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South Africa’s telecoms giant MTN ramps up efforts to support customers and communities as COVID-19 spreads across markets

In a statement to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C. on Monday, mobile telecommunications giant MTN revealed that 17 of its 21 markets have COVID-19 infections, adding that it was ramping up efforts to support...

Major player in mobile money in Africa and the Middle East Orange launches Orange Money in Morocco

After securing approval last summer from the "Bank Al Maghrib", Orange Morocco announced on Tuesday the launch of Orange Money in the kingdom to allow Moroccans make mobile payments and transfer money using their phones.

South Africa’s telecom giant MTN signs UN women empowerment principles to advance gender equality in Africa

South Africa's mobile telecommunications giant, MTN Group, has signed the United Nations Women Empowerment Principles to advance gender equality and empower women.Headquartered in Johannesburg, MTN Group Limited, formerly M-Cell, is a South Africa multinational mobile telecommunications company...

African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina names South African national Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice President

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, on Monday, named Ms. Bajabulile “Swazi” Tshabalala as Acting Senior Vice President of the Bank with immediate effect.Ms. Tshabalala, currently the Vice...

Key takeaways from GE Gas Power Summit for Sub-Saharan Africa in Cape Town

With recent major gas discoveries in Tanzania, Mozambique, Senegal, Mauritania and South Africa, Africa is poised to use gas technologies that are faster, more reliable, more cost-effective and more environmentally-friendly than coal or oil.

Nigeria senate finally moves to legalize electronic transactions and criminalize online fraud

The Nigerian Senate on Thursday considered a bill to provide enabling framework that would legalize all forms of electronic transactions undertaken in Nigeria.The bill, if passed and signed into law, will prohibit...

Central Energy Fund partners with Africa Energy Indaba, an oil and gas conference in Cape Town

The Central Energy Fund (CEF) has announced its partnership with the Africa Energy Indaba, an energy conference to be held in Cape Town, South Africa, from March 2 to March 4, 2020.The...

Africa is now ready to beat USA, Europe, Asia, Middle East, others in fourth industrial revolution battle

Africa is ready for the fourth industrial revolution, and is also set to outdo the achievements of the developed world. That was one of the messages that emerged at a seminar hosted by the African Development...

Off-grid solar industry grows into a $1.75 billion annual market, new World Bank and GOGLA report shows

The off-grid solar industry has grown into a $1.75 billion annual market, providing lighting and other energy services to 420 million users and remains on a solid growth curve, a new World Bank Group and GOGLA report...

Standard Chartered Bank signs $1.46 billion 550-kilometer long railway project with Tanzania

The Standard Chartered Bank has signed $1.46 billion railway project with Tanzania.Standard Chartered CEO Sanjay Rughani with Minister of Finance and Planning Hon. Phillip Mpango (Source: Standard Chartered |
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3 Nigerians dead from coronavirus in U.S. They were from Kano, Abia and Calabar

The Consul General of Nigeria in New York, Mr Benaoyagha Okoyen, has confirmed the death of...
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SERAP asks Nigerian federal government and central bank to provide spending details on COVID-19 relief funds, school feeding

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Federal Government and Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to “provide spending details...

Nigerian activists condemn killing of 8 inmates protesting against coronavirus in Kaduna prison

The Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership, CACOL has chastised the Kaduna state prison officials for their wanton murder of 8 inmates of...

Lagos to cover medical expenses for pregnant women and surgery patients amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday, announced more palliative measures for vulnerable residents who might be affected by the...

House of Representatives seeks 2-month free power supply for Nigerians amid coronavirus lockdowns and shutdowns

The House of Representatives is to consider a fresh Stimulus Bill that will ensure that Nigerians get free electricity supply for...
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