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  • Why Dangote Prays That The Oil Price Remains Low

    Aliko Dangote Wants Oil Price To Remain Low - revenues of more than $1 billion By Peter Pedroncelli, 7:13 pm

    It may seem counter-intuitive, but Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has been quoted as saying that he wishes for the oil price to remain low, with his oil-rich Nigerian homeland in mind. Speaking at the United Nations general assembly in New York, the business leader told investors about Nigeria’s potential as an agricultural powerhouse, as well as his prayers with regards to the oil price

  • Opinion: Democracy Is Not Defined By Term Limits, But They Serve A Purpose

    3rd Kagame Term By Kurt Davis Jr., 7:13 am AFKI Original

    The re-election of Paul Kagame to a third term as president of Rwanda on August 4 sparked excitement in some corners of the world and raised concerns in others. While some celebrate Kagame’s amazing success in transforming the small East African nation, others argue that he has already ruled for 17 years, and his continued stay as the country’s first citizen undermines democracy. Both sides have legitimate points.

  • For Tech Startups, Rwanda Is Becoming The Test Kitchen Of Africa

    Rwanda is becoming the test kitchen of Africa By Tom Jackson, 10:06 am AFKI Original

    Vancouver tech innovator Barrett Nash was drawn to Rwanda for its repuation as an easy place to start a tech business. Rwanda issues entrepreneur visas to foreigners. It’s a lab-like environment where innovations can be cooked up and then brought to other African markets, Nash said. “Many startups try to conquer a market before they’ve mastered a product. A startup needs to grow into markets like Lagos and Nairobi, but getting the product right first is more important. Rwanda has created a continent-leading platform for taking this first pivotal step.”

  • African Milestone: Rwanda Launches National Drone Delivery. Public Perception? They’re Weapons

    Rwanda launches national drone delivery By Dana Sanchez, 11:22 am

    The Silicon Valley based Zipline team tested its drone delivery system for months in Rwanda to make sure it worked prior to launch, usually with an audience of locals. “Every day, we have hundreds of Rwandans lining up along the fence of the distribution center to watch operations,” said Zipline’s CEO. “The whole crowd cheers for every single takeoff and landing throughout the day. Some people show up at 6 a.m. to get good seats.” Some aid workers say drones have a bad reputation in Africa. People think they’re weapons.

  • Kagame Tweet: Africa Will Be Just Fine In 2016

    Kagame Tweet By Dana Sanchez, 11:45 pm

    From drought and tanking currencies to political turmoil and commodities no one wants — negativity about Africa in 2016 blankets the entire continent with forecasts of gloom. Rwandan President Paul Kagame did a little cheerleading to dispel the negitivity. Rwanda is expanding trade with other African countries. Neighboring Uganda bypassed India to become Rwanda’s No. 2 trading partner. Kenya is No. 3.

  • Kagame: With ICT ‘We Can Make Sure Africa Is Never Again Left Behind’

    Transform Africa Summit By Dana Sanchez, 3:07 pm

    Rwandan President Paul Kagame is a tech addict, a tweep and Africa’s most conversational president. “By placing ICT at the core of our transformation agenda we can make sure that Africa is never again left behind,” Kagame told delegates at the 3-day Transform Africa Summit in Kigali. The digital president played host at the event.

  • Facebook To Launch In Kinyarwanda, The Main Language In Rwanda

    Facebook To Launch In Kinyarwanda By Staff, 12:05 am

    Facebook plans to launch Internet.org in Kinyarwanda, the main language spoken in Rwanda, at this year’s Transform Africa Summit Oct. 19 to Oct. 21. How to develop Africa’s digital talent and foster cross-border entrepreneurship will be some of the topics discussed at the summit. Rwandan President Paul Kagame will co-host the event. About 2500 delegates from 46 countries are expected to attend.

  • The World Economic Forum Works To Spur A Visa-Free Africa

    By Andrew Friedman, 4:47 am AFKI Original

    Greater continental cooperation on open, visa-free movement throughout Africa dominated the discussions in Abuja at the recent World Economic Forum. African and world leaders there included Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Kenya’s Uhuru Kenyatta, Nigeria’s Goodluck Jonathan and China’s Li Keqiang.

  • Doing Business in Africa: Burundi

    By Jeffrey Cavanaugh, 3:01 am AFKI Original

    Burundi is finally recovering from years of ethnic strife and regional war. The land-locked country has abundant resources, especially uranium, tin, cobalt, copper, and platinum. One of the five poorest countries in the world, Burundi is the hungriest country on the planet, according to the Global Hunger Index. Civil war, corruption, and years of authoritarian rule have destroyed what little infrastructure existed. It the least globalized country not just in Africa, but the world. But opportunities exist. There may be nowhere to go but up.

  • Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide; Democracy Hard To Come By

    By Andrew Friedman, 4:45 am AFKI Original

    While Rwanda’s economic success has amazed onlookers and left policymakers across the developing world attempting to replicate it, Kagame’s governance style has become increasingly dictatorial and intolerant of dissent. The contrast between Kagame’s success in cultivating friendships with policymakers and business leaders in the West and his tyrannical leadership style has led the world to look twice.

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