Business & Economy

Kenya's recycling queen

The enterprising young businesswoman turning Nairobi’s plastic waste into environmentally friendly building materials. By Zachary Ochieng in Nairobi. Above the din of roaring factory machines, I am greeted with a cheery ‘karibu’ (welcome) by Nzambi Matee. Wearing a blue overall,…

Kano poisoning deaths rise to 10

Food safety has come under scrutiny in Nigeria after an alleged poisoning killed 10 people and hospitalised 400 in Kano state. Residents of Kano state, northwest Nigeria, woke up to the news of a strange illness on March 16, that…

African business news: May 2021

Uganda-Tanzania oil deal to add 10,000 jobs to East African economy  President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda and Tanzania’s Samia Suluhu Hassan signed an agreement on the East African Crude Oil Pipeline project on April 12. ‘The EACOP Tripartite Project Agreement…

Shipping rules hinder Nigerian growth

Foreign liners may continue to enjoy exclusive rights over Nigeria’s crude oil exports. But, as Francis Ezem reports, Nigerians may soon be able to get in on the act. Nigeria is the world’s sixth largest producer of crude oil, extracting…

Western populists risk killing safari industry 

With the West imposing Covid-19 quarantine laws against travellers from Africa, the future of the continent’s lucrative safari industry hangs in the balance. And, as Britt Collins discovers, a collapse in tourist numbers not only risks pushing millions into poverty,…

The latest African business news

Port Harcourt Nigerian-born Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala became the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) first African and first woman Director-General when she commenced her role on March 1, 2021. The term of the position runs until August 31, 2025. Her candidacy for…
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