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Africa this Morning


  • Ethiopia is to amend the urban lands lease holding Proclamation No 721 /2011. (Read full article here)
  • The Ministry of Mines, Petroleum and Natural Gas today issued limestone and gypsum mining license to the indigenous Homa Construction Plc in Ethiopia. (Read full article here)
  • Ethiopia says it has the capacity to complete the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, being built along the Nile without external assistance. (Read full article)

  • Tea volume at the auction is expected to go up in the coming two sales as increased production and resumption of supplies from multinationals push up the quantities, possibly cutting the prices. (Read full article here)
  • Residential housing developments led in investment as the construction sector registered a sharp drop in the first seven months of 2017 compared to last year. (Read full article here)
  • Numerous firms, including a statutory body in Uganda, risk losing goods worth millions of shillings at the port of Mombasa to a planned auction on January 3 if not collected in a month. (Read full article here)
  • Local internet pay processor, Direct Pay Online, will roll out its service in Mozambique, Senegal, Democratic Republic of Congo and Ivory Coast over the next four months in line with its plans to double its current country presence. (Read full article here)


  • Rwanda has announced what could be termed a global visa free entry for travelers from everywhere in the world starting January 1, 2018. (Read full article here)
  • Rwanda has shown tremendous growth in its drive towards a cashless economy and now experts want focus on decreasing expenditure in printing notes. (Read full article here)
  • Companies urged to embrace technology in data collection, processing. (Read full article here)


  • The Indian Navy has sent a ship to Tanzania for a hydrographic survey as part of its efforts to expand its presence in the Indian Ocean Region (IOR). (Read full article here)
  • The World Bank to conduct sustainability analysis for Tanzania’s debt. (Read full article here)
  • Industrialisation earns Mwananchi Communications Limited praise. (Read full article here)


  • To conform with global practice and requirements, the Central Bank has said all financial reporting in the country by institutions or companies will be done using International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS 9) beginning next year. (Read full article here)


  • Egypt will stop importing liquid natural gas (LNG) during 2018 and begin exporting gas, following the commencement of production from the giant Zohr gas field discovered off the Egyptian coast, Egyptian Minister of Petroleum Tarek el-Molla told the Bloomberg news agency. (Read full article here)


  • China and Morocco agreed to deepen their strategic partnership as State Councilor Yang Jiechi met with Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Nasser Bourita Friday in Beijing. (Read full article here)
  • Morocco and France have given a new impetus to their bilateral partnership, signing several new agreements covering various bilateral cooperation fields. (Read full article here)


  • Sudan has discussed the development of its oil industry following the removal of many U.S. sanctions on the country—including on oil and petrochemical industries—with Russia’s Lukoil and with other firms from Europe and Canada, Sudan’s Oil Minister Abdul Rahman Osman said. (Read full article here)
  • The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced today that the 9th European Film Festival is to run from 20-30 November 2017 in Khartoum. (Read full article here)


  • Globalstar, Inc. (NYSE American:GSAT) announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority (BOCRA) has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar’s Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz. (Read full article here)


  • Malawi Energy Regulatory Authority (MERA) says construction of new service stations will now undergo tough scrutiny as one way of ensuring safety and quality service delivery from filling stations in the country. (Read full article here)
  • Minet launches in Malawi. (Read full article here)



  • UCT among 3 SA universities that may have to stop offering law degrees. (Read full article here)
  • The SA Reserve Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) is likely to hold the repo interest rate at 6.75% at its next meeting on November 23 and adopt a hawkish stance, according to Carlos Teixeira of Credit Suisse. (Read full article here)


  • Southern Province Minister Edify Hamukale has called upon domestic airlines operating in the country to consider investing in light cargo planes to lessen the burden on road infrastructure.(Read full article here)
  • The Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) has called on Government to urgently enact legislation that will compel multinational corporations (MNCs) to provide the country by country reports of their business activities to monitor transactions. (Read full article here)



  • Fana BC
  • 2Merkato.com
  • Ethiopia News Agency
  • Business Daily Africa
  • Daily Nation, Kenya
  • The Standard, Kenya
  • The EastAfrican
  • New Times, Rwanda
  • KT Press, Rwanda
  • Daily News, Tanzania
  • Corporate Digest, Tanzania
  • Citizen, Tanzania
  • Independent, Uganda
  • Daily Monitor, Uganda
  • Daily News, Egypt
  • Sudan Commerce News
  • Morocco World News
  • Sudan Tribune
  • Sudan News Agency
  • PV Magazine
  • North Africa Post
  • IT Web Africa
  • Mmegi Online
  • Lusaka Times
  • Macau Hub
  • Club of Mozambique
  • Nation, Malawi
  • Times, Malawi
  • Daily Mail, Zambia
  • The Punch
  • The Guardian, Nigeria
  • Ghana Web
  • Independent Online
  • Public Finance International
  • Business Day
  • Bloomberg
  • Reuters
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