Last week, Rwanda launched The Regional Electronic Cargo Tracking System (RECTS) which went up on March 24, and  expects it to save on the cost and time of transporting cargo on the Northern Corridor. Projections by Trade Mark East Africa (TMEA) estimate that container transit time on the Northern Corridor to...
Professor Graham, addressing the 4th UNI Africa Conference in Dakar, Senegal, warned of the danger of ‘parasitic capitalism’ where digital companies give little back to the places where they are embedded and platform workers are left to fend for themselves. UNI Global Union General Secretary Philip Jennings' said research into...
Very soon, citizens of Kenya are going to be able to buy government bonds using their Mobile phones. This was announced by Kenya’s Treasury saying that the M-Akiba bond, the world’s first mobile-only government bond, would go on sale on Thursday after a delay of almost two years. Investors can buy in increments...
At the Africa CEO Forum which opened yesterday in Geneva, AFD Group in partnership with the European Union unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on-grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa. In order to meet Africa’s constantly increasing energy requirements, support must...
Africa now has the unique web address .africa, equivalent to the more familiar .com, following its official launch by the African Union. AU commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma hailed its creation as the moment when Africa "got own digital identity". The AU says the .africa domain name will "bring the...
Mastercard has committed Itself to supporting the roll-out of the Huduma Card in Kenya as the technology partner of choice for the local government organisation. The secure payment solution supports Kenya’s Vision 2030 that calls for reforms in public services to enhance accountability, transparency and efficient service delivery, with focus...
Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has completed the acquisition of ISP Startel Tanzania, which offers services under the brand name Raha. The Pan-African telecoms group has revealed that the deal will strengthen Raha’s position in the Tanzanian market through further investment in both its network and services, which include the includes...
The Pan-African meeting of SMEs managers, entrepreneurs, investors and government representatives convened by EMRC (www.EMRC.be), will take place from 13-16 February in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation and access to finance in key sectors such as energy, water, ICT, health and agriculture. Highlights of the AFIF 2017 official agenda: ...
Multinational Mobile Telecommunications company MTN has announced that it is backing UNESCO's General History of Africa (GHA) project with one million US dollars over the next two years. UNESCO's General History of Africa aims to put together the continent's revised history without discriminatory prejudices and in a way commonly known...
Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank, has launched a fintech challenge for start-ups. The challenge is open to Africa’s entrepreneurs, innovators and developers, providing then with an opportunity to win $500,000 in funding as well as partner with Ecobank and roll out services across 36 countries. It is challenging Africa's new generation of entrepreneurs to...