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World Bank approves $40m to support SME investments, economic diversification in Sierra Leone

07-31-2020 | 06:34:00
The World Bank approved a $40 million grant from the International Development Association (IDA) to support investment and growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in non-mining productive sectors.

[Kenya] Michael Joseph appointed Safaricom Chairman

07-31-2020 | 06:27:00
Safaricom board has appointed Michael Joseph as the next Chairman of Safaricom’s Board of Directors following the retirement of current chairman Mr. Nicholas Nganga after serving for 16 years on the Board.

WFP urgently seeks international support to prevent millions of Zimbabweans plunging deeper into hunger

07-31-2020 | 06:12:00
With COVID-19 aggravating an already severe hunger crisis in Zimbabwe, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) appealed for an additional $250 million to support a rapidly expanding emergency operation for millions at risk.

West and East Africa entrepreneurs shine at the Africa and Asia nutrition competition

07-30-2020 | 16:30:00
Entrepreneurs from Nigeria and Tanzania running innovative businesses to address malnutrition emerged winners in this year’s SUN Pitch Competition organised by the SUN Business Network.

Orange, Google Cloud partner in data, AI and edge computing services

07-30-2020 | 13:10:00
Orange and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the transformation of Orange’s IT infrastructure and the development of future cloud services, in particular edge computing.

Total Gabon divests its portfolio of mature non-operated offshore assets

07-30-2020 | 12:41:00
Total announced that its 58% owned affiliate Total Gabon has signed an agreement with Perenco to divest its interests in seven mature non-operated offshore fields, along with its interests and operatorship in the Cap Lopez oil terminal.

NITDA Adopts Nigerian farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme

07-30-2020 | 10:15:15
The National Information Technology Agency (NITDA) has adopted 130 farmers into the National Adopted Village for Smart Agriculture programme to provide Nigerian farmers with means to showcase their farm produce in the digital world market.

Mastercard develops global sustainable card programme to address consumers’ concerns

07-30-2020 | 09:14:49
More than three quarters of people say they are “very concerned” about the environment and feel companies should be doing more to address their impact on the planet.

Scientists collaborate to save East Africa’s potatoes from a new pest threat

07-30-2020 | 09:00:00
Scientists have been at the forefront of efforts to address a new emerging pest threat to the production of potato in the East Africa region.

[Nigeria] Polaris Bank, Facebook partner to build capacity for SMEs

07-30-2020 | 07:58:00
Polaris Bank has partnered with Facebook to provide free digital marketing training to SMEs in Nigeria.

[South Africa] Eskom wins tariffs hike case, allowed to recover R69bn equity injections

07-30-2020 | 07:37:00
The High Court delivered the Judgement on the Eskom Board review of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (NERSA’s) decision on the Multi-Year Price Determination (MYPD), which requires Eskom to recover the R69bn.

African Energy Chamber appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard to its Advisory Board

07-30-2020 | 07:07:00
APO Group, the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy confirms that its Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the African Energy Chamber.

[Ghana] Clydestone partners with Thales to offer TheOne authentication as a service platform

07-30-2020 | 06:47:33
Clydestone Ghana, a leading payments system and fintech solutions provider has partnered with Thales, a global leader in digital identities and security to provide TheOne authentication as a service platform.

[South Africa] Mickey Mashale appointed Nexio CEO

07-30-2020 | 06:25:00
South Africa's digital system aggregator and solution provider Nexio has appointed Mickey Mashale as the company's chief executive officer (CEO) with effect from 1 August 2020.

Local content powers Africa gaming market, research

07-30-2020 | 06:23:00
The African gaming industry is expected to register a compounded annual growth of 12 per cent between 2020 and 2025 according to a study by Research and Markets.

South African Social Development Department adopts OpenText solution to boost service delivery

07-30-2020 | 06:10:00
OpenText has announced the Department of Social Development of South Africa has deployed OpenText Documentum xCP, a case management framework to digitize its social assistance appeals process.

Lumos secures FMO funding to power clean energy revolution in West Africa

07-29-2020 | 14:53:53
Lumos has received new funding from Dutch entrepreneurial development bank, FMO, to expand its existing market for reliable, accessible and clean solar power in Côte d’Ivoire.

[Côte d'Ivoire] Godiva partners with Earthworm Foundation to promote sustainable change in the cocoa sector

07-29-2020 | 14:49:13
Godiva, a global company inn premium chocolate, has partnered with the Earthworm Foundation to make sustainable improvements to the cocoa supply chain beginning in Côte d'Ivoire.

Paxful accelerates bitcoin entrepreneur development education in Southern Africa

07-29-2020 | 14:44:00
To help aid entrepreneurship and job-creation opportunities peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, Paxful is offering free virtual entrepreneur education workshops and courses to the public, in Southern Africa.

MultiChoice, Walt Disney Africa partner to add ESPN to DStv Sports offering

07-29-2020 | 14:25:00
MultiChoice and The Walt Disney Africa announced they have partnered to add two 24-hour ESPN channels, available to DStv customers from 29 July 2020.