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MYDAWA Disrupting the E-Healthcare Industry in Kenya

Tony Wood, Managing Director, MYDAWA, at Sankara Hotel during the MYDAWA launch in March 2017 read more

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Kenyan bloggers partner to start a Kenyan Tech podcast

The bloggers Nixon Kanali, Emmanuel Chenze, Kaluka Wanjala, David Gitonga and Kevin Kimani say their aim is to grow the podcast landscape in Kenya and move it mainstream read more

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Kampala Conference to welcome H.E. Irene Muloni, Minister of Energy and Mineral Development for Uganda to highlight key energy projects both on and off the grid across the East African region

The East Africa Energy and Infrastructure Summit (EAEIS) will unite regional governments from Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Ethiopia read more

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AHIF’18 Will Highlight Kenya’s Pitch for Inward Investment

Najib Balala, Minister of Tourism Kenya (left) with Matthew Weihs, Managing Director, Bench Events read more

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Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the United States of America

Kenya Airways (Kenya-Airways.com) today marks a great milestone with the launch of a non-stop flight from Nairobi to New York. The national carrier starts selling today tickets for the inaugural flight which is scheduled for October 28th this year. read more

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Kenya will be home to Africa’s tallest skyscraper, ‘The Pinnacle’

Artist impression of The Pinnacle in Nairobi, Kenya. read more

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East Africa Islamic Economy Summit 2018 returns to Nairobi, Kenya

‘East Africa’s fairly developed infrastructure and communication sector, a young educated tech savvy population and their ability to capitalise on technology development provides a great opportunity for the region to lead in the Islamic Finance digital economy’ – Agnes Gitau, GBS Africa (http://GBSafrica.co.uk) elaborating the theme of the 3rd edition of the East Africa Islamic Economy Summit (www.EAIFS.com). read more

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Tourism’s prominence grows, as African governments position the sector in their agenda

The tourism sector in Africa, which according to UNWTO saw an 8% increase in international arrivals in 2016, is progressively becoming prominent largely due to the increased commitment from governments. Possessing massive potential to foster positive change and transformation, it is timely that most heads of states and governments are seeing the urgency to prioritize the sector now directly accounting for 10.2% of the world’s GDP (US$2.3 trillion). read more

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Top five business risks for East Africa

Investor Demand and Business Activity to Increase as Political Stability Returns to Kenya read more

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It is very expensive to be poor. Poor people are paying far too much for energy substitutes, but they can afford electricity, even if more expensive that the national grid

Exclusive interview with Riccardo Ridolfi, the Head of Business Development for Absolute Energy Capital (AEC). At Future Energy East Africa, he is part of a panel discussion on “How do you harness the potential from mini grids?” read more

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Business as usual in Nairobi next week as power professionals gather for Future Energy East Africa from Wednesday

Free expo offers workshops and new technologies read more

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2017 Tourism Trends That Will Go Strong in the Coming Year

Ready to build on the travel trends taking center stage at the turn of the year? Take a keen look on the new zeal for experience versus destination, the core meaning of enjoying the journey as much as the destination. Now partnering more than 30,000 hotels across Africa, travel experts from Jumia Travel offer some of the leading trends that are bound to grow in 2018. read more

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Excitement about potential and opportunities in East Africa in focus at Future Energy East Africa in Nairobi

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Nigeria and Kenya Stock Exchanges Discuss Measures to Enhance Liquidity

  • Chairmen of stock exchanges in Nigeria, Pakistan and Kenya joined EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, Ali Khalpey for a panel discussion on the second day of the London Conference
  • The panel noted the importance of regulation in driving liquidity into frontier markets
  • All three markets are expecting active IPO pipelines following a period of political and economic instability

On the second day of the largest investor conference in the UK, the 7th Annual EFG Hermes London Conference, Ali Khalpey, EFG Hermes Frontier CEO, joined by Geoffrey Odundo, CEO of the Nairobi Securities Exchange; Haroon Askari, Acting Manager Director of the Pakistan Stock Exchange and Oscar Onyema, CEO of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, and current President of ASEA, for a panel discussion that looked at measures to enhance liquidity in frontier markets that are looking to grow investment. read more

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