Nigerian recruitment marketplace ROAM Jobs rebrands to The African Talent Company

NIGERIA – Leading recruitment marketplaces, ROAM Jobs has rebranded to The African Talent Company under the leadership of Hilda Kabushenga Kragha. Backed by its shareholders Swiss Ringier AG and Australian SEEK Ltd., the company has now significantly expanded its mandate to bridge the talent gap in Africa by addressing both the supply and demand side of the African labour market.…

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United Nations plans to accelerate access to clean energy by 2025 in Africa

AFRICA – The United Nations (UN) has announced a new plan to accelerate the transition to renewable energy in the least developed countries, particularly in Africa. The organization intends to catalyze the mobilization of US$600 billion for electrification and access to clean cooking by 2025. In Africa alone, 550 million people still do not have access to electricity according to…

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Frost & Sullivan appoints Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of Middle East, Africa, and South Asia

AFRICA – American business consulting firm, Frost & Sullivan has appointed Robin Joffe as Partner-Managing Director of its Middle East, Africa, and South Asia (MEASA) operations. Joffe brings over 25 years of international business experience in market entry across Asia, the United States, and Europe. He has successfully designed, implemented, and driven growth strategies developed top talent, and identified new…

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Morocco partners Saudi-Arabia to intensify renewable energy cooperation

MOROCCO – The government of Morocco has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia on the peaceful use of atomic energy. The signing of the agreement was done by Morocco’s minister of Energy Transition and Sustainable Development Leila Benali and Saudi-Arabia’s Minister of Energy, Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman. The memorandum aims to increase the two countries’ engagements in the…

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EBRD partners Bank Al-Maghrib to support climate risk management in Morocco

MOROCCO – The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement with Bank Al-Maghrib and Groupement Professionnel des Banques du Maroc (GPBM), to promote green finance and support climate and environmental risk management in Morocco. The three organizations agreed to establish “a framework of cooperation on the implementation of Directive 5/W/21 on financial risk management issued by…

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Switzerland’s NEAR Foundation partners Sankore to launch regional hub in Kenya

KENYA – NEAR Foundation, a Swiss non-profit that oversees the governance and development of the NEAR protocol, has launched a regional hub in Kenya dedicated to blockchain innovation. The new hub has been launched in partnership with blockchain community Sankore and will also lead blockchain education and talent development throughout the African continent. Kenya ranked fifth in last year’s Global…

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Aptech Africa commissions solar powered water treatment plant in Somaliland

SOMALILAND – Aptech Africa, an EPC company that provides solar and water pumping solutions, has commissioned a solar powered reverse osmosis water treatment plant in Caynabo, Somaliland. This project was funded by UNDP and used a reverse osmosis system supplied by Genius Water. The system has a nominal flow is 6m3/s. The flexotank capacity is 45m3/s which can fill at…

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Kenya Airways signs agreement with Africa World Airlines Limited to expand its connectivity to West Africa

KENYA – Kenya’s national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that it has inked a one-way interline agreement with regional carrier, Africa World Airlines Limited, to expand its connectivity to Ghana and West Africa. Julius Thairu, Kenya Airways chief commercial and customer officer, said the interline agreement will provide passengers with flight connections from KQ network to various points in…

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Isuzu Motors South Africa appoints Penelope Jabulile Mkhwanazi as Senior Vice President

SOUTH AFRICA – Isuzu Motors South Africa has appointed Penelope (Penny) Jabulile Mkhwanazi as the Senior Vice President for Revenue Generation Rest of Africa and International Markets. In her new role, Penny is responsible for all revenue generation in the Rest of Africa markets, including Sales and Aftersales. Penny joins Isuzu from Isanti where she held the role of Chief…

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Early vc firm Rali Cap launches US$30m to invest B2B and API-first fintechs across Africa

AFRICA – Rali Cap, an early-stage venture capital (vc) firm focused on emerging markets, has launched a US$30 million fund. Investors who took part in the funding include FT Partners, Breyer Capital, Propel VC, Better Tomorrow Ventures, Bain Capital, Lateral Capital, a few family offices, and HNIs. The firm invests in B2B and API-first fintechs across Africa, Latin America and…

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