• China, Mauritius sign free trade agreement

    China and Mauritius signed a free trade agreement (FTA) here Thursday, the first FTA between China and an African country, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

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  • Mauritius Metro Express inaugurated

    The first phase of the Metro Express light rail project was officially inaugurated by Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth at a ceremony on October 3.

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  • Seychelles ranks 3rd in Africa for internet penetration

    An article published in The Guardian highlighted that Seychelles is ranked third in Africa for internet penetration. The island nation’s 70 percent penetration places it just after Kenya and Liberia, which top the list with 90 and 81 percent penetration respectively.

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  • Egypt’s economic growth rate tops the region with 5.7% due to successful economic reforms

    The Egyptian cabinet's media centre published on Monday an infograph showing Egypt’s growth rate at the top of regional countries, becoming one of the highest in the world despite the global growth slowdown.

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  • Rwanda to Launch Volkswagen's Electric Car

    Rwanda's position in Africa as a preferable destination for technological advancement is taking deeper roots as the country is set to be the first in Africa to introduce Volkswagen's electric car, the e-Golf. Volkswagen is one of the world's ten leading manufacturers of electric vehicles. 

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  • Five Dutch Horticulture Companies to Invest in Ethiopia

    Five Dutch companies are set to engage in horticulture development on 500 hectares of land in Ethiopia's Amhara region at an area called Kunzila. The investment and related supports that come with it, it was learned, will be of benefit for 10,000 residents of the area.

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  • Kenya launches extended railway to boost rural economy

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday launched the 120-km Nairobi-Naivasha Standard Gaige Railway (SGR) that is expected to transform the country's hinterland through enhanced movement of passengers and cargo.

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  • African financial centres step up efforts on green and sustainable finance

    When we talk about climate change and sustainable development, the continent that is often highlighted as facing the greatest socio-economic challenges is Africa.

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  • Tunisia, to get first Radisson

    Radisson Hotel Group has signed a deal to open the first Radisson in Tunisia’s capital city and the group’s fourth hotel in the country, bringing its African portfolio to almost 100 hotels open and under development.

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  • Rwf18bn investments to support maize, potato, tea farmers

    At least 60,000 rural households in farming are set to see an improvement in their livelihoods thanks to a four-year investment of €18 million (Rwf18 billion) beginning this year.

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