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Fri,17Aug2018

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Dossier - utilities: Generating crises

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The blackouts are behind Eskom, but the state-run utility now generates too much electricity, cannot recoup its costs and is struggling to pay off the money it is borrowing to build new plants. Can the new leadership find the long-term solutions it needs?

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Finance: Corresponding damage

ZB Bank has not done too badly, with a 35.7% increase in profit post-sanctions - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
In a climate of derisking, many international banks do not want to do business with their counterparts in Zimbabwe, raising costs throughout the economy

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Press release: Influence, leadership and international expansion mark the first Women in Business Meeting

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  • The first Women in Business Meeting, organized in partnership with ESSEC Business School and the Organisation Internationale de La Francophonie, will take place on 2 and 3 July in Paris. 
  • The program focuses on women’s development as business leaders and influential people. 
  • A board of influential African women business leaders has been appointed to strategically position and launch the first regional circles of influence.

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Ethiopia loosens throttle on many key sectors, but privatisation still far off

Ethiopia's newly elected prime minister Abiy Ahmed attends a rally during his visit to Ambo in the Oromiya region
Ethiopia's decision to sell stakes in its lucrative telecoms monopoly and other assets could open one of the world's largest untapped markets to huge potential investments by firms willing to work with a government still wary of private enterprise.

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Kenya Airways seeks to run main Nairobi airport to boost earnings

AP photoKenya Airways is close to winning approval to run the country's main airport in Nairobi, looking to copy a model that has enabled rivals to overtake it, its chairman said on Monday.

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We’re not going to try and fight the Chinese: Christian Combes, Africa director, Eiffage Infrastructures

 

Photo: APEiffage has created a sizeable niche in the African construction market, working with French multinationals and seeking out other opportunities for growth

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INTERVIEW: Andualem Admassie Abate, CEO Ethio Telecom

Andualem Admassie Abate, Chief executive officer, Ethio Telecom
INTERVIEW:  Andualem Admassie Abate, CEO Ethio Telecom

The second transformation

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