Year 5 | Edition 21 | 11 October 2018

Wefarm reaches more than one million users in Kenya and Uganda

Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda. For the first time, farmers have asked and answered more than one million...

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Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo tap into e-commerce opportunities

Burkina Faso, Senegal and Togo need far-reaching reforms of their infrastructure and legal systems to benefit from e-commerce, new studies of the West African countries by UNCTAD have revealed...

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SatADSL and Avanti launch commercial Ka-Band broadband in Africa

Commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa have been launched by SatADSL, bringing cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses. Utilizing Avanti’s High Throughput Satellite (HTS)...


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[Africa Tech Week] Mobile money interoperability goes live in Kenya

It’s about eleven years since mobile money started in Kenya. The technology has been seen as a disruptive innovation that threatens incumbent businesses as well as sparking new businesses and...

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[Startup Interview] Kennedy Mwaura, CEO, EWYN, Kenya

Kennedy Mwaura is the CEO and Co- founder of EWYN Solutions Limited a Kenyan based startup that has positioned itself as frontrunner in the provision of custom software and mobile applications that...

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Bas Vlugt: Report on my talk with LinkedIn about LinkedIn Groups

Following my publication on how LinkedIn is destroying groups, I was invited by LinkedIn Community Manager Sophie Bonnet for a talk. We had the talk last Tuesday. Before I go into the content of the talk...

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[South Africa] James Gabriel Claude appointed Global Voice Group CEO

IT company Global Voice Group has announced the appointment of Mr. James Gabriel Claude as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company. Mr. Claude has been selected by the GVG Board of Directors...

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Hendrik Kasteel is appointed new CEO of MTN Cameroon

Colin E. MUKETE, Chairman of the Board of Directors of MTN Cameroon, has announced on behalf of the Board, the appointment of Mr. Hendrik KASTEEL to the position of Chief Executive Officer of MTN...

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How to make money with currency trading

Forex is an international market where currency is the main commodity. Dollars are bought for Euros, Euros for Dollars and so forth. Thus each currency pair is a separate instrument. Forex market...

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How cloud software can help African SME businesses grow and expand

The automotive market in Africa is growing fast, with more than 3 million new vehicles being sold each year on the continent, and tens of millions of used and imported vehicles yearly. The new vehicle...

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Air Seychelles and Air India sign new codeshare partnership

Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles and Air India, the flag carrier of India are now offering travelers enhanced connections on their respective networks following the...

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Botswana Stock Exchange chief urges citizen owned businesses to list

Citizen owned companies have been urged to spread the risk of ownership among a large group of shareholders through availing shares publicly and having their stock listed on the stock exchange...

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Eni, BP and NOC sign deal to resume Libyan oil exploration

The National Oil Corporation (NOC) Chairman, Mustafa Sanalla, BP Group Chief Executive, Bob Dudley, and Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi, have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) in London which will...

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[South Africa] Rolls-Royce unveils engine storage facility at OR Tambo

British luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce has opened its first lease engine storage facility based in the South African Airways Technical (SAAT) site at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International...

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Egypt’s foreign reserves show $40m increase

Egypt’s foreign reserves increased by $40 million by the end of September 2018 to reach $44.459 billion, compared to $44.419 billion by the end of August 2018, according to the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE)...

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KiteBnB expands to South Africa in partnership with AccelerAfrica

Travel tech startup KiteBnB, launched in 2015, is an online marketplace for kitesurfing accommodation. Following the first investment, the startup is slightly changing its business model...

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[Kenya] Impalapay, World Capacity Builders to ease SME trade finance

ImpalaPay has announced a partnership with World Capacity Builders of British Columbia, Canada to enable the cross- border traders join and participate in the Global economy and create meaningful...

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Techno Brain partners with ZAP on data management in Africa

Africa's technology company, Techno Brain Group has signed a major distribution contract with ZAP, for sales and channel partnerships of its data management and analytics software across Africa and Middle East...

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South Africa ratifies tripartite free trade agreement

Peter Mathuki appointed acting Executive Director of EABC

Modest rebound continues in Middle East and North Africa (MENA)


Accenture’s system to assist AB InBev in distribution across Africa

iCommunity,Egypt's community platform raises $600K in Series A funding

[Tanzania] DCG, TAZARA seal deal to develop a new dry port


[Kenya] Renewvia Energy connects 10,000 residents to solar power

Diversified exports, agriculture boost Rwanda’s economy, IMF

AfriLabs extends membership to 34 African countries

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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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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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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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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