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Nairobi-Addis Ababa road corridor boosts trade in the Horn of Africa
13-08-2018 | 07:25:27
The 895-km highway corridor linking Kenya and Ethiopia has not only eased cross-border traffic between the two countries, but is a major push for economic integration within Africa.
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.
Kenya Power introduces power clinics to improve service delivery
02-08-2018 | 11:24:21
Power utility company Kenya Power has launched new customer service centers dubbed ‘Power Clinics’ to improve service delivery and enhance customer satisfaction.
Uganda, China agree on road, camera projects worth $2.45bn
02-08-2018 | 10:22:00
President Yoweri Museveni has said that a number of Government of Uganda funded contracts worth $2.4bn have been given to Chinese companies especially on roads and recently security cameras worth $120 million.
Liquid Telecom delivers first Microsoft ExpressRoute within Africa
02-08-2018 | 06:42:00
Liquid Telecom has delivered the first Microsoft ExpressRoute service peering in Africa – offering customers better performance, tighter security and lower latency.
[Uganda] OPIC invests $5 million in Tugende to support transportation
01-08-2018 | 06:58:04
The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has provided a $5 million loan to Tugende Limited, which supports small business lending and expanded transportation in Uganda.
[Nigeria] Shell donates science labs to Kwara high school
31-07-2018 | 07:00:00
Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Limited (SNEPCO) has donated four ultramodern science laboratories to Eruku Secondary Commercial School in Ekiti Local Government area of Kwara State.
[Interview] Duduzile Mkhwanazi, CEO, Project Isizwe, South Africa
30-07-2018 | 10:58:00
Duduzile Mkhwanazi is the Chief Executive Officer of South African non-profit organization, Project Isizwe, an organization dedicated to bringing internet access to the populace.
Google's free public Wi-Fi initiative expanded to Nigeria
30-07-2018 | 09:53:00
Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation, will be the first on the continent to receive Google's free public Wi-Fi service, the company has announced.
Energy Recovery receives $3 million for water projects in Egypt
26-07-2018 | 10:45:00
Energy Recovery, Inc. a company involved in pressure energy technology for industrial fluid flows, has announced a $3.3 million award to supply its PX® Pressure Exchanger® for a water project in Egypt.
Sappi to invest $7.7 million in one of its South Africa operations
26-07-2018 | 08:30:00
Sappi Limited, a leading global producer of dissolving wood pulp headquartered in South Africa, has provided further details regarding capital investments at its Saiccor Mill in Umkomaas,
DP World to build and operate logistics hub in Mali
25-07-2018 | 14:05:57
Global trade enabler DP World has signed a 20-year concession with an automatic 20-year extension with the Republic of Mali to build and operate a 1000-hectare modern logistics hub outside of Bamako.
[Kenya] Government freezes all new public projects to tame wastage
25-07-2018 | 06:06:16
Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a directive freezing all new government projects until those that are ongoing are completed.
Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom join to complete Cape to Cairo Network
24-07-2018 | 10:12:00
The Econet Group and Telecom Egypt have signed a memorandum of understanding that will enable Econet’s Liquid Telecom unit to complete a terrestrial fibre optic network stretching all the way from Cape Town in South Africa to Cairo.
[South Africa] Obsidian, HashiCorp partner for advanced data centre
24-07-2018 | 09:25:00
Open Source technology and services specialist Obsidian Systems is proud to announce that it has become an official HashiCorp partner and will provide the South African market with access to next generation data centre management solutions.
[Column] Never Ncube: Seizing opportunities in Zimbabwe’s new era
23-07-2018 | 08:03:00
While corporate connectivity will provide the foundations of a growing economy, the provision of technology solutions within the SME sector will ensure Zimbabwe’s growth path is as inclusive and wide-ranging as possible.
[Kenya Business Week] Towards affordable housing
19-07-2018 | 10:44:45
As Kenya aims for mid- level economic status it has set targets it hopes will propel it to this dream.
[Namibia] Polar Power receives $0.8 million to construct cell sites
17-07-2018 | 06:29:00
Polar Power, Inc., a global provider of prime, backup and solar hybrid DC power solutions, has entered the wireless infrastructure market in Namibia.
Poa! Internet launches unlimited home internet service in rural Kenya
16-07-2018 | 08:33:00
Community Internet service provider, poa! internet on Thursday launched Kenya’s first village home Internet service. The internet provider is offering unlimited Wi-Fi into homes around Ting’ang’a, Kiambu County.
Telecom Egypt, Liquid Telecom sign MoU for Cape Town to Cairo network
16-07-2018 | 06:45:00
Liquid Telecom and Telecom Egypt have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding that will enable Liquid Telecom to shortly complete Africa’s terrestrial fibre network stretching all the way from Cape Town, South Africa, to Cairo, Egypt.
Programme to build Africa infrastructure procurement capacity launched
13-07-2018 | 06:07:00
The Africa Infrastructure Fellowship Program (AIFP)-a joint initiative between the Global Infrastructure Hub (a G20 initiative), private investment firm Meridiam, and the World Economic Forum (WEF)-has been formally announced.
Nigerian Government supports Google's Next Billion Users plan
11-07-2018 | 07:48:00
In line with its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, the Buhari administration would be actively supporting Google's Next Billion users plan intended to ensure greater digital access in Nigeria and around the world.
Yahsat to launch satellite broadband service across West Africa
10-07-2018 | 06:39:00
Yahsat plans to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in Ivory Coast through CEE-NET, Isocel in The Benin, and through both Teledata and Comsys in Ghana.
[South Africa] Teraco to invest R1bn in ICT infrastructure
09-07-2018 | 07:38:00
In its largest infrastructure build project to date, African neutral data centre provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).
Digital, Audiovisual content hub launched in Tshimologong Precinct, SA
09-07-2018 | 07:31:00
Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, founded by Wits University has today launched a Digital Content Hub, an incubator of innovative and creative audio-visual content, in partnership with Agence Française de Développement and the French Institute of South Africa.
AIIM acquires 50% stake in airport holding company, SEGAP
03-07-2018 | 10:39:00
African Infrastructure Investment Managers today announces its acquisition of a 50% stake in Société d’Exploitation et de Gestion Aéroportuaires, a holding company with an established portfolio of airport investments across West and Central 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.
MainOne’s MDXI becomes most certified Data Center in Nigeria
02-07-2018 | 07:56:45
MainOne’s Data Centre subsidiary, MDXI has just received its Tier III Constructed Facility certification (TCCF) from the Uptime Institute.
NEC XON building Africa cyber security centers to tackle new threats
28-06-2018 | 11:25:00
NEC XON is creating three new Cyber Defence Operations Centres (CDOC), one in Nigeria, another in Senegal, and the third in Mauritius in addition to the existing facilities in South Africa.
[Kenya Business Week] Gauging regional growth through Kenya’s prism
28-06-2018 | 06:58:00
As one of East Africa’s big brothers in economic growth and development, Kenya has this week continued to attract praise and investment with its landmark investments delivering impressive payoffs.
First LEGO Certified Store in South Africa to open in Sandton City
25-06-2018 | 09:40:00
The Great Yellow Brick Co is bringing South Africa’s first LEGO® Certified Store to Sandton City on 28 July 2018 following a multi-million-rand investment and exclusive deal with The LEGO Group.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Achieving blended learning in Africa
21-06-2018 | 07:44:17
I contend that the educational system in Africa is ripe for reform, both in terms of the physical infrastructure by means of which educational content is delivered and in terms of the ways in which education is theorised and spoken about.
[Gabon] Bolloré, SETRAG and timber firms set up logistics hub
19-06-2018 | 09:21:00
Bolloré Transport & Logistics, SETRAG and four forestry and timber companies in Gabon have partnered in a project that seeks to reduce intermediaries in the transportation of raw material at the port of Owendo.
Tunisia receives $130m support for empowerment of local communities
19-06-2018 | 07:50:00
The World Bank announced today US$130 million in additional support for decentralization in Tunisia, which is putting local governments in charge of addressing the development needs of their communities.
Africa’s railway renaissance needs public private partnerships, ECA
15-06-2018 | 08:00:00
Experts from Africa’s rail sector have gathered in Johannesburg to discuss rail transport and how it can be developed to support the grand design for growth on the continent.
[Guinea] Conakry Terminal receives four new container gantry cranes
15-06-2018 | 06:12:00
Conakry Terminal, a subsidiary of Bolloré Ports has received four new container gantry cranes at the Port Autonome de Conakry container Terminal.
Djibouti's international investment projects spark economic boom
13-06-2018 | 11:28:44
On 22 February, the Republic of Djibouti terminated the DCT (Doraleh Container Terminal) concession, in which DP World is a shareholder and operator.
[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.
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink ink fibre connectivity deal
12-06-2018 | 12:58:55
Cabo Verde Telecom and EllaLink have announces the signature of a binding Memorandum of Understanding to deliver subsea fibre connectivity to Cabo Verde.
[Nigeria Business Week] Collaborations birth opportunities
08-06-2018 | 09:20:00
The forming and maintaining of strategic, mutually beneficial partnerships is pertinent to the development of any economy, especially a growing one like Nigeria.
AfDB promotes better access to mortgage finance in Ghana
07-06-2018 | 06:22:00
The African Development Bank approved a US $15-million senior loan to GHL Bank PLC, which focuses on mortgage finance, to enhance its mortgage loan portfolio and help develop an effective affordable mortgage finance sector in Ghana.
IFC, BIX Capital provide climate smart appliances to Africa households
06-06-2018 | 08:20:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and BIX Capital B.V, a Netherlands-based impact investment company, have joined forces to provide working capital financing to manufacturers and distributors of climate-smart household appliances.
[Kenya] New eco hoppers boost to cargo handling at Mombasa port
05-06-2018 | 10:47:00
Kenya Ports Authority’s (KPA) equipment acquisition efforts for the Port of Mombasa has received a major boost following the arrival of four eco hoppers.
[Nigeria] EU, GVE build N242.9m solar mini grid in Plateau State
05-06-2018 | 08:38:00
The European Union, Germany and indigenous renewable energy firm, Green Village Electricity Project have completed and activated two solar mini grid plants with the collective capacity to generate 100 kilowatts of clean electricity to power two communities.
Kanoo Shipping acquires Wallem South Africa
01-06-2018 | 10:54:00
Kanoo Shipping, one of the largest regional shipping agencies in the Middle East has announced an agreement to acquire Wallem South Africa, a provider of integrated maritime solutions in the cities of Durban and Cape Town.
[South Africa] Kerry Logistics acquires S.A.S
31-05-2018 | 10:43:00
Hong Kong based logistics provider Kerry Logistics Network Limited has acquired Shipping and Airfreight Services Limited, S.A.S., a well-established freight forwarding and logistics company based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Italy commits $1.2 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund
31-05-2018 | 06:13:00
The African Development Bank has participated in a signing ceremony that occasioned Italy’s contribution of €1 million to the Somalia Infrastructure Fund.
Angola receives $2billion financing support from Afreximbank
29-05-2018 | 10:53:00
The African Export-Import Bank is arranging up to $2 billion in financing support to Angola, Bank President Dr. Benedict Oramah has said.
Afreximbank partners FCSSC, MIAI for $1b fund to support industrialization, boost Africa-South cooperation
29-05-2018 | 10:44:00
The African Export-Import Bank, the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation and the Made-in-Africa Initiative announce a joint effort to mobilise $1bn in equity fund to channel foreign direct investment from developing (South) economies.
Uganda and TradeMark East Africa renew partnership to 2023, target 100,000 more jobs
25-05-2018 | 13:10:00
TradeMark East Africa and the Government of Uganda have signed a Host Country Agreement (HCA) extending their partnership to 2023.
[Ghana] Agility leases warehouse space to Cummings as it fosters regional and international trade
25-05-2018 | 08:02:47
Global logistics provider Agility has leased warehouse space in the Agility Warehouse Park in Ghana to Cummins for a new West African Distribution Center.
[Africa Tech Week] Beyond borders partnerships herald new ICT dawn, Great tidings for tech startups, investment in technology soars
24-05-2018 | 15:53:00
The Africa tech week has been abuzz with news of cross border public and private sector partnerships, companies aligning themselves with the burgeoning demands of the continent’s ICT sector and the growing IT spend.
[Nigeria Business Week] With Construction, Agribusiness, Oil and Gas and startup hubs, Nigeria leaves no sector behind
24-05-2018 | 13:15:00
Two years ago Nigeria was as good as drowning in debts, unemployment, reduced investment and general widespread discontent. Today, though still a work in progress, the country has exited recession and is fast regaining its momentum.
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.
Shell Nigeria spends N14.85bn on GMoUs in Rivers State
24-05-2018 | 08:57:00
A total of N14.86 billion has been invested by the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria operated Joint venture on Global Memorandum of Understanding (GMoU) clusters in Rivers State.
Microsoft launches secure connection for Kenya cloud users
24-05-2018 | 07:07:00
SEACOM will connect Kenyan companies to one of 152 Microsoft data centres including London, Dublin, and Amsterdam.
Zimbabwe becomes Africa Finance Corporation's 19th Member State
22-05-2018 | 11:51:32
Zimbabwe has become the 19th member state of the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Africa's leading infrastructure development finance institution.
Chinese firm, Nigeria sign $6b Lagos-Kano rail project agreement
22-05-2018 | 08:23:00
Nigeria has signed an agreement of $6.68billion with China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation for a major segment of rail line linking the economic capital Lagos with Kano, northern Nigeria's commercial hub.
Terrestrial fibre still mother of all bottlenecks in Africa say experts at Africa Panel Session
22-05-2018 | 06:49:54
The Africa Panel session at ITW challenged African policymakers to proffer incentives to encourage the deployment of broadband infrastructure of scale to support the rollout of much-needed infrastructure to rural areas.
African Development Bank and UNIDO join efforts to accelerate Africa’s industrialization
22-05-2018 | 06:35:00
The African Development Bank and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, May 21 to step up collaboration to boost Africa’s industrialization.
Comsol, Verizon and Samsung collaborate to launch 5G trials in South Africa
21-05-2018 | 07:55:00
Comsol Networks, a provider of enterprise-grade Layer 2 fixed wireless infrastructure, has announced a collaboration with global technology giants Verizon and Samsung, to launch 5G fixed wireless trials in South Africa.
Fairfax Africa to invest $24 million in Consolidated Infrastructure Group to support growth
18-05-2018 | 13:11:37
Fairfax Africa Holdings Corporation has agreed to invest $24 million at current exchange in Consolidated Infrastructure Group Limited, a pan-African diversified infrastructure group, by way of a secured convertible loan.
[Nigeria Business Week] Nigeria, one economic sector after another, exits recession
17-05-2018 | 13:04:00
The Nigerian oil and gas scene remains as active as ever, with changes surfacing on an almost daily basis. Last week saw the country’s first Marine Engineering Center commence its programs of 18 month academic and field work, which will lead to a masters in Marine Engineering.
[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.
Rosatom and Zambia sign general contract for construction of Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology
17-05-2018 | 08:19:00
State Atomic Energy Corporation Rosatom and the Republic of Zambia signed a general contract for the construction of a Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology.
[Column] Li Peng: ICT investment and partnership key to fuelling Africa's digital growth
17-05-2018 | 07:00:00
Rapid advancements in information communications technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has substantially altered the ways in which people live, work, play and interact with one another.
Ethiopian Railways Corporation picks Smith Detection Technology for security along the new Ethiopian-Djibouti railway route
16-05-2018 | 07:04:51
Ethiopian Railways Corporation has selected Smiths Detection technology to safeguard people and infrastructure on the vital new railway link between Ethiopia and the port at Djibouti.
Rosatom builds Center for nuclear science and technology in Zambia
15-05-2018 | 16:55:46
The Centre for Nuclear Science and Technology in Zambia will ensure wide application of radiation technologies in medicine, industry, and agriculture.
Technology group Voith opens new hydropower projects Hub in Ethiopia
15-05-2018 | 16:04:24
The new facility in Ethiopia will coordinate hydropower projects in nine countries in the east of the continent
Mauritius holds first cloud camp
15-05-2018 | 13:31:00
Mr. Yogida Sawmynaden, the Minister of Technology, Communication, and Innovation said events such as Cloud Camps prepare participants to be doers rather than just learners and become agents of change.
World Bank Funds Centralised Uganda Government Cloud
15-05-2018 | 11:02:00
Through the Regional Communications Infrastructure Program (RCIP), a World Bank initiative, NITA-U has been able to access some funds to start building the Government Cloud.
Rwanda almost achieves nationwide 4G LTE network coverage
10-05-2018 | 11:18:00
KT Rwanda Network announced to complete 4G LTE network coverage to more than 95%
[Nigeria] African Development Bank approves $1.5m for Jigawa on-grid IPP solar power procurement program
10-05-2018 | 10:51:49
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank has approved a US $1.5-million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa to support the Nigerian Government’s implementation of Phase 1 of the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer Solar Procurement Program.
Africa Finance Corporation shows strong financial and operational performance for 2017
07-05-2018 | 08:14:00
Africa Finance Corporation, the infrastructure multilateral development finance institution, has announced its 2017 financial year results.
Afreximbank urges urgent maritime and logistic infrastructure upgrade to grow African trade
07-05-2018 | 06:45:00
Africa must urgently upgrade its maritime and logistic infrastructure in order to successfully promote the continent’s trade, especially intra-African trade, the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has said.
Kenya becomes latest member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
04-05-2018 | 13:05:00
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s Board of Governors has approved Kenya to join the bank as a non regional prospective member bringing the China- led infrastructure bank’s membership to 86.
Alternative energy, favourable pricing grow Lafarge’s net sales by 36 per cent
04-05-2018 | 13:02:00
In full year results for the year ended December 2017, Lafarge Africa Plc recorded net sales of N299 billion. This represents a 36 per cent growth relative to the corresponding period in 2016.
Hapag-Lloyd opens Ghana office with focus on growing African market
02-05-2018 | 11:03:31
German-based transportation multinational Hapag-Lloyd has unveiled its new office in Tema, the most important port city in Ghana.
Complimentary map: Airport project opportunities in Africa
02-05-2018 | 10:06:00
Air traffic across Africa is expected to soar over the next 20 years to over 300 million passengers, which is great news for African economies - so long as they have the infrastructure to sustain it
TradeMark East Africa and Rwanda Transport Development Agency unveil $14.2 million project to improve transport on Lake Kivu
01-05-2018 | 10:08:00
TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) and Rwanda Transport Development Agency have unveiled plans to commence on a project that will improve water transport on Lake Kivu, through interventions at Karongi port, Rubavu port and Rusizi port.
Cairo to Cape Town road boosts cross-border economies, links Tanzania to rest of Africa
01-05-2018 | 07:58:00
The President of Tanzania, John Pombe Magufuli, and the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, commissioned the Dodoma-Babati road project on Friday.
International Consortium Signs Interim Phase Agreement with Federal Government of Nigeria for Rail Concession
01-05-2018 | 07:44:00
Following its award of preferred bidder status by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 2017, an International Consortium last Friday in Washington D.C, signed an agreement to proceed with the Interim Phase of the Nigerian narrow-gauge railway concession.
Growing industrial sector to drive Côte d'Ivoire uninterruptible power supply systems market by 2024, 6Wresearch
30-04-2018 | 13:34:00
Construction of new industrial zones in cities such as Bonoua, Abidjan, Yamoussoukro, Bouake, Man, and San Pedro coupled with infrastructural development activities would fuel the growth Côte d'Ivoire UPS systems market over the coming years.
Marriott Hotels debut in West Africa with the opening of Accra Marriott Hotel, Ghana
30-04-2018 | 11:13:00
Marriott Hotels, part of Marriott International, today announced its debut in West Africa, with the highly anticipated opening of Accra Marriott Hotel.
Merck Foundation connects Africa to Asia to build the Cancer and Fertility Care capacity in both continents
30-04-2018 | 10:47:00
Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, commits to building Cancer care capacity in Africa and Asia through its partnership with India.
[Ghana] MainOne extends infrastructure coverage to Takoradi
30-04-2018 | 09:22:00
MainOne, West Africa’s leading communications and data solutions provider, has announced the establishment of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Takoradi’s Business District, extending the company’s reach in Ghana.
IFC, SECO unveil African Leasing Association to unlock $80 billion market
27-04-2018 | 13:44:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group has announced the formal launch of ‘Africalease’, an association that will promote leasing across sub-Saharan Africa.
GAC South Africa expands operations to Port Elizabeth
27-04-2018 | 09:00:30
GAC South Africa has opened its fifth branch, to provide a portfolio of shipping services for oil & gas projects and LPG shipments at Port Elizabeth as well as its neighbouring port Ngqura
Angola accepts Russian offer to build AngoSat-2
26-04-2018 | 10:57:00
Angola has accepted the offer of Russia’s Roscosmos to build Angola’s second satellite, AngoSat-2
[South Africa] Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
26-04-2018 | 10:34:00
Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited has listed in the "Travel and Leisure" sector of the JSE's main board. Hosken Passenger Logistics and Rail Limited is the 2nd company to list on the JSE this year.
Liquid Telecom and Serianu partner to improve cybersecurity standards and practices across Africa
26-04-2018 | 09:15:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom and Serianu, a pan-African cybersecurity specialist firm, have announced a new partnership to improve cybersecurity standards and practices across Africa.
[Nigeria] NNPC awards Oando Engineering, Procurement and Construction mandate to develop Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano gas pipeline project
26-04-2018 | 08:43:00
A two party consortium consisting of Oando, in conjunction with its midstream affiliate, Axxela Limited and Oilserv Limited, has been awarded the Engineering, Procurement, Construction mandate for the Ajaokuta – Abuja portion (Lot 1) of the Ajaokuta-Kaduna-Kano Pipeline system by the NNPC.
Angola accepts Russian offer to build AngoSat-2
26-04-2018 | 08:22:00
Angola has accepted the offer of Russia’s Roscosmos to build Angola’s second satellite, AngoSat-2, Jornal de Angola reported, citing Minister of Telecommunications and Information Technology Jose Carvalho Da Rocha.
[Column] Sachen Gudka: Toward Future Smart Cities; lessons from around the world
26-04-2018 | 08:19:11
Historically, the growth of cities and their development has always been haphazard. For instance, the growth of Nairobi was based on the needs of the then new railway line that ran through to the port of Mombasa.
Study says some disruptive technologies may widen income inequality, cut jobs in Africa
26-04-2018 | 07:13:00
The study explores the potential impact of technology in global labour markets and identifies concrete actions countries can take to prepare for the changing nature of jobs and leverage the benefits of emerging technologies.
[Column] Kieran Whyte: Streamlining trade and infrastructure development in Africa
24-04-2018 | 11:15:00
Increasing intra-African trade is essential for the growth and development of the continent, and so the recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area set to be the first continent-wide African trade agreement, is good news.
Rwanda telecom market continues to develop strongly, market research shows
24-04-2018 | 07:58:00
The report contains an overview and analysis of Rwanda’s telecommunications market, profiles of the major players in all market sectors, relevant statistics and analysis, and mobile subscriber forecasts to 2023.
Anglophone West African countries weather odds to project bright economic prospects, Ecobank research
23-04-2018 | 06:26:19
The economic forecast for Anglophone West Africa is looking brighter according to analysis by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published Anglophone West Africa section of its flagship financial website.
Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund raises $385 million in new debt financing to drive five year business plan
19-04-2018 | 13:00:00
The Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund, EAIF, managed by Investec Asset Management has successfully completed its latest fundraising round, raising $385million in new long-term debt capital to invest in Africa.
European Investment Bank and AfDB collaborate to support private sector investment in Nigeria
19-04-2018 | 12:22:02
The European Investment Bank and the African Development Bank have agreed to support the creation of the new Development Bank of Nigeria to strengthen lending for business and agriculture investment in the country.