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AllAfrica.com
Dangote Says Currency Situation TightDangote Group, Nigeria's largest company, is struggling with a constricted supp
Dangote Says Currency Situation Tight
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 hours ago
Dangote Group, Nigeria's largest company, is struggling with a constricted supply of foreign-exchange in the country and is relying on its international cement operations and export-credit agencies to get around the shortage, reports... Read more
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New Zimbabwe
Mobile money can lift Zim economyHARARE: Zimbabwe is among several sub-Saharan countries that stand to benefit f
Mobile money can lift Zim economy
New Zimbabwe / Posted 9 hours ago
HARARE: Zimbabwe is among several sub-Saharan countries that stand to benefit from the growth of mobile phone banking which has potential to boost economies and create opportunities for banks, global credit rating firm Moody’s has said. In a report,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Islamic Banking Leaders Meet in SudanIslamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East
African Islamic Banking Leaders Meet in Sudan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 22 hours ago
Islamic banking leaders and dignitaries from across Africa and the Middle East gathered in Khartoum, Sudan yesterday for the 2nd annual International Forum on Islamic Finance (IFIF 2016). The meeting is being attended by 200 delegates hosted by the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Let Corporates Tap Opportunities in Oil, GasIn a recent forum where the Kenya Pipeline Company was engaging its customers -
Let Corporates Tap Opportunities in Oil, Gas
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
In a recent forum where the Kenya Pipeline Company was engaging its customers -- the oil marketing companies, the newly appointed principal secretary for Petroleum, Mr Andrew Kamau, challenged KPC, to aspire to be bigger than Safaricom, the region's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Namibia Joins Africa's Mobile Phone Banking BoomNamibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration great
Namibia Joins Africa's Mobile Phone Banking Boom
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Namibia is among the few African countries with money account penetration greater than 10%, a study done by rating agency Moody's Investors Service said. Namibia's penetration is 48% while that of South Africa is 58%. In terms of the percentage of... Read more
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Fortune
This Oxford B-School Solar Startup Is Lighting Up East AfricaXavier Helgesen had dealt with more than a few unexpected twists since moving t
This Oxford B-School Solar Startup Is Lighting Up East Africa
Fortune / Posted yesterday
Xavier Helgesen had dealt with more than a few unexpected twists since moving to Tanzania after graduating from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in 2011. But one in particular left him stumped. The villagers using his company’s solar... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Top Donor Aid RecipientsRwanda getting largest amount of aid dollars per capita in EAC According to da
Top Donor Aid Recipients
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Rwanda getting largest amount of aid dollars per capita in EAC According to data from the Organisation of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) - a consortium of 34 donor countries - official development assistance (ODA) to Sub-Saharan Africa... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Mobile Money Loans in OffingSome 45 years after the Commercial Bank of Africa exited the Ugandan market, th
Mobile Money Loans in Offing
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
Some 45 years after the Commercial Bank of Africa exited the Ugandan market, the bank is back with a bang. Having been granted commercial banking licence in 2014, the bank broke even last December, so the management decided to launch it officially... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
How Prepared Are We for Agency Banking?Politics dominates the media these days. Many people are closely following the
How Prepared Are We for Agency Banking?
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Politics dominates the media these days. Many people are closely following the election campaigns as they enter the home stretch. It is, therefore, possible that we missed perhaps the greatest news in the financial services sector - the passing of... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Decentralisation Key Driver for Regional DevelopmentNairobi — Effective decentralised systems of governance should be used to achie
Decentralisation Key Driver for Regional Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Nairobi — Effective decentralised systems of governance should be used to achieve inclusive development and social transformations at national and sub-regional levels. That's the main point being made at an on-going conference in Nairobi, Kenya; the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Uchumi Yet to Pay Suppliers Sh5 BillionDar es Salaam — Three months since Uchumi Supermarket closed its operations in
Uchumi Yet to Pay Suppliers Sh5 Billion
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Dar es Salaam — Three months since Uchumi Supermarket closed its operations in Tanzania and Uganda, the Kenyan retailer is yet to pay its Tanzanian suppliers, leaving them uncertain over the fate of their monies. Uchumi Supermarket announced in... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Long-Term Impact of Global Economic Slowdown On RegionSince the early 2000s, East Africa has been growing at a rapid pace -- well abo
Long-Term Impact of Global Economic Slowdown On Region
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Since the early 2000s, East Africa has been growing at a rapid pace -- well above not only the global average, but also the Africa-wide average. The fact that it continued to grow strongly after the 2008/9 financial crisis hit the Western economies... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Egypt Pulls Out of Regional Power Pool, Protests Over NileEgypt has pulled out of the grand East African regional power pool until its co
Egypt Pulls Out of Regional Power Pool, Protests Over Nile
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Egypt has pulled out of the grand East African regional power pool until its concerns over the use of the Nile waters have been addressed. In the recent Council of Ministers' meeting in Addis Ababa held by the 10 Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP)... Read more
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Great Bend Tribune
By 2020, more people in the world will have a smartphone than running waterright now probably has a smartphone. You’re probably reading this article on a
By 2020, more people in the world will have a smartphone than running water
Great Bend Tribune / Posted 5 days ago
right now probably has a smartphone. You’re probably reading this article on a smartphone. But it may not be that way in other parts of the world — for now. A new report from Cisco says that by 2020, there will more people around the world who... Read more
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Illawarra Mercury
Everything you need to know about going on safari in AfricaIt's 1992 and I'm drinking my first ever gin and tonic in the courtyard of Nair
Everything you need to know about going on safari in Africa
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 5 days ago
It's 1992 and I'm drinking my first ever gin and tonic in the courtyard of Nairobi's historic Norfolk Hotel. It's only right that I should order a drink unfamiliar to me yet favoured by Kenya's notorious Happy Valley set – British colonials said to... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa's Mining SectorThe Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordina
Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa's Mining Sector
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of TB in the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa's Mining SectorPretoria — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Region
Grant to Fight TB in Southern Africa's Mining Sector
AllAfrica.com / Posted 5 days ago
Pretoria — The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and a Regional Coordinating Mechanism (RCM) representing a group of 10 Southern African countries today signed a landmark grant to pioneer innovative models to reduce high rates of... Read more
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The Border Mail
Everything you need to know about going on safari in AfricaIt's 1992 and I'm drinking my first ever gin and tonic in the courtyard of Nair
Everything you need to know about going on safari in Africa
The Border Mail / Posted 5 days ago
It's 1992 and I'm drinking my first ever gin and tonic in the courtyard of Nairobi's historic Norfolk Hotel. It's only right that I should order a drink unfamiliar to me yet favoured by Kenya's notorious Happy Valley set – British colonials said to... Read more
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dna
Racist mob strips Tanzanian girl: Why India will not outrage over this horrific incidentRecently, four Tanzanian students were assaulted after a Sudanese student’s car
Racist mob strips Tanzanian girl: Why India will not outrage over this horrific incident
dna / Posted 6 days ago
Recently, four Tanzanian students were assaulted after a Sudanese student’s car ran over a local woman sleeping on a footpath in Bengaluru. Among the four students was a woman who was stripped and paraded by a local mob. According to the Deccan... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Lawal - Nigerian Airlines Need Consolidation to Benefit From Economies of ScaleChairman of Ashton and Dave Limited, a travel agency, Abiola Lawal, in this int
Lawal - Nigerian Airlines Need Consolidation to Benefit From Economies of Scale
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Chairman of Ashton and Dave Limited, a travel agency, Abiola Lawal, in this interview with Chinedu Eze, evaluates the potential of the air travel market in Nigeria, positing that the country has to brace up to fully exploit and benefit from the huge... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nancy Kacungira Dishes On the Debate and MoreNancy Kacungira recently co-moderated the presidential debate. Before that, she
Nancy Kacungira Dishes On the Debate and More
AllAfrica.com / Posted 6 days ago
Nancy Kacungira recently co-moderated the presidential debate. Before that, she had a stint at the BBC, having won the BBC Komla Dumor award. The 30-year-old KTN news anchor has previously worked at NTV and Power FM. Quick Talk talked to her about... Read more
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Quartz
Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps? - Quartz The gap on the map You’ve probably had the following experience: Yo
Why is Central Africa missing from so many maps?
Quartz / Posted 7 days ago
- Quartz The gap on the map You’ve probably had the following experience: You are reading along when a map, shaded in a procession of pastels,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Why Tanzanians Stand to Benefit From Regional BlocArusha — Shy-Rose Bhanji, one of the nine members of the East African Legislati
Why Tanzanians Stand to Benefit From Regional Bloc
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
Arusha — Shy-Rose Bhanji, one of the nine members of the East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) from Tanzania has always been positive on regional integration, but regrets low awareness among Tanzanians on the East African Community (EAC). When... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
African Press Review 3 February 2016South Africa's national police commissioner could face charges in connection wi
African Press Review 3 February 2016
AllAfrica.com / Posted 7 days ago
South Africa's national police commissioner could face charges in connection with the 2012 Marikana killings. The World Bank warns that drought could push thousands of southern Africans into poverty. Could Kenyans already be immune to infection by... Read more
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Canberra Times
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade tiesTalks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanza
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade ties
Canberra Times / Posted 8 days ago
Talks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete in Dar es Salaam. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping began on Sunday a tour of Africa that underlines the continent's strategic... Read more
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The Age
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade tiesTalks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanza
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade ties
The Age / Posted 8 days ago
Talks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete in Dar es Salaam. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping began on Sunday a tour of Africa that underlines the continent's strategic... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade tiesTalks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanza
China's Xi arrives in Africa with focus on trade ties
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 8 days ago
Talks on bilateral issues ... China's President Xi Jinping (left) and his Tanzanian counterpart Jakaya Kikwete in Dar es Salaam. Photo: Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping began on Sunday a tour of Africa that underlines the continent's strategic... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Gesci, Côte d'Ivoire and Adea Honour Graduates From ICT Leadership ProgrammeThe Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the Ministry of Nation
Gesci, Côte d'Ivoire and Adea Honour Graduates From ICT Leadership Programme
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
The Global e-Schools and Communities Initiative (GESCI), the Ministry of National Education (MoE) of Côte d'Ivoire and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) honoured the participants who successfully completed the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Youth Top AU's Nepad-Led Devt AgendaRising youth unemployment and migration of the continent's young people were ci
Youth Top AU's Nepad-Led Devt Agenda
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Rising youth unemployment and migration of the continent's young people were cited as major challenges as the African Union spelt out its development agenda under the New Partnership for Africa's Development on Friday. At a press briefing,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Maternal Deaths Are 'Still a Major Challenge'Arusha — A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has one in 16 chances of dying during pr
Maternal Deaths Are 'Still a Major Challenge'
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Arusha — A woman in sub-Saharan Africa has one in 16 chances of dying during pregnancy or childbirth compared with one in 4,000 in a developed country, according to Unicef estimates. And the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 99 per cent... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rwanda Now Largest Consumer of Wheat in RegionRwanda has become the largest consumer of wheat in East Africa. The government
Rwanda Now Largest Consumer of Wheat in Region
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Rwanda has become the largest consumer of wheat in East Africa. The government, together with the World Bank, is to fund the sector with the aim of putting more land under wheat cultivation. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Cross-Listed Stocks Could Cut Growth of BoursesEast Africa's stockmarkets are at the risk of the contagion effects of cross-li
Cross-Listed Stocks Could Cut Growth of Bourses
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
East Africa's stockmarkets are at the risk of the contagion effects of cross-listed stocks that could to undermine their growth even as the process of capital markets integration in the region gathers steam. According to analysts, the region's... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Four Countries to Fast-Track Integration of Stock MarketsFour east African countries have agreed to fast-track integration of their bour
Four Countries to Fast-Track Integration of Stock Markets
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Four east African countries have agreed to fast-track integration of their bourses on an online portal. In a joint communiqué, the East African Securities Association urged members to sensitise their citizens ahead of the unveiling of a virtual... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Beyond Campaign RhetoricHow journalists have allowed campaign rhetoric to obscure issues that are funda
Beyond Campaign Rhetoric
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
How journalists have allowed campaign rhetoric to obscure issues that are fundamental to the election President Yoweri Museveni's campaign strapline; 'Steady Progress' sounds like a slogan from a communist pamphlet, not a marketing sound-bite in a... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
CBA Uganda to Offer Direct Mobile LendingKampala — Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is introducing a Mobile Micro Savings
CBA Uganda to Offer Direct Mobile Lending
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Kampala — Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) is introducing a Mobile Micro Savings and Loans product in Uganda allowing customers to borrow money via their phones. "The product CBA wants to introduce on the Ugandan market is a very interesting one. We... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Rwanda to Increase Exports By 28 Percent AnnuallyKigali — The government is setting up an export credit and insurance facility a
Rwanda to Increase Exports By 28 Percent Annually
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Kigali — The government is setting up an export credit and insurance facility aimed at improving Rwanda's trade competitiveness in the international markets. Our target of increasing exports by 28% year on year as per EDPRS2 is not being achieved... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Germany Grants U.S.$40 Million for EAC IntegrationArusha, Tanzania — The Federal Republic of Germany has given 37 million euro (j
Germany Grants U.S.$40 Million for EAC Integration
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Arusha, Tanzania — The Federal Republic of Germany has given 37 million euro (just over $40 million) as technical assistance into the East African Community (EAC). "Our support underlines the importance we give to the East African Community. The EAC... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
We Gave Escrow Report to JK - TeamDar es Salaam — A report on the grilling of the Bariadi East MP Andrew Chenge a
We Gave Escrow Report to JK - Team
AllAfrica.com / Posted 9 days ago
Dar es Salaam — A report on the grilling of the Bariadi East MP Andrew Chenge and other top public officials implicated in the Tegeta escrow account by the Ethics Commission was handed over to former President Jakaya Kikwete last year, it has been... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Economists Caution On Cost-CuttingSome economists have cautioned on the benefits of austerity measures being enfo
Economists Caution On Cost-Cutting
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Some economists have cautioned on the benefits of austerity measures being enforced by the government, calling for proper monitoring of the cost-cutting drive to ensure broader national goals are not compromised. Professor of Economics Mzumbe... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Revenue Collection Likely to Hit 1.5tri/ - Mark in JanThe government has expressed its pride for being able to use its own funds to i
Revenue Collection Likely to Hit 1.5tri/ - Mark in Jan
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
The government has expressed its pride for being able to use its own funds to implement development projects as it is now likely to surpass the record 1.4tri/- revenue collection made last month. As of last week, the government had already collected... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Inside the Martenity BagAfrican women face numerous challenges in the process of being mothers. Apart f
Inside the Martenity Bag
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
African women face numerous challenges in the process of being mothers. Apart from family related problems associated with poverty to some of them... health care and service provision is another major problem. It was until recently that maternal... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Searching for Strength Through UnityWhen the single tourism visa was launched for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, there w
Searching for Strength Through Unity
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
When the single tourism visa was launched for Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, there was cause to make merry. There was a visible interest from external consumers as the demand for people to come into the region increased. According to Mike Macharia, the... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Nepad Critical for Africa's DevelopmentStatement By Co-Chair of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Co
Nepad Critical for Africa's Development
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Statement By Co-Chair of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, Cde R.G Mugabe, at the opening session of the 34th Session of the Nepad Heads of State and Government Orientation Committee, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 29th January... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Road Maintenance KeyYes, Zambia has undergone tremendous change in every aspect of human endeavour
Road Maintenance Key
AllAfrica.com / Posted 10 days ago
Yes, Zambia has undergone tremendous change in every aspect of human endeavour since attaining political independence from Britain on October 24, 1964. But potholes and corruption were alien to our culture then. It was not easy though but things... Read more
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Perth Now
TWB offers women chance to grow biz Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expa
TWB offers women chance to grow biz
Perth Now / Posted 10 days ago
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but... Read more
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The Courier Mail
TWB offers women chance to grow biz Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expa
TWB offers women chance to grow biz
The Courier Mail / Posted 10 days ago
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but... Read more
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Adelaide Now
TWB offers women chance to grow biz Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expa
TWB offers women chance to grow biz
Adelaide Now / Posted 10 days ago
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but... Read more
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Herald Sun
TWB offers women chance to grow biz Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expa
TWB offers women chance to grow biz
Herald Sun / Posted 10 days ago
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but... Read more
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Weekly Times
TWB offers women chance to grow biz Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expa
TWB offers women chance to grow biz
Weekly Times / Posted 10 days ago
Mshindi Mayenga, a hairdresser in the Tanzanian capital, had a vision to expand her business. She wanted to transform her small salon from a dilapidated rented room into a larger 'main street' enterprise, but... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Government Must Take Urgent Measures to Avert Starvationp>The current rain season has been nothing short of a disaster. Zimbabwe is fac
Government Must Take Urgent Measures to Avert Starvation
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
p>The current rain season has been nothing short of a disaster. Zimbabwe is facing the horrifying spectre of an unprecedented famine largely caused by the El Nino weather conditions coupled with a very poor disaster management system in the... Read more
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