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Afreximbank, CDC Group sign $100m master risk participation agreement
12-11-2018 | 07:06:00
The African Export-Import Bank and CDC Group have, in Casablanca Morocco, signed a $100-million master risk participation agreement to support Afreximbank’s Trade Facilitation Programme.
[South Africa] Fiskl partners Ocean on 76 launch mobile app to empower Africa’s SME sector
30-10-2018 | 08:43:00
UK-based fintech company, Fiskl, has announced a partnership with South African based fintech player, Ocean on 76.
AfDB launches $500m credit insurance deal with ATI, UK reinsurers
23-10-2018 | 05:14:00
The African Development Bank and African Trade Insurance Agency have announced the successful completion of a US$500 million credit insurance deal structured to cover a portion of the Bank’s portfolio of non-sovereign operations in Africa.
UK announces a £12 mn fund to support education reforms in Egypt
16-10-2018 | 13:52:50
The UK fund will include support for teacher training, through the ministry’s flagship education programme, and support children’s education in governorates across the country.
London court continues restraint against Djibouti Port Company
24-09-2018 | 07:50:00
The High Court of England and Wales in London has continued the injunction prohibiting the Government of Djibouti’s port company, Port de Djibouti S.A. from interfering with the management of the joint venture company.
Absa launches UK office
18-09-2018 | 06:12:00
Absa, one of Africa’s largest diversified financial services groups, has launched its UK office.
[Kenya] ImpalaPay partners with World Capacity Builders
17-09-2018 | 11:42:23
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
UK Aid invests £1.6 m in Energise Africa to improve energy access
14-09-2018 | 06:43:22
UK Aid is set to invest £1.6 million of capital into Energise Africa to improve access to energy across sub-Saharan Africa and improve the lives of over 11 million people, while boosting UK business opportunities.
Twenty new UK businesses to set shop in Kenya
03-09-2018 | 09:25:00
British Prime Minister Theresa May, has announced the entry of twenty new UK businesses in Kenya, a feat she termed as a clear demonstration of the confidence the British business community has in Kenya’s attractive investment environment.
UK announces over £300 million worth of deals with African nations
31-08-2018 | 06:10:00
UK Prime Minister Theresa May and International Trade Minister George Hollingbery led a 29-strong business delegation on their visit to South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya this week to promote economic ties with Africa.
[Kenya] KCB in suspect reduction of mortgage claim after intervention
30-08-2018 | 08:41:05
Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) continued to play unusual games this week on the demands it has been making on their former client Ms Rose Shumi Miscowicz, months after she lost her Kiraraponi, Karen , Nairobi property to a new buyer she helped the bank to buy her house.
UK announces £20 million jobs creation programme for Ghana
29-08-2018 | 06:04:00
Minister for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development Harriett Baldwin has announced a major new jobs creation and investment programme during a visit to Ghana.
[Angola] Total awards TechnipFMC equipment construction contract
17-07-2018 | 08:48:00
UK based energy company TechnipFMC has been awarded a contract by Total E&P Angola for the Zinia Phase 2 field development, located offshore Angola at a water depth between 800 and 1,000 meters.
UK expands export finance in West Africa with Ghana office
29-05-2018 | 06:05:00
Ghana becomes the first West African country to have a representative of the world’s oldest export credit agency, UK Export Finance stationed in-country.
Manchester Airport secures flights to Addis Ababa with Ethiopian Airlines
17-05-2018 | 07:43:00
Manchester Airport has secured a landmark route into the heart of Africa, underlining its role in connecting the North to the world’s most important markets.
[Interview] Sarah Fitzgerald, Managing Director, Executives in Africa, UK
26-04-2018 | 11:46:00
Sarah Fitzgerald is Managing Director at Executives in Africa, a company engaged in executive and upper management placements in sub Saharan Africa, identifying local African talent, Africans in Diaspora and expatriate managers.
Kenya assures UK investors of stable business environment
18-04-2018 | 06:57:42
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has assured UK investors that Kenya’s business environment is stable and conducive for investment.
Diamond Trust Bank partners with WorldRemit to launch instant money transfers to Kenya
13-04-2018 | 13:04:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB) to further expand money transfer in the region.
Diamond Trust Bank partners with WorldRemit to launch instant money transfers to Kenya
13-04-2018 | 13:04:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Diamond Trust Bank Kenya Limited (DTB) to further expand money transfer in the region.
[Interview] Funke E. Adeniji, Founder, Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative, UK
26-03-2018 | 10:50:00
The Women Elite Sports Empowerment Initiative (WESIE) was founded in 2012 by British/Nigerian Funke E. Adeniji, who began playing basketball in her teens, working her way up from collegiate level basketball in the UK to division 1, the UK’s premiere league for women.
SimbaPay partners with Interswitch to launch Pan-Africa remittances chatbot
26-03-2018 | 10:32:55
SimbaPay, a London based digital money transfer provider, has launched an Artificial Intelligence powered chatbot service which now makes International Money Transfer remittance possible with only an SMS.
[South Africa] Ashburton lists world government bond Exchange Traded Fund on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
22-03-2018 | 10:34:00
The Ashburton World Government Bond Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), becoming the exchange's first global bond ETF.
United Kingdom to support solar energy industry in Uganda
20-02-2018 | 08:59:00
The British High Commissioner to Uganda, Peter West has announced a new partnership between the UK’s Department for International Development and the United Nations Capital Development Fund in Uganda.
UK’s £ 211million investment in phase two of TradeMark East Africa to grow exports, create jobs and reduce poverty in the region
26-01-2018 | 06:48:00
Visiting UK Secretary for International Development, Penny Mordaunt has announced a new package of support to TradeMark East Africa for implementation of its Strategy2.
[Interview] Ibijoke Maxwell, Host/Executive Producer, The JoMaxwell Show, UK
18-01-2018 | 09:26:00
Ibijoke Maxwell is the Nigerian/British host of the Jo Maxwell Show, a show designed to give exposure to the African community in the UK media.
[Interview] Adisa Amanor-Wilks, Founder, Abjel Communications, UK
02-11-2017 | 11:49:00
Adisa Amanor-Wilks is an international journalist and communications professional with over 17 years’ experience. She is founder of Abjel Communications, a media and public relations agency keen on positioning Africa on the global stage.
UK, Egyptian companies to launch catheter production facility in Cairo at $4m in investment
27-10-2017 | 10:30:00
A new medical joint venture between an Egyptian and a British company to launch a state-of the-art-facility to produce catheters is set to start at an investment of $4 million, the British embassy in Cairo announced on Thursday.
[Startup Interview] Tobi Oludayomi, CEO, Studio 14, UK, Nigeria
25-10-2017 | 10:05:00
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.
London Stock Exchange Group looks into new ways to support Egyptian economy
25-10-2017 | 05:56:00
A delegation from the London Stock Exchange Group has visited Cairo to support Egypt’s Stock Exchange development and connect Egyptian Government and companies to London markets.
Vodafone research reveals South African optimism over possible business outcomes from the Internet of Things
11-10-2017 | 06:10:49
Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the leading global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.
Portsmouth researchers to share in £2m funding to tackle air pollution in Sub-Saharan Africa
25-09-2017 | 08:13:05
The University of Portsmouth is helping to tackle air pollution and its harmful effects in Sub-Saharan Africa. Air pollution is a significant contributor to respiratory and cardiovascular disease and is recognised as a major global health concern.
South Africa and the United Kingdom recommit to enhance trade post Brexit
20-09-2017 | 08:32:09
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox in Pretoria.
UK lifts electronic ban on Egypt flights to London
04-09-2017 | 09:00:00
British authorities have lifted a ban on carry-on electronic devices on planes arriving from Cairo airport, Egypt's Ministry of Civil Aviation said on Friday.
[Kenya] BitPesa secures Greycroft as lead investor, raises $10 million in total funding
31-08-2017 | 05:50:00
BitPesa, the first and largest blockchain payments platform for Africa, with offices in Nairobi, Lagos, and London, has announced Greycroft as its lead investor in a follow-up to its Series A funding round.
UK announces $450 million for development in Tanzania
25-08-2017 | 10:46:37
The UK government has committed $540 million to help build a more secure and prosperous Tanzania over the next three years.
UK to Kenya remittance cheapest in Africa - DMA report
25-07-2017 | 08:36:00
The cost of sending money to Kenya from the United Kingdom is cheapest in Africa, a report by DMA, a global payment consultancy firm has revealed.
British Government to invest in Nigeria pipeline infrastructure, gas, power
24-07-2017 | 09:16:00
The British Government has expressed its readiness to invest in pipeline infrastructure, renewable energy, gas and power of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry.
[Nigeria] Aero Contractors partners with UK's AJW on aircraft maintenance
18-07-2017 | 08:20:00
AJW Group has signed an agreement with Aero Contractors, the Nigerian-based airline, to assist in the restructuring and upgrading of their MRO support services.
SNC-Lavalin completes transformative acquisition of WS Atkins
11-07-2017 | 08:13:48
SNC-Lavalin Group Inc has announced that it has completed the acquisition of WS Atkins plc one of the world’s most respected consultancies in design, engineering and project management.
[Ghana] Tigo to launch SuperSMS network with London-based telco, ONEm Communications
26-06-2017 | 07:21:00
Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with ONEm Communications, a London-based telco.
Kenya seeks trade pact with UK post brexit
11-05-2017 | 14:57:43
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has met Prime Minister Theresa May and sought a pact to guarantee Kenyan exports accessed the UK market on a duty-free quota-free basis after the country exits from the European Union.
Rockhopper Exploration commences Abu Sennan drilling campaign in Egypt
27-04-2017 | 10:30:00
Rockhopper Exploration, the oil and gas company with key interests in the North Falkland basin and the Greater Mediterranean region, has announced the commencement of the 2017 drilling campaign on the Abu Sennan Concession in Egypt, in which the Company has a 22% working interest.
New research explores options for solving Ghana’s power generation crisis
10-04-2017 | 07:52:42
With economic expansion and a booming population, the demand for energy in Ghana is far higher than current capacity. Now a new report from engineering experts at Brunel University London and the University of Education, Winneba, could shape conversation on the cheapest and greenest energy solutions for the decades ahead.
Lloyd’s Register and GOSCO form joint venture to deliver services to Ghana oil and gas sector
04-04-2017 | 11:10:03
Lloyd’s Register has signed an agreement with GOSCO to form a joint venture dedicated to providing well project management, well engineering and associated site survey, geotechnical and rig inspection services, in the territorial waters of Ghana.
Ugandan Entrepreneur launches NoScrunchie in the UK, to empower African Caribbean Hair Businesses
27-03-2017 | 11:30:00
For years Leillah Sekalala struggled to find a consistently good salon for her Afro hair and would often find that her social circle had the same problem.
[Interview] Peter Kahihu, Executive Director- Programs Execution, Balanced Scorecard Institute
21-03-2017 | 09:51:00
Peter Kahihu is Executive Director of the Programs Execution at Balanced Scorecard Institute EMEA. He is a veteran in the field of strategy execution and author of four best selling books on Strategic Planning, Balanced Scorecard, Government Performance Management and Public Sector Reforms.
Africa Business Communities will come to meet with you in London, Gaborone and Windhoek
23-02-2017 | 16:25:00
Bas Vlugt, founder of Africa Business Communites, will be traveling to Africa coming April and May and this might be a great opportunity to meet.