Archive for the ‘Kenya’ Category

Google Builds First Subsea Cable Connecting Africa to Australia

Via Bloomberg, an article on Google’s decision to build the first subsea cable connecting Africa to Australia: US tech giant said the subsea cable will be anchored in Kenya Africa has faced internet outages due to damaged subsea cables Alphabet Inc.’s Google is building out the first undersea fiber optic cable that will directly connect Africa with […]

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Africa Takes Aim at Avocado Market Expected to Reach $26 Billion by 2030

Via Emerging Real Estate, a report on the global avocado market, which is expected to reach $26.04 billion by 2030, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 7.3%. Africa, already a major producer, is poised to be a key player in this growth. Specific growth projections for Africa’s avocado industry are difficult to make, […]

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Microsoft and G42 Announce $1B Digital Ecosystem Initiative for Kenya

Via Microsoft, a report on a new $1 billion comprehensive digital ecosystem initiative for Kenya Microsoft Corp. and G42 on Wednesday announced a comprehensive package of digital investments in Kenya, as part of an initiative with the Republic of Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Communications and the Digital Economy. In collaboration with Microsoft and other stakeholders, […]

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Is Nairobi Dying?

Via The Elephant, commentary on how poor leadership, out-of-control construction and lack of planning are threatening the future of Kenya’s capital city: The announcement by Nairobi County governor Johnson Sakaja that he plans to build a nightclub in Uhuru Park, Nairobi’s most iconic public space, has left many Nairobians wondering whether this will be the final nail […]

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Rwanda’s Homegrown EV Leader Sets its Sights on Kenya

Via Rest of World, a report on Rwanda’s homegrown EV leader’s aims to replicate its small-market success in East Africa’s largest economy: With a 70% market share, Ampersand is Rwanda’s biggest EV manufacturer. Friendly government policies and partnerships with financing companies have helped the company grow. After Kenya, the company also has plans to expand […]

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The Horn Of Africa States: The Coming Danger To Its Blue Economy

Via Eurasia Review, commentary on the proposed East African Federation: The East African Federation is a proposition on the table. It is to be a union of the eight EAC members and any other member that would join it in the future into a single federated sovereign state. The current members include in Alphabetical order […]

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