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May 21, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 21, 2019 Can Kenya fix the ‘missing middle’? Five of Kenya’s leading banks have announced a new mobile-based lending serviceaimed at improving access to finance for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The service will initially be offered to […]

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May 01, 2019

Editor’s Note: May 01, 2019 Britain: Africa’s ‘partner of choice’? The UK’s Foreign Office has announced $110m worth of investmentby British companies into Nigeria and Ghana. The announcement was made in Ghana, part of a five-country tour by foreign ministerJeremy […]

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April 30, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 30, 2019 What is Africa’s answer to climate change? At least 38 people have died in northern Mozambique due to the impact of cyclone Kenneth, with at least 200,000 people said to be at risk. Kenneth is […]

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April 29, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 29, 2019 Is Africa wasting its debt? Kenya has secured $666m from China to build a new highway in the capital Nairobi and fund its Konza tech city project. The funding is a mix of concessional loans and […]

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April 26, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 26, 2019 Nigeria’s president goes missing again Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari is heading to the UK on a ‘private visit’, his office said on Thursday via Twitter. He is expected back in the country on May 5. […]

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April 25, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 25, 2019 Like it or not China’s Belt and Road is here to stay China has cancelled all interest-free loans it extended to Ethiopia up to the end of 2018. The announcement comes as Ethiopian prime minister Abiy […]

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April 24, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 24, 2019 Uganda does not need a national airline Uganda took delivery of two new Bombardier passenger jets on Tuesday, part plans to revive its national carrier Uganda Airlines, which was liquidated in 2001. President Yoweri Museveni was […]

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April 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: April 23, 2019 Who wants to invest in news? Google has announced plans to run a News Initiative Challenge in Africa this June. this is part of a $300m initiative launched in March 2018, aimed at helping news organizations adapt to […]

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