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Qwicart changing the way Ugandans shop for groceries
Qwicart changing the way Ugandans shop for groceries

Ugandan startup Qwicart is bidding to change the way people shop for groceries with a mobile app that allows people to shop from a variety of supermarkets using their phones...

By Tom Jackson 9 Aug 2017

Trump administration's first African Growth and Opportunity Act forum
Trump administration's first African Growth and Opportunity Act forum

This week, some 40 African finance and trade ministers, along with US government officials meet for the first time since Trump was elected, at the annual AGOA trade forum...

By Worku Gachou 8 Aug 2017

Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track
Negotiations for a single continental market for goods and services on track

Continental Free Trade Area negotiations are expected to conclude at the end of 2017 with a firm policy in place to benefit all countries in Africa and reduce poverty...

1 Aug 2017

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Twiga Foods raises investment to expand

Twiga Foods, the Kenyan business-to-business food supply platform, has raised $10.3m in Series A Investment Round...

1 Aug 2017

Digital solution for retail networks in Africa
Digital solution for retail networks in Africa

Total and Worldline partner with African fintech InTouch to support deployment of Guichet Unique, an innovative digital solution for retail networks...

27 Jul 2017

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Cartel conduct under investigation in Kenya

Leniency for cartel conduct in Kenya has unique elements, according to pan-African law firm Bowman's...

24 Jul 2017

Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next
Dubai-based investment firm acquires Java House, Africa expansion next

The Abraaj Group, a Dubai-based private equity investment firm, has announced the acquisition of Java House restaurant chain from Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) for an undisclosed amount...

By Dannish Odongo 7 Jul 2017

Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba
Nigeria's TradPeek wants to be Africa's Alibaba

Nigerian startup TradPeek has an ambitious goal - to be to Africa what Alibaba is to China...

By Tom Jackson 5 Jul 2017

Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA
Kenyan payments solutions firm expands to SA

Direct Pay Online continues Southern Africa expansion with acquisition of PayThru South Africa...

29 Jun 2017

Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum
Africa's quest for a cashless economy gains momentum

Insufficient financial inclusion, unbanked masses and financial literacy are increasingly attracting investors...

By Kingsley Ighobor 7 Jun 2017

Impact on food security in Africa
Impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing.

26 May 2017

Garden City development
Primedia wins rights to $500m Kenyan Mall

The advertising rights to the international, integrated lifestyle Garden City Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, have been awarded to Primedia Outdoor...

23 May 2017

Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society
Rwanda moves swiftly towards cashless society

Extension of Mastercard and Rwanda Government agreement will result in a stronger digital payment sector and a cashless society...

5 May 2017

Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?
Will additive manufacturing inspire the next industrial revolution?

Some suggest that by taking the industrial revolution of 1760-1840 as the first one, we are currently in the fourth industrial revolution...

By Nicholas Kitonyi 3 May 2017

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

Home-grown African brand Dangote is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time...

24 Apr 2017

Manufacturing East Africa launches this month
Manufacturing East Africa launches this month

The inaugural Manufacturing East Africa conference will be hosted in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-20 April 2017...

3 Apr 2017

Smarter banking solution for East African millennials
Smarter banking solution for East African millennials

A mobile solution gives millennials in East Africa access to banking services, transfers and payments…

15 Mar 2017

Chicken Corner
Engen Zambia partners to add chicken to offering

Engen's partnership with Corner Bakery provides Zambians with fast food chicken on the go…

14 Mar 2017

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MasterCard assists 1.1 million African smallholder farmers

The MasterCard Foundation has committed a total of $38.3 million for programmes to improve productivity and market access for farmers in 11 African countries...

7 Mar 2017

Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees
Severe food shortages impact Africa's refugees

UNHCR and WFP are concerned that sustained cuts to food assistance will have severe nutrition and protection-related consequences for refugees…

24 Feb 2017

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Significant growth in money transfers to Tanzania

Digital money transfer service hits 10,000 in unique transactions per month in Tanzania, via WorldRemit…

22 Feb 2017

Digital payment solutions for Kenya
Digital payment solutions for Kenya

Mastercard commits to financially including over 150,000 Kenyan merchants with simple and secure digital payment solution…

17 Feb 2017

Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck
Silvertree acquires Nigeria's TopCheck

TopCheck, Nigeria's leading price comparison site for financial services, offering free online comparison for insurance products, loans, and broadband internet plans, has been bought by Silvertree…

13 Feb 2017

Castel’s 162-hectare vineyard in Ziway, Ethiopia.
Ethiopia's emerging wine industry luring consumers locally and abroad

While Ethiopia's Rift Valley wine is targeting more experienced wine drinkers, foreigners and high-end restaurants, its Acacia range is aimed at an emerging Ethiopian wine-drinker…

19 Jan 2017

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Opportunities on continent for pharma companies

East African pharma companies missing out on fast growing $5 billion opportunity...

17 Nov 2016

Botswana's benchmarking competition law
Botswana's benchmarking competition law

Most competition authorities in developing countries have not investigated cartels or done dawn raids like they have in Botswana...

20 Oct 2016

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Food aid arrives for Sudan

The United States and WFP welcome a second ship carrying critical food commodities for Sudan, which will be used to assist more than 2 million vulnerable people across the country...

20 Oct 2016

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B2B networking platform for fashion industry

With Fashionomics, the African Development Bank plans to raise the profile of African fashion and textiles on the international stage...

6 Sep 2016

Activating on African soil: the time is now
Activating on African soil: the time is now

Stephan Botha of ProActive outlines the reasons why FMCG brands wanting to expand business in Africa can benefit hugely from activations...

By Stephan Botha, Issued by Provantage Media Group 26 Jul 2016

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FMCG sector in sub-Saharan Africa is set to boom

Sub-Saharan Africa's rapidly rising middle class is a huge FMCG market in waiting, says Southern African FMCG entrepreneur Adam Molai...

22 Jul 2016

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