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U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Business Forum

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A Taste of African Food

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CNN Freedom Project- West Africa Slavery

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KENYA

ETHIOPIA

  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago, 23 Nov 14, 3:32am -
  • Haile 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…
    - 1 day ago, 21 Nov 14, 9:47pm -
  • 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 6:07am -
  • UN agency starts relocation of South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia - Business Standard
    UN agency starts relocation of South Sudanese refugees in EthiopiaBusiness StandardThe UN refugee agency UNHCR has begun relocating nearly 15,000 South Sudanese refugees who had been stranded for months at a station in western Ethiopia after the refu…
    - 4 days ago, 19 Nov 14, 1:45am -
  • State Minister Dewano Kedir Meets the Chinese Energy Company, Guangcai ... - AllAfrica.com
    State Minister Dewano Kedir Meets the Chinese Energy Company, Guangcai ...AllAfrica.comState Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dewano Kedir met with a delegation led by the Chairman of the Chinese Energy Company, Guangcai Energy plc, Ms. Cheung Hiu Ching,…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 7:45am -
  • 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…
    - 9 days ago, 14 Nov 14, 10:25am -
  • 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…
    - 20 days ago, 3 Nov 14, 4:34am -
  • The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why - NPR

    The Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's Why - NPR

    NPRThe Next Shirt You Buy May Say 'Made In Ethiopia.' Here's WhyNPRIn addition to established hubs like Bangladesh and Vietnam, the garment game is ripe for new players: Myanmar (Burma), Haiti and Ethiopia, among others, are looking to rejuvenate a o…
    - 25 days ago, 28 Oct 14, 10:42pm -
  • 30 years on: Ethiopia and the business of hunger - Open Democracy

    30 years on: Ethiopia and the business of hunger - Open Democracy

    Open Democracy30 years on: Ethiopia and the business of hungerOpen DemocracyThe BBC remains proud of its reporting of Ethiopia's famine, and certainly it directed public attention to a horrific situation. But it did this at the price of understanding…
    - 28 days ago, 26 Oct 14, 11:34am -

TANZANIA

  • newIndia, Tanzania trade imbalance worrome - Daily News
    India, Tanzania trade imbalance worromeDaily NewsTHE private sector should champion efforts to bridge huge trade deficit between Tanzania and India and change the current trend of exporting raw crops which not helping local manufacturing base to grow…
    - 13 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 4:07pm -
  • Engaging 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 3 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…
    - 4 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…
    - 5 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…
    - 6 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…
    - 8 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.…
    - 9 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…
    - 13 days ago, 10 Nov 14, 5:02am -

SOMALIA

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…
    - 18 hours ago, 22 Nov 14, 12:00pm -
  • Mwesigwa 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…
    - 1 day 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…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 11:36am -

SUDAN - SOUTH SUDAN

RWANDA

  • Schools Urged to Set Up Business Mentorship Programmes - AllAfrica.com
    Schools Urged to Set Up Business Mentorship ProgrammesAllAfrica.com"Students with bright business ideas can access similar funding and also gain skills from the training that comes with funds. Remember, each of such enterprise creates three to four o…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Nov 14, 5:26am -
  • AfDB commits $74m toward Rwanda's transport sector - StarAfrica.com
    AfDB commits $74m toward Rwanda's transport sectorStarAfrica.comThe African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $74.47 million loan to Rwanda towards the upgrading of 51.5kms of road, connecting the northern and eastern districts of Gicumbi and Ny…
    - 2 days ago, 20 Nov 14, 8:21pm -
  • 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…
    - 5 days ago, 18 Nov 14, 10:07am -
  • Toyota Corp Eyes Rwanda Market - AllAfrica.com
    Toyota Corp Eyes Rwanda MarketAllAfrica.comKnown mainly for the manufacturing of Toyota cars, the company is also involved in agri-business and ICT. "People say Rwanda is a land locked country but this is not true. Rwanda is a linked country. Rwanda'…
    - 6 days ago, 16 Nov 14, 9:56pm -
  • 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…
    - 9 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…
    - 10 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 16 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…
    - 19 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…
    - 24 days ago, 30 Oct 14, 7:19am -

DJIBOUTI

BURUNDI

  • 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…
    - 14 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 17 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…
    - 21 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…
    - 23 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…
    - 24 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 -
Racist attack on tv show south africa BBC

- 14 Dec 11, 3:10pm -

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