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Makro’s Customers Now Engage and Experience Instant Customer Care by Connecting with the Retailer Directly on WhatsApp

Impressive features available in Makro’s chat offering include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby stores

Makro announced today shoppers at its 22 South African outlets and busy online store will now experience instant customer care and service by directly connecting with the retailer on WhatsApp. Impressive features available in Makro’s chat offering include tracking orders, viewing current catalogues, accessing a digital store card, locating nearby…

Source: Thales Alenia Space |

Nilesat-301 satellite to be built by Thales Alenia Space

Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with Nilesat-201 to provide Ku-band services for the Middle East and North Africa

Thales Alenia Space (ThalesAleniaSpace.com), a Joint Venture between Thales (67%) and Leonardo (33%), announced today that it has signed a contract with the Egyptian operator Nilesat to build the Nilesat-301 geostationary communications satellite, winning the contract against an international field of competitors. Positioned at 7° West, Nilesat-301 will work with…

Source: The World Bank Group |

Comoros: World Bank Group Pledges $175 Million in Additional Support for Development Programs

The World Bank Group’s support will also help promote private sector and value chains development in agriculture and tourism

The World Bank Group pledged an additional $175 million over the period 2020-2022 to support Comoros’ development through its National Emergent Plan. The announcement was made at the Development Partners Conference for Comoros, held in Paris on December 2 and 3, 2019. This funding consists of grants and concessional credits…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank launches digital tool to help African youth learn to code

The goal is to scale up the program to 130 centers of excellence across the continent over a 10-year period

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) and technology firm Microsoft (https://bit.ly/2LiaqcU) today launched the ‘Coding for Employment’ digital training platform (https://Coding4Employment.org/), an online tool to provide digital skills to African youth, wherever they are across the continent. The platform, launched at the 2019 African Economic Conference in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, aims to…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon reaffirms its commitment to Ghana and Africa at Innovation Summit

The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and information communications technology (ICT)

The Innovation Africa 2019 Summit opens today in Accra, Ghana. The event is an important platform for African decision-makers in education and ICT. The Summit is a key opportunity for Canon to continue to increase its presence on the continent Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) (www.Canon-ME.com), a division of…

Lux Afrique Boutique
Source: Lux Afrique Boutique |

Lux Afrique Boutique Now Offers International Luxury Brands a Way into 54 Countries in Africa Through Their Online Luxury Shopping Platform

Brands like Louis XIII, David Morris, Yoko London, Montegrappa, Boadicea, Stephen Webster are just a some of the brands already signed up to the shopping platform

Lux Afrique Boutique (LAB) (https://LuxAfrique.Boutique/), is the first luxury online shopping platform that offers its VIP clients an opportunity to purchase and take delivery of luxury goods anywhere in Africa. Strong ambitions Historically, luxury brands have traditionally been associated with developed nations, as a result of this, it became common…

Source: MainOne |

Mainone’s Submarine Cable, Ready for Service in Cote d’Ivoire

MainOne’s entry into the Cote d’Ivoire market will facilitate world-class infrastructure availability and accessibility that meets market needs at any time

MainOne (https://www.MainOne.net/) today announces its submarine cable in Cote d’Ivoire is live and ready for service. The project, notable for being the first commercial cable system in service to deploy spectrum sharing capabilities, will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the…

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Source: WHO Regional Office for Africa |

World Health Organization (WHO) is spilling #TheTeaOnHIV for at least one million young Africans

The campaign also intends to expand the cadre of HIV champions helping spread simple yet vital information on HIV

As the 31st World AIDS Day approaches on 1 December, the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office in Africa launched today a social media campaign, #TheTeaOnHIV, that aims to better inform at least one million adolescents and young people about preventing HIV infection as well as living positively with the virus.…

Source: Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) |

Pulse Ranks 6th Most Engaging News Media Page Globally on Instagram

In a report released by Socialbakers, an AI-powered social media marketing company, Africa’s No. 1 new media publisher Pulse has been ranked the 6th most engaging news media page in the world

According to an Infographic released on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, by Socialbakers (https://bit.ly/2QYJVN4), a Prague-based social media marketing company, Pulse Nigeria's Instagram page (@pulsenigeria247)  (bit.ly/37NavyS) ranks as the sixth most interactive news page worldwide. With a total of 35.9 million interactions and 1.8 million followers, Pulse, Africa’s foremost digital platform…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

The African Energy Chamber launches the Top 25 Movers and Shakers to Watch list

The Top 25 Movers and Shakers to Watch list forms part of the African Energy Chamber’s African Energy Outlook

United States President Trump’s America First strategy to shape Africa’s energy industry; Barkindos OPEC to bring stability; Nigerian entrepreneurs dominate the African energy landscape; Angola on rebound; Senegal champions gas. Document link: http://bit.ly/2ONSA2q On Wednesday, the African Energy Chamber (https://EnergyChamber.org/) launched its inaugural Top 25 Movers and Shakers to Watch list.…