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Mauritius’ top conglomerate GML and Chedid Capital, a Lebanon and Gulf-based insurance and reinsurance broker, have agreed to establish a joint venture, GML-Chedid & Associates East Africa, to enter into ten African ma...

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Rwanda’s government is accelerating its plans to transform the country into a cashless economy and achieve 80% financial inclusion by 2017, joining the ‘Better Than Cash Alliance’, an initiative within the deve...

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Djibouti Data Centre (DDC) is planning a major expansion, both of its core facility in Djibouti, raising its number of connections to international fibre-optic cable routes, and into East Africa, with immediate plans for satelli...

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Ethiopia could earn up to $5bn a year from the mining sector and by tapping geothermal energy sources, according to a ‘Strategic assessment of the Ethiopian mineral sector’ commissioned by the country’s governm...

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Dubai-headquartered UAS International Trip Support has recruited a number of industry experts to provide flight and ground support in nine African countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Ni...

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Kenya has opened the largest geothermal power plant in the world in Olkaria, a region located immediately to the south of Lake Naivasha in the Great Rift Valley, in a flex of its technological credentials and a major step for re...

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With an expected economic growth rate of 5.7% in Africa in 2015, or an increase of 1.4% on the previous year, according to the African Development Bank, alongside headline-grabbing infrastructure developments, you could be forgi...

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Caramel Restaurant & Lounge in Nairobi, opened by Dubai’s Caramel Group in June in the first international setting for the chain, has experienced a surge in subsequent custom, as highlighted by a colourful article by t...

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Etihad Airways is planning to launch a daily service to Dar es Salaam, providing the first direct flights between Abu Dhabi and Tanzania’s largest city while complementing the rapid pace of growth in the various types of e...

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The Carlyle Group has shelved a second Middle East and North Africa private equity fund, halting a seven-year strategy within the region just months after closing a Sub-Saharan fund and forming another Sub-Saharan equity partner...

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