Partners aim to increase healthcare access for 1,7m

Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined forces with Last Mile Health and Living Goods to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1,7-million people in up to six African...

Paxful aims to build on African success

Global peer-to-peer (P2P) bitcoin marketplace, Paxful, believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry. With millions of users globally...

More to be done about African malnutrition

African countries have made progress toward eradicating malnutrition and stunting but need to do more to hit United Nations malnutrition targets by 2025. This was the main message of a meeting that took place during the 33rd African Union Summit. Speakers at a meeting...

Ecobank signs up with Alipay

Ecobank has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with payment and lifestyle platform Alipay that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing a fast, safe, affordable and convenient way for workers to transfer money back home. The partnership...

Gilat, SES restore DRC Internet with satellite

High-performance internet connectivity was restored in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) within just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut, thanks to the combined efforts of Gilat Telecom and SES. The recent cable cuts affected...

E-commerce improves the lives of women

An e-commerce platform is helping women in East Africa access menstrual care, personal care and women’s health products. The platform is optimised to provide confidential access to products such as contraceptives and HIV self-test kits that are stigmatising to...