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Moving Africa Foward
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Beyond bread and butter- the case for active business development

Very few people can last a day on bread and butter. The body needs a variety of nutrients to function; it needs water, calcium, protein and vegetables to function at a high level.  The same can be said for business. Many business ventures began with one…

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Kenyans suffering from diabetes and hypertension can now receive regular personalised information on how to manage their conditions thanks to a new mobile application called AfyaPap. AfyaPap which has been developed by United Kingdom based technology…

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SolarAfrica delivers East Africa’s largest industrial solar system

SolarAfrica has announced the official handover of the 991 kWp PV hybrid system developed for Kenya’s largest, most progressive salt producer, Krystalline Salt Limited. The bespoke solar solution will generate approximately 1.6 gigawatt-hours of…

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Kenyan banks urged to embrace Chinese Yuan

Kenya’s umbrella body of the banking industry is encouraging its members to embrace the Chinese Yuan due to the increasing importance of the Chinese economy globally, officials said on Monday. Kenya Bankers Association (KBA) CEO Habil Olaka told…

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East Africa and Big Data

In this era of Big Data, characterized by radical customization, constant experimentation; unique business models are the new hallmarks of achieving competitive advantage. Organizations that analyze huge volumes of data have the edge. East Africa should…

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2016 was a tough year for many African businesses, we saw an increase in labor costs, weakening currencies and rising inflation across the continent making it hard for SME’s to borrow money due to high interest rates. The macroeconomics is gloomy and in…

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  Today, Africa has reasons to be cheerful. There is growing interest from outside and internal financiers to invest in the opportunity and potential the continent presents. The continent presents a growing number of middle-income households with salient…

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Despite strong headwinds, the economy of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to register yet another year of solid economic performance expanding at 5 percent in 2016 (IMF, 2015). In fact, between 2001 and 2015, the average growth rate for the region has been…

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A total of $9.3 billion in ‘impact-investment’ funds have flowed into East Africa over the past five years, with almost half of that amount being disbursed in Kenya, according to a new report.07 Aug 2015. The ‘Landscape for impact investing in East…
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