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The Hookup Dinner on CNN African Startup Programme

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CNN News Africa's Ebola outbreak 'out of control', warns MSF

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HEEL THE WORLD. CNN AFRICAN START-UP.

- 4 Apr 14, 4:38pm -
Founder Soronko Solutions Regina Agyare on CNN African Start-ups.

- 20 Mar 14, 8:53am -
AFRICAN VOICES: Fomba Trawally - Liberian Turns $200 Into Multi-Million Dollar Business!

- 21 Jan 14, 5:26pm -

KENYA

ETHIOPIA

  • newEthiopia and Portugal to Expedite Trade and Investment Ties - AllAfrica.com
    Ethiopia and Portugal to Expedite Trade and Investment TiesAllAfrica.comAmbassador Cotrim said that Portuguese investors and business persons were keen to participate in Ethiopia, and one company involved in renewable energy development in Tigray Reg…
    - 12 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 3:03pm -
  • CEO Summit On Business Opportunities - Addis Fortune
    CEO Summit On Business OpportunitiesAddis FortuneLack of skilled labour and formal strategy; a very long supply and market chain; scheduling delays; and a low technological advancement are seriously hampering the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) mar…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:34pm -
  • Ethiopia plans first US dollar bond - Independent Online

    Ethiopia plans first US dollar bond - Independent Online

    Independent OnlineEthiopia plans first US dollar bondIndependent OnlineLondon - Ethiopia plans to sell its first dollar bond as Africa's fastest-growing economy exploits record demand for the continent's debt. Ethiopia picked Deutsche Bank and JPMorg…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 1:33pm -
  • Eliminating Bureaucratic Hurdles Impeding Businesses - The Reporter
    Eliminating Bureaucratic Hurdles Impeding BusinessesThe ReporterEntitled Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, the report presents quantitative indicators on business regulations and the protection of property rights that can be compared acro…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 9:46am -
  • Can farming in Ethiopia be successfully commercialised? - BBC News

    Can farming in Ethiopia be successfully commercialised? - BBC News

    BBC NewsCan farming in Ethiopia be successfully commercialised?BBC News... improve the country's farming sector, to boost production and put more farms onto a commercial footing - but there is still some way to go. The BBC's Lerato Mbele reports from…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:32am -
  • Ethiopia: Nile Insurance buoyed by 55% profit increase - Business Insurance
    Ethiopia: Nile Insurance buoyed by 55% profit increaseBusiness InsuranceEthiopia-based Nile Insurance Co. S.C. has recorded a post-tax profit of 65 million Ethiopian birr ($3.2 million) for the 2013/2014 fiscal year, up 55% year on year, reports Addi…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 10:46am -
  • The 2nd Ethio-French Business Forum Opens in Paris - AllAfrica.com
    The 2nd Ethio-French Business Forum Opens in ParisAllAfrica.comThe meeting, at the French Agency for International Business Development (UBIFRANCE), brought together around 30 Ethiopian firms and contractors and representatives of almost 150 French f…
    - 10 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:07am -
  • Investing and doing business in Ethiopia - New Business Ethiopia
    Investing and doing business in EthiopiaNew Business EthiopiaEthiopia is a country that has fascinating features, not only for its natural beauty and character of its people, but also for its economic growth, its level of development, social stabilit…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:25am -
  • PPC increases stake in Ethiopia-based cement company to 51% - BDlive
    PPC increases stake in Ethiopia-based cement company to 51%BDliveBELEAGUERED cement maker PPC says it has bought the Industrial Development Corporation's 20% stake in Ethiopia-based Habesha Cement Share Company for $13m. It said its initial 27% stake…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 9:21am -
  • Ethio-Egypt Business Forum Held in Addis Ababa - AllAfrica.com

    Ethio-Egypt Business Forum Held in Addis Ababa - AllAfrica.com

    Geeska AfrikaEthio-Egypt Business Forum Held in Addis AbabaAllAfrica.comHe added, the high-level Ethio-Egypt Business Forum was a manifestation of this commitment to make economic partnership at the centre of the cooperation of the two countries. Poi…
    - 26 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 4:34am -

TANZANIA

  • newMinter touts support for the youth - Daily News

    Minter touts support for the youth - Daily News

    Daily NewsMinter touts support for the youthDaily NewsTHE government has called on financial institutions to support youths in the country through a programme known as Youth Business Tanzania (YBT), to enable them access loans to establh businesses.…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 6:34am -
  • newTanzania: Acacia to go underground - Independent Online

    Tanzania: Acacia to go underground - Independent Online

    MINING.comTanzania: Acacia to go undergroundIndependent OnlineACACIA Mining, which changed its name from African Barrick Gold yesterday, would apply for permits to begin underground mining at its North Mara mine in Tanzania. The company, unveiling it…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 6:01am -
  • Tanzania's Masai 'breathe sigh of relief' after president vows never to evict them - The Guardian

    Tanzania's Masai 'breathe sigh of relief' after president vows never to evict them - The Guardian

    The GuardianTanzania's Masai 'breathe sigh of relief' after president vows never to evict themThe GuardianTanzania had previously rejected claims that it had ambitions to turn the land in Loliondo into a big game hunting reserve for the Ortelo Busine…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 5:34pm -
  • Tanzania cement company explores prisons deal - East African Business Week

    Tanzania cement company explores prisons deal - East African Business Week

    East African Business WeekTanzania cement company explores prisons dealEast African Business WeekSpeaking to the East African Business Week during the official handing over ceremony $100,000 (Tsh 100 million) as well as 1,200 bags of cement to the Ta…
    - 5 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 7:55pm -
  • Tanzania's Maasai prefer death to eviction - Aljazeera.com

    Tanzania's Maasai prefer death to eviction - Aljazeera.com

    Aljazeera.comTanzania's Maasai prefer death to evictionAljazeera.comIt's a familiar story, starring African land and outsized corporate appetites. It begins in 1992, when the Tanzanian government licensed Ortelo Business Corporation (OBC) - owned by…
    - 6 days ago, 23 Nov 14, 1:22pm -
  • Tanzania: Bharti to sell more masts - Independent Online

    Tanzania: Bharti to sell more masts - Independent Online

    NDTVTanzania: Bharti to sell more mastsIndependent OnlineBHARTI Airtel's planned disposal of cellular phone towers in Africa would see it sell masts in Tanzania to Helios Towers, while units in Malawi would go to Eaton Towers, an official with knowle…
    - 9 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:02am -
  • Mengi Wins Top Business Leadership Award - AllAfrica.com
    Mengi Wins Top Business Leadership AwardAllAfrica.comTHE Executive Chairman of IPP Limited, Dr Reginald Mengi, has won the "Lifetime Achievement 2014 Award" in the continental finals of the CNBC All Africa Business Leadership Awards (AABLA). This was…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 4:30am -
  • Ashok Leyland bags orders worth $79.2 mn from Tanzania, Zimbabwe - Business Standard

    Ashok Leyland bags orders worth $79.2 mn from Tanzania, Zimbabwe - Business Standard

    Business StandardAshok Leyland bags orders worth $79.2 mn from Tanzania, ZimbabweBusiness StandardAshok Leyland has bagged orders worth $79.2 million from Tanzania and Zimbabwe. The company will supply trucks, buses, LCVs, spares and allied supported…
    - 12 days ago, 17 Nov 14, 5:56am -
  • Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai's ancestral land - The Guardian

    Tanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai's ancestral land - The Guardian

    The GuardianTanzania accused of backtracking over sale of Masai's ancestral landThe GuardianActivists celebrated last year when the government said it had backed down over a proposed 1,500 sq km “wildlife corridor” bordering the Serengeti nationa…
    - 12 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 10:20pm -
  • How Microfinance Enables Business Growth - AllAfrica.com
    How Microfinance Enables Business GrowthAllAfrica.comIN 2005 the Bank of Tanzania approved a regulation that allowed the transformation of Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) into Microfinance Companies that are allowed taking deposits from the public.…
    - 15 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 9:41am -

SOMALIA

UGANDA

SUDAN - SOUTH SUDAN

  • 15 killed in ambush in Sudan's Darfur - Business Standard
    15 killed in ambush in Sudan's DarfurBusiness StandardAt least 15 people were killed and 10 others injured when gunmen ambushed a vehicle carrying religious students and imams in Sudan's South Darfur state, media reported Thursday. Four unidentified…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 10:21am -
  • Sudanese businessmen to invest in Egypt's grain hub - Ahram Online
    Sudanese businessmen to invest in Egypt's grain hubAhram OnlineEgypt's supply minister and the head of the Sudan Business Federation signed the first agreement for investments in Egypt's new grain hub project in the Nile Delta. The agreement was sign…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:59pm -
  • Ceasefire plea for Sudan's Darfur as talks open - Business Standard
    Ceasefire plea for Sudan's Darfur as talks openBusiness StandardSudan's government and rebels from Darfur have opened talks, as mediators pushed for a ceasefire to end over a decade of war and insurgents warned the country was close to "collapse". Af…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 10:26am -
  • Sudan and rebels end talks but mediators 'positive' for deal - Business Standard
    Sudan and rebels end talks but mediators 'positive' for dealBusiness StandardSudan's government and rebels from war-torn South Kordofan and Blue Nile adjourned a week of peace talks yesterday, with mediators claiming they were "not too far" from a de…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 8:23am -
  • First food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UN - Business Standard

    First food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UN - Business Standard

    Sudan VisionFirst food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UNBusiness StandardThe United Nations said today it has sent its first aid convoy from Sudan into South Sudanese territory, with enough supplies to feed 45,000 people for a month. Juba, Khar…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 7:53pm -
  • Sudan Says In Talks With Qatar Over Natural Gas Imports - Gulf Business News

    Sudan Says In Talks With Qatar Over Natural Gas Imports - Gulf Business News

    Gulf Business NewsSudan Says In Talks With Qatar Over Natural Gas ImportsGulf Business NewsSudan is in talks with Qatar over natural gas imports and hopes to get shipments as early as next year to use in generating power, Sudan's defence minister sai…
    - 24 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 1:21pm -
  • Qatar to export gas to sanctions-hit Sudan: minister - Business Standard

    Qatar to export gas to sanctions-hit Sudan: minister - Business Standard

    Business StandardQatar to export gas to sanctions-hit Sudan: ministerBusiness StandardAbdelrahim Mohammed Hussein told reporters he had signed an 'agreement to export gas from Qatar to Sudan for electricity production', which would start at the begin…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 9:30pm -

RWANDA

  • newSMEs Urged to Rethink Approach to Job Creation - AllAfrica.com
    SMEs Urged to Rethink Approach to Job CreationAllAfrica.comAll aspects of running a business, from taxes, access to loans to markets, and skills need to be checked to reduce the number of small businesses that collapse after they are launched if the…
    - 21 hours ago, 28 Nov 14, 6:38am -
  • Rwanda's third bond gets oversubscribed by 187 percent - StarAfrica.com
    Rwanda's third bond gets oversubscribed by 187 percentStarAfrica.comRwanda's Ministry of Finance has announced that the third Treasure Bond issued this year has been oversubscribed by 187 percent, indicating the public's continued appetite for govern…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 8:46pm -
  • Rwanda mineral export earnings down by 18 percent - StarAfrica.com

    Rwanda mineral export earnings down by 18 percent - StarAfrica.com

    StarAfrica.comRwanda mineral export earnings down by 18 percentStarAfrica.comRwanda's minerals export earnings fell by 18 percent in 2014 due to low international prices for the country's principle minerals, coltan, wolfram and cassetirite.The percen…
    - 1 day ago, 27 Nov 14, 7:41pm -
  • Why Umutoni, Is in Love With Chalk - AllAfrica.com
    Why Umutoni, Is in Love With ChalkAllAfrica.comKalisa attained a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA), specialising in Human Resources Management and Services from the School of Finance & Banking, now known as University of Rwanda Colle…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 7:21am -
  • Business Community Urged to Promote Green Economy Strategies - AllAfrica.com
    Business Community Urged to Promote Green Economy StrategiesAllAfrica.comEng. Steven Niyonzima, the Rwanda Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production Centre national consultant, challenged the business community to adapt systems that are resource effi…
    - 2 days ago, 27 Nov 14, 5:07am -
  • Is 4G internet economically viable in Rwanda? - StarAfrica.com
    Is 4G internet economically viable in Rwanda?StarAfrica.comI definitely would love to purchase it for my clients but the cost does not make much business sense to me,â€� he said. Rwanda's biggest telecom network, MTN, sells 5GB of 4G at a retail…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 4:39pm -
  • KIA Business Class Lounge Gets Major Facelift - AllAfrica.com
    KIA Business Class Lounge Gets Major FaceliftAllAfrica.comFurthermore, children's play area, a relaxation room, lavatories with amenities, as well as meet and assist services put travellers at ease. The Kuwaiti company, NAS, active in the business of…
    - 4 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 7:34am -
  • Herbal Soap Maker Wins Rwf6 Million in Educat-Gt Bank Competition - AllAfrica.com
    Herbal Soap Maker Wins Rwf6 Million in Educat-Gt Bank CompetitionAllAfrica.comHe said that he will invest the money to grow his business. "As Rwanda is registering tremendous development in hotels, I also want to give foreign tourists Rwanda-made her…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • Why Kenyans and Their Businesses Are Running to Rwanda - AllAfrica.com

    Why Kenyans and Their Businesses Are Running to Rwanda - AllAfrica.com

    News Of Rwanda GroupWhy Kenyans and Their Businesses Are Running to RwandaAllAfrica.comPresident Uhuru Kenyatta invited Rwanda's President Paul Kagame, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, to commission one of A…
    - 25 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • New WB Method Alters Rwanda's Business Status - AllAfrica.com

    New WB Method Alters Rwanda's Business Status - AllAfrica.com

    Business TodayNew WB Method Alters Rwanda's Business StatusAllAfrica.comRwanda Development Board (RDB) chief executive Francis Gatare has described the World Bank 2015 Doing Business Report that alters the ranking of the country as "changing goal pos…
    - 30 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:19am -

DJIBOUTI

BURUNDI

  • Cargo Clearance At Tanzania, Burundi Border Eased - AllAfrica.com
    Cargo Clearance At Tanzania, Burundi Border EasedAllAfrica.comWe can now take a single day to cross the border," he said noting that they used to take three to four days to cross the two border points which added to high costs of doing business betwe…
    - 11 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:30am -
  • Burundi Improves Rank - East African Business Week
    Burundi Improves RankEast African Business WeekBujumbura — Burundi is ranked first in sub-Saharan Africa for starting a business in the recently published 2015 Doing Business (DB) survey published by the World Bank and International Finance Corpora…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 4:53am -
  • SA, Burundi strengthen relations - AfricanBrains

    SA, Burundi strengthen relations - AfricanBrains

    AfricanBrainsSA, Burundi strengthen relationsAfricanBrainsPresident Zuma made the announcement after meeting President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, who paid a state visit to South Africa during the SA-Burundi Business Forum held in Cape Town. The tw…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 2:36pm -
  • African businesses to benefit from Grand Free Trade Area - Fibre2fashion.com
    African businesses to benefit from Grand Free Trade AreaFibre2fashion.comAt a ministerial meeting of the Tripartite Sectoral Committee of Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African De…
    - 23 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 5:24am -
  • SA, Burundi fighting poverty: Zuma - Independent Online

    SA, Burundi fighting poverty: Zuma - Independent Online

    - 24 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 7:26pm -
  • Burundi President to Visit SA - AllAfrica.com
    Burundi President to Visit SAAllAfrica.comA South Africa-Burundi Business Forum, aimed at increasing trade and investment between the two countries, will meet in Cape Town on 4 November. Monyela said President Zuma and President Nkurunziza are also e…
    - 27 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
  • Huawei to build fiber networks in Burundi - DatacenterDynamics
    Huawei to build fiber networks in BurundiDatacenterDynamicsHe added that the company sees this as a long-term project, and pledged the support of Huawei to the people of Burundi in the future. Chinese government had previously funded road constructio…
    - 29 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:36pm -
BBC World News - Focus on Africa

- 57 days ago, 2 Oct 14, 6:50pm -
Africa Business Report 7 - Botswana Investment - BBC News

- 67 days ago, 22 Sep 14, 8:50pm -
Africa Business Report Trail BBC World NewsApril 2010

- 4 May 14, 10:03pm -
Africa's richest man: Aliko Dangote. BBC News

- 3 Mar 14, 4:09pm -
BBC Question Time in South Africa p2

- 13 Dec 13, 6:09am -
Stealing Africa - Why Poverty?

- 5 Jan 13, 2:38pm -

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