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[Kenya] IFC and TLcom invest $10 million in Twiga Foods
16-11-2018 | 13:05:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, TLcom, and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) have announced a $10 million investment in Twiga Foods.
Air Products and Sonatrach announce industrial gases agreements in Algeria
16-11-2018 | 13:02:00
Air Products global industrial gas company, and Sonatrach, the largest state-owned oil and gas company in Africa, have signed two gas production and delivery agreements.
CISI partners with Nigeria Stock Exchange to train finance professionals
16-11-2018 | 11:33:52
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) has partnered with The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) to provide training for CISI’s qualifications in Nigeria.
Cloudleaf, Bahwan CyberTek to expand digital supply chain solutions in North Africa
16-11-2018 | 11:29:49
Cloudleaf, Inc., has partnered with Bahwan CyberTek (BCT) to expand Cloudleaf’s Digital Supply Chain and Edge Solutions in North African.
Air Botswana upgrades fleet with modern aircraft
16-11-2018 | 09:27:20
Botswana’s national carrier Air Botswana has acquired its first ATR 72-600.
Intertrust and moTV partner to bring affordable streaming to Africa
16-11-2018 | 07:13:30
Intertrust has partnered with moTV, a provider of a complete OTT/IPTV/HYBRID platform, to bring a complete solution for the African market.
OFID signs $50 million deal with Natixis to bolster trade in Africa
16-11-2018 | 06:57:00
OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has signed a $50 million unfunded risk sharing agreement with Natixis., part of Groupe BPCE, France’s second-largest banking group.
UPS adds Nigeria to its international delivery markets
16-11-2018 | 06:53:24
American multinational package delivery and supply chain management company UPS has announced the addition of 14 new countries among them Nigeria served by UPS Worldwide Express.
[South Africa] Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy model
16-11-2018 | 06:47:35
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity, index
15-11-2018 | 13:04:00
South Africans with internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home.
[South Africa] Encouraging new investment in the economy is government key priority, Trade Director
15-11-2018 | 12:00:51
The Director-General of the dti Mr Lionel October said that a key priority of government is to encourage new investment in the economy in order to create jobs that will significantly reduce the levels of unemployment in the country.
UN agencies, partners to firm-up common support programme for Central Africa
15-11-2018 | 10:56:16
Representatives and experts of UN bodies, ECCAS General Secretariat and CEMAC Commission are set to meet in Gabon this month to re calibrate their efforts at delivering support for the sustainable development in Central Africa.
European Union and Burkina Faso deepen bilateral partnership on economy and security
15-11-2018 | 10:50:00
The President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, and the President of Burkina Faso, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, have strengthened the cooperation and partnership between the two countries.
[South Africa] Standard Bank and AVI begin trading on A2X
15-11-2018 | 08:57:00
Standard Bank Group ordinary shares, Standard Bank Group second preference shares and South African fast-moving consumer goods group AVI shares begin trading on A2X today.
Ghana implements IMF's enhanced general data dissemination system
15-11-2018 | 08:34:00
Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page.
[Burkina Faso] Oikocredit invests € 2 million in Anatrans cashew processor
15-11-2018 | 08:30:00
Burkinabe cashew processor Anatrans has welcomed social impact investor Oikocredit as a new shareholder, in a transaction that saw Dutch headquartered Oikocredit make a € 2 million investment in Anatrans.
[Kenya Business Week] Flying into new opportunities
15-11-2018 | 06:36:56
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco sign deal to improve internet connectivity in Africa
15-11-2018 | 06:32:24
Multinational telecoms company Angola Cables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco.
Afreximbank launches facility to raise bankability of African projects
14-11-2018 | 13:15:24
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) has launched a project preparation facility aimed at increasing the availability of viable well-prepared projects in Africa.
[South Africa] Curo set to migrate 3,000 funds to Temenos platform
14-11-2018 | 11:21:00
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.
Technology to drive Djibouti’s Vision 2035, World Bank
14-11-2018 | 11:20:42
Digital technology will have a critical part to play in boosting Djibouti’s socio-economic development.
DP World, Rwanda government unveils East Africa’s first inland dry port hub
14-11-2018 | 08:41:00
Global port operator DP World and the government of Rwanda have setup a state-of-the-art logistics hub, located 20 kilometers from the capital city Kigali.
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.
Orange accelerates its multi-service operator strategy in Africa
14-11-2018 | 06:17:54
Telecommunication company Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to democratize access to digital services in Africa.
AfDB launches Africa Energy Portal to disseminate data across the value chain
14-11-2018 | 06:13:39
The African Development Bank has unveiled the Africa Energy Portal, AEP, a platform that will consolidate, validate, and disseminate energy data and insights across Africa’s energy value chain.
Kenya Airways Launches Daily Flights to Mogadishu
14-11-2018 | 03:54:00
Leading national carrier, Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018.
RENEW's Impact Angel Network closes eleventh investment in East Africa
13-11-2018 | 10:46:00
RENEW and members of the Impact Angel Network (IAN) have closed an investment in ET Fresh, LLC.
Ethiopian Cargo and Logistics increases fleet to eight with new delivery
13-11-2018 | 08:34:00
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services has taken delivery of its eighth B777 freighter aircraft in its cargo fleet family at its home base at Bole International Airport.
GDPR burdens hinder mergers and acquisitions in Africa, Middle East and Europe, survey
13-11-2018 | 08:30:00
An increasing number of mergers and acquisition transactions may be stalling because of concerns over GDPR compliance, according to a survey of EMEA M&A professionals.
There are business opportunities in China, South African companies
13-11-2018 | 06:59:00
The South African companies that were exhibiting at the 1st China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai China last week said that there are business opportunities for South African companies in China.
Intelsat, Vodacom Mozambique invests in tourism industry
13-11-2018 | 06:54:10
Intelsat S.A., has announced that Vodacom Mozambique has signed an agreement for a satellite solution that will provide 3G services that uniquely satisfy the growing data demand generated by the tourism sector.
Afreximbank grants € 30 Million facility to CDC Gabon to support operators at Special Economic Zone
13-11-2018 | 06:48:41
The African Export-Import Bank has signed an agreement granting an EUR 30 million revolving trade financing facility to CDC Gabon to support operations of the tenants of the Gabon Special Economic Zone.
Global Reporting Initiative appoints Nigeria’s Bekeme Olowola as board member
13-11-2018 | 06:41:56
Global Reporting Initiative has appointed Bekeme Olowola, Founderof CSR-in-Action in Nigeria, as a member of its Board of Directors, where she will be joining a leading caste of global sustainability professionals.
Ecobank, Red Cross partner in digital fund raising initiatives across Africa
13-11-2018 | 06:33:47
Ecobank and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) have signed an agreement to work closely together to empower local communities to cope with disasters more efficiently.
[South Africa] Business people head to Germany in search of opportunities
13-11-2018 | 06:17:00
A group of South African business people is in Germany on an Outward Selling Mission to seek sub-contracting opportunities from the German and European multinationals.
African Financial Alliance on Climate Change unveils guiding principles
12-11-2018 | 13:31:31
The African Financial Alliance on Climate Change (AFAC) unveiled its guiding principles at the recently concluded Africa Investment Forum.
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.
[Kenya] iHub partners with Raise to digitize its assets
12-11-2018 | 11:45:00
Kenyan innovation hub and tech accelerator iHub is partnering with Raise, a Bahamian and Kenyan technology company that has developed a company ownership platform to manage compliant digital securities in frontier markets.
Cameroon hydropower project to increase power generation capacity by 30 per cent
12-11-2018 | 09:32:42
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in partnership with the Government of Cameroon, and EDF have signed a set of agreements that will lead to the construction of the Nachtigal hydroelectric plant.
BADEA acquires stake in Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
12-11-2018 | 07:32:00
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has acquired an equity stake in the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank, formerly known as PTA.
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.
AfDB approves $50 million partnership with Natixis to expand trade in Africa
12-11-2018 | 07:05:37
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a $ 50 million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) for Natixis.
Malawi Bureau of Standards obtains international accreditation of its lab through SQAM Project
12-11-2018 | 06:59:28
The Malawi Bureau of Standards has obtained the accreditation of its testing laboratories through the technical assistance provided by UNIDO and UNDP.
[SA Business Week] Opening businesses to the world, growing markets
10-11-2018 | 12:46:00
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
Africa50 signs agreement with Rwanda to develop Kigali Innovation City
09-11-2018 | 14:02:00
Africa50, the pan-African infrastructure investment platform, has signed an agreement with Rwanda to develop and finance a “Digital Innovation Precinct”, including commercial and retail complexes, as part of Kigali Innovation City.
TDB, USAID in deal to finance power projects in 22 African countries
09-11-2018 | 13:58:00
The Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) and USAID’s Power Africa initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding that will finance power projects in 22 African countries.
Millennium Challenge Corporation Board approves new $550 million Senegal power compact
09-11-2018 | 10:50:00
The U.S. Government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Board of Directors has approved the new five-year $550 million Senegal Power Compact.
[South Africa] Séché Environnement set to acquire Interwaste Holdings
09-11-2018 | 10:42:00
Séché Environnement has announced its intention to acquire, through its wholly owned South African subsidiary Séché South Africa Proprietary Limited, 100% of the shares in Interwaste Holdings Limited.
[Egypt] TechnipFMC enters deal with MIDOR for modernization of complex
09-11-2018 | 08:35:00
TechnipFMC has signed an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract with Middle East Oil Refinery (MIDOR) for the modernization of existing complex near Alexandria, Egypt
SGTD implements N4 system in its terminal to boost operations across East Africa
09-11-2018 | 08:30:00
Navis, a provider of operational technologies and services across the shipping supply chain has announced that Société de Gestion du Terminal à Conteneurs de Doraleh has implemented the N4 terminal operating system at its facility.
PCI Pal expands reach into South Africa
09-11-2018 | 06:12:00
PCI Pal, the secure payment solutions provider to contact centres, has signed its first South African reseller contract with telecommunications and customer engagement solutions company, Ninzi-Connect.
[Tunisia] Panoro Energy signs drilling deal with state contractor
09-11-2018 | 06:10:00
Panoro Tunisia Exploration has signed a Heads of Terms with Tunisian state-owned drilling contractor, for the use of the CTF-4, a 2,000-horsepower onshore rig.
Experian launches data solution targeting businesses across Africa
09-11-2018 | 06:08:00
Global information services company Experian has launched a new analytics solution across Africa, Middle East and Europe regions.
Africa Oil, Delonex And Vitol to acquire 50 percent stake in Petrobas Oil Nigeria assets
08-11-2018 | 14:08:00
A consortium led by Vitol has entered into a Share Purchase Agreement to acquire a 50 per cent ownership interest in Petrobras Oil and Gas.
[Kenya Business Week] Cementing bilateral relations with South Africa, China
08-11-2018 | 11:54:00
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.
Rwanda Development Board, TradeMark East Africa sign $2.4 million deal to build local business capacity
08-11-2018 | 09:36:19
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed an agreement that aims to help build the capacity of Rwandan businesses to tap into international and regional markets.
Temenos establishes South African "Bank of the Future" Think Tank
08-11-2018 | 07:59:00
Temenos, the banking software company has announced the launch of its South African "Bank of the Future" Think-Tank.
[South Africa] Vodacom, Fiskl partner to introduce digital financial solutions to small businesses
08-11-2018 | 07:08:01
London based software technology company Fiskl has partnered with Vodacom Group to introduce a host of mobile and digital technology solutions to South Africa's small businesses.
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.
Rwanda, World Bank sign $20 million agreement to support public financial management reforms
08-11-2018 | 06:39:16
The Government of Rwanda and the World Bank Group have signed a $20 million credit agreement to improve budget reliability and control of funds for service delivery, enhance budget transparency.
Zara grows African footprint with new online platform
08-11-2018 | 06:35:09
Spanish fashion retailer Zara has launched online sales through a dedicated worldwide online platform bringing its fashions to customers in 106 new markets.
South Africa’s investment climate is improving, Trade and Industry Minister
08-11-2018 | 06:06:00
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all.
Kingsland partners with Legacy Capital to launch blockchain developer training in Mauritius
07-11-2018 | 13:39:32
Kingsland University has announced its partnership with Legacy Capital to deliver Kingsland's internationally recognized Blockchain Developer courses in Mauritius.
Greenpeace Africa exposes Congo’s attempts to tender three oil blocks in peatlands
07-11-2018 | 13:31:41
Greenpeace Africa has blown the whistle on the Republic of Congo's most recent greenwashing campaign by exposing its plans to tender three oil blocks in the heart of newly-discovered peatlands.
[Morocco] AfDB approves € 117 million for secure and sustainable access to drinking water
07-11-2018 | 11:35:00
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group has approved a €117 million loan to finance a Project to Ensure the Sustainability and Security of Access to Drinking Water in Morocco.
[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Migration within Africa grows destination economies
07-11-2018 | 10:09:00
Few issues are as emotional as human migration. Images of desperate people on the move – whether trying to cross the US-Mexico border or packed onto rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea have captured world attention.
Israel invests $300 million in Angola’s agriculture
07-11-2018 | 06:50:57
Israel has committed $300 million to finance agricultural projects in Angola, its ambassador Oren Rozenblat announced in the municipality of Tomboco, Zaire province.
[Nigeria] ECOWAS Commission restates commitment to strengthening regional customs union
06-11-2018 | 12:33:58
The President of the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Jean-Claude Kassi Brou has restated the commitment of the Commission to strengthening regional Customs union and an infrastructural upgrade that can sustain the renewed integration efforts within the community.
[Kenya] Safaricom takes MPESA globally with Western Union partnership
06-11-2018 | 11:17:00
Telecommunication company Safaricom has launched M-PESA Global a new and revolutionary service that opens up M-PESA to the world.
ECA launches first report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries
06-11-2018 | 11:08:16
The ECA Office for North Africa has launched the first Report on SDG implementation in Maghreb countries.
SADC receives letters of credence from European Union Ambassador to Botswana
06-11-2018 | 10:24:56
SADC Executive Secretary, Dr. Stergomena Lawrence Tax received letters of credence from H.E. Mr. Jan Sadek, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Delegation of the European Union to Botswana at the SADC Secretariat Head Office in Gaborone, Botswana.
Nestlé, Tembo Education bet on Whatsapp to drive nutritional awareness in East Africa
06-11-2018 | 08:52:49
Food and drink company Nestlé has partnered with early education social enterprise Tembo Education to deliver customized, nutrition-based curriculums to families across Kenya, through SMS and WhatsApp messages.
South Africa scraps short-term visa requirements for Kenyans
06-11-2018 | 06:36:00
Kenyans travelling to South Africa will now be issued with multiple entry visas valid for up to 10 years following South Africa’s decision to remove short term Visas requirements for Kenyans.
Cuban Chamber of Commerce willing to assist SA companies trade with their counterparts
06-11-2018 | 06:32:00
The Cuban Chamber of Commerce has expressed its willingness to assist South African companies and investors who are willing to trade and invest in different sectors of the economy.
[Kenya] DHL, MyDream Now partnership targets 700 students with skills and mentorship
06-11-2018 | 06:19:26
DHL Global Forwarding, the international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth from lower-income backgrounds.
[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.
World’s largest silk producer to set up base in Kenya
05-11-2018 | 13:11:05
The world’s largest producer of silk, Guangdong Silk-Tex Group, has announced its plans to set up shop in Kenya.
Solar mini grids re-energize rural Rwandan economy
05-11-2018 | 13:07:00
The number of enterprises have doubled in the village of Gitaraga, Rwanda, since MeshPower’s solar mini-grid was set up last May.
BBOXX, EDF and BEAM partner to expand energy access in Togo
05-11-2018 | 11:25:00
BEAM, the investment platform created by Bamboo Capital Partners has announced a partnership with BBOXX and EDF to bring greater access to clean, reliable and affordable energy in Togo, powering economic growth and transforming lives.
World Bank invests $35 million in Ghana government to improve public services delivery
05-11-2018 | 11:21:22
The World Bank has approved a $35 million International Development Association credit for the Ghana Public Sector Reform for Results Project to improve efficiency and accountability in the delivery of public services.
Kenya asks China to give preferential treatment for African goods
05-11-2018 | 09:09:43
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has asked China to give preferential treatment to goods from Africa as it continues opening up its vast market to the rest of the world.
Centurion Law acquires IMANI lawyers, launches an Africa flexible legal services model
05-11-2018 | 08:58:07
Centurion Law Group, a pan-African law conglomerate, now offers the cost savings and efficiency of flexible legal services through its acquisition of IMANI-African Lawyers On Demand.
AMPG eyes development of low cost housing in Nigeria
05-11-2018 | 07:05:00
International real estate investor and developer, Arthur Mackenzy Properties Group (AMPG), is eyeing development opportunities in Nigeria in association with local government bodies and businesses.
[Ghana] Kwame Nkrumah University, TUM partner on sustainable development goals
05-11-2018 | 06:58:25
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana will become partners in innovation and sustainable development.
[Malawi] MCC’s investment increases Nkula hydropower station output to 36 megawatts
05-11-2018 | 06:50:47
Millennium Challenge Corporation Vice President, General Counsel and Board Secretary Jeanne Hauch has marked the closeout of the MCC Malawi Compact at a ceremony to commemorate the official hand-over.
[Nigeria] NEoT invests in Saboni Gari Energy microutility project
05-11-2018 | 06:45:13
RensourceEnergy, a Lagos-based distributed energy services company has announced an investment of an undisclosed amount in its first microutility project Sabon Gari Energy by Paris-based NEoT Offgrid Africa.
Making money with cryptocurrencies - here's how, financial expert
05-11-2018 | 06:17:00
Cryptocurrency has become especially popular over the last few years, as this is one of the ways of additional, and for some people an even primary source of income.
Rwanda Government, Alibaba Group enter agreements to promote economic development
05-11-2018 | 04:50:00
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Alibaba Group Executive Chairman Jack Ma have witnessed the signing of three Memoranda of Understanding between the Rwandan Government and Alibaba establishing an lectronic world trade platform hub in Rwanda.
Sierra Leone launches $20 million project to support extractives sector governance
02-11-2018 | 12:54:47
The Government of Sierra Leone, in collaboration with the World Bank, has launched the second phase of the Extractive Industries Technical Assistance Project to support the artisanal mining sector in the country.
Afrilabs grows membership to 135 with entry of JokkoLabs
02-11-2018 | 10:57:25
AfriLabs, the pan-african network of 123 technology and innovation centers across 34 African countries has concluded a partnership with Jokkolabs.
50 Million African Women Speak project launched in DR Congo
02-11-2018 | 10:52:33
The Democratic Republic of Congo government has indicated its support for the 50 Million African Women Speak project which has now officially been launched in the country.
Seychelles launches world’s first sovereign blue bond
02-11-2018 | 08:43:00
The Republic of Seychelles has launched the world’s first sovereign blue bond—a pioneering financial instrument designed to support sustainable marine and fisheries projects.
[Ghana] Common Platform launched to assist taxman, NCA boost operations
02-11-2018 | 08:35:50
Global Voice Group (GVG) has announced the launch of a Common Platform (CP).
African Union, Transparency International renew partnership on fight against corruption
02-11-2018 | 06:55:28
The African Union Advisory Board on Corruption and Transparency International have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation commitment to the fight against corruption.
Etisalat Misr and MediaTek launch voice and video calling in Africa and Middle East
02-11-2018 | 06:44:42
Etisalat Misr and MediaTek have announced the commercial launch of next generation voice & video calling technologies - VoLTE & ViLTE - for the first time in the Middle East and Africa regions.
Nigeria losing $2 billion to trade misinvoicing, report
02-11-2018 | 06:35:37
Analysis of trade misinvoicing in Nigeria in 2014 shows that the potential loss of revenue to the government was approximately $2.2 billion for the year, according to a new study by Global Financial Integrity.
Greenlight Planet rolls out largest expansion in Rwanda
01-11-2018 | 13:54:25
Greenlight Planet, the global player in solar home energy products has completed a shipment of an order of 50,000 Sun King™ Home Systems for Ignite Rwanda project.
Malawi launches $465,000 leather and textile projects
01-11-2018 | 11:54:35
Malawi is the latest beneficiary of two regional integration projects expected to spur the leather and textile industry in the country. These are: a state of the art Leather Design Studio and a Garments and Textiles Incubation Center.
South Africa and Germany to deepen bilateral ties
01-11-2018 | 10:43:04
South Africa and Germany are poised to strengthen bilateral relations and to work together closely in pursuit of African development and global peace and security.
Rwanda Revenue Authority receives $1.5m from TMEA to upgrade Electronic Single Window
01-11-2018 | 10:12:50
Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) has signed a financing agreement worth $1.57 Million. This marks the start of the second phase of the Rwanda Electronic Single Window (RESW).