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Ecobank launches Ecobank Mobile App to transform Banking in Africa


The new App enables customers to open a new digital account with no more than a few clicks, with no paper references. Ecobank ( has launched the Ecobank Mobile App, an instant and convenient way of banking via the mobile phone. It is the first unified app delivered by any institution for use in 33 countries. Group CEO, Ade Ayeyemi …

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Intra-Africa Trade and Investment Key to the Growth of Africa


The future for a sustainable growth and development of Africa depends on increasing the levels of intra-Africa trade and investment within the African continent. This was said by the Acting Chief Executive Officer of Trade Invest Africa (TIA), Ms Lerato Mataboge during a seminar hosted by TIA, an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), and the …

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Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Xu Jinghu Attends African Union Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa


During the summit, Xu Jinghu respectively met with President Faure Essozimna Gnassingbé and Foreign Minister Robert Dussey of Togo. Special Representative of the Chinese Government on African Affairs Ambassador Xu Jinghu, on behalf of China, attended the African Union (AU) Extraordinary Summit on Maritime Security and Safety and Development in Africa held in Lomé, capital of Togo at invitation. During …

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Nigeria remains Africa’s ICT investment destination-Minister

Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu

The Minister for Communication, Mr Adebayo Shittu, said on Tuesday that Nigeria had become a major investment destination for investors in the Information Communication Technology(ICT) in Africa and around the world. Shittu said this during the African Investment Summit, as part of events at the ongoing Gulf Information Technology Exhibition (GITEX 2016) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates(UAE). He said that …

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Report charts path for ‘Nutrition Revolution’ in Africa


The Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) is having a positive impact in countries that have implemented its recommendations, according to the Annual Trends and Outlook Report (ATOR) released today. The report outlines how agriculture and food systems can improve food security and improve the health and productivity in Africa. The ATOR, was released by the Regional Strategic Analysis and …

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World Bank and China Scale Up Support for Africa


The World Bank Group is strengthening its partnership with China in support of African development through two major initiatives launched during the second “Investing in Africa Forum (IAF)”, a two-day international forum aimed at boosting investment across Sub-Saharan Africa. The Forum was held in Guangzhou, China, a region home to a large African business community. On September 7th, on the …

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Victoria Beckham and son Brooklyn on HIV awareness raising mission to Kenya with Born Free Africa and UNAIDS


Witnessing first-hand the successes and challenges of Kenya’s AIDS response, Victoria and Brooklyn Beckham call for greater commitment, action and funding to end the AIDS epidemic. UNAIDS International Goodwill Ambassador Victoria Beckham and her son, Brooklyn Beckham, have completed a three-day mission to Kenya with Born Free Africa and UNAIDS to raise awareness about HIV. Their visit focused on preventing …

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One Horizon Group Launches Its Proprietary VoIP Technology in Africa With Zimbabwe’s Leading Mobile Network Operator Econet Wireless


Application Is Live and Fully Integrated With Secure Mobile Payment Wallet EcoCash. One Horizon Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: OHGI), a leading carrier-grade VoIP solution for mobile providers and smartphones, today announced launching its proprietary VoIP technology in Africa through a license agreement with Zimbabwe’s leading mobile network operator Econet Wireless. The application allows roamers to make high-quality phone calls home for …

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Off-Grid Renewable Energy Bringing Universal Electricity Access to Africa


Off-grid renewable energy solutions can provide an estimated 60 percent of the additional generation needed to achieve universal access to reliable electricity sources, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which hosted the third International Off-Grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) this past week in Nairobi, Kenya. Roughly 15 percent of the world’s 7.4 billion people live without electricity, IRENA …

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Hilton Builds for the Future at AHIF with Its First Modular Hotel in Africa

Hilton Nairobi

Hilton Garden Inn Accra Liberation Road becomes landmark deal, with additional signings in Kenya and Nigeria as Hilton seeks to double its presence across the continent. Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT) ( has marked this year’s African Hotel Investment Forum (AHIF) with the announcement of new properties and extensions in three African countries. It continues the company’s commitment to expansion across …

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