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Technology and innovation ‘will help speed up removal of land sector corruption in Africa’

African countries must act faster to purge corruption in the land sector by harnessing technology and innovation, according to African Development Bank Senior Vice President Charles Boamah. Boamah, who was speaking to policymakers and stakeholders at a conference on Land Policy in Africa in the Ivorian capital, Abidjan, also called for the deployment of more financial […]

Hundreds of entrepreneurs to attend Ghana Tech Summit

The largest tech summit in West Africa is to take place in Ghana on December 13. Held at the Kempinski Hotel in Gold Coast City, Accra, Ghana Tech Summit brings together hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, digital marketers and creatives under one roof to address humanity’s grandest challenges via technology and entrepreneurship. Each year, 100 global […]

DSTI Sierra Leone’s Integrated GIS Portal wins US$773k grant from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a US$773,476 grant to the Directorate of Science, Technology, and Innovation (DSTI) in Sierra Leone to develop an Integrated GIS Portal that will utilise technology, software and devices to collect, label and model data to inform real-time government and development partner decision making. The grant will also […]

Greenlight Planet joins Orange in its commitment towards energy transition in Africa

Greenlight Planet, a solar pay-as-you-go provider in Africa, and Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, are announcing a partnership that aims to provide Orange’s customers with access to clean energy solutions in several African countries, including Burkina Faso, the Central African Republic, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali and Sierra Leone. […]

Sectranet and Nokia to provide high-speed broadband services to Nigerian users

Nokia has announced that Spectranet, Nigeria’s largest Internet Service Provider, will bring high-speed access to customers in Lagos and Abuja by deploying its GPON solution as part of an extensive Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) rollout. The solution will enable Spectranet to provide new ultra-broadband services such as 4K HD video streaming and online gaming to residential and […]

Nigeria Com 2019: Interview with Avanti’s Jane Egerton-Idehen

Nigeria Com speaks to Jane Egerton-Idehen, Country Manager Nigeria and Regional Sales Director West Africa, Avanti at the 2019 event.

Companies boost mentorship and training for young people in Sub-Saharan Africa

Nestlé and its regional partners have joined forces to launch the Regional Alliance for Youth in Sub-Saharan Africa to promote employability for young people. The alliance, which will focus on creating and implementing employability programmes, mentorship and training initiatives designed to equip young people with essential workplace skills, is part of the company’s business-driven movement […]

Digitisation key to shaping the future success and growth of African economies

The world as we know it, is dramatically shifting as a result of technology. And given the reach of digital technology and the change it promises, Habib Mahakian, Vice-President, Emerging Africa at Dell Technologies, says that organisations across the continent are in a race to become digital businesses. As an accelerator of development, the world […]

Nigeria’s Indorama Eleme Petrochemicals boosts power plant output and availability

GE Power and Indorama Eleme Petrochemials Limited have announced that they have successfully executed GE’s 6B Performance Improvement Package (PIP) upgrade on the first two out of six 6B gas turbines at the petrochemical facility in Eleme, Rivers State, Nigeria. The upgrade increased Indorama’s plant output by 15% per gas turbine, more than doubling the […]

Canon showcases latest innovations in printing at West Africa Digital Construction 2019

Canon, a world-leader in imaging solutions, participated in the recent West Africa Digital Construction in Lagos. At the event Canon presented to government entities and construction companies some of its key applications of the TX series and the TM series which provide exceptional print quality. The imagePROGRAF TM Series offers customers high performance at high […]

Senegal launches first ever Senegal Oil and Power Conference and Exhibition

The first ever Senegal Oil & Power Conference and Exhibition will be held next year in Dakar from May 27 to 28. Organised by Africa Oil & Power and supported by the Government of Senegal, Cos-Petrogaz, Petrosen and Senelec, the conference will herald a new era of investment in one of West Africa’s leading business […]

VC4AS announces top 12 ventures for 2019 Series-A Venture Showcase

VC4A has announced the 12 ventures for its 2019 Venture Showcase. These companies represent the best investment opportunities on the continent and have been vetted by 40 VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process. The companies demonstrate strong revenues and competitive edge, are well-positioned for regional and internal expansion, and are working on […]

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