Daily Archives: February 10, 2015

Horn of Africa Infrastructure Summit

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DR Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock announces the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum 2015 to be held in Kinshasa

DR Congo’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Livestock (MINAGRI) and EMRC announced the upcoming AgriBusiness Forum 2015 to be held in Kinshasa from 22-25 March 2015 to promote the vast economic opportunities linked to the country’s agricultural sector as part of a national drive to bolster the country’s food security through its private sector. read more

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Africa oil and gas sustainability, London, 16-18 November 2015

This year, Animus Sustainability Portal (ASP) is organising the inaugural Africa Oil and Gas Sustainability Summit (AOGSS) on the backdrop of increased discoveries in Africa and demand to meet minimal environmental, social, and governance standards. It is understood according to US EIA, that Africa’s oil reserves have grown by nearly 120% in the past 30 years from 57 billion barrels in 1980 to 124 billion barrels in 2012. read more

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Creating Shared Value Prize – final call for nominations

Submit your application before 28 February 2015 and win up to CHF 500’000!
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GSMA case study: Nomanini enables rapid, reliable prepaid retail in informal markets

Nomanini is a South African-based mobile Point of Sale service for facilitating cash transactions in informal markets. With its rugged point of sale terminals and highly scalable, cloud-based backend, enterprises are able to efficiently distribute prepaid mobile and electricity vouchers and facilitate micropayments in frontier markets across Africa and beyond. Nomanini has signed partnerships in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Mozambique with active terminals processing over one million transactions in those regions, including South Africa. read more

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South African prefabricated buildings company contributes to major infrastructure development project in Namibia

outh African company, Kwikspace Modular Buildings (Pty) Ltd (Kwikspace), recently broke new ground in the rentals market in Namibia when it delivered its first ever rental units in the country for use as accommodation by the construction team involved with the development of the Neckartal Dam. Shortly after this project was initiated, Kwikspace was contracted to construct two offices at the Neckartal Dam Project site for Salini Namibia (Pty) Ltd (Salini), the construction and engineering and company responsible for the construction of the dam. read more

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Cladding to counter climate change in Nigeria

Nigeria is big, and it’s only going to get bigger. read more

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Weather and Climate Services Underpin Sustainable Development in Africa

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Multi-banks interoperable and agent network sharing mobile money go live in Ethiopia

The HelloCash mobile money platform will provide financial services to all Ethiopians
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Africa strengthens to build the capacity in Public Private Partnerships

Africa is set to host the most important Public Private Partnerships (PPP) event in Johannesburg. read more

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What Deloitte’s Technology Africa Winners Forecast for 2015

Africa is filled with fast-growing new technology companies, with top professional services firm Deloitte naming Nigerian payment and transaction processing business Interswitch Limited as leading the way in terms of growth for the continent- the company grew a massive 1226% in 2014, twice the growth rate of its nearest rival. IT and technology seem increasinly to be leading the way for the emergent Africa, with Kenyan company Techno Brain recording the second-highest growth rate last year, becoming 621% bigger. Deloitte next lists South African software company Everlytic for its rapid expansion, followed by Egypt’s T.A. Telecom, with South Africa’s Adapt IT bringing up the rear of the top five fastest growing technology companies. read more

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@NAPAfrica_IXP: the largest Internet Exchange Point in Africa

Since declaring its intentions to become one of Africa’s largest Internet exchanges with the help of its fast growing community of peers; NAPAfrica recently announced that it has indeed achieved its goal and is reaching a throughput of 20Gbps with more than 180 members across its locations in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. read more

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SA wine industry raises its GDP contribution, generates more jobs

A new report shows that South Africa’s wine industry not only continues to increase its contribution to the country’s GDP but is also growing job opportunities. This is despite the impact of a muted global economy and a slight decrease in the size of the national vineyard. read more

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SMMEs in the pound seats as broadband prices plummet, says Turrito Networks

The price of broadband internet access for small- to medium-sized businesses is plummeting, says Turrito Networks commercial director Louis Jardim, opening the way to more widespread investment in cloud applications and services. read more

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