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United Nations and World Bank Group call for sustained funding to relieve suffering in Somalia

09-13-2019 | 11:13:14
Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock has called for sustained funding to protect recent gains made in beating back hunger in Somalia.

Cisco invests $10 million to boost South Africa’s digital agenda

09-13-2019 | 08:34:00
South Africa's Minister of the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies and Sub-Saharan Africa Cisco General Manager have signed an agreement outlining key areas of cooperation for South Africa's digital future.

KDV grows African footprint with entry into Kenyan market as Monument Distillers

09-13-2019 | 08:31:00
Premium drinks business Kensington Distillers and Vintners (KDV) London, has extended its African footprint by entering the Kenyan market as Monument Distillers Kenya.

Global efforts needed to spread digital economy benefits, UN report

09-13-2019 | 06:19:51
Concerted global efforts are required to spread the rapidly expanding digital economy’s gains to the many people who currently reap little benefit from it, says a new United Nations report.

V-Nova partners with Simplestream for new Pan-African streaming service

09-13-2019 | 06:16:00
V-Nova, a provider of video compression technologies, has announced a new streaming service, MVMO, due to launch in Africa in late 2019.

[Kenya] Standard Chartered Bank launches programme to fund women in tech

09-13-2019 | 06:10:00
The search for Women in Technology is Back. The call for application for the Standard Chartered Women In Tech Incubator cohort lll is now open for Women led small and medium business leveraging in technology.

Egypt signs agreement with China to export dates

09-13-2019 | 06:06:00
Egypt and China have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on exporting fresh Egyptian dates to China.

South Africa concurs with the new UK agreement in the event of no deal Brexit

09-12-2019 | 13:35:00
South Africa, along with five other countries in the Southern African region have concluded a new trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.

Cisco appoints Garsen Naidu country manager for South Africa

09-12-2019 | 13:35:00
Technology company Cisco has appointed Garsen Naidu as country manager for South Africa.

Hyundai ventures into Somaliland

09-12-2019 | 13:30:46
South Korean car manufacturer Hyundai is the latest multinational company to venture into the Horn of Africa via Somaliland.

[South Africa] Kukula.com implements Sabre’s cloud based solution to improve airport experience for customers

09-12-2019 | 13:24:33
As an airline at the forefront of innovation, South African carrier kulula.com is reinventing the airport experience for its customers, with the implementation of Sabre’s new Digital Workspace solution.

[Kenya] Standard Chartered roots for sustainable finance at Nairobi Summit

09-12-2019 | 13:08:00
Leading financial and environmental institutions, United Nations, Multinationals and sustainability campaigners are gathering in Nairobi today to hold the inaugural Africa Summit to accelerate green and sustainable finance.

Johnson and Johnson, Amref Health Africa launch the Oncology Nursing Training Initiative in Kenya

09-12-2019 | 13:04:00
The ongoing efforts to promote excellence in oncology nursing and quality cancer care in the country have received a boost following the launch of Oncology Nursing Training Initiative.

Angola to reform business climate to boost investment in agribusiness

09-12-2019 | 10:59:00
Angola's Ministry of Trade, Ministry of Economy and Planning, together with the UNCTAD discussed reforms to boost FDI for economic diversification, during the presentation of the Investment Policy Review (IPR) in Angola.

United Arab Emirates, FAO partner to boost resilience in Liberia

09-12-2019 | 09:53:00
The United Arab Emirates has partnered with FAO to provide $4 million in funding to foster rural development in Liberia.

Clinton Foundation, AIF extend partnership to reduce hunger, support livelihoods in Malawi and Rwanda

09-12-2019 | 08:58:00
The Clinton Foundation announced an expansion of its partnership with AIF to help source soybeans from farmers in Malawi that supports farmers’ livelihoods, strengthens local agricultural economies, and makes progress toward Zero Hunger.

[South Africa] SilverBridge bets on cloud to bolster insurance uptake and experience

09-12-2019 | 08:49:00
With more than two decades’ experience in the insurance market, SilverBridge has continually evolved to deliver on market requirements.

Egypt, China mull new investment in manufacture of electric cars

09-12-2019 | 08:43:00
Egypt Public Businesses Minister Hisham Tawfiq has held discussions with Chinese Minister Miao Wei on cooperation in manufacturing electric cars through developing El Nasr Automotive company and the Engineering Company for Car Industry.

AfDB, UN Nutrition Network partner to lead nutrition commitments in Zambia

09-12-2019 | 08:31:00
The African Development Bank (AfDB) country office in Zambia and the UN Nutrition Network have agreed to lead multi-agency commitments aimed at effective implementation of the country’s national food and nutrition agenda.

UK agrees to trade continuity with six African nations

09-12-2019 | 07:58:42
The UK has initialled an Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (SACU+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.