Tag Archives: Economy

08 September 17

African innovation in the spotlight as TEDGlobal returns to Tanzania

TEDGlobal, an annual conference “celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity” returns to Tanzania on Sunday – a decade since the country first hosted the event.

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06 September 17

Africa’s green revolution needs to start form the bottom up

Africa’s agricultural potential is no secret, but it remains unrealised. The only realistic future for African country is a self-sufficient one, where agriculture sectors are strong enough to feed themselves and generate vital income through exports. Famine and food insecurity
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03 September 17

Kenya’s plastic bag ban comes into effect

Kenya’s ban on plastic bags comes into effect this week with offenders facing serious fines or even jail time for breaking the new regulations.

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04 August 17

Uganda, Tanzania start construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania put plans in motion on Saturday to begin construction of a $3.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries.

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24 June 17

Africa faces a new set of challenges for infrastructure development

African development has been spectacular, in parts, over the last couple of decades. As the foreign investment pours in, natural resources and local talent have gradually migrated while African governments have mostly adopted the Western blueprint for democracy. However, there are
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22 June 17

Ethiopia named as world’s most welcoming country

Ethiopia has been named as the world’s most welcoming country in an open poll on popular travel site Rough Guides.

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12 June 17

Africa’s aviation industry is at a crossroads

With the global aviation industry taking a nosedive in recent years, the sector across Africa is defying growth trends. Passenger numbers continue to rise every year while 2016 was the safest year for flights in a decade for African carriers. New
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11 June 17

As investment grows Africa needs to master sustainable tourism quickly

Rapid development is at the heart of Africa’s economic rise and investors from around the world are keen to claim their stake in the continent’s growth. The influx of revenue coming into African nations is transforming countries across the continent, but
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24 May 17

Burundi fuel crisis a ‘national concern’, vice president says

Burundi’s First Vice President Gaston Sindimwo has described the country’s fuel crisis as a “national concern”.

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16 May 17

Tanzania is now East Africa’s most attractive investment destination

The latest Africa Investment Index ranks Tanzania as the most attractive investment destination in East Africa.

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