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Facebook launches programme to equip Kenya SMEs with digital skills

09-20-2019 | 13:11:00
Facebook has announced the launch of – Boost with Facebook – a program that aims to train and equip SMEs in Kenya with digital tools and technologies to help grow their business.

Philips partners with PURE to provide diagnostic ultrasound training to health workers in Rwanda

09-20-2019 | 13:06:00
Royal Philips and PURE have highlighted a unique tele-ultrasound mentorship program to provide much needed diagnostic ultrasound training to health workers in Rwanda.

West African Health Organization bets on tech to tame cross-border outbreaks of Ebola, Yellow Fever

09-20-2019 | 11:05:00
The 15 member states of the West African Health Organisation (WAHO), Nigeria among them, are leveraging technology that will help them prevent cross-border outbreaks of epidemics.

Fenix Mozambique inaugurates Nampula branch in collaboration with FUNAE and DStv

09-20-2019 | 11:00:00
ENGIE Fenix Moçambique Lda have inaugurated their Nampula branch in collaboration with the rural electrification body FUNAE and market-leading satellite and digital television provider DStv.

World’s first digital state launched to offer voice to millions of young people, including African youth

09-20-2019 | 08:40:32
An ambitious new non-political, non-religious digital “state” that aims to empower the global youth community to act on the world’s most pressing issues will launch at the Nobel Peace World Summit.

[Kenya] KCB appoints Paul Russo as National Bank of Kenya MD

09-20-2019 | 08:38:19
KCB Group has appointed Paul Russo as the Managing Director of National Bank of Kenya (NBK, following an approval by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK).

Air Seychelles steps up efforts to reduce carbon footprint

09-20-2019 | 06:46:00
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, has announced that the airline is moving forward with its corporate social responsibility programme to reduce carbon emissions.

Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE partner for a new submarine cable to connect Europe to Asia via East Africa by 2021

09-20-2019 | 06:43:41
During the Submarine Networks World international fair currently being held in Singapore, Orange, PCCW Global and PEACE officially signed their agreement to deploy the new submarine cable- PEACE Med.

UNIDO launches $9 million project to improve artisanal gold supply chain in Burkina Faso

09-20-2019 | 06:41:00
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) will implement a project to eliminate mercury and improve the gold supply chain in the artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) sector in Burkina Faso.

NCC upbeat on cybersecurity campaign as Nigeria's Internet users hit 122.6 million

09-20-2019 | 06:38:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has remained upbeat in its commitment to sensitize telecom consumers across the country on the dangers of cybercrime.

[DR Congo] Go.Data mobile app boosts data collection in fight against Ebola

09-19-2019 | 12:41:46
Go.Data is a major innovation in outbreak investigation tools for field data collection.

[South Africa] Seacom boosts internet connectivity in Bloemfontein with launch of PoP node

09-19-2019 | 12:38:00
Seacom has launched a point of presence (PoP) in Bloemfontein, enabling delivery of a wider range of Seacom Business connectivity products to companies in South Africa's sixth-largest city.

[Nigeria] U.S. Consulate launches academy for women entrepreneurs

09-19-2019 | 12:36:00
United States Consulate General in Lagos has launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a State Department-led initiative that supports women entrepreneurs around the world.

SAP Africa Code Week enhances digital skills training capacity in Kenya

09-19-2019 | 11:23:19
More than 1100 Kenyan teachers have completed their digital skills training ahead of this year's Africa Code Week (ACW), which will take place across the continent in October.

European Commission announces €34 million humanitarian funding in African Great Lakes region

09-19-2019 | 07:37:43
The European Commission has announced €34.275 million in humanitarian funding to help the most vulnerable people in the Great Lakes region in Africa.

USTDA advances procurement training for Kenyan leaders

09-19-2019 | 07:17:05
This week, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed a delegation of 14 senior Kenyan government officials to share best practices on innovative, value-based tools that promote fair, transparent public procurement.

Ghana Cocoa Board seals deal on USD1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement

09-19-2019 | 06:49:17
The Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has completed a USD 1.3 billion cocoa syndicated loan agreement for the purchase of cocoa beans from local farmers during the 2019/2020 crop season.

East Africa households using solar power have a higher quality of life, GOGLA report

09-19-2019 | 06:42:12
Households using small scale-solar power in East Africa have been found to generate more income, have better health, study more and have a higher quality of life.

[Kenya] Equity Bank’s EazzyBiz platform records 79 per cent growth boosted by uptake from SMEs, corporates

09-19-2019 | 06:37:30
The number of transactions conducted through EazzyBiz platform grew by 79 percent from 800,000 to 1.4 million during the first six months of the year, backed by continued uptake by Corporates and SMEs.

Angola’s taxman launches modern information center to bolster revenue collection

09-19-2019 | 06:32:49
The General Tax Administration (AGT) has as of today a Contact Center and a Tax Information Center (BI Showroom) to serve citizens and businesses.