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Oradian and West African partner TAB Finance partner to boost financial inclusion

11-20-2018 | 14:37:00
TAB Finance, a new microfinance bank licensed by the Central Bank of the Republic of Guinea, has joined Oradian’s global community of financial institutions.

Transparency in military spending in Sub-Saharan Africa higher than expected - SIPRI report

11-20-2018 | 12:50:00
The level of transparency in military spending in sub-Saharan Africa is greater than previously thought, according to a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.

Protea Hotels to open its second hotel in Ghana

11-20-2018 | 12:43:00
Protea Hotels by Marriott, part of Marriott International, announced the signing of Protea Hotel by Marriott Accra, Kotoka Airport

ACP investment in Angola reaches $40 million in ten years

11-20-2018 | 12:00:00
Angola Capital Partner (ACP), which manages the investment funds of Norway, has invested $40 million in Angola provinces over the last 10 years.

NASCU and Mastercard announce landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion in Zambia

11-20-2018 | 11:19:00
NASCU and Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal financial products and services to undeserved members of cooperatives.

USADF partners with Nigeria to support local agribusiness

11-20-2018 | 10:53:00
The President & CEO of USADF and the Governor of Kebbi State, Nigeria signed a MOU announcing their intention to develop and expand local agricultural enterprises in the northern Nigerian state.

Power tariffs, Asian imports take a toll on East Africa cement market, report

11-20-2018 | 10:15:00
The East Africa cement market reached a volume of 14.4 Million tonnes in 2017.

[South Africa] Fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

11-20-2018 | 10:11:00
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company Humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store.

Competition, international connectivity power Kenya’s telecom industry

11-20-2018 | 10:10:00
The landing of four fibre-optic international submarine cables in recent years dramatically reduced the cost of phone calls and internet access.

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom wins AfricaCom award for Best Network Improvement

11-20-2018 | 10:08:00
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.

McKinsey shows Africa is world’s next big growth market

11-20-2018 | 10:02:00
A new book by McKinsey confirms that Africa is poised for economic acceleration, akin to the Asian boom.

Self-actualization through education in Rwanda - CHANCEN International makes it possible

11-20-2018 | 10:00:00
CHANCEN International invests in the education costs of students in Rwanda. They can concentrate on their education while our community helps them achieve their goals.

[South Africa] Government pulling out all stops to improve investment climate, Trade Minister

11-20-2018 | 09:42:15
The South African government is pulling out all the stops to improve the country’s investment climate with the aim of attracting more investments to achieve the target of $100 billion worth of investments.

[Ghana] Agric sector lending gets GHC400m boost

11-20-2018 | 09:39:00
The Ghanaian Government has set aside GH¢400 million, with an additional funding of $14.0 million from the Africa Development Bank, towards the establishment of the Ghana Incentive Base Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending next year.

Egypt, Eurasian Union to start negotiating free trade agreement

11-20-2018 | 09:29:00
Egypt and the Eurasian Economic Union have signed a framework document for negotiations on the free trade agreement between both sides

Mexico's investments in Egypt record $950m

11-20-2018 | 09:24:00
Mexican investments in Egypt hit $950 million, in the fields of contracting, machinery parts factories, automobiles, technology, cement, petroleum, and veterinary medical materials.

[South Africa] Public warned against fake website promising UIF benefits

11-20-2018 | 09:11:00
The South Africa Department of Labour is warning the public against a bogus website doing rounds on social media platforms promising the UIF benefits.

Egypt's textile exports hit $678m in 9-month period

11-20-2018 | 08:18:00
Egypt's textile exports increased during January-September, 2018 by 10% to reach $678 million compared to $614 million during the same period last year.

Total inaugurates Kaombo oil project In Angola

11-20-2018 | 08:05:00
The Angolan State Minister for Economic and Social Development, Manuel Nunes Junior and the Chairman and CEO of Total have inaugurated the Kaombo project.

[Morocco] Alstom welcomes high speed line with modern trains

11-20-2018 | 08:00:00
Alstom will be part of the inauguration of the Tangier-Casablanca high speed line with its very high-speed trains supplied and delivered to the Office National des Chemins de Fer Marocain (ONCF).