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Coca Cola Beverages Africa replaces SAP with eoStar and Microsoft for its sales and delivery needs
18-09-2020 | 10:25:39
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.
[South Africa] Edcon concludes sale for parts of Edgars business to Retailability
18-09-2020 | 07:42:08
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.
Seychelles joins e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti project
18-09-2020 | 06:03:11
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
17-09-2020 | 14:21:00
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 partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world
17-09-2020 | 07:48:00
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.
South Africa's influencer marketing agency R-Squared formally partners with syndicated agencies
17-09-2020 | 06:56:00
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.
Traceable, commercially viable artisanal gold supply chain now operational in Côte d’Ivoire
17-09-2020 | 06:37:00
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.
Global and African leaders welcome launch of Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) Africa
17-09-2020 | 06:26:00
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.
[Column] Heléna Costaras: Urbanization in Africa: Tracking the opportunities
16-09-2020 | 14:07:20
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.
World Bank sets ambitious targets for green and resilient economic growth in Africa
16-09-2020 | 07:20:23
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.
World Bank provides additional agricultural support for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
16-09-2020 | 07:12:57
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 receives unconditional approval to sell its South African mines
16-09-2020 | 06:22:37
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
15-09-2020 | 09:49:00
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., Chipsy for Food Industries renew partnership to improve farmer livelihoods in Egypt
15-09-2020 | 09:21:00
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.
Hapag-Lloyd expands its footprint in West Africa, opens office in Nigeria
15-09-2020 | 09:09:00
German international shipping and container transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has expanded its footprint in West Africa by opening a new office in Lagos, Nigeria.
USTDA training to support Senegal’s energy sector, expand U.S. exports
14-09-2020 | 09:56:00
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 resumes flights to Casablanca, Morocco
14-09-2020 | 08:37:00
Emirates announced it will resume passenger services to Casablanca, Morocco effective 18 September 2020.
Pure Parima to add new colors to its Egyptian cotton sheet lines
14-09-2020 | 07:33:00
Egyptian luxury bedding supplier Pure Parima, will be adding brand new sheet colors called Spa and Linen to its Yalda and Ariane product lines.
Zambian airline Proflight launches cargo flight services between Lusaka and Johannesburg
11-09-2020 | 14:12:00
Proflight Zambia has expanded its cargo capacity by designating some of its fleet to operate dedicated cargo flights between Lusaka and Johannesburg.
Kenyan tech startup Xetova shortlisted for MIT 2020 health security & pandemics track
11-09-2020 | 13:21:00
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.
Zambia sets global benchmark for community forest conservation
11-09-2020 | 13:10:00
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.
Paxful expands beyond bitcoin, adds tether trading to its platform
11-09-2020 | 12:14:00
Global peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, announced the addition of Tether (USDT) to its platform.
Paxful boosts operations in Nigeria by expanding local footprint
11-09-2020 | 12:09:05
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 enters supply partnership agreement with South Africa's Afriko
11-09-2020 | 11:32:00
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.
New Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone to generate 8,500 jobs in South Africa
11-09-2020 | 07:53:00
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.
Vaughn Gittin’s Authentic RTR Vehicles now available in South Africa
11-09-2020 | 06:58:00
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.
Siemens Energy to power Alexandria’s Bashaer El Khair City in Egypt
10-09-2020 | 08:11:00
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
10-09-2020 | 07:45:00
Continental Reinsurance, the largest private pan-African reinsurer, has selected the Agritask risk management platform to enhance its agricultural reinsurance operations.
United Airlines strengthens global network adding new nonstops to Africa, India and Hawaii
10-09-2020 | 07:32:00
United Airlines announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii.
[South Africa] Vodacom zero-rates new COVID alert SA app
09-09-2020 | 12:25:10
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 revolutionises cyber security with new offering
09-09-2020 | 12:17:00
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
09-09-2020 | 08:06:00
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
09-09-2020 | 07:52:00
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.
WGI, GE launch new education platform Lyra
08-09-2020 | 14:14:00
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, ONNE seal reserve cable of electricity link between Spain and Morocco
08-09-2020 | 11:48:00
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.
ITU, EIF join forces to reduce digital gender divide in Burundi, Ethiopia and Haiti
08-09-2020 | 09:29:00
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).
FMO invests $10m into eco.business Fund to boost biodiversity conservation in sub-Saharan Africa
07-09-2020 | 10:30:00
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.
Lato Milk expands its footprint to Ethiopia, South Sudan and Malawi
07-09-2020 | 10:16:00
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
07-09-2020 | 09:35:05
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.
The Africa Channel moves its operations for cable and streaming TV to cloud with Amagi
04-09-2020 | 12:44:00
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
04-09-2020 | 12:29:00
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, Axens partner for upcoming refinery and petrochemical plant in Nigeria
04-09-2020 | 12:13:00
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.
Government pumps over N600b for food security and sustainability in Nigeria
04-09-2020 | 11:29:00
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.
Climate resilient agriculture grants in Niger empower women-managed enterprises
04-09-2020 | 09:29:00
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.
Education in Ethiopia gets boost from Global Partnership for Education with $15m grant
04-09-2020 | 08:13:00
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.
EBRD, EU support expansion of cheese maker Land’Or in Morocco and Tunisia
04-09-2020 | 07:07:00
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.
[Kenya] Safaricom Foundation invests in coastal groups with economic empowerment projects
04-09-2020 | 06:39:47
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.
StarTimes Kenya grows e-shopping platform product range
03-09-2020 | 12:42:00
Pay Television company StarTimes Kenya has introduced additional consumer products on its integrated e-shopping platform StarTimes GO.
Metier invests $25m fund to support C&I renewable energy projects in Sub-Saharan Africa
03-09-2020 | 12:01:00
Metier has invested $25 million into Broadreach Energy to support C&I renewable energy projects across sub-Saharan Africa.
Network ‘As a Service’ adoption to grow by 41% in the next one to two years in EMEA, report
03-09-2020 | 11:32:00
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 launch global partnership to map school internet connectivity
03-09-2020 | 10:46:38
Ericsson and UNICEF have announced a global partnership to help map school connectivity in 35 countries by the end of 2023.
BAT Kenya appoints Rita Kavashe as new Chairperson
03-09-2020 | 07:45:00
British American Tobacco Kenya (BAT Kenya) appointed Ms. Rita Kavashe, MBS, as the Chair of the Company’s Board, effective 1st September 2020.
TIDAL announces streaming partnership with MTN Nigeria
02-09-2020 | 15:01:01
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
02-09-2020 | 13:20:00
CommunityWFM, a leading workforce management (WFM) software vendor announced a partnership agreement with Smartz Solutions to fuel international growth.
Namibia Critical Metals secures $5m discretionary financing from Alumina Partners
02-09-2020 | 07:09:00
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.
FAR announces it will not exercise buy option on Cairn’s stake in Senegal
02-09-2020 | 06:43:00
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, Barrick agree to sell Morila Mine stake to Mali Lithium
01-09-2020 | 09:41:00
AngloGold Ashanti and Barrick Gold have agreed to sell their effective 80% stake in the Morila Gold Mine in Mali, to Mali Lithium.
PraxisIFM supports relief efforts in Mauritius following MV Wakashio oil spill
01-09-2020 | 08:29:43
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.
[Nigeria] Polaris Bank appoints Innocent Ike as Acting Managing Director & CEO
01-09-2020 | 08:06:00
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.
[Kenya] KenGen CEO Rebecca Miano tenure extended for three more years
01-09-2020 | 07:47:33
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 partners with Adobe to deliver contextual customer experiences
01-09-2020 | 07:25:00
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.
Tackling youth unemployment in Kenya through sustainable waste management
31-08-2020 | 12:32:00
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.
Industry lobbies the U.S. government to make Africa backslide on plastics
31-08-2020 | 12:00:00
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom reimagines customer rewards with VodaBucks
31-08-2020 | 11:54:14
Vodacom is introducing the VodaBucks Rewards Programme as a single platform that rewards customers for their loyalty to Vodacom.
GCF approves $54.5m project to reduce deforestation, carbon emissions in Ghana
31-08-2020 | 08:03:00
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.
Kenya Association of Air Operators writes to Parliament over KQ, KAA Merger Bill
31-08-2020 | 07:46:00
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.
ATU launches competition to support young African innovators combat COVID-19
31-08-2020 | 07:34:00
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 to launch four startups by December to provide solutions for Africa
31-08-2020 | 07:08:00
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 deploys scalable 4G wireless network in Nigeria
28-08-2020 | 10:58:00
APM Terminals Apapa is the latest terminal in the company’s rollout of public 4G LTE networks at its facilities in Nigeria.
New Ivory Coast Container Terminal next phase of development commences
28-08-2020 | 10:41:00
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 receives Mauritania 3D exploration award from Total
28-08-2020 | 10:18:00
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.
European Union helps WFP provide lifesaving food assistance in Malawi
28-08-2020 | 10:04:54
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.
European Union supports Eswatini's hungriest with cash transfers through the WFP
28-08-2020 | 09:51:00
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 secures new XArray 3D project in West Africa
28-08-2020 | 07:32:00
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, African Rainbow Capital partner to establish largest B-BBEE asset managers in South Africa
28-08-2020 | 07:15:00
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 pays out R870m in relief to hospitality and retail services in South Africa
28-08-2020 | 07:00:02
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.
Ambassador Erastus J O Mwencha appointed Board Chairman Equity Bank Kenya
28-08-2020 | 06:53:11
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.
[Kenya] Smallholder tea farmers return to KTDA for better pay and services
27-08-2020 | 11:13:00
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 becomes first country to be awarded 'Safer Tourism Seal'
27-08-2020 | 11:04:22
Kenya is the first country globally to be awarded the recommended status of the “Safer Tourism Seal” by Rebuilding Travel.
Huawei Kenya launches online UniTech Talk lecture series on latest technologies
27-08-2020 | 10:41:00
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 reports rise in deliveries and cashless payments in Kenya
27-08-2020 | 10:19:03
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.
Nigeria's Central Bank goes tough on exporters over forex non-repatriation
27-08-2020 | 08:05:00
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.
President Akufo-Addo commissions Ekumfi Fruits and Juices Factory in Ghana
27-08-2020 | 07:51:00
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.
GCF approves $25.6 million funding for innovative climate resilience project in Sudan
27-08-2020 | 07:08:00
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, Thunes partner to expand digital network and mobile wallet capability
26-08-2020 | 10:50:00
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.
Green Climate Fund approves $11.8m project in Côte d’Ivoire
26-08-2020 | 10:26:00
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.
[South Africa] Seven Sasolburg SMMEs selected for Sasol Business Accelerator programme
26-08-2020 | 10:01:00
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.
[Nigeria] NSE upgrades X-Whistle to strengthen investor protection
26-08-2020 | 09:26:00
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.
Bank of Mauritius revokes banking licence of Century Banking Corporation
26-08-2020 | 09:13:30
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.
Mozambique, Total sign protection pact for LNG project
26-08-2020 | 07:29:00
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.
Taxing the digital economy, COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base
26-08-2020 | 07:02:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus on the rapidly growing shift to a digitalised economy across the globe.
World Health Organization’s African region certified wild poliovirus-free
26-08-2020 | 06:46:00
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.
AfDB debars four Nigerian companies for fraudulent and collusive practices
25-08-2020 | 14:32:00
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
25-08-2020 | 14:21:00
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.
Millions face acute food insecurity in Burkina Faso
25-08-2020 | 14:06:00
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 announces 2020 Fintech Challenge winners
25-08-2020 | 10:13:03
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.
COMESA,EAC, SADC develop electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System
25-08-2020 | 09:58:00
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 invests in Ghana’s financial sector
25-08-2020 | 09:17:00
DEG - Deutsche Investitions - und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH has provided a long-term loan amounting to $30 million to First National Bank Ghana.
Liquid Telecom accelerates Kenya’s digital transformation with Azure Stack cloud solutions
25-08-2020 | 07:52:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced the deployment of its Azure Stack Hub in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa Energy increases exposure to Block 11B/12B offshore South Africa
25-08-2020 | 07:43:00
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%.