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Uber’s Uganda operation facing a driver revolt over low fees
On the 5th of July, Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Byanyima Opened Pandora’s’ Box on the reality of Uber In...
Tracking the Missing Link: Why Uganda is missing out on the Cocoa windfall
On the Campaign Trail in 2016, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who was campaigning for a 7th term, stopped in...
McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Report on Safaricom’s dominance in Kenya’s telecom sector due next week
A study into whether any of Kenya’s three mobile operators should be deemed “dominant”, a term used to indicate that one firm has an unfair hold on the market, will be released next week, a government minister said on Friday. The regulator, Communications Authority of Kenya, ordered the independent... Read more
Social media crackdown: Zimbabweans to pay 1 dollar for 10 megabytes, Up from 250 megabytes previously.
Zimbabwe’s biggest mobile telephone company has pushed up data charges by a multiple of 25 in line with new regulations, prompting critics to complain that President Robert Mugabe’s government is trying to throttle the use of social media. Econet Wireless’s new cheapest data package, which came into effect on... Read more
Ethiopia considers Opening up state owned farms to foreign capital
Ethiopia aims to offer foreign firms stakes in some state-owned companies to help modernise the businesses, the prime minister said on Monday in a shift from stressing state investment to drive growth. The move would include offering a stake in state-owned Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise, Prime Minister... Read more
Tanzania’s unlisted telecom companies given 3 days to go public
The government yesterday threatened stern legal actions against telecommunication companies failing to float their shares on the stock market by the December 31 deadline. With only three days to the deadline, the Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Professor Makame Mbarawa, warned that the phone companies failing to list... Read more
Uganda’s General Yoweri Museveni, and Sudan’s General Omar Bashir maybe over thrown in 2017 – New Report
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Sudan Counterpart Omar El Bashir Maybe overthrown in 2017, According to the Annual risk Map on Political and Business risks Published by Control risk a Specialist consultancy. Citing the economic pressures that the two countries are currently undergoing, the report says ”Growing trends... Read more
RiskMap 2017. Southern Africa: Management of Political Change Will Dictate the Level of Uncertainty for Businesses
Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern Africa in 2017 Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across Southern... Read more
Digital Kenya: An Entrepreneurial Revolution in the Making
Landmark Publication from Bitange Ndemo and Tim Weiss Lifts Lid on the Intersection Between Entrepreneurialism and Kenya’s Impactful ICT Sector Making’Digital Kenya, is a landmark publication analysing Kenya’s world-famous ICT sector and the economic factors, entrepreneurs, trends and innovations that have shaped the East African tech hub into what it... Read more
Marriott International debuts First Hotel in West Africa with Sheraton Grand Conakry
Sheraton Grand Conakry Joins Brand’s Premier Tier of Best-in-Class Hotels Around the World Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, part of Marriott International, Inc. , today announced the debut of Sheraton Grand in Africa with opening of Sheraton Grand Conakry, welcoming it to the brand’s premier tier of hotels recognized for... Read more
Crowding the private sector into Africa’s climate action
It is in the enlightened self-interest of African private sector to begin to mobilise investment capital for Africa’s climate action             By Chinedu Moghalu The global community for climate action was spooked by the November 8 election of Donald Trump as the next President... Read more
East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations in eastern Uganda
Honorable D’Ujanga Simon, Minister of State for Energy, together with representatives of Access Power , EREN RE  and donors celebrated today the inauguration of the solar power plant in Soroti. Made up of 32,680 photovoltaic panels, the new 10 megawatt facility is the country’s first grid-connected solar plant and... Read more