Monday, February 19, 2018

Munya does not regret Somaliland visit, puts heat on gov’t

Meru Governor Peter Munya has defended his visit to Somaliland insisting he did not interfere with territorial integrity as claimed by the Somalia government. The...

British firms still keen for deals despite global M&A slowdown

Research suggests companies are gaining confidence to make takeover bids Big companies still have the motive and means to embark on takeovers despite headwinds in...

A day of reckoning for fuel prices in the Gulf

QUEUES at the pumps were only a few minutes longer than usual. There was little evidence of stockpiling. Aside from minor grumbling, July 31st...

Messebo Cement Conducts Feasibility Study for Plant in Addis

Messebo Cement Factory Plc has hired Industrial Projects Service (IPS), a state-owned consultant, to conduct an assessment of market for cement around Addis Abeba....

How much does “who you know” affect your chances of landing a job?

It is hardly a well-kept secret that getting a job is easier if you know someone. Presumably, that is one of the reasons networking...

Ethiopia: NOC to Open Branch in Djibouti

National Oil Ethiopia (NOC) announced that it would soon begin the distribution of petroleum products in Djibouti. NOC Chief Executive Officer Tadesse Tilahun said, the...

Serious Fraud Office investigating oil firm Soma

Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched a criminal investigation into the British exploration firm Soma Oil and Gas, which has been searching for...

Investing in Africa: Shedding the developed market mind-set

Excerpted from THE NEXT AFRICA: An Emerging Continent Becomes A Global Powerhouse by Jake Bright and Aubrey Hruby. Copyright © 2015 by the author...

When capitalism turns to cannibalism

When people say “capitalism has failed” or “capitalism has succeeded,” we have to ask: what type of capitalism do you mean? Authentic capitalism, in which...

NIGERIA’S AUTO LANDSCAPE: FROM DUMPING GROUND TO MANUFACTURING HUB

Before 2013, Nigeria was Africa’s biggest market for tokunbos—the local name used to describe used cars shipped from Europe and the US. Vehicles (mostly...

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Somalia & Somaliland: 2 Worlds Apart

As part of my 2018 charity project I am running in 3 of the world’s most dangerous countries. I have chosen Iraq, Afghanistan and...

Dahabshil Bank Trains Staff, Officers on Internal Control and Risk Management

Dahabshil Bank International (DBI) has conducted a seven-day training for its staff and officers on internal control and risk management. The training was conducted by...

Ethiopia’s leadership race: Lemma Megersa at the front

The surprise resignation of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has got some people looking at Oromo leader Lemma Megersa as a potential successor Until recently,...