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Kenyan entrepreneur upcycles old clothes into functional bags

The passion for buying locally made products is growing at a fast pace in Kenya, and these days, importers of designer handbags - both genuine and imitations - are getting a run for their...

Uganda’s growing middle class turning to bottled water over soda

Bottled water has become one of fastest growing businesses in Uganda over the past decade. Producers say the changing lifestyle of the growing middle class and health awareness means bottled-water is taking on traditional soft...

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...

Russia to help Ethiopia in development of nuclear energy

Ethiopia and Russia have signed an agreement on cooperation in peaceful use of nuclear energy. The Memorandum is the first of its kind between the two countries. This agreement between Ethiopia and Russia will pave the...

Djibouti opens the most advanced modern port in Africa

Djibouti has opened a new ultra-modern mega port, the Doraleh Multipurpose port – to facilitate its efforts towards providing world class shipping platform. “With this new world-class infrastructure, Djibouti confirms its position as a major...

Somalia government to take control of airspace after 26 years

Engineers are doing last minute system installation at one of Somalia's new airspace control centers - once the initial phase is completed, this will be the country's first modern air traffic control center -...

Tanzania to buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia

Tanzania will buy 400 megawatts of power from Ethiopia - nearly a third of its current total installed capacity. The country's President Dr John Magufuli says the amount may rise even further, because Ethiopia is...

Tanzania, Ethiopia leaders announce plans to link countries via cargo hub

Ethiopia's Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, is in Tanzania to strengthen ties with President John Magufuli. The two leaders announced plans to build Africa's biggest cargo hub in Dar es Salaam, linking the city's port with...

Tanzania’s Dar es Salaam wins world city mobility award

Tanzania's commercial capital Dar es Salaam is among 10 cities across the world which won the 2017 cities for mobility award in recognition of its Dar Rapid Transit (DART) project, organizers said on Wednesday. "A...

China is the single largest investor in Africa

China is the single largest contributor of foreign directive investment (FDI) capital and jobs in Africa, according to a report. The Ernst & Young's latest Africa Attractiveness report states that China has invested in 293...