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New project pursues climate innovations to boost Zimbabwe livestock production systems

08-08-2020 | 14:30:00
A new European Union-funded ‘Livestock Production Systems in Zimbabwe’ (LIPS-Zim) project is working to increase agricultural productivity in the country’s agro-ecological Zones.

Global cloud ERP market to reach $101.1 billion in 2025, report

08-08-2020 | 09:35:00
The global cloud ERP market is expected to grow from $45.3 billion in 2020 to $101.1 billion by 2025, at an annual compounded growth rate of 17.4 per cent during the forecast period.

Ethiopian Cargo partners with RTS on cargo revenue management and pricing solutions

08-08-2020 | 09:33:00
Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services, Africa’s largest cargo operator, has partnered with RTS on Cargo Revenue Management and Pricing Solutions.

Rob Shuter appointed CEO of BT Group’s Enterprise unit

08-08-2020 | 09:30:00
BT Group has announced the appointment of Rob Shuter as CEO of its Enterprise unit and as a member of BT’s Executive Committee.

Qatar Airways resumes more flights to Africa

08-08-2020 | 08:06:49
Qatar Airways has announced that it will resume services to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi, Kenya with 14 weekly flights and to Kigali International Airport Rwanda with three weekly flights.

Ugandan e-commerce platforms power recovery from COVID-19 crisis

08-08-2020 | 08:02:00
David Akanshumbusha sells groceries at a stall in Nakawa market on the outskirts of the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

ACI Worldwide drives payments transformation for South Africa’s Altech Card Solutions

08-07-2020 | 14:18:00
ACI Worldwide announced that Altech Card Solutions is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments to better serve its large multi-national retail customers in South Africa and across the African continent.

Volkswagen opens vehicle assembly facility in Ghana

08-07-2020 | 14:04:12
Volkswagen has extended its market in Sub-Saharan Africa with the official opening of a vehicle assembly facility in Accra, Ghana.

Andersen Global expands footprint in Burkina Faso

08-07-2020 | 14:00:41
Andersen Global has extended its West African expansion through a Collaboration Agreement with CFA Afrique, a tax and legal firm in Ouagadougou.

[South Africa] Eskom, SIU initiate steps to recoup funds from former executives

08-07-2020 | 13:55:00
Eskom and the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) issued summons in the North Gauteng High Court to recover funds from former Eskom executives, former Board members, members of the Gupta family and their associates, and others.

U.S. Treasury sanctions criminal network threatening stability, security of Libya

08-07-2020 | 10:25:00
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against a network of smugglers contributing to instability in Libya.

[Nigeria] NCC revises determination on USSD pricing, initiates fresh engagement with stakeholders

08-07-2020 | 09:50:00
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) in furtherance of its mandate to protect the interests of consumers and support a robust telecommunications sector, has revised its Determination on USSD pricing.

Germany to ramp up investment in African energy

08-07-2020 | 09:37:03
Panelists at the 'Germany-Africa Economic Relations: Making Deals Post COVID-19' webinar sought to mobilize German investment into the African energy sector.

[Nigeria] NCC says banks owe telcos over N17bn for USSD transactions

08-07-2020 | 08:07:29
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said that commercial banks in the country are owing telecommunications companies over N17 billion following the regulator’s suspension of its Determination on USSD pricing last year.

Afreximbank commits $400m to Mozambique’s LNG project

08-07-2020 | 07:44:00
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is supporting the advancement of Mozambique’s energy industry and economy by committing up to $400 million in guarantees and direct lending to the Area 1 LNG project.

[South Africa] Telkom launches life insurance business with Guardrisk

08-07-2020 | 06:59:00
Telkom South Africa recently launched Telkom Financial Services, which includes a life insurance business that will initially sell funeral insurance, written out of a Guardrisk Life cell captive.

[Ghana] Workonline selects PAIX data center to deploy first point of presence in West Africa

08-07-2020 | 06:44:00
Workonline Communications, a pan-African provider of IP transit, has selected PAIX’s carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre in Accra, Ghana to deploy its first point of presence (POP) in West Africa.

Liquid Telecom South Africa rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

08-07-2020 | 06:27:37
Liquid Telecom South Africa in 2018, had embarked on a journey to adapt its operating model as the company began the transition towards becoming Africa’s leading digital services provider.

Ecobank Group announces the 2020 Fintech challenge finalists

08-07-2020 | 06:19:00
Ecobank Group has announced the finalists from the 2020 Ecobank Fintech Challenge. The challenge, in its third edition, is designed to deepen collaboration between Ecobank and Fintechs with Africa focused products.

WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa

08-07-2020 | 06:12:12
The first members of a surge team of health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) arrived in Johannesburg, South Africa to bolster the country’s response to COVID-19.