The Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC) was just endorsed by the Ministers of Youth, Culture, and Sport of the African Union member states.
Kenya Tender and Business News
New study from Control Risks Group suggests that while Nigeria, South Africa, and Egypt, the traditional economic giants of Africa, have been stumbling recently, Kenya and Ethiopia might soon outshine their performance.
The US $2.2 billion restructuring of Kenya Airways PLC, the largest debt and equity restructuring in Kenya's history, is almost complete.
Charity Shining Hope for Communities Organization (SHOFCO) of Kenya just announced, thanks to support from General Electric (www.GE.com), a new infant and maternal care initiative aimed at increasing access to pre-natal screenings for expectant mothers in Kibera, believed to be the largest urban slum in Africa with an estimated 700,000 inhabitants
Africa may contribute only 4 percent of the world's greenhouse gas emissions, but six of the 10 countries most affected by climate change are in Africa. According to a major agricultural research for development partnership, this illustrates the urgent need to develop climate-smart agriculture, improve forestry and transform the productivity of water use.
The Supreme Court of Kenya ruled on September 1 that its recent re-election of sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta is now nullified. It did so after a determination that the results of last month’s vote were filled with irregularities.
The winners of the most innovative real estate property developments across sub-Saharan Africa were honored on August 24, at the Africa Property Investment Awards held in Johannesburg.
The new Kenya Market-led Dairy Supply Chain project is a new $12.6 million program designed to help 30,000 Kenyan farmers increase the quantity and improve the quality of the milk they produce in the Rift Valley and the country’s eastern region.
One of the latest purchasers of land at Kenya's Tatu City is South Africa's ADvTECH Ltd. It will use the land to build a Crawford International School, catering to all ages of students from Kindergarten to A-levels with modern facilities including boarding for senior students.
A new analysis from PwC of South Africa says Africa's hospitality sector, especially in its emerging markets, has the potential for high profits thanks to increasing foreign investment and a related growth in the number of foreign travelers coming to the continent.
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency has released a grant to a Kenyan enterprise to conduct a feasibility study for development of run-of-river hydroelectric sites in the African country. The feasibility study work will be conducted by Denver-based Knight Piésold.
Just 24 kilometers away from Nairobi's city center, Tatu City, Kenya, one of the most ambitious real estate projects anywhere in the world, is very quietly exceeding expectations and beating schedules.
Heifer International, a nonprofit organization based in Little Rock, Arkansas, is partnering with the Mastercard Foundation to help 25,000 of Africa's youth start small businesses or find jobs in East Africa's agricultural industry.
The 2nd Japan-Africa-Business Forum, with the theme "Investment and Business Opportunities with Africa", was held in Tokyo on July 25-26. Among the many connections made there, one key announcement emerged, as Burkina Faso's ZIL Telecom and Japan's Lequio Power Technology Corporation signed a West Africa distribution contract there.
The United States announced on August 4 that it will providing more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to deal with the effects of prolonged severe drought in Kenya and Ethiopia.
Kenya's upcoming national elections on August 8 represent perhaps one of the most pivotal ones in recent history. To help facilitate the elections and monitor what happens during the process, The Commonwealth Observer group is sending a monitoring team of 15 individuals to the country.
Healthymagination's Mother and Child Programme just unveiled the 14 social enterprises selected as its second cohort in Africa. Each emerging enterprise is focused in one way or another on improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
Senegal-based African fintech company InTouch (www.InTouchgroup.net) recently reached a deal with France-based Total, a global provider of oil, gas and solar energy solutions, and Worldline, a French e-payment service provider. The deal will bring rollout of InTouch's 'Guichet Unique" payment solution to eight African countries.
Kenya is joining the Empretec network, a new United Nations's programme to promote entrepreneurship by building capacity for small businesses around the globe. The project has Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese ecommerce giant Alibaba -- and UNCTAD Special Advisor for Youth Entrepreneurship and Small Business, as a major backer and participant in the network.
One of New Zealand's longest-running pioneering business success stories, Gallagher Power Fence Systems Limited, has announced plans to expand operations in Kenya at Tatu City.
The fall army worm has expanded so rapidly in southern Africa that its presence is behind a cut in this year's regional maize harvest forecast by up to 10 percent. A new multi-part plan to increase surveillance and research to contain the worm may help push back the agricultural menace.
Royal Philips Corporation of the Netherlands, in partnership with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (www.UnFA.org) and the Government of Mandera County, Kenya, just opened a new Community Life Centre (CLC) for Mandera's residents.
Drought conditions in East Africa are worsening rapidly, leaving crops scorched, pastures dying with water, and thousands of livestock dead. So says an urgent alert warning issued by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization on July 14.
The award winners for 2017's SWITCH Africa Green-SEED Awards, honoring innovation in sustainable development in Africa on behalf of SEED, have just been announced.
Baker McKenzie, a global law firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, reports in its later Cross Border IPO Index that there were ZERO cross-border Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) from African companies during the first half of 2017. This is the first time in five years of tracking that this has occurred.