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[Nigeria] PAT Limited signs $20 million infrastructure deal with Watt Renewable Corp

03-07-2019 | 09:51:39
Nigerian firm Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited has signed a $20 million infrastructure investment deal with Canadian firm, Watt Renewable Corporation.

[Kenya] Taxify rebrands to Bolt

03-07-2019 | 08:32:50
Ride-hailing firm Taxify is changing its name to Bolt and introducing. The update according to the company brings the brand identity in line with the company’s broader vision of transportation.

Visa launches global competition to celebrate women entrepreneurs

03-07-2019 | 08:25:08
In celebration of International Women’s Day, Visa (NYSE: V) today reinforced its dedication to women empowerment with the launch of the first Visa Everywhere Initiative: Women’s Global Edition.

Gebeya to provide scholarships to women software developers in Ethiopia

03-07-2019 | 07:33:09
Gebeya, a Pan-African education technology and online job placement company together with IFC, through the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative, signed a $500,000 agreement to implement the Digital Gender-Ethiopia Program.

Creative and MTN partnership seeks to design and scale mobile solutions for Africa’s under-served populations

03-07-2019 | 06:12:00
Creative Associates International and multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN will collaborate to pilot and scale digital solutions to development challenges.

Paratus Africa boosts capacity between WACS and Lusaka

03-07-2019 | 05:42:00
Paratus Africa has announced that it has activated additional capacity between West Africa Undersea Cable System (WACS) and Lusaka, Zambia.

South Africa’s Internet access provider DFA launches its operations in Zimbabwe

03-07-2019 | 05:20:00
Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) has launched its operations in Zimbabwe as it looks to expand its business beyond South Africa and extend its existing 10 000km fibre network.

[Kenya] Public private partnerships hold key to faster economic growth, says Safaricom

03-07-2019 | 05:01:26
According Safaricom, the private sector should go beyond profit making, paying taxes and creating direct and indirect employment by also contributing to the social stability necessary for national development.

[Kenya] Funtrench partners with Blockchain Training Alliance to promote adoption of emerging technologies

03-07-2019 | 04:34:49
Funtrench, the first blockchain educational institution in Eastern Africa, has today announced a strategic partnership with US-based blockchain certification company, Blockchain Training Alliance (BTA).

[South Africa] Microsoft opens first data centres in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

03-06-2019 | 10:48:49
Microsoft has today announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

South African Airways Voyager and Uber partner on new payment option for members

03-06-2019 | 09:23:00
SAA Voyager has partnered with Uber to introduce a new payment option for Voyager members.

Bidco Africa moves operations to new tech platform to bolster efficiency

03-06-2019 | 09:21:03
Bidco Africa, with the support of its implementation partner, Seal Infotech, has completed the migration of its operations to SAP HANA.

[South Africa] Vodacom unveils policy to protect its employees from gender based violence

03-06-2019 | 06:36:20
Vodacom has stepped up its efforts to protect its employees from gender based violence by implementing a new global policy.

Innovation key to creating much-needed jobs in Africa, UNECA

03-06-2019 | 06:32:06
Africa has to innovate if the continent is to create sufficient decent jobs for its growing youthful population, Economic Commission for Africa’s (ECA) Executive Secretary, Vera Songwe has said.

[Kenya] Paxful announces integration onto digital asset trading platform BitMart

03-06-2019 | 05:57:11
Paxful, a peer-to-peer Bitcoin marketplace has announced an integration onto BitMart, a premier global digital asset trading platform in the cryptocurrency market.