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[South Africa] Air Liquide to acquire Sasol oxygen production site, reduce by 30% its CO2 emissions

08-03-2020 | 09:16:00
In line with its plan to reduce its emissions of CO2, Sasol has signed an exclusive negotiation agreement for Air Liquide to acquire the biggest oxygen production site in the world located in Secunda in South Africa.

COVID-19 raises urgency for structural reforms in South Africa, study

08-03-2020 | 08:59:00
South Africa responded swiftly to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the sharp drop in activity adds to long-standing challenges and raises the urgency for structural reforms, according to a new OECD report.

2X Challenge drives $4.5 billion to women in developing countries

08-03-2020 | 08:39:00
DFC and the members of the 2X Challenge have catalyzed more than $4.5 billion of investment in the world’s women, far surpassing the initiative’s initial goal of $3 billion by the end of 2020

COMESA COVID-19 food security response plan underway

08-03-2020 | 07:41:00
The COMESA Secretariat has developed a draft COVID-19 Regional Food and Nutrition Security Response Plan to improve agricultural productivity, enhance access to competitive markets and trade in agri-food commodities in the region.

Netcom strengthens market in Nigeria with IT infrastructure optimization services

08-03-2020 | 07:33:00
Lagos based Netcom Africa has solidified its footprint in Nigeria’s tech market with the deployment of IT Infrastructure Optimization services targeting corporate Nigerian corporate where high-end tech services are steadily on the rise.

We are not tired of NPP, NDC - Ghanaians declare in Ghana Election Poll

08-03-2020 | 07:25:00
More than half of Ghanaians of voting age surveyed in the Ghana Election Poll do not think the country is ready for another political party outside the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

[South Africa] Santam commits R1 billion in relief to contingent business interruption clients

07-31-2020 | 14:11:00
Santam will pay up to R1 billion in urgent relief to policyholders in the hospitality, leisure and non-essential retail services industries who have the Contingent Business Interruption (CBI) extension in their policy cover with the company.

Rwanda resumes commercial flights

07-31-2020 | 13:35:00
The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has announced that commercial flights will once again be welcomed back into the East African country from August 1, 2020.

Andersen Global expands into Benin

07-31-2020 | 13:30:00
Andersen Global has announced its entrance into Cotonou, Benin with the addition of collaborating firm Fiduciaire Conseil and Assistance (FCA), a full-service tax and legal firm founded 20 years ago.

GOIL, Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems launch gh-link card

07-31-2020 | 12:55:00
GOIL, in partnership with the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS), have launched the use of the gh-link card on GOIL’s Point of Sale (POS) devices across the country.

DBSA disburses R4.5 billion in loans to South African metros

07-31-2020 | 12:16:00
The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) announced the financing of a R3 billion loan to City of Johannesburg (COJ) and R1.5 billion to City of Tshwane (COT).

REDAVIA deploys first solar farm in Kenya at Menengai Farmers

07-31-2020 | 12:08:00
REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable, and clean solar power for businesses, has deployed its first solar farm in Kenya for Menengai Farmers Ltd tea farm in Tigoni.

[Rwanda] HAPSMobile and Ministry of ICT to review use of high altitude platform stations to provide mobile internet connectivity

07-31-2020 | 12:05:00
Rwanda Ministry of ICT and Innovation and HAPSMobile have signed an MOU to conduct a Joint Research Project on use of High Altitude Platform Stations (HAPS) to provide mobile Internet connectivity in Rwanda.

OPEC Fund approves $75m funding for developing countries

07-31-2020 | 11:44:00
The OPEC Fund approved $75 million to support socio economic development and COVID 19 recovery efforts in several developing countries.

CDC announces additional $75 million trade finance deal with Absa

07-31-2020 | 11:08:00
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor announced an additional $75 million commitment to its existing trade finance facility with Absa Bank.

Fugro starts shallow water phase for 2Africa fibre-optic subsea cable project

07-31-2020 | 10:54:08
Fugro has begun its shallow water campaign for the ''2Africa'' subsea fibre-optic cable project which, once installed, will connect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.

COMESA, EAC, SADC Ministers approve new harmonized trade, transport facilitation guidelines

07-31-2020 | 07:15:00
The Tripartite Council of Ministers of three regional economic communities in the eastern and southern Africa have approved new harmonized trade and transport facilitation guidelines.

Bolloré signs 4-year logistics contract with Assala Energy Gabon

07-31-2020 | 06:48:00
French logistics giant Bolloré Transport & Logistics has been awarded a four-year contract by Assala Energy to supply light transport vehicles for the company’s oil operations, expanding its footprint in Gabon.

[Nigeria] Tizeti upgrades core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps

07-31-2020 | 06:40:00
Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider has announced the successful upgrade of its core network infrastructure capacity to 100Gbps.

AGG project to ramp up genetic gains in maize for better livelihoods

07-31-2020 | 06:37:00
As plant pests and diseases continue to evolve a major priority for breeders and partners is developing better stress tolerant and higher yielding varieties faster and more cost effectively.