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  • Patrick Ngowi: Capturing East Africa’s Light

    By Cody Copeland, 9:30 am

    The founder and CEO of Tanzania’s top mid-sized company is bringing inexpensive and renewable energy to the larger part of the population not covered by the main power grid.

  • Acumen Readying For 2014 East Africa Fellows Program

    By Ann Brown, 7:00 pm

    Nonprofit global venture firm Acumen, whose goal is to address poverty across Africa and South Asia, is recruiting leaders for the 2014 East Africa Fellows Program. The East Africa Fellows Program is a year-long leadership  development program. It focuses on developing the next generation of social change leaders, who will drive  innovative social change models […]

  • East Africa Pushing For Common Tourist Visa, Passport By 2014

    By Dana Sanchez, 12:26 pm

    Security concerns, poor infrastructure and disagreements over fee sharing have delayed plans to implement common regional tourist visas and common passports for five East African Community member countries, according to a report in AllAfrica. After multiple delays, and rescheduled – again – to begin this year, the rollout has been postponed to July 2014. The decision […]

  • Gallup: Overwhelming Optimism In Sub-Saharan Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:24 am

    Around nine out of 10 people in 15 sub-Saharan countries considered among the world’s poorest, are highly optimistic about their lives, according to a Gallup poll, Business Insider reports. Gallup released research today about the optimism of countries in 2012. Data was compiled by asking respondents to rate their lives on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale with zero […]

  • Uganda Spotlights Africa’s Mental Health Disparity, U.S. Org to Assist

    By Makula Dunbar, 3:28 pm

    The drugs given to many of Africa’s psychiatric patients are often administered to keep the patients asleep so the hurried nurses can get some rest, and those who can’t sleep may have their hands or feet tied up.

  • SMS Service Provides Ugandans with ID Card Information

    By Makula Dunbar, 3:04 pm

    For Ugandans that registered during a 2010 ‘biometric registration exercise,” an SMS service which disseminates identification information is now available, PC Tech Magazine reported.

  • 3M Restructuring Africa Operations, Looking To Mining, Oil And Gas

    By Dana Sanchez, 2:59 pm

    U.S.-based 3M, maker of myriad consumer products, sees mining, oil and gas as potential industries for future growth in Africa, along with energy and healthcare, according to a report in NewBusinessEthiopia. Already established in Africa for 40-plus years, the company hopes to improve coverage on the continent and accelerate future growth by restructuring its business on the continent […]

  • Tanzania Abandons Tourist Tax On Lodgings; Uganda Not Budging

    By Dana Sanchez, 10:56 am

    When it comes to budgeting for tourism marketing, not all African countries are equal. The Uganda Tourism Board budgets $92,000 for marketing Uganda compared to Kenya, which invests $20 million, according to a report in AllAfrica. Tanzania and Rwanda spend $23 million and $5 million respectively to market themselves as tourist destinations, the report says. One way […]

  • Report: Tents Are Big Business In Africa

    By Dana Sanchez, 5:46 pm

    African mining operations, African safaris and African refugee camps all use tents for temporary housing, and sometimes, the need is desperate. Competition in African tent manufacturing for safaris and events has grown in the last decade with party tents taking the lead, according to a report in All Africa. In East Africa, demand for tents […]

  • Open Data Platform Increases Investor Access To Africa Info

    By Dana Sanchez, 3:53 pm

    African Development Bank’s single-platform collection, analysis and sharing of information on Africa now gives global business leaders and investors access to data on all 54 countries in the continent, according to a report at VenturesAfrica. Users will be able to extract data, create and share customized reports, and visualize data across themes, sectors and countries through tables, charts, and […]

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