Ramaphosa’s energy plan to add 1950 MW to Eskom’s 6,000 MW need

South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa’s energy plan will reportedly add 1,950 MW of electricity to the country over the next three months to ease the country’s perennial electricity crisis. However, it does not suffice to cover up the shortages faced by Eskom. The country has been

Infobip, Network International to offer WhatsApp for business banking services

Network International, a digital payment solution frontrunner, has reportedly declared that it will introduce the WhatsApp feature for Business Banking services for financial institutions in Africa through a significant partnership with Infobip. Notably, Infobip is a full-stack cloud communicatio

Huawei, TD Africa partner to offer digital power solutions in Nigeria

Chinese tech major, Huawei Technologies, has reportedly partnered with Lagos-based, TD Africa, a leading distributor of lifestyle and tech-related services in the sub-Sahara region, to launch a set of revolutionary digital power solutions in the country. At the event launch held in Lagos, Mrs. Ch

AfDB sanctions $271M for Food Security & Economic Resilience Support Program

The Board of Directors at the AfDB (African Development Bank) have reportedly approved a loan of USD 271 million to fund Egypt’s Food Security and Economic Resilience Support Program. The aim is to support initiatives to diminish the impact of the universal blows on the domestic economy from R

UN spends $2Mn on a joint program for social protection in Nigeria

Faizat Badmus-Busari, Manager of joint SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) projects in Nigeria has reportedly spent $2 million through a joint program on social protection in the country. Faizat mentioned that the program received the funding from Sustainable Development Goals fund, offered to va

Haulage and travel rebound brings UK economy back on track

Latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have shown that the UK economy reportedly grew by 0.5% in May, marking a rebound in the gross domestic product (GDP) after a few tumultuous months. As per reports, the latest data depicted an uptick from the previous estimates for March

Cameroon government calls for emergency food support for 2.4 Mn people

The government of Cameroon has reportedly called for urgent food support for over 2.4 million people facing hunger along its northern borders with Nigeria and Chad. In a recent crisis meeting, authorities blamed insecurity, natural disasters, and intercommunal clashes for causing food shortages i

MSF seeks support from UN, Nigerian Govt over malnutrition crisis in Nigeria

Doctors without Borders, also known as Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), a global medical humanitarian organization has raised an alert over the increasing number of malnourished children in the north-west region of Nigeria. As per reports, the unit which offers medical help to people affected by e

Autochek acquires CoinAfrique to expand into Francophone Africa

Nigerian auto-tech startup Autochek has reportedly announced its takeover of CoinAfrique, a leading platform for classifieds and tenders in French-speaking Africa, to expand its services in the Francophone African region. Autochek offers digital solutions for enhancing and enabling a seamless and