APO - Africa Newsroom

Angola Cables
Source: Angola Cables |

Angola-Based Internet Exchange Point (IXP) Now Top-Three in Africa

Country emerging as growing tech hub on the continent

In just two years, Angonix (www.Angonix.net) – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (www.Angonix.net/about-angonix/statistics) (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region.…

Source: Kaspersky |

ShadowPad: How Attackers hide Backdoor in Software used by Hundreds of Large Companies around the World

ShadowPad is one of the largest known supply-chain attacks

Kaspersky Lab (www.Kaspersky.co.za) experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world. When activated, the backdoor allows attackers to download further malicious modules or steal data. Kaspersky Lab has alerted NetSarang, the vendor of the affected software, and…

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC)
Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Opportunities abound for foreign investment in Africa’s hospitality sector

The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers

The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers. The emerging markets are set to post faster growth in revenue than their counterparts in developed countries, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading…

Quantum Global Group
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (1)
    • (L-R) Joana Filipe Simplício, Legal Consultant, Silvia Fernandes, Head of department (Chefe de departamento in Portuguese), UTIP, Martin Bachmann, Group Head Active Management, Quantum Global Group
  • Links (1)
  • All (2)
Source: Quantum Global Group |

New Angolan beverage plant approved for development

Grupo Sun Ocean Lda is a project in Angola’s beverage sector with capacity to produce, package and distribute juice, water and wine with significant capacity to contribute to positive economic and social impacts in Angola

UTIP investment agreement signed for Grupo Sun Ocean Lda. -a company formed by Sun Ocean Holdings Ltd., a local partner with extensive experience in the Angolan market, Envasadora de Bata S.A. (Embasa) to be financed by QG African Infrastructure 1 LP Grupo Sun Ocean Lda. to benefit from substantial synergies…

Bench Events
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (6)
    • Scheduled capacity to Top 10 airports in Africa, August to December 2017
    • International arrivals in Africa by origin regions, January to July 2017
    • International arrivals in Africa, Top 10 destination countries, January to July 2017
    • International arrivals in Africa on the book by origin regions, August to December 2017
    • International arrivals in EAC on the book by origin regions, August to December 2017
    • Scheduled capacity to EAC main airports, August to December 2017
  • Links (1)
  • All (7)
Source: Bench Events |

Lagos slumps as travel to Africa displays double-digit growth

During the coming five months, August – December 2017, there will be 16% fewer airline seats on domestic routes and 9% fewer and on international routes to and from Lagos

An analysis of seat capacity for travel to the top ten international airports in Africa, produced by ForwardKeys, reveals that Lagos is seeing substantial declines in both domestic and international capacity, mainly because Arik Air is cutting 53% of its seats for the rest of 2017. During the coming five…

Aera Group
Source: Aera Group |

LUX* implements 100% renewable energy production project on Ile des Deux Cocos property

The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilization daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the property including during night-time

LUX* Resorts & Hotels has implemented 130 solar panels and batteries to fully substitute diesel-based power generation for the needs of Ile des Deux Cocos, off-grid South-East Mauritius (www.IleDesDeuxCocos.com/fr). The 20kWp project’s state-of-the-art design and storage solution will allow for 11 hours of utilization daily and fulfil self-sufficiency of the…

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

ECA launches the 2016 Malawi country profile

The Country profiles provide evidence based information and analyses on socio-economic trends and tracks progress in areas of regional integration, gender equality and social development in member-states

Twenty-one country profiles were released in 2016, covering Angola, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland in the Southern Africa region. Others are Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea [Spanish], Gabon and Chad for Central Africa. The ones done for the East Africa sub region are Burundi, Djibouti, Madagascar and Somalia.…

A.P. Moller Holding
Source: A.P. Moller Holding |

New Africa Infrastructure Fund

The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering an attractive return to its investors

A.P. Moller Holding (www.APMoller.com) has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of USD 550 million from anchor investors. Access the A.P. Moller Holding - Factsheet here (http://APO.af/qrt5D5). The new fund will focus on investments in…

Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit (UIOGS)
  • Multimedia content

  • Images (6)
    • Irene Muloni at the Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit
    • President Yoweri K Museveni
    • Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2016 (a)
    • Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2016 (b)
    • Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2016 (c)
    • Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2016 (d)
  • Links (1)
  • All (7)
Source: Uganda International Oil and Gas Summit (UIOGS) |

Total and CNOOC Lead as Knowledge Partners and Principal Sponsors at Uganda’s International Oil & Gas Summit

UIOGS 2017 Continues to Build Momentum as International Support Grows

Total and CNOOC Limited have confirmed their support for the 3rd Uganda International Oil & Gas Summit (UIOGS) 2017 (www.UIOGS.com), partnering as lead sponsors and co-hosts to the event when it returns 27-28th September at the Hotel Serena, Kampala. Hosted in 2016 by President Yoweri K Museveni alongside Hon. Minister…

Source: Groupe Renault |

Groupe Renault signs a new joint venture in Iran

The first vehicles to be produced at the plant will be new Symbol and new Duster

Groupe Renault, IDRO and PARTO NEGIN NASEH Co (NEGIN Holding) are announcing the creation of a new joint venture company in Iran to boost Renault's presence in the country and step up the brand's growth. The joint venture follows on from the strategic partnership agreement signed at the Paris Motor…