Year 6 | Edition 8 | 12 March 2019
 

Qatar Petroleum enters into Eni’s new exploration block in Mozambique

Qatar Petroleum has entered into an agreement with Eni to acquire a 25.5% participating interest in block A5A, located in the Angoche basin, offshore the Republic of Mozambique.

The agreement is subject to customary regulatory approvals by the government of Mozambique. Following such approvals, the partners holding participating interest in the block will be affiliates of each of Eni (Operator) with a 34% participating interest, Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos (ENH) with a 15% participating interest, Sasol with a 25.5% participating interest, and Qatar Petroleum with a 25.5% participating...

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[Interview] Eric Acquah, Founder, AcquahMeyer Drone Tech, Ghana

Ghanaian entrepreneur, Eric Acquah, uses his experience in the Aerospace and Aviation industry to better Agriculture and farm productivity in Ghana. 

Could you introduce your company?

AcquahMeyer Drone Tech is an agricultural drone technology company founded in 2017. Plant protection products bring their challenges. Their residues on the crops often create trade-barriers towards potential buyers in foreign countries. Exposure to the products present health risks to the farmers. Toxic and chronic effects to the environment are well known and are a concern not only to environmentalists but also to...

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Winch Energy to electrify 24 villages in Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids

Winch Energy has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project.

The Rural Renewable Energy Project (RREP) is supported by UK aid grant funding and implemented by United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)...


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[Column] Flora Mutahi: Closing the gender gap in the Kenyan workplace

As the world marks International Women’s Day it is time to take stock of our strides as Kenya, towards gender parity, especially in terms of women’s economic contribution. How are our current workplaces set up to encourage more female employment and retention?

Presently, matters on women employment, equal wages, safe work environments are ideas that the corporate world is yet to fully come to terms with including unique considerations for young mothers and expectant women...

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[Kenya] Standard Chartered Bank unveils new digital banking platform providing 68 services

Standard Chartered Bank unveiled SC Mobile Digital Bank for its retail customers with enhanced features at a cost of KES 83.4 million.

The platform will now allow clients to open an account in less than 15 minutes, transact, save, borrow, invest, insure and protect their wealth online without having to visit a branch...

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[Interview] James Maina, Executive Director, Daima Trust Ltd., Kenya

James Maina, the Executive Director at Daima Trust Ltd., is a Kenyan social entrepreneur using his passion to transform and impact communities across the country. He exclusively talked to Africa Business Communities about social enterprising, as he narrates his business story.

Would you please introduce your company?

Daima Trust Ltd hereinafter referred to DTL is a social enterprise focused on four community impact objectives namely; basic human needs – where we focus primarily of street families, education – we run sensitization and empowerment project within the most marginalized and vulnerable members of the community, youth empowerment...

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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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News Headlines

Andersen Global enters Zimbabwe through partnership with Zenas 21-08-2019 | 07:20:41
Andersen Global announced it has signed a collaboration agreement with Chimwamurombe Legal Practice (Zenas) in Zimbabwe.


Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa’s first Liquefied Natural Gas storage and regas plant 21-08-2019 | 07:18:33
Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa.


Wood-saving cookstoves help Zambia cut forest loss 21-08-2019 | 07:12:00
A UNDP-GEF partnership is promoting energy-saving stoves in rural communities in support of the government’s efforts to cut forest loss, clean up cooking, save lives and curb climate change.


Kenya farmers find new fortunes in avocado farming 21-08-2019 | 06:45:00
Kenya’s avocado farming, now christened the green revolution, has seen farmers abandon their traditional crops in favour of harvesting the popular fruit.


BABA TV launched on DSTV in Uganda 20-08-2019 | 06:04:00
BABA TV, the highest-ranked new channel in the 'family' with the best quality picture has been launched on DStv platform in Uganda.


BBC appoints Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-08-2019 | 05:57:00
BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Pierre Cloete as commercial director for branded services, Sub-Saharan Africa.


South African Airways restores Hong Kong service 19-08-2019 | 12:59:00
South African Airways has restored flights between Johannesburg and Hong Kong on August 14, which was suspended for two days due to protest action at the Hong Kong International Airport.


Ethiopia to open banks for Ethiopian investors in diaspora 19-08-2019 | 11:18:00
The government of Ethiopia recently passed a law that will enable Ethiopian in other parts of the world to invest in the country’s financial services industry.


Kenya’s animal health industry unveils umbrella body to address sector needs 19-08-2019 | 10:15:00
The animal health industry in Kenya has today launched a new body that will articulate and address the needs of industry players.


[Nigeria] NNPC targets China to boost crude oil reserves 19-08-2019 | 08:53:28
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation says strategic partnership and new investments in the Upstream Petroleum Sector are essential for it to actualize the nation’s crude Oil reserves and 3m barrels per day oil production target by 2023.


Kenya Airways adds two direct flights on the Nairobi- Cape Town route 16-08-2019 | 12:05:37
Cape Town Air Access has announced the addition of two direct flights to the weekly Cape Town-Nairobi service, operated by Kenya Airways.


AfroChampions unveils drive to finance the African Continental Free Trade Area 16-08-2019 | 08:46:00
The AfroChampions Initiative has formally launched a private sector investment framework to secure financing for the African Continental Free Trade Area.


Capital Markets Authority approves Kenya’s first green bond 16-08-2019 | 06:55:00
Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has approved the issuance of Kenya’s first unlisted green bond, to be issued by Acorn Project (Two) Limited Liability Partnership.


EgyptAir’s B787-9 Dreamliner set to fly to Beijing 16-08-2019 | 06:47:06
EgyptAir has said that the first ever flight for the sixth and last Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is set to be operated on the company's route to Beijing on Sunday.


Africa Oil announces major oil discovery offshore Guyana 15-08-2019 | 14:13:43
Africa Oil is pleased to announce a significant oil discovery on the Orinduik Block, offshore Guyana.


 


 
 
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