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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...
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
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