Source: Eutelsat |

Konnect Africa offers Broadband Internet Connection to all Isolation Centers in Sokoto State, Nigeria to fight against Covid-19

Konnect joins the fight of several African governments to combat Covid-19 by allowing access to care for the greatest number of people

Konnect, a subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications (NYSE Euronext Paris: ETL) (www.Eutelsat.com), pursues its ambition to connect the entire African continent to very high speed Internet, and more particularly in this context of the current health crisis. Konnect has recently proposed to offer broadband internet connection to isolation centers to fight…

Source: The Big 5 Digital Festival Africa |

New Digital Festival by the Big 5 to Connect Thousands of Construction Professionals across Africa

On July 21-22, the first ever Big 5 Digital Festival Africa aims to rebuild confidence in the African infrastructure and construction community and define the path to the post-Covid recovery

The global pandemic and restrictions over travel and gatherings are posing unprecedented challenges to businesses, and the building and construction industry is no exception. Technology and event organisers’ experience are bridging the physical gap, providing viable solutions to overcome at least some of today’s pressing issues. On July 21 and…

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Send money to Tanzania from anywhere around the World

Vodacom customers will now have the option and ability to easily transfer and receive funds from individuals across more than 200 countries worldwide

Over 200 countries can send and receive money via Vodacom’s Tanzania M-Pesa; The mobile Money services continues to drive economic growth and financial inclusion in Africa. Tanzania’s leading mobile money service provider – Vodacom M-Pesa - has announced the expansion of its International Money Transfer service portfolio. Vodacom customers will now…

Source: Africa.com |

Digital Consumer Trends that Will Continue to Dominate Daily Life in Africa

The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time

Africa.com kicks off another five sessions of its successful webinar series in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School, Crisis Management for African Business Leaders - the largest ever gathering of c-suite executives in Africa. The series kicks off on Wednesday, July 8 at 16:00 South Africa time. The first…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

African ministers, social partners join International Labour Organization (ILO) high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing massive human suffering and exposing the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises on the continent

More than 50 African ministers of labour or employment, along with representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and international organizations joined the International Labour Organization (www.ILO.org) Regional Office for Africa on Thursday, 2 July for a virtual forum to discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the…

Canon Central and North Africa (CCNA)
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Canon opens registration for REIMAGINE: its biggest product launch yet

On Thursday 9th July, 14:00 CEST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 14:00 CEST)

Canon (www.Canon-CNA.com) today announces details of REIMAGINE (https://bit.ly/2VIcxM8) – a live-streaming event revealing and discussing its biggest product launch yet. On Thursday 9th July, 14:00 CEST, registered attendees can join the REIMAGINE keynote session (starting 14:00 CEST) which will uncover the details of the innovative product launch and also attend…

Paxful
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Global Marketplace Paxful Taps South African-Born Youth, to help Launch a Global Entrepreneurship Program

Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth

In a recent report titled, Workforce of the future 2030 (https://pwc.to/2VGoF0a), PWC contends that by 2030: “Africa will be home to more than a quarter of the world’s population of under 25’s. Under 25’s in total will make up 60% of the continent’s total population. By then, 15% of the…

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Ecobank Transnational Incorporated holds its 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Shareholders approve resolutions

Shareholders were pleased with ETI’s progress in 2019 and approved all the resolutions at the AGM, which included the election of two new directors

Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“ETI”), the parent of the Ecobank Group (http://www.Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African bank with banking operations in 33 countries, concluded its 32nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Extraordinary General Meeting in Lagos, Nigeria, today. For the first time in the history of ETI and in line with preventive…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

African Development Fund approves $9.52 million to enhance coordinated COVID-19 response in East and Horn of Africa and the Comoros

The funds will be used to bolster health systems and disease surveillance, enhance infection prevention and control, and improve regional coordination

The Board of Directors of the African Development Fund (ADF) have approved grants totaling $9.52 million to strengthen responses to the COVID-19 pandemic in East Africa and the Horn, and in the Comoros. The grant, approved on 26 June, is part of the $10 billion COVID-19 Rapid Response Facility (CRF)…

Source: Oracle |

Building resiliency in times of uncertainty (By George Ferreira)

Business resilience remains one of the most important and relevant ways for organisations to bypass legacy challenges and to explore new opportunities

By George Ferreira, Senior Sales Director: Applications at Oracle South Africa and SADC The recent months have likely been the biggest challenge for all organisations across the continent. With almost no warning, millions of businesses – indiscriminate of size or stature – suddenly went from operating as usual to facing…