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Buhari administration takes private enterprise seriously, says VP Osinbajo
Remarks by His Excellency, the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN at the...
Nigerian Billionaire Tony Elumelu donates 500,000 dollars in emergency aid to Sierra Leone Mudslide victims
Known for promoting youth Entrepreneurship, UBA Bank chairman, and founder Tony Elumelu has stepped up and delivered emergency aid...
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...
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
KenGen wins prestigious JICA award
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has named the Kenya Electricity Generating Company Limited (KenGen) as the winner of its 12th JICA President Award for strong partnership and outstanding contribution towards the development of the Olkaria I Unit 4 & 5 Geothermal Power Project. By Brian Muthuri Ms. Keiko... Read more
How Conflict Diamonds from CAR Enter International Markets via Cameroon
Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, Partnership Africa Canada said in a report published today. The report, From Conflict to Illicit: Mapping the Diamond Trade from Central African... Read more
African Stock Exchanges Should Focus on Smaller Businesses
The African growth story is no longer a fairy tale. Over the past decade multinational companies, private equity funds and infrastructure development programmes have channeled capital to the continent as they began to realise the true potential it holds, but like most emerging market regions, Africa is no longer... Read more
ASKY named Regional Carrier of the Year
ASKY, the Pan-African Airline with the largest network in West and Central Africa, has the pleasure to announce that it is the recipient of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Airline of the Year Award for Regional Operations at the AFRAA 48th Annual General Assembly held on November 20-22, 2016... Read more
Kenya Manufacturers Boss Flora Mutahi takes up COMESA Council Vice Chair Position
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) Chairlady Flora Mutahi is the new Vice Chairperson of the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) Business Council. Ms Mutahi was elected after a highly contested election in Lusaka Zambia. By Brian Muthuri COMESA Business Council (CBC), whose key role is to... Read more
Tanzania’s Vodacom to sale shares to Tanzanians
(Reuters) – Vodacom Tanzania, part of South Africa’s Vodacom Group, has filed a prospectus with Tanzania’s capital markets regulators for an initial public offering (IPO), the company’s managing director told Reuters on Monday. Tanzania’s biggest mobile phone operator filed its application for an IPO with the state-run Capital Markets... Read more
Namibia comes out top of all African countries featured in Global Entrepreneurship Index
Singapore has topped an in-depth study of the world’s nations as offering the best environment for entrepreneurs, according to an Index developed by Mara Foundation  and Opinium Research. The inaugural Ashish J Thakkar Global Entrepreneurship Index measures entrepreneurial environments around the world and assesses each of its 85 countries against... Read more
Innovation Prize Director Pauline Mujawamariya on mobilizing support for African innovators
Africa is witnessing an incredible new movement –entrepreneurs and innovators across the continent, creating solutions for African challenges and the world! Writes Pauline Mujawamariya Koelbl Innovation – the state of play Africa has its own unique context – its own incredible opportunities as well as some of the most difficult... Read more