Year 5 | Edition 10 | 23 March 2018
Kenya trains eyes on mid-level economic status with standard gauge railway

Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway, currently under construction, is the most expensive transport project the country has undertaken in recent times, opening up an efficient transport corridor to catalyze Kenya’s growth into 2030 and beyond...

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[Ethiopia] GE and FieldCore repower production at Metahara Sugar factory
GE’s Power Services business and FieldCore, GE’s customer-focused field services company, announced to have successfully restarted Metahara Sugar factory in Ethiopia, seven months after the plant was...

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First political risk insurance to unlock $1.4 billion clean energy investment across Africa unveiled
The joint initiative to tackle key investment challenges holding back crucial energy investment across Africa has been formally launched at Munich Re headquarters in Munich by Dr. Werner Hoyer...

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[Startup Interview] Rahmon Ojukotola, Founder, StartCredits, Nigeria

StartCredits is a Nigerian financial technology startup that is redefining borrowing by offering competitive terms that reduce interest rates while advancing transparency...

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[Nigeria] LoyalBonus launches loyalty reward to customers on each purchase

Loyalbonus a leading e-commerce company in Nigeria, has launched a loyalty reward bonus to both new and existing customers of the company’s marketplace. Loyalbonus prides itself as a customer-centric company...

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[Column] Ashok Shah: Capitalising on new insurance opportunities in East Africa
Consolidation is taking place in the East African insurance market due to rising capital requirements and mergers with international firms that want to gain a foothold in the region...

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[Kenya] GSMA opens regional office in Nairobi

The GSMA, a body that represents the interests of mobile network operators worldwide, has opened new offices at the Delta Annexe, Westlands, Nairobi. Located in the heart of Nairobi's commercial district, the offices will enable the GSMA to work...

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[Column] Phyllis Wakiaga: Innovation should be a primary focus for Kenya

The capacity for innovation in industry is a key ingredient in the creation of a productive workforce, which in turn increases industry competitiveness. The global conversation on the coming industrial revolution centers on the automation of...

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Currency floatation to boost Morocco’s real estate market, JLL report

Earlier this year, the Moroccan Central Bank introduced the gradual floatation of the Moroccan Dirham, providing more flexibility to real estate investors and paving the way for a more buoyant real estate market in the year ahead...

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dLocal expands to Egypt and Morocco
dLocal, a payments technology company uniquely focused on emerging markets, is building on the momentum of another year of solid growth  with expansions in its boardroom...

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[Interview] John Enoh, CEO and Co-Founder, Beeptool, Nigeria
BeepTool Communications, a Nigerian fintech and VoIP company has been positioning itself to change the landscape of mobile communication and connectivity inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa by...

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Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to encourage usage of the taxi hailing app
Telecommunication company Tigo Tanzania has entered into a strategic partnership with technology company Uber that allows Tigo customers to use Uber app for free. The first of its kind partnership will...

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Mecatherm unveils The Baguette Factory for the African market

MECATHERM, manufacturers of automatic production lines for the industrial bakery sector, has unveiled The Baguette Factory, a simple and profitable turnkey solution aimed at African clients looking to move into industrial baguette production...

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[Column] Bob Koigi: Harmful tax practices slam the brakes on East African Community prosperity
That the spirit of fostering free trade and movement of people among East African member states has gained traction over the years is in no doubt. That the community has made impressive strides...

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Petrogress Inc expands to Ghana through partnership with Platon Gas Oil
Petrogress, Inc. has announced that its Petrogress Co. Limited subsidiary has entered into a Partnership Agreement with Platon Gas Oil Ghana Limited, a limited liability company incorporated in Ghana...

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Amanbo bridges trade gap between Africa and China

An e-commerce platform has been linking African manufacturers with Chinese customers, and vice versa, for the past few years. Tia Peng from Amanbo Nairobi while talking to CNN Traders...

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Vodacom launches future jobs innovation to boost digital economy employability, targets 600,000 South African youth by 2022

Afreximbank stresses role of private sector in continental free trade area implementation

Flywire and Flutterwave partner on cross border payments and receivables in Nigeria

FINCA Malawi and KfW announce $3.4 million loan facility to spur SMEs financing

Africa overtakes Japan and Australia as the most preferred destination by Chinese travelers, TravelZoo Survey


HashChain Technology votes to promote dash cryptocurrency awareness initiatives in Africa

[Mauritius] Maureva signs commercial agreement with South Africa's Hi-Fly Marketing

[South Africa] FCB Africa targets generation Z in new campaign for Coca-Cola

National Nurses Association of Kenya partners with Nestlé Nutrition Institute to launch “The First 1000 Days Nurses’ Academy”

Rwanda Innovation Fund project to receive $30 million loan from African Development Bank


Goodyear South Africa launches Umthombo Development Programme with eye on black entrepreneurs

Eni and Sonangol start oil production in Ochigufu field, offshore Angola

Chinese agribusiness factory, New Hope, expands in Egypt

Bank of Ghana releases annual percentage rates of interest charged on loans

[Nigeria] Resort Savings & Loans secures $250m investment from Milost Global

eBook - The sub-Saharan African road construction and bitumen markets
Request your copy of Argus’ eBook that explores the sub-Saharan Africa road construction and bitumen markets. It offers an overview of the current environment, prospects for supplying bitumen to sub-Saharan African markets and the huge potential for growth in the region...

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African CEO's wanted for interviews!
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with African CEO's and CEO's of companies doing business in Africa...

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Discover the consumption and flow of bitumen across West Africa
Download a series of West Africa maps that outline the consumption, transportation and movement of bitumen in and out of the region.

In this download, Argus experts share typical truck movements from west African ports to inland neighbouring locations, shipment routes and the estimated current annual bitumen consumption in selected West African countries...

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African Startups wanted for interviews!
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses in Africa...

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Join any of our 180 Africa LinkedIn Groups

Africa Business Communities manages 180 LinkedIn Groups. These groups cover every country and every industry on the continent.

Please feel free to join any of these groups and be part of the African conversation...

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Africa Business Communities is launching African Startup Platform - looking for partners
African startups have been on a meteoric rise, positioning themselves as key players in the African economies, boosting innovation, and businesses while creating employment.

Africa Business Communities has a fast growing African Startup LinkedIn group with over 8000 members. In our Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity LinkedIn group we have over 9000 members...

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