Ghana coronavirus: 5,735 cases, prez fact-checked on testing ‘record’

May 17: 5,735 cases, prez fact-checked on testing ‘record’ Total confirmed cases = 5735 (new cases = 97)Total recoveries = 1,754 (new = 294)Total deaths = 29 (new = 5)Active cases = 3,952 Figures valid as of close of day May 16, 2020 Ghana maintained her spot as West Africa’s most impacted after the Health […]

African govts not taking women’s issues into consideration: Poll

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details African govts not taking women’s issues into consideration: Poll in the following article Hind Al Soulia – Riyadh – JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — In a live poll conducted by Africa.com on May 13 as part of its webinar series, Crisis Management for African Business […]

Nigeria coronavirus: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag

May 15: 5,162 cases, Canada evacuation hits snag Total confirmed cases = 5,162 (new cases = 193)Total recoveries = 1,180Total deaths = 167Active cases = 3,815 Figures valid as of close of day May 14, 2020 Speaking at the daily briefing of the presidential task force, Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama disclosed that evacuation plans […]

Techstars backed startup, Fliqpay launches cryptocurrency payments gateway

Toronto and Lagos based fintech company —Fliqpay— today announced the launch of its cryptocurrency payment gateway which allows African businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments from anywhere in the world and get settled instantly in their local currency bank account. Cryptocurrencies have received increasing interest from different corners of the world, but one question that often […]

Fliqpay launches cryptocurrency payments gateway for businesses to accept payment in Bitcoin

Toronto and Lagos based fintech company, Fliqpay,  today announced the launch of its cryptocurrency payment gateway which allows African businesses to accept cryptocurrency payments from anywhere in the world and get settled instantly in their local currency bank account. Cryptocurrencies have received increasing interest from different corners of the world, but one question that often […]

Vodacom completes sale of operations in three African countries

Mobile phone operator Vodacom Group Ltd has completed the sale of its Business Africa’s operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Ivory Coast to inq. Holdings Limited (formerly Synergy Communications), a pan-African digital service provider platform owned by Convergence Partners. Vodacom, which is majority-owned by UK giant Vodafone Group Plc, last June sold the Angolan assets of […]

No virus-free country in Africa as Lesotho confirms index case

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All African countries except Lesotho have since recorded cases as governments roll out measures […]

TechCabal Daily – Jumia’s losses slow to $47.4 million in Q1 2020

On May 15, 2020, TechCabal is holding a digital conference, themed Bullish on Africa, in partnership with Pariti. The event will speak to the future of Africa’s tech industry with optimism and strength and critical thinking about what it takes to get to a stronger industry from where we are today. This digital conference will […]

Important Highlights from Mercer’s Webinar on the Economic Impact of COVID-19 on Nigeria

Following an outbreak of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) which has affected thousands across the globe, African economies are charged with providing a response to the pandemic. Some of the challenges countries are faced with include debt increase, oil demand decline, and rising unemployment. In this light, Mercer [3], a global consulting leader in talent, health, […]