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The Dangote Group has deployed Freshservice by Freshworks, its cloud-based service desk software that helps modernize the IT teams along with other business functions. Integration of Freshservice offers a host of ITIL-aligned features, workflow automation, and powerful analytics, all accessible through a clean and intuitive interface. The Dangote Group is the leading provider of essential needs in food and shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership in cement manufacturing, sugar milling, sugar refining, flour milling,...

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Next to East Africa lies the Free Zone being the second fastest growing region in Africa: here it is predicted GDP growth by 4.9% by 2019. The report, commissioned by ICAEW and carried out by the prognosticator partner, Oxford Economics, highlights the role of economic diversity in coping with unstable oil prices and the price of raw materials.  According to the report, the slowdown in China is feared to result in a decline in demand...

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The African Development Funding Group has announced its partnership with Apollo Currency. The ADF, with its mandate of facilitating funding and solutions for the fulfillment of Africa continuously, investigates emerging technologies that will enable its vision to create wealth within Africa. It is for this reason that the ADF has identified Apollo Currency Africa as the only and obvious choice with regard to cryptocurrency and its application in an African perspective, to form a partnership...

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The Nigerian Communications Commission has said that the Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 115,938,255 million in March 2019. The disclosure was made on Monday by NCC in its Monthly Internet Subscribers Data for February posted on its website. The data showed that overall internet users increased to 115,938,225  in March from 114,725,357  recorded in February showing an increase of  1,212,868  new subscribers. According to the data, Airtel, MTN and Globacom gained more internet...

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The Dangote Group has deployed Freshservice by Freshworks, its cloud-based service desk software that helps modernize the IT teams along with other business functions. Integration of Freshservice offers a host of ITIL-aligned features, workflow automation, and powerful analytics, all accessible through a clean and intuitive interface. The Dangote Group is the leading provider of essential needs in food and shelter in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustained market leadership in cement manufacturing, sugar milling, sugar refining, flour milling,...

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South Africa is seeking to take on a leading role in the international space weather monitoring community, as it moves to become a key provider of space weather information to the global aviation sector for the African region. Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General in the Department of Science and Technology (DST), this week paid a visit to the Space Weather Regional Warning Centre for Africa. Based in Hermanus in the Western Cape, the SANSA facility is...

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a €3 million contribution from the Government of Austria in support of over 5,000 households in Chemba district, Sofala province in Mozambique, prioritising vulnerable children, adolescent girls and women. Much of Sofala province was devastated by Cyclone Idai, which struck on 14th March, and days of torrential rains that followed. Chemba district, while not one of the most affected by the cyclone, is long prone to flooding and...

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As Joule Africa enters the final stages in developing the Bumbuna II 143 MW hydropower project in Sierra Leone, the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), has committed US$4.9 million to finance remaining project development activities.  Mohale Rakgate, DBSA’s Group Executive for Project Preparation, commented: “Bumbuna II is a critical energy infrastructure project for Sierra Leone which will help to reduce the country’s dependence on fossils fuels and emergency power by providing affordable baseload power for...

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Bolt, the on-demand transportation platform that operates in 12 South African cities, has launched Bolt for Business, allowing companies of all sizes to manage and pay for corporate trips via a single, easy-to-use portal.  This addition to the Bolt range of services broadens the positive impact of on-demand transport for businesses, as companies can now democratise access to jobs by removing the ‘own transport required’ condition for employment, and have access to a simple service...

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Africa’s smartphone market saw a 7.1% decline in shipments quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q1 2019 to total 21.5 million units, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s recently published Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows the continent’s two biggest markets – Nigeria and South Africa – underperformed due to seasonal effects, posting QoQ declines of 14.7% and 23.4%, respectively. “While Africa’s smartphone market experienced a QoQ decline,...

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