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Tanzania should reject EU free trade deal, MPs say

Members of Parliament (MPs) in Tanzania have urged the country’s government not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the East African Community (EAC) member states.…

M-Kopa lights up East Africa

Jesse Moore was among a group of people working on Safaricom and Vodacom’s mobile money solution called M-Pesa in 2010.…

Rwanda innovates to power its economy

A $200m project to convert methane into electricity is poised to change the lives of nearly 2m people in the mineral-rich Central African region—a major relief for the economies of Rwanda, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).…

How African businesses survived the Ramadan fast

As the sun starts to lower over Djibouti at the end of a hard day’s work – even harder, hotter and thirstier than usual due to it being the first day of Ramadan – dockside workers gather outside the entrance to the city’s old port to catch buses returning them to their accommodation.…

East Africa targets gas giant future

After some disappointing delays, Mozambique and Tanzania are finally making some progress on developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects.…

Biogas backpacks: the future of African energy?

woman walking with a nearly 2-metre-wide, pillow-shaped inflatable blue bag on her back tends to get the locals looking in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, followed by the obvious question: What on earth is that?…