AFD Group secures €24 million from the fund to deploy the African Renewable Energy...

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...
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY PIERRE DONADIEU People participate in the 48-hour "hackathon" event, in which seven teams compete to develop innovative applications to facilitate access to information in Africa, at the Ecole Superieure Africaine des Technologies et des Communications in Abidjan on April 18, 2015. In Ivory Coast, only 200,000 out of 23 million inhabitants have an internet subscription, according to the government. The goal of the "hackathon" is "to identify and support projects that will allow better access to information in African countries", a co-organizer of the event said. AFP PHOTO / ISSOUF SANOGO (Photo credit should read ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP/Getty Images)

Africa Gets its Own Web Address ‘.africa’

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...

Huduma card delivering cashless efficiency, powered by Mastercard technology

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...

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Tanzanian ISP Raha

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...

Africa Finance & Investment Forum (AFIF) 2017 to take place in Kenya for the...

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...

MTN grants US$1M to UNESCO’s General History of Africa project

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...

Ecobank launches fintech challenge for start-ups

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...

Ugandan StartUp ThinVoid crowned African Startup of the Year

ThinVoid, a startUp based in Uganda has been voted as the Africa Startup of the year. The award is a contest organized by Bonjour Idée with the support of 50+ partners (international corporations,...

The Mastercard Foundation’s young africa works summit puts youth at centre of green revolution

More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will...

Vivo Energy, the Shell licensee in Africa, and Orange announce a collaborative Pan-African partnership...

Orange Money customers will have access to a network of over 1,000 Shell service stations to transact from
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