A major supplier of clinker ash, the main ingredient in bricks used in the construction of affordable housing in South Africa, has been referred to South Africa's Competition Tribunal for charging excessive prices.
The Innovate Accelerator, a successful tech start-up accelerator created and run by Somalia-based Innovate Ventures, is launching its second year of operation and is currently looking for companies interested in being a part of this year's program.
Ahmed Abba, a journalist for Radio France Internationale's Hausa service, was just sentenced in a court in Cameroon to 10 years in prison for charges of "non-denunciation of terrorism" and "laundering of the proceeds of terrorist acts". His conviction has been labeled a travesty of justice by Amnesty International.
Multilateral development banks (MDBs) leaders have agreed to deepen their collaboration to encourage private sector investment in vital infrastructure needed to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth throughout the world.
Angola Cables (www.AngolasCables.co.ao) has just completed a marine planning survey to support the development of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS). When complete, SACS will interconnect between WACS, the West Africa Cable System, and the Monet cable system which connects the United States and Brazil.
A new 5-month business acceleration program, XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), was just launched by the World Bank Group. The program, which includes a 2-week residency phase held in South Africa, it is designed to support the 20 most promising digital start=ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Germany-based GROHE, a major international brand in sanitary water fittings, has -- in honor of Earth Day 2017 -- issued suggested guidelines for reducing water consumption in Africa.
The Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SVRI) and the World Bank Group recently announced a major funding grant to a Pakistani team to investigate the environment that leads to harassment of women on public transit systems. This was one of many similar grants just awarded principally in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.
Centurion Law Group, a pan-African legal services provider with headquarters in South Africa, and South Sudanese law firm Awatkeer Law Chambers have recently signed a strategic alliance agreement. It represents a real 'coming of age' for Sudan as part of the continental legal community.
Global biological technology company Merck, headquartered in the U.S., just announced a cash donation of $300,000 to support non-governmental organization (NGO) partners working to eliminate river blindness (onchocerciasis) and lymphatic filariasis (LF) in Africa.
Decathlon, a France-based global retail supplier of athletic apparel and more in over 1200 stores around the world, just opened its first store in Ghana -- and the biggest sports store now in all of West Africa.
This year's African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF, www.AGRF.org) will be held in Côte d’Ivoire from September 4-8, 2017. This interactive forum will be a major opportunity for Governments across Africa, private sector partners, donors and development partners to help plan the future of agriculture on the continent.
Houston, Texas-based Bechtel, one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies, has been awarded two contracts by Carbon Holdings of Egypt.
The Government of Egypt recently signed off on 25-year Power Purchase Agreements with Scatec Solar of Norway, for electricity from six solar planst totaling 400 MW (DC).
Japan recently provided the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) in Sudan with a US $1 million donation, to help with many aid needs in the country.
Speak Afrika and Charities Aid Foundation Southern Africa (CAFSA), in partnership with the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, have created the first-ever "Desert Start-Up Bootcamp". It will be held in Tshwane, South Africa, in August 2017.
According to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016, a report created by Quantum Global Research Lab of Switzerland, Botswana is the most attractive economy for those interested in African investments.
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) currently offers services under the Virgin Mobile and FRiENDi mobile brands and uses Sweden'based Symsoft's MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) software platform. It also just surpassed 3.5 million customers throughout its service region.
Ameenah Gurbi-Fakim, Mauritius's sixth president as of June 5, 2015, and one of the few Muslim women heads of state in the world, recently sat down for an interview. Her focus for this conversation is on how global leaders need to take action to preserve the world's ocean.
South Sudan was approved for an African Development Fund (ADF) supplementary loan of US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand the electrical power distribution networks in Juba.
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will be the host location for the upcoming 2017 Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (ARFSD), to be held on May 16-19. The theme for the summit is "Ensuring inclusive and sustainable growth and prosperity for all".
The bank has finally been banned as a money-laundering concern.
The World Bank's Board just approved a $150 million credit line to help develop Nigeria's mining industries.
The Hilton Hotels group is planning a major expansion of its chain across North Africa. To do that, it has established a new dedicated development office in Casablanca.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a Lagos, Nigeria based pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer, just issued a US $500 million, 7 year maturity Eurobond.
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