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Nigeria A Mobile First Nation: Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

Nigeria A Mobile First Nation: Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

Jumia Nigeria is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria. The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile internet use, the consumer behaviors driving increased smartphone adoption […]

US$350 million power plant will increase Rwanda’s installed capacity by 40%

US$350 million power plant will increase Rwanda’s installed capacity by 40%

A US$350 million deal to finance an 80 megawatt (MW) peat to power project in Rwanda, which will improve access to electricity for the three quarters of the country’s population that is currently off the grid, has reached financial close. The power plant, which is expected to increase installed capacity in Rwanda by 40%, will […]

Desai Law Group,Leading Botswana law firm joins ALN alliance

Desai Law Group,Leading Botswana law firm joins ALN alliance

Desai Law Group (DLG), one of Botswana’s largest law firms, has today joined ALN Africa’s foremost legal alliance, as its member firm in Botswana. DLG was established by prominent Botswana corporate lawyer Rizwan Desai who wanted to create a firm that would be defined by its modern approach and characterised by placing clients’ needs first […]

ALN, the leading alliance of independent top tier African law firms, confirms new member in Mozambique

ALN, the leading alliance of independent top tier African law firms, confirms new member in Mozambique

Leading Mozambican firm, ABCC (formerly SCAN Advogados) has joined ALN as of 1 February 2017. ALN Chairman, Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra, welcomed the new addition stating: “ALN will continue to expand across Africa. ALN’s strategy is to build a strong integrated pan-African network uniting like-minded individuals and working towards a common goal of connecting Africa […]

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative Should Be Mandated to Conflict Resolution

Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), an international partnership of ten Nile Basin countries, should be mandated to resolve conflicts in order to enhance cooperation to member states in the region. NBI member states are Tanzania, Egypt, South Sudan, The Sudan, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Eritrea participates as an […]

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

Visa-free African Union Diplomatic Passport Launched: Everything you need to know about it and how to get it

It’s official—the African Union has launched its continental e-passport program Sunday as part of the opening ceremony of the 27th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union in Kigali, Rwanda. But unless you’re Rwandan President Paul Kagame or Chadian President Idriss Eby, who are already carrying their fancy-looking red and gold document, an […]

Bakhresa Group and Verde Hotels to build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

Bakhresa Group and Verde Hotels to build Zanzibar’s Greenest Hotel

The Tanzanian based Bakhresa Group has appointed Verde Hotels from South Africa to develop and manage the total overhaul and upgrading of the old Mtoni Marine Hotel in Zanzibar, 2km from Stone Town. The brand new five star property will be known as Hotel Verde, Zanzibar’s greenest hotel. “ We are serious about being the […]

Paulina Robert a 17-year-old from Tanzania wins Reach for Change Day of the African Child Innovation Contest

Paulina Robert a 17-year-old from Tanzania wins Reach for Change Day of the African Child Innovation Contest

Paulina Robert, a 17-year-old student from Tanzania nabbed a $500 (US) prize from Reach for Change Africa yesterday to set up a reproductive health campaign for girls in her community. The contest was aligned with the Day of the African Child on June 16 and challenged contestants to answer the question: “If you had $500, […]

Reach for Change promotes innovative thinking to solve problems for children

Reach for Change promotes innovative thinking to solve problems for children

In preparation for the Day of the African Child, Reach for Change Africa has launched an innovation contest that will empower one young African to solve a problem affecting children. The innovation contest will award $500 to a young person with an idea to improve the lives of children in his or her community. Using […]

Rwanda President Paul Kagame Attends The 2016 Champions League Final in Milan, Italy

Rwanda President Paul Kagame Attends The  2016 Champions League Final in Milan, Italy

Rwanda President Paul Kagame was among high profile delegates invited by the UEFA to grace the 2016 Champions League final held on Saturday night at the San Siro Stadium in Milan, Italy. President Kagame was in attendance alongside Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Mr Nzamwita Vincent. At a packed San Siro Stadium, Cristiano Ronaldo added […]

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