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Coffee shop in Ethiopia doubles as a work space for entrepreneurs

A new trend is picking up in Ethiopia. People are renting out what they call co-working spaces where they can now walk to these spaces and work from there at a fee for as long...

Uganda proposes fee for social media users

  A proposal by the Ugandan government to levy tax on social media platforms such as Whatsapp, Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Viber is still on course. While addressing journalists at Uganda media centre on Thursday, the...

Zimbabwe government buys Boeing planes, leases them to new airline

Zimbabwe has bought two Boeing 777 aircraft and an Embraer plane from Malaysia, the finance minister said on Wednesday, adding the planes would be leased to a new local airline until national carrier Air...

Egypt, Russia to resume direct flights two years after plane crash

Egypt and Russia are scheduled to resume their direct flights within the coming few hours after two years of suspension following a deadly Russian plane crash over Egypt's Sinai Peninsula in late October 2015,...

Tiny Djibouti has plans for becoming a giant in global shipping

Djibouti, an arid Horn of Africa nation with less than 1 million inhabitants, is home to the United States' sole permanent military base in Africa.  The country also serves as a  military outpost for...

Showmax wants you to have unlimited data plans

Global entertainment group Naspers is trying to persuade telecoms operators in Africa to offer customers unlimited data to help boost the growth of internet television on the continent. Naspers is the parent company of Showmax,...

Vodacom Tanzania picks Safaricom executive as its new managing director

Vodacom Tanzania VODA.TZ on Monday named Safaricom’s (SCOM.NR) head of consumer business as its new managing director to lead the company that listed in Dar es Salaam last year amid government efforts to expand...

Egyptian court allows Uber and Careem to continue operations

An Egyptian court ruled on Saturday that a judicial decision to suspend the licenses of ride-hailing companies Uber and Careem should not be applied, allowing them to continue their work, judicial sources said. Forty-two Egyptian...

Nigeria central bank meets, rate cut not expected

The Nigerian central bank’s monetary policy committee will finally meet on Wednesday to set interest rates for the first time this year. Interest rates have been stuck at a record high of 14 percent since...

US President Trump suspends duty-free apparel imports from Rwanda

President Donald Trump suspended the duty-free status of Rwanda's apparel after finding the African nation unfairly blocked US exports of used clothing, officials announced on Thursday. However, the US Trade Representative's office said Kenya, Tanzania...