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Youtap solutions aim to simplify mobile payments in Africa and Asia

Youtap has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia...

11 hours ago

CSI & Sustainability

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi's residents

[Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu] Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The city's poor air quality is evident in its congested streets...

17 Aug 2017


Nairobi sees 22% boost in domestic air travel capacity

[Josephine Wawira] Nairobi is the only city in Africa whose airports are recording higher growth for domestic capacity than that of international capacity, with a 22% boost...

3 days ago

Logistics & Transport

African airlines fly high with cargo on the back of a strong economy

[Allan Olingo] African airlines have registered the fastest growth in freight volumes in seven years in the first half of this year, buoyed by strong trade lines between the continent and Asia...

15 Aug 2017

Construction & Engineering

New Africa infrastructure fund launched

AP Moller Holding, together with PKA, PensionDanmark and Lægernes Pension, has launched a new infrastructure fund with a focus on Africa. The fund has received commitments of $550m from anchor investors...

17 Aug 2017

Energy & Mining

Solar power rising in southern African hotel industry

[Vanessa Rogers] Members of the southern African hospitality industry are rapidly joining the green revolution and its not for show or Google ranking - there are savings to be had and natural vistas to preserve...

16 Aug 2017


'Recovery lending' helps disaster-stricken farmers get back on track

[Robert Kibet] Accessing credit has long been a major hurdle for small-scale farmers in Africa, who produce some 70 percent of the continent's food...

16 Aug 2017