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African alliance to strengthen economic corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance. The Alliance is expected to coordinate the sharing of best practices and other strategies in support of the development and management of economic corridors on the Continent.

3 days ago

Consumer insights agency raises seed capital
Consumer insights agency raises seed capital

NAIROBI, Kenya - African data collection startup Bamba has announced that it has closed its first seed investment round after raising US$1.1 million (Kes. 110 million) in investment funds, making it one of the largest and most successful seed rounds completed by an East African startup.

16 Feb 2017

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Dangote launches 25,000 hectare rice scheme in Sokoto

LAGOS, Nigeria - Dangote Rice, a subsidiary of Dangote Group is set to launch in Sokoto state with a multi-million naira 25,000 hectare rice outgrower scheme, with a prospect of hundreds of thousands of employment opportunities for rural inhabitants.

15 Feb 2017

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UN urges Cameroon to restore internet services

A United Nations expert has called on the Government of Cameroon to restore internet services to predominantly English-speaking parts of the country which have been cut off in “an appalling violation of their right to freedom of expression”.

14 Feb 2017