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: 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: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

Global leaders to address International Labour Organization (ILO) Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages

More than 50 Heads of State and government, as well as prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders are to take part in global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work, which be held online, 7-9 July. Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages.…

Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group)
Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

Islamic Development Bank Group to respond to COVID-19 with USD 2.3 Billion package and to launch three supportive and robust initiatives in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and Annual Investment Meeting (AIM)

A prime goal behind the initiative is to promote and provide a robust platform for the investment and prosperous trade opportunities in Member Countries

A crowd of over 1000+ engaged participants comprising of exceptional entities, seasonal practitioners, Government officials, individual investors, business associations, entrepreneurs, Multilateral and financial institutions, Chairmen, Presidents & CEOs of local/international companies, Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Investment promotion agencies, came together to celebrate in the IsDB Group Private Sector…

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
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Source: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) |

Coronavirus - In Côte d’Ivoire, pandemic prompts surge in extreme poverty

Targeted measures such as tax relief may help, UNDP study finds

COVID-19 has struck informal workers especially hard in Cote d’Ivoire, causing the number of households considered “extremely poor” to spike nearly four-fold, according to a new assessment by UNDP and national authorities, which will inform policies and programs to help the country recover. Three surveys—of households, businesses, and the informal economy—found the…

Source: Paxful |

Paxful announces strategic partnership with global cryptocurrency exchange OKEx

The partnership offers more bitcoin payment options for users in developing regions as P2P trade surges in South Africa and Nigeria

Paxful, a leading peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace (https://Paxful.com) that aims to bring financial inclusion and access to the underbanked and unbanked in developing countries, has joined forces with OKEx (https://www.OKEx.com/), one of the world’s largest and most diverse cryptocurrency spot and derivatives exchanges. The strategic partnership will offer several payment methods…

Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group)
Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

Islamic Development Bank Group to respond to COVID-19 with USD 2.3 Billion package and to launch three supportive and robust initiatives in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and AIM

A prime goal behind the initiative is to promote and provide a robust platform for the investment and prosperous trade opportunities in Member Countries

A crowd of over 1000+ engaged participants comprising of exceptional entities, seasonal practitioners, Government officials, individual investors, business associations, entrepreneurs, Multilateral and financial institutions, Chairmen, Presidents & CEOs of local/international companies, Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Investment promotion agencies, came together to celebrate in the IsDB Group (https://www.IsDB.org/) Private…

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Source: Vodacom Tanzania Plc |

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: 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…