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Congo seeks relief talks with oil traders over $2bn debt

By: Reuters     20th February 2018 Congo Republic is set to become the latest African country to start debt relief talks with trading houses after borrowing $2-billion from merchants such as Trafigura and Glencore but now finding its debt levels unsustainable, sources familiar with the matter said. Trading houses regularly lend... 

Congo Republic plans to join Opec oil cartel

By: Reuters     18th January 2018 Congo Republic plans to join the Opec oil cartel, the government said, as the former French colony presses ahead with projects that could help it become the third-largest oil producer in sub-Saharan Africa. "The Republic of Congo has decided to accede to the Organization of the Petroleum... 

Paragon sponsors UJ’s Graduate School of Architecture

     17th November 2017 The main sponsor of the Summer Show 2017 at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Graduate School of Architecture (GSA) in November is leading architecture, interior design, and space-planning practice Paragon of Sandton, Johannesburg. Paragon has a long association with UJ’s Graduate School of... 

SAA cuts back on domestic, regional flights

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th September 2017 Effective October 29, South African Airways (SAA) will reduce its daily Port Elizabeth and East London flights, along with some of its flights to Central Africa, as it continues to monitor route performance. The State-owned airliner on Wednesday said it had made some capacity adjustments to align... 

Infrastructure initiative garners support from nine African presidents

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st August 2017 Spearheaded by South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma, the Presidential Infrastructure Champion Initiative (PICI), aimed at accelerating regional trade and unlocking the economic potential of the continent, now has nine African presidents on board, with ten projects in the spotlight as Africa... 

Paragon is one of the largest design practices in Africa

     16th August 2017 Leading architectural, interior design, and space planning practice Paragon is one of the largest in Africa. Over the past seven years, it has undertaken projects in 18 countries on the continent, and in Brazil. Projects have been completed in eleven countries in Africa, encompassing both... 

Power & Electricity World Africa 2017

     9th March 2017 Africa’s largest power and electricity show - Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 celebrates its 20th anniversary. The show welcomes over 7000 attendees and hosts a mecca of solution providers spanning 3 halls and thousands of square meters. Taking place in Johannesburg South Africa, this is a... 

Randgold CEO Bristow ‘super excited’ about Africa as ‘next China’ 

By: Martin Creamer     26th September 2016 Africa needs investments coupled with aggressive growth and if correctly managed, will be the world’s "next China", says Randgold Resources CEO Dr Mark Bristow, who has developed half a dozen highly successful gold mines on the continent besides traversing its length and breadth on his motor... 

Congo gets first solid-waste landfill

By: Anine Kilian     10th August 2016 Lifoula village in the Congo will open its first solid-waste landfill cell in 2017, designed, built and operated by global waste management solutions provider Averda. The Lifoula landfill, which will span 40 ha, will have eight storage cells in total and an operational life span of 15 years. 

Averda Is Set To Build Republic Of Congo’s First Municipal Solid Waste Landfill

     10th August 2016 In July 2016, members of the Parliamentary Committee of the Congolese Government and the Economic and Financial Commission of Congo National Assembly, representatives of Brazzaville Municipality and the Mayors of Pointe Noire and Brazzaville, visited Lifoula landfill site – this will become... 

Telecoms traffic monitoring systems play the same role as Customs and Immigration for emerging countries

     4th July 2016 Telecommunications traffic monitoring systems ensure accurate real-time collection of traffic data and enable government to enforce compliancy with the telecoms regulations and maintain total control over the whole data collection and billing process.   Governments and regulators need telecoms... 

‘Aftershocks’ hit MTN Q1 subscriber numbers

By: Natasha Odendaal     21st April 2016 Telecommunications giant MTN got off to a shaky start to the year, as events towards the end of 2015 hit first-quarter subscriber numbers and pushed the group to take a “back-to-basics” approach to get back on track. MTN last year took an earnings hit on the back of operational challenges,... 

Alcatel-Lucent to start construction of ACE undersea cable system’s next phase to improve broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa

     25th November 2015 5,000km Africa Coast to Europe system extension to South Africa from Sao Tomé-et-Principe will further improve cost-effective broadband supporting applications for education, healthcare and other e-services. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks, the undersea cables subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, is... 

Next phase of Europe to Africa subsea cables kicks off

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th November 2015 The next phase of the 17 000 km Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable system, which will extend to South Africa and bring the number of countries connected to the cable to 25, is set to get under way. Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks was preparing to deploy its 100 Gb/s submarine... 

MTN, Liquid team up for Africa extensions

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th August 2015 Telecommunications giant MTN and Liquid Telecom on Monday announced a partnership that would see the duo leverage each others' fixed and wireless networks and combining their respective footprints to reach more business customers across Africa and in Europe. The deal would enable the parties to... 

MTN reports double-digit fall in H1 earnings 

By: Natasha Odendaal     5th August 2015 Telecommunications group MTN on Wednesday posted a double-digit decline in earnings for the six months to June 30, as its Nigeria operations faced headwinds and foreign exchange fluctuations hit revenue. Group headline earnings a share plunged 10.3% to 654c during the six months, while earnings a... 

Infrastructure investment spending has quadrupled – Zuma 

By: African News Agency      11th June 2015 Infrastructure investment spending in South Africa had increased and was being taken seriously as Africa was receiving a growing share of foreign direct investment, President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday. “Infrastructure investment spending has quadrupled, exports have increased and Africa is... 


     1st June 2015 Degrémont and all companies of the Group now operate under the brand SUEZ environnement and continues to expand winning six new contracts in Africa. Degrémont has strengthened its presence in Africa, winning four new water treatment plant construction and refurbishment contracts worth a total of... 

Degremont, A Subsidiary Of Suez Environnement, Continues To Expand In Africa, Winning Four New Contracts

     10th April 2015 Degrémont has strengthened its presence in Africa, winning four new water treatment plant construction and refurbishment contracts worth a total of €40 million. Degrémont CEO, Rémi Lantier, commented: “We are delighted to be able to support the development of numerous African countries thanks... 

Hand-held banks

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     17th October 2014 I was wandering around the Congo (Congo Brazzaville, for anybody knowing the difference) the other day and a few things caught my attention, the most compelling of which was the currency, which is the Central African Franc CFA). It trades at about 50 CFA to R1, or about two cents for each CFA.... 

SA companies to exhibit at Zim trade fair

By: Natalie Greve     22nd April 2014 The Department of Trade and Industry will again lead a group of South African companies to the 2014 Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF), in Bulawayo, from April 22 to 26, which over the last three years has contributed millions to South Africa’s economy. Trade and Industry Deputy Minister... 

Electronic payment solutions moving informal retailers into 'cash-light' era

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th April 2014 As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion and bolster economic growth.... 

Electronic payment solutions moving informal retailers into 'cash-light' era

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th April 2014 As South Africa follows the world into an increasingly cashless economy, small, medium-sized and microenterprises (SMME’s) and informal traders are getting a shot in the arm as business leverages innovative financial technologies to stimulate financial inclusion and bolster economic growth.... 

MTN and Ecobank partner to improve access to mobile financial services

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th March 2014 Telecommunications group MTN and Ecobank have partnered to enable MTN Mobile Money users to withdraw cash from Ecobank ATMs and transfer money between Mobile Money and Ecobank accounts across 12 countries. Following a trial service in Ghana last month, the parties would extend the initiative to... 

Frost & Sullivan: Global Voice Group's Governance Technologies Aid Regulators of Different Countries to Monitor their Telecommunications Industry

     24th February 2014 Network operators can be independently audited, while technical and financial performance is monitored in real time Based on its recent research on the telecommunications management and supervision technology market, Frost & Sullivan presents Global Voice Group with the 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa... 

A Forum To Fill The African Infrastructure Gap Build Africa Forum

     18th November 2013 Brazzaville Unites Infrastructure Leaders for Development Moscow, Russia Ι Attending the 8th International Energy Week 2013 in Moscow, Russia, Mr. Jean- Jacques Bouya, Minister at the Presidency for Spatial Planning and Delegate General for Major Public Works has announced that the Republic of... 

ICT infrastructure specialist Flexenclosure opens office in Mozambique – its third office in Africa

     28th October 2013 The new office, which is located on Avenida Ahmed Sekou Touré in the central district of Mozambique’s capital Maputo, will cover several countries in southern and central Africa: Angola, Botswana, Cape Verde, Comoros, Congo (Brazzaville), Congo DRC, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,... 

Global Voice Group Sponsors the Africa Telecom People

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th September 2013 Global Voice Group is proud to announce its participation as sponsor, exhibitor and speaker, in the Africa Telecom People 2013 (ATP), which is a major annual meeting of francophone Africa's telecoms. Every year for the past decade, the ATP has gathered the main actors of telecommunications sector... 

Middle class must find solutions – Zuma

By: Sapa     24th July 2013 The middle class should find solutions to the problems faced by Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Zuma told the Forum Forbes Afrique in Congo Brazzaville that despite Africa's positive economic outlook, the continent was still confronted by fluctuating commodity prices, rising... 

Economic relations between South Africa and India blossoming 

By: Keith Campbell     10th May 2013 Bilateral trade between South Africa and India increased by 135% between 2007/2008 and 2011/2012, while Indian companies have invested $328.25-million in this country over the past five years. This was recently reported by Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan in Johannesburg. 

Economic relationship between SA and India blossoming

By: Keith Campbell     25th April 2013 Bilateral trade between South Africa and India increased by 135% between 2007/2008 and 2011/2012, while Indian companies have invested $328.25-million in this country over the past five years. So reported Overseas Indian Facilitation Centre CEO Sujata Sudarshan in Johannesburg on Thursday. "You... 

Republic of Congo launches infrastructure initiative ahead of 2015 African Games

By: Shirley le Guern     2nd April 2013 Republic of Congo President and member of the African Union infrastructure committee Denis Sassou N’Guesso used last week’s Brics summit, held in Durban on its fifth yearly interation, as a platform to launch the Infrastructure World Initiative (IWI), which will take place in Brazzaville in... 

Company Announcement: MTN gives learners a shot in the arm

     12th October 2012 MTN Group has partnered with the Department of Basic Education (DoBE) and Mindset Network to help learners in Limpopo, KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape prepare for their final examinations 

Company Announcement: MTN increases network capacity and announces plans to commercialise LTE in three cities

     25th September 2012 MTN Announces it will Invest Approximately R7 Billion in Network Infrastructure on 2013 and Will Launch LTE in Three Cities 

Jasco restructure bears fruit, starts focus on SADC

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th September 2012 JSE-listed Jasco’s first year of restructure delivered improved results for the year ended June 2012, said CEO Pete da Silva on Wednesday. Da Silva, who replaced Martin Lotz as CEO in June last year, implemented a three-year growth strategy aiming to flatten the organisational structure,... 

SAA opens another route to Congo

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2012 National carrier South African Airways (SAA) has launched its second route between Johannesburg and the Republic of Congo – this time to the capital Brazzaville. SAA started flying to Pointe Noire in January and on Thursday launched its direct flights to Brazzaville. 

AU set up science and technology advisory panel

     24th August 2012 The African Union (AU) has established a science, technology and innovation advisory panel to provide expert advice on moving Africa from resource-based growth to innovation-led growth, says the continental bloc. 

Company Announcement: MTN Business App of the Year 2012 Winner Announced

     2nd August 2012 MTN Business congratulates the 2012 App of the Year winners  

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