Category Archives: Economie

Google takes African startups under its wings

Silicon Valley giant Google is expanding its regional mentorship programme for top early-stage technology startups in Africa, with the aim of helping them become commercially viable.

Mandela lecture: Five things Barack Obama said

Barack Obama has used his first high-profile speech since stepping down as US president to take swipes at « strongman politics » and politicians’ disregard for the facts.

3 ways to become rich

Money and power are some of the many spices of life. Everyone craves them, but not everyone has them. To be rich, you must think differently from the regular person. The difference between the rich and the poor isn’t in their locations or their family lineages; it’s in the way they think.

Is this Africa’s moment to invest in atomic energy?

Faced with persistent power deficits, which have slowed down industrialisation, Africa is increasingly considering new alternatives for electricity generation, including nuclear energy.

Six planes bought in bid to revive Uganda Airlines

Uganda’s government has bought six planes to revive the national carrier following its liquidation in 2001.

Mugabe To Answer For Shady Diamond Deals

The committee has ordered Mugabe to face legislators over his previous pronouncements that the state had been deprived of at least $15bn in diamond revenue by mining companies.

44 African nations sign pact establishing free trade area: AU

 

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit.

Top bottled water brands contaminated with plastic particles: report

The world’s leading brands of bottled water are contaminated with tiny plastic particles that are likely seeping in during the packaging process, according to a major study across nine countries published Wednesday.

East Africa countries weigh options to power trains amid deficits

Tanzania is banking on the development of its vast gas find into electricity to increase its capacity and provide a dedicated electric line for the SGR network, once completed.

Jacob Zuma: Former South African president faces corruption trial

South Africa’s former President Jacob Zuma is to face prosecution for 16 charges of corruption relating to a multi-billion-dollar arms deal.