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11 giant infrastructure projects that are reshaping Africa

By the United Nations’ estimate, the continent will see its current population of 1.2 billion double by the year 2050.

The African Union meets in Johannesburg, South Africa. Credit: ft.com

Ambitious plans promise surge in African commerce

When the US, Japan and 10 other economies recently sealed the deal on a vast new Pacific Rim trading bloc, they made front page headlines around the world.

Unilever opens Vaseline production site in Kenya to meet skin care demands

Unilever opens $1.5M Vaseline production factory in Kenya to meet skin care demands

Unilever has opened a new KES155 million (€1.3 million) factory in Kenya which will be focused on the production of its Vaseline products, as it looks to meet the growing demands in the region for quality skin care products.

Egypt expects to export about $5 billion worth of goods over the next five years to fellow members of the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders sign 'Cape to Cairo' free trade bloc deal, the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)

African leaders signed Wednesday a 26-nation free trade pact to create a common market that would span half the continent from Cairo to Cape Town.

African leaders set to sign 26-country trade deal between the EAC, SADC & COMESA to create $1 trillion market of 625 million people. Credit: imanidevelopment.com

African leaders to sign 26-country trade deal between the EAC, SADC & COMESA to create $1 trillion market of 625 million people

Senior African officials negotiating a trade deal in Egypt to create a common market across half the continent said Monday the pact was ready to be signed.

COMESA approves Telkom, BCX $216M deal

COMESA approves Telkom, BCX $216M deal

South Africa’s fixed line operator Telkom’s proposed purchase of Business Connexion (BCX) has been approved by the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, which said the ZAR 2.67 billion buyout could proceed.

Bloomberg African Business Weekly

Bloomberg African Business Weekly: Afreximbank, PTA Bank, South African Private Equity, Powering Rwanda, & Agriculture in Gabon (Video)

Afreximbank, PTA Bank, South African Private Equity, Powering Rwanda, & Agriculture in Gabon