Source: Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) |

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Launches Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy Startup Incubator – Call for Applications Announced

The Startup Incubator programme is aimed at helping women turn their renewable and green energy enterprise idea into a product or service that customers want to buy

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (http://www.AWIEForum.org) has launched a new initiative “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” and is pleased to announce the call for applications for a Startup Incubator in Malawi and Nigeria. The 12-month programme is funded by the African Women’s Development Fund…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Bank Regional Economic Outlook 2020: In West Africa, harnessing the youth workforce could speed economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 era

The report points to policies needed to improve skills to empower the West African labour force

Growth in West Africa, poised to expand by 4.0 percent in 2020, now projected to contract by -2.0 percent in 2020; Demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics increasing, though school enrolment, retention rates poor. West Africa’s burgeoning youth population offers a strategic workforce which can be harnessed for employment…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

East Africa holds its ground as Africa’s fastest growing region, despite COVID-19 disruption

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the region’s economic growth was projected at more than 5 percent, well above continent’s average of 3.3 percent and global average of 2.9 percent

COVID-19 curbs East Africa’s growth, but still the strongest in the continent; Report calls for transition to higher value-added activities to build resilience to shocks. Economic disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has pushed East Africa’s growth projection for 2020 down to 1.2 percent, a rate that outstrips other African…

Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Canon launches four new RF lenses – expanding the line-up’s capabilities to super-telephoto photography – plus two RF extenders

The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts

Alongside today’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras reimaginging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe (www.Canon-Europe.com) reveals four new RF lenses and two RF extenders. The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
Source: Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA) |

Meet the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 – a high-quality, professional A3+ photo printer with space-saving design

With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality prints from the convenience of a desktop

Canon Central and North Africa (www.Canon-CNA.com) today launches the imagePROGRAF PRO-300, an A3+ printer with the quality features of the award winning imagePROGRAF PRO series – perfect for semi-pros and aspiring photographers, small studios and photo labs. With a lightweight, compact form factor, this mighty printer can produce gallery quality…

EABW Digital Ltd
Source: EABW Digital Ltd |

East African Business Week News (EABW News) partners with APO Group

This partnership shall enable EABW NEWS to increase its content base in a bid to reach a wider readership in Africa

East Africa’s Leading online business news website East African Business Week News (EABW NEWS) (www.Busiweek.com) has today entered a media partnership agreement with the APO Group to publish its business-related news as it happens. The APO Group provides Africa-related news content to Bloomberg, Reuters, CNBC Africa, Africanews.com, Africa.com and many…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Libya: African Development Bank grants $0.5 million emergency relief assistance for personal protective equipment (PPE) protection against COVID-19

The Bank’s funding will contribute to supporting the country’s national Response Plan for COVID-19

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) have approved a grant of $480,000 to Libya under the Special Relief Fund (SRF) for the procurement of much-needed personal protective equipment (PPE) intended for treatment of cases of infection of the novel Coronavirus. The Bank’s funding will contribute to…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa (SA) and Zambia should formulate Innovative Solutions to manage COVID-19 effects on Economic Relations – Deputy Minister Gina

Gina stressed that the response to this pandemic had to be on par with the challenges and further suggested practical actions that could be considered during the virtual semina

The devastating effects of the Covid-19 pandemic suffered by our economies compels us to swiftly formulate innovative solutions that will manage and minimise the negative effects of the virus on our respective economic, cultural investment, political and trade relations. This was said by the Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and…

Source: The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa |

Coronavirus: South Africa and Zambia to strengthen Trade Relations

The theme for this year’s meeting is Developing Afrocentric solutions and forging partnership in response to COVID-19

The Deputy Minister of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic), Ms Nomalungelo Gina will address a virtual Trade and Investment seminar with Zambia. The two day-session will take place tomorrow,  9 July 2020 to Friday, 10 July 2020 from 09:00 The theme for this year’s meeting is…

Source: Temenos |

Al Ain Finance selects Temenos SaaS to remotely deploy Corporate Banking Solution during Covid-19

Temenos’ front-to-back advanced AI and cloud technology will be remotely implemented to power rapid digital transformation

UAE-based corporate finance institution selects Temenos Infinity and Temenos Transact on Temenos SaaS to address surge in digital banking for SMEs during Covid-19 and beyond ; Temenos’ front-to-back advanced AI and cloud technology will be remotely implemented to power rapid digital transformation; Temenos SaaS solution will replace Al Ain Finance’s…