Africa telecom and finance leaders assess accelerating digital investment opportunities

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Telecom and tech companies are increasing investment across Africa as the rapidly improving digital infrastructure and services, and the take up of smartphones, provide huge opportunities for business and revenue growth Leaders from Africa’s biggest telecom investment companies including MTN, Orange, Helios Towers, American Tower, Eaton Towers, Google, Microsoft, Liquid Telecom and SEACOM are meeting […]

Bridging the Gender Gap in African Agriculture

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The competition entailed a rigorous selection process that saw over 200 applications, selected winners from 18 countries gathered in Accra to strengthen their business skills and pitch ideas to investors Gender gap in Africa: On April 5, with support from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) , the African Women in Agricultural Research […]

Guinea battling a large scale measles epidemic

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Less than a year after the official end of the Ebola epidemic, the Guinean health system continues to struggle The international humanitarian organisation Doctors without Borders (MSF) has  launched  a large scale measles vaccination campaign in the capital of Guinea, Conakry, together with the Guinean ministry of Health. Since the beginning of the year there […]

Kenya Lays Ground for its Ambitious Modern Science and Technology City

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The construction of a multibillion modern environment friendly science and technology city has begun in Kenya.The Konza techno city which will be Africa’s silicon savanna is approximately 60 kilometers south of Nairobi on 5,000 acres of land. It is expected to grow into a community of over 200,000 supporting the development of the BPO/ITES, life […]

Kenya’s telecom “safaricom” is the fourth most valuable brand in Africa : Africa’s Best Brands report for 2017.

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Safaricom, Kenya’s leading mobile telecom company is the now the fourth most valuable brand in Africa. This is according to annual brand africa 100; best brands report for 2017. According to the report, safaricom brand has gained traction due to the mobile money transfer service MPESA which is valued at Sh70 billion. MPesa has also […]