User-agent: * Disallow: /cgi-bin/ Disallow: /tmp/ Disallow: /junk/
Rotary announces US$35 Million to support a Polio-Free World
$8.15 million will go toward stemming the recent outbreak in Nigeria and countries in the Lake Chad Basin region...
African legend Yaya Toure retires from international football
Four-time African footballer of the year Yaya Toure of the Ivory Coast announced his retirement from international football on...
Directed from Khartoum, has South Sudan’s new war started?
Officials of the armed opposition faction led by former First Vice President, Riek Machar, have dismissed as “not true”...
Mobile money has been around for almost a decade. However, its adoption for financial inclusion in Sub Saharan African remains low. This means that the uptake and usage of mobile money as seen by low levels customer activity remains inconsequential. Mobile money is an informal mechanism perceived to close... Read more
A study of five countries in Sub-Saharan Africa reveals 63 per cent of respondents are unbanked, and 52 per cent use mobile money through agents. Twenty per cent of the population use mobile money services on a mobile phone, and half of these people are unbanked. Among lower socioeconomic... Read more
Campaigning for Uganda’s elections officially came to a close Tuesday, with all the main presidential candidates holding rallies. Many voters are still angry about Monday’s events, when police briefly arrested opposition candidate Kizza Besigye. Tensions and uncertainty were high, after the arrest Monday of presidential candidate Kizza Besigye. Although... Read more
Iran is reportedly looking to lease land in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania for large-scale food production to serve local and export markets.   More than 10 Iranian companies have expressed interest in growing and processing rice, corn and wheat in East Africa, Iranian Ambassador to Kenya Hadi Farajvand has... Read more
A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa has been driven in public. Kiira Motors’ Kayoola electric bus was shown off at a stadium in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. One of its two batteries can be charged by solar panels on the roof which increases... Read more
Kenya’s Nairobi Securities Exchange has signed up six lenders as clearing banks for its yet-to-be launched derivatives market, it said on Wednesday. The NSE, an entry point for foreign funds keen to tap robust growth in East African economies, has been planning to start offering derivatives trading since last... Read more
Neighbors Rwanda and Tanzania are among a short list of African nations to watch in 2016, according to CNN. In a report, CNN highlights that while most African countries have been impacted by slowing growth in China and the tightening of interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve, it’s... Read more
(Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The wealthiest 62 people now own as much as half the world’s population, some 3.5 billion people, as the super-rich have grown richer and the poor poorer, an international charity said on Monday. The wealth of the richest 62 people has risen by 44 percent... Read more
Egyptian security forces have arrested the administrators of 47 Facebook pages that the interior ministry says are run by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, intensifying a crackdown on dissent as the fifth anniversary of a 2011 uprising approaches. The popular revolt that ended Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule began with marches... Read more
After years of huggling, threats and Negotiations, Tanzania’s low cost Airline Fast Jet finally launched its flights into Nairobi. Fastjet made its maiden flight to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport this morning. The plane touched down at around 11.10 hrs local time to a warm reception at the airport’s new... Read more