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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 […]

Market leader in the off-grid solar in Africa offer affordable energy products

Mobisol Electrified Customer House in Rwanda (Source: ENGIE)

ENGIE already has significant activities in off-grid electrification in Africa ENGIE ( expands its decentralized energy offering in Africa through the acquisition of Mobisol, a pioneer of off-grid solar solutions. Founded in 2011, the company employs over 500 people as well as approximately 1,200 contractors. Mobisol has operations in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya and has […]

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel is 10 Years Old!

The Z Hotel in celebrated its 10th birthday with a beach party on the main beach just in the front of the hotel last Saturday , August 10th — with a free fireworks display. The Z Hotel, one of Zanzibar’s top-rated boutique hotels, celebrated their 10th year anniversary over the weekend. Unforgettable! That is the […]

Off The Beaten Parks in Africa That are Gaining Ground

Tarangire National Park - Tanzania

From the vast rolling plains of the Serengeti wilderness in Tanzania to the lush vegetation of the Masai Mara reserve in Kenya, and down to the rich biodiversity of the Kruger National Park in South Africa, the natural wonders available in Africa are as abundant as they are popular. While these prominent safari destinations continue […]

Unique Experiences in Africa that Spark Joy

Coffee Ceremony in Ethiopia

So you’ve decided that it’s time for a holiday in Africa. Naturally, you want to be able to embark on a trip that genuinely sparks joy and leaves you feeling fulfilled and pleasantly immersed in the new experience. The thing about Africa is that you could visit the majestic continent a hundred times and still […]

Ethiopia Coming Out From The Shadows Of Kenya and Tanzania

Hamar Tribe Ethiopia

Culture and tourism have been known to be among the biggest exports in most countries on the planet. For a long time, however, Ethiopia has been relegated to the rear in the culture and tourism sector in East Africa, often in the striking shadows of its neighbors, Kenya and Tanzania. While the country boasts numerous […]

3rd Africa Ports Expansion Conference

3rd Africa Ports Expansion Conference

The Africa Ports Expansion Conference (25-27 June 2019 | Tanzania), endorsed by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania and hosted by the Tanzanian Port Authority, the 3-day ministerial-led event will showcase US$22 billion worth of port project expansions across Africa. Event Name:  3rd Africa Ports Expansion Conference Date:25-27 June 2019 Venue: Dar Es Salaam, […]

Problems of Natural Resources Conservation and Development Paths for Tanzania

Natural resources form a core pillar of Tanzania’s economy and play a pivotal role in sustaining the livelihoods of its citizens, however a new World Bank report warns that the country has only a rapidly shrinking opportunity to harness these endowments against serious risks posed by rapid population growth, economic growth, increasing urbanization, and climate […]

A Future Option for African Fast Intercity Coastal Transportation

African Business News

The recent redevelopment and upgrading of Kenya’s Mombasa – Nairobi railway line has revealed a market for faster, affordable intercity passenger transportation services between African cities. Following the recent tragedy of Ethiopian Airlines, the African passenger transportation market might be ready to consider an alternative technology capable of providing affordable, fast travel between several pairs […]

Friday@Noon on Agriculture in Africa – 2018

African Business News

by Johan Burger This paper addresses events and trends in the agriculture sector in Africa for 2018. It is based on the media articles addressed in the Friday@Noon weekly newsletters of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies in Singapore. These are by no means meant to constitute an exhaustive list of developments. General Agriculture in […]

Friday@Noon on Mining in Africa: 2018

by Johan Burger The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies publishes a weekly newsletter on issues relevant to Africa. This paper is based on issues addressed in the newsletter. Various mining initiatives and challenges occurred during 2018. Below is a snapshot of some of it. This is by no means an exhaustive list. Tanzania Tanzania wants […]

Improved housing doubles in Sub-Saharan Africa

A new study led by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and Malaria Atlas Project, University of Oxford has revealed that improved housing had doubled on the African continent between 2000 and 2015. The study published in the “Nature International Journal of Science” is the first accurate estimate of urban […]

Nutrition Africa Investor Forum: USD 82 million worth of investment opportunities were explored by over 60 fast-growing small and medium (SMEs) enterprises

Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania H. E. Jakaya Kikwete addressing delegates at the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum in Nairobi

Small and medium (SMEs) enterprises often face challenges accessing affordable finance. The forum made attention to this issue and set up a platform for over 60 companies from across Africa to connect with investors. Leading business leaders, policymakers and prominent development campaigners joined over 200 delegates to launch the first ever Nutrition Africa Investor Forum ( in […]

The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies

Along the east coast, north from Durban are huge sugar cane fields. Author: (WT-en) Fluglotse2000 at English Wikivoyage aka. User:Africaspotter

The 2018 financial year proved to be a challenging year for South African mining companies. Globally, the financial performance of the mining industry improved considerably from the previous year. That position was largely mirrored by South African bulk commodity producers with iron ore, coal, manganese and chrome performing well. Unfortunately the aggregated SA mining industry, […]

Ethiopia hotel expansion unabated

Semien Mountains, Ethiopia. 19 September 2009. Author: Hulivili, Wikipedia

More developments searching for investors Ethiopia once again heads the league for hotel development in East Africa, according to a regional focus from the influential annual hotel pipeline survey by Lagos-based W Hospitality Group. Details of the survey, which covers the whole of the African continent, will be one of the key discussions at the […]

Who are the 10 nominees for the Prize for Innovation for Africa in the amount of US$ 185 000?

African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems

This year, the topic of the contest is “African innovation: Investing in Inclusive Innovation Ecosystems”. The African Innovation Fund (AIF) has received more than 3,000 applications from more than 52 countries to participate in the competition to receive a prize for innovation for Africa. The proposed innovations address the most important tasks in the field […]

Three Innovative Projects Won Cash Prizes in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018 competition

Ecobank announce Winners of 2018 Fintech Challenge

More than 412 innovative fintech entrepreneurs from all over Africa, Europe, North America and Asia participated in the Ecobank Fintech Challenge 2018. 3 winners of the competition were announced in Lomé, Togo on August 30, 2018. All 11 finalists were formally entered into the Ecobank Fintech Fellowship programme to study commercial partnerships with the Pan-African […]

Which Startup receive Ecobank Africa Fintech Prize?


Ecobank (, the leading independent pan-African banking group, has announced the finalists for the 2nd edition of the annual Ecobank Fintech Challenge, a competition for Africa-focused technology startups.  Startups: Lypa (Kenya) (Nigeria) ( Nala (Tanzania) Litee (Benin) SESO Global (South Africa) InvestED (Sierra Leone) Eversend (France) Secapay (Nigeria) Virtual Identity (South Africa) MojiPay (Togo) […]

Africa’s hotel sector offers potential for further growth over the next five years – PwC report

South African hotel room revenue is expected to expand to R21.8 billion in 2022, up 5.6%, compounded annually, from R16.6 billion in 2017 Africa’s hotel sector has the potential for further growth over the next five years. An increase in the number of foreign and domestic travellers, as well as an expansion in a number […]

East African countries continue to offer highest rewards for investors

Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya among the top scoring economies; Uganda records strongly improved the risk-reward score Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, and Uganda offer investors a rewarding score above the African continent’s average, according to the 2018 Africa Risk-Reward Index from Control Risks ( and Oxford Economics. Ethiopia and Tanzania lead the list of the top rewarding economies for […]

Resilient East African economies to enjoy sustained economic growth

East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Growth in GDP and rising export revenues provide sound foundations East Africa’s tech hubs spur the next generation of disruptors Ongoing improvement in East Africa’s economic prospects is forecast by Ecobank’s research team in the newly published East Africa section of its flagship financial website, AfricaFICC […]