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Billionaires Club: Top 20 billionaires have a combined net worth of $938.4 billion

A record 2,043 billionaires made Forbes' 31st annual ranking of the world's billionaires, as featured in Forbes magazine. Bill Gates remains in the top spot for the fourth year in a row. Gates has a...

Kenyan plastic bag manufacturers keen to take up waste management

Stakeholders in the Kenyan plastic bag industry want the government to introduce waste management measures instead of a blanket plastic bag ban. Kenya has proposed to make it illegal to produce thin plastic bags from...

Zimbabwe sees increase in visitors attending faith crusades

We know the African tourism market targets wildlife and heritage. But in Zimbabwe there is a different sector bringing in visitors... Faith crusades, which according to religious leaders,  will see more and more people travel...

Kenya Government bans use of plastic bags

Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources Cabinet Secretary Judi Wakhungu says the ban will take effect in 6 months’ time. After that, the use, manufacture and importation of all plastic bags used for commercial and household...

Nigerian government unveils comprehensive plan to revive economy by 2020

The Nigerian Government has unveiled a comprehensive plan to get the country's economy out of recession and set it on a strong path of growth. Called the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP, it is...

Meet South Africa’s first female black brew master

Craft beers are taking South Africa by storm and women are becoming more and more involved in the business. Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela, is synonymous with the country's beer scene and is asserting herself as South Africa's...

Kenya’s government opposes proposal to break up telecoms giant

Kenya's government is opposed to plans to amend the law to break up the country's biggest telecoms operator, Safaricom. The information minister says it would punish operators for innovations and discourage investment. Safaricom is 40 per...

Kenyan banks in talks with government over lending cap law

Banks in Kenya are in talks with the government about changing a law that caps commercial interest rates as lending in East Africa's biggest economy slows. President Uhuru Kenyatta introduced caps on lending rates in...

Senegalese government implements policies to curb rice imports

Rice is a staple dish in West Africa, and there are several local varieties of it. People however tend to prefer imported rice. Particularly in Senegal. That country's government is now implementing policies to boost...

Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority warns mobile phone companies as new system beckons

Mobile phone companies that are not ready to improve their services stand to lose out when subscribers will be able to change networks while retaining their numbers, the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) warned...