Telecoms mogul Masiyiwa named UK’s first black billionaire
The Zimbabwean-born businessman’s wealth is reported to be £1.087 billion, which elevates him into the ranks of Britain’s super-rich.
Liquid Telecoms rebrands, offers cloud-based services
The Pan-African technology group takes a new strategic direction, as it transforms into Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a multi-faceted digital services company.
Liquid Telecom seeks R9bn to refinance debt
The new funds are also intended to support the company as it continues to scale and expand its fibre network capabilities.
Zim telecoms tycoon Masiyiwa takes up seat on Netflix board
The businessman says the appointment offers him an opportunity to continue on new innovations.
Africa’s PPE portal expands, secures Gates Foundation partnership
The Africa Medical Supplies Platform experiences a surge in demand for medical supplies from AU member states, amid a peak in coronavirus infections.
Africa’s ‘Amazon’ for COVID-19 medical supplies launches
The Africa Medical Supplies Platform unlocks access to critical COVID-19 medical equipment for all member states of the African Union.
Ramaphosa tasks telecoms mogul Masiyiwa to source PPEs for Africa
The president appoints Zimbabwean telecoms billionaire Strive Masiyiwa to assist Africa in sourcing personal protection equipment.
Generation Africa kicks off next agritech competition for Africa
Organisers say the 2020 competition launched amid the coronavirus pandemic will give hope and support to agripreneurs on the African continent.
Jack Ma Foundation dishes out cash to African ‘netpreneurs’
Alibaba founder Jack Ma awards R15 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across the continent.
Liquid Telecom to invest R5.6bn in Egypt
The pan-African telecoms group will invest $400 million in Egyptian network infrastructure and data centres, following the completion of its `Cape to Cairo' link.
Liquid Telecom in venture to build Cape to Cairo fibre network
The company signs a deal with Telecom Egypt to enable it to complete Africa's terrestrial fibre network.