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28/08/2014, 15:24
mastercard-branded-national-eid-card-launched-in-nigeriaNigerian President Goodluck Jonathan today received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission(NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic payments functionality to 13 million Nigerians. This initiative is the largest rollout of a biometric-based verification card with an...Read More
29/08/2014, 15:49
MTN and Huawei  have announced the successful live trial of a Transport Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and 2.4Tbit/s wavelength-division multiplexing (WDM) system. This trial is currently the fastest...Read More
29/08/2014, 15:18
The  5th Annual Middle East and Africa Insuance summit  will be taking place early next year from the 19 to 20 of January 2015 at the Dubai Airport Expo in Dubai, UAE. The summi will address burning...Read More
29/08/2014, 14:29
An NGO group, Akuapem Hills Education Trust Fund, based in Akropong-Akuapem met at the Akuapem Hills Royal Preparatory School (AHPSCO), in Akropong to devise means and strategies in soliciting for funds...Read More
29/08/2014, 12:00
With the signature of South African Airbus operator Global Airways, ADSoftware announces that  AirPack solution is now one of the leading MRO software solutions on the African market. ADSoftware’s...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:40
  The President of the Republic of Mozambique, Armando Guebuza, and the Mozambican Minister of Energy, Salvador Namburete, joined the chairman of the Mozambican state power utility, Electridade de...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:36
The 3rd East Africa Oil and Gas Summit and Exhibition (EAOGS) takes place on the 15-17 October at the KICC in Nairobi. Now in its 3rd year, EAOGS was launched in 2012 as an official initiative of the...Read More
29/08/2014, 11:12
  fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has incorporated a company in Kenya (fastjet Kenya) as part of its goal to launch a Kenyan base. Further, fastjet Kenya has submitted its Air Service Licence...Read More
28/08/2014, 12:19
Every year, South African Airways (SAA) convenes a panel of leading winemakers and sommeliers to choose the wines served on board its aircraft in the coming 12 months. This year, the process began on 25...Read More
28/08/2014, 12:08
Air Seychelles, the national airline of the Republic of Seychelles, and Hong Kong Airlines, an internationally-acclaimed SKYTRAX 4-star airline, have signed a codeshare agreement to provide travellers...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:59
Tullow Oil plc announces the successful results from a series of exploration, appraisal and testing activities conducted in Blocks 10BB and 13T onshore Kenya. Etom-1 exploration well The Etom-1 well in...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:47
Dubai-based flydubai has announced the addition of three new East African routes, bringing the total number of destinations in the carrier’s network to 80. With the launch of flights in September 2014 to...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:23
World Panel Zambia Ltd. launched the durable World Panel solar panels that charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug. Held at Lusaka’s Taj Pamodzi Hotel, the launch was attended by senior Zambian...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:10
Diageo, announced the launch of its second Women's Empowerment (WE) Journalism Awards to recognise and honour outstanding achievements in the reporting on women's issues. Submissions for the 2015 Awards...Read More
28/08/2014, 11:04
African Development Bank successfully priced a NZD 100 million 5-year Kauri benchmark due 27th August 2019 through TD Securities. The notes pay a coupon of 4.50% and marks the first Kauri from the AfDB...Read More
28/08/2014, 10:58
Ecobank has donated Le225,000,000 (USD50,000) to the Government of Sierra Leone to assist it in combatting the deadly Ebola virus which has ravaged Sierra Leone and several other West African countries....Read More
27/08/2014, 13:10
South Africans have opened one million PayPal accounts, four years after its deal with FNB made it possible for people and businesses in South Africa to make and accept such payments.With 152 million...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:35
Emirates, a global connector of people and places, and Arik Air, West Africa’s leading airline, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop and expand their existing commercial relationship...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:29
MTN Group will be laying off about 850 managerial staff, according to a union official. This is in an attempt to manage the ever sluggish rate of revenue as well as keen competition after the mass growth...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:25
The World Bank Board of Executive Directors approved today a US$100 million project in support of the government of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to boost employment and improve the quality of jobs. The...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:13
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) airlifted 100 metric tonnes of health and hygiene supplies to Liberia’s Roberts International Airport Tuesday morning, strengthening national efforts to combat...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:10
Nedbank remains committed to helping clients facing financial hardship. In addition to traditional communication channels like branch and telephony, Nedbank Home Loans also provide a website that aims to...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:03
FNB has announced that, as part of its smart device range, it will now offer a tablet to its customers for R99 per month, making smart devices affordable for South Africans who previously would not have...Read More
27/08/2014, 12:00
Minister for Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has commended Globacom for its unprecedented initiatives in the country as he unveiled in Abuja an insurance scheme powered by the company to...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:58
South African Airways is taking measures to curb the spread of Ebola virus. In a statement revealed today , the airlines says it has new thermal scanners installed at south African airports to identify...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:55
Etisalat’s pact with the Nigerian youths came to the fore when it took its youth empowerment programme, Cliqfest, to Delta State University, (DELSU), Abraka last weekend, for the second time. This time a...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:47
Millicom Ghana Limited, operators of mobile network, Tigo, have extended a lifeline support to ‘Tech needs Girls’, a social entrepreneurship programme aimed at introducing and encouraging young girls to...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:33
The President of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Donald Kaberuka, and the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Luis Sambo, on Tuesday, August 26 signed a Memorandum...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:27
Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, will take centre-stage of the trade and development world on 15-17 September as global thinkers, business leaders and practitioners arrive for the 14th World Export Development...Read More
27/08/2014, 11:13
 MasterCard has appointed Nick Vora as the Head of MasterCard Processing – an end-to-end, multi-brand cards and payments processing center that provides integrated processing services to customers across...Read More
27/08/2014, 10:54
Surfline Communications in Ghana has officially launched the country's first 4G LTE service. With nearly 300 cell sites, Surfline becomes the largest single LTE deployment in Africa to date, as they make...Read More
26/08/2014, 12:43
TGS announces acquisition of a 3D multi-client survey offshore Sierra Leone. The survey, Sierra Leone Block 4A Extension, will add 1,000 km2 of new 3D data to the existing 6,268 km2of 3D data library in...Read More
26/08/2014, 12:20
Rwanda is preparing to issue a $21.8 million (Rwf 15 billion) Treasury Bond to raise funds to invest in infrastructure projects and stimulate the local capital market. The five-year bond will be issued...Read More
26/08/2014, 11:49
MTN notched another feather in its cap when it became the first operator in South Africa to launch Adaptive Multi-Rate Wideband (AMR-WB) technology, which is more commonly referred to as high definition...Read More
26/08/2014, 11:45
Asanko Gold Inc. announces that it has entered into a settlement agreement with a private Ghanaian company, Goknet Mining Company, to eliminate Goknet's claim for a 2% net smelter return ("NSR") royalty...Read More
26/08/2014, 11:20
This is Gold, a collaborative and web-based initiative to provide insight into the gold industry, its processes and its contribution to South Africa, launched today. The initiative serves as a platform...Read More