African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

Former Director of State Oil Assets and Entrepreneur Appointed to Lead African Energy Industry Lobby in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (“CEMAC”) Region

Leoncio is based in Malabo where he will act on behalf of the Chamber across all public and private sector energy initiatives in the region

The African Energy Chamber ( has appointed Leoncio Amada Nze, Founder & CEO of APEX Industries, as its Executive-President for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (“CEMAC”) which is made up of six states: Gabon, Cameroon, the Central African Republic (CAR), Chad, the Republic of the Congo and Equatorial…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Appoints President for East Africa

Elizabeth is based in Nairobi and will represent the Chamber across the region, including Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi

The African Energy Chamber ( has appointed Eng. Elizabeth Rogo, Founder & CEO of TSAVO Oilfield Services, as its President for East Africa. Elizabeth is based in Nairobi and will represent the Chamber across the region, including Kenya, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. Elizabeth’s appointment comes at…

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

African Development Bank appoints Nourredine Lafhel Acting Chief Risk Officer

An experienced risk management professional, Nourredine has more than twenty (20) years of experience in finance and risk management

The African Development Bank Group ( is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Nourredine Lafhel as Acting Chief Risk Officer, effective 6th April 2020. Lafhel, a Canadian national, is currently the Sovereign Credit and Market Risk Division Manager (PGRF3), in the Directorate of the Group Risk Management Function of the African Development Bank Group. An…

Source: Genesys |

Genesys helps organisations manage increased customer service demands and establish remote workforces during COVID-19 pandemic

Rapid Response offer gives organisations free cloud contact centre solution deployed in 48 hours, plus no premiums for volume spikes and comprehensive training and support

As the world adapts to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisations of all sizes are struggling to manage increased demand while working to keep employees safe. To help navigate these challenges, Genesys® (, the global leader in cloud customer experience and contact centre solutions, has launched a new Rapid Response offer to…

African Energy Chamber
Source: African Energy Chamber |

South Sudan Petroleum Minister Holds Talks with OPEC to Find Solutions on Oil Price War

Hon. Puot Kang notably expressed South Sudan’s willingness to work with OPEC and OPEC+ to end the price war in any way possible

While oil prices rebounded last week on hopes of successful negotiations between Saudi Arabia and Russia, they went back down again today following the negotiations’ delay. Oil prices currently average $25 to $30 a barrel, maintaining their historic low and hurting producers around the world. Recently appointed Minister of Petroleum…

Source: Bizcommunity |

The Bizcommunity: Not taking lockdown lying down

Bizcommunity’s essential daily business-to-business information provides a snapshot overview of 19 industry sectors that helps companies keep a virtual presence alive

In true South African spirit, even in times of adversity, daily stories of generosity and ingenuity abound. Never have we been more proud of how business communities are using our publishing platforms than since the outbreak of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Recent comments from UK press ( referring to South Africa’s 'formidable leadership'…

Source: Kwik |

Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of Ubisoft S.A. invests in Franco-Nigerian startup Kwik Delivery

Yves Guillemot, Founder & CEO of French video games giant Ubisoft S.A. has invested in Franco-Nigeiran startup Africa Delivery Technologies SAS, who operated the Kwik Delivery (http://Kwik.Delivery) platform in Nigeria. The investment, part of Kwik's ongoing Series A round, aims to allow the company to scale up in Nigeria as…

Source: UN Information Centre in Pretoria (UNIC) |

Coronavirus - South Africa: UNICEF South Africa thanks corporate South Africa for swift response to COVID-19

Momentum Metropolitan this week donated to UNICEF’s social protection programme to strengthen the capacity of Childline, another UNICEF partner.

UNICEF South Africa has thanked South African corporates which have been swift to offer support to help protect the lives and welfare of the country’s children. “We are enormously grateful for the very prompt support we have received from a number of corporates. This has enabled us to be nimble…

International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)
Source: International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) |

International Islamic Trade Finance Cooperation provides US$850 million for COVID-19 Emergency Interventions for Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member Countries in Most Need

Interim funds to be scaled up through close collaboration with strategic partners to offer trade finance and trade development solutions that meet the direct needs of member countries

Societies and economies are being affected by the unprecedented and unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. These include a major shift in global trade routes, changes in consumption and extraordinary levels of monetary easing and stimulus packages at a scale never experienced before. The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC)…

Bench Events
Source: Bench Events |

Over 3,000 register for virtual hospitality summit

The event features an impressive array of speakers, all giving their time free of charge to participate

Hospitality Tomorrow ( – Digital conference will unite the hospitality industry to combat the COVID-19 crisis Over 3,000 hospitality industry professionals have already registered and over 5,000 are expected to attend Hospitality Tomorrow, a free online summit, taking place tomorrow, 7th April, to discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis…