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DHL Express launches live chat to improve convenience and response times

11-19-2019 | 13:37:50
As part of DHL Express’ commitment to innovation, the company ha launched a unique Multi-Channel Tool (MCT) that allows customers to interact with DHL Express via live chat and specialised email services.

Ethiopia government and IFAD in a $451 million project to help families adapt to climate shocks

11-19-2019 | 13:35:23
Half a million of Ethiopia’s most vulnerable families are set to benefit from a new $451 million project to increase their resilience to climate shocks in the country’s poorest regions.

[South Africa] GCR publishes new appendix to criteria for rating financial services companies

11-19-2019 | 13:22:00
GCR Ratings (“GCR”) has published the Appendix to Criteria for Rating Financial Services Companies, Asset Management Issuer Credit Ratings, representing a new approach to the analysis of credit ratings for Asset Managers.

[Kenya] Safaricom harmonizes internet prices for businesses

11-19-2019 | 12:44:00
Safaricom has announced new internet packages which seek to provide uninterrupted, high speed connectivity for small to medium sized businesses at affordable costs.

IITA launches tissue culture laboratory in DR Congo

11-19-2019 | 12:42:00
IITA, Kalambo station, newly inaugurated as the President Olusegun Obasanjo Research Campus, has commissioned a new tissue culture laboratory.

Bourbon awarded new integrated logistics contract by Total, Namibia

11-19-2019 | 11:55:00
Bourbon Marine & Logistics announced that it has been awarded by Total E&P Namibia, an integrated logistics contract to support a deep offshore exploration campaign in South Namibia in 2020.

East African Community partner states validate draft fertilizer policy and bill

11-19-2019 | 10:39:00
The Director of Productive Sectors at the EAC Secretariat has underscored the need to put in place a policy instrument to trigger interventions responding to the needs of smallholder farmers in the region.

FSS and Oracle partner to transform digital payments in Africa

11-19-2019 | 10:35:00
FSS, one of India’s largest payments processor and a leading global provider of integrated payment products, and US-based Oracle Financial Services, will collaborate to enhance digital payments for banks.

Angola increases mills, boosts cultivation of wheat to promote self sufficiency

11-19-2019 | 10:31:56
Angola may, in the short and medium term, achieve self-sufficiency in the production of wheat flour, with the increase of the country's mills.

[Tanzania] Vodacom, Azumi, KaiOS and MediaTek forge partnership to launch Smart Kitochi

11-19-2019 | 09:55:00
KaiOS Technologies, maker of mobile operating system for smart feature phones, together with Vodacom, Azumi and MediaTek have announced a partnership in Tanzania, launching affordable smart feature phone, Smart Kitochi.

Companies worldwide struggle to manage and protect multi-cloud compute infrastructures, survey

11-19-2019 | 07:58:01
A majority of enterprises worldwide have adopted multi-cloud strategies to keep pace with the need for digital transformation but face challenges in managing the complexities of these new application.

Global blockchain spend in agriculture reaches $524 million

11-19-2019 | 07:54:25
Blockchain spend in agriculture industry across globe has increased at 129.3% during 2018 to reach $ 258 million according to a study by Research and Markets.

[South Africa] Uber launches Movement in Cape Town to address traffic congestion

11-19-2019 | 07:50:00
With the growing issues of transport congestion on South Africa's roads, especially in Cape Town, Uber has, as a solution, launched Uber Movement in Cape Town.

Sierra Leone, IFAD to strengthen partnerships, agricultural value chains and rural financing

11-19-2019 | 07:36:00
The Independent Office of Evaluation of IFAD and the Government of Sierra Leone will hold a workshop in Freetown to share the findings of the independent evaluation of IFAD’s country strategy and programme for Sierra Leone.

Etion on a trade mission to grow client network in Cote d’Ivoire

11-19-2019 | 07:18:00
Gauteng-based company, Etion Limited is aiming to grow its client network and sell high-tech digital solutions during the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM), currently taking place in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

Standard Bank confident about South Africa’s economic prospects as reforms take hold

11-19-2019 | 06:55:00
Standard Bank’s Corporate and Investment Banking Chief Executive, Kenny Fihla, has expressed optimism about South Africa’s long-term economic trajectory, driven by a reform agenda that casts the country on an accelerating growth path.

South African Airways reinstates flights to six destinations in Africa

11-19-2019 | 06:36:19
South African Airways (SAA) announces its intention to resume flights to six destinations on the African continent, namely Accra, Lagos, Lusaka, Maputo, Windhoek and Harare, with effect from Tuesday, 19 November 2019.

IFC to co-host Africa CEO Forum 2020, support Africa’s economic growth

11-19-2019 | 06:28:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it will co-host the AFRICA CEO FORUM 2020, the leading international conference dedicated to supporting private sector-led growth on the continent.

Côte d’Ivoire joins World Bank’s scaling solar program to develop clean energy

11-19-2019 | 06:19:00
The World Bank Group, through its Scaling Solar program, and the Government of Côte d’Ivoire have signed an agreement to help Côte d’Ivoire develop its supply of affordable, reliable clean energy.

Telecom Egypt achieves EGP19bn revenues in 9M 2019

11-18-2019 | 10:10:00
Telecom Egypt company achieved revenues of EGP19bn during the first nine months of this year, a growth of 10% over the same period last year, due to an increase in revenues from data services by 35%.