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New road to boost trade with Kenya

Trade between Uganda and Kenya is projected to increase as the construction of a new and shorter route from Mbale to the Lwakaka border post in eastern Uganda kicks off

By Jonathan Kamoga 28 Sep 2016

A mega project rises to link East Africa

A mega-project in East Africa, comprising roads, railways, port and pipelines, will link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

16 Sep 2016

A megaproject rises in East Africa

Roads, railways, port, pipelines to link Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan

By Wanjohi Kabukuru 12 Sep 2016

Unlocking Africa's economic potential

There are fewer than fifty landlocked countries in the world but no less than ten form an interconnected chain

By Aboubaker Omar Hadi 1 Jul 2016

Famous Brands "establishes platform for growth" in MENA

Famous Brands on Wednesday, 9 April 2014, said it had established a strong platform for growth in the Middle East and North Africa regions with the signing of a master license agreement for Saudi Arabia‚ Lebanon‚ Morocco‚ Iran and Egypt.

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2014

Ethiopian plane forced to Geneva, hijacker arrested

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: An Ethiopian Airlines flight en route to Rome was hijacked on Monday (17 February) and forced to land in Geneva, where the hijacker has been arrested, police said.

18 Feb 2014

Crunch time for fruit exports

After 23 years in SA's R6bn fruit industry, many of them as managing director of Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing - SA's biggest producer of apples and pears - Charles Hughes is retiring without having fulfilled his ambition of gaining access to China's vast market. He blames it on the SA government.

16 Sep 2013

Quick meals for Africa

In SA, Famous Brands produces 265,000 cups of specially blended coffee a day. With 2,175 restaurants, the company, whose brands include Wimpy, Steers and Mugg & Bean, also makes 77m ice-cream cones a year. It's the big daddy of SA franchising, with a R9,7bn market capitalisation, and it wants to repeat its local success in the rest of Africa.

By Zeenat Moorad 16 Sep 2013

Retailers hit sweet spot in Africa

Africa's scope for investment is steadily increasing and demand for more formal retail options from shoppers is following suit.

By Zeenat Moorad 26 Aug 2013

Genes may stem rust growth

WASHINGTON, USA: Two genes that are resistant to fungal wheat disease may help ward off a growing epidemic of stem rust that threatens crops in Africa, the Middle East and beyond, researchers said.

3 Jul 2013

Africa's huge harbour investments

Rivalry between African ports may not be a reality for some time to come, with demand almost always exceeding supply. But the pace of new transhipment port developments has increased, which may give Transnet's Ngqura port in the Eastern Cape something to be concerned about.

27 Jun 2013

197m people paying MTN for services

Telecommunications group MTN said on Tuesday (28 May) that the group had increased its subscriber base by 4% in the four months to April 30 to 197.4m mobile subscribers across its operations.

29 May 2013

Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011

Unemployment, inflation worries hit consumer confidence

NEW YORK, US: Consumer confidence fell in 25 out of 52 countries in Q4 2010 as hope for a global economic recovery evaporated at the end of last year, according to the latest edition of the Nielsen Global Consumer Confidence Index, which tracks consumer confidence, major concerns and spending intentions among online consumers.

27 Jan 2011

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