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Investment into African tech start-ups hit record high in 2017

INVESTMENT into African tech start-ups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 start-ups raising in excess of $195 million. The Disrupt Africa...

Kenya fines telecom firms for poor quality service

KENYA’S telecommunication regulator has fined three mobile phone operators more than $3 million for poor quality services to customers. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA)...

Ghana warns British Airways over poor service, mistreatment of Ghanaians

GHANA government has cautioned the UK national carrier, British Airways (BA) over its poor service to and mistreatment of Ghanaian passengers. The Aviation Minister, Cecilia...

Kenya eyes increased tourist flow from US with launch of direct...

KENYA’S tourist marketers say they expect the number of tourists visiting Kenya from the United States to grow as Kenya Airways prepares to launch...

Ethiopian Airlines signs deal to revive Zambia’s national carrier

ETHIOPIAN Airlines says it has signed an agreement with the Zambian government to relaunch the southern African country’s national carrier, which was shut down...

Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

GERMANY’S Volkswagen AG will start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale and use in its...

Libya nabs gangsters involved in kidnapping of immigrants

THE Libyan Interior Ministry says gangsters involved in kidnapping and torturing immigrants have been arrested near the city of Sirte, some 450 km east...

Gambian president launches new diaspora directorate

GAMBIAN President Adama Barrow has launched a new diaspora directorate  as a mechanism to facilitate the contribution of the diaspora in Gambia's economy. ‘My administration,...

Top five business risks for West Africa

AS Nigeria exits the recession of 2017, investor sentiment across West Africa is likely to experience uplift in 2018. Still, political uncertainty ahead of...

Sudan makes the most of the lifting of US sanctions

JUST before Christmas, the Sudanese Foreign Minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, visited the UK in a move that Khartoum said was to acknowledge Britain’s help in...