Uber’s ambition is to be everywhere

Uber launched in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2013 with the aim of bringing the company’s disruptive technology to the potentially lucrative African market. The taxi-hailing mobile app is now available in 15 cities in six...

Kenya election 2017: Where next after Kenyatta’s victory?

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has defeated his long-time rival Raila Odinga in the country’s general elections. Kenyatta’s Jubilee Alliance party won around 54% of the vote on Tuesday compared to Odinga’s 44.8%, with other smaller...

Opportunities abound in off-grid appliances market

There has been a significant growth in clean energy technology markets globally and regionally – mostly focusing on solar lanterns and solar home systems – that have benefited millions of electrified homes. However, only...

South Africa: President Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South African President Jacob Zuma has for the eighth time survived a vote of no confidence in his leadership. He survived the ballot with 198 votes voting the motion down. The motion of no confidence,...

Ethiopian Airlines on the up

Ethiopian Airlines, the largest airline in Africa, has ordered 10 additional Airbus A350-900s and set in motion a $345m airport expansion project to raise the annual passenger capacity at Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport...

South Africa: Zuma’s day of reckoning?

South Africa’s speaker of parliament has approved a secret ballot in relation to Tuesday’s vote of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma’s leadership. National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete – from the ruling African National Congress...

Industry Gears Up for 6th Edition of Power Nigeria

24 July 2017, Lagos, Nigeria: The Power Nigeria exhibition and conference, which takes place from 5-7 September at a new purpose built exhibition venue in Lagos – Landmark Centre, is set to once again...

Nigeria: Relief for travellers as card suspensions lifted

Moses Stephens, a Lagos-based entrepreneur was in London with his family in mid-July for a two-week vacation. Some days later, he discovered that he had run out of cash. He tried to pay for some...

Flutterwave, an online payments company founded by Nigerian 26-year old, raises over $10 million...

Flutterwave, which provides modern payments infrastructure for banks and businesses to make and accept...

Tanzania: Magufuli’s high-stakes gamble – African Business Magazine

When Tanzania’s President John Magufuli implemented an export ban on gold and copper ore in March, many in the country applauded the leader for taking his war on corruption and waste to the mining...

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