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Amref signs MoU with Aga Khan Foundation East Africa
24-09-2018 | 06:50:00
Amref Health Africa through the Institute of Capacity Development have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aga Khan Foundation East Africa.
Ethiopia leads hotel expansion in East Africa
20-09-2018 | 09:21:00
Ethiopia currently heads the league for hotel development in East Africa, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group.
East Africa economy best performing in the continent, ICAEW report
20-09-2018 | 06:23:00
Despite an economic slowdown, most African countries are reported to have a positive economic outlook. This is according The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW.
The Carlyle Group completes acquisition of Abacus in East Africa
17-09-2018 | 09:32:00
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group has completed the acquisition of a majority stake in AK Life Sciences, Abacus, a pharmaceutical company in East Africa.
[Interview] Joe Gakuo, CEO, Oleum Holdings, Kenya
13-09-2018 | 11:55:00
Mr. Joe Watson Gakuo is the Chief Executive Officer of Oleum Holdings Limited, and the founder of Upstream Awards.
International urbanization experts discuss urban modern law in Kenya
11-09-2018 | 07:30:00
Experts from UN-Habitat, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, African Union Commission, United Cities and Local Governments of Africa, members of academia, representatives from civil society and local governments met in Nairobi to chart out the process of elaborating a Model Law.
[Nigeria] CISI and CIBN announce cooperation agreement ​
06-09-2018 | 06:30:00
The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) and the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) are delighted to announce the signing of a cooperation agreement in London.
East Africa Metals receives nod to work on two Ethiopia gold projects
05-09-2018 | 06:42:14
East Africa Metals Inc. has received Draft Model Agreements from Ethiopia’s Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas for the company’s Mato Bula and Da Tambuk Projects.
EAC and FAO scale up support for youth in agribusiness
04-09-2018 | 06:35:17
The East African Community (EAC) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have reaffirmed their commitment in creating more job opportunities for East African youth in the agriculture sector.
[Kenya] National Construction Week to support govt's big four agenda
30-08-2018 | 12:10:53
Kenya’s second National Construction Week at Kenyatta International Convention Centre from 7-9 November 2018, is set to enhance contribution of the construction industry towards the Big Four Agenda.
[Kenya] USTDA expands partnership creating U.S. business opportunities
30-08-2018 | 08:01:00
USTDA’s Director of Congressional and Public Affairs, Thomas R. Hardy, joined President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya at a round table discussion with U.S. businesses.
EALA, EABC to deepen cooperation on integration matters
23-08-2018 | 13:11:25
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) and the East African Business Council (EABC) have agreed to deepen co-operation in a bid to strengthen the integration process.
Google Search now gives Swahili users more detailed results
22-08-2018 | 08:59:33
Google Search has now made it possible for Swahili users to get more intelligent and contextualized results of things that Google already knows about.
Hapag-Lloyd invests in growing East African market
17-08-2018 | 08:19:26
Multinational German-based transportation company Hapag-Lloyd has continued to focus on the growing market in East Africa.
Ugandan maize lowers flour prices in Kenya to 6-year low
16-08-2018 | 13:27:45
Maize flour prices in Kenya have dipped to a six-year low on increased supply of cheap grains from Uganda and harvests in western region, easing inflationary pressure.
One Acre Fund receives $5 million facility to assist E. Africa farmers
16-08-2018 | 08:24:00
Calvert Impact Capital, the mission-driven investor dedicated to creating a more equitable and sustainable world has announced the closing of a $5 million loan to One Acre Fund.
Half of Sub-Saharan Africa will be connected to mobile by 2025
15-08-2018 | 08:04:00
Mobile phones have become pivotal platforms for digital and financial inclusion, in particular for millions of people in underserved communities, complementing efforts of governments and private sector partners.
Upstream Oil & Gas Awards to be launched in Tanzania
14-08-2018 | 07:43:00
Oil and gas executives and business leaders drawn from the oil and gas value chain will be gathering in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on Friday, 17th August 2018, for the launch of the Upstream Oil & Gas Awards.
KAM, GIZ launch project to boost manufacturing SMEs in East Africa
10-08-2018 | 10:33:00
Kenya Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) have launched a project seeking to promote manufacturing SMEs in East Africa by scaling up their business operations.
African countries improve in Infrastructure and Economic Stability
08-08-2018 | 07:32:00
African countries have showed strong improvements in Infrastructure and Economic Stability over the last decade.
EAC Secretariat, AfDB discuss deepening regional integration
07-08-2018 | 07:14:00
An African Development Bank mission led by Dr. Marcellin Ndong Ntah, Lead Economisthave visited the EAC headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania.
Nicholas Nesbitt appointed EABC Chairperson
09-07-2018 | 09:04:00
The East African Business Council appoints Mr. Nicholas Nesbitt from Nairobi, Kenya as the new EABC Chairman for the period 2018/2019 during the 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Collins Oneko appointed E. Africa Operations Director of Azuri
06-07-2018 | 08:18:00
Azuri Technologies Ltd, a commercial provider of pay-as-you-go solar home solutions to off-grid consumers, has appointed Collins Oneko who joins as Operations Director, East Africa.
DP World considering logistics facility in Ethiopia
02-07-2018 | 13:00:44
DP World is considering setting up a logistics facility in landlocked Ethiopia to handle goods from a port it is developing in the semi-autonomous region of Somaliland, according to United Arab Emirates state news agency, WAM.
Guaranty Trust Bank Tanzania goes live on ICS BANKS
02-07-2018 | 09:52:00
ICS Financial Systems has announced that Guaranty Trust Bank Tanzania, subsidiary of Guaranty Trust Bank, has successfully gone live on ICS BANKS Universal Banking Solution.
[Kenya] Taaleri increases funding to Cytonn Investment by $21 million
26-06-2018 | 11:59:00
Cytonn Investments, an alternative investment management firm in the East African Region, has secured an additional Sh2.1 billion in funding from their institutional partners, Taaleri of Finland.
A new leadership and management program for managers in Uganda
26-06-2018 | 06:18:00
Amani Institute is launching the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI) in Uganda.
[Kenya Business Week] Blazing the trail in economic growth
21-06-2018 | 09:44:00
At a time when the rest of Africa continues experiencing suppressed growth occasioned by drought, political upheavals and low private sector activity, East Africa has been in the headline this week.
Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained growth, report
21-06-2018 | 06:04:27
Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC.
East Africa to outpace continental peers in economic growth, report
20-06-2018 | 06:33:47
Several African countries have reported a rise in their GDP despite fears over increased debt according to ICAEW’s, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, latest report.
Ethiopia splits telecoms monopoly in two to spur competition
19-06-2018 | 09:31:00
The recent announcement of the Ethiopian government to sell share of the state monopoly Ethio Telecom includes liberalization of the sector, says Prime Minister of Ethiopia.
Ethiopian Airlines to commence flights to Barcelona
18-06-2018 | 08:11:00
Ethiopian Airlines has finalized preparations to launch new flight services to Barcelona, Spain as of July 01, 2018, deploying the ultra-modern B787– 800 Dreamliner.
[Kenya Business Week] Energizing investor relations
13-06-2018 | 09:27:46
Kenya this week continues to strategically place itself to benefit from regional integration and reap from its warm relationship with development partners and international investors.
Kenya calls for tough action on SIM registration within EAC
13-06-2018 | 06:19:00
Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Mr. Joe Mucheru has called for tough measures on enforcement of SIM card registration within the East African Community.
Ethiopia opens telecoms and national airline to foreign investors
12-06-2018 | 09:30:00
Ethiopia is opening the state-owned telecommunications company and airline to foreign investors for the first time.
Ethiopia launches e-visa service to all international visitors
04-06-2018 | 08:48:00
The Ethiopian Immigration and Nationality Affairs Main Department in collaboration with Ethiopian Airlines has launched an e-visa service for all international visitors to Ethiopia effective June 01, 2018.
East Africa Cybersecurity Clinic Launched
31-05-2018 | 07:29:00
The clinic aims to support participating countries foster cybersecurity at the national and regional levels by identifying challenges and opportunities to move forward their cybersecurity agenda and develop a regional approach to solve cybersecurity challenges
Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands sign seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center
24-05-2018 | 09:18:00
Royal Philips and the governments of Ethiopia and the Netherlands today signed a seven-year agreement to build Ethiopia’s first specialized Cardiac Care Center to address the critical shortage of cardiology services in Ethiopia.
East Africa dominates 2018 African Banker Awards
22-05-2018 | 15:31:00
The CEO of Equity Group Holdings Plc in Kenya, James Mwangi, won Banker of the Year.
Ethiopian Airlines launches direct flights to Jakarta
21-05-2018 | 08:33:00
Ethiopian Airlines announces that it will launch thrice weekly flights to Jakarta, Indonesia as of July 17, 2018. Member of the G-20, Indonesia, is the world’s 4th most populous nation and 10th largest economy in the world.
East African IP landscape has shifted fundamentally, Bowmans regional IP head
18-05-2018 | 06:09:44
East African economies have grown so rapidly in recent years that large brand-owners are not only making substantial investments in their brands, but are willing to go to court to protect them.
[Kenya] Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore named East Africa CEO of the year
17-05-2018 | 15:10:52
Kenyan telecommunication company Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore has been named the Corporate Executive of the Year at the inaugural East Africa Com Awards.
[Africa Tech Week] Linking frontier technologies with infrastructure for sustainable development
17-05-2018 | 08:56:00
Frontier technologies are converging through the increasing use of digital platforms to produce new combinatory technologies, accelerating the pace of change across multiple sectors.
Eastern and Southern Africa farmers heal soils, increase yields with conservation agriculture
14-05-2018 | 13:00:00
At a time when tired soils and drought as a result of weather changes have left agricultural land barren, a new low cost farming method is restoring hope among over 200,000 farmers in Eastern and Southern Africa by increasing yields and restoring soil health.
Zero tillage, crop residue retention practices turn African farms into breadbaskets
11-05-2018 | 11:45:00
Behind the Sustainable Intensification of Maize Legume Systems for Food Security in Eastern and Southern Africa, SIMLESA, project is the story of thousands of farmers who have transformed their lands and increased earnings.
East Africa women grapple with unemployment, trade barriers, UNCTAD report
09-05-2018 | 14:06:44
East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women economically in the region, thanks to improvements in education, employment and other key areas.
Kenya leads East Africa peers in access to electricity, World Bank
08-05-2018 | 13:20:00
Electricity access rate in Kenya is the highest in East Africa according to the latest report from the World Bank tracking global achievements in sustainable energy for all.
AfDB accelerates Agribusiness Development in Ethiopia through Agriculture Fast Track Fund
08-05-2018 | 05:11:00
The African Development Bank has signed two grant agreements to finance agri-business development projects through the Agriculture Fast Track Fund.
Toshiba and RentCo sign agreement to expand geothermal power generation business in Sub Saharan Africa
07-05-2018 | 13:24:00
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation has concluded a General Cooperation Agreement with RentCo East Africa Limited, a major financial leasing company in Kenya and the wider Sub Saharan Africa.
Kenya's mobile money payments hit Sh3.7trn in 12 months
07-05-2018 | 12:54:00
Cash transacted via mobile phones hit Sh3.7 trillion in the 12 months through March. This was helped by rising uptake of mobile loans, amidst concern that a lot of the advances go into the fast-growing gambling industry.
Ethiopian Airlines signs firm purchase agreement for 10 Q400 Aircraft
07-05-2018 | 11:15:00
Ethiopian Airlines and Bombardier Commercial Aircraft concluded a firm order for 10 new Q400 aircraft on Friday, April 27, 2018. The order also includes purchase rights for 5 additional Q400 aircraft.
Eastern Africa has doubled its income per capita in a decade, ECA
04-05-2018 | 06:15:58
Eastern Africa continues to grow rapidly. As a result, the region’s average per capita income reached $740 in 2016, double the figure ten years earlier.
OFID invests $20 million in Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank
01-05-2018 | 12:54:00
OFID, the OPEC Fund for International Development, has signed a membership and subscription agreement with the Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank.
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology links up with Kenyan institutions to boost research in East Africa
30-04-2018 | 12:28:00
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) has entered into agreements with four research institutions in Kenya to help develop world-class scientific collaborations between the UK and Kenya.
Sky.Garden partners with Interswitch to launch Instant mobile money seller payment options for its vendors
20-04-2018 | 11:11:22
eCommerce company Sky.Garden has made groundbreaking implementations to its payments module to ensure real-time payments to their sellers after signing a deal with digital payments firm Interswitch.
TradeMark East Africa and Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency sign financing agreement
11-04-2018 | 06:25:57
TradeMark East Africa, TMEA and the Central Corridor Transit Transport Facilitation Agency, CCTTFA, have signed a financing agreement geared towards strengthening and enhancing the Central Corridor Transport Observatory, CCTO.
Advtech to acquire Makini Group of Schools in Kenya, further grows East Africa offering
03-04-2018 | 08:01:00
Africa’s largest private education provider, JSE-listed ADvTECH, continues to grow its position as the leading provider of quality private education in Africa, with the announcement of further expansion into Kenya and Uganda.
Growing demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector
29-03-2018 | 10:37:00
With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, particularly in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally - and to South Africa specifically - in their talent search.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: How East African students can pay for online courses
22-03-2018 | 09:25:00
With developing technology that has promoted reliable and stable internet connectivity among east African countries, students from the region can now take their courses in the comfort of their homes.
Rwanda Innovation Fund project to receive $30 million loan from African Development Bank
20-03-2018 | 05:49:44
The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of US $30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF).
I&M Burbidge Capital advises DFCU Bank on the sale of Crane Bank Rwanda
16-03-2018 | 06:11:55
Corporate finance advisory firm I&M Burbidge Capital has advised DFCU Bank in the sale of its majority stake in Crane Bank Rwanda.
[Column] Ashok Shah: Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa
15-03-2018 | 12:01:00
Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region. Ashok Shah, Group CEO of APA Apollo examines the opportunities this brings.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity
15-03-2018 | 08:23:21
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt.
Eastern Africa Grain Council Uganda launches nine new standards for staple foods in the region
14-03-2018 | 06:12:57
The Eastern Africa Grain Council, has launched the nine product standards for staple foods and two standards for sampling and test methods.
East African region records best economic performance in the continent, AfDB outlook
13-03-2018 | 13:00:14
The African Development Bank has expanded its flagship publication, the African Economic Outlook, with five regional reports.
East African Development Bank inks $15 million credit deal with The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa
07-03-2018 | 08:34:00
The East African Development Bank (EADB) has signed a credit line deal worth $15million with The Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa, BADEA which will be used to help achieve EADB’s goals of developing East Africa.