Archive for: June, 2016

Mobile telco uplifts African education standards

MTN Ghana volunteers doing demolition at Mampong School for the Deaf

MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE MTN Group has rounded up its tenth edition of the company’s annual employee volunteer programme, which supports education initiatives across MTN’s footprint. The projects are done under the aegis of the 21 Days of Y’ello Care. Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives were done in Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Guinea […]

Tshwane wins global award

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PRETORIA – The City of Tshwane received international recognition last night after winning the World Wi-Fi Day Award for Most Innovative City or Government Program to bridge the Digital Divide, in Liverpool, England. An award in this category recognizes cities, governments and organizations that develop local and national plans to bridge the digital divide. Shortlisted […]

e-commerce boom offers new opportunities for Kenya

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From MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – KENYA’S electronic commerce market is primed for major growth in the next five years as mobile internet performance continues to improve, a proposed national addressing system comes into existence, and people become more comfortable with digital transactions. This is according to an industry expert, Dr. […]

Standard Bank leads on 2016 Eurobond issuance

Megan McDonald, Global Head of Debt Primary Markets at Standard Bank

TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – STANDARD Bank has acted as Joint Lead Manager and Bookrunner on Banque Ouest Africaine de Développement’s (BOAD) inaugural Eurobond. The US$750 million five-year issuance is BOAD’s debut Eurobond and matches in size the largest ever US$ Eurobond issue by any African financial institution. The bank has also worked on […]

UK tightens screws on Cameroon timber

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From NGALA Killian Chimtom in Yaoundé, Cameroon YAOUNDE, (CAJ News) – ENVIRONMENTALISTS have urged Cameroon to punish engaged in illegal logging after the United Kingdom sanctioned 14 of its importers for sourcing timber logged from the central African country. Greenpeace Africa said Cameroon’s authorities must examine this new set of sanctions and start investigating the […]

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