Ann Brown

  • How Entrepreneurship Can Be Used In Somalia As A Tool for Peace

    By Ann Brown, 10:00 am

    From All Africa Somalia’s reputation as a failed state often overshadows the country’s potential, but Aspen Institute 2013 New Voices Fellow Mohamed Ali, a former Somali refugee, represents a new generation of entrepreneurs working to rewrite the country’s story. After fleeing during Somalia’s conflict, Ali chose to devote his life to fighting for immigrant and […]

  • Nigeria and China Ink $1.1bn Deal

    By Ann Brown, 9:00 am

    From BBC News China has agreed to give Nigeria a $1.1bn (£700m) low-interest loan to build much-needed infrastructure. The deal was struck during Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan’s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing on Wednesday. The money would help build roads, airport terminals in four cities, and a light-rail line for Nigeria’s capital. […]

  • Ndubuisi Ekekwe: A Visionary With African Tech Dreams

    By Ann Brown, 11:04 am

    Is it more difficult to find investors for businesses in Africa than the U.S.? Nigerian entrepreneur Ndubuisi Ekekwe says: “I do not focus on the difficulty; rather, I spend my time on the idea. If you have great ideas, you can easily get funding in Africa or the U.S. Investors are always attracted to great returns.”

  • African Hot Spot: Angolans Are Enjoying Economic Boom

    By Ann Brown, 8:54 pm

    the African country of Angola can now boast of a booming economy and a growing regional and international diplomatic profile.”

  • Oil To Flow Between South Sudan And Sudan This June

    By Ann Brown, 8:51 pm

    South Sudan and Sudan fought one of Africa’s longest civil wars but in March they agreed to resume cross-border oil flows.  Although tensions have existed since the south seceded in 2011, Reuters reports that South Sudan expects its first oil to arrive from Sudan’s export port in mid-June. “The oil is flowing… We expect it […]

  • Power Up: Construction of Ethiopia-Kenyan Electric Highway Begins

    By Ann Brown, 3:33 pm

    Ethopia and Kenya are on the verge of getting more electrical power. The two countries have announced that construction of the Ethiopia- Kenya interconnector high-voltage electric highway line will start in September 2013,

  • Nigerian President Decides To Release Women Of Boko Haram From Custody

    Boko Haram By Ann Brown, 10:08 pm

    In a major move, Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the Nigerian Military to release all women and children of Boko Haram militants from detention. This came as Nigeria’s Senate approved the president’s declaration of state of emergency in the Nigerian states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.