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The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Aliko Dangote and Halima Aliko Dangote on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

The Africa Center in New York City: ASK your questions LIVE to Aliko Dangote and Halima Aliko Dangote on Thursday, March 23 at 14:00 GMT

Halima Aliko Dangote was recently appointed the president of The Africa Center in New York City (www.TheAfricaCenter.org) with the major responsibility of raising capital for the center. The goal is to raise funds to complete the center building in New York. In 2017, there would be three fundraising events lined up to achieve this, one […]

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

Fintech Africa: 2017 The Year Fintech Shifts Its Focus to Africa

In many cases, fintech’s rapid growth can be attributed to the industry’s widespread adoption and innovation in developed, Western countries. But to continue on its growth path – including a projected compound annual growth rate of 54% through 2020 – fintech businesses have been increasingly developing strategies to target emerging markets. In particular, Africa is […]

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

Fintech Africa: Traditional banks are now reaching out to fintech startups around Africa

African fintech is not disrupting the existing financial service providers. This is because, in many areas of the continent, there is nothing to disrupt, with large swathes of the low and lower middle income segments unserved or under-served when it comes to formal financial services. Across most of the continent, there is no formal banking […]

Africa’s GDP to Grow to the Projected $2.6-Trillion by 2020 But…

Africa’s GDP to Grow to the Projected $2.6-Trillion by 2020 But…

A new-look SAP Skills for Africa kicks off today with the Francophone Africa leg of the student orientation taking place in Ben Gerier. The 2017 iteration of the continent-wide initiative aims once again to train and certify young unemployed graduates in the world’s most powerful SAP software suite of business systems and applications and place […]

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

Moroccan Ministry of Energy, Mines, Water & Environment to join discussions at the Africa Energy Forum in Copenhagen

At the Powering Africa: Summit which took place in Washington DC from 9-10 March, Morocco’s ONEE presented their Gas to Power Programme and MASEN discussed their sustainable energy programme under the leadership of Mustapha Bakkoury, President and Chief Executive Officer. Both organisations are clearly focused on a broader role within Africa carrying with them the […]

CashlessAfrica Expo Gets Underway in Lagos, Nigeria

CashlessAfrica Expo Gets Underway in Lagos, Nigeria

As the CashlessAfrica expo gets underway at the Lagos Oriental hotel tomorrow, March 22nd and 23rd, experts will gather to discuss the future of finance in Lagos, the economic hub of Nigeri. We invite you join in the discussions and to ask your questions on Twitter #CashlessExpo. The event has attracted more than 35 speakers […]

The Russian Carbon Fund, Aera Group pioneer the first worldwide carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology in DAO IPCI

The Russian Carbon Fund, Aera Group pioneer the first worldwide carbon credit transaction using blockchain technology in DAO IPCI

Pilot transaction was executed on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 8:00 am (UTC+1:00) between the Russian Carbon Fund on the buying side and Aera Group, the largest supplier of African carbon credits, on the selling side in the DAO IPCI blockchain ecosystem with IT support of Airlab. The Verified Carbon Units acquired by Russian Carbon […]

Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s Premier End-to-end ICT Solutions Provider

Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider. This new brand, built from a strategic partnership between Telkom Business and Business Connexion, […]

CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo in Nigeria

CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo in Nigeria

Leading digital payment solutions provider, Mastercard, has been unveiled as the headline sponsor of the 6th Edition of the CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo. The event is organised by Mobile Money Africa and is scheduled for 22 to 23 March, at the Oriental Hotel, Lekki in Lagos, Nigeria. The CashlessAfrica Conference and Expo is a platform […]

US$350 million power plant will increase Rwanda’s installed capacity by 40%

US$350 million power plant will increase Rwanda’s installed capacity by 40%

A US$350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country’s population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close. The power plant, which is expected to increase installed capacity in Rwanda by 40%, will […]

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