Simon Mwangi, CEO/Founder The Bridge Africa Group Ltd, Kenya; AGCO’s Nuradin Osman; Dr George Njenga, Dean, Strathmore Business School and Dr Andy Wilcox, Head of Crop & Environment Science, Harper Adams University, UK, sign the MoU for AGCO Agribusiness Programme on September 25, 2017.

New Agribusiness Training Set to Drive African Agricultural Prosperity

By Irene Gaitirira Published October 5, 2017 A training programme aimed at bringing young talent into the agribusiness sector in Africa with a view to increasing food production commences in Kenya, Zambia and South Africa in March 2018. Known as AGCO Agribusiness Programme (AAP) and offered through Strathmore Business School (SBS) in Kenya, Harper Adams

Zimbabwe’s Talent Jumo who supports victims of revenge porn, giving them counselling and legal advice and fighting for sexual and reproductive health rights for women

Seven Africans among 100 Most Inspirational Women Globally

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 29, 2017 Three Kenyans are among 60 most inspirational women across the world in 2017. The three Kenyans being celebrated on the BBC 100 Women 2017 list include Anita Nderu (a TV presenter and radio news anchor at Capital FM of Nairobi who is passionate about youth mentorship); Naomi Mwaura

Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) could see a larger market comprising 26 countries with a combined population of nearly 625 million people and an estimated total Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of approximately US$1.0 Trillion established.

Eastern and Southern Africa Root for Economic Integration

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 15, 2017 Southern and eastern Africa are exploring ways in which to bring the two regions together for economic integration. The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC) have held a meeting to negotiate a Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) that could see a larger market

UN Calls on ICC to Investigate Serious Crime in Burundi

By Irene Gaitirira Published September 5, 2017 Crime against humanity has been committed and continue to be committed in Burundi since April 2015. A report by a Commission of Inquiry from the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) that calls on International Criminal Court to investigate ‘crimes against humanity’ in the central African

Measures to Boost Prosperity and Stability in Africa Announced

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 25, 2017 Britain has unveiled new measures aimed at creating wealth and bringing about stability across Africa and improving global security. Speaking in Germany during the G20 Summit in July 2017, British Prime Minister Theresa May said the new measures are also aimed at reducing the continent’s reliance upon aid.

Ann Mumbi Waiguru is Governor for Kirinyaga County.

Kenyan Women Move Into Elective Leadership Positions

By Nyambura Gathumbi Published August 24, 2017 Kenya now has three women Governors, three women Senators and a record 23 women Members of Parliament elected by the people to represent and lead them for the next five years after the August 8, 2017 general elections. These positions are mainly at the top of national and

The construction of a third terminal at Accra’s Kotoka International Airport and allocation of funds for the repair of roads to popular tourist destinations will enable the hotel industry in Ghana to grow 1.1% in 2017, 2.1% in 2018 and 2.3% in 2019.

Investment Opportunities Abound in Africa’s Hospitality Sector

By Abdi Ali Published August 17, 2017 The hospitality sector in Africa’s emerging markets looks set to profit from foreign investment and an influx of foreign travellers, making them integral to the expansion strategies of some of the world’s leading hotel developers. Hotels Outlook: 2017-2021, a report by PriceWaterHouseCoopers that looks at hotel accommodation in

Peter Damgaard Jensen, CEO of PKA; Kim Fejfer, Managing Partner and CEO of A.P. Moller Capital; Torben Möger Pedersen, CEO of PensionDanmark; Chresten Dengsøe, CEO of Lægernes Pension, Robert Mærsk Uggla, CEO of A.P. Moller Holding.

Danish Pension Funds to Support African Infrastructure

By Irene Gaitirira Published August 11, 2017 A US$1 Billion fund to support infrastructure and spur sustainable economic growth in Africa has been created. A Danish initiative bringing together four partners, the new fund with a duration of 10 years and initial target of 10 to 15 investments that has received commitments of US$550 Million