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Kiwi Pay Group to roll out online marketplace in Africa, starting in Cameroon

Singapore-based fintech firm Kiwi Pay Group is set to launch what it claims will be the "biggest online marketplace in sub-Saharan Africa", with millions of product SKUs across various categories...

15 Nov 2021

In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026
In-vehicle payment transaction volumes to exceed 4.7 billion by 2026

In-vehicle payments are those where payments are made via vehicle systems, without requiring the use of a smartphone to process the transaction...

15 Nov 2021

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Heineken to buy SA drinks maker Distell, along with Namibia Breweries

Brewing giant Heineken has agreed to buy Distell, SA's largest alcohol producer and the owner of Savannah and Klipdrift, in a deal that values Distell at approximately R40.1bn...

15 Nov 2021

Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity
Africa-focused Lekela plans to spend $2bn to double renewables capacity

Africa-focused renewables developer Lekela plans to invest around $2bn to more than double its renewable power capacity on the continent...

By Marwa Rashad 15 Nov 2021

Winners of the 2021 Africa Tech Festival Awards announced
Winners of the 2021 Africa Tech Festival Awards announced

As the 24th Africa Tech Festival drew to a close last week, festival organisers named the winners of the Africa Tech Festival Awards...

15 Nov 2021

How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season
How retailers are going digital-first this holiday season

The future of retail will continue to be centered around the competition for consumer loyalty in an all-digital world, writes Robbie Kearns of Salesforce...

Robbie KearnsBy Robbie Kearns 15 Nov 2021

Social enterprises could hold the key to a prosperous, equitable future for Africa
Social enterprises could hold the key to a prosperous, equitable future for Africa

As we continue rebuilding following the economic and social damage caused by the pandemic, there is ample opportunity for optimism...

By Cathy Smith 12 Nov 2021

Julia Selman Ayetey, lawyer for the 21 people, who where detained by police and accused of unlawful assembly and promoting an LGBTQ agenda, speaks to journalists at the Ho Circuit Court in Ho, Volta Region, Ghana 4 June 2021. Reuter/Francis Kokoroko/File Photo
Supporters and opponents face off over Ghana's anti-LGBT law

Supporters and opponents of Ghana's new anti-LGBT bill faced off in parliament on Wednesday,10 November 2021, in the first public hearings into the proposed legislation that would make it a crime to be gay, bisexual or transgender...

By Christian Akorlie 12 Nov 2021

Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy
Companies must advocate for LGBT rights everywhere in the world, not just where it's easy

It has now become commonplace for major corporations to join in on LGBT events such as Pride Month, National Coming Out Day or the International...

By Ken Chan 12 Nov 2021

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New financial tribes in banking identified

Three quarters (75%) of global consumers are now more likely to use digital banking in the next few months than before the pandemic...

12 Nov 2021

To reach net zero, we must decarbonise shipping. But two big problems are getting in the way
To reach net zero, we must decarbonise shipping. But two big problems are getting in the way

Shipping requires vast amounts of fuel, and the questions of which country is responsible for emissions makes reaching agreements a mammoth and glacial task...

By Peter van Duyn 11 Nov 2021

Beyond 2021: Broll looks at the trends shaping the African property market
Beyond 2021: Broll looks at the trends shaping the African property market

Broll Property Group has observed various trends across the countries in which it operates, including Botswana, Cameroon, Eswatini, Ghana...

11 Nov 2021

We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less
We can't afford to just build greener. We must build less

As the built environment takes centre stage at COP26, the scale and urgency of the climate crisis and of the industry's responsibility to address...

By Johannes Novy 11 Nov 2021

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New nanomedicine delivers improved outcome for prostate cancer

A new nanomedicine used in combination with radiotherapy, could significantly improve treatment outcomes for men with locally advanced prostate cancer...

11 Nov 2021

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FNB named Africa & SA's best SME bank

The Global Finance's inaugural SME Bank Awards has named FNB as the Best SME Bank in South Africa and Africa...

11 Nov 2021

How to stand out in a challenging market
How to stand out in a challenging market

PMG International has mapped out a considered strategy to ensure that it stands out in often cluttered African markets...

By Mike de Charmoy 10 Nov 2021

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R3.5m grant for Pan-African vaccine development

The Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA) has invested R3.5m into several locally made candidate vaccines...

10 Nov 2021

Emirates calls on applicants to join cadet training programme
Emirates calls on applicants to join cadet training programme

The Emirates Flight Training Academy is inviting aspiring United Arab Emirates nationals and residents as well as international candidates seeking a career in aviation to join its cadet training programme...

10 Nov 2021

#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa
#StartupStory: Osmotic Engineering Group on driving infrastructure development in Africa

The Osmotic Engineering Group (OEG) is a new player in the African advisory and consulting engineering market with offices currently in South Africa and Nigeria...

Sindy PetersBy Sindy Peters 9 Nov 2021

Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%
Climate action in agribusiness could reduce emissions by up to 7%

"Agriculture must become the focus of a global coalition for carbon neutrality and we need to support both mitigation and adaptation. We must enable smallholder farmers to adapt and to benefit economically through the provision of environmental...

9 Nov 2021

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Infectious diseases expert, Prof Blumberg, joins Right to Care

Prof Lucille Blumberg has been appointed to the health NGO, Right to Care...

9 Nov 2021

East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed
East Africa agricultural entrepreneurs find fortune in insect feed

As more farmers learn how to rear insects for feed, and SMEs work directly with feed millers to supply them, an insect-rearing revolution is set to take off in sub-Saharan Africa...

9 Nov 2021

How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid
How creative industries could boost the economies of small islands crippled by Covid

Idyllic destinations have been seen a calamitous drop in income since the pandemic...

By Peter Rudge 9 Nov 2021

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Personalised education platform receives investment, expands to Kenya

Online tutoring platform, Mentornaut has announced it has received a €200,000 investment and will be launching the service in Kenya...

8 Nov 2021

Tanzania says negotiations on country's $30bn LNG project have started
Tanzania says negotiations on country's $30bn LNG project have started

Tanzania's energy minister January Makamba said on Monday, 8 November, he had started negotiations on the country's $30bn liquefied natural gas...

8 Nov 2021

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First oral Covid-19 medicine authorised in the UK

The first oral Covid-19 medicine, Molnupiravir, for treatment of mild to moderate Covid-19 in adults has been authorised...

8 Nov 2021

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New global drug policy index finds most countries fail drug policy

The drug policy median score across all 30 countries for humane and health driven drug policies is just 48/100...

8 Nov 2021

Reducing air travel by small amounts each year could level off the climate impact
Reducing air travel by small amounts each year could level off the climate impact

Reducing jet fuel consumption by 2.5% each year could halt aviation's growing influence on climate change...

By Milan Klöwer 8 Nov 2021

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Pharmaceutical companies collaborate against climate change

The Energize programme, a collaboration between 10 global pharmaceutical companies to engage hundreds of suppliers in climate action and decarbonisation of the pharmaceutical value chain...

5 Nov 2021

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The rise of fake e-commerce sites around Black Friday - and how to spot them

FortiGuard Labs has observed an increasing number of scams involving counterfeit websites that "appear" to be legitimate e-commerce sites...

5 Nov 2021

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