Angola’s payment processor EMIS is migrating its debit payment cards to ‘Chip and PIN’ based on Gemalto’s technology Scalable solution for Angolans to benefit from future waves of contactless and mobile payments Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying EMIS (Empresa Interbaricária de Serviços), Angola’s domestic payments processor,...
The Republic of Ghana (“Ghana”) has marked its 7th anniversary as a Member State of Africa Finance Corporation (“AFC” or “the Corporation”) by becoming a sovereign shareholder in the Corporation, making an initial equity investment of USD 10 million. The Government of Ghana has also committed to invest a further...
The Africa CEO Forum, which is holding its 6th edition on 26 and 27 March in Abidjan, is devoting an exclusive panel discussion to the Nigerian economy and its diversification model. And how can it inspires other african economies ?  Nigeria will be represented in full force this...
Code for Africa, one of the continent's largest federation of civic technology and data journalism labs, and Radiant.Earth, a non-profit advocating for open geospatial data for positive global impact, announced their partnership to harness open Earth imagery and tools for improved decision-making, as well as better insight and transparency....
Angola Cables, a telecommunications multinational, has reported that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has made landfall at Fortaleza on the Brazilian coast. Company CEO, António Nunes said that the arrival and installation of SACS on the Brazilian coast was “an important strategic milestone for the company, Angola and Africa...
Highlights: The internet penetration in the African markets is 16 per cent today and is set increase by 50 per cent in 2025. There are 57 million people who have smartphones in Africa and there will be 360 million in 2025. • eCommerce-logistics companies of the region must adapt to...
Cassava is vital to the food security of millions of Africans who eat some form of the root crop daily. Although cassava breeders are making progress, they still face significant challenges in developing disease-resistant varieties that also increase overall yield and respond to the needs of smallholder farmers and...
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has appointed Alassane Mare and Theophile Boutamba as Country Manager in Cameroon and Ivory Coast respectively. Both of them will report to Daniella De Pauw, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding Sub-Saharan Africa. (left) Alassane Mare, Country Manager...
Marrakesh, a pioneering city as regards environmental protection, set up the very first bikeshare scheme in Africa on the occasion of the COP22 that it hosted in 2016. This bike solution is complementary to a public transport service and provides an effective 24-hour-a-day way of allowing people to get...
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading provider of air, sea and road freight services has appointed Agnaldo Laice and Maureen Adibuah as Country Managers in Kenya and Nigeria respectively. Both of them are industry veterans who possess strong local market knowledge and have been with DHL for almost two decades...
The Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay is in Senegal from 1 to 3 February on the occasion of the Financing Conference of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) taking place in Dakar. It is the first visit to Africa of the Director-General illustrating the priority of the education sector...
Africa Re, owned by 41 African states, approximately 107 insurance/reinsurance companies and non-African strategic investors, is the continent’s premier reinsurance corporation, operating across 41 African countries. Africa Re’s membership of AFC will be officially sealed at a signing ceremony to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, on February 1, 2018. Africa...