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COMESA can earn $17.5 billion by implementing e-trade measures, study

08-10-2018 | 06:24:17
The COMESA region would annually gain $17.5 billion in intra-COMESA exports if all the member States fully implemented the digital trade facilitation reforms that involves the use of paperless trade facilitation measures.

Zambia announces plans to build a blockchain land titling program

08-09-2018 | 13:27:01
American internet retailer Overstock has announced that it has partnered with Zambia’s lands ministry to build a blockchain land titling program. The program will be built by Overstock’s blockchain-property rights subsidiary, Medici Land Governance.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Establishes US$10 Million Africa Entrepreneur Prize

08-09-2018 | 12:48:00
Alibaba Group founder and Executive Chairman Jack Ma has launched a $10 million ‘Netpreneur’ Prize for African entrepreneurs. The money will be donated through his Jack Ma Foundation to support entrepreneurs working to address Africa’s most important challenges.

Airtel Kenya reduces its calling rates by 50 per cent across networks

08-09-2018 | 12:17:00
Airtel Kenya has reduced its on-net and off-net calls charges by 50 percent as it seeks to sign up up more subscribers.

 [Africa Tech Week] African Startups shortlisted for major awards

08-09-2018 | 10:09:00
This has been perhaps one of the busiest weeks for African startups seeking funding to improve the operations or products.

Nigerian brings classic social media App into the digital age

08-09-2018 | 09:55:00
A Nigerian has harnessed the power of apps to bring Nigerians a social media app with a twist.The app is Worldjunction for iPhone and the developer company is Worldjunction LLC from Nigeria.

Safaricom Foundation and Generation Kenya partner in youth empowerment

08-09-2018 | 07:20:11
Safaricom Foundation’s Wezesha programme has partnered with Generation Kenya to equip unemployed youth aged 18-35 with the knowledge, skills and tools required to succeed in a job.

Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 finalists named.

08-08-2018 | 12:43:00
Ecobank has announced the eleven startups shortlisted for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge.

DPO Group names Lourens Brink as new Chief Financial Officer

08-08-2018 | 09:38:40
Kenyan based payment service provider DPO Group has announced the appointment of Lourens Brink as the Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective August 1, 2018.

[Cameroon] Bolloré Transport inks deal with Jumia to boost e-commerce

08-08-2018 | 08:58:34
Bolloré Transport & Logistics has signed an agreement with Jumia, a company specialising in e-commerce, and the Cameroon Customs to facilitate e-commerce in Cameroon and contribute to its development.

2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion finalists

08-08-2018 | 08:52:00
Four Kenyan Startups are among the 10 African startups selected as finalists for the 2018 Zambezi Prize for innovation in Financial Inclusion.

African countries improve in Infrastructure and Economic Stability

08-08-2018 | 07:32:00
African countries have showed strong improvements in Infrastructure and Economic Stability over the last decade.

[South Africa] Altron unveils new brand that redefines doing business

08-08-2018 | 06:40:13
Johannesburg Stock Exchange- listed Altron has unveiled a new brand which ushers in a significant shift ensuring that the company goes to market under a single identity.

Relational introduces new recovery software for Kenyan banks

08-08-2018 | 06:07:00
Greek financial solutions software firm Relational has launched a new recovery software solution targeted at Kenya’s banking industry.

United Bank for Africa's Leo launched on WhatsApp

08-07-2018 | 15:34:00
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa (UBA) who recently clinched the Euromoney awards as the Best Digital Bank in Africa, is once again asserting itself as a pace setter, moving in leaps and bounds in unchartered territory.