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Uganda, Tanzania renegotiate oil pipeline agreement

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has put his signature to an agreement that should kick off the practical construction of the pipeline. Museveni closed the deal with his Tanzanian counterpart John Magufuli at the weekend. The agreement...

Namibia’s national airline gets approval to start flight to the US

Namibia's National carrier, Air Namibia, has won approval to fly to the United States.  The airline hopes to generate revenues through its code-sharing agreement. Until now, the only African countries allowed to fly passengers in...

Ethiopia’s IT hub Gebeya explores markets beyond Africa’s borders

Ethiopia's first private IT hub has started linking professionals with clients beyond Africa. Gebeya is using its international connections to promote the first 100 Ethiopian IT professionals it's spent the past six months training. Coletta Wanjohi...

Ethiopian Airlines begins direct flights to southwestern China

Ethiopian airline has started direct flights to southwestern China’s capital of the Sichuan Province, Chengdu. This is the second direct air route from Chengdu to Africa. Air Mauritius is the other airlines operating direct flights...

Rwanda’s new coffee factory begins operations steered at increasing exports

Rwanda’s new dry coffee processing mill that aims to boost the country’s specialty coffee exports has started operations, reports New Times. The factory estimated to have coast between $2 million and $3 million, has equipment...

Kenya to launch its mega railway project end of May

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to officially launch the new standard gauge railway that will connect the coastal city of Mombasa and the capital city, Nairobi, on the 31st of May. Uhuru is expected...

African Bank to cut 652 staff

African Bank has this week issued notices to its staff related to a restructuring plan that will see up to 652 staff members retrenched, reports local media. “About 650 employees at African Bank will be...

Gambia’s new national carrier launches flights across West Africa

Gambia’s new national carrier, Fly Mid Africa, has unveiled flights to Sierra Leone’s capital, Freetown on Monday, ending a three-year break in direct link between the two countries, reports Business Daily. The new carrier is...

Africa eyes $100 billion bilateral trade with India

The bilateral trade between India and Africa is expected to touch $100 billion in the next two years, as the continent advances towards industrialisation – according to a top official of the African Development...

Africa’s tallest skyscraper set to be built by Chinese company in Morocco

China and Morocco are looking to build upon the ever-increasing African skyline, setting up a joint venture to build the tallest high-rise tower on the continent. Set to be built in the Moroccan capital, Rabat,...