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Solar startup OneLamp secures funding commitments from The Nest

UGANDA – OneLamp, a solar startup, has secured various funding commitments after taking part in online pitching show The Nest.  The Nest, a Zoom-based digital...

ARM set to dispose its Rwanda and South African subsidiaries to pay oits debt

AFRICA - Athi River Mining (ARM) a cement mining and manufacturing company, is set to dispose its subsidiaries in Rwanda and South Africa, a move that...

Eskom to sell its insurance and finance assets to reduce debt

SOUTH AFRICA – Eskom, an electricity public utility, is set to dispose of some of its insurance and finance non-core assets in a bid to...

Tunisian tomato processing firm clinches US$56m investment from DPI

TUNISIA - Pan-African private equity firm, Development Partners International (DPI) has invested US$56m into Société Industrielle des Conserves Alimentaires (SICAM), leading agri-business and tomato processor in...

Impact Angel Network funds Roadrunnee Technology Solutions for the third time

ETHIOPIA - Members of RENEW’s Impact Angel Network (IAN) have funded a third investment in Roadrunner Technology Solutions LLC (Roadrunner), a partner of Deliver Addis in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia....

Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play to open a Sub-Saharan Africa office in Johannesburg

SOUTH AFRICA - Plug and Play, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm, is preparing to open a Sub-Saharan Africa office situated in Johannesburg and is...

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Jinja – The Adventure Capital of East Africa

TRAVEL Jinja, Uganda's second largest city has built itself an interesting reputation as the fun and adventure capital of East Africa. One of the oldest...

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How blended finance could help finance Kenya’s “Big 4 Agenda”

By Ladé Araba Kenya’s aspiration to become an industrializing middle income country is encapsulated in its Vision 2030, which is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development...

Emerging Trends in Private Equity in Africa

By KENNETH BARRY and PREETI NANAPrivate equity in Africa has come a long way since the early 1990s, which saw development financial institutions investing in...

What role can Blended Finance play in the response to COVID-19?

By Andrew Apampa, CFA The rapid spread of COVID-19 presents an unprecedented challenge in an ever more connected world, requiring health organizations, governments, and the private...

Africa cannot go back to ‘business as usual’ when COVID-19 pandemic is over

By Babatunde Omilola Like every other pandemic that the world has experienced in the past, coronavirus will eventually come to an end. It will be...

Why a new Bill is important to professionalize customs and freight trade in Kenya

By Wycliffe Wanda The rise of regulators to protect consumer interests has served consumers well in setting and applying rules on corporate action and delivery...