Latest Articles by Ajifowoke Michael Gbenga Contributor Kenya securities exchange launches new system to boost trading activity. The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has launched an upgraded trading system that comes with new equities as part of its efforts to spur trading on the country’s bourse. Contributor Burundi to get improved internet services with new fibre optic agreement. The Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation (TTCL) has said it will be extending its fibre optic connectivity to Burundi under a deal with a consortium of network operators in the eastern African nation. Contributor Kenyan e-logistics platform gets funding for East Africa expansion. Sendy, a Nairobi-based on-demand delivery platform has secured $2-million in funding from Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments, the latter announced in a post on its website this week. Contributor CBN continues diversification drive with N19 billion loan to cotton sector. Nigeria’s apex bank has approved a loan of N19.18 billion to nine cotton-producing companies. Contributor TLcom hosts first summit for African female tech founders in Nigeria. Venture capital firm, TLcom Capital on Tuesday held its inaugural Africa Tech Female Founder Summit. The program is aimed at building a collaborative network of female founders in the African tech ecosystem. Contributor C.A.R flooding ‘catastrophe’ further exposes Africa’s lax disaster response system. Nearly 30,000 people have been left without homes in the Central African Republic (C.A.R) after days of heavy rains, severe flooding and rising levels at the Oubangi River in the southwest of the capital, Bangui. Contributor Zimbabwe’s government can do without the debt-strapped state airline. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) – the firm charged with managing the country’s state-run airports – on Monday said it has lifted the ban on Zimbabwe’s national airline to fly into Johannesburg.