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Mon,15Oct2018

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Uber rival Taxify bets on motorcycles and rickshaws in East Africa

taxify/FacebookTaxify, an Estonian ride-hailing company aiming to take on Uber in emerging markets, will invest millions of euros in East Africa in the next five years with a strategy focused on motorised rickshaws and motorcycles, it said on Thursday.

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50 influential women in business: profiles

Irene CharnleyThe Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum assemble an exclusive list of the top African businesswomen who are shaping their sectors, helping a new generation of  female leaders and improving their firms’ profitability. Here are profiles of some of those 50 women

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Tullow Oil, Kenya agree to resume oilfields activity

 Ivan Sekretarev/AP/SIPATullow Oil and the Kenyan government have agreed to resume work at Tullow's oilfields where work to truck crude oil had stopped for more than a month after protests by the community, a senior petroleum ministry official said.

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Interview: Arunma Oteh, Treasurer and Vice-President, World Bank Group

 

Akio Kon/Bloomberg via Getty ImagesArunma Oteh, the World Bank treasurer, champions a new approach  in which the Bank doesn’t just lend money, it backs private investment in sustainable development projects

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Kenya's competition watchdog says no need for action on Safaricom

07082018KenyaKenya's competition watchdog expressed concern on Tuesday about the wider economic impact of lawmakers and the country's telecoms regulator taking a tough line on dominant operator Safaricom, saying no action was needed.

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50 Influential women in business

 

womeninbusinessThe Africa Report, Jeune Afrique and the Africa CEO Forum assemble an exclusive list  of the top African businesswomen who are shaping their sectors, helping a new generation of  female leaders and improving their firms’ profitability

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"Superfood" smoothies make Africa's baobab tree big business

Sept. 20, 2017, a woman and child walks alongside a giant baobab tree in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe. Photo: AP Photo/Tsvangirayi MukwazhiTaerou Dieuhiou has been climbing barefoot up baobab trees in Senegal's southern Casamance region to collect their oblong fruit since he was 15.

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