Liquid Intelligent Technologies deploys fiber rollout in DRC

DRC – Liquid Intelligent Technologies has deployed its fibre network in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). According to the tech company, this expansion “connects millions of DRC citizens and thousands of businesses to the ‘One Africa’ broadband network” totalling more than 73,000kms across the continent. The company added that most major cities in the DRC, including Kinshasa, are now connected directly to economic hubs like London, San Francisco, and Singapore. “Our terrestrial fibre network connects Muanda, a town lying on the west Atlantic coast of the country, to cities…

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Bboxx secures US$500,000 loan from UNCDF for the deployment of its clean cookers in DRC

DRC – The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), is availing US$500,000 in funding to British energy company Bboxx to deploy its clean cooking solution in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The funding is intended for the development of Bboxx’s second core business in the DRC, namely the distribution of environmentally friendly cookers. The company, which mainly supplies solar home systems, wants to implement its partnership with UNCDF in the DRC provinces of Goma, Bukavu and Lubumbashi, where the rate of access to clean cooking is…

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Insurance companies Hollard Cigna Healthcare and SFA partner to improve healthcare in DRC

DRC – Hollard Cigna Healthcare, an international private medical insurance, has announced a strategic partnership with Société Financière d’Assurance (SFA, Financial Insurance Company) in the Democratic Republic of Congo With this partnership, they aim to ensure easy access to affordable, quality healthcare for local and expat communities. With this partnership, SFA will become one of the main insurance provider of international health insurance in DRC. The partnership between Hollard Cigna Healthcare and SFA signals a new era for healthcare standards in the DRC. Moving forward Hollard Cigna Healthcare is sure…

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Raxio Group set to build data centres in Democratic Republic of Congo

DRC – Raxio Group, a pan-African data centre developer and operator, has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Kinshasa’, the first in a series of state-of-the-art, privately owned, carrier-neutral, data centres in the DRC. Scheduled to be commissioned in quarter two of 2022, Raxio Kinshasa will offer its customers an optimised environment for their IT equipment in a state-of-the-art facility built consistent with “metro-edge” principles. The data centre will be fully equipped with industry best in technology, security, caging, AC/DC power compatibility and redundancy in a 99.982%…

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Solar off-grids developer Nuru secures US$1.2m from Proparco to expand in DRC

DRC – Nuru, a developer of hybrid solar off-grids, has just obtained €1 million (US$1.2m) from Proparco, the subsidiary of the French Development Agency (AFD) group responsible for financing the private sector, to deploy its off-grid solutions in several provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The company aims to electrify 5 million people by 2024 in the DR Congolese provinces of North Kivu, Maniema, Ituri, Haute Uélé and Kasaï. Nuru has already commissioned a 1.33 MW hybrid solar power plant, one of the largest off-grid power generation facilities…

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Vodacom DRC, Mondia launch maternal health service in DRC

DRC – Vodacom DRC, a communications company, and Mondia, a private mobile technology company driven by innovation, have announce the rollout of the Mum & Baby maternal health service across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Mum & Baby is a free-of-charge mobile health intervention service that provides Vodacom DRC subscribers with maternal, neonatal and child health information designed to encourage good health practices amongst pregnant women, mothers, partners and caregivers. Mondia creates Mum & Baby’s tailored content in the local language, and includes expert articles, videos and information-sharing…

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Orange and NuRAN sign US$395m network-as-a-service deal for DRC

DRC – Canadian leading supplier of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions NuRAN has signed a contract with Orange to build a network for it and other operators in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Under the deal, Québec-based NuRAN will build 2,000 new solar-powered towers over the next 40 months throughout DRC, serving up to 10 million people. “The social and environmental impact as well as our commitment to sustainable development embodies NuRAN’s mission and vision to connect the world, one connection at a time,” Francis Létourneau (pictured), CEO…

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Equity Group picks Yves Cuypers as head of the newly created Central and Southern Africa office

DRC – Equity Group Holdings has created a new regional office for Central And Southern Africa Region and appointed of Yves Cuypers as the first Equity Group Holdings Plc., Regional Director in charge. Yves is the immediate former Managing Director of Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC) which has since merged with Equity Bank Congo (EBC) to form Equity BCDC, the second largest bank in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The appointment signals the Group’s strategy to expand its presence outside of Eastern Africa by creating a dedicated sub-continent office for Central…

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Equity Bank unveils new identity for its DRC subsidiary after acquisition

DRC – Equity Banque Commercial du Congo (Equity BCDC) this week launched its new identity following the successful merger of Equity Bank Congo (EBC) and Banque Commerciale du Congo (BCDC), to form Equity BCDC. “Today marks a historic event in our country, when two legendary banks, with diverse strengths, have come together to form a more extensive and stronger bank for the Congolese people,” said former Managing Director of Equity Bank Congo, Celestin Muntuabu said during the launch. He said that the new bank has the capability, talent assembly, experience, and vision…

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Egypt supports DRC to build 10MW solar plant in Eastern Kasai Province

DRC – The Democratic Republic of Congo just signed an agreement with the government of Egypt for the establishment of a 10 MW solar power plant infrastructure in the Central African country. The solar plant will be located in Tshipuka in Eastern Kasai Province. According to World Bank, Democratic Republic of Congo has electrification rate of 19% and increasing access to electricity is one of the priorities of the government and the country is seeking to increase its power by building power plants with the support of its partners. The…

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