Africa Business Communities


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24/10/2014, 12:01
afdb-and-srep-help-promote-renewable-energy-in-maliWith support from the African Development Bank (AfDB), Mali received US $1.5 million from the Scaling-Up Renewable Energy Programme in Low Income Countries (SREP) of the Climate Investment Funds (CIF). The SREP financing will benefit the Project for Scaling-up Renewable Energy in Mali (PAPERM). PAPERM aims to contribute to (i) improving the policy, legal, regulatory and institutional framework for...Read More
24/10/2014, 11:52
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft today welcomed Dakar-based Senegal Airlines to the family of Q400 NextGen aircraft customers and operators. Senegal Airlines, the national flag carrier of Senegal, started...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:59
To achieve its mandate of expanding intra- and extra-African trade, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) is holding a series of back-to-back training activities aimed at enhancing the finance...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:53, South Africa’s largest privately-owned low-fare airline, operated by Comair Limited, recently took to the skies fitted with cutting edge technology to ensure increased fuel efficiency....Read More
23/10/2014, 12:48
Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) and Dufry have signed a Concession Agreement for Development and Management of  Duty Free Retail Services under a Single Master  License at Jomo Kenyatta International...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:44
Absa has extended its free Wi-Fi service to its Maponya Mall branch, making the bank the first financial institution at one of Gauteng's major township shopping centres to offer up to 100Mb of free Wi-Fi...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:42
As part of efforts to scale up mobile financial services, particularly in the informal sector, mobile network operator, Tigo is training over 2,000 agents in its award-winning mobile money service, Tigo...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:34
Kenya Airways has received two new modern aircrafts with state-of-the-art features, bringing the number of its active aircrafts to 40.The airline’s first next generation B737-800 touched down at Kenya...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:21
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and Nigeria’s Heritage Bank today in Cairo signed the agreement formalising Afreximbank’s $272 million facility in support of Heritage Bank’s acquisition of...Read More
23/10/2014, 12:15
Ethiopian Airlines, the flag-carrier airline of Ethiopia, and ANA, Japan's leading airline group, signed a code-share agreement. From October 26, 2014, the travelling public will enjoy seamless bookings...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:30
MTN Group has announced it is the Platinum Event Sponsor for the GSMA Mobile 36 -Africa event to be held in Cape Town from 5-7 November 2014. Mobile 360-Africa will attract key stakeholders from mobile...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:27
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) Airline Industry Forecast 2014-2018 shows that international freight volumes are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1%...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:21
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday, October 22 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, approved a grant of US $82.7 million (UA 55.56 million*) for the development of a 56-kilometre...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:14
Tullow Oil plc (Tullow) announces the results of a series of recent exploration and appraisal activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya. Kodos-1 wildcat exploration well in the Kerio...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:11
Shell has announced a frontier exploration discovery offshore Gabon, West Africa. The well Leopard-1 encountered a substantial gas column with around 200 metres net gas pay in a pre-salt...Read More
23/10/2014, 11:01
MasterCard’s subsidiary, Access Prepaid Worldwide, in collaboration with First National Bank (FNB) introduced the MasterCard Multi-currency Cash PassportTM to customers, providing them with a safer and...Read More
23/10/2014, 10:58
Amidst the ongoing global efforts to respond to the Ebola crisis, the Executive Secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Carlos Lopes has joined the Chairperson of the African Union...Read More
22/10/2014, 12:59
Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today released the quarterly investment banking analysis for the Sub Saharan Africa region. During...Read More
22/10/2014, 11:55
The Economist Events will be hosting their Health Care in Africa Summit in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Hyatt Regency, The Kilimanjaro on November 18th and 19th 2014. Drawing together the key...Read More
22/10/2014, 11:41
The Merck Capacity Advancement Program aims at expanding the professional capacity in the areas of research and development, clinical research, supply chain integrity and efficiency, pharmacovigilance,...Read More
22/10/2014, 10:40 , an online hotel booking company- and UNICEF have launched a partnership with the aim of ensuring official birth registration of every child born in Africa. The partnership includes financial...Read More
22/10/2014, 10:13
The current wave of industrialization taking place across the African continent will need a different approach from that of the last century. The focus should be on people not GDP. Commenting on the...Read More
22/10/2014, 10:08
The Economic Community for Central African States (ECCAS) and the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) with the support of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) convened...Read More
22/10/2014, 09:45
South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new marketing platform for North American travel suppliers that...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:53
For more than a year, experts and members of Senegalese civil society have been rallying together to plan the topics for the 15th Francophonie Summit programme which will focus on the themes from the...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:43
General Electric Company picked up two awards at this year's Africa Investor (Ai) Investment and Business Leader Awards. GE Africa was awarded Green Investment Initiative of the Year for the Power Africa...Read More
21/10/2014, 11:21
Oando PLC Nigeria’s leading indigenous energy group with a cross-border listing on both the Nigerian and Johannesburg Stock Exchange, today announced that EMEX, the worldwide EHSQ and sustainability...Read More
21/10/2014, 10:56
Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), a subsidiary of Diageo Plc., has launched a new campaign dubbed: “step up to spirits” to deliver unique value services to its customers. The campaign is designed...Read More
21/10/2014, 10:48
Tango Gold Mines Incorporated is pleased to announce that further to its news release dated 1 October 2014, it has closed the acquisition of 51% interest in four private South African companies, which...Read More
20/10/2014, 12:04
Ecobank Ghana has vowed to change the banking landscape in the country with the launch of its “Premier Banking” service. According to Ecobank, the dedicated Premier Banking service, is targeted at the...Read More
20/10/2014, 12:01
The Managing Director of Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited (GGBL), Mr Peter Ndegwa, has said the 50 per cent of the company’s raw materials which is from local sources will be increased to 70 per cent by...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:39
IFC has announced an agreement with HealthPlus Limited and CasaBella International Limited to provide a $5million loan facility that will help the Companies expand pharmaceutical and personal care...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:37
  Aggreko, the world leader in the provision of temporary power and temperature control services, has announced that it’s highly successful ‘Aggreko University’ technical training programme has been...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:24
Over 900 stakeholders from across the African continent, including the Presidents of Cote d'Ivoire and Senegal, as well as the Prime Ministers of Morocco and Cape Verde convened in Morocco for the UN's...Read More
20/10/2014, 11:00
The Initiative for Global Development (IGD), a nonprofit organization based in Washington, D.C., will convene its Frontier 100 Forum in New York City on October 21st-22nd, 2014. The two-day...Read More
20/10/2014, 10:42
With the Ebola crisis in west Africa continuing, GSK is working closely with the World Health Organization (WHO), regulators and other partners to respond to the outbreak, to accelerate development of our...Read More