Month: September 2018

Instagram founders leave Facebook to explore new things

Instagram founders say they are leaving the company to explore “curiosity and creativity again”. The duo, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, sold the photo and video-sharing social networking service to Facebook for…

Letshego names new group managing director

In line with the Letshego Group Board’s ambition for the Group, and following the approval by the Botswana regulator, NBFIRA, the Letshego Group Board has appointed Smit Crouse as Letshego’s new Group…

African Innovation Foundation’s top 10 nominees announced 

IPA 2018 keenly contested with 3 000+ applicants from over 52 countries; This year’s innovations address critical challenges in ICT, agri-business, public health and the environment/ energy sectors; The top 10 nominees…

Insurance that every Small Business needs

Some small businesses consider insurance premiums to be an unnecessary expense, yet without insurance cover, they can experience financial difficulties if a peril covered by insurance was to occur. Insurance cover for…

How Djibouti like Zambia is about to lose its port to China

Beijing’s cumulative loans to Africa since 2000 amounted to $124-billion by 2016, according to figures compiled by the China-Africa Research Initiative (CARI). Djibouti is projected to take on public debt worth around…

Ecobank announce Winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

Nala, Virtual Identity and Wallet.ng dazzle judging panel to be the three winners of the competition; All 11 finalists were officially inducted into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to explore commercial partnerships…

300 industry leaders meet at CRU’s Africa Fertilizer Conference

CaCRU’s Africa Fertilizer Agribusiness 2018 conference is the fourth in a series organised in collaboration with the African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP). The three-day annual conference has become well-established in the…

FNBB Foundation And BPC sign MOU

First National Bank Foundation and Botswana Power Corporation (BPC) have officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding for their partnership towards a Corporate Social Investment initiative that has an objective to empower primary…

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