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MTN South Africa selects Ericsson for commercial 5G Core and Radio

11-21-2019 | 09:04:00
Ericsson has been selected by MTN South Africa as a 5G network modernization vendor, where it will supply 5G products and solutions from its Radio Access Network (RAN), transport and Core portfolios.

[South Africa] Renergen to list on A2X

11-21-2019 | 09:02:39
Emerging helium and domestic natural gas producer Renergen Limited, has been approved for a secondary listing on A2X Markets in South Africa.

[Nigeria] NNPC Medical set to go public with commercial services

11-21-2019 | 08:54:02
The medical arm of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, the NNPC Medical Services, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art diagnostics laboratory.

Scientists uncover origins of world’s deadliest strain of cereal rust disease threatening global food security

11-21-2019 | 07:53:00
Researchers from Australia's national science agency, CSIRO, together with partners in the US and South Africa have solved a 20-year-old mystery by establishing the origin of a deadly wheat pathogen which threatens global food security.

Eutelsat announces satellite broadcast partnership with Orao Telecom Congo

11-21-2019 | 07:32:00
Eutelsat Communications has announced a multiyear contract signature with Orao Telecom Congo for video capacity aboard one of its satellites

Messaging solution provider Anam Technologies sets up its Africa headquarters in Kenya.

11-21-2019 | 07:28:32
On the back of significant contract wins in Africa over the past 12 months, Anam Technologies Limited has opened its Anam Africa Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Global treaty critical for saving disappearing plants amid climate change, FAO

11-21-2019 | 07:27:00
As a public good that benefits the global community, crop diversity must remain a legacy for generations to come, FAO's Deputy Director-General for Climate and Natural Resources, Maria Helena Semedo has said.

[Ghana] Yinson raises USD800m through refinancing deal for FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor

11-21-2019 | 07:26:00
Yinson has sealed a USD800 million refinancing agreement with 13 local and global banks to refinance FPSO John Agyekum Kufuor, Yinson’s vessel which is currently operating in OCTP Block, offshore Ghana.

[South Africa] Accenture and CodeX co-develop skills development programme to prepare youth for 4IR economy

11-21-2019 | 07:24:00
Accenture and CodeX are co-developing a skills development programme to equip South African youth with the skills required to participate in the Fourth Industrial Revolution economy.

South African Airways reinstates flights to Cape Town, Durban and Victoria Falls

11-21-2019 | 07:07:00
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume selected flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Durban and Victoria Falls, with effect from Thursday, 21 November 2019.

[South Africa] eCommerce platform ohbaby turns to Picup for deliveries

11-21-2019 | 06:28:00
Ecommerce platform for moms and babies ohbaby has started using Picup’s software to manage its deliveries around Cape Town and Gauteng,

[Kenya] Banks feted for excellence in embedding sustainable finance initiatives

11-20-2019 | 15:23:00
Cooperative Bank was once again announced as this year's overall winner of the Sustainable Finance Initiative Catalyst Awards for financial service providers.

[South Africa] Santam launches first short-term insurance barometer study

11-20-2019 | 15:12:00
A study by Santam has revealed the majority of corporates and consumers polled in a landmark survey on insurance trends see the challenging economy as the biggest risk in South Africa over the next two years.

[South Africa] Travelstart launches online bus booking platform

11-20-2019 | 13:37:00
Travelstart has launched a new online bus booking platform. The platform, available at bus.travelstart.co.za, will help customers save time and money by comparing bus tickets from competing companies.

Africa Finance Corporation expands into Asia with a $140 million Kimchi term loan facility

11-20-2019 | 13:34:00
Africa Finance Corporation the investment-grade infrastructure solutions provider, has announces the closing of its inaugural $140 million Kimchi Term Loan Facility.

ICRISAT researchers develop breeding protocol that creates new varieties of chickpea in half-time

11-20-2019 | 13:32:00
ICRISAT’s chickpea researchers have developed a breeding protocol that holds the potential to create new varieties of chickpea in half-time.

High-tech rock drills to boost South African mining industry

11-20-2019 | 11:58:00
The Mandela Mining Precinct unveiled two new rock drill prototypes developed by local innovators to enhance drilling operations, in a significant move to advance the mining sector in the country.

[South Africa] Burgeoning Moringa industry could become bigger than Cocoa, stakeholders

11-20-2019 | 11:39:00
Moringa stakeholders believe that the industry has the potential to surpass the cocoa industry, as cocoa is used mainly in chocolate and coffee, while the Moringa plant is regarded as super food with many uses.

Growing food demand, weather changes drive global herbicide market, report

11-20-2019 | 10:44:51
The global herbicide market is expected to register a growth of 2.16 percent between 2019 and 2024 according to a new report by Research and Markets.

Air Senegal to grow its fleet with eight Airbus A220s

11-20-2019 | 10:36:00
Air Senegal, the new national carrier of Senegal, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for eight A220-300 aircraft.