Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Cash hitch dims hope for rapid bus transport system

The much-hyped Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT) project appears to have gone cold with no budgetary allocation to develop accompanying infrastructure. The deafening silence...

Start-up’s model to offer low-cost cooking gas for use in city...

After a few turns on narrow paths down Mukuru kwa Njenga slums in Nairobi, we find Felister Mbithe outside her twin-room tin house. Felister is...

Italian clothing giant opens factory in Ethiopia’s Tigray region

An Italian clothing manufacturer has opened its first factory in Ethiopia’s northern Tigray regional state. The factory located in the regional capital Mekelle is Calzedonia’s...

Trade, migration bring life to Ethiopia-Eritrea border

For twenty years, only soldiers, refugees or rebels had ventured to the border between the enemy brothers of the Horn of Africa, Ethiopia and...

Dangote Cement to bankroll $275 million project in Niger

Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote’s Dangote Cement group has begun construction work on a cement plant in Keita, near Tahoua, in western Niger. The construction work...

Congo calls for agro-industry financing

Quarterly investor conference, the Republic of Congo turns to agri-food processing projects. The Republic of Congo is looking for new investors to finance national agri-food...

Committee rules out ‘free’ Sh1 billion for miraa farmers

There will be no "free" money to be dished out to miraa farmers as widely expected, a committee has said. Miraa Task Force Implementation Committee...

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...

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...

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...