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SimbaPay announces single money transfer of up to $45,000 (USD) to Africa


Technology news: Announcement of SimbaPay’s increased transfer limit raises the bar for digital transaction providers to the African continent. SimbaPay ( is revolutionizing the remittance space through its official announcement of raising the single transaction limit to a whopping $45,000. This is substantially higher than the previous transaction limit of $3,000. According to Victor Karanja, Head of Operations at SimbaPay, …

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Africa’s digital enterprise


The internet in Africa in recent years has exploded, from chat forums and photo-sharing sites to gaming and educational usage. These are all huge growth areas in Africa’s digital enterprise. While the telecommunications market in Africa is still in its early stages of development, it is also one of the fastest-growing in the world. Mobile telephone services in Africa have …

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Social Entrepreneurs provide sustainable solutions for Africa’ development priorities

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Is social entrepreneurship the new face of development? Social entrepreneurs across Africa are contributing to advances in education, healthcare, financial inclusion, environmental protection and other social issues. This was highlighted in the Reach for Change Africa 2015 Social Impact Report, which shared impact numbers and stories from social entrepreneurs supported in Reach for Change’s programs. In 2015, over 100 African …

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5 of Africa’s Leading Innovative Companies


Africa is fast becoming synonymous with innovation and technological advances that are simplifying the developing conditions of Africa. These innovative companies are fast making their mark across Africa and the world; as a result Africa is seeing an increase in companies dedicated to solid innovation and providing some of the best jobs on the continent. 1. Rocket Internet The company …

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Africa and Russia strengthen ties to build on their potential

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma

The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, on Thursday 21 April 2016, concluded her second official visit to Russia, which ended on a high note, with commitment to strengthen the relationship between Africa and the Russian Federation. In meetings with the Russian Federation Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sergey Lavrov and the Chairperson of the Council …

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MTN selects BCSG to bring cloud services to small businesses across Africa


BCSG thas been selected by MTN Group to refresh its cloud services proposition for businesses. MTN Cloud Services will provide the CSP’s business customers with an enhanced range of market leading SaaS and IaaS solutions like Microsoft Office 365 and Cisco Webex. These services help MTN customers to run their businesses more efficiently and effectively, and allow MTN to strengthen …

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You can count on the AfDB as partner in delivering education for Africa


Partnership – between the public, the private and the ‘third’ sector of NGOs and Foundations – was the theme of an event hosted by the Global Business Coalition for Education on Thursday in Washington. “We need to preach revolution, as things have to change”, said the Portland Trust. The Wellbeing Foundation continued: “We cannot exist; we cannot pursue; we cannot …

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Africa in partnership for the Provision of Digital Identification


African leaders and development partners have agreed on a common approach for accelerating the provision of unique identification to millions of people in Africa as a means to foster more inclusive economies and greater regional integration. At a high-level meeting during the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings, representatives from the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States, the East …

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Planet Earth Institute and African Academy of Sciences join forces to support the development of research leaders in Africa


The partnership will support the development of research leaders in Africa by creating a new PhD grant programme for African students in water, energy, agro-business and basic sciences research. The Planet Earth Institute and the African Academy of Sciences have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The Memorandum of Understanding will create a new PhD grant programme for African students, and …

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Africa: Google Launches Digital Skills Training Drive for 1 Million African Youth


Google in SubSaharan Africa has launched its massive #digitalskills4Africa training programme in Nairobi, Kenya with an aim to enroll and equip more than a million young Africans with free digital skills. The programme that started three months ago, has already seen more than 11,000 Kenyans using the programme’s platform on which is a digital training initiative delivered by Livity …

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