The 2016/2017 academic year was a banner year for international students attending United States' institutions of higher education. African enrollment in the U.S. hit an all-time high value of 37,735 for the year, after a 7 percent increase over the previous year.
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Bombardier, a Montreal-based manufacturer of aircraft and railway systems, announced that its Bombardier Commercial Aircraft division signed a firm purchase agreement for two new Q400 turboprops with Nordic Aviation Capital of Denmark. These will be leased to Nairbi, Kenya, based Jambojet Ltd.
The Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) program, operated by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), just announced 18 new grantees. These grantees come from Brazil, India, Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia.
According to a new study led by a Johns Hopkins University scientist, the conditions in the high-population-concentration urban settlements in Africa will make the effects of climate change far worse.
Approximately 40 percent of children in Sub-Saharan Africa under the age of five suffer from stunted growth as a result of massive undernutrition.
According to a new report by Baker McKenzie and Silk Road Associates, China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is increasing BRI-related projects with up to US $350 billion over the next five years. Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Djibouti and Egypt are among the major African economies which may benefit from this substantial investment.
After a last-minute petition to the country’s Supreme Court to stop it failed, the rescheduled election in Kenya is finally going to happen today.
Kenya continues to reel as the worst drought in the last 20 years continues. Over 3.4 million people in the country are without adequate food there as well and getting worse, as climate change and natural resource depletion are set to pose even greater risks in the long term.
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa took place this past week, bringing 12 technology startups together to compete for a US $25,000 prize. Lori Systems of Nairobi, a platform supporting logistics and cargo management for African businesses, was named the overall winner.
The World Health Organization is moving quickly on planning for the Malaria Vaccine Implementation Programme (MVPI) in Kenya, which is currently planned to begin in 2018.
The U.S. Department of State announced it will be expanding office and parking space facilities at its Nairobi and Kampala embassies in the near future.
The Kenya National Highways Authority has selected California-based Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and civil engineering company in the United States, to build the first high-speed expressway in the country.
Because of insufficient funding, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to cut food rations by 30 percent, for the 420,000 refugees living in northern Kenya's Dadaab and Kakuma camps.
As intra-African trade and investment grows, what comes with it are more and bigger commercial disputes. To help resolve those, countries like Kenya are working to develop the means to negotiate those disputes on African soil.
Merck Foundation (www.Merck-Foundation.com), a nonprofit company and a subsidiary of Merck KGaA Germany, will be conducting the Fourth edition of their annual 'Merck Africa Asia Luminary' event on the 24th and 25th of October 2018.
Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software headquartered in New Zealand and with a major global office in Nairobi, just launched Youtap cloud, a cloudservice for mobile money and payment providers especially in developing markets.
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.
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.