Last push to eradicate polio from the world

Rotary and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are renewing their longstanding partnership to end polio, announcing a joint commitment of up to $450-million to support the global polio eradication effort. “Because of the efforts of Rotary and its partners,...

Africa key to Paxful success

Over the past five years, Africa has emerged as a leading market for global bitcoin marketplace, Paxful. The peer-to-peer bitcoin marketplace has announced its official 2019 growth metrics. On the heels of a November high, in which the company saw nearly $30 million...

Empowering women on the African agenda

Africa Trade and Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) has announced its collaboration with Global Sustainable Partnerships to spearhead the inaugural Women’s Program Engagement Council (WPEC). WPEC is a global initiative designed to help African women entrepreneurs...

Funds available for African off-grid projects

The Facility for Energy Inclusion’s Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) has reached a final equity close with $59-million in committed equity capital and $36-million debt facilities, to support innovative, off-grid energy access companies. The final close,...

Orange opens MEA HQ in Morocco

Orange has officially inaugurated the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco. “Orange is one of the rare international groups to have made the strategic choice, 20 years ago, to seek to develop in Africa and the Middle East,” says...

SAP, GIZ train 25 graduates in Ethiopia

Twenty-five newly-trained young digital professionals have graduated from the first-ever SAP Young Professional Program held in Ethiopia in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The graduates will join SAP partner and...