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BITC invites ICT investors

BITC invites ICT investors

The Botswana Investment and Trade Centre (BITC) is casting its net wide to appeal to players in the Information Technology sector to invest in the country. Read More

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Khama points to ICT for drop in tourist numbers Khama points to ICT for drop in tourist numbers Botswana’s Minister of Environment and Tourism, Tshekedi Khama, said the tourist numbers into the country ...
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Yudala VP Stanley Uzoechina, Access Bank CEO Herbert Wigwe and Zinox CEO Leo Stan-EkehYudala ‘an unstoppable movement’, says Zinox chief The opening of Yudala outlets, combining an online shopping platform with retail stores, has been described ...
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Travelport, TTS sign reseller agreement for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific regionTravelport, TTS sign reseller agreement for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific region Travelport and TTS have signed a sales and distribution agreement for TTS products in the Africa ...
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Monday 27 Jul

Etisalat sues MTN over anti-competitive practices

NIGERIA
Etisalat has instituted legal action against Nigeria’s dominant operator, MTN, over practices it says threaten its business.»
Sunday 26 Jul

Airbnb to expand further across Africa

KENYA
Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality company, announced that its CEO, Brian Chesky will attend GES 2015 to meet with entrepreneurs from around the world and explore the sharing economy’s impact and expansion, particularly on the African continent - which represents a huge opportunity for the company. »
Sunday 26 Jul

Orange increases interest in the Moroccan operator Méditel with the acquisition of an additional 9%

MOROCCO
Fipar-Holding (the Moroccan Caisse de Dépôt et de Gestion group), FinanceCom and Orange signed the final documentation increasing Orange's interest in Méditel, the Moroccan telecommunications operator, in application of the agreements they signed in December 2010.»
Friday 24 Jul

What African entrepreneurs want

KENYA
On the eve of U.S. President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, GeoPoll, the Global Entrepreneurship Network, and the U.S. State Department have released a survey of 1,000 business owners throughout sub-Saharan Africa on entrepreneurship in their countries.»
Wednesday 22 Jul

ISON eyes 25,000 jobs, $400m in Nigeria

NIGERIA
ISON Group has projected the creation of 25,000 new jobs and $400 million revenue within space of one or two years in Nigeria.»
Tuesday 21 Jul

NEC invests in XON to accelerate regional African growth

SOUTH AFRICA
NEC Europe, a wholly owned subsidiary of NEC Corporation, has invested in XON, the sub-Sahara African ICT group, and the two organisations will have an integrated market approach that will combine their local expertise in the region to provide greater sales coverage in the sub-Sahara African market.»
Tuesday 21 Jul

Standard Bank Expands InstantMoney service to Botswana and Uganda: Namibia to follow

BOTSWANA
Standard Bank, Africa’s biggest lender by assets, has expanded its InstantMoney payment solution to Botswana and Uganda as part of broader plans to roll out the service across the continent.»
Tuesday 21 Jul

Orange, Airtel in talks on acquisitions

SIERRA LEONE
Orange and Bharti Airtel International (Netherlands) BV, have entered into an exclusive agreement to explore the possible acquisition by Orange of four Airtel subsidiaries. »
Monday 20 Jul

Equitel seeks a share of Kenya’s lucrative telco market

KENYA
Equity Bank’s subsidiary, Finserve Africa, has launched Equitel, a new mobile payment and banking platform for its customers, which officially brings to the fore the convergence between mobile and banking services in Kenya.»
Friday 17 Jul

Transfast expands proprietary bank network into 23 African nations

Transfast, a leading provider of online, cross-border p2p payments solutions, has announced the expansion of its proprietary bank network into 23 African nations.»
Wednesday 15 Jul

Kenya to host global entrepreneurship forum

KENYA
Kenya has captured global attention following the imminent entrepreneurship forum to be graced by US President Barack Obama.»
Monday 13 Jul

MTN Group appoints new CEO for SA operation

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Group today announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as MTN SA CEO, effective 13 July 2015.»
Monday 13 Jul

CA Technologies: most businesses software-driven in 36 months

SOUTH AFRICA
Speed, time-to-market and time-to-decision are among the most critical competitive differentiators to compete and win in the application economy, says a new CA study.»
Friday 10 Jul

Jumia, Kaymu partner to Launch AIG- Express in Kenya

KENYA
Jumia and Kaymu have partnered to launch a joint initiative, AIG-Express, that will provide a fulfillment and delivery platform for online sellers across Africa. »
Wednesday 8 Jul

Kitsong operators get handholding from Mascom

BOTSWANA
Mascom Wireless held two days of consultative meetings in Gaborone this week, to help its Kitsong centre owners address challenges.  »
Wednesday 8 Jul

SA achieves 4th best place globally for appointments of women to chair company boards

SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa is making headway in appointing females to chair boards, according to Deloitte’s Women in the Boardroom global survey, which ranks the country fourth-highest in the world. »

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