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Red Cross calls for swift, extensive response to the new Ebola outbreak in DR Congo
05-06-2020 | 07:25:00
More than 150 trained Red Cross volunteers have been deployed as part of a first wave of response to the latest Ebola outbreak in the Équateur Province, in the western part of Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Diaspora remittance flows to Sub Saharan Africa to drop by 23.1%, report
04-06-2020 | 13:36:00
Remittance flows to Sub Saharan African countries will drop by 23.1% from $48 billion in 2019 to $37 billion in 2020 in the wake of the Covid-19 economic crisis, according to the World Bank.
EAC Partner States adopts EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System
04-06-2020 | 13:22:18
The East African Community (EAC) Partner States have adopted the EAC Regional Electronic Cargo and Drivers Tracking System that will be hosted at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Almost five million people at risk of hunger, famine as Desert Locusts destroy crops across East Africa, report
04-06-2020 | 12:47:00
Almost five million people could be plunged into hunger and famine as a fourth round of desert locusts hatch and ravage crops across the Horn and East Africa, compounding an already dire food situation worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global food prices falls to 17-month low, FAO Index
04-06-2020 | 10:09:00
Global commodity food prices fell for the fourth consecutive month in May, as supplies appear strong and demand weakens due to economic contractions triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, FAO reports.
Afreximbank, ITC partner to prepare African businesses grow through trade
04-06-2020 | 09:51:00
Afreximbank is teaming up with International Trade Centre (ITC) to train small-business owners and young entrepreneurs in Africa to trade with other African countries as part of the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
African equity capital markets activity see downward turn, but increase in domestic investors, report
04-06-2020 | 08:03:00
Data presented from the PwC Nigeria 2019 African Capital Market Watch shows that African equity capital markets activity has seen a downward trajectory over the past three years.
African Development Bank mobilizes more than $13m to support the CEMAC zone and DR Congo
04-06-2020 | 07:46:00
The African Development Bank granted Abidjan a funding of $13.55 million to support the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic within the Economic and Monetary Community Central Africa (CEMAC) and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Nestle Kenya boosts Red Cross covid-19 response efforts with $170k donation
03-06-2020 | 10:45:00
Nestlé Kenya has donating KSh17.99million, approximately $170,000 in cash to boost the Kenya Red Cross Society efforts to respond to Covid-19 pandemic.
Malawi, Zambia records drop in trade flows, report
02-06-2020 | 07:54:00
Malawi and Zambia recorded reduced trade flows in March and April according to the latest report from the COMESA Statistics on COVID 19 Impacts on Trade.
Global Partnership for Education increases COVID-19 emergency fund
02-06-2020 | 07:48:00
The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) will provide an additional $250 million to help developing countries respond to the immediate and long-term disruptions to education caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
AfDB approves emergency relief aid to tackle food insecurity for vulnerable workers in Egypt
02-06-2020 | 07:35:22
The African Development Bank (AfDB) approved a $500,000 emergency assistance grant to Egypt to provide food relief, and to contribute to restoring the livelihoods of vulnerable populations severely affected by COVID 19.
African Development Bank mobilizes $22 million for low-income countries in the ECOWAS region
01-06-2020 | 07:51:00
The African Development Bank approved an emergency project in favor of low-income countries members of ECOWAS for strengthening the health systems of The Gambia, Mali and Niger.
UNWTO launches global guidelines to reopen tourism
29-05-2020 | 14:12:00
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has released a set of guidelines to help tourism sector emerge stronger and more sustainably from COVID-19.
Germany, WFP expand multi-year partnership to empower resilient communities in Niger
29-05-2020 | 07:43:22
The WFP in Niger welcomed an additional €24 million contribution from Germany to scale-up resilience building at a time when Niger is facing the socio-economic impacts of the COVID-19 health pandemic on food security.
New swarms of locusts threaten to increase hunger in East Africa reeling from floods and coronavirus
28-05-2020 | 14:59:33
Oxfam warns that millions of people in East and Central Africa, already suffering due to flooding and the impact of coronavirus, are at risk of increased hunger and poverty as the region braces for the latest generation of locusts.
Covid-19 causes biggest fall in global energy investment in history, report
28-05-2020 | 12:06:00
The Covid-19 pandemic has set in motion the largest drop in global energy investment in history, with spending expected to plunge in every major sector this year from fossil fuels to renewables and efficiency, the IEA said in a new report.
COVID-19 creates fundamental shifts in Africa's consumers, Nielsen
28-05-2020 | 07:44:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has given rise to a new kind of African consumer who is already displaying fundamental shifts in consumption and purchase behaviour.
[South Africa] Unemployment Insurance Fund pays out R15bn
27-05-2020 | 11:28:00
The South African Department of Employment and Labour says the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has to date paid in excess of R15 billion to beneficiaries.
CNN partners with UNWTO on Travel Tomorrow campaign
27-05-2020 | 09:00:00
CNN International has teamed up with the United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, on a campaign that aims to drive imagination for future trips.
[South Africa] Nu Menu Solutions introduces Covid-19 prevention technologies
27-05-2020 | 07:08:00
Nu Menu Solutions has introduced two products which will help in ensuring the safety and health of individuals in public.
[Column] Pankaj Bhula: Lack of preparedness can have serious consequences for cybersecurity
26-05-2020 | 14:08:00
The current global Coronavirus crisis has exposed many flaws and gaps in the way businesses operate, but what has become glaringly apparent is how organisations are not prepared to handle cybersecurity requirements of a remote workforce.
[Interview] James Hunt, Vice President, Creative & Marketing Lead, CNN International Commercial
26-05-2020 | 14:00:00
CNN International Commercial Vice President and Marketing Lead James Hunt discusses strategies the company has put in place while working with brands to remobilize as they adapt to the new world order.
[Column] Freeman Addico: The key coronavirus lesson for Africa is "work is a task, not a place"
26-05-2020 | 09:30:35
The negative impact of the global Coronavirus lockdown on business and commercial operations around the world is grave.
[Column] Paulo de Matos: What manufacturers can do now to maintain continuity in the new normal
25-05-2020 | 10:14:00
Manufacturers and distributors are operating in intensely pressured times. Stats SA reported that manufacturing output contracted for the ninth consecutive month in February of 2020.
As world’s forests continue to shrink, urgent action is needed to safeguard their biodiversity, UN
25-05-2020 | 07:30:00
Urgent action is needed to safeguard the biodiversity of the world's forests amid alarming rates of deforestation and degradation, according to the latest edition of The State of the World's Forests.
Fight against Desert Locusts will take time, despite significant control gains, FAO Director
22-05-2020 | 14:31:00
The Director-General of FAO QU, has warned that efforts to control Desert Locusts will take time, noting increased concern for the Sahel and Southwest Asia is adding to the burden of efforts ongoing in the Horn of Africa and Yemen.
[South Africa] Transport service centres to reopen in June
22-05-2020 | 12:41:00
Driving Licensing Testing Centres, registering authorities, vehicle testing stations and driving schools in South Africa will resume their services with effect from 1 June.
[Column] Melissa Jantjies: Making sense out of big data through visualisation
22-05-2020 | 10:38:00
With a proliferation of data emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic, data visualisation offers a fantastic opportunity to present all this information in an easy-to-digest format, and its applications are broad.
United Nations launches global initiative to combat misinformation
22-05-2020 | 09:50:29
The United Nations launched ‘Verified’, an initiative to combat the growing scourge of COVID-19 misinformation by increasing the volume and reach of trusted, accurate information.
[Ghana] President Akufo-Addo launches Gh¢1 billion cap business support scheme
22-05-2020 | 08:50:00
The President of the Republic of Ghana launched the GH¢1 billion Coronavirus Alleviation Programme Business Support Scheme.
Team Europe bolsters food security in Kenya and neighbouring nations
21-05-2020 | 12:55:00
Team Europe - the EU, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Sweden and Denmark are bolstering food security in Kenya and the region with over Ksh 16 billion (EUR 140 million) at a time of crisis due to COVID-19.
Education Cannot Wait expands its education in emergency COVID-19 response in Cameroon
21-05-2020 | 12:12:04
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announces a $1.5 million allocation to support the education in emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cameroon.
Digital transformation establishes UBA’s continental dominance
21-05-2020 | 10:04:00
Pan African Financial group, UBA, has invested in cutting edge technology in a bid to boost its overall service offering to customers a development that has shown its unalloyed commitment to establishing its dominance across Africa.
[Kenya] Bankers survey projects pandemic-led business slowdown, highlights commitment to support economy
20-05-2020 | 13:42:00
The Kenyan banking industry anticipates a business decline this year as the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to affect economic activity across sectors.
World Bank approves $1 billion financing for Kenya
20-05-2020 | 12:16:00
The World Bank has approved a $1 billion budget support operation for Kenya, which helps close the fiscal financing gap, while supporting reforms that help advance the government’s inclusive growth agenda.
Schools in South Africa to reopen on 1 June 2020
20-05-2020 | 06:56:00
South African Basic Education Minister said schools will reopen on 1 June 2020 with Grade7, Grade 12 and small schools being the first learners to return to the classroom.
[Column] Beatrice Gakuba: Supporting Africa’s Agribusiness to avert a food crisis
20-05-2020 | 06:52:58
In Kenya’s coastal Mombasa County, Mercy Mghanga, reminisces her past, not so long ago, she sold tonnes of fish to five star hotels in the tourist town and exported the rest to China.
Tunisia startup launches corona virus-tracking app
20-05-2020 | 06:40:00
Tunisia has launched a contact-tracing mobile phone app that identifies and alerts users who may have had contact with others infected with the new coronavirus.
Standard Bank South African Future Trust allocation fully subscribed
20-05-2020 | 06:11:00
All the funds totalling R250 million assigned to Standard Bank by the South African Future Trust (SAFT) have been allocated to the employees of qualifying SMMEs, after six weeks of administering the fund.
Hunger could double in East Africa and the Horn in months as coronavirus spreads, WFP
19-05-2020 | 14:23:18
The dire socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic may more than double the number of hungry people in East Africa and the Horn over the next three months, a report from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has found.
Ericsson launches digital learning program
19-05-2020 | 10:55:11
In response to how the global COVID-19 Pandemic has disrupted education and learning around the world, Ericsson has joined the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition and launched Ericsson Educate.
Plans underway to assess the impact of data collection on Consumer Price Indices, COMESA
19-05-2020 | 09:24:00
The COMESA Secretariat has embarked on the assessment of the impact of the outbreak of COVID-19 on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) data collection.
Global study to test malaria drug to protect health workers from COVID-19
19-05-2020 | 08:32:00
With $9 million in philanthropic support, an international group of physicians and scientists is establishing a research network to evaluate promising therapies for COVID-19.
Orange Egypt contributes to maintain, repair ventilators in Egyptian hospitals
19-05-2020 | 07:48:00
Orange Egypt announced its contribution to maintain and repair medical ventilators as part of the “Breathe” campaign in cooperation with the Egyptian Cure Bank and under the supervision of the Ministry of Health.
[South Africa] Vodacom IoT solutions get people back to business safely
19-05-2020 | 07:28:15
As businesses across the country start returning to work, the safety of employees and customers is of paramount importance; Vodacom has created specific digital solutions to support businesses as they navigate their return to work.
[Column] Agnes Kalibata, Tony Blair: Building food security during the pandemic
19-05-2020 | 06:41:00
Every year, some nine million people worldwide – equivalent to the population of Austria – die of hunger or hunger-related diseases.
[Column] Cathy Smith: Why I am resolute in my afro-optimism despite the continent’s challenges
19-05-2020 | 06:38:03
It is becoming clear that most – if not all – our major social, economic and political decisions over the next few years will be made through the prism of the coronavirus and the ripple effects of the pandemic.
Telkom Kenya partners with Valentis Health to launch subsidized telemedicine services
19-05-2020 | 06:35:00
Telkom Kenya customers will now have convenient and subsidised access to medical consultations through its partnership with Valentis Health, a doctor-founded healthcare service providing telemedicine.
FAO needs $350 million to avert rising hunger as countries reel from COVID-19 pandemic’s impact
19-05-2020 | 06:01:00
The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is seeking $350 million to scale up hunger-fighting and livelihoods-boosting activities in food crisis contexts where COVID-19's impact could be devastating.
[Column] Garsen Naidu: A new remote culture, might just be the DNA for the ‘next normal’
18-05-2020 | 14:34:00
The Covid-19 crisis has, at least temporarily, brought thousands of people to the home office. The question is, what happens after the pandemic? Are companies returning to the old models with only physical presence?
[South Africa] Over 15 000 farmers approved for COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund
18-05-2020 | 14:21:00
More than 15 000 small-scale farmers from South Africa have been approved for R1.2 billion COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund, according to Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Minister.
Afreximbank bucks COVID-19 on Course to raise over $1 billion in syndicated loan
18-05-2020 | 07:38:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) vaulted market uncertainties caused by COVID-19 pandemic to successfully conclude a dual-currency Syndicated Loan, raising the equivalent of US$907.5 million.
[South Africa] Heroes On Bike providing bicycles for essential worker during COVID-19
18-05-2020 | 07:36:00
Khaltsha Cycles and Avalanche Bicycle Company have come together to launch the Heroes on Bikes campaign to raise funds towards supporting essential workers.
World Bank approves $137.5 million for Somalia’s response to COVID-19, floods and drought
18-05-2020 | 07:30:00
The World Bank approved a $137.5 million International Development Association (IDA) grant to help Somalia respond to and recover from multiple, ongoing, and overlapping crises.
COMESA approves harmonized regional trade facilitation guidelines
15-05-2020 | 12:20:00
COMESA convened a virtual meeting to approve a harmonized set of regional guidelines developed to facilitate movement of goods and services across the region during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 poses formidable threat for fragile states in Middle East, North Africa, IMF
15-05-2020 | 09:39:00
COVID-19 will trigger a sharp drop in household incomes in Middle East and North African (MENA) countries that are fragile and in conflict situations, such as Afghanistan, Djibouti, Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, and Somalia.
[South Africa] Employers of domestic workers, farm labourers called upon to apply for UIF lockdown benefits
15-05-2020 | 08:02:00
The Department of Employment and Labour is making all efforts to reach domestic workers and farm labourers so that they can benefit from the COVID-19 relief scheme.
COVID-19 triggers marked decline in global trade, study
14-05-2020 | 13:33:00
The coronavirus pandemic cut global trade values by 3% in the first quarter of this year, according to the latest UNCTAD data published in a joint report by 36 international organizations.
COVID-19 to slash global economic output by $8.5 trillion over next two years, WESP
14-05-2020 | 09:35:00
Against the backdrop of a devastating pandemic, the global economy is projected to contract sharply by 3.2 per cent this year, according to the United Nations World Economic Situation and Prospects (WESP) mid-2020 report.
COVID-19 response must target African agriculture and the rural poor
14-05-2020 | 09:11:37
Africa has so far escaped the worst health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
[South Africa] JSE announces relief measures for market participants
13-05-2020 | 12:40:47
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced that it will provide relief measures to market participants to counter the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on their businesses, to ensure business continuity.
[South Africa] Eskom intensifies efforts to distribute free basic electricity to indigent households
13-05-2020 | 09:15:00
In order to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 national lockdown on indigent households, Eskom has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the longstanding Free Basic Electricity programme.
Egypt’s growth to slow sharply in 2020 due to COVID-19, EBRD
13-05-2020 | 08:51:00
Egypt’s economy will slow sharply this year because of the impact of the coronavirus, but will avoid a recession, according to the latest forecast by the EBRD.
Morocco’s GDP to shrink by 2% cent in 2020, EBRD
13-05-2020 | 08:40:00
Morocco’s economy will decline by 2 per cent in 2020 because of the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, but a 4 per cent rebound is expected in 2021, according to the latest forecast by the EBRD.
Norway commits $3 million to Sub Saharan Africa’s Covid-19 fight
13-05-2020 | 07:04:17
Norway has pledged to do more to assist these countries strengthen their health systems and assist vulnerable people,’ said Minister of International Development Dag-Inge Ulstein.
[South Africa] Banks ready to accept loan applications from COVID-19 distressed businesses
13-05-2020 | 06:20:00
South African banks are now ready to accept loan applications from COVID-19 distressed businesses, as revealed by the National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and the Banking Association of South Africa.
How COVID-19 is impacting international payments
12-05-2020 | 07:41:00
As governments across the globe impose movement restrictions to prevent the spread of COVID-19, data from WorldRemit shows this is changing the way people send and receive money abroad.
World tourism remains at standstill as 100% of countries impose restrictions on travel, UNWTO
12-05-2020 | 06:22:00
New research from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows that 100% of global destinations continue to have restrictions on travel in place, and 72% have completely closed their borders to international tourism.
[Egypt] QNB ALAHLI receives EBRD Solidarity Package
12-05-2020 | 06:10:55
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is rolling out a programme in response to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Egypt, with a financial package for QNB ALAHLI.
[South Africa] Standard Bank enables online studying with student loan offering
12-05-2020 | 05:22:00
In an effort to aid online learning, Standard Bank is now providing students with a Student Loan facility which allows access to funding for equipment such as laptops/tablets and software.
[Column] Garsen Naidu: The new normal calls for leadership with a human touch, virtually
11-05-2020 | 15:20:00
In recent years, working from home has been a perk for some. Suddenly it became an imperative for many, as demand for remote work soared globally in only a few weeks. This has been a profound shift for society at large.
Germany, WFP collaborate to build resilient communities in Mali
11-05-2020 | 11:20:00
Germany has reaffirmed its commitment to the long-term improvement of livelihoods and food security in Mali through an EUR 11 million contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme’s life-changing activities in the country.
ECA proposes COVID-19 exit strategies to bring African economies back on track
11-05-2020 | 07:12:00
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has released a new report proposing to African nations various coronavirus disease (COVID-19) exit strategies.
International tourism numbers could fall 60-80% in 2020, UNWTO
11-05-2020 | 06:33:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a 22% fall in international tourist arrivals during the first quarter of 2020, the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) shows.
South African Airways reassures repatriation and cargo flights continuation
11-05-2020 | 06:14:00
South African Airways (SAA) has reassured its customers and stakeholders that it will continue to operate repatriation and cargo flights during the month of May and beyond.
[South Africa] UIF pays R9.5 billion to workers
08-05-2020 | 13:33:00
The Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has disbursed almost R9.5 billion through the COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).
[Ghana] Poultry project keeps market for local Chicken active amid COVID-19
08-05-2020 | 08:37:00
Poultry producers in Ghana are exploring new ways to facilitate training and conduct business online, while restrictions from the global outbreak of COVID-19 threaten to disrupt their livelihoods.
[Column] Nico Groenewald: Agritech solutions can help farmers offset coronavirus risks
08-05-2020 | 05:40:00
The outbreak of Covid-19 across the globe is presenting a unique set of challenges to industries and causing severe disruption to global value chains.
[Column] [Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Home-grown solutions are key for sustainable development
08-05-2020 | 05:38:00
Necessity is the mother of all inventions. We are witnessing an increase in innovations as the world races to develop a vaccine to treat COVID-19.
Ecobank partners with Google to help children study online
08-05-2020 | 05:36:00
Ecobank Group is leveraging its distribution and partner networks to raise awareness of literacy apps in the Google Play Store to support the education of children who are at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
International air transport and tourism bodies launch appeal to support African travel, tourism sector
07-05-2020 | 13:27:00
Five international air transport and tourism bodies have launched an appeal to international financial institutions, country development partners and international donors to support Africa’s Travel & Tourism sector.
Restrictions on cross border movement affecting seed supply chain, COMESA
07-05-2020 | 08:47:00
Restrictions on cross border movement imposed in response to the Coronavirus pandemic by countries in the region, have adversely affected the supply of seeds which may lead to food insecurity.
Global food prices drop in April, FAO Index
07-05-2020 | 08:31:00
World food commodity prices declined for the third month in a row during April, as the economic and logistical impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant contractions in demand for many commodities.
COVID-19 knocks tax revenue performance in South Africa
07-05-2020 | 06:20:00
The South African Revenue Service says the country’s tax and revenue performance has taken a knock as a result of an ailing economy compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.
[Column] Stephen Awuah: Ghana amid COVID-19: Facing up to food supply chain problems
06-05-2020 | 17:01:28
Ghana’s growing reputation as a west African powerhouse has been hard-won but the COVID-19 global pandemic is a big test of the country’s agribusiness and food supply resilience.
[Column] Helen Kruger: Proactive businesses will survive
06-05-2020 | 14:02:00
Business disruptions are becoming more common phenomena and can impact businesses of all sizes, this in turn can impact productivity, customer satisfaction, brand reputation and cause revenue loss.
Food insecurity in West Africa could leave 43 million at risk as coronavirus hits, WFP
06-05-2020 | 09:58:00
Over 40 million people across West Africa face desperate food shortages in coming months, with COVID-19 restrictions being a new factor adding to people’s vulnerability, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).
Avatar launches specialist Practice to help African businesses steer priorities post COVID-19
06-05-2020 | 05:04:00
Avatar Group has launched its specialist practice, Resilience at Avatar, to help leaders navigate these unprecedented times.
Using economic stimulus to reduce long-term hunger impact, FAO
05-05-2020 | 13:38:00
Beyond the COVID-19 health emergency, a recession looms, and countries ought to take measures now to soften the longer-term impacts on hunger and food insecurity, a new FAO policy brief says.
Temenos, Microsoft partner to offer fast access to AI-driven Temenos Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS Solution
05-05-2020 | 12:44:00
Temenos, announced a joint effort with Microsoft to enable access to its AI-powered, Financial Crime Mitigation SaaS solution to allow banks protect both their customers and organization from financial crime increase during the pandemic.
Liquid Telecom installs free Wifi at COVID-19 quarantine centres in Zambia
05-05-2020 | 12:04:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia is supporting the Ministry of Health with free internet connectivity at COVID-19 quarantine centres.
[kenya] Liquid Telecom boosts remote learning at Kibabii virtual school amidst COVID-19
05-05-2020 | 11:41:00
Liquid Telecom has connected Kibabii virtual school in Bungoma County to its high capacity fibre network with the latest digital and collaboration tools to enhance remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
JSE, BLSA partner to assist disadvantaged communities in South Africa fight against COVID-19
05-05-2020 | 10:47:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA) have partnered and each donated R1 million towards social outreach hygiene hampers and food parcels to assist disadvantaged communities in Gauteng.
[South Africa] Absa PMI business activity indicator crashes to all-time low, survey
05-05-2020 | 10:14:00
The business activity index of the Absa PMI survey crashed to an all-time low of a mere 5.1 index points in the month of April.
Schools remain locked for more than 127 million children in Eastern, Southern Africa, UNICEF
05-05-2020 | 09:31:00
More than 127 million pre-primary, primary, and secondary school students in Eastern and Southern Africa, who are supposed to return to school this week, remain at home, due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Film, television production houses to resume operations in South Africa
04-05-2020 | 15:48:00
Acting Communications and Digital Technologies Minister has signed and gazetted directions allowing electronic communication services and network services, advertising agencies, film and television production companies to resume operations.
[Kenya] Safaricom to provide communication support to front-line health care workers, MOH
04-05-2020 | 15:37:00
Safaricom will provide communication resources equivalent to 195 terabytes of data, 10 million voice call minutes and 33 million SMSs to critical Government healthcare workers for the next three months.
Worldwide smartphone market suffers its largest YOY decline in Q1 2020 due to COVID-19, IDC
01-05-2020 | 11:51:00
Worldwide smartphone shipments decreased 11.7% year over year (YOY) in the first quarter of 2020, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.
TikTok contributes $10 million to support lower-income countries in Africa fight COVID-19
01-05-2020 | 10:26:00
TikTok will contribute US$ 10 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to support Gavi’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic in lower-income countries in Africa.