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Ethiopian airlines to receive its first Boeing 'Dreamliner'

The Dreamliner is Beoing's most efficient aircraft to date/Photo/ReutersEthiopian Airlines announced on Tuesday that it is going to take delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner on August 14, in Seattle, Washington.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 August 2012 13:58

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African civil society wants governments to promote local mining investment

African civil society groups have called for the need for linkages within the mining sector and across all sectors of national economiesAfrican civil society groups at a recent international conference in Accra called on the continent's governments to shift from being mere regulators to promoters of investments in the mining sector.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 August 2012 16:08

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Ethiopia, China in $ 1.5 billion railway deal

The railway project is part of Ethiopia's five-year Growth and Transformation Plan-GTP/Photo/Reuters

Ethiopia and a Chinese company have signed a $ 1.5 billion railway agreement to build a new railway line in the northern part of the Horn of Africa country.

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 October 2012 13:59

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Arik Air seeks to address imbalances on London-Abuja route

MICHAEL ARUMEMI-IKHIDE Group chief executive/Courtesy Photo/Arik Air/As the Nigerian airline reduced the frequency of flights to the UK because of limited access to landing slots, its CEO warned that high fuel costs could eat into profits.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:06

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Telecoms: Ringing up profits

Telecoms operators are slowing their price wars and rolling out new products as the mobile market becomes more saturated.

Last Updated on Monday, 19 March 2012 14:58

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Africa Company Outlook: turbulence

altAfrican companies avoided the worst of the 2008 financial crisis. Now they are preparing to fend off commodity-price fluctuations and the impact of the European debt crisis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 March 2012 18:29

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Footballer Eto'o launches Africa's fifth MVNO

Woman in telephone store in Nairobi/ photo/ reutersPiggyback operators named for brands or even celebrities could be big business in Africa Cameroonian football star Samuel Eto'o has become the first African celebrity to launch his own mobile brand.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 March 2012 15:26

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