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Tanzanian startups nominated for TAW final in Ethiopia

The TAW (Tech African Women) program, launched by the UNECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa) in partnership with Betacube, closed its 3-day Tanzanian bootcamp on the 31st of August 2022. The two Tanzanian winning startups were awarded the program’s participation prize, with $2,000 for the first winner Ujana. The selection was based on the […]

Indirect tax developments in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Jana Botha, VAT Consultant, Baker McKenzie Johannesburg There have been significant developments in indirect tax within Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) in the past year. The vast majority of developments have been based around VAT amendments and policies, as well as general budget updates for 2022 across SSA. This article includes key developments from Ghana, Kenya, […]

DW Akademie Film Development Fund – Tanzania and Uganda – Applications Open

Promoting film production in the Global South From September 14, 2021, filmmakers from Tanzania and Uganda are invited to apply for film development funding and training offered by DW Akademie. The German media development organization DW Akademie is looking for filmmakers from Uganda and Tanzania who have already made one or more films and would like […]

How rural radio has improved farming for Tanzanian farmers

“I know that I am privileged to listen and follow different programs aired through MVIWATA FM”, says Odilia Jiovin, a farmer from Kilosa District, known for production and marketing of sunflower, coconut, sugarcane, and sisal in the Morogoro region of Tanzania. “I always take the initiative to share the information with my fellow farmers in our community […]

Solar Cow- a Samaritan for the Children in Need

The relief of indigence is the primary goal in bringing about a positive change in the lifestyles of children in Africa. To this day, 1 in every 5 children in Africa is devoid of the right to education owing to child labor. Since electricity is a dire need of people even in the utmost rural […]

Some Archaeology Discoveries In Africa

2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools Discovered: How Were Humans Back Then? Ancient Artifacts and findings in Kalahari. Archaeologists discover new site in East Africa. Medieval Beads: The Truth behind the African Trade Routes. The Oldest Bedding Found in South Africa. South African ‘lost city’ found using laser technology. The 2021 year. 2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools Discovered: How Were […]

Greenpeace and Western Anti Africa Energy Groups Take the Wrong Approach to East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) in Uganda and Tanzania

By NJ Ayuk, Executive President of the African Energy Chamber. If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I’d probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace. There are obvious reasons for this: Greenpeace has been around for more than 50 years, and […]

African Energy Developments Demand Sustained Investment with new projects in Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, and Senegal

A recent uptick in direct investment activities in Africa’s energy sector sheds light on the role of sustained investor interest in catalyzing socio-economic growth. In the past twelve months, the African energy sector has seen several encouraging developments – in the form of both Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and strategic partnerships – that have advanced […]

GUUD Africa Secures Tender to Work on East African Community Single Customs Territory Solution

– Project first started in 2016 where vCargo Cloud (“VCC”) worked on a Proof-of-Concept (“POC”) platform for the project – Completion of project will see seamless transmission of trade-related documents between participating EAC SCT member authorities. KENYA, 30 March 2021: Singapore’s GUUD (Africa) Pte. Ltd, via its wholly owned subsidiary, vCargo Cloud Kenya Limited., has […]

N’Gunu Tiny on Why social entrepreneurship supports local communities throughout Africa

Transformative tech and social innovation expert N’Gunu Tiny talks about how social entrepreneurship helps communities in Africa. N’Gunu Tiny, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Emerald Group, is an expert in transformative tech and social innovation. His book Impacting Lives will be published in Fall 2021. Before the pandemic, Africa was surging ahead with local and national […]

Hybrid solutions are the most effective way to deliver reliable clean power to remote off-grid mining operations in Africa

Tarik Sfendla, Market Development Manager, Africa chez Wärtsilä Energy Business

Op-ed by Tarik Sfendla, Market Development Manager, Africa chez Wärtsilä Energy Business The energy markets are undergoing a massive transformation as governments around the world transition away from fossil fuels towards the integration of renewable energy. This trend is clearly visible in the mining industry as demonstrated by recent power projects in South America and in […]

Top Tips to Grow Your Restaurant Revenues in 2020

The global restaurant business might lose about $600 billion in consumer spending in 2020, representing a 25%-30% loss of sales compared to 2019, according to figures released by Technomic. While the coronavirus pandemic can be blamed for this to a large extent, there are some things that you need to do to start your road […]

Problems And Prospects Of African Startups Development. Exclusive interview with Sandras Phiri, StartupCircles.ai CEO

Startup Circles is Africa’s No.1 startup school and online accelerator helping entrepreneurs from over 30 countries build commercially viable businesses quickly and cost effectively. Sandras Phiri, CEO, BSc Computer Science, MBA (UCT) Entrepreneur and startup coach. Worked with 25 organisations, lectured at over 17 universities and been to 22 countries. Worked in banking, IT, Education. […]

Thousands of Counterfeit Products Seized in Raids Across Africa

Counterfeit HP goods seized in Tanzania March 2020

HP, together with local authorities in Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, have successfully obstructed a number of counterfeit trading programmes and removed close to 200,000 illicit products from the African region, including fake HP printer cartridges and components to assemble further counterfeits. Since October 2019, authorities have disrupted both wholesalers and retailers of fake products through […]

African competition authorities respond to the COVID-19 crisis

Lerisha Naidu, Partner, Sphesihle Nxumalo, Associate, and Thato Mkhize, Candidate Attorney, Competition and Antitrust Practice, Baker McKenzie, Johannesburg The substantial increase in confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa has led to innumerable complaints of anti-competitive conduct from customers and consumers across the continent, who have expressed concerns over sudden price hikes of healthcare and hygiene products […]

Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

Wildebeest at Masai Mara. Top Destinations in East Africa that You Should Visit

The appeal of East Africa has led to an increased number of direct international flights into the Region. Europe and the USA are providing the most tourists at present, but numbers are increasing both from within elsewhere in Africa and from Asia and the Far East. Those who decide on East Africa as a tourist […]

A Guide to Backpacking in Tanzania

Backpacker in Tanzania. A Guide to Backpacking in Tanzania

Tanzania is a perfect safari holiday even for backpackers. Find out what you need to know about backpacking in Tanzania to have that dream safari experience! Lush, verdant, rich in history and home to some of the most magnificent wildlife species on this part of the planet, Tanzania’s simply got it all! Here you can […]

Different Accommodation Options in Tanzania

Tanzania conjures images of unique outdoor adventures and intimacy with nature’s finest. With so many places to see and things to do, it’s not surprising that this amazing country continues to dazzle travelers from all over the world year after year. And don’t worry about accommodation either, as the country is lined with options that […]

The African Energy Chamber is set to release its African Energy Outlook for 2020

Aerial Top View Tanker Ship Park In Sea .

What is the African Energy Outlook 2020? A comprehensive overview of the oil and gas sector across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on the strategic, operational and investment trends in the industry. Key insights Strategic: The low oil price environment is forcing African producers to sharpen their competitive edge. Several governments, including Angola, Gabon, and […]

Hotel Development Industry in Africa

Zanzibar

Introduction           The development of a country partly depends on the expansion of their hotel and tourism industry. Africa is facing a tough time economically and they are trying their best to fight back this economic crisis. They focus on the hotel management sector and try to develop this industry. A hotel is not only […]

Why Zanzibar is the Best Beach Destination in Africa

Bweeju Beach. Why Zanzibar IS The Best Beach Destination In Africa

Also referred to as the Spice Islands, Zanzibar is more than just an itinerary. The unique features of this enchanting island and UNESCO World Heritage Site makes it a dream destination for any tourist looking to have a hell of a time living the easy life and just chilling. The swaying palm trees, coral reefs, […]

Tearing down barriers for the growth of African rural e-commerce

A man rides a bicycle on a market road in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Image by Oxford Media Library

By Josephine Wawira The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities, not only in urban but also in rural areas. The good news is that there is undoubtedly increased connectivity, reaching even the previously inaccessible remote villages across the continent and connecting them […]