Watershed moment for African Internet: Installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola

The installation of SACS is considered a strategic project for Angola to advance the region’s digital economy and to improve global communications LUANDA, Angola, 9 August 2017 / APO / – The completion of the first direct link between Africa and South America has gained momentum at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. The installation of the […]

New Africa Infrastructure Fund

New Africa Infrastructure Fund

The new fund will focus on investments in infrastructure in Africa to support sustainable economic growth in the region while delivering an attractive return to its investors COPENHAGEN, Denmark, August 10, 2017/APO/ — A.P. Moller Holding (www.APMoller.com) has together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The […]

New Country Representative of UNICEF arrives in Sierra Leone

Dr El-Bashir, a Sudanese national, was previously the UNICEF Representative in Eritrea (2009–2013) and Zambia (2013–2017), and has worked for UNICEF in many different countries FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, August 10, 2017/APO/ — The new Representative of UNICEF in Sierra Leone, Dr Hamid El-Bashir Ibrahim, has been officially received by the Government of Sierra Leone at a […]

Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

Mozilla-backed research reveals main barriers to internet access in African countries

The research aims to understand, from a comparative perspective, how the citizens use the internet when data is subsidised and when it is not CAPE TOWN, South Africa, August 1, 2017/APO/ —Compelling Mozilla-backed research (www.Mozilla.org), carried out by Research ICT Africa, finds that significant barriers to internet access remains in four African countries – Rwanda, […]

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, adopts 3 word addresses

NIPOST will use what3words to increase the number of homes it can deliver to and improve delivery services in preparation for the take-off of Nigerian e-commerce LAGOS, Nigeria, August 3, 2017/APO/ — Nigeria’s postal service, NIPOST, has just announced its adoption of the innovative global addressing system what3words (www.what3words.com). Nigeria is the seventh country to adopt […]

Free Trade Agreements Present an Opportunity to Access New Markets

According to Furriel, the continents’ full potential will remain unfulfilled unless we address the challenges of poor infrastructure, small and fragmented markets, under-developed production structures and inadequate economic transformation JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, August 4, 2017/APO/ — The free trade agreements in Africa, particularly the Tripartite Free Trade Agreement and the envisaged Continental Free Trade Area present […]

Life-saving role of Red Cross volunteers during Ebola outbreak highlighted by new study

Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today GENEVA, Switzerland, June 23, 2017/APO/ —  Courageous volunteers may have prevented more than 10,000 Ebola cases during the 2013-2016 West Africa outbreak, according to estimates in a study published today. The […]

Half year: Dangote Cement records 12.6% Sales volume increase across Africa

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017 LAGOS, Nigeria, July 31, 2017/APO/ — Dangote Cement (DangoteCement.com), Africa’s largest cement producer, has announced its unaudited results for the six months ended 30th June 2017, posting a 12.6 percent increase in sales volume across Africa. In […]