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South Sudan: Riek Machar rebels say they Captured town bordering Uganda, and killed 14 SPLA Soldiers
South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers...
Rwanda’s Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC, America’s Jewish lobby
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)...
Tanzanian John Pombe Magufuli sacks information minister, Warns Journalists
Tanzania’s President John Magufuli sacked the country’s information minister on Thursday, the first cabinet change since taking office in...
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
Travellers on Jumia Travel choose Forest cottages as Uganda’s best hotel
Travellers who use Jumia Tavel , Africa’s number one online hotel booking website, have said Forest Cottages is the best service provider in Uganda’s hotel industry. The luxurious cottages situated on Naguru Hill in the Bukoto area of Kampala received the Traveller’s Choice Award during the Jumia Travel Awards... Read more
As part of expanding its footprint throughout the region, Angola Cables has selected Teraco as the colocation partner to deploy its POP in South Africa   From AfricaCom 2016  in Cape Town, Angola Cables  today announced its first direct Point of Presence (POP) in South Africa at Teraco (Johannesburg).... Read more
Shell says protests shut flow station on Nigerian Escravos oil line
Royal Dutch Shell has shut down an Escravos crude oil flow station in Nigeria’s Niger Delta after villagers demanding aid staged a protest, the firm and residents said on Wednesday. In another blow to the oil major, the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) militant group said it had attacked the... Read more
Botswana Based eco-tourism Multi national raises 35 Million dollars in expansion money
Botswana based multi-national ecotourism company, Wilderness Safaris, operating nearly 40 luxury safari camps across eight African countries, has successfully raised a USD35 million bilateral loan for the purchase of a new ecotourism company in Kenya and for further expansion across Africa.   This structured, multi-currency loan facility was led... Read more
Digital remittance service completes series of strategic deals with Cameroon partners Leading remittance service WorldRemit is set to accelerate adoption of digital money transfers to Cameroon, after completing a series of strategic deals with local partners. WorldRemit’s new partnerships with MTN Mobile Money, Express Union and Banque Atlantique ensure that... Read more
Treatment of foreign workers questions the myth of the Mauritian ‘miracle’
Mauritius, an island with no indigenous populations and a history of multiple European colonisations, is a multi-ethnic society made up of just over two thirds Indo Mauritians, nearly one third Creoles and small groups of Sino-Mauritians and Franco-Mauritians. By Srilata Ravi The social fabric of the island of nearly 1.3... Read more
Nigerian communities threaten to block crude pipeline due to oil spill
Nigerian communities affected by an oil spill in the Niger Delta hub have threatened to block access to a pipeline unless state oil producer NNPC provides a cleanup and compensation within one week, a statement said. Spills from blown-up or faulty pipelines have triggered an insurgency in the Delta,... Read more