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World Bank approves $250m to boost long-term growth in Niger

08-07-2020 | 06:02:00
The World approved a total amount of $250 million in International Development Association (IDA) credit and grant to help Niger develop its human capital and to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19.

[Ethiopia] Bank of Abyssinia and visa launch e commerce acquiring business using cybersource payment technology

08-06-2020 | 15:13:00
Bank of Abyssinia, BoA, has become the First Bank in Ethiopia to implement Visa CyberSource payment gateway to drive e-commerce acquiring business.

First Distribution and Nology announce partnership with AudioCodes for Africa

08-06-2020 | 15:09:00
First Distribution and Nology, a specialist value-added distributor of converged IP product and solutions, have been announced as continent-wide AudioCodes distributors.

Climate financing by leading multilateral development banks tops $61.6 billion

08-06-2020 | 14:52:00
Climate financing by seven of the world’s largest multilateral development banks (MDBs) totaled $61.6 billion in 2019, of which $41.5 billion (67%) was in low- and middle-income economies.

Spacecom and Gilat Telecom join forces to improve satellite services in Africa

08-06-2020 | 11:40:01
Spacecom and Gilat Telecom have announced that they are co-operating to develop a faster, more reliable and more cost-effective satellite service for organisations of all sizes across Africa.

ASKY partners with Sabre to support growth across Africa through next-generation technologies

08-06-2020 | 11:36:00
West-African airline, ASKY, has signed a multi-year agreement with Sabre Corporation, enabling the carrier to move forward with innovative, next-generation technologies that will facilitate further expansion.

Huawei announces global rollout of new device gaming hub

08-06-2020 | 11:33:28
Huawei has announced the rollout of its official game service and distribution platform HUAWEI GameCenter in 33 countries and regions worldwide.

Central African Republic receives food assistance from WFP

08-06-2020 | 11:23:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed the first ever delivery of food assistance to the landlocked Central African Republic using barges along the Ubangui River from neighboring Republic of Congo.

African Union Audit Recommendations Tracking System goes digital

08-06-2020 | 11:12:04
The African Union is launching its Audit Recommendations Tracking System (ARTS) digital platform to fast-track implementation of all audit recommendations.

High Court rules in favour of government to localise production of industrial components in South Africa

08-06-2020 | 10:56:35
The Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of Government in a matter involving procurement conditions applicable to electrical transformers, a judgement that will boost efforts to localise production of key industrial components in South Africa.

USTDA supports enhanced energy access in Nigeria

08-06-2020 | 08:22:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Abuja-based Konexa for a feasibility study that will evaluate Nigeria’s access to reliable, privately generated renewable electricity.

Eutelsat 8 West B selected by Strong Roots for new DTH platform in Ethiopia and the Middle East

08-06-2020 | 08:08:00
Eutelsat Communications and Strong Roots Ethiopia Broadcasting Service PLC have concluded a Master Service Agreement for a Ku capacity on a 36 MHz transponder on Eutelsat’s EUTELSAT 8 West B satellite.

WFP launches nutrition programme in Khartoum, Sudan

08-06-2020 | 06:26:00
The World Food Programme (WFP) has launched its nutrition support programme for the first time in Khartoum for 175,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under five, in collaboration with the Khartoum State Ministry of Health.

EIB, Afreximbank direct €300m of support to African COVID response

08-06-2020 | 06:10:00
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Afreximbank are directing €300m of financing to support the resilience and recovery of African nations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

TNM launches the first KaiOS-enabled phone in Malawi

08-06-2020 | 06:04:00
Integrated mobile network and ICT services provider TNM Plc, has partnered with KaiOS Technologies to launch the most affordable 4G KaiOS-enabled smart feature phone in Malawi.

PayU and Feedzai expand risk management partnership across EMEA and LATAM markets

08-06-2020 | 06:01:00
PayU and Feedzai have announced a partnership expansion that will enable PayU to augment its fraud prevention capabilities in Latin America in addition to the EMEA region.

MTN unveils African API marketplace to unlock the continent’s fast-growing API industry

08-06-2020 | 05:57:00
MTN is extending its digital strategy with the launch of a new pan-African API marketplace called Chenosis.

African Infrastructure Investment Managers appoints new joint-MDs

08-06-2020 | 05:54:28
African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments and Africa’s most experienced infrastructure manager, has appointed two joint-managing directors.

Subseatec secures subsea contracts in Africa and Asia

08-05-2020 | 14:44:54
Norskeide Subseatec, a subsidiary of Scana ASA has been awarded a contract to supply subsea equipment for field development in Africa and Southeast Asia.

Safaricom, Samsung extend communication support to frontline health workers in Kenya

08-05-2020 | 14:09:00
Over 5,500 frontline healthcare workers in Kenya will continue receiving monthly communication bundles following Safaricom’s move to extend the communication support that was provided for three months from April 2020.