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Kenya has opted out of the East African capital markets integration (CMI) project that is to be effected later this year in a bid to make trading in shares quicker and cheaper. In a letter written to the EAC Secretariat in mid-November, Kenya said it would not join Burundi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda to ...
For more than two decades, Atul Shah perched on the high pedestal of the regional retail business having built Eastern Africa's biggest supermarket chain, Nakumatt. The Financial Times in 2010 even named the Nakumatt CEO as one of the top 50 influential businessmen in the world, alongside Equity ...

Photo taken on Jan. 9, 2017 shows the 19th berth of East Africa's largest port Mombasa Port in Mombasa, Kenya. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo). Addis Ababa, Jan. 17 (Xinhua) -- Projecting Africa's aggregate growth and domestic product (GDP) to grow at 3.5 percent in 2018, and 3.7 percent in 2019, a new UN ...
Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in East Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition. With humanitarian needs soaring around the world, donors are prioritising crises in Syria, Yemen and Bangladesh, said Peter Smerdon, the World Food Programme ...
The East Africa's Islamic economy Summit 2018 which takes place in Kenya's capital, Nairobi on the 24th & 25th is therefore themed around Fintech as a driver for Islamic Economy in East Africa as well as Financial inclusion in the region.
A HORRIFIC new disease dubbed 'Bleeding Eye Fever', which is deadlier than the Plague, has killed more than four people and infected dozens, sparking fears East Africa is about to be hit by a major epidemic. By Rebecca Perring Rebecca Perring. PUBLISHED: 14:33, Tue, Jan 16, 2018 | UPDATED: 15:01, Tue, Jan 16, ...
WITH three local players at the helm of the driver's seat of the inaugural Indian Ocean Golf trophy, makes a clear indication that golf has made a sky-high leap in Zanzibar just a few years after re-introduction. Led by Kyle Vatch who returned the best score in 43 stable ford, others who performed well include ...
According to IBIS, world frozen food production is a $35 billion dollar industry with $1.7 billion in profit. Burt Flickinger, managing director of New York-based Strategic Resource Group says "Frozen foods are going through a new renaissance this decade … we're seeing a move away from traditional frozen ...
Kenya Airways will offer the fastest connection from East Africa to the USA, with a 15-hour flight westbound and 14 hours eastbound. This was revealed yesterday when the national carrier launched bookings for the inaugural flight from Nairobi to John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York in USA ...
AAR insurance has announced the appointment of their new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for East Africa, Ms. Caroline Munene. Ms. Munene will take the lead with the responsibility of driving AAR Insurance's operations throughout Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as well as ensuring the growth of the ...
Addis Ababa, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) Ethiopia''s economy will continue this year as the fastest growing in East Africa, according to a World Bank (BC) report released here today. The indicators of sub-regional leadership of the country were surpassed by those of Ghana, however, at the level of the states of ...
But following Kenya s wretched performance at the World Cup, the board has made sweeping changes, backed by the government and stakeholders, and the East Africa Premier League and East African Cup are perhaps the boldest. Furthermore, the decision to include teams from neighbours Uganda will ...
Officials from governments in East Africa and aviation companies operating in the region have reacted enthusiastically to the fact that Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) has achieved Category One status. This means there will now be direct flights between Kenya and the US.
Hotels in the Middle East and Africa recorded a significant decline in total GOPPAR levels despite seeing high revenue increases across other departments. The region reported GOPPAR dropping 1.8 percent YOY to $99.28 in response to a plunging achieved average room rate, according to the latest ...
East Africa's fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic finance digital economy, according to Agnes Gitau, from GBS Africa.
The East Africa's Islamic economy Summit 2018 which takes place in Kenya's capital, Nairobi on the 24th and 25th April will be themed around Fintech as a driver for Islamic Economy in East Africa as well as Financial inclusion in the region. Elaborating on the theme of the 3rd edition of the East Africa ...

The Ethiopian economy will maintain its growth lead for the East African region according to the latest World Bank report. ADVERTISING. inRead invented by Teads. The economy, however, dropped a step in growth forecast in the Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region, falling behind Ghana. In June 2017, the ...
She was speaking ahead of the third edition of the East Africa Islamic economy Summit set for Nairobi, Kenya in April. The conference will look at key factors that will impact the development of Islamic Economy in the region and call on all stakeholders to play their role in advancing financial inclusion in ...
Over the past year, drought, famine, ongoing conflict and food insecurity have continued to devastate the lives of families across East Africa. Across South Sudan and Somalia, an estimated 11.2 million people are facing critical levels of food scarcity. With chronic water shortages, livestock and crops are ...
The Kenyan quartet of Ryan Randiek, Derrick Ominde, Angella Okutoyi and Alicia Owegi stormed into semi-finals of the ongoing Eastern Africa Junior Championships at Nairobi Club. Randiek eliminated Burundi's Salum Mutabazi 6-0,6-0; Ominde beat Rwandese Joseph Cyiza 6-0,6-0; Okutoyi trounced ...
Nairobi, Kenya: Firms that play a key role in regional integration (East Africa) will now be recognised in a new award scheme. Firms drawn from the region's private sector and operating under the aegis of the East African business Council (EABC) will have an opportunity to take part in the lobby's ...
THE regional currencies have opened the year at a mixed reaction while some gaining others losing grounds against a US dollar. Tanzania and Ugandan shillings seem to lose stability tract showed late last year while Kenyan unit starts on the positive note. traders forecasting the three shillings will trade ...
'East Africa's fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic finance digital economy' - Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa ...
Tanzania has the lowest inflation rate than the rest in East Africa that decreased further to 4.0 per cent from 4.4 per cent recorded in November, 2017. The overall index went up to 109.21 in December, 2017 from 105.04 recorded in December, 2016. Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages Inflation Rate for the ...
While companies like Amazon pour considerable resources into finding ways of using drones to deliver such things as shoes and dog treats, Zipline has been saving lives in Rwanda since October 2016 with drones that deliver blood. Zipline's autonomous fixed-wing drones now form an integral part of ...
"Getting [the] Category One status for us is a major milestone in the growth and development of civil aviation in Kenya, East Africa and rest of Africa," said Kenya's transport minister James Macharia. "The granting of this status means that airline operators, both in Kenya and US, which have long desired to ...
An Israel-based cashless payment solution provider, On Track Innovations Ltd (OTI), will supply patient information smartcards and biometric verification technology in East Africa. Through its South African subsidiary, OTI has supplied personal health solutions worth Ksh103 million ($1 million) and intends ...
Outstanding initiatives from around the world that use the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to empower women and girls were recognized on 19 December at the 2017 EQUALS in Tech Awards. This annual event is designed to showcase how ICTs can be used to dramatically ...
The use of technology, by business and government, in tax compliance is driving continued simplification and reduction in the burden of tax compliance on businesses, says the latest edition of Paying taxes 2018, a report by The World Bank Group and PwC. The report finds that the time to comply declined ...
The wall-mountable NW700 Sound+ soundbar succeeds the award-winning MS650 Sound+ model and incorporates sound-enhancing features, such as distortion-cancelling, wide-range tweeters and multi-speaker control, all technologies developed at the Samsung Audio Lab in Valencia, California.
security contractor Magal Awarded $13 Million East Africa Contract. The Israeli security contractor will provide intrusion and cybersecurity systems for an unnamed East Africa port as a subcontractor of Toyota Tsusho corporation. Amarelle Wenkert 18:4026.12.17. Magal Security Systems, Ltd. announced on Tuesday it had ...
Applications have opened for the Unreasonable East Africa accelerator programme, which claims to give an "unreasonable advantage" to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the region's biggest social and environmental problems. The 10-month programme focuses on for-profit and financially sustainable ...
governments in East Africa have been urged to adopt genetic modification (GM) technology if they are to boost agricultural productivity and resolve the perennial food and nutrition crisis. The concerns were raised by experts who addressed parliamentarians from the region during a recent forum on food ...
Nairobi, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- East African Community (EAC) member states are set to harmonize their laws to boost cooperation in the fight against music piracy, an official said on Monday. Kenya Film and Classification Board (KFCB) CEO Ezekiel Mutua told a media briefing in Nairobi that partner states ...
East Africa's intra-regional trade has declined for the second year in a row, due to the failure by partner states to agree on trade liberalisation and integration. These hitches are eroding the benefits of Customs Union and Common market. The East African Community Secretariat, in a draft trade and ...
Foreign direct investment in East Africa increased by 4.2 per cent in 2016, as partner states remained optimistic about increased foreign inflows as a result of viable reserves of minerals, oil and gas in the region. A draft trade and investment report seen by The EastAfrican shows FDI into the region ...
Juba, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Members of the United Nations Commission on human rights in South Sudan (UNMISS) on Monday began their fourth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda and Ethiopia. The UNMISS said two commissioners taking part in the mission, Yasmin Sooka and Andrew Clapham, will ...
East African Community partner states have moved closer to implementing the Double taxation Agreement by adopting the EAC Tax Treaty Policy and the EAC Model Tax Treaty. The EAC Tax Policy sets out the recommended policy positions that should be pursued in tax treaties negotiated by EAC with ...
Most of the energy projects within the bloc are coordinated under the Eastern Africa Power Pool (EAPP) which aims at provision of adequate, reliable, affordable and sustainable energy services. It also includes electricity interconnectivity across borders to promote the broader EAC objective of attracting ...
Used clothing donations are more of a hindrance than a help, in the eyes of the East African Community. We need to listen to what they're saying. East Africa no longer wants your old clothes. For decades, countries such as Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, and Uganda have received ...
Bacterial diseases are increasingly becoming resistant to medication, health experts warn, a situation that is worsened in Africa by weak diagnostic systems and unregulated use of antibiotics. Studies in East Africa have shown high resistance by e.coli, salmonella, staphylococci and others that cause ...
Also during November's trade visit, Dublin-based Vitro Software announced a multimillion dollar contract with The Nairobi Hospital, one of the most prestigious private hospitals in East Africa. Vitro's electronic medical record software helps reduce change management challenges and deliver better patient ...
PREPARATIONS for the incoming 8th Inter-Parliamentary Games to begin tomorrow to December 11th this year at the National and Uhuru Stadiums in Dar es Salaam have been finalised. This was confirmed yesterday during a press briefing held at Jakaya M Kikwete (JMK) Park in the city by Bunge sports ...
Kenya's two major coalitions are scheduled to hand over their lists of nominees to the East African Legislative Assembly on Thursday, kicking off a process delayed by the lengthened electioneering period. MPs will elect Kenya's nine representatives to the regional assembly on December 13, said Kajiado ...
God Father East Africa, widely touted to be the East African version of Big Brother Africa (BBA), is set to be aired in early 2018. Like in BBA, millions of cash will be up for grabs for the last contestant standing. They will be battling it out for Sh2.5 million. The last BBA in 2014 was won by Tanzanian ...
In a reorganization of its international business, the company also tapped a new U.K. head. Discovery Communications has promoted Kasia Kieli to the role of president & managing director, Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). In the newly created position, she will oversee the company's business in ...
In this photo taken at a rural village outside of Amudat; Uganda in August 2017.; Sarah Kanoy assesses a small child for malaria.; Kanoy said when the children see a foreigner; they are immediately afraid; so she was trying to be gentle; kind and comforting as this child wasn't quite sure what to think of her.
East Africa remains an attractive investment destination for multinational corporations looking to pump millions of dollars into Africa, despite its rising currency and political risks that have sent shivers down the spines of foreign investors. The African private equity and venture capital Association (AVCA) ...
According to Mr Ezra Mbogori, Principal of the MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation at USA River in Arumeru District where the summit is being held, young people need to take leadership and have the ability to change East Africa and even Africa for betterment, adding that it was time to ...


 

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