
National Aviation Services (NAS) signed an agreement to partner with global healthcare company, Abbott, to drive the implementation of Covid-19 rapid testing solutions at major airports and transborder lounges across the African continent.
In line with its ongoing commitment to Egypt, Mastercard has announced the expansion of its globally-renowned Priceless platform in the market to bring people in Egypt closer to their passions.
Emerson has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa Head Office in Dubai, making it the largest solar rooftop plant in a single location within Jebel Ali.
NTT DATA, a global digital business and IT services leader, announced it has newly established NTT DATA EMEAL (Europe, Middle East, Africa, and Latin America) and would start its operation from September 14th.
Aleph Holding, global partner to the world's digital media players, announced its acquisition of majority stake in Connect Ads, a digital media and advertising solutions provider specialising in the Middle East and Africa.
Orange Mali et la Coopération Allemande Inaugurent le 4ème Orange Digital Center en Afrique et au Moyen-Orient
Orange et la Coopération Allemande inaugurent à Bamako, « Orange Digital Center », un écosystème entièrement dédié au développement des compétences numériques et à l’innovation.
Orange Mali and German Cooperation inaugurate 4th Orange Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East
Orange and the German Cooperation are inaugurating, an Orange Digital Center in Bamako, an ecosystem entirely dedicated to the development of digital skills and innovation.
Saloodo! announced the launch of BeduConnect, a road freight service between Middle East and Africa. Saloodo! is the first digital marketplace to offer road freight connection between the Arabian Peninsula and North Africa.
Kaspersky has been tracking Milum — a malicious Trojan used by WildPressure, an advanced persistent threat (APT) actor active in the Middle East — since August 2019.
Orange Ventures, Orange’s venture capital investment subsidiary, is investing in the media company Brut. as one of the main investors in a series C funding round of 75 million dollars.
Octagon, the marketing, creative and talent management agency in global sports and entertainment, in partnership with IPG's Middle East Communications Network, named Sebastian Smith as Regional General Manager, Octagon Middle East and North Africa.
Branded Dimension Data in the Middle East and Africa region, has been recognized by Microsoft with the highest accolade for Azure Cloud experience, being named an Azure Expert Managed Services Provider (MSP).
IFC launches DigiLab Program in the Middle East and Africa for financial institutions to improve digital services
To increase financial inclusion and support the digital transformation of financial institutions across Africa and the Middle East, IFC launched its DigiLab Finance training and support program with the aim of improving services for consumers.
IFC, IDH partner to boost access to quality health diagnostic services in Egypt and other emerging markets
An IFC loan to Integrated Diagnostics Holding (IDH), a diagnostic service provider in the Middle East and Africa, will help expand access to high-quality health diagnostic services in Egypt.
CMC Networks partners with NetMotion as sole distributors Secure Access Service Edge solution for Africa
CMC Networks together with NetMotion are the confirmed sole distributors of the cutting-edge Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) solution in Africa as well as a key Value-Added Distributor (VAD) in the Middle East.
Blockchain Research Institute announces new wave of global expansion into Africa, Middle East, and Korea
The Blockchain Research Institute (BRI), the world's independent blockchain think-tank, is launching a new wave of global expansion into Africa, the Middle East, and Korea.
The full speed and capabilities of 5G depend on the 6 GHz mid-band spectrum, therefore the global future of 5G is at risk if governments fail to align on licensing 6 GHz spectrum.
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, introduced the Vertiv™ VRC-S, a fully factory-assembled micro data center designed for fast, easy installation at the edge of the network and other small IT sites.
The African Union (AU) has set out plans to construct industrial parks that will improve the manufacturing of agricultural products as well as the supply chain.
Tap to Phone aims to make traditional expensive location centric devices like physical POS devices and terminals, obsolete.
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the African Union Commission announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding responsible for the prevention and control of diseases in Africa.
Evelo Biosciences, Abdul Latif Jameel Health partner to develop and commercialize EDP1815 in Middle East, Turkey, and Africa
Evelo Biosciences and Abdul Latif Jameel Health announced that the companies have entered into a strategic collaboration to develop and commercialize Evelo’s lead inflammation product candidate EDP1815 in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa.
IFC extends financing package to Metito to enhance access to water services in the Middle East and Africa
IFC announced a financing package to Metito, a global provider of water and alternative energy management solutions, to support improved access to clean water and wastewater services in several countries across the Middle East and Africa.
Kantar, the world’s data, insights and consulting company, has announced the promotion of Adeola Tejumola to lead the Insights Division of Kantar in the Middle East and Africa region.
BPC Banking Technologies announced it has extended its membership with Visa’s Fintech Fast Track Program to Asia - Pacific (APAC), and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, was recognized as Top Employer for 2021 in Middle East and Africa.
The National Authority for Tunnels, a governmental authority under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Transport of Egypt, and Siemens Mobility signed an MoU to design, install and commission Egypt’s first ever high-speed rail transportation system.
[Malawi] NBS Bank launches e-commerce platform and online payment gateway with Network International
NBS Bank, a commercial bank in Malawi, launched its state of the art e-commerce platform, powered by Network International, an enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.
Globally, the number of outbreaks of Peste des petits ruminants (PPR), also known as sheep and goat plague, fell by two-thirds in recent years.
Egyptian life science startup Nawah Scientific announced the the closing a second pre-series A round of $1 million in mixed equity and debt capital, raising its total funding to $2 million.
Docspert Health, a telemedicine startup with operations in the UK and Egypt, announced it has successfully closed Six-Figure USD investment in seed funding from Flat6Labs and a group of angel investors in the UK and USA.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) appointed Kamil H. Al-Awadhi as its Regional Vice President for Africa and Middle East, effective 1 March 2021.
LaLiga signs Mondia as strategic technology, commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific
LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans.
Grifols, Egyptian government partner to boost plasma-derived medicines self-sufficiency in the Middle East and Africa
Grifols, one of the world’s leading producers of plasma-derived medicines and the Government of Egypt signed a strategic agreement to further develop the Egyptian plasma-derivatives market and promote its self-sufficiency.
Accor, world-leading augmented hospitality group, has added India and Turkey to its Middle East & Africa region.
A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks.
A senior executive at LG Electronics communicated the company’s intention to expand the company’s presence in the Middle East and Africa HVAC industry.
CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services (CTI) has announced the acquisition of Clinart, a full-service CRO with nearly 20 years of experience and strong local expertise in the (MENA) region.
[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.
Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service PLC have concluded a Master Service Agreement for a Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.
IFC committed $5.6 billion to private sector development in the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa in fiscal year 2020, supporting businesses across the two regions.
The World Bank responded to dual economic shocks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent collapse in oil prices with strong lending, technical assistance and global expertise throughout the Middle East and North Africa.
Vodacom Business Africa has extended its footprint by providing connectivity to partners and clients in 12 new countries in the Middle East region.
Mastercard has committed 120,000 free trips and meals to those supporting communities across the Middle East and Africa amid coronavirus crisis, which will be facilitated through Uber.
MTN Group has reached a significant milestone by recording 100 million active data users on its networks across Africa and the Middle East.
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) became the 34th development finance institution to join IFC’s Master Cooperation Agreement to collaborate on expanding private sector investments in African and Middle East infrastructure.
NTT Ltd. has announced it has earned the SAP on Microsoft Azure advanced specialization, a validation of a solution partner’s capability to deliver high-quality services in a specific solution area.
Japan provides $100 million to support vulnerable countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia
The United Nations World Food Programme has welcomed a total of US$100 million in funding from the Government of Japan to provide vital food, nutrition and livelihoods support in 27 countries across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
The Middle East and Africa personal computing devices market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, suffered a slight year-on-year decline in shipments during the final quarter of 2019, according to IDC.