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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.

Jun 19, 2020

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.

Nov 18, 2019

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.

Dec 10, 2018

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.

Jul 17, 2018

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.

Jul 10, 2017

Liquid Telecom raises R9.4bn for expansion

The group's debut R7.4 billion bond offering attracted strong interest from international markets and the group has added R2 billion through a term loan.

Jun 29, 2016

Why Neotel-Liquid deal makes sense

Analysts believe that Liquid Telecom and RBH are good suitors for Neotel, after a R6.5 billion buy-out deal was announced.


Altech, Econet at impasse

A Botswana court will decide who is a buyer or a seller, at $100 million, for half of the Econet Wireless Global stake, says Altech.

Feb 8, 2005

Econet arbitration over: decision pending

Econet Wireless International expects the arbitrators to make a ruling in its shareholders dispute with VMobile within the next three months.


EWI retains third Kenyan cell licence

EWI claims that the Kenyan High Court has overturned a weekend decision by the government to rescind its ownership of the third cell licence.

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