Kenya’s Supreme Court upholds repeat presidential vote

Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday upheld the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta in last month’s repeat presidential vote. Chief Justice David Maraga said the court...
Op-Ed: Digital revolution is futile without customer focus

Africa’s big opportunity lies in data

Aubrey Hruby and Lexi Novitske argue that successful African entrepreneurs have to be data scientists

Kenya court to rule on presidential election cases on Monday

Kenya’s Supreme Court will rule on Monday on cases that seek to nullify the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta last month and the judges...

Political exclusion risks tearing Kenya apart, says opposition leader

Kenya’s main opposition leader said on Thursday that anger over last month’s presidential election ran so deep it threatened to tear the country apart. Raila...

Tanzania tax row knocks Acacia Mining shares

Acacia Mining's shares fell for a sixth straight session on Tuesday, a day after the gold miner was hit with a tax bill of...

Steinhoff African unit to be part of JSE Top 40, buy stake in Africa’s...

STAR is expected to list by the end of September.

Uganda, Tanzania sign deal for world’s longest heated pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania signed a framework agreement on their proposed $3.55 billion crude export pipeline on Friday, a key milestone for the project, which...
How Coca-Cola is working with Rwanda's government to empower communities

Coca-Cola to invest up to $90 mln in Kenya to broaden product range

Coca-Cola Co plans to invest up to $90 million in Kenya over the three years through 2018 to increase its product range in the...

World Bank cuts Tanzania’s 2017 growth forecast to 6.6%

The World Bank has cut Tanzania’s economic growth forecast for this year to 6.6 percent from the government’s 7.1 percent estimate, citing policy uncertainty...
Rwanda signs $818 mn deal for new international airport

Rwanda signs $818 mn deal for new international airport

Rwanda has signed a deal to build an international airport at a cost of $818 million.
Fast food chains are increasingly hungry for Kenya

Fast food chains are increasingly hungry for Kenya

The fast food business in Kenya is booming and both local and international brands are targeting this newly expanding industry.

Conflict in neighbouring countries to affect E.Africa's growth: Museveni

Conflict in East Africa's neighbouring countries is likely to hamper the region’s growth this year, says Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.
Kenya Airways picks PJT Partners to advise on capital-raising

Kenya Airways completes $2BN debt restructuring

Kenya Airways has finished restructuring $2 billion of debt, the carrier said on Wednesday, completing a key part of its turnaround plan after heavy...
An African solution for dealing with crop raiding elephants

An African solution for dealing with crop raiding elephants

How Mmabatho and Desmond Morudi came up with a small solution that stops elephants in their tracks.

This African country ranks first in the world for women business owners

One of the most striking observations about the status and progress of women business ownership is that it is not always correlated to the wealth and level of development of an economy, reveals the inaugural Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs (MIWE). According to the index, Uganda (34.8 percent) and Botswana (34.6 percent) rank first and second in the world for women business owners, with other developing countries such as Russia, Bangladesh, China and Vietnam also in the top 10.

Tanzania’s President Magufuli threatens to close mines if talks delayed

Tanzania's President John Magufuli has threatened to close down all gold mines in the country if mining companies delay talks with his government aimed at resolving allegations of tax evasion.
Ethiopia set to be the fastest growing country in the world

Ethiopia set to be the fastest growing country in the world

Ethiopia is head and shoulders above the rest of African countries in meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

Henok Assefa: Ethiopian entrepreneur on the rise

Henok Assefa has been involved in hundreds of strategic engagements with investors, helping move the Ethiopian economy closer to an industrialised nation.

Inside Billionaire Bill Gates’ trip to Tanzania

As Tanzania's health system goes digital, Gates Foundation lends support.
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