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Source: Angola Cables |

Angolan Cape2Rio entry celebrates record finish

Two-person, international crew claim best in-class performance following a tough race

Mussulo 40, the yacht with the only two-man crew to compete in the Cape2Rio regatta, has arrived in Rio, earning a fourth place finish overall and the top position in their category. As the only double-hander to leave Cape Town on January 1, 2017, the 40-foot yacht [sponsored by Angola…

Source: Etisalat |

Etisalat Prize for Literature Announces 2016 Shortlist

The Etisalat Prize for Literature is the first pan-African Prize that celebrates debut African writers of published book-length fiction

The fastest growing and Innovative telecommunication company, Etisalat Nigeria (http://Etisalat.com.ng), has announced the names of the three shortlisted authors for the 2016 edition of its pan-African flagship literary prize, the Etisalat Prize for Literature (https://Prize.Etisalat.com.ng). According to this year’s Chair of Judges, Helon Habila “In addition to originality of voice…

Source: ENGIE |

ENGIE signs an agreement for the development of Renewable Energies in Senegal

In Senegal, ENGIE has been selected for the Dakar TER project in partnership with Thales for the design and production of infrastructures and systems, with a contract amounting to 225 million euros

ENGIE (www.ENGIE.com) announces the signature of a partnership with ANER, the National Renewable Energies Agency in Senegal, to accelerate the development of renewable energies in the country. The first part of this agreement involves the development of solar energy for individuals in multi-occupancy or individual housing. The aim is to…

Source: CashlessAfrica |

Lagos to host CashlessAfrica Expo 2017

CashlessAfrica Expo 2017: Industry thought leaders from more than 40 countries to address “The future of finance” at the Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos – Nigeria, March 22 – 23, 2017

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments, remittances and more, in a continent where mobile phone penetration exceed bank accounts and bank cards ownership, combined. Africa’s highly regulated financial industry now needs to…

Source: Orange |

Orange Signs New Eight-Year Partnership with Confédération Africaine de Football as Official Sponsor of 5 Major CAF Competitions from 2017 - 2024

The eight-year sponsorship also covers the Total U-20 Africa Cup of Nations, the Total Women Africa Cup of Nations, the Total CAF Champions League and the Total CAF Super Cup

Starting with the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Gabon in January 2017, Orange has extended its sponsorship with the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to include the 2019 tournament in Cameroon, the 2021 tournament in Ivory Coast and the 2023 tournament in Guinea. The eight-year sponsorship also covers…

Source: Garmin Southern Africa |

#BeatYesterday The Garmin Way with MTN

The partnership and launch between Garmin and MTN generated much hype and positive coverage amongst the community of Ghana

Garmin (www.Garmin.co.za), an innovative lifestyle technology company recently partnered with MTN and launched a range of wearable tech watches into Ghana to encourage people to live a more active lifestyle. Garmin’s range of wearable tech watches are health and fitness watches that monitor and record daily activities to motivate you…

Source: Digital Kenya |

Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making

Landmark Publication from Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss Lifts Lid on the Intersection Between Entrepreneurialism and Kenya’s Impactful ICT Sector

‘Digital Kenya, An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making’ (http://DigitalKenyaBook.com), is a landmark publication analysing Kenya’s world-famous ICT sector and the economic factors, entrepreneurs, trends and innovations that have shaped the East African tech hub into what it is today - a thriving entrepreneurial sector at an unprecedented scale. The new book,…

Source: BearingPoint |

Sharp Increase in the Activity of Moroccan and French Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

In its third edition of the International Development Barometer, which is organised in conjunction with the Moroccan Exporters' Association (Asmex), BearingPoint observes sustained growth in the turnover of Moroccan and French companies in sub-Saharan Africa

Aware of the unprecedented impetus of African economies and of the potential offered by the various national and sub-regional markets, Moroccan and French companies are demonstrating new ambitions in Africa, which are expressed in their development strategies on the continent. According to the third edition of BearingPoint’s (www.BearingPoint.com) International Development…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Cyber security: Central African States adopt model cross-border laws

In a bid to provide technical assistance to the Secretariat General of ECCAS and CEMAC, the sub-regional Office of ECA for Central Africa, in collaboration with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), co-organized a workshop on harmonization of the cyber-security legal framework for Central Africa in 2011 in Libreville, Gabon

An exacting endeavour of the Central African Economic Community (ECCAS) member states - supported by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – has yielded fruits with the adoption by countries of the sub-region of model laws on telecommunications, cyber security and the regulatory framework…

Source: Gemalto |

Gemalto’s latest Device Management release boosts LTE adoption and usage

The proven Gemalto platform already manages over one billion devices worldwide, amongst which over 470 million devices in the Middle East and Africa

Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO) (www.Gemalto.com), the world leader in digital security, announces the latest version of its LinqUs Device Management (www.Gemalto.com/mobile/networks/device-management) solution, designed to help mobile operators provide subscribers with a seamless journey to LTE. It now offers operators real-time identification and automatic over-the-air configuration of their subscribers’ 4G devices…