Monday, October 22, 2018

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...

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...

How to stop Africa’s young scientists from leaving the continent

Young African scientists face persistent barriers which cause them to leave their own countries, and even academia. This means the continent’s work force loses highly trained...

Billion-dollar race to win Africa’s hospitality market

Over the coming decade, affluent Africans—and visitors to the continent—will have a lot more hotel options to choose from. That’s because some of the world’s...