East Africa’s Oil Ambitions Tested by Pipeline Machinations

A decade after its first big oil find, East Africa’s emergence as a crude exporter has been hindered by security and cost concerns that left the region building two pipelines instead of one. Uganda and Kenya are developing two new basins and originally agreed to build one line to connect the landlocked discoveries to the coast. That changed last year, More...

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By admin On Friday, March 24th, 2017

Tech Nation Kenya launches M -Akiba, a mobile app to buy Government Bonds

 Kenya has become the first country to exclusively sell government bonds to citizens via their mobile phones, as it seeks new ways of raising money. The country is already a pioneer in the use of mobile money. The More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Vodafone Slams Proposed Split of Kenyan M-Pesa as `Ridiculous

  Lawmaker proposes hewing mobile money into separate unit Price controls seen stifling investment in Safaricom Safaricom Ltd, East Africa’s biggest mobile-phone company, would have to reconsider future More...

By admin On Saturday, February 4th, 2017

New Business Opportunities Through Government Tenders

African companies to bid for contracts around the world (By Doyeun Kim).  Public procurement is fast becoming big business in Africa. It accounts for almost a third of the gross domestic product (GDP) in poor More...

By admin On Saturday, November 19th, 2016

East Africa attracts more investors as rest of continent suffers

 The Foreign Direct Investment, FDI, to East Africa grew last year in contrast to an overall drop across Africa from $87 billion to $66.5 billion. A new report by Analyse Africa shows that 705 projects were supported More...

By admin On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

Trump’s victory is bad – for Africa and for global stability

The most forceful message being sent by a Donald Trump victory is that the American electorate has repudiated the policies and political practices of the past – at least – eight years. The second message is More...

By admin On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

South Sudan crisis escalates , will this be Africa’s Syria?

Peace eludes the world’s newest nation By Pavithra Rao On the eve of the fifth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on 9 July, sporadic gunfire rent the air in Juba, the capital city. What many assumed More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

Made in Kenya – USHAHIDI – to help monitor USA Elections

An election-monitoring program developed in Kenya will help track tomorrow’s elections in the United States. Citizens can report polling irregularities, instances of intimidation or other problems through Twitter, More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

Film Africa 2016 – London celebrates Film Africa

Friday 28 October to Sunday 6 November, venues across London www.filmafrica.org.uk Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual film festival, returns for its sixth edition, bringing London audiences the best More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

Africa Islamic Finance Forum 2016

The Africa Islamic Finance Forum 2016 held in Abidjan (17,18 & 19th October 16)-adds topi lyambila – provided an unparalleled platform for networking opportunities as well as the center stage to More...