Thursday, December 14, 2017

Why Kenya’s remote town of Lodwar is attracting interest from airlines

In 2012 London-headquartered oil explorer Tullow Oil announced it had discovered crude in Kenya’s northernmost county of Turkana. Kenyans were of course excited by...

Somaliland: Tech Startups in Hargeisa – Young Treps, Big Dreams

Earlier today, my day off from lecturing – and my one month anniversary in Somaliland – I took the bus to the other side...

Mandera quarries shut over Al-Shabaab threat

Police said the quarries were prone to attacks by Al-Shabaab militants. Stone miners at the Bur Abor quarry in Neboi Location, Mandera County. The government...

Ethiopia launches 4G mobile service in the capital

Ethiopia's state-run telecoms monopoly has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital Addis Ababa, aiming to catch up with the high-speed...

​Iranian bank joins SWIFT breaking blockade

Iran's Day Bank has announced joining the SWIFT transaction system, which facilitates worldwide bank transfers. The private system cut off Iranian financial institutions in...

How to fix Africa’s remittance industry

As urbanisation accelerates globally, tens of millions of Africans leave home for economic opportunities in cities. Many of these individuals made the ultimate sacrifice...

Kenya announces plans to reopen Nairobi mall after attack

Kenya`s Westgate mall, the scene of a four-day siege in late 2013 that left dozens dead, will reopen to the public in July for...

Somali accelerator graduates receive $15k investment

Three Somali startups have shared US$15,000 in investment after coming out on top of the demo day that was the culmination of the inaugural...

Low-income workers send 75% of remittances

Many workers Musa in the UAE who earn small but manage to save big M. Kaliyul Rahman is a waiter at an Indian restaurant in...

9 lessons in entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley

If you want to be great at something, learn from the experts. When it comes to startups, the experts are in the tech industry.Successful...

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Exclusive – United States suspends aid to Somalia’s battered military over graft

The United States is suspending food and fuel aid for most of Somalia's armed forces over corruption concerns, a blow to the military as...

Somaliland President Fields New 23-Ministry Government

His Excellency the newly inaugurated President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi, today, released his government's first roster of ministers and vice...

Somaliland hailed as it swears in new president

The self-declared republic of Somaliland has sworn in its fifth president, Muse Bihi Abdi. There was excitement and optimism on social media as citizens relished...