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The Hookup Dinner on CNN African Startup Programme

- 88 days ago, 26 Aug 14, 12:54am -
U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Business Forum

- 5 Aug 14, 9:37pm -
CNN News Africa's Ebola outbreak 'out of control', warns MSF

- 3 Jul 14, 6:02pm -
CNN Freedom Project- West Africa Slavery

- 14 Jan 14, 7:02pm -
Bima featured on CNN Marketplace Africa

- 20 Nov 13, 8:48am -
Interview on African Voices CNN: Folorunso Alakija

- 23 Sep 13, 4:55pm -

KENYA

ETHIOPIA

  • newHaile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom - BBC News

    Haile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroom - BBC News

    BBC NewsHaile Gebrselassie: From athletics to the boardroomBBC NewsHaile Gebrselassie is the most famous man in Ethiopia. The double ... Gebrselassie is obviously proud of his success in business, but he says people who assume that opportunities came…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • newCan 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…
    - 24 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:39pm -
  • USAID grant $350000 to milk processing factory in Ethiopia - New Business Ethiopia
    USAID grant $350000 to milk processing factory in EthiopiaNew Business EthiopiaThe company is planning to export products to Djibouti and Somaliland. USAID's Pastoralist Areas Resilience Improvement and Market Expansion (PRIME) is working with busine…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 11:50am -

TANZANIA

  • newRetired lawyer gives Tanzanian girls, women a boost - The Globe and Mail
    Retired lawyer gives Tanzanian girls, women a boostThe Globe and Mail... business skills training to more than 100 women. The charity also runs libraries in a school and a local community. It is also building a learning centre. Ms. McKechnie, who tra…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:30pm -
  • newEngaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata! - Huffington Post
    Engaging the Tanzanian Market? Hakuna Matata!Huffington PostGreenlink entered the Tanzanian market five years ago, and attests to the enormous opportunity to do business in the country. As Pepijn Steemers, co-founder of Greenlink states, "If you expe…
    - 15 hours ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:18pm -
  • 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…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 6:02am -
  • Ashok Leyland bags $79 mn orders from Tanzania, Zimbabwe - Business Standard
    Ashok Leyland bags $79 mn orders from Tanzania, ZimbabweBusiness StandardThe automotive manufacturer Ashok Leyland has bagged orders worth $79.2 million from Tanzania and Zimbabwe for supplying trucks, buses, LCVs, spares and allied supported service…
    - 3 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 7:14am -
  • 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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 GuardianHe said it had proved difficult to contact the Ortelo Business Corporation (OBC), a luxury safari company set up by a UAE official close to the royal family.…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 10:20pm -
  • Tanzania invites venture capitalists - East African Business Week

    Tanzania invites venture capitalists - East African Business Week

    East African Business WeekTanzania invites venture capitalistsEast African Business WeekIn the run-up to the event, Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF), Executive Director, Godfrey Simbeye said the symposium would be the largest collection of b…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 1:41pm -
  • 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.…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 9:41am -
  • Invest in Agriculture, US Business Mission Urged - AllAfrica.com
    Invest in Agriculture, US Business Mission UrgedAllAfrica.comNagu said they will enjoy the business environment as Tanzania is a gateway to six land locked countries in Eastern and Central Africa, thus being guaranteed of access to a market of more t…
    - 12 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 5:02am -

SOMALIA

  • Scores killed as Al-Shabab captures town in Somalia - Business Standard
    Scores killed as Al-Shabab captures town in SomaliaBusiness StandardAt least 50 people were killed and more than 40 others wounded after Al-Shabab fighters took over Kudha town in the Southern Somalia from the Raskamboni militia, officials confirmed…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 8:32pm -
  • Somalia's economic recovery boosts fuel demands, posing danger - The AFRICAN BULLETIN (blog)
    Somalia's economic recovery boosts fuel demands, posing dangerThe AFRICAN BULLETIN (blog)The return of the city to the control of the Somalia government and its backers from the African Union demanded privates business and increased the demand of lux…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 10:34am -
  • New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions suffer - The State
    New wealth rises in Mogadishu as millions sufferThe StateMOGADISHU, Somalia — The first ATM and the construction of modern buildings and trendy restaurants are exciting signs of growth for those living in Somalia's capital. That is, if you have mon…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 4:37pm -
  • Pirate attacks off Somalia coast drop: Maritime watchdog - Business Standard
    Pirate attacks off Somalia coast drop: Maritime watchdogBusiness StandardA global maritime body said Wednesday that pirate attacks and armed robbery have decreased remarkably off the coast of Somalia in the past nine months. International Chamber of…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 12:10pm -
  • No flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in Somalia - Business Standard

    No flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in Somalia - Business Standard

    Deutsche WelleNo flak jacket: UN's Ban Ki-moon lands in SomaliaBusiness StandardThe African Union military force, which forced the militant Islamic group al-Shabab out of Mogadishu in 2011, has been making gains in southern Somalia as well, though th…
    - 24 days ago, 29 Oct 14, 11:58am -
  • Somalia: Flawed oil, gas deals reviewed - Independent Online
    Somalia: Flawed oil, gas deals reviewedIndependent OnlineSOMALIA said it was reviewing several oil and gas deals that UN investigators said lacked transparency and risked hindering development of the country's energy industry. Energy firms are cautio…
    - 26 days ago, 27 Oct 14, 6:03am -
  • Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help - Hurriyet Daily News

    Somali port poised for facelift with Turkish help - Hurriyet Daily News

    Hurriyet Daily NewsSomali port poised for facelift with Turkish helpHurriyet Daily NewsTurkey has emerged a crucial donor and ally since 2011, when Somalia was in the midst of a devastating famine. That year, the then Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tay…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 8:44am -

UGANDA

  • newUganda seeks Indian support to set up police academy - Business Standard
    Uganda seeks Indian support to set up police academyBusiness StandardSpeaking at the 'Youth Conclave' organised by Young Indians, a part of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here, Director of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy (SVP…
    - 35 mins ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • newMwesigwa prophetic on Uganda Cranes future, hails media - Kawowo Sports
    Mwesigwa prophetic on Uganda Cranes future, hails mediaKawowo SportsAirtel Managing Director, Tom Gutjahr recommitted his company's promise to support the Cranes through every thick and thin. “I see the Uganda Cranes in a business angle. In busines…
    - 7 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 5:30am -
  • Uganda jails five for genital mutilation - Business Standard
    Uganda jails five for genital mutilationBusiness StandardBS Headlines · News Now · Economy · Finance · Current Affairs · International · Management · Beyond Business · The Strategist · Weekend · Billionaire Club · Overview · News · Stock…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:36am -

SUDAN - SOUTH SUDAN

RWANDA

  • Local Traders Advised to Be Multilingual - AllAfrica.com

    Local Traders Advised to Be Multilingual - AllAfrica.com

    Ventures AfricaLocal Traders Advised to Be MultilingualAllAfrica.comRwanda changed its official language from French to English about seven years ago, and most local business owners do not know or understand Swahili, a regional language. Rwanda and B…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:07am -
  • Noise Pollution - Why Business Owners Must Adjust Rather Than Play the Victim - AllAfrica.com
    Noise Pollution - Why Business Owners Must Adjust Rather Than Play the VictimAllAfrica.comThere could be 15 or so pubs that opened in the area in a space of two years. In Rwanda, businesses are good at imitating each other. You would be hard pressed…
    - 8 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:03am -
  • Peace Through Business - Empowering Women Entrepreneurs - AllAfrica.com
    Peace Through Business - Empowering Women EntrepreneursAllAfrica.comBusinge, who also holds a degree in journalism, is currently the Peace through Business facilitator for Rwanda. "It was a wonderful experience because there is a lot to learn. You me…
    - 9 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • Rwanda set to meet energy targets by 2017 - East African Business Week

    Rwanda set to meet energy targets by 2017 - East African Business Week

    East African Business WeekRwanda set to meet energy targets by 2017East African Business WeekMusoni said infrastructure development in Rwanda is one of the six pillars of the country's Vision 2020. Rehabilitation and development of infrastructure is…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • Business Community to Vote New Leadership - AllAfrica.com
    Business Community to Vote New LeadershipAllAfrica.comMembers of the business community have been urged to embrace professionalism, innovation and efficiency, as the private sector takes to polls to vote for new leadership. Benjamin Gasamagera, the C…
    - 15 days ago, 7 Nov 14, 6:45am -
  • 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…
    - 18 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

    Capital FM KenyaNew 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 p…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:19am -

DJIBOUTI

  • Sweden increases funding for NRC in Iraq and Djibouti - Norwegian Refugee Council

    Sweden increases funding for NRC in Iraq and Djibouti - Norwegian Refugee Council

    Norwegian Refugee CouncilSweden increases funding for NRC in Iraq and DjiboutiNorwegian Refugee Council“These additional funds will give us the opportunity to help even more people in Iraq and Djibouti, both countries where large numbers of people…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 2:39pm -
  • Facts and logic refute Djibouti's ambassador - The Hill (blog)
    Facts and logic refute Djibouti's ambassadorThe Hill (blog)The difference between these two bulls: one uses the armed power of government while contributing to the continued downfall of Djibouti; the other earns power and international admiration bec…
    - 7 days ago, 15 Nov 14, 3:02pm -
  • Djibouti wants to become the 'Singapore of Africa' - Gulf Times

    Djibouti wants to become the 'Singapore of Africa' - Gulf Times

    Gulf TimesDjibouti wants to become the 'Singapore of Africa'Gulf TimesThe wealthy city state of Singapore has become Djibouti's role model for development over the coming two decades, according to Youssouf Moussa Dawaleh, president of the Djibouti Ch…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 5:58pm -
  • The overthrow of Blaise Compaoré sparks protests against Djibouti's leader - PRI

    The overthrow of Blaise Compaoré sparks protests against Djibouti's leader - PRI

    PRIThe overthrow of Blaise Compaoré sparks protests against Djibouti's leaderPRIIsmaïl Omar Guelleh, Djibouti's strongman leader, has run the former French colony in East Africa since 1999 — when his uncle stepped down after 22 years in power. Gu…
    - 17 days ago, 5 Nov 14, 7:16pm -
  • Djibouti's Young People Look to Burkina Faso to Pave Their Own Democratic Way - Global Voices Online

    Djibouti's Young People Look to Burkina Faso to Pave Their Own Democratic Way - Global Voices Online

    Global Voices OnlineDjibouti's Young People Look to Burkina Faso to Pave Their Own Democratic WayGlobal Voices OnlineDjibouti's strongman leader has been at the helm of the country since 1999 and is holding on despite several national protests asking…
    - 18 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 10:21pm -
  • Djibouti 'utopia' is 'hell on earth' - The Hill (blog)
    Djibouti 'utopia' is 'hell on earth'The Hill (blog)He completely rejected the article as a whole and did not concede a single point. I was not surprised that he would say such nice things about Djibouti. I mean how could he not? No one would dare to…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 6:02pm -
  • Government of Djibouti refutes a Congress blog - The Hill
    Government of Djibouti refutes a Congress blogThe HillOn behalf of the Government of Djibouti, the below statements serve as direct responses to the many inaccuracies found in a Oct. 21 Congress blog in The Hill, titled Djibouti: Obama's national sec…
    - 29 days ago, 24 Oct 14, 4:09pm -

BURUNDI

  • newChurch led by refugees to dedicate new building - Killeen Daily Herald

    Church led by refugees to dedicate new building - Killeen Daily Herald

    Longview News-JournalChurch led by refugees to dedicate new buildingKilleen Daily HeraldAt the church's weekly worship services on Sunday afternoons, attendees typically include not only Congolese, but also people born in Rwanda, Burundi and Gabon in…
    - 2 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 10:40am -
  • Tanzania Railways in $130m revival plan - Zambia Daily Mail

    Tanzania Railways in $130m revival plan - Zambia Daily Mail

    Zambia Daily MailTanzania Railways in $130m revival planZambia Daily MailIndependent sources told The East African that Said Salim Bakhressa and other businesses using TRL were considering using road transport because the railway was becoming unrelia…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 12:33pm -
  • 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…
    - 4 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 6:30am -
  • Burundi improves rank - East African Business Week
    Burundi improves rankEast African Business WeekBUJUMBURA, Burundi - 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…
    - 13 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 5:15pm -
  • 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 16 days ago, 6 Nov 14, 5:24am -
  • SA, Burundi fighting poverty: Zuma - Independent Online

    SA, Burundi fighting poverty: Zuma - Independent Online

    - 18 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…
    - 20 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…
    - 22 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 1:36pm -
  • Burundi Gov commissions Metropolitan Area Nework for Bujumbura - IT News Africa

    Burundi Gov commissions Metropolitan Area Nework for Bujumbura - IT News Africa

    IT News AfricaBurundi Gov commissions Metropolitan Area Nework for BujumburaIT News AfricaThe Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People's Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be install…
    - 23 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:49am -
Africa Business Report 7 - Botswana Investment - BBC News

- 61 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 -
BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

- 30 Nov 12, 10:15am -

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