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Improving digital access offers greatest private-sector investment opportunity in achieving the SDGs in Africa, says Standard Chartered

The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa

Opportunity2030 study reveals an almost USD200 billion private-sector investment opportunity in contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in five African countries; The study examines the most impactful opportunities for investing in three infrastructure-focused SDGs in five high-growth markets in Africa: Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia. Opportunity2030: The Standard…

Source: Bizcommunity |

Afro-disruption: 6 reasons to book for BizTrendsLIVE!2020

BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality

Afro-disruption and Afro-centrism will be trending when Bizcommunity in association with Ster-Kinekor and Kantar, bring you BizTrendsLIVE!2020, on Thursday, 30 January 2020. 1. A new vision of Africa 2020 BizTrendsLIVE!2020 is where a new vision for Africa becomes reality. Eight speakers, a 360 perspective, from London to Lagos, Senegal to…

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Ride the wave of the African Continental Free Trade Area, African Development Bank president Adesina Urges United Kingdom (UK) investors

The Bank’s chief argued that Africa and the UK should be significant trading partners

Africa is on the cusp of unmatched economic transformation, and the UK must engage in a “partnership of change,” African Development Bank (https://www.AfDB.org/) President Akinwumi Adesina said Tuesday in a keynote address at a UK Parliamentary Symposium. “The Africa of the 21st century is very different. The Africa of the…

Source: IT News Africa |

Controversial Author and Co-founder of “Africa’s Amazon” to deliver keynote at Digital Retail Forum, Johannesburg

Founder of Africa's answer to Amazon joins Digital Retail Forum 2020 (DRF2020) as Keynote Speaker

Marek Zmysłowski, Polish-born entrepreneur focused on online businesses in Frontier and Emerging Markets, has been confirmed as a Keynote Speaker at the Digital Retail Forum 2020 (https://DigitalRetailForum.co.za/) — taking place on 29 January at Emperors Palace in Johannesburg, South Africa. #DRF2020 (https://DigitalRetailForum.co.za/) aims to bring together more than 200 retail industry leaders…

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Keynote Speech delivered by Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina at the UK-Africa Investment Summit, “Sustainable Infrastructure Forum”

The Department for International Development (DFID) is a key strategic partner of the African Development Bank

By Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina Good morning everyone! It’s a pleasure to join you at this special side event organized as part of the UK-Africa Investment Summit. Let me congratulate the organizers, the Department for International Development (DFID) and Her Majesty’s Trade Commissioner for Africa for hosting us today. The…

Pinngle Safe Messenger
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1 Month of Free International Calls to the U.S and Canada via Pinngle Messenger starts Today

Pinngle is a free messaging app that allows users to communicate safely and securely through text and high-quality voice and video calls among Pinngle to Pinngle users

To celebrate its 5 million users on Google Play, Pinngle Messenger is giving away free minutes for its users to make international calls to landlines or mobile numbers in the U.S and Canada via Pinngle-out starting from January 21, 2020, till February 29, 2020. Pinngle is a free messaging app…

Source: British Embassy Cairo |

United Kingdom (UK) – Egypt announce joint economic partnership

During the UK-Africa Investment Summit, the UK and Egypt announce agree to enhance economic cooperation

Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Alok Sharma and Minister of International Cooperation for the Arab Republic of Egypt Dr. Rania Al-Mashat have agreed in a joint statement to enhance economic cooperation. Secretary of State for International Development of the United Kingdom Alok Sharma said: The…

Source: The United Kingdom's Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport |

African tech firms invited to join UK-led growth project

The United Kingdom (UK)’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups

Application process underway as government ministers and business leaders attend first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit; Africa has a fast-growing tech sector which is driving growth and creating jobs on the continent Some of Africa’s most innovative start-ups are invited to take part in a global tech project to take their…

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Janngo pledges €60 million at Davos to back African startups leveraging technology to achieve the SDGs

Janngo unveils Janngo Capital Startup Fund, its €60m Venture Capital fund dedicated to financing tech-enabled startup accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa, with a €15m anchor investment by the European Investment Bank

On the eve of its participation to the 50th World Economic Forum, Janngo (http://www.Janngo.Africa) pledges 60€ million to back technology startups with a double bottom line approach through its dedicated investment vehicle Janngo Capital Startup Fund. The fund is a first of its kind Venture Capital & Impact vehicle investing…

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Successful launch of EUTELSAT KONNECT

Built by Thales Alenia Space, the EUTELSAT KONNECT communications satellite, features all-electric propulsion and operates in Ka-band

The EUTELSAT KONNECT satellite was successfully launched into Geostationary Transfer Orbit by Arianespace using an Ariane 5 rocket that lifted off from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, at 9.05 pm Universal Time (10.05 pm CET) on January 16. The separation of the all-electric satellite occurred after a…