Every month Africa HR Solutions curates the latest high impact news across Africa. Check out the top business news for November 2019.
AppsAfrica.com Award Winners 2019
Fourteen AppsAfrica.com Award Winners 2019 were announced at the 5th annual Awards party in Cape Town
The Awards continue to showcase the best mobile and tech services launched across the continent, from both corporate and start-ups and this year attracted entries from 52 countries across the continent and further afield.
Interswitch, Nigeria’s largest electronic payments company
Global payments giant Visa is paying $200 million for 20% stake in Interswitch, Nigeria’s largest electronic payments company, UK’s Sky News reports.
The investment places a billion-dollar valuation on 17-year old Interswitch and is a major boon ahead of a proposed initial public offering slated for the London Stock Exchange next year.
Drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar
Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria have used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar – not with traditional pesticides but with a thin, non-toxic film.
The fields are typical breeding grounds for the anopheles mosquito – the type that transmits malaria, which the United Nations says kills a young child every minute and causes 75% of all under five deaths.