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China’s First African Silk Road and Possible Future Development

China recently assisted Kenya, Djibouti and Ethiopia build new heavy weight standard gauge railway lines. However, in 1976 China actually completed construction of a railway line that extended inland from the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam. read more

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Helium gas to become a key component in driving industrialization in Tanzania

Helium One’s Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Abraham-James hands a sponsorship certificate for a funded MSc programme at Oxford University to Karim Mtili, a graduate of BSc with Geology from University of Dar es Salaam. The sponsorship is geared towards imparting world-class technical skills and scientific expertise to Tanzanians. Witnessing this is Prof Christopher Ballentine from Oxford University and Prof Hudson Kotago from University of Dar es Salaam 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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Tanzania: The region’s largest construction conference & exhibition returns on the 16th-17th March 2018

Dar Construction Expo is the region’s largest construction, engineering and design conference and exhibition. In 2017 it attracted over 3,200 visitors, more than 100+ businesses exhibited and many major house builders and contractors attended. For this year 2018, the expo and conference will take place in three major Regions in Tanzania, starting with Arusha in March, then Dar es Salaam in August while the grand finale for EAC will be in Dodoma, the capital city of Tanzania. 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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Payroll compliance high on the agenda for East African tax authorities

Without improving tax collection, East African countries will not be able to effectively finance the building of infrastructure and the provision of public services read more

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Largest Minigrid in Tanzania

REDAVIA, a global market leader of cost-effective, reliable rental solar power for businesses and communities, commissioned two minigrids in Isenzanya and Shitunguru, located in the Songwe region in western Tanzania. The two pioneering containers were financed by InfraCo Africa (part of PIDG). read more

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SA mining industry sees a turnaround in financial performance amid a challenging operating environment

2017 was another challenging year for South Africa’s mining industry in light of a decrease in dividends and market capitalisation, various retrenchments across the industry, and marginal increases in taxes paid. However, spot price increases for bulk commodities supported the industry and resulted in a return to profitability after the first substantial increase in revenues in five years. These are some of the highlights from PwC’s ninth edition of SA Mine, a series of publications that highlights trends in the South African mining industry released by PwC. read more

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Doing Trade and Promoting Entrepreneurship: The QNET Startegy

QNET

Having established firmly in West Africa with agents across three countries, QNET is set to shake the entrepreneurship environment in East Africa –starting with Tanzania. The company which is flourishing in a midst of a larger global direct selling sector and providing a range of products cutting across home care, jewellery, cosmetics, and personal care, is aimed at synergizing with a local agent in Tanzania. The agent will serve as the mediator between QNET, its Independent Representatives (IRs). The agent will aid customers with their enquiries, delivery of products, and offer the opportunity for customers to see online products in person and assess it prior to purchase. While engaging in that trade to provide quality customer care to clients, QNET will also be focusing on providing entrepreneurship opportunities for many young people through direct selling and providing online education courses. The company’s Board of Director’s advisor, Mr. David K Sharma, reemphasized that QNET is keen to collaborate with the local government in achieving this goal. read more

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User experience takes centre stage in Africa’s entertainment and media industry: PwC report

The Outlook is a comprehensive source of analyses and five-year forecasts of consumer and advertising spending across five countries read more

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The African View of Silicon Valley

What do Africans really think about the grandiose education projects, promoted by outsiders, that promise to transform their lives? In a special debate at this year’s eLearning Africa conference, we will find out. read more

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Progress of wind projects in Tanzania

Emerging Market Power (EMP) recently shared a positive news on the progress of the development of two wind projects across Tanzania, with construction expected to commence in 2019.  read more

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Xpress Money and TerraPay partner to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa

  • Initial service rollout includes remittances to all mobile wallets in Tanzania and all mobile numbers in Nigeria

Xpress Money, one of the world’s most dependable money transfer brands has partnered with TerraPay, the world’s first mobile payments switch, to enable real-time international money transfers to mobile wallets in Africa. Powered by TerraPay’s global clearing and settlement service for mobile wallets, the partnership will make it faster and convenient for Xpress Money consumers to send money to mobile accounts, in real time. read more

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Africa’s hospitality sector withstands economic headwinds

Pietro Calicchio, Hospitality & Gaming Industry Leader for PwC Southern Africa read more

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