Monday, October 15, 2018
Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

Enterprise, Tech and Innovation

East African plastic manufacturers step-up recycling after China ban

Coca-Cola has given itself 12 years to recycle the equivalent of every bottle it sells around the world. In East Africa, the beverage giant is attempting to self-regulate while faced with a government threat to...

Bringing an ancient African savings system into the digital age

Dakar, Senegal (CNN): In one suburb of Dakar, Senegal's capital, every week, one person lands a sum of money that is tantamount to a jackpot. There's no gambling involved, however, the windfall comes from a savings...

Nairobi Ranked Sixth Wealthiest Africa City

Nairobi is East Africa’s wealthiest city and the sixth in Africa after Durban, Cape Town, Cairo, Lagos and Johannesburg, a new report says. The study by New World Wealth and AfrAsia Bank from Mauritius estimated...
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Dragons blown away by “toughest negotiation in the den” | Dragons’ Den – BBC

This is a programme that has always encouraged and motivated us to be more innovative, to strive to create and to always keep trying. SUBSCRIBE for more BBC highlights: https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Dragons battle against each other to...

In Nairobi, rubbish reborn as art

In a room that is both home and studio, Evans Ngure works on a sculpture, a fantastical fish fabricated from found objects: wooden spoons, broken scissors and an old machete. Long before upcycling became a...

EVENTS UK: 2019 Africa Financial Services Investment Conference

This is Africa’s Century – Don’t Miss Out Leading Africa Investor Event Globally AFSIC, now in its 7th year, takes place 8th to 10th May 2019 in London. AFSIC is a highly focused investment event and  is believed...

Diaspora inflows grow to record Sh26.8bn in June

Diaspora remittances rose 72 per cent in June to a record Sh26.8 billion ($266.2 million) compared to a similar month last year, reflecting lower costs of remitting money and the effect of the tax...

China take-over worries Kenyans

China has overtaken the World Bank to become Kenya's single largest creditor, accounting for 72 per cent of the total debt owed to foreign lenders. In just over ten years since Kenya turned from West...

Ethiopian Grand Renaissance Dam manager Simegnew Bekele found dead

The chief of the controversial Grand Renaissance Dam project on the Nile River, a centerpiece of Ethiopia's push to become Africa's biggest power exporter, was found dead in Addis Ababa on Thursday, police confirmed. Simegnew...

Nigeria’s Dangote arranges $4.5bn financing for world’s single largest refinery

Lagos In Summary: The refinery will have a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) to help to reduce Nigeria’s dependence on imported petroleum. Nigeria imports the bulk of its petroleum because of a lack...