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Pharma chains on the way

While pharmacy chain stores are a common sight on the high streets of the US, UK or Japan, they are few and far between in …

The battle for African generics

According to Kenya’s State Bureau of Statistics, the country spent $450m on importing drugs last year. Unlike in many other industries, the cost of actually …

ICT in Africa: Focus now on broadband

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) predicted in a recent report that over 50% of the global population will have internet access within the next three …

Can M-Pesa travel outside Kenya?

Launched in 2007, the M-Pesa mobile money service – introduced by dominant mobile operator Safaricom – is used by 70% of Kenya’s adult population, and …

ICT in Africa: The future is brighter

The telecommunications boom has truly arrived in Africa. The last decade has witnessed a period of huge growth, skyrocketing investment and crucial technological advancement in …

Operators selling off towers

Since 2012, African mobile operators have been emulating others elsewhere in the world by selling off tower infrastructure to independent management firms, who then lease capacity back to the mobile companies. Report by Tom Jackson.