Ebola is causing enormous damage to West African economies, draining budgetary resources and slashing economic growth by up to 4 percent as foreign businessmen leave and projects are canceled, the African Development Bank president said.
A British national living in Sierra Leone has tested positive for Ebola, the first Briton to fall victim to the deadly disease that has spread across the West African region since March, the Department of Health said on Saturday.
At least 25 people died when a gold mine collapsed near the Central African Republic town of Bambari, a spokesman for the mainly Muslim Seleka rebels which run the mine said on Friday.
The world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton BHP.AX BLT.L, announced plans to spin off businesses worth an estimated $16 billion, most of them acquired in a 2001 merger, to focus on its most profitable activities.
Nomanini was able to secure an additional investment of ZAR 4.8 million ($449,000) from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The company provides a unique and colorful mobile Point-of-Sales (Pos) terminal to mobile operators...
President Barack Obama will announce on Tuesday that U.S. businesses have committed to investing $14 billion in construction, clean energy, banking, and information technology projects across Africa, a White House official said.
General Electric Co (GE.N) on Monday pledged to invest $2 billion in Africa by 2018 to boost infrastructure, worker skills and access to energy, an announcement timed to coincide with a U.S. summit meeting of nearly 50 African leaders.
Technology startups in Africa help mobile and internet usage increase and continually grow in the future. Currently, about 16 percent of the continent’s population has access to the internet and is increasing. This makes Africa a transformative potential in the digital world. Listed below are promising tech startup companies that show impressive development since its operation.
Safari the warrior crouches in the bush - a digitized heroine from the new mobile phone game "Afro Fighters" that its Nigerian creator hopes will soon rival the likes of Clash of Clans or Angry Birds on the world's handsets.
Two unions representing some of Telkom SA's workers said on Tuesday they would take the South African landline provider to court over possible retrenchments.
South African telecommunications company Telkom (TKGJ.J) made a second stab at buying IT infrastructure firmBusiness Connexion (BCXJ.J) with a 2.7 billion rand ($256 million) offer, seven years after competition concerns scuppered its first bid.
Microsoft made announcement at Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Ghana that it will launch a new TV white space partnerships and projects in Africa and three other continents to provide lowcost wireless connectivity to students and faculty at universities in Koforidua, Ghana.
Sunday Kenya made an agreement with China to finance 90% of the 609.3 kilometer railway project in Nairobi with cost estimate of SH 327 billion or $3.8 billion.
American billionaire Ronald Lauder through Pan African Investment Company (PIC) funds an undisclosed amount in convertible debt to Kenyan car manufacturing startup Mobius to produce Africa's cheapest car.
Dr Kiprono Kittony, the chairman of the Nigeria-Kenya Chamber of Commerce, announced in a meeting in Abuja Monday that 7 of the 46 newly discovered oil fields will be granted to Nigerian business men.
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