Year 5 | Edition 20 | 30 August 2018
 
[Kenya] Azuri and Unilever to connect off-grid homes to solar power
Azuri Technologies, a provider of pay-as-you-go solar home systems and Unilever Kenya, a player in consumer goods in Africa, have announced a partnership to bring solar home solutions to millions more off-grid homes across Kenya...


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[Africa Tech Week] Technology addressing Africa’s crucial challenges

Technology has been used to address some of Africa’s most pressing challenges. From internet access, infrastructure, drought and much more. Leading technology companies are using their resources and technologies to help marginalized communities in the continent overcome poverty, injustice and even discrimination. This is something we will still be seeing in the coming years...




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[Nigeria] Azimo partners with Interswitch for cross-border payments
European digital money transfer Azimo has announced a partnership with African payments firm Interswitch Group. The deal will enable money transfers from 23 countries in Europe to any customer in Nigeria – Azimo’s biggest market...


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Vodacom launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service

Vodacom Group has announced that it has created Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho using 3.5GHz spectrum to initially deliver Fixed...



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[Interview] Priscilla Muhiu, Head of Marketing, Sendy, Kenya
Priscilla Muhiu is the Head of Marketing at Sendy, a mobile-based logistics firm that connects customers with drivers to help deliver goods from one place to another.

Would you please introduce your company?

Sendy was launched in Kenya in 2014 with the mission is to build partnerships that unlock new possibilities for businesses and individuals. The Kenya-based company is a delivery platform that connects businesses and individuals with drivers of all vehicle types making deliveries simple and transparent using a cutting-edge, user-focused technology platform...


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AfDB and FAO target agriculture investments to create wealth in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB) and FAO have agreed to boost joint efforts aimed at catalysing agriculture sector investments in Africa to end hunger and...



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SDX Energy conducts successful gas test at South Egypt well

North Africa focused oil and gas company SDX Energy Inc. has announced a successful production test at its SD-3X appraisal well at South Disouq, Egypt...



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[Column] Sachen Gudka: Our economy cannot withstand delayed payments

Money is the bloodline of any economy, and for businesses to thrive, its steady flow and circulation are critical. Cash is king.

However, when this is not the case, the resulting effect is devastating for the entire business ecosystem due to its adverse impact on profitability, productivity and trust. Supply chains cannot be sustained and value chains are decimated...


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Angola signs $500 million agreement with Germany's Commerzbank

Angola has signed a framework agreement amounting to $500 million with and the German Commerzbank...



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[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Why TVET is central to economic development

The economic well being of any nation rests on the country’s ability the create sustainable jobs for all.

The manufacturing sector in any country is the key driver of multiplier jobs created through value addition, which has extensive backward and forward linkages in comparison to other sectors of the economy, in turn, raises the economic empowerment for all citizens...


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[Kenya] Horticulture project benefits over 1,000 women led households

Kenya has one of the most dynamic and innovative economies in sub-Saharan Africa. A decade after going through a food crisis and in the...



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Using tomorrow’s tools to solve today’s security problems

Organisations that do not have a clear longer-term security roadmap in place are putting themselves at risk of being compromised...



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[South Africa] Today’s Destiny Traders eyes Mozambique energy market

The Managing Director of Today’s Destiny Traders, Mr Peter Madlala says the research that he has conducted as part of preparation for his trip to Mozambique to...



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[Nigeria] Why multinationals, IOCs defy listing on NSE

Efforts by the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), to woo multinational companies in the telecoms, and oil and gas sectors to list on the nation’s bourse may continue to...



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Built Custom Burgers expands Into West African market

Built  Custom Burgers® has grown its African footprint with the opening of its first BUILT® restaurant in Accra, Ghana located at A&C Shell filling station...



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UN Habitat to develop Ras El Hekma waterfront city in Egypt

UN-Habitat, General Organization for Physical Planning and New Urban Communities and UN-Habitat have signed the contribution agreement and announced the...



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[South Africa] Absa CIB advises YeboYethu on Vodacom BEE deal

Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) has been part of the recently announced Vodacom YeboYethu BEE deal in which it acted as the sole financial advisor...



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Kenya, US sign investment deals worth $238 million

Angola, Germany sign transport agreement

[Botswana] China writes off loans

Nigeria’s GDP slowed in 2018 second quarter

[Mozambique] USTDA awards solar contract to WHN Solar


 

US, Ghana explore cyber security partnership

ActiveAllocator deploys asset allocation platform for South Africa

HFC calls on local developers to partner for its HF Whizz app

Ghanaian Government launches ICT Innovation Project

Threadsol to unveil new solutions for Kenyan apparel manufacturers


 

[Kenya] FCM Travel expands technology partnership with Travelport

30 Startups finalists shortlisted for DEMO Africa 2018

Google Search now gives Swahili users more detailed results

Kenya’s DCI says efforts to fight SIM swap fraud on course

[Ethiopia] Dashen Bank and WorldRemit in digital money transfers deal


 

[South Africa] Mastercard uses Samsung Pay to promote digital payments

South African Airways launches employee app to enhance communication

Safaricom’s Digifarm yields Gold at the 2018 Loeries awards.

Tidal, MTN unveil music and video streaming service in Uganda

Samsung launches Samsung Pay in South Africa

 
 
AfricaCom 2018: Cape Town | 13-15 November | Attend for Free
Africa’s largest tech, media and telecoms festival returns to Cape Town’s CTICC between the 13-15 November 2018, and you can take your place amongst the world’s leading innovators elevating African ICT and the continent’s digital economy...


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Are you an agribusiness seeking funding and/or investment?

The Africa Green Revolution Forum, the world’s most important and impactful forum for African agriculture, pulling together stakeholders in the agricultural landscape, will this year host a Dealroom connecting investors with business owners and projects across the agriculture value chain seeking investments...



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Africa Oil & Gas Industry Professionals wanted for the Africa Business Panel

As cutting-edge technologies such as AI & IoT come into their own around the world, the opportunities for Smart City and FinTech developments in an African context has started to become apparent. How can Artificial Intelligence, 5G, and even African broadcasting...



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Nigeria’s Economic Resurgence & Fulfilling Its Connectivity Potential
Following two difficult years spawned by a recessionary environment, the Nigerian ICT and telecoms market is slowly returning to stronger growth.

By Nigeria Com’s estimates, the retail telecoms market grew by 8%-10% in 2017, the sector’s strongest revenue performance since 2011...


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Join the African Green Revolution Forum Investor DealRoom

This year’s African Green Revolution Forum, the most important platform bringing together some of the most influential and active agri businesses, will be hosting the AGRF Deal Room. The Forum will be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 5-8 September 2018, and the Deal Room is designed to channel capital into selected projects and organisations...



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African CEO's wanted for interviews!
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with African CEO's and CEO's of companies doing business in Africa...


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[Survey] Mental Health Knowledge in Africa

In June 2018, the World Health Organization has released a global manual which aim is to help physicians and mental health professionals to diagnose physical and mental health conditions. In this respect, we need your help!

In this manual Africa is underrepresented in terms of mental health. In order to address this problem, we need the help of you being a resident of Africa. This is important in terms of global mental health and psychiatric epidemiology and is for the benefit of people who live in Africa and the rest of the World...



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Join any of our 180 Africa LinkedIn Groups

Africa Business Communities manages 180 LinkedIn Groups. These groups cover every country and every industry on the continent.

Please feel free to join any of these groups and be part of the African conversation...



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