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Kenya Airways planes at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Kenya is king of domestic air travel in Africa (Infographic)

When it comes to domestic air travel in Africa, Kenya’s capital Nairobi is king.

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

Nairobi to Mombasa high-speed railway opens

East Africa is now more accessible than ever. After two years of construction, Kenya’s largest infrastructure project since independence, a $3.8 billion Chinese-built high speed railway, is up and running.

Kenya Plans First Nuclear Power Plant at $5 Billion Cost

Kenya Plans First Nuclear Power Plant at $5 Billion Cost

Kenya plans to begin constructing its first nuclear power plant at a cost of $5 billion by 2021 as the country seeks to bring down the cost of electricity.

The arrival of Uber and Little Cab may bring cheaper and more reliable transport by taxi but is unlikely to solve Nairobi’s congestion. Credit: theguardian.com/Tom Cockrem/Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images

Uber and Little Cab's battle to control the streets of Nairobi

Uber is in the middle of a bruising battle for dominance in east Africa’s largest economy: Kenya. The ride-hailing company started operating in the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and Thika last year.

Buffalo Mall, Naivasha, Kenya

East Africa's second-tier cities hold untapped potential

Retail in Kenya is dominated by informal sellers, but recent years have seen a boom in modern trade, with home-grown supermarket chains expanding their footprint and international brands (such as Carrefour and Massmart’s Game banner) entering the market.

Konza Tech City

Kenya's $50 billion megaprojects (Photos)

Konza Tech City – The much-hyped Konza Tech City – or “Silicon Savannah” – is hoped to be a world-class hub of entrepreneurship. The $15 billion site, set in 5,000 acres to the south of Nairobi, will accommodate almost 200,000 people, complete with universities, research facilities, and IT centers.

Here are the top 10 Sub-Saharan African cities for consumer spending growth (Infographic)

Here are the top 10 Sub-Saharan African cities for consumer spending growth (Infographic)

An extensive overview of 24 first- and second-tier cities in Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in a recently published white paper reveals particularly dynamic growth shifting from the region’s mature consumer markets in South African metropolises to the urban areas in other Sub-Saharan countries.

Kenya vs. Tanzania: The race to build Sub-Saharan Africa's largest port. Credit: bbc.com

Kenya vs. Tanzania: The race to build Sub-Saharan Africa's largest port

Kenya and Tanzania have long competed to have the most important port in East Africa and their rivalry is about to become more intense as they compete for the region’s business.

As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

As it expands in Africa, Uber adapts to local markets and adopts cash payments

While Uber continues its push into Africa the company is making allowances to local markets and testing unique service models users wouldn’t see in other parts of the globe.

Alon Lits, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

Uber to launch in Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania within a month

Alon Lits, General Manager, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber Ride-hailing company Uber said Thursday that it plans to start operating in the capitals of…

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Check out 10 airlines looking to change the face of Africa's skies (Photos & Video)

The future looks bright for air travel across Africa. It’s predicted that by 2034, 190 million more flights segments will be flown across the continent.

Kenya signs $5.42B railway extension deal with Chinese firm

Kenya signs $5.42B railway extension deal with Chinese firm

Kenya recently signed a multi-billion dollar agreement with China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to extend the country’s rail network, adding to a swathe of infrastructure deals in Africa won by Chinese firms.

Uber launches in Abuja and Mombasa, offers 6 days free rides

Uber launches in Abuja and Mombasa

Mobile taxi company Uber is spreading its tentacles across the continent, with Abuja and Mombasa becoming the latest African cities where the company has introduced its service.

Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network (AXN)

China's slowdown - An opportunity for Africa to address longstanding economic inefficiencies: Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network

According to the IMF, a 1 percentage point decrease in China’s investment growth is associated with an average 0.6 percentage point decrease in Africa’s export growth rate.

Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Interior and Coordination of National Government Joseph Nkaissery (AFP Photo/Mandel Ngan)

Kenya government makes major security reshuffle

Kenya’s government on Wednesday announced major changes in its administrative and security personnel, with a clear focus on tackling the security issues linked to Somalia’s Al-Shabaab rebels.

Billionaire Aliko Dangote at Dangote Cement Plc's new plant in Ndola, Zambia. Photographer: Liezel Hill/Bloomberg

Cement is the new oil as Africa's richest man takes on Lafarge

Africa’s richest man is pushing to dominate its market for cement, the material at the heart of the continent’s infrastructure boom.

The top eight busiest ports in Africa

The top eight busiest ports in Africa (Photos and Infographic)

Check out a list and photos of the top eight busiest ports in Africa. Also, check out the infographic on the Port of Durban, Sub-Saharan Africa’s largest port and the second largest on the continent.

Mango Airlines

10 budget airlines changing Africa's skies

Traveling across Africa’s huge distances can be expensive. Not that long ago, getting from one city to another often meant a connection in Europe. That’s finally changing.

Lars Reno Jakobsen, Senior Vice President, Maersk Africa

Maersk to target Nigeria & Kenya ports in Africa expansion push: Lars Reno Jakobsen, Senior Vice President, Maersk Africa

A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S, owner of the world’s largest shipping container line, is seeking to win contracts to build and upgrade ports in Nigeria and Kenya as the Danish company expands its African operations.

The African Development Bank (AfDB): Connecting regions (Reuters/Thomas Mukoya)

Why you should care who's in line to run the African Development Bank

This week, the African Development Bank (AfDB), the World Bank of Africa if you like, will elect a new president to replace Donald Kaberuka, a former Rwandan finance minister, who steps down on August 31 after a decade in charge.

Konza Techno City (Illustration)

Here are seven of Africa's largest infrastructure projects currently under construction (Photos)

Photos of seven of Africa’s largest infrastructure projects currently under construction.

M-PESA

Fact of the Day: Mobile money service M-PESA is Kenya's top brand

Mobile money payment service M-PESA has been voted as Kenya’s leading brand in the Top 20 super brands in Kenya survey.

Nairobi city center at night

Kenya gets $700 million 'insurance' financing from IMF, a first for Sub-Saharan Africa frontier markets

The IMF Executive Board approved February 2 a financing package for Kenya of about $700 million that the East African country’s authorities plan to use as insurance against external shocks.

Paul Muthaura, Acting CEO, Kenya's Capital Markets Authority

East Africa Targets Cross-Border Debt Sales to Fund New Railways

The East African Community plans to allow bond sales across four markets in the bloc as investors look to fund projects such as railways that will link up the region.

It now takes six days for goods to reach the port of Mombasa from Kigali. In 2012, it took almost 18 days, on average.

Rwanda finds working with the neighbors pays off

The government of President Paul Kagame, who has for years maintained a firm grip on Rwanda’s politics, has built a remarkable record for economic reforms.

Olkaria -Geothermal- Power Plant

Kenya's Biggest Challenge: Power Generation

Kenya, a visually stunning country of 45 million people, is blessed in many ways. It has the largest and most advanced economy in East Africa along with the best ICT (Information and Communications Technology) infrastructure of any country in the region.

2014 Range Rover Sport

Kenyans' taste for luxury cars evolves

Sanjiv Shah has sold only a measly three top-of-the-range Jaguars this year. But given their $200,000 price tags, the luxury car salesman is far from distressed.