Wednesday, 23 January 2019

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A more affordable Uber in Nairobi

A more affordable Uber in Nairobi

More than one million trips have been made using Uber since its launch in Kenya’s capital in January 2015. Added together, that’s roughly eight million kilometres, or enough to go ...

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President Buhari launches new Abuja rail service

President Buhari launches new Abuja rail service

Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has formally opened a new railway line on Wednesday. The railway links the capital Abuja with the northern city of Kaduna. The 186km (150 mile ...

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Zimbabwe to launch women’s bank

Zimbabwe to launch women’s bank

The government of Zimbabwe will soon launch a women’s bank that will provide financial support to small and medium enterprises run by women. The Ministry of Women’s Affairs, Gende ...

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South Africa zero growth rate: Its problems are largely homemade

South Africa zero growth rate: Its problems are largely homemade

South Africa’s Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago has forecast zero percent growth for 2016, 1.5% in 2017 and 1.7% in 2018. This spells disaster for the country, particularly ...

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TAZARA wins 18 million litres fuel transportation deal

TAZARA wins 18 million litres fuel transportation deal

Tanzania-Zambia Railways Authority (TAZARA), last week, landed a deal to haul a total of 18 million litres (18,000 metric tonnes) of petroleum products to the Democratic Republic ...

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Cameroon grabs economic reforms award

Cameroon grabs economic reforms award

Cameroon and Bhutan have received an award as top economic reformers at the 2016 world investment forum held in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The award, a joint initiative of the Glob ...

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Steady growth: Seven percent rise in FDI projects Africa

Steady growth: Seven percent rise in FDI projects Africa

According to EY’s 2016 Africa attractiveness programme 2016, Staying the course, despite a relative slow down, Sub-Saharan Africa remains one of the fastest growing regions in the ...

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Tanzania should be vigilant on public spending – IMF

Tanzania should be vigilant on public spending – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has urged Tanzania to undertake structural reforms and cut back on public spending as the country seeks to invest in major infrastructure pro ...

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Gambia opposition president jailed for three years

Gambia opposition president jailed for three years

The Gambia's opposition president Ousainou Darboe and 18 others have been jailed for three years for taking part in an unauthorised demonstration. In April, they were part of a gr ...

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Barclays Africa Group appoints Peter Matlare deputy CEO for Africa

Barclays Africa Group appoints Peter Matlare deputy CEO for Africa

The appointment of a Deputy CEO and Executive Director to oversee the rest of Africa business underscores Barclays Africa’s strategy to grow across all its markets in Africa. The ...

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