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Homegrown African Seed Companies Outperform Multinational Peers In Serving Smallholder Farmers

East African Seed and Seed Co top Access to Seeds Index for Eastern and Southern Africa  Seed industry efforts to reach smallholders play key part in addressing food security issues  Maize dominates breeding, raising concerns over securing crop diversity and healthy diets Two homegrown African seed companies top the 2019 Access to Seeds Index for …

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WHO Innovation Challenge To Formally Announce 30 Finalists At The Africa Health Forum In Cabo Verde

The top 30 health-oriented innovations selected from a field of more than 2 400 entries to the first-ever WHO Innovation Challenge will be formally recognised on the opening day of the second WHO Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cabo Verde, on 26 March 2019. The WHO Innovation Challenge received a total of 2 471 applications …

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HEFICED Launches World’s First Global Self-service IP Address Management Platform

The launch of the world’s first global self-service IP (Internet Protocol) address management platform, Switch, will help automate a time-consuming manual process saving companies and government organisations critical time and money when managing their complex IP portfolios. Heficed’s innovative service makes controlling and managing an IP estate much easier for organisations needing to deploy a …

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Yinka Shonibare, Tesla And Conde Nast Confirmed Participants Of The Wish Africa Expo 2019

We are excited to announce the participation of renowned British-Nigerian artist, Yinka Shonibare; Global Director, Energy at TESLA, Alex Shoch and Head of Video at Conde Nast, Ezzie Chidi-Ofong at the WISH Africa Expo in London. The WISH Africa Expo is a two day showcase of pan African culture, commerce and development. The expo will …

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Leading African FMCG Manufacturer Gets Future-fit With Speedy Hana Database Migration

Bidco Africa, the largest manufacturer of FMCG in East Africa, migrates to SAP HANA Database to gain real-time, in-memory computing capabilities and improve its delivery to customers. With two of the continent’s fastest-growing economies and household consumption set to grow by more than 55% between 2015 and 2025, East Africa is poised to solidify its place …

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Record Breaking Transaction In The V&A Waterfront Marina In Cape Town

Specialist tourism advisory company, TPF Advisors, part of the Village N Life Group and an online commercial broker, Quoin Online, have just concluded the acquisition of the Lawhill Luxury Apartments block in the V&A Waterfront Marina by a South-African investor for a total consideration of R400-million.  The nearly 5,500 square metre block consists of 30 …

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African Media Agency Employee, Meganne Boho Gets Recognized For Her Civic Engagement For Women Empowerment

Meganne Boho, Account Manager at African Media Agency (AMA), has been recognized as Outstanding Leader in Civil Society for Women Empowerment by the International Association SEPHIS which advocates for Women Empowerment and Women Leadership. The recognition ceremony has been held during the launch of the African Women of the Future Fellowship, a fellowship initiated by the …

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Telecom Egypt And Nokia To Build Cloud Infrastructure For IoT Rollout In Egypt

Nokia and Telecom Egypt today announced they will build the first cloud infrastructure in Egypt exclusively for Internet of Things (IoT) services. Telecom Egypt will use Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) as a Service as the platform to launch IoT services for the enterprise segment later this year. Nokia WING enables operators like Telecom …

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IRTI and Effat University to Organize Joint Islamic Finance Conferences

The Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group is to collaborate with Jeddah-based Effat University to organize joint conferences on various aspects of Islamic finance. Acting Director General of IRTI, Dr. Sami Al-Suwailem, and Effat University President, Dr. Haifa Reda Jamal Allail, signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate …

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UFC 235: Kamaru Usman On Title Fight With Tyron Woodley

Kamaru Usman always believed he was destined to achieve great things. More than that, he felt he had a responsibility to do so. Born in Nigeria to a family wanting him to pursue a medical career while he harboured his own Olympic wrestling dreams, it just wasn’t always clear what Usman’s “something major” would be. …

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