Apr 30 – The African Development Bank (AfDB) has released its newly approved 10-year strategy, whereby economic transformation as well as the quality and sustainability of growth are at the cornerstone of the group’s development plans.The strategy, which maps out growth plans for the continent …

Apr 29 – The volume of traffic from chat-based apps like Blackberry Messenger and WhatsApp have reportedly surpassed SMS text messaging for the first time, based on new data released today from research firm Informa.According to the report, in 2012 an average of 19.1 billion …

Apr 26 – Innovation isn’t a new ‘thing’ in Africa. Africans have been innovative for decades, coming up with creative African solutions to their day-to-day challenges.However, in the past year, as the world has begun focusing in on the continent’s success stories, a number of …

Apr 26 – In today’s competitive global environment, the use of logistics companies to courier items between countries and ‘on time’ is becoming increasingly necessary. Not unlike other industries, logistics companies throughout Africa have evolved exponentially as well. As have their clients’ requests, which have …

Apr 25 – In an effort to fund its upcoming elections in July, Zimbabwe’s Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, said on Wednesday the government was considering implementing new taxes on its mining sector.Three or four new taxes are under consideration, said Biti, some of which will …

Apr 25 – Out of 900 innovators from across the African continent, the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) contestants have been narrowed down to 10 finalists who have developed practical solutions for some of the continent’s most pervasive problems..The winners of the IPA 2013 …

Apr 23 – Recent large gas discoveries in Mozambique and Tanzania and commercial oil flows in Kenya show the potential of the enormous exploration frontiers of Eastern Africa, both onshore and offshore.The impact of this resurgence is rebalancing the Africa oil-gas industry landscape into a …

Apr 23 – One of the world’s largest energy companies, BP, announced plans today to invest in excess of R5 billion (approximately US$540 million) in South Africa and Mozambique over the next five years.During a visit to South Africa today, BP’s group managing director and …

Apr 22 – Main One, described as one of West Africa’s leading communications services companies, joined Africa’s top telecoms carriers and executives last week to discuss the future of the West African wholesale telecoms market, and offer solutions for enhanced and more effective broadband penetration …

Apr 22 – Trop-X, the Seychelles Securities Exchange, announced today that The SACOS Group Limited has signed a letter of engagement with Constant Capital (Seychelles) Limted, a Trop-X registered Sponsor Advisor, for listing on the Exchange in July 2013.With the announcement, the SACOS Group – …