Friday, June 15, 2018

Rwanda looks to grow its local leather industry

By Michel Nkurunziza Rwanda Standards Board, National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA), Rwanda Agriculture Board and skins buyers are currently working on increasing returns from...

Uganda: Sustainable development requires higher domestic revenue effort

by Christina Malmberg Calvo Less than one million people and about 40,000 firms are registered as taxpayers in Uganda. That is less than 7 per cent...

“Where Coffee Just Grows”: Connecting Ethiopian Agritech to the Blockchain

by Amy Castor Blockchain technology holds great promise in Ethiopia, the largest coffee producer in Africa, but getting a foothold in the country is a challenge...

Mozambique cracks open its cashew nuts to boost the economy

by Philippe Alfroy Mozambique is going nuts about cashews, and they’re boosting the economy’s health. The country’s cashew nut industry, one of the world’s biggest, was dealt...

Africa’s venture capital funding is growing, it topped $560 Million in...

by Yinka Adegoke The first decade of Africa’s tech startup funding has been led by angel and early-stage investors. Most of that funding was relatively...

Ethiopia and Djibouti, good deals make good neighbours

By Nizar Manek Ethiopia and Djibouti agreed to swap stakes in strategic public enterprises including airlines, ports and telecommunications companies, as the Horn of Africa neighbors...

The state of African economies unravelled

By Professor Landry Signé This year’s Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group were full of thought-provoking discussions...

The IMF has altered its outlook on Africa, this is what’s...

By Jacques Nel The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook (WEO) report for April 2018. Entitled “Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change”, the largely positive...