Category: East Africa

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All States are conscious of the emergency to limit the CO2 release but fewer succeed to make concrete decisions. Ethiopia has distanced itself from the rest by making a commitment to reduce to 64 % the carbon dioxide (CO2) release until 2030: "Ethiopia intends to limit its net productions of greenhouse gases to 145 million tons of CO2 or les ...
In prelude to the summit of the heads of State of the African Union that took place this weekend in South Africa, the president of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, invited his peers of the continent to say no to foreign aid. For the president whose relations with the West are not the warmest, foreign aid will neither help develop the African continent ...
A research team discovered a new hominid species in Ethiopia. The fossil remains of this species were found at a few kilometers only away from Lucy's skeleton, the famous Australopithecus considered as "mother of the Humanity". Many consider Lucy, 1.10 meter high Australopithecus discovered in 1974, as the straight ancestor of Man. But she c ...
The World Bank considered on 21st May that the growth of the Ethiopian economy should be at 9.5 % during the current fiscal year that ends in June before reaching 10.5 % during the exercise 2015/2016. The chief economist of the World Bank, Lars Christian Moller, specified that "the oil price fall should help stimulating the growth" in this c ...
It is done this time. The famous Ethiopian athlete, Haile Gebreselassie ends his professional career. He gave the news last Sunday in Great Britain at the end of the Great Manchester Run. "I am happy to stop it there. I knew that this time would be the last one", declared the quintuple winner of the London 10 km race. The 42-year-old Ethiopi ...
Event exclusively dedicated to the African banking sector and that celebrates the successes of personalities and financial institutions that contribute to the quick modernization of the sector in Africa, African Banker Awards 2015 will take place during the annual meetings of the African Development Bank (ADB) on 27th May in Abidjan, Ivory Coas ...
The American rapper of Senegalese origin, Akon, bought an armored Mercedes Sprinter 2014 that he plans to give to an African President, revealed the Tmz site, quoted by REWMI. According to the on-line newspaper, Akon bought the car at the dealer, "The Firm Auto" in the South of Florida and required that the car is strengthened armor bulletpr ...
If the African economic growth should reach 5,0 % in 2015 compared with 4,7 % last year as predicted it by the UNO World Economic Situation and Prospects 2014, it is thanks to the tenacity of entrepreneurs, businessmen, business managers, companies and African economic and financial institutions, but also the best talents of the African Diaspor ...
Last Wednesday, the Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, called on the American companies to invest in Africa, the second world region in a fast growth. As he could not physically be on the spot, Mr. Kenyatta expressed himself through video at the Milken World Conference in California and declared that Africa possesses considerable opportunitie ...
The e-commerce is "greatly increasing" on the African continent and could, by 10 years, constitute 10 % of retail sales of the biggest African economies, says the "Global e-commerce Logistics 2015 study. "The advent of the e-commerce revolutionizes the local logistic practices and the physical distribution networks", notes the study of which ...
Many are the Kenyan Internet users to appreciate the efficiency of their passport on the social networks for the very good reason that the Financial Advisory Arton Capital cabinet ranked the Kenyan passport among the most efficient of the world. According to the ranking published on the Daily Nation site, the best passports are the ones that ...
In some regions of Africa, albinos are badly considered, victim of any kind discrimination and violence. In Tanzania, they are attacked, kidnapped and killed for rites. In Ivory Coast, albinos declare to be still stigmatized in spite of a "slight improvement" since a few years. In front of this sad situation, campaigns are multiplied o ...
M-changa also called E-harambee is the first mobile application 100 % "Made in Africa" which allows private individuals and companies starting and managing fund raisings in an effective and profitable way via SMS or Internet devices. The application is selected for the final stage of the fourth edition of the Innovation Prize for Africa. Wit ...
Last Thursday in a message to 27 bishops from Kenya travelled to Vatican, Pope Francis denounced the ethnic violence and the "terrorist acts" in Africa as the recent massacre of about 150 students in Garissa. Church in Kenya must be "an instrument of reconciliation, justice and peace. I pray with you for all those who were killed during terr ...
The edition 2015 of the marathon of Paris ended on Sunday with the coronation of the Kenyan, Mark Korir. In 2 hours 5 minutes and 48 seconds, the 30-year-old athlete succeeded in obtaining his first victory in an international competition. He was second in the half marathon of Paris competed last March. Another Kenyan athlete, Luka Kanda, ar ...
The world portal for the real estate lists the regional "hotspots" for office spaces. Ethiopia is the most affordable place to invest in real estate business in Africa while Morocco is the area of the most expensive office spaces of the region according to the new data published on Friday by the portal of the world real estate company, Lamud ...
You are women entrepreneurs in the ICTS sector, you dream of improving your performance, exchanging with actors beyond Africa? Well, you now have the opportunity! Thanks to the joint initiative by the social enterprise, She Leads Africa and the Chinese, Huawei that provides solutions in the ICTS sector, you have the possibility of participat ...
The mobile technology actors coming from all Africa and all over the world are meeting from 21st to 23rd April 2015 in Lagos, Nigeria on the occasion of the conference called Mobile West Africa 2015. It is an initiative from Basebone, world supplier of mobile services in partnership with Mozilla, Airtel and MTN. During three days, all the ...
  The world music star, Rihanna has just announced on her Facebook page, a surprise tour in Southern Africa and in the Indian Ocean. And it will be huge because this show is considered as the musical event of the year in this region of Africa. The artist with 81 million of likes will present at first on 4th April of this year on the eve ...
The US President, Barack Obama will go to Nairobi in July for the first time since his election in 2008 at the head of the first power of the world. The visit of Barack Obama is historic because Kenya is the native land of his father. The next travel of President Obama in Africa is within the framework of the world entrepreneurship summit. T ...
The Kenyan actress, Lupita Nyong'o has been staying since some few days in Africa. The Hollywood star will play in the movie "The Last King of Scotland" that will be shot in Uganda. The movie by the Indian director, Mira Nair, tells the story of Phiona Mutesi, a shanty girl that has become an ace of chess game. The Kenyan actress will play t ...
The third edition of the Africa-China Young Leaders Forum came to an end on Sunday, 29th March 2015 in Arusha (Tanzania). Co-organized by the Chama Cha Mapinduzi party (CCM, party in power in Tanzania) and the Communist Party of China (CPC), the meeting was placed under the theme "Friendship, cooperation and development". All in all, 400 young ...
Gulli Africa is the new youth TV channel by Lagardère Active in French language intended for the African continent televiewers. Launched on 25th March 2015, it is exclusively available in the packages of the Canal+ for the “Evasion” formula and broadcast in 22 countries in the sub-Saharan and French-speaking Africa. The channel announces ...
According to a study published by the strategy consulting international cabinet, BCG (Boston Consulting Group), while the Africans will use their mobiles to pay their invoices or send money to their close relations, the Mobile Banking prosperous market could reach a value of 1.5 billion dollar within 4 years. The report supports that the Afr ...
The initiative is much praiseworthy and will allow lighting up the face of people of several places of Tanzania. It is about an electrification project of far distant zones thanks to the solar energy produced outside the national distribution network. For the experimental phase, about ten villages are selected and they are situated in the di ...
New starting for DEMO Africa, the platform that connects the African start-ups to the world ecosystem, and applications for the edition 2015 are opened until next 31st May. Start-ups that would like to participate in the event can submit their application file on https://vc4africa.biz/demo-africa/. The applications will be examined by an ...
Present in Kenya with 135 agencies and 38 branches in Naïrobi, Equaty Bank is a reference in Africa. The bank created in 2014 only has just won the prestigious award of the African Bank of the Year 2015 during the third edition of the Africa Ceo Forum held in Geneva. Equaty Bank thus succeeded to Attijariwafabank, prize-winner of the previous e ...
According to a study published by the national electricity production company, "Kenya Electricity Generating", Kenya henceforth occupies the 8th position at the world level regarding geothermal energy production. The electricity production by the 1st economy power of East Africa, deriving from geothermal source, is at present up to about 580 ...
Is the Kenyan team that won the edition 2014 of the "Idea Trophy", is an inter-university competition for innovation targeting Kenyan students of the university first cycle going to repeat the exploit at the world competition for innovation? Anyway, the team made up of Seif Salim, Elvis Kipkorir and Clifford Ogeto from the University of Eldo ...
The Kenyan businessman, Chris Kiburi,was appointed the African manager of the year during the 3rd edition of Africa CEO forum. The Algerian, Issad Rebrab, the founder of the Cevital group, was also elected just like Mr. Kiburi. Two "African CEOs of the year" thus succeed to the boss of Kalagadi Manganese, Daphné Mashile-Nkosi, and the CEO of ...
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