Ethio Telecom partners five companies to resell its internet service

ETHIOPIA – Ethio Telecom, an Ethiopian telecommunication company, has signed a three-year contractual agreement with five virtual internet service partners to resell its internet service. The state-owned telecom provider signed partnership agreement with Sky Net IT Solutions, Zergaw ISP, Web Sprinks, Viva Tech Trading and Dule Business Group, Frehiwot Tamiru, Ethio Telecom CEO, described the agreement as “long-term agreement” aimed…

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Vivo Energy collaborates with FRDISI to support young entrepreneurship in Morocco

MOROCCO – Vivo Energy Morocco and the Foundation for Research, Development, and Innovation in Science and Engineering (FRDISI) are joining forces to support young Moroccan entrepreneurs. The two parties have agreed on the “Entrepreneurship Caravan,” which promotes youth entrepreneurship in an innovative way, in line with Morocco’s National Initiative for Human Development (INDH). Supporting entrepreneurship is a national priority in…

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IRENA partners with Alliance for Rural Electrification to boost off-grid renewables

AFRICA – The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE), to strengthen their existing cooperation on rural electrification and universal access to energy. The MoU was signed in the margins of the fifth International Off-grid Renewable Energy Conference (IOREC) by IRENA Director-General Francesco La Camera and ARE Chief Executive Officer…

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Workpay partners with fintech Kwara to offer streamlined HR & Payroll services to SACCOs in Kenya

KENYA – Digital banking fintech startup Kwara, has partnered with Workpay, a people management platform that enables businesses to hire, manage and pay employees from anywhere in Africa, to offer Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOs) in Kenya with human resource management and payroll processing solutions. The partnership will enable SACCOs to automate their Human Resource (HR) processes as a…

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Kenya Airways and South African Airways sign strategic partnership framework

SOUTH AFRICA – Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), has signed a Strategic Partnership Framework with South African Airways (SAA), a key milestone towards co-starting a Pan African Airline Group by 2023. The partnership framework follows the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) that the two airlines signed two months ago to foster the exchange of knowledge, expertise, innovation, digital technologies, and…

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Oracle and Orange partner to strengthen digital infrastructure in West Africa

WEST AFRICA – Oracle and Orange have signed a collaboration agreement as part of a joint plan to accelerate cloud-led digital transformation in West Africa. Under the agreement, the two companies will assess plans to build Oracle Cloud regions, using Orange’s infrastructure in Senegal and Ivory Coast as this aligns with a common objective of ensuring that all customer data is…

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Liquid and Orange partner to expand network reach across Africa

AFRICA – Liquid Intelligent Technologies and Orange have announced a new partnership to leverage each other’s existing networks in Africa, allowing them even greater access and opportunity to build their businesses throughout the continent. This partnership will give Liquid access to Orange’s extensive network in West Africa, including the new Djoliba network. Likewise, it will give Orange access to Liquid’s…

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Liquid and Microsoft partner to launch a video conferencing platform

ZIMBABWE – Pan-African technology group, Liquid Intelligent Technology, has partnered with Microsoft Corporation to launch a videoconferencing platform, OneVoice, which will allow Microsoft Teams to dial a landline or mobile phone. The new product comes at a time internet-based calling is gaining in popularity as people conduct more of their business online through platforms like Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WhatsApp and…

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Pay@ and FinChatBot partner to launch a first of its kind payment solution in South Africa

SOUTH AFRICA – Pay@, South Africa’s leading payment solutions provider, has announced its partnership with FinChatBot, a global technology company specializing in conversational Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to develop a first-of-its-kind payment solution for the South African market. The payment solution will be launched in the last quarter of 2021, with plans to expand it to other territories in the…

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DP World joins forces with CDC to invest US$1.7b in African ports

AFRICA –  DP World, a multinational logistics company based in Dubai, has partnered with the UK’s development finance institution and impact investor CDC Group to create a US$1.7 billion investment platform aimed at modernization and expansion of ports and inland logistics across Africa, starting in the ports of Dakar in Senegal, Sokhna in Egypt and Berbera in Somaliland. Trade enabled…

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