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Harmonisation of Regulatory Environments Key to Intra-regional Trade
Harmonisation of Regulatory Environments Key to Intra-regional Trade
The benefits of intra-regional trade are well documented, yet Africa remains the least integrated continent in the world. Integration would allow for ...

Pathways for Prosperity Launched on How to Harness Tech for Good
Pathways for Prosperity Launched on How Techn Can Spur Inclusive Development
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has kicked off an initiative to research the future of work, examining how developing countries can ...

MTN Sets Eyes on Becoming Africa’s Biggest Bank
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MTN, Africa's biggest mobile operator, is gunning to become Africa's biggest bank. The ambitious business strategy was revealed by MTN CEO Rob ...

15 Startups Selected by Nailab for Make-IT Accelerator Programme
15 Startups Selected by Nailab for Make-IT Accelerator Programme
Fifteen startups have been selected by Nailab to take part this month's Make-IT accelerator programme, designed to strengthen entrepreneurs’ skills for scaling ...

Africans Show Disgust For Trump Likening Africa as ‘shithole’ Countries
President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at the White House.
President Donald Trump referred to Haiti and African nations as "shithole countries" during a meeting with a bipartisan group of senators at ...

Turning Africa’s Digital Divide into Dividends Requires Effort
Turning Africa’s Digital Divide into Dividends Requires Effort
Internet penetration is creeping up in Africa, bringing the prospect of digital dividends to a continent long marked by digital divides. “Africa ...

China “a gift bestowed from heaven” for Africa in Railways Infrastructure
China "a gift bestowed from heaven" for Africa in Railways Infrastructure
China has become "a gift bestowed from heaven" for Africa, Nikolai Shcherbakov, an analyst at the Center for African Studies of the ...

Rwanda’s Development Model Compromises Democracy
Rwanda’s Development Model Compromises Democracy
Rwanda is often touted as an example of what African states could achieve if only they were better governed. Despite the impressive ...

Single African Air Transport Market to Be Launched in Addis
Single African Air Transport Market to Be Launched in Addis
The Single African Air Transport Market (SAATM) will be launched this end of January at the African Union Headquarters. SAATM is a ...

Tanzania Places 5 Banks Under Receivership for Breaching Capital Rules
Tanzania Places Five Banks Under Receivership for Breaching Capital Rules
Tanzania's central bank has canceled licences for five banks and placed them under receivership. The Bank of Tanzania (BoT) said the lenders ...