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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.

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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

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The transformation balancing act: SA faces a tipping point

SONA 2017 highlighted two key issues that must be carefully balanced: addressing economic inequality and encouraging FDI.

By Dharmesh Nagar 13 Feb 2017

Connect Nigeria e-Business Fair opens this weekend
Connect Nigeria e-Business Fair opens this weekend

Connect Nigeria will be hosting the E-Business Fair, an annual business and exhibition conference that focuses on growing micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in Nigeria, on February 18, 2017.

13 Feb 2017

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West Africa media: hope for The Gambia

This past month has witnessed a number of major press freedom and freedom of expression developments in West Africa – from a stormy political transition in The Gambia that saw the exit of West Africa's "King of Impunity"; to a massive crackdown on journalists by Nigerian security forces, and the lifting of media sanctions in Benin.

13 Feb 2017

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

LAGOS, Nigeria - Silvertree Internet Holdings, Africa's leading Internet platform, has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck for an undisclosed amount, making it Africa's largest price comparison group.

13 Feb 2017

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No-frills hotel chain woos business travellers in East Africa

International hotel chain Tune has introduced the no-frills hospitality concept in Kenya's capital Nairobi. Launched in July, the 280-room property is the company's first foray into Africa.

13 Feb 2017