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Vivo Energy Uganda commissions Fuel & Lubes Management Systems
18-04-2019 | 09:30:00
Vivo Energy Uganda has officially handed over a Fuel and Lubricants Management System to its commercial customers Markh Investments in Ntinda and Q3 Holdings in Bweyogerere.
East Africa’s economy races ahead of its African peers at 5.7 per cent, AfDB Outlook
05-04-2019 | 09:49:59
Economic growth in East Africa is soaring ahead of other regions on the continent at close to 7 percent while the overall outlook for the rest of Africa is cautious, but positive.
Jiji welcomes OLX users in Africa
02-04-2019 | 13:51:54
Jiji and OLX announced that both companies have reached an agreement under which Jiji will acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, pending certain regulatory approvals.
NAS Uganda recognized as top performing accredited training school by IATA
02-04-2019 | 13:10:00
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognized Entebbe Handling Services, now NAS Uganda, as a top performing IATA Accredited Training School (ATS) in Africa and the Middle East for 2019.
Uganda's excise duty imposed over goods imported within East Africa is a violation of the EAC Treaty, court rules
02-04-2019 | 11:14:43
The East African Court of Justice has ruled that Uganda government violated the EAC Treaty by imposing extra excise duty law over imported cigarettes within East Africa.
Uganda government and stakeholders commit to pursue mobile-enabled digital transformation
01-04-2019 | 15:09:00
The Government of Uganda in partnership with the GSMA, and other stakeholders have held a high-level round table on mobile-enabled digital transformation in Uganda.
HP collaborates with officials in Uganda and Mozambique to target fraudulent manufacturers
01-04-2019 | 14:40:19
ACF team, alongside local African authorities, have conducted two highly successful operations to stop the trade of counterfeit cartridges for HP printers across Uganda and Mozambique.
Liquid Telecom selects Nokia to deploy upgraded channel network in East Africa for expanded broadband services
28-03-2019 | 09:43:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, and Nokia have announced a two-year partnership to upgrade their existing fiber network.
[Uganda] Kampala edges 12 African Cities to claim lead role in the Africa Smart Towns Network
26-03-2019 | 11:10:00
Kampala City has been selected as the lead among the Twelve African cities in the Africa Smart Towns Network following a competitive submission to the call for applications by the French Development Agency early this year.
Google announces 12 startups to take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme
20-03-2019 | 07:35:00
Google has announced the 12 African startups that will take part in its third Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme
Uganda Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa sign deal to support women traders
19-03-2019 | 06:28:19
Vibrant sustainable economies require the full inclusion and participation of all citizens and especially women, a joint statement by Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) says.
Bidco Africa gets future-fit with speedy HANA Database migration
14-03-2019 | 12:22:00
Bidco Africa, the largest manufacturer of FMCG in East Africa, migrates to SAP HANA Database to gain real-time and in-memory computing capabilities to improve its delivery to customers.
Bidco Africa moves operations to new tech platform to bolster efficiency
06-03-2019 | 09:21:03
Bidco Africa, with the support of its implementation partner, Seal Infotech, has completed the migration of its operations to SAP HANA.
[Kenya] Banking industry enhances payments efficiency with automated direct debits and foreign currency clearing
28-02-2019 | 11:12:00
The banking industry through the Kenya Bankers Association has completed three key projects to increase efficiency of the Automated Clearing House.
Diamond Trust Bank partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Uganda
28-02-2019 | 08:46:00
Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Diamond Trust Bank for digital money transfers to Uganda.
AfDB set to provide continuous electricity supply to 1 million households in East Africa
28-02-2019 | 06:25:04
Inhabitants of Kenya,Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia will enjoy uninterrupted supply of electricity with the upcoming commissioning of a power transmission line to interconnect Kenya and Ethiopia, powered by the AfDB.
Big data Project grows Ugandan smallholder yields, incomes by 70 per cent
18-02-2019 | 07:56:57
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.
AgDevCo, Centurion Agricultural Partners invest in Uganda’s pork industry
15-02-2019 | 09:06:00
AgDevCo and Centurion Agricultural Partners have unveiled a multimillion-dollar investment in the Nakifuma Farming Company.
[Uganda] Raxio signs Hamilton Cloud Services as first customer
12-02-2019 | 13:04:00
Hamilton Cloud Services (HCS), Uganda’s first local cloud service provider and a subsidiary of Hamilton Telecom, has finalized an agreement to colocate their servers in Raxio Data Centre.
ARED rolls out 20 additional mobile hubs in Uganda and Rwanda
05-02-2019 | 06:58:28
ARED has completed the assembly of an order of 20 kiosks designed and produced by Tec-Solute GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, to supplement the company’s operations in Uganda and Rwanda.
East African Community lauded for boosting regional economies
04-02-2019 | 07:04:00
East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries.
Standard Chartered launches second wave of digital-only retail banks across Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya
31-01-2019 | 06:28:10
Standard Chartered bank has announced the start of the second phase of its digital-only retail bank across Africa.
Uganda, Tanzania come closer to constructing East African pipeline
29-01-2019 | 06:35:00
An intergovernmental ministerial committee meeting between the governments of Uganda and Tanzania agreed to sign the Host Government Agreement for the East Africa crude oil pipeline by the end of June.
[Uganda] Gemalto awarded contract to fast track border crossing e-Kiosks at Entebbe Airport
15-01-2019 | 08:24:00
Gemalto in cooperation with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe Airport.
[Uganda] Solarnow and Sunfunder announce $9m debt financing with Oikocredit and Responsability
14-01-2019 | 11:30:00
Kampala-based off-grid solar company SolarNow has closed largest-yet receivables financing facility with SunFunder, Oikocredit and responsAbility
Catalyst Principal Partners acquires mattress manufacturers in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya
10-01-2019 | 07:09:00
Catalyst Principal Partners, a Nairobi-based private equity firm has acquired three top tier mattress manufacturers in Uganda, Malawi and Kenya.
Pride Microfinance partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Uganda
10-01-2019 | 06:46:00
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with Pride Microfinance Ltd to allow customers to send money instantly to 30 new cash pickup locations in Uganda.
SolarNow closes $9M to scale its services across Uganda
09-01-2019 | 04:58:00
Uganda-based solar energy company SolarNow has raised $9 million in debt arranged by SunFunder, a longtime debt financier for the company alongside co-lenders responsAbility and Oikocredit.
[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: How the EAC bloc can leverage its market
21-12-2018 | 13:04:00
This year, reports and news articles have been awash with stories of a dysfunctional EAC bloc stagnated and in near-crumbling state.
AgDevCo to purchase coffee from 21,000 Ugandan smallholder farmers and cooperatives
20-12-2018 | 06:16:16
AgDevCo has announced an investment in Great Lakes Coffee, Uganda's leading producer and exporter of fully traceable, high-grade coffees.
East African bloc commits to make regional trade cheaper, faster and simpler
14-12-2018 | 15:19:14
Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda have agreed to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler.
Lendable expands access to credit across Sub-Saharan Africa
14-12-2018 | 06:56:06
Lendable, Inc., a New York and Nairobi based technology-enabled funding provider to frontier market alternative lenders has announced expansion of credit model in Africa.
Africa has over 21 million online shops, UNCTAD report
11-12-2018 | 06:28:34
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
IFAD invests $210 million to support 30,000 Ugandan households who rely on palm oil
10-12-2018 | 06:14:03
Over 30,800 vulnerable rural households in Uganda will benefit from a $210.4 million project that aims to sustainably increase rural livelihoods by supporting an efficient oil palm industry.
Mastercard and Housing Finance Bank partner to help build Uganda’s digital payments ecosystem
05-12-2018 | 05:42:00
Mastercard has partnered with Housing Finance Bank, to launch Mastercard Debit and Prepaid Card options to the bank’s customers in Uganda to deliver a quick, convenient and secure alternative to cash.
RLSF signs deal with five African countries to de-risk renewable energy projects
28-11-2018 | 11:48:10
Since launching a year ago, the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF) has signed agreements with five countries.
ITC to launch SheTrades in Uganda and Egypt
27-11-2018 | 18:06:00
The International Trade Centre (ITC) will next year launch the SheTrades programme in Uganda and Egypt.
Sustained investment, exports to grow Uganda economy by over 6 per cent, World Bank
22-11-2018 | 08:06:00
The Ugandan economy rebounded strongly to 6.1 per cent in the 2017-2018 financial year.
[Uganda] MTN launches US$270,000 fund to support technology startups
22-11-2018 | 05:51:13
MTN has announced the launch of Ugx1bn (US$270,000) fund to support technology startups in Uganda. The fund is expected to provide a financial boost to startups that participate in the MTN innovation challenge series.
[Uganda] MTN opens its Mobile Money Application Program Interface (API) to third-parties
22-11-2018 | 05:29:00
MTN Uganda has become the first telecom company in Uganda and in the MTN Group to grant access to third-parties to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API).
East Africa the fastest growing region in Africa, ECA
21-11-2018 | 08:08:00
With an average growth rate of 6.7% between 2013 and 2017 - double the African average - East Africa is one of the fastest growing regions in the world, accompanied by rapid social improvements
Power tariffs, Asian imports take a toll on East Africa cement market, report
20-11-2018 | 10:15:00
The East Africa cement market reached a volume of 14.4 Million tonnes in 2017.
HP partners with Ugandan authorities for double raid on counterfeit print supplies
14-11-2018 | 06:48:04
IT multinational HP and Ugandan authorities have conducted a highly successful operation to halt the trade of counterfeit HP branded print cartridges in in the Kampala area.
African Development Bank launches Africa Energy Portal
13-11-2018 | 12:25:00
The African Development Bank launched the Africa Energy Portal (AEP) at the Africa Investment Forum in Johannesburg last Friday.
Africell receives $100 million from OPIC to grow foothold in Uganda and DR Congo
12-11-2018 | 11:49:00
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) and Africell Holdings Limited have signed a commitment letter for $100 million to expand access to telecommunications in Africa.
KenolKobil to acquire 33 retail outlets from Delta Uganda and Rwanda
08-11-2018 | 06:46:16
Oil marketer Kenol Kobil has acquired 33 service station from each of Delta Petroleum Uganda and Rwanda by asset sale.
[Uganda] AfDB approves Kampala-Jinja Expressway project
06-11-2018 | 05:34:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a sovereign loan of US$229.5 million to the Republic of Uganda to finance phase one of the Kampala-Jinja Expressway project.
Mastercard, Centenary Bank and M-KOPA Solar roll-out energy solution in Uganda
25-10-2018 | 09:37:25
Mastercard in partnership with M-KOPA Solar and Centenary Bank, celebrated the first ‘pay-as-you-go’ QR transaction this week, officially launching the initiative, which provides a simple and inexpensive way to power the homes and businesses of Ugandans.
[Uganda] KCCA, WFP partner to tackle food insecurity
19-10-2018 | 06:40:52
Kampala Capital City Authority, KCCA, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered a partnership to tackle food insecurity and rising levels of malnutrition in Kampala district.
Elanco Animal Health rolls out $3.1 million project in East Africa
18-10-2018 | 06:12:00
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated is progressing a groundbreaking project to provide sustainable development solutions to address food insecurity in East African countries – Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
IGAD Africa visit ends on a high note
18-10-2018 | 05:50:00
Deputy President Mabuza says SA working together with other leaders of the IGAD countries will continue to provide support for a successful implementation of a peace agreement in South Sudan in finding lasting peace, stability and development.
The Ugandan Competition Enforcement - a comparison with South Africa
16-10-2018 | 09:08:00
Ugandan businesses are becoming increasingly mindful of competition requirements and domestic antitrust laws when engaging in commercial transactions in other African jurisdictions.
GSMA rural connectivity fund targets Ghana, Uganda
11-10-2018 | 11:08:00
The GSMA has launched a new Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, aimed at expanding digital inclusion through innovative new technology solutions for connecting unserved rural communities.
Peter Mathuki appointed acting Executive Director of EABC
09-10-2018 | 13:30:30
East Africa Business Council, EABC, has appointed Hon. Peter Mathuki as the acting Executive Director following the resignation of Ms. Lilian Awinja.
Wefarm reaches more than one million users in Kenya and Uganda
09-10-2018 | 10:42:00
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda.
EALA pushes for green initiatives among member states
09-10-2018 | 06:06:00
East Africa Legislative Assembly is adding its voice to the debate on greening the environment.
Accenture’s system to assist AB InBev in distribution across Africa
05-10-2018 | 06:42:38
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
MTN Uganda and Mastercard diversify Mobile Money services in Uganda
25-09-2018 | 10:44:00
MTN Uganda in partnership with Mastercard and United Bank for Africa have announced a new service that will enable quicker, safer and more convenient online payments globally.
MTN Uganda and Mastercard new card to diversify mobile money services
20-09-2018 | 09:22:23
Known as MTN MoMo, customers will be able to use the card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments.
Fenix International establishes global headquarters in Uganda
20-09-2018 | 08:31:50
Solar energy company Fenix International, part of global energy group ENGIE, is establishing its global headquarters in Uganda and moving its engineering and technology development centre from San Francisco to Uganda.
East Africa economy best performing in the continent, ICAEW report
20-09-2018 | 06:23:00
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.
Nestlé, Ashoka launch program to mentor Social Entrepreneurs in Africa
18-09-2018 | 08:58:00
Nestlé and Ashoka have kick-started a social investment accelerator program to accelerate social entrepreneurship and boost the economic development of Africa on 10th September 2018.
[Uganda] Block Commodities, Pure Grow launch food pilot project
18-09-2018 | 08:15:00
Block Commodities Limited, the innovative commodity trader operating in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Pure Grow Africa Limited supplier of high-quality agricultural produce based in Uganda.
The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Abacus in East Africa
17-09-2018 | 09:32:00
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.
[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya
13-09-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.
Renew announces expansion to Uganda
13-09-2018 | 07:05:00
Renew, a private equity impact investing firm, has announced expansion into its second African country, Uganda.
[Uganda] Capital Markets Authority Act consolidated to ease reference
06-09-2018 | 06:57:00
The Capital Markets Authority (CMA) Act Cap 84 has been reprinted as a way of updating it to incorporate all amendments effected by the CMA Amendment Act, 2011 and the CMA Amendment Act, 2016.
[Uganda] BringCom acquires Datanet
05-09-2018 | 06:57:01
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda
OFID funding supports development in three African countries
04-09-2018 | 07:32:36
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development has signed public sector loan agreements totaling to US$37.5 million with Guinea Bissau, Burundi and Uganda to support socio-economic development and living standards in the African continent.
Agri-tech startup Agro Supply named winner of Seedstars Uganda
30-08-2018 | 08:32:06
Agri-tech startup Agro Supply Uganda Limited is the winner of Seedstars Kampala. The startup beat ten other startups that had been selected present ideas at the Seedstars competition held at Outbox Hub last Friday.
OFID extends $37.5 million loan to Guinea Bissau, Burundi and Uganda
29-08-2018 | 14:11:23
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has signed public sector loan agreements totaling $37.5 million with Guinea Bissau, Burundi and Uganda to support socio-economic development and living standards in the African continent.
Jumia Food launches online pre-payments in Kenya and Uganda
29-08-2018 | 09:24:50
Online food delivering company Jumia Food has announced the launch of online pre-payments for its customers in Kenya and Uganda.
Tidal, MTN unveil music and video streaming service in Uganda
23-08-2018 | 06:25:00
Global music and video streaming platform, TIDAL and Uganda ‘communications operator in offering mobile & fixed telecommunications, MTN Uganda, have announced a first-of-its kind collaboration.
Ugandan maize lowers flour prices in Kenya to 6-year low
16-08-2018 | 13:27:45
Maize flour prices in Kenya have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western region, easing inflationary pressure.
Uganda National Bureau of Standards automates services
10-08-2018 | 13:05:00
The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) has automated a number of its services to improve efficiency and turnaround time for better service delivery.
Vivo Energy Uganda, NBS TV launch environmental campaign
07-08-2018 | 11:34:17
Vivo Energy Uganda, the company that distributes and markets Shell branded fuels and lubricants in Uganda, NBS Television and National Environmental Management Authority have developed and launched an environmental campaign
Village Enterprise targets Kenya, Uganda entrepreneurs with funding
03-08-2018 | 09:12:00
The Village Enterprise Development Impact Bond (DIB), the first impact bond designed to reduce extreme poverty in rural sub-Saharan Africa, has closed its initial round of funding.
Uganda, China agree on road, camera projects worth $2.45bn
02-08-2018 | 10:22:00
President Yoweri Museveni has said that a number of Government of Uganda funded contracts worth $2.4bn have been given to Chinese companies especially on roads and recently security cameras worth $120 million.
Uganda in pioneer initiative to protect small clean energy projects
02-08-2018 | 06:30:00
Uganda has become the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility (RLSF), a joint initiative of the development partners.
[Uganda] OPIC invests $5 million in Tugende to support transportation
01-08-2018 | 06:58:04
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has provided a $5 million loan to Tugende Limited, which supports small business lending and expanded transportation in Uganda.
[Uganda] Airtel takes over K2 Telecom subscribers
30-07-2018 | 09:41:00
Cash-strapped K2 Telecom subscribers will be absorbed by Airtel Uganda, offering a lifeline to the Buganda Kingdom-owned telco two months after it was shut down for failure to pay taxes.
Uganda de-risks renewables under new German, ATI-backed initiative
27-07-2018 | 09:31:00
Uganda has become the first African country to sign an agreement with the Regional Liquidity Support Facility, a joint initiative of the African Trade Insurance Agency, a Pan-African and multilateral guarantor and KfW with funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.
AfDB approves $20 million loan to Uganda Development Bank Limited
26-07-2018 | 06:00:00
The African Development Bank has approved a US$20 million loan to the Uganda Development Bank Limited (UDBL), the first development finance institution established by the Government of Uganda in 1972.
[Rwanda] Andela launches tech hub for software developers in Africa
25-07-2018 | 06:08:23
Andela, the company building high-performing engineering teams with Africa's most talented software developers, has launched a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda.
Consortium refinances Uganda with $400m for lower electricity costs
24-07-2018 | 11:28:18
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders today announced completion of the refinancing of more than USUS$400 million loans of Bujagali Energy, aiming to help reduce electricity costs in Uganda.
Ghana, Malawi and Zambia farmers to benefit from outgrower scheme
24-07-2018 | 09:48:00
58,500 smallholders in Ghana, Malawi, Uganda and Zambia will benefit from outgrower programmes backed by AgDevCo's Smallholder Development Unit , with farmer incomes set to collectively increase by $8.8 million per year.
[Uganda] Finance institutions in a project to tame electricity costs
23-07-2018 | 11:53:45
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have announced completion of the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), aiming to help reduce electricity costs in Uganda.
Uganda opens culture park in China to bolster tourism
20-07-2018 | 08:58:00
In a move geared towards promoting Uganda’s tourism, the Speaker of Uganda Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has launched a Uganda culture park in China.
UAE Exchange rebrands its Uganda operations as Unimoni
20-07-2018 | 06:44:45
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Uganda operations as “Unimoni”.
Felipe Jaramillo appointed World Bank Country Director for Kenya
19-07-2018 | 13:02:00
Mr. Felipe Jaramillo has been appointed as the new World Bank Country Director for Eritrea, Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, effective July 1, 2018.
Uganda National Airlines orders four bombardier aircrafts at $190m
19-07-2018 | 06:05:45
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft has announced that it has signed a firm order for four new CRJ900 regional jets with Uganda National Airlines Company.
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda launches Mastercard premium card solutions
18-07-2018 | 08:43:00
Diamond Trust Bank Uganda (DTB) has announced that it will be offering Mastercard’s premium card payment solutions in the country, which includes the Mastercard Gold Debit Card and Platinum Credit Card.
UAE Exchange rebrands its Africa operations as Unimoni
13-07-2018 | 06:10:00
UAE Exchange, a global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand, has announced the rebranding of its Africa operations as “Unimoni”.
Vivo Energy Uganda and GoodLife Pharmacy enter into partnership
09-07-2018 | 11:18:00
In order to significantly widen the access to world class pharmacy and health hub (wellness centre) services to Ugandans, Vivo Energy Uganda has signed a partnership agreement with GoodLife Pharmacy.
Ugandans turn to VPNs to avoid social media tax
04-07-2018 | 08:22:26
Ugandans are turning to Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent the government's "social media tax", according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com.
Uganda releases first partnership plan for climate action in Africa
27-06-2018 | 08:57:18
The Government of Uganda has released its strategy to deliver on commitments under the Paris Agreement, in a blueprint known as the Uganda NDC Partnership Plan.
East Africa leaders laud Kenya’s progress on Standard Gauge Railway
27-06-2018 | 06:40:00
Kenya’s progress in the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has earned praise from regional Heads of State who now want Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to follow suit.
AfDB approves $62m loan for Uganda's water and sanitation distribution
26-06-2018 | 08:34:00
In a bid to help Uganda improve heath and productivity in the country’s major towns, the African Development Bank has approved a US$ 62-million concessional loan to finance its Strategic Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Project.
A new leadership and management program for managers in Uganda
26-06-2018 | 06:18:00
Amani Institute is launching the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI) in Uganda.
Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained growth, report
21-06-2018 | 06:04:27
Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC.