Monday, July 22, 2019
Orange wants to be much more than a telecoms operator in Africa. We want to be a provider of essential services for our customers.” – Bruno Mettling, CEO of Orange Middle East and Africa. As part of its diversification plan...
Silicon Cape and Wesgro will be hosting the AfricArena 2018 International Africa Tech Conference. The event will take place on 15th and 16th November in Cape Town for the second year in a raw.  The two organizers will also incorporate the...
The deals market in Africa will be slower this year than in 2017, but the region’s financial services sector is on the rise and looking to invest in technology, according to a new report. Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) across financial...
With the US and China slapping tariffs on each other and agreements like NAFTA being revised, free trade isn’t likely to emerge unscathed. Africa, however, is bucking the trend with its African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Last month, forty-four African heads...
DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Tanzania has approached the African Development Bank (AfDB) to finance a 2,100-megawatt (MW) hydroelectric plant in a World Heritage site renowned for its animal population, despite concerns from conservationists. The East African nation considers the...
A new report by multinational professional services network PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has identified how Africa’s ports and shipping sector could unlock the full potential of its economic growth. The report, ‘Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade’, which PwC developed in response to the...
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), world's third-biggest sovereign wealth fund, said it may invest more in renewable energy, as climate change fears prompt fund managers to look beyond fossil fuels. Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA), the world's third-biggest sovereign wealth...
South African state-owned power utility Eskom, has announced that its planned interruption of bulk supply to Khai Ma Local Municipality has been suspended after a sustainable payment agreement has been reached.    “Interruptions due to non-payment of Khai Ma Local Municipality’s...
Sweden’s development finance institution Swedfund has invested SEK 126m in the Evolution II Fund, which is focused on clean energy supply and resource efficiency in Sub-Saharan Africa. Sweden’s development finance institution Swedfund has invested SEK 126m in the Evolution II...
The offshore allocation limits for institutional investors like pension funds were recently increased from 25% to 30% and the special allocation to African investments (outside South Africa) from 5% to 10%. This means that investors may now allocate up to...
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