Pizza Hut is set to open three outlets in Ethiopia this year, becoming one of the first international restaurant chains to enter Africa’s second-most populous country.
Ugandan TV journalist Nancy Kacungira has won the first BBC World News Komla Dumor Award for Africa-based journalists.
Kenya is on top of the world. As the world athletics championships wrapped up in Beijing on Sunday (August 30th), Kenyan athletes managed to top the overall winners table.
Kenya has come top of the overall medal table at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing for the first time, with seven gold medals.
The Angolan capital, Luanda, remains the world’s most expensive city for expatriates, according to an annual survey by consultancy Mercer.
Nowhere in Africa is modern China more of a lodestar than in Ethiopia, which on May 24th held an uneventful election with a predetermined outcome: another term in office for the long-standing ruling party.
Guests sashayed through the tent doors into a scene of surreal opulence. At the far end of the tent, engulfed by servants, courtiers, national politicians and guards with wires in their ears, the celebrant perched beside his wife on a throne covered with white faux fur, his every move broadcast on flat-screens arrayed around the tent walls.
While China imposes strict controls on foreign-produced entertainment at home, it is also eager to see its cultural products embraced abroad. And in Africa, Chinese television shows have become immensely popular — at least according to the Chinese state news media.
Technology company Microsoft today announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.
Africa’s most populous nation must spend between US$5-7bn annually in constructing new houses to close the housing affordability gap by 2025.
David Pearson has a vision: a new community of 800,000 — bigger than Boston — complete with factories, schools, clinics and a university that will help erase the legacy of apartheid in Cape Town.
Ecobank Transnational Inc. (“Ecobank”) and MasterCard, http://newsroom.mastercard.com/ today announced a multi-country licensing agreement which will provide access to MasterCard’s electronic payments solutions for Ecobank’s customers in a further 23 African countries.
Helios Towers Africa (“HTA”), the leading, independent telecommunications towers company in Africa, announces that it has raised $630 million in new equity resources from existing and new shareholders.