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Kenya is building capacity to refine gold and boost mining revenue

By Eric Ombok Kenya is seeking consultants for a feasibility study on a planned gold refinery in the East African nation’s western town of Kakamega, in...

Ethiopia signs peace deal with rebels from gas-rich region

Ethiopia signed a peace deal on Sunday with Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) rebels from its Somali Region, whom it had previously outlawed as...

Salt of Palmar: a travel movement starts here

Newly launched hotel brand, SALT, today announces its first property, the 59-key SALT of Palmar that will open on the east coast of Mauritius...

Government overhaul in Ethiopia sees women occupying half the cabinet posts

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed named Ahmed Shide his finance minister in sweeping changes to the nation’s government that included appointing women to half...

Uganda opens iconic Jinja bridge across River Nile

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni officially launched a 525-metre long bridge, dubbed The Source of the Nile Bridge, Wednesday in the southern town of Jinja. The...

Flutterwave raises $20m, but its founder, Iyinoluwa Aboyeji exits the company

Quartz reports that a year after raising a $10m Series A round, the leading Nigerian fintech company Flutterwave announced an extension of its Series A which brings...

Google announces Sh100m grant to train Kenyan farmers on digital skills

Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito says the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize their agribusiness operations and tasks. The digital training will...

Ghana to launch three new airlines

Aviation Minister Joseph Adda has directed the aviation industry regulator, the Ghana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), to ensure that it works assiduously to ensure...

Favourable weather boosts tea production in East Africa

by Winnie Atieno Favourable weather has boosted East Africa’s tea production in the six months to June this year, even as prices have dropped in...

Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world

by Victor Odundo Owuor A recent World Bank report showed that Somalia has one of the most active mobile money markets in the world, outpacing most other countries...