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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...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
CASABLANCA, Morocco:  OCP Group’s third International Symposium on Innovation and Technology in the Phosphate Industry (Symphos)is on in Marrakesh, under the theme “Innovation to serve sustainable agriculture”. This year’s event will bring together over 1200 participants from the phosphate industry from all corners of the world, representing over 45 countries. Symphos 2015,... Read more
Apple has acquired Nigerian born Businessman Chinedu Echeruo’s HopStop.com, The Wall Street Journal’s publication, AllThingsDigital reports. Founded in 2005, HopStop.com makes mobile applications for both iOS and Android that covers over 300 cities and that helps people get directions or find nearby subway stations and bus stops. Terms of... Read more
Oil exploration typically has profound social, cultural and political impacts –negative and positive, in the country as whole and the region  of operation. Oil exploration can have a positive effect on development by creating jobs, catalyzing business and providing vital infrastructure such as roads, electricity, building schools and even better health... Read more
The regional summit will feature industry stakeholders from over 30 countries, including Congo, Senegal, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Nigeria, South Africa, Namibia and Cameroon   ACCRA, Ghana, May 13, 2015/ — The largest mining event in the region, the 7th West & Central Africa (WaCA) Mining Summit & Expo returns... Read more
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has expressed appreciation at the way Facebook has revolutionised social media communication in Uganda and elsewhere in the world.   UCC Executive Director Mr Godfrey Mutabazi made the observation while meeting two senior Facebook officials who had made a courtesy call at his office... Read more
When Uganda passed the Condominium Property Act 2001, it was touted as the answer to the country’s deficit, the law laid out plans for the development of estates along Bugolobi, Buganda Road and Bukoto, the difference being that instead of renting, people would be able to buy the apartments... Read more
 Dr Hamdi Chaouk, managing partner, Aviation Minds, Lebanon “Open Skies and the challenges facing regulators from protectionist opposition”. Dr Chaouk recently stepped down for the second time as director general, civil aviation, in Lebanon. He said: “How can we move forward with liberalisation? Knowing yourself first is a must... Read more
DHL one of  the world’s leading logistics service providers, held its 5th annual Global Technology conference in Dubai last month, featuring a number of key sessions on doing business in Africa. Under the theme of “Connecting Markets, Trends & People”, the conference hosted some 300 delegates, including many DHL customers... Read more
The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has provided financial assistance to the West African Development Bank (BOAD) LOME, Togo, Christian ADOVELANDE, President of the West African Development Bank (BOAD) and Abdelaziz KHELEF, Director General of the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA), have signed... Read more