eoStar announced it has integrated with Microsoft to provide Coca Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) the opportunity to meet sales and delivery needs across their value chain.
Edcon announced that the sale of parts of the Edgars business in South Africa to Retailability has been implemented, with all approvals from regulatory authorities and all conditions precedent either fulfilled or waived.
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).
Kenyan Government partners with private sector, development partners to outline roadmap to achieve energy efficiency goals
The Kenyan Government through the Ministry of Energy launched the Kenya National Energy Efficiency and Conservation Strategy, placing Kenya firmly on track toward sustainable consumption and production including renewable energy generation.
Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger.
R-Squared, South Africa's influencer marketing agency announced a formal partnership with industry leaders such as iProspect and Posterscope of the international Dentsu Aegis Network.
After a first export of gold, IMPACT and the European Union announced a traceability and due diligence system from mine site to the international market for artisanal gold from Côte d’Ivoire has been successfully implemented as part of the Just Gold project.
The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire. Hosted by the African Development Bank at its headquarters in the Ivorian capital Abidjan, GCA Africa will work with partners across the continent.
Africa is the fastest urbanising region in the world with an average annual urbanisation rate of 3.2 per cent, well ahead of the global average of 2 per cent.
The World Bank released the Next Generation Africa Climate Business Plan (NG-ACBP), which sets out a blueprint to help Sub-Saharan African economies achieve low carbon and climate-resilient outcomes.
The World Bank approved a $80 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support the government of Ethiopia boost agricultural productivity and enhance market access for smallholder farmers.
AngloGold Ashanti announced that all conditions precedent have been met with respect to the sale of its remaining mines in South Africa to Harmony Gold Mining Company.
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery releases WooCommerce plugin, enabling 2-hour deliveries for online merchants
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery released a WooCommerce plugin, enabling thousands of Nigerian online merchants to integrate seamlessly its delivery service to their WordPress online stores.
The U.S. government, through the USAID and Chipsy for Food Industries, a PepsiCo Egypt company, renewed a partnership that boosts the productivity of farmers and builds a more transparent and sustainable potato supply chain.
German international shipping and container transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its footprint in West Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) awarded a grant to Senegal’s national utility - Société Nationale d’Electricité (Senelec) for training that will help bring power to 440,000 people in rural communities using American technology.
Emirates announced it will resume passenger services to Casablanca, Morocco effective 18 September 2020.
Egyptian luxury bedding supplier Pure Parima, will be adding brand new sheet colors called Spa and Linen to its Yalda and Ariane product lines.
Proflight Zambia has expanded its cargo capacity by designating some of its fleet to operate dedicated cargo flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg.
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.
Twelve communities in the Luangwa Valley are benefitting from direct cash payments of K50 million ($2.3 million) thanks to a partnership with forest conservation business BCP.
Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, announced the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform.
Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, has plans to strengthen operations in Nigeria with a physical presence in Lagos which will be manned by employees dedicated to the Nigerian market.
SecuLetter, a member company of the Born2Global Centre signed a partnership agreement with South African IT security company Afriko on the supply of SecuLetter's products.
More than 8 500 jobs will be created through the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), and up to 70% of those jobs will go to local residents of Mamelodi and surrounding areas in Pretoria, South Africa.
Performance Centre South Africa, the Ford-approved distributer and fitter of Ford Performance parts, has been appointed as the exclusive distributer of Vaughn Gittin’s Authentic RTR Vehicles in South Africa.
In a new move aimed at improving the resilience of Egypt’s power transmission network, Siemens Energy has been selected by the Egyptian Electricity Transmission Company (EETC) to connect Bashaer El Khair City project in Alexandria.
Continental Reinsurance leverages Agritask's risk management platform to enhance agricultural reinsurance across Africa
Continental Reinsurance, the largest private pan-African reinsurer, has selected the Agritask risk management platform to enhance its agricultural reinsurance operations.
United Airlines announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii.
The national Department of Health (DoH) launched a COVID Alert SA App in partnership with Discovery, to strengthen the existing contact tracing methods to help break the transmission of COVID-19.
Liquid Telecom, the leading pan-African telecommunications group, unveiled its Cyber Security unit which offers end-to-end managed services for digital security solutions.
Vertiv, Fajoba enter distribution partnership, underline commitment to East African digital development
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions announced a distribution partnership with the Fajoba Group, a regional IT solutions and hardware leader for East and Central Africa.
[Column] Adrian Futcher, Gordon Fairlie: There’s never been a better time to be in the sale of IT but it still has its challenges
It’s safe to say the pandemic has sparked a record demand for tech products and solutions. Though business leaders have been talking about digital transformation for years, COVID-19 has been the catalyst for them to stop talking and start implementing.
The WGI Worldwide Company and GE announced the launch of Lyra, a new app-based education platform that uses innovative advanced speech recognition and touch screen analysis to teach reading and writing.
Red Eléctrica de España and its Moroccan counterpart Office National De L'electricite Et De L'eau Potable (ONEE) have completed the works to seal the link in the reserve cable of the link between Spain and Morocco.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a cooperative project to enhance the digital ecosystem and build digital skills for women in Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
The eco.business Fund has received a commitment of $10 million from Dutch development financier, FMO for its recently launched sub-Saharan Africa sub-fund.
Pearl Dairy Farms is now exporting its range of milk powder products to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
Internet Solutions to rebrand to Dimension Data as the company consolidates businesses across Africa
Integrated ICT services provider, Internet Solutions is set to rebrand and operate as Dimension Data by the end of this year in all its operating companies.
Amagi, a global leader in cloud-based technology for broadcast TV and streaming TV announced it has partnered with The Africa Channel to streamline its entire broadcast workflow across cable, satellite and digital OTT services.
[South Africa] Sasol invites interested parties to partner for development of CO2 utilisation technologies
Sasol is inviting interested parties to participate in a Request for Information (RFI) process regarding the development and demonstration of CO2 utilisation technologies to progress its climate change ambitions.
BUA Group signed an agreement with Axens of France for the supply of process technologies for its upcoming 10million tonnes per annum mega refinery and petrochemicals facility to be sited in Akwa-ibom, Nigeria.
Nigerian Minister for Agriculture and Rural Development said the Federal Government will inject over N600 billion as stimulus-response into the agriculture sector, targetting small scale farmers, to ensure food security and sustainability.
In Niger, the agricultural sector employs 8 out of 10 people; It is estimated that if the gender gap was closed in agricultural productivity, it would unlock financial gains that could lift over 25,000 Nigeriens out of poverty.
Ethiopia has received $14.85 million grant from the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to boost its response to disruptions in education caused by COVID-19.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the agribusiness sector in Morocco and Tunisia with a total loan equivalent to €10.9 million to Land’Or, a leading Tunisian processed cheese maker.
Safaricom Foundation’s Ndoto Zetu initiative has supported six groups in Kwale and Kilifi with economic empowerment projects worth KES 800,000 impacting close to 4,000 people in the two counties.
Pay Television company StarTimes Kenya has introduced additional consumer products on its integrated e-shopping platform StarTimes GO.
Metier has invested $25 million into Broadreach Energy to support C&I renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
In response to the pandemic, IT leaders in EMEA are now investing more in cloud-based and AI-powered networking technologies as business recovery plans take shape, according to research from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
Ericsson and UNICEF have announced a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023.
British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT Kenya) appointed Ms. Rita Kavashe, MBS, as the Chair of the Company’s Board, effective 1st September 2020.
Global music and entertainment streaming platform, TIDAL, and leading ICT Company, MTN Nigeria have announced a partnership that enables MTN subscribers to receive free 30-day access to TIDAL.
CommunityWFM, Smartz Solutions partner to expand into the UK and South African contact center markets
CommunityWFM, a leading workforce management (WFM) software vendor announced a partnership agreement with Smartz Solutions to fuel international growth.
Namibia Critical Metals announced it has entered into a drawdown equity financing facility with Alumina Partners (Ontario), an affiliate of New York-based private equity firm Alumina Partners, LLC.
Perth-based FAR announced it will not pre-empt the transaction or object the transfer of Cairn Energy’s working interest in the Rufisque Offshore, Sangomar Offshore, Sangomar Deep Offshore (RSSD) area.
AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold have agreed to sell their effective 80% stake in the Morila Gold Mine in Mali, to Mali Lithium.
PraxisIFM has been supporting relief efforts in Mauritius following bulk carrier MV Wakashio oil spill, which the Government of Mauritius has declared an environmental emergency.
The Board of Polaris Bank and Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON), the Bank’s shareholder, has appointed Innocent C. Ike as the Acting Managing Director and CEO of Polaris Bank effective 1 September 2020.
KenGen Board of Directors, exercising its powers given under Article 94 of the Articles of Association of the Company, has renewed the employment contract for the Managing Director & CEO, Mrs. Rebecca Miano for another three years.
Genesys, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact center solutions announced it is working with Adobe to help organisations break down data siloes between marketing, commerce, sales and service departments.
Abdul Said Konde is a youth resident in Tudor informal settlement in Mombasa County. Like thousands of other young people across the country, he is not formally employed and the Covid-19 pandemic has made it even harder to access manual jobs.
The American Chemistry Council has lobbied the US government during the COVID-19 pandemic to use a US-Kenya trade deal to expand the plastics industry’s footprint across Africa.
Vodacom is introducing the VodaBucks Rewards Programme as a single platform that rewards customers for their loyalty to Vodacom.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved a project worth $54.5 million to address the alarming deforestation and forest degradation challenges in the Northern Savannah Zone of Ghana.
A Bill that seeks to bring “through the back door” the previously proposed and rejected merger between troubled Kenya Airways and the Kenya Airports Authority is before Parliament.
The Africa Telecommunication Union (ATU) launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020, a competition designed to identify and support young African innovators who have developed useful mobile applications.
Ada Labs Africa with headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya announced that since it’s launch earlier this year, the fusion lab has acquired six startups. The Lab currently has two in the market with the other four launching in the coming months.
APM Terminals Apapa is the latest terminal in the company’s rollout of public 4G LTE networks at its facilities in Nigeria.
The China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), signed contracts for the construction of Abidjan’s second container terminal, known as Côte d’Ivoire Terminal (CIT), scheduled to be operational at the end of 2021.
Shearwater GeoServices announced it has received an award for a large towed streamer 3D acquisition and Fast Track processing project by Total E&P Mauritania.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a new contribution of €800,000 from the European Union (EU) to help provide food assistance to the most food insecure refugees and asylum seekers in Malawi.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a €1.4 million contribution from the European Union (EU) to support 94,000 vulnerable Swazi households for 12 Months.
Polarcus announced the award of an XArray 3D marine seismic acquisition project in West Africa commencing in October 2020 with a duration of approximately 2 months.
Sanlam announced it has signed agreements with African Rainbow Capital Financial Services (ARC FS) in respect of a transaction to establish one of the largest black-empowered asset management companies in South Africa.
Santam, South Africa’s largest short-term insurer, has paid out, R870 million, nearly all of its R1 billion interim relief funds, in just over three weeks to the hospitality, leisure and non-essential retail services industries.
Equity Bank Kenya Board has appointed Ambassador Erastus Mwencha, as the Chairman, taking over from Professor Isaac Macharia who was recently appointed Equity Group Holdings Board Chairman.
More than 3,000 smallholder tea farmers from Kericho, Bomet, Nandi and Nakuru counties who had diverted their green leaf supply to competitor factories have returned to KTDA managed tea factories citing better returns and services.
Kenya is the first country globally to be awarded the recommended status of the “Safer Tourism Seal” by Rebuilding Travel.
Huawei Kenya launched their new initiative UniTech Talk a regular lecture series for University lecturers, students and tech enthusiasts to share the latest technologies, industry trends, development policies and insights.
Glovo, the on-demand delivery startup, has reported an increase in deliveries and cashless payments on its platform since the onset of Covid-19 in Kenya.
The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed all banks in the country to submit the names, addresses and Bank Verification Numbers of exporters that have defaulted in repatriating their exports proceeds, for further action.
The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo commissioned the Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory, a project initiated under the One-District-One-Factory initiative of the Government.
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has approved $25.6 million in new funding for an innovative climate resilience project in Sudan, designed to promote agriculture, health, and food and water security.
MoneyGram International announced a partnership with Thunes, which will enable MoneyGram's customers to seamlessly send money directly to mobile wallets and bank accounts globally through the MoneyGram platform.
The Green Climate Fund approved several new projects, including one for Côte d'Ivoire that marks the first time the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped an African country obtain grant from the international entity.
Sasol has selected seven small, medium and micro enterprises (SMMEs) from in and around Sasolburg in the Free State to take part in its newly launched 24-month Sasol Business Accelerator (SBA) programme.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has upgraded its X-Whistle, a web-based whistleblowing portal that empowers a whistleblower to report possible violations of the rules and regulations of The Exchange.
The Bank of Mauritius, acting under section 17 of the Banking Act 2004, revoked the Islamic Banking Licence of Century Banking Corporation (CBC) with immediate effect.
French major Total and Mozambique’s government signed a security pact to ensure safety of the $20 billion Mozambique LNG project being developed in the Cabo Delgado province, north of the country.
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus on the rapidly growing shift to a digitalised economy across the globe.
Rotary and its partners in the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) announced a historic public health achievement as the World Health Organization’s African region is now certified wild poliovirus-free.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced a 24-month debarment of Sangtech International Services, Sangar & Associates (Nigeria), Mashad Integrated and Investment Co. and Medniza Global Merchants.
IFC issues 10-year US dollar global bond, raises $1 billion to support private sector in developing countries
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, issued a new 10-year US dollar global benchmark bond, raising $1 billion to assist emerging economies recover from the COVID-19 health and economic crisis.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) say urgent and sustained action is needed to address worsening food and nutrition insecurity in Burkina Faso, citing alarming new data.
Ecobank Group announced the winners of its Ecobank Fintech Challenge, with Nokwary Technologies edging out the rest of the finalists to emerge winner of the competition.
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and monitor driver wellness data has been approved by the Tripartite group.
DEG - Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH has provided a long-term loan amounting to $30 million to First National Bank Ghana.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the deployment of its Azure Stack Hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa Energy, oil and gas company with exploration assets offshore South Africa and Namibia announced the signing of definitive agreements to increase its effective interest in Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa from 4.9% to 10%.