Merck Foundation Chief Executive Officer (CEO) & Malawi First Lady announce Malawian Winners of their Media Awards to break Infertility Stigma, Support Girl Education and Diabetes- Hypertension awareness

Merck Foundation (, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, in partnership with H.E. MONICA CHAKWERA, The First Lady of Malawi and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother, announced the Malawian winners of Merck Foundation Africa Media Recognition “More Than a Mother” Awards 2023 and “Diabetes and Hypertension” Awards 2023. Winners from the […]

New Coca-Cola (R) Creations Wozzaah Unleashes the Taste of Africa’s Spirit and Creativity through Culture-Packed Experiences

Ahead of celebrating Africa Day, Coca-Cola ( is dropping its newest Coca-Cola® Creation, Coca-Cola® Wozzaah, a symphony of flavors inspired by the beating heart of African culture. Through digital experiences, coupled by the refreshing taste of Coca-Cola® Wozzaah, fans will be transported through the continent of Africa, experiencing the electrifying flavors and expressive culture of […]

Mauritius: The African Development Bank grants $240 million loan to support economic diversification and competitiveness

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group ( approved a loan of $240 million to Mauritius in Abidjan on 22 May 2024 to implement the second phase of the Economic Competitiveness and Resilience Support Program. “Following the approval and implementation of the first phase of the Program in 2023, the aim of […]

Braintree partners with Old Mutual Africa towards a new era of financial management and operational efficiency

There is no doubt that the goal of a company’s Chief Financial Officer is to have clean and accurate audits across the business – a single source of truth with a strong focus on compliance. As a diversified financial services company operating in 12 countries across the continent, Old Mutual Africa embarked on an ambitious […]

African Development Bank reaffirms support for Sudan amid civil conflict

The African Development Bank ( has reassured Sudan of its continued support in providing humanitarian and economic assistance, while addressing other priority needs amid the country’s ongoing civil conflict. Rufus N. Darkortey, the Bank’s Executive Director representing The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Sudan, reaffirmed this commitment during discussions with Sudan’s Finance Minister and […]

Leapmotor International Begins Operations to Expand Global Electric Vehicle Sales Starting September 2024 in Nine European Countries, Followed by Other Key Growth Regions

Leapmotor International, a 51/49 Stellantis-led company between Stellantis ( and Leapmotor, is dedicated to redefining electric vehicles through cutting- edge technology and innovation and boasting comprehensive, in-house development capabilities; Leapmotor International expansion plans will boost scale very quickly, helping drive value for both Leapmotor and Stellantis; Leapmotor International to start operations in Europe by September […]

African Development Bank invests $1.44 billion to support infrastructure development in Nigeria

The African Development Bank ( has invested $1.44 billion to support the development of energy and power, transport, water, and sanitation infrastructure in Nigeria. The Bank’s Nigeria Country Department, Director General Lamin Barrow disclosed this at the Nasarawa Investment Summit 2024, held from 15 – 16 May in Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital. The event […]

Africa Day: Building businesses that improve African lives (By Fhulu Badugela)

By Fhulu Badugela, MultiChoice Africa CEO ( As we mark Africa Day, people and organisations commit themselves to making a positive difference for the continent. Building a business model that improves lives is the most effective way to achieve this, writes MultiChoice Africa CEO Fhulu Badugela. As the continent celebrates Africa Day on 25 May, two business priorities come into sharp […]

Appointment of Dr. Khalid Khalafalla as Officer-in-Charge of Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC)

The Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC) (, a Shariah-based multilateral insurer and a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Khalid Khalafalla as Officer-in-Charge, effective 19 May 2024. Dr. Khalafalla brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this role, […]

African Property Investment awards 2024 now open

The 8th annual African Property Investment Awards (API Awards) ( are now open for entries. This prestigious platform recognises excellence in the African real estate industry. This year, for the first time, the #APIawards will be open to entries from South Africa. The awards, which will be presented at the API Summit on 19 and 20 September […]