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Safaricom and Kenya Breweries introduce networked coolers across the country

11-22-2019 | 08:32:00
Safaricom has announced a partnership with Kenya Breweries Limited (KBL) to connect and enhance its coolers.

One Acre Fund and Western Seed Company target Rwanda farmers with locally produced hybrid maize

11-22-2019 | 08:30:00
2017, as Thomas Mbonihankuye remembers it, was “a very disorganised year.” His farming community, Rusizi in western Rwanda, along with others across the country, experienced a devastating harvest.

Intracom Telecom invests in Cameroon's network with wireless access technology

11-22-2019 | 06:38:00
Intracom Telecom has announced the award by Wiicom for the supply of a network comprising, WiBAS™ Point-to-MultiPoint (PtMP), OmniBAS™ (PtP), and uniMS™ network management for Cameroon customers.

HarvestPlus Uganda partners with BioInnovate to develop ICT platform for certifying sweet potato vines

11-22-2019 | 06:35:00
HarvestPlus Uganda has been collaborating with the BioInnovate Africa project and the Ministry of Agriculture,to develop an ICT platform for certifying vitamin A orange sweet potato vines.

E-commerce offers mixed fortunes for Nigeria, South Africa customers, report

11-22-2019 | 06:31:09
dLocal has partnered with Americas Market Intelligence (AMI) to research and outline local payments preferences of consumers in Nigeria, South Africa.

AfDB’s maize, rice and soybean project points Ghana farmers to more income

11-22-2019 | 06:27:35
Tahiru Ibrahim says he made his fortune off shea nut trees on his savannah land in Ghana’s northern region.

Remitly partners with Xpress Money to expand cross border transfer services in Africa and Asia

11-21-2019 | 13:12:00
Remitly, the online remittance service used by nearly two million people, and Xpress Money, a Finablr company, have come together to increase cross-border payout options for customers in Africa and Asia.

South Africa records increased nut production on rising global demand

11-21-2019 | 13:08:00
South Africa's diverse climatic conditions are suited to the production of most nuts, including groundnuts (peanuts) and tree nuts.

[Kenya] Equity’s growth in non-funded income well aligned to diversification strategy

11-21-2019 | 13:05:57
Equity bank grew its non-funded income portfolio which contributed 41% of the lender’s earnings. The non-funded revenue stream in Q3 2019, grew to Kshs 22.5 billion, registering a 14% during the same period last year.

[Tanzania] Stakeholders meet to discuss future of mobile money platforms in Africa

11-21-2019 | 12:26:02
Key representatives from over 8 countries in Africa gathered at a workshop organized by Vodacom to look into trends and developments shaping the mobile money industry in Africa.

Openet continues its global expansion with new offices in Canada and South Africa

11-21-2019 | 11:24:00
Openet, a leader in Digital BSS, announced that it has opened two new offices in Canada and South Africa, to better meet global demand for its innovative digital BSS portfolio.

[Kenya] ICT industry applauds data protections law but calls for fair taxation on digital economy

11-21-2019 | 10:33:07
The ICT fraternity has today thrown their support behind the recently signed into law data protection bill terming it a good regulation policy framework for the industry.

GreenTec Capital invests into Nigerian logistics and ride-matching app, Drivers NG

11-21-2019 | 10:32:00
GreenTec Capital announces an investment into Nigeria-based transportation and logistics app, Drivers NG, which provides on-demand drivers and mobility solutions for Nigeria and the African market.

Green Climate Fund, AfDB partner to increase renewable power in Zambia

11-21-2019 | 10:21:00
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) are working together to support a USD 154.0 million renewable energy financing framework in Zambia.

[South Africa] JSE expands dark functionality offering to include 'Iceberg orders'

11-21-2019 | 09:54:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has expanded its Dark Functionality offering with the introduction of 'Iceberg orders' which allows traders to display only small portions of their larger order trades, without disclosing their full order size.

[South Africa] Absa looks to promote intra-regional trade and investment through $250 million trade finance deal

11-21-2019 | 09:29:00
Absa and the AfDB have signed a US$ 250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) which, when fully utilised, is estimated to mobilise over US$ 2 billion worth of trade business over three years.

Vodacom Business extends pan-African network to the United States

11-21-2019 | 09:17:00
Vodacom Business announced that it is extending its pan-African network to Miami in the United States through the new undersea South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).

[Uganda] SEACOM partners with Raxio Data Centre to boost connectivity solutions

11-21-2019 | 09:15:00
SEACOM, has partnered with Raxio Data Centre Ltd, Uganda’s first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade data centre scheduled to launch in Q1 2020.

COMESA invests in cassava SMEs to boost the crop’s competitiveness

11-21-2019 | 09:07:21
COMESA is implementing a Cassava cluster programme to enhance competiveness of cassava SMEs through building their capacity for integration in intra and regional trade.

African Union Agriculture Ministers push for biofortification as a food-based nutrition strategy

11-21-2019 | 09:05:00
In a key step forward for biofortification in Africa, agriculture ministers of the 55-nation African Union (AU) have recommended to their heads of state to officially endorse this food-based nutrition strategy.