Togo-based Ecobank, an independent pan-African banking group, has selected the finalists for its 2nd annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology startups.
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The British Council and Ynaija.com, a Nigerian news website and blog, announced the launching of the West Africa Arts Exchange (WAArtsExchange), a community of the talented artists from West Africa and arts lovers across the world.
The African Finance Corporation, a Nigeria-based multilateral institution focusing on African infrastructure investments, just announced that the Republic of Malawi has joined AFC as only the second Southern African member country.
GE Healthcare, an American multinational conglomerate headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and Amref Health Africa, the largest non-governmental organization based in Africa, announced a partnership aimed at strengthening the healthcare systems in Africa.
Following an invitation from the Government of Sierra Leone, the European Union (EU) has decided to deploy an Election Observation Mission for the Presidential, Parliamentary and Local Council elections scheduled for 7 March 2018.
As a part of the African Union (AU) initiative, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced the launching of the Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) with the goal of opening up Africa's skies and improving intra-African air connectivity.
Sweden has announced its investment of over SEK 800 million to the 'Strategy for Sweden'’s regional development cooperation in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nigeria-based MainOne won a 15-year contract to provide high-speed bandwidth services with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net).
The Regional Energy Co-Operation Summit 2018 coming up January 24-25 in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, is finalizing its agenda.
The reconstruction of the border road from Guinea to Sierra Leone just received approval for €48 million from the African Development Fund (ADF).
Union Trust Bank Sierra Leone (UTB) has received a new line of credit of US $3M from the African Development Bank. The funds are intended to finance projects and enterprises in targeted sectors such as agriculture, energy, manufacturing and services, with particular emphasis on women-owned businesses.
Orange, based in France and one of the world's biggest telecommunications operators, just launched its brand in Sierra Leone.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Ireland's Africa Agri-Food Development Programme (AADP), a programme developed to support partnerships between Irish and African agri-food companies, just announces a call for applications to participate in the program.
Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), a major pan-African multilateral development finance institution and project developer focuses on infrastructure, just added Kenya as its 15th member nation.
A new competition was just launched to find and support providers of innovative and scalable financial products and services that improve the lives of poor people in rural areas of Africa.
The Gulf of Guinea Interregional Network (GOGIN), a project of the European Union aimed at fighting crime at sea in conjunction with nineteen coastal countries on the African continent, just launched.
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.
24 new development projects were just launched under the 2016-17 round of Australia's Direct Aid Program to Africa (DAP).
A group of African organizations and international NGOs with a presence in Africa are urging Zambia to reaffirm its membership in the International Criminal Court. They do so saying it is the best way to advance justice for victims of atrocities.
Washington, D.C. based IFC, part of the World Bank Group, held an event to mark International Women's Day, in Freetown, Sierra Leone. It held training to encourage companies it invests in to bring on women in senior management and boardroom positions, as part of its strategy to promote gender diversity and inclusion, and strengthen the country's economy.
In a move to raise awareness on the state of ocean fisheries off the coast of Africa, Greenpeace's ship My Esperanza has launched an eleven week tour through the region. The transit
The rehabilitation and extension of Sierra Leone's Bo-Kenema Electricity Distribution System just launched, thanks to the Government of Sierra Leone and funding from both UK Aid and the African Development Bank (AfDB).
The Natural Light Project, a program for manufacturing and distributing low cost solar lights for home use in rural areas worldwide, has now donated 20,000 solar lamps to be distributed in off-grid communities in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Sierra Leone and in Malawi for the first time.
Recent legislation by the Government of Sierra Leone to open up the telecom sector to more competition now allows the use of VoIP for both national as well as international phone communications. Onlime SL, a subsidiary of UK-based Onlime (at www.onlime.com), has moved in fast on the opportunity, and just announced the launch of its all-new and exciting VoIP service for the first time in Sierra Leone.