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Rwanda is the World’s Top Business Reformer

Rwanda is the first sub-Saharan African economy to lead the world in business reforms, according to a recent report by The Doing Business Project.  The annual report is published by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The country has seen steady improvement in its commercial laws and institutions over the last 8 years.  In 2008 it […]

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Kenya Building Africa’s Largest Wind Farm

Kenya recently announced plans to build the largest wind farm in Africa. As energy demands increase and blackouts continue to be commonplace accross the continent, African Governments and private companies alike are constantly looking for new energy technology solutions. Kenya through its main power company KenGen is positioning itself as a leader in the use […]

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American Inventor Finds Opportunity in Africa

Peter Hansen is in the vanguard of a new breed of American entrepreneurs – those who are eager to do business in Africa. Hansen is co-founder and chief scientist at PointCare Technologies. His company manufactures a device that helps public healthcare agencies in rural and urban areas with limited resources diagnose AIDS. The African adventure […]

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‘The Zimbabwean’ Trillion Dollar Campaign

The Zimbabwean newspaper was recently driven into exile by the Mugabe regime and slapped with a 55% luxury import duty, making it virtually unaffordable for the average Zimbabwean.  With the survival of the publication on the line, the company responded with a masterful public relations and marketing scheme to raise awareness and gain the funding […]

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Kenya’s Parliament goes Digital on the Orange Network

Telkom Kenya has announced an agreement to provide a digitization solution to all Kenyan Members of Parliament. The deal, sealed today by Telkom Kenya Chief Executive Officer Dominique Saint-Jean and the Speaker of the National Assembly Hon. Kenneth Marende, will see the 222 elected MPs get connected electronically. The agreement covers provision of laptops and […]

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Social Entrepreneur 2009 Finalists Announced

Ernst & Young South Africa and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship  announced today, this year’s finalists for the annual South African Social Entrepreneur awards.g52irb8k7f In its fourth year in South Africa, the Social Entrepreneur Awards are an important element of Ernst & Young’s World Entrepreneur Awards Program.  Social Entrepreneurs are innovators who implement practical […]

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Top 5 African Tech Firms to watch in 2009

This month we set out to find 5 Technology companies in Africa and the Diaspora that will likely make major strides in 2009. Here’s what we came up with…

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    Ryan Shen-Hoover is the founder of and co-manager of Kivuno Capital Management, LLC.

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    Alex Twinomugisha has extensive experience in ICT for Education and Development in the areas of planning, design, implementation and management.