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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...

Coronavirus concerns force cancellation of Africa CEO forum

A high-level business conference due to take place in Cote d'Ivoire next week has been postponed, signaling heightened concern over the spread of coronavirus...

Kenyan court halts plan to snoop on mobile phones

A Kenyan court on Thursday declared unconstitutional a plan by the country’s communications regulator requiring mobile service providers to give them access to their...

Top Kenyan officials charged with fraud in connection to SGR

A Kenyan court on Monday charged the heads of the agency that manages public land and of the state railway with fraud over land...

Ethiopian Airlines riding out pandemic on strength of cargo boom

Ethiopian Airlines has lost more than $1 billion in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic but has so far managed to avoid seeking a bailout...

Kenya Airways makes history by converting Boeing Dreamliner into cargo aircraft

Kenya Airways (KQ) and privately held aerospace company Avianor have made history with the first-ever cabin cargo repurposing of a Boeing 787 into a...

Kenya looks towards digital technology to expand tax base

Kenya plans to expand its tax base through leveraging technology, a government official said on Monday. Nelson Gaichuhie, chief administrative secretary of the national treasury,...

Kenya aiming to double geothermal capacity by 2030

When Kenya opened the Olkaria power plant four decades ago, it was seen more as a research project than a commercial venture. The facility...

Nigeria seeks asset managers for $2.6 billion new infrastructure firm

The Central Bank of Nigeria is seeking asset managers for a new $2.6 billion infrastructure investment company set up to develop the country's crumbling...

Sub-Saharan Africa region will be world’s slowest-growing economy in 2021: IMF

Sub-Saharan Africa will be the world's slowest-growing region in 2021, with economic activity growing by 3.4 percent this year, according to a report released...