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Economic growth in East Africa remains strong despite drought

EAST Africa's economy has continued to grow despite the adverse effects of drought being felt across the region, according to ICAEW's (the Institute of...

G7 ‘committed’ to increasing access to electricity in Africa

ENERGY ministers from the G7 industrialised countries have reiterated their commitment to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy in Africa. At...

Botswana most attractive investment destination in Africa

BOTSWANA is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s...

AfDB provides about $30m to boost Tanzania’s natural gas sector

THE African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $29.8 million loan to Tanzania to help the country mobilise domestic resources and unlock the potential...

Mobile penetration in Africa hits 80pc

THERE are currently 960 million mobile subscriptions across Africa - an 80 percent penetration rate among the continent's population. Internet penetration is at 18...

Tigo launches first state-of-the-art call centre in Tanzania

TIGO, Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company, has announced the opening of a new state of the art call centre, the first of its kind...

World Bank to support Africa’s top digital entrepreneurs

THE World Bank has launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), a five-month business acceleration programme designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from sub-Saharan...

Namibian bank rolls out first mobile fuel payments

NAMBIA’S leading financial service provider, Bank Windhoek, has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia. GoPay, built in...

Marriott opens first property in Kenya

MARRIOTT International, the international hotel chain, has  announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned...

Kwesé TV deal with TURNER adds three global brands to its...

ECONET Media has signed a multi-territory broadcast agreement with TURNER, which includes some of its most acclaimed kids and news channels. This agreement is...