Marriott International Opens First Property in Kenya

Marriott International, Inc....

Ethiopia’s mythical manufacturing boom

Ethiopia’s success in attracting foreign manufacturers is often held up as a beacon of hope that sub-Saharan Africa, by far the poorest region...

Turmoil deepens in DRC as election talks collapse

Political turmoil in the Democratic Republic of Congo deepened on Tuesday following the collapse of mediated talks aimed at preparing for the delayed...

Kenya reports mixed foreign investment results in 2016

The difficulties inherent in assessing economic performance have been brought home by recent reports on foreign direct investment (FDI) levels into Kenya. Contrasting pictures have...

INDA, RUSS: Big ETF Outflows

Looking at units outstanding versus one week prior within the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, the biggest outflow was seen in the...

As democracy retreats, famine makes a comeback

Famines are supposed to be a thing of the past. So it came as a shock this month when the UN — citing...

Uganda’s population growth puts spotlight on food

Against the clamour for more land to be handed to commercial farmers to feed Uganda’s exploding population, Bruce Robertson strikes a cautionary note....

Nigeria: Shell, ENI to carry on operating regardless of corruption investigations – govt

Despite potential corruption charges against Shell and Eni over their acquisition of a licence for a Nigerian offshore oil block, the two European companies...

Will the Nigerian Stock Exchange ever regain its shine?

Once upon a time, you could become rich very quickly by investing in the Nigerian stock market. Between May 2006 and March 2008, the...

Uganda’s corruption crackdown aimed at attracting investors

When Yoweri Museveni, Uganda’s president, heard last month from two investors that officials in the finance ministry had allegedly been soliciting bribes he...

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