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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...
Tanzania bans unprocessed food crop exports
Tanzania has banned the export of foodgrain following concerns over an increase in food smuggling to neighbouring countries. At...
40 Million Ethiopians don’t have access to Clean water – New Report
A new report by Water Aid International an NGO that deals with Water, Sanitation and Hygiene issues, over 40 million people in Ethiopia do not have access to clean water, out of an Estimated population of 90 million people, 81% of Ethiopians live in rural areas. This makes one... Read more
Egypt’s capital set to grow by half a million in 2017
Cairo’s population is set to grow by 500,000 this year, more than any other city in the world, adding to the pressure on an Egyptian economy struggling to recover from six years of political turmoil. Greater Cairo, a metropolitan area including Cairo and parts of the Giza and Qalyubia... Read more
South Sudan Army Chief resigns over Tribalism, State says he is Running from 9 million dollar Corruption Inquiry
A top general in South Sudan has resigned, accusing President Salva Kiir and the national army leadership of pursuing a tribal agenda in the country. Lieutenant General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the Deputy Chief of General Staff for Logistics in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA), is the second highest-ranking... Read more
Six technology trends that SMEs should watch out for in 2017
Sage Chief Technology Officer Klaus-Michael Vogelberg talks about the role chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain will play at start-up and scale up enterprises in 2017 Sage, the market leader in Cloud accounting software, has predicted that chatbots, collective intelligence and blockchain are some of the big technology trends that... Read more
Southern Africa’s former liberators offer rich lessons in political populism
Political populism is anything but new. Nor are its various shapes peculiar to certain regions or cultures.   By Henning Melber Take former liberation movements in southern Africa, for example. They reflect the diversity of populist regimes spanning over several decades. This is evident in Zimbabwe under the Zimbabwe African... 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. West Africa: No smooth sailing in the “New normal”
Macro-economic instability fuelled by low oil prices and global economic sentiment will continue to be the main driver of business risks across West 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 West... 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
Health and safety takes the back seat in Eastern Uganda’s gold rush
 With red dust all over his body, a short well-built man, probably 40- 50 years steps out of a 50-foot pit, to speak to a group of Researchers about the issues surrounding his mining site. This man is Majidu Musisi, he is the Chairman of Nabwala Gold Mining site... Read more
Pain and Agony for patients in Kenya as medics’ strike enters Day 2
The nationwide strike by medical workers in Kenya has entered its second day on Tuesday, aggravating the disastrous effects of the major strike that has completely crippled the country’s health sector.   By Victor Kiprop The health ministry and the medics’ union officials could not resolve the impasse on Monday despite... Read more