Ghanian Thomas Kyei-Boateng appointed as CFO of ISACA

GHANA – Ghanian Thomas Kyei-Boateng has been appointed as chief financial officer (CFO) of ISACA, an international professional association focused on IT governance. Kyei-Boateng is a seasoned strategic finance professional with a strong background across the finance spectrum in strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and investments. In his role as CFO, Kyei-Boateng will lead the finance team at the global technology association, which serves more than 150,000 members who work in information security, governance, assurance, risk and privacy worldwide. His work will include advancing the alignment of ISACA’s finances with…

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GoldStone Resources commences mining and ore stacking at the Homase mine

GHANA – GoldStone Resources has commenced mining and ore stacking at the Homase mine within its Akrokeri-Homase gold project (AKHM) in Ghana, with the first mined ore having been successfully stacked onto the heap leach pad. This follows the pre-stripping and clearing of the Homase mine site, which the company says is continuing to perform well. The daily mining rate and the growth in the primary and secondary run-of-mine stockpiles are performing at or above the targeted levels. CEO Emma Priestley says the stacking of ore onto the heap leach…

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Paxful expresses full commitment to boosting Nigeria’s crypto market

Paxful partners OKEx

NIGERIA – Paxful, a leading global peer-to-peer fintech, has restated its commitment to advancing Nigeria’s crypto market by constant engagement and enlightenment efforts that foster a clear market understanding while also driving increased adoption among Nigerians, particularly the youths. During the visit of Ray Youssef, the Paxful CEO and Co-founder highlighted the company’s dedication at a stakeholders’ forum organized recently in Lagos, to chart a course for the industry. According to Youssef, while Nigeria has become Paxful’s biggest market, there are still huge untapped potentials for the youth. “The adoption…

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Econet’s Cassava Fintech partners Mastercard to advance digital inclusion across Africa

AFRICA – The Econet Group, through its subsidiary, Cassava Fintech International has entered into a strategic partnership with Mastercard to advance digital inclusion across Africa and collaborate on a range of initiatives including expansion of the Africa Centres for Disease Control (CDC) TravelPass. TravelPass is a digital health pass developed by Cassava Fintech and offered in conjunction with the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC). It is accessible to users of Cassava Fintech’s Sasai SuperApp, and is recognised as one of the leading initiatives in the fight…

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Fordmax commences rehabilitation of solar powered drinking water supply

NIGERIA – Fordmax, a water company, has begun the rehabilitation of a drinking water supply system in Enugu State in south-eastern Nigeria which will be able to supply 28,000 m3 of water per day, will now be powered by solar photovoltaic energy. The use of solar energy is becoming more widespread in Nigeria. The company Fordmax, which won the contract to rehabilitate the Ninth Mile Crash drinking water supply system, has decided to solarise all the installations. The 12 boreholes were built a few years ago to improve the supply…

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Trinitas foundation to invest in 10 startup ventures in various industries

NIGERIA – Trinitas Foundation, one of Nigeria’s charity foundations, is set to give out an investment fund of N20 million (US$48,760) to 10 startups ventures across Technology, Agriculture, Small Scale Manufacturing, Entertainment and Media, Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle and Food Industries. The new initiative is the Trinitas Investment Programme, an annual startup pitch competition. The project is a strategic approach to highlight one of the key missions of the foundation, which is to empower and foster opportunities and possibilities for emerging African ventures across the target six industries. “Overtime we…

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