Deutsche Post DHL
Source: Deutsche Post DHL |

DHL Global Connectedness Index 2020 signals recovery of globalization from COVID-19 setback

Four Sub-Saharan Africa countries among top 10 countries with the largest gains in connectedness

Global trade has rebounded strongly, sustaining economies around the world; ‘Digital globalization’ raced ahead as people flows plummeted; Country ranking led by The Netherlands, Singapore, Belgium, the United Arab Emirates and Ireland; Four Sub-Saharan Africa countries among top 10 countries with the largest gains in connectedness. Today, DHL (https://www.DPDHL.com) and…

Source: Investing in African Mining Indaba |

Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s President H.E Félix Tshisekedi confirmed to deliver the keynote address at Mining Indaba Virtual

Mining Indaba is renowned for offering a high calibre of speakers, and 2021 is no exception

Investing in African Mining Indaba (Mining Indaba) (www.MiningIndaba.com), part of Hyve Group Plc is delighted to announce the first line-up of keynote speakers for Mining Indaba Virtual, which will be held on 2-3 February 2021. Mining Indaba is renowned for offering a high calibre of speakers, and 2021 is no…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Local Currency Financing for Off-Grid Energy Solutions in Africa Limited, Needs Scaling Up - African Development Bank Report

Companies that invest in off-grid renewable energy solutions in Africa grapple with limited access to credit as a result of risk profiling

Although advantageous, local currency financing for off-grid renewables projects and businesses in Africa is still limited, according to a new report released by the African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/). The report, Exploring the Role of Guarantee Products in Supporting Local Currency Financing of Sustainable Off-Grid Energy Projects in Africa, summarized findings…

Blue Prism
Source: Blue Prism |

Blue Prism Intelligent Automation Now Available in AWS Marketplace

New offerings give organisations immediate access to intelligent digital workers and AWS machine learning services, expands Blue Prism’s relationship with AWS

Blue Prism (AIM: PRSM) (https://www.BluePrism.com/) today announced the availability of Blue Prism intelligent automation software in AWS Marketplace, giving Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Blue Prism customers another avenue for automation in the cloud. The listing includes Blue Prism on an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) instance with a set number…

Source: SouthBridge Group |

SouthBridge Group announces Two Major Transactions in the Republic of Togo

SouthBridge advised the Government of Togo to facilitate a strategic partnership with Olam International Limited and the Arise Special Economic Zone

SouthBridge Group (www.SouthBGroup.com), the official financial advisor of the Togolese government, today announced two transactions with Olam International Limited and its subsidiary Arise Special Economic Zone. SouthBridge Group, an innovative, pan-African financial advisory and investment firm, working with corporates, sovereigns and multinationals across the Continent, concluded two significant transactions in…

Source: APO Group |

Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu wins the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award

This year’s award brought together the largest and most influential panel of judges ever assembled for a journalism prize in Africa

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, today announced Zimbabwean journalist Debra Matabvu (@dmmatabvu) as the winner of the 2020 APO Group African Women in Media Award. The award recognizes, celebrates, and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.   Debra’s win…

Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD)
Source: Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) |

Signing of the Advisory Services Agreement between the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) and Xalq Bank, Uzbekistan

Xalq Bank is one of the partners of ICD since 2013, and has utilized USD 13 million Line of Financing Facility granted by ICD to finance ten SMEs in Uzbekistan

Mr. Ayman Amin Sejiny, the CEO of the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (www.ICD-idb.org), the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), and Mr. Farkhod Islomovich Salamov, Chairman of the Management Board of Xalq Bank, signed an Advisory Services Agreement in relation to…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Starts a Working Visit to Mozambique to Push for Natural Gas Adoption and Jobs Creation

The Chamber will be advocating for sound local content policies and development and a broader push for gas monetisation in order to fight energy poverty and create jobs

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) is in Mozambique this week on a working visit to meet with the country’s government authorities, representatives of the oil sector and local entrepreneurs and services providers. The Chamber will be advocating for sound local content policies and development and a broader push for gas…

Ecobank
Source: Ecobank |

Ecobank Group wins Awards from EMEA Finance, The Banker and Global Finance

The award of ‘Outstanding Crisis Leadership – Finance & Business’ was awarded to Ecobank by Global Finance

Leading pan-African banking group, Ecobank (https://www.Ecobank.com/), has won awards from EMEA Finance, The Banker and Global Finance. Ecobank’s awards in the EMEA Finance African Banking Awards 2020 includes the pan-African award for Financial Inclusion, and ‘Best Bank’ in Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Chad, Gabon, The Gambia, Guinea, Liberia and Mali.…

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Source: Nomanini |

Nestlé partners with Nomanini and Standard Bank to empower informal retail traders across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region

Through Nomanini's platform, Nestlé is able to provide much-needed access to sufficient working capital so that retailers can stock a wide range of high-quality products

Informal retail Micro, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) across the Eastern and Southern Africa Region (ESAR) are set to receive a technological and operational boost for their businesses, thanks to Nestlé, Nomanini (www.Nomanini.com) and Standard Bank. Announcing the project today, Bruno Olierhoek, Chairman and Managing Director of Nestlé ESAR, emphasised…