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Isaac Mwangi, 9:54 am AFKI Original
It’s a dirty form of energy but coal power has been adopted by many developed nations because it’s cheap and reliable. The Kenyan government aims to lower the cost of electricity using coal.
Julia Austin, 8:55 am AFKI Original
The writer who brought us “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His parents moved there from England when his father landed a job as head of the Bloemfontein office of a British bank.
Ann Brown, 8:45 am AFKI Original
Jacob Cullen first came to Cape Verde as a Peace Corps volunteer. Now he’s an English teacher-turned-entrepreneur with a business that uses language as a bridge for investors.
Erica Shelley, 12:45 pm AFKI Original
Kampala once again hosted discussions revolving around the agricultural sector in the East African Community (EAC). In November 2013, Uganda hosted the International Symposium and Exhibition on Agricultural Development in the EAC; last week the East Africa Agribusiness Investment Summit and Awards was held in the country’s capital.
Tiburce Chaffa is a social entrepreneur who creates business opportunities for Africa’s youth. He visited AFKInsider’s studio to share how his organization advocates for business education.
Ryan Hoover, 7:11 am AFKI Original
IPO fever has hit African stock markets once again. Here’s a list of five exchanges that have done the best job of attracting and retaining new listings while building trade volume.
Becca Blond, 1:18 pm AFKI Original
I’ve been on dozens of safaris in half a dozen countries but I’ve never had an elephant reach out and touch me with his trunk anywhere else in Africa. Yep, I’d say Hwange’s elephants are pretty special.
Andrew Friedman, 12:40 pm AFKI Original
When communities that are most affected by the activities of multinationals are not given a share in the advantages of economic development, there can be significant strife.
Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 8:45 am AFKI Original
When it comes to protecting investors and minority shareholders, Tanzania does a mediocre job, ranking 93rd out of 183 countries. It earned this ranking because Tanzania is a relatively easy place to bring minority lawsuits. There is some degree of investor protection in Tanzania often lacking in other countries in Africa.
Frank Mutulu, 10:19 am AFKI Original
In some regions of Africa, women don’t want to lose weight because people will think they are sick, a nutrition expert said. In some South African townships, half the women are overweight and the other half are HIV infected. To avoid being associated with HIV, overweight women would never consider a diet.
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