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Uganda’s government embarks on million dollar project to decongest Kampala roads

The traffic in Kampala is heavy, and it gets worse during rush hour. Designed during the colonial era more than five decades ago, this is Kampala road, the city's main street. Most of the city's roads...

Egypt’s leather producers decry setbacks in sector

The once flourishing Egyptian leather industry has been beset by countless conundrums. These include competition from cheaper imports, the increasing cost of production and stringent government policies. Industry players are calling on President Abdel Fattah...

My Dawa: Innovation to enable Kenyans purchase medicine using smartphone

Private Equity firm ION has invested $5 million dollars in a platform that will enable Kenyans purchase quality medicine from the convenience of their smartphones. By simply taking a picture of their prescription and sending...

Nigeria’s billionaire Elumelu funds 1000 African entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) has announced the selection of the first 1,000 African entrepreneurs for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP). The Nigerian billionaire has decided to fund 1,000 budding African entrepreneurs as part...

Rising inflation across the continent takes a toll on food prices

Eating is becoming increasingly expensive in Africa.... As inflation rises across the continent, and drought hits several countries, people have to work for a lot longer to be able to afford a basic meal, let...

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...

Kenyan gov’t moves to reduce prices of basic commodities, betting industry biggest “loser”

In Kenya, the Treasury secretary has waived import duty on white maize and removed Value Added Tax on processed flour to reduce prices of basic commodities. Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich's tax interventions meant to counter...

Popular ‘Candy Crush’ game’s creator bought for a delicious $5.9b

Computer game Call of Duty’s publisher has bought the company that created Candy crush, in a deal worth a gigantic $5.9 billion. Activision Blizzard has bought King Digital Entertainment, the creator of the worldwide famous...

Tanzania to lose thousands of jobs if pipeline runs through Kenya

East Africa Community leaders will hold a make or break meeting later this month expected to decide the final route where an oil pipeline from Uganda should take. The 13th Northern Corridor Integration Projects...

Company uses robots to care for the elderly

Telepresence robots - which allow users to communicate through them remotely - have started to show up at conferences and exhibitions. But they have yet to find a real presence in the home. As CGTN's Mark...