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KENYA

ETHIOPIA

  • Ethiopia Seeks Tech Companies to Share Chinese Mobile Contract - Businessweek
    Ethiopia Seeks Tech Companies to Share Chinese Mobile ContractBusinessweekEthiopia will give other companies parts of a telecommunications project it awarded to ZTE Corp. (000063) after a contract dispute with the state-owned Chinese company, Communi…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 2:48pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 25 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.…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 8 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 11 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.…
    - 14 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 9:41am -

SOMALIA

  • Somalia's new bourse sees seven firms listing on opening in 2015 - Reuters Africa
    Somalia's new bourse sees seven firms listing on opening in 2015Reuters AfricaSomalia's economy is slowly recovering from more than two decades of conflict, although the government is still battling an Islamist insurgency. Amid the chaos, some busine…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 12:36pm -
  • Business trips to dangerous places - The Economist (blog)

    Business trips to dangerous places - The Economist (blog)

    The Economist (blog)Business trips to dangerous placesThe Economist (blog)Ankara has been Somalia's main benefactor and overseas partner since August 2011, when Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's then prime minister (and now president), became the first…
    - 3 days ago, 25 Nov 14, 9:54pm -
  • Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack - Business Standard

    Kenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attack - Business Standard

    International Business Times UKKenya claims anti-Shebab strikes in Somalia after bus attackBusiness StandardKenya has said its troops had killed dozens of Shebab Islamists in raids inside Somalia after the execution of 28 non-Muslim people on a Kenya…
    - 5 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:36am -
  • Over 50000 affected by seasonal floods in Somalia - Business Standard
    Over 50000 affected by seasonal floods in SomaliaBusiness StandardThe UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday said that seasonal flooding in several regions of Somalia affected up to 50,000 people. "Humanitarian partners…
    - 17 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 9:18pm -
  • US expressed deep concern over political turmoil in Somalia - Business Standard
    US expressed deep concern over political turmoil in SomaliaBusiness Standard"Because Somalia's leadership is distracted with political division, the United States currently does not see the utility in sending a delegation to the High Level Partnershi…
    - 18 days ago, 11 Nov 14, 2:28am -
  • 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…
    - 19 days ago, 9 Nov 14, 8:32pm -
  • Somalia's police chief is dead - Business Standard

    Somalia's police chief is dead - Business Standard

    Business InsiderSomalia's police chief is deadBusiness StandardSomalia's Police Commissioner General Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Ismail has died, officials said. A probe has been ordered into his death. The official unexpectedly fell and died in the course…
    - 28 days ago, 31 Oct 14, 5:29am -

UGANDA

SUDAN - SOUTH SUDAN

  • newOver 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan: tribes - Business Standard

    Over 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan: tribes - Business Standard

    The News InternationalOver 100 dead in clashes in Sudan's Kordofan: tribesBusiness StandardMore than 100 people have been killed in several days of fighting between two clans in Sudan's oil-rich West Kordofan region, tribal leaders have said. The cla…
    - 18 hours ago, 27 Nov 14, 9:40pm -
  • 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 1:59pm -

RWANDA

  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago, 24 Nov 14, 5:00am -
  • 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…
    - 15 days ago, 13 Nov 14, 7:30am -
  • 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…
    - 24 days ago, 4 Nov 14, 1:49pm -
  • The Nation Remains the Easiest Place to Do Business in Sub-Sahara, World ... - AllAfrica.com
    The Nation Remains the Easiest Place to Do Business in Sub-Sahara, World ...AllAfrica.comKigali — Rwanda has demonstrated consistent strong performance in the World Bank Doing Business Rankings in recent years with good progress made across all the…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 9:03am -
  • 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…
    - 29 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:19am -

DJIBOUTI

BURUNDI

  • Swahili Opportunities in Burundi 'Go Begging' - AllAfrica.com
    Swahili Opportunities in Burundi 'Go Begging'AllAfrica.comTanzania's Ambassador to Burundi, Dr James Nzagi, told the 'Business Standard' in Muyinga Province recently that chances for Tanzanians to benefit from Swahili in Burundi go begging. "Burundia…
    - 2 days ago, 26 Nov 14, 6:54am -
  • 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 22 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…
    - 26 days ago, 2 Nov 14, 3:00pm -
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 -
BBC World Debate Why Poverty?

- 30 Nov 12, 10:15am -

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