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Kenya Bans Importation of Brown Sugar

The government of Kenya has ordered for an immediate ban on the importation of brown sugar and cane. The ban has put the sugar industry in huge a crisis. The directive was issued in a July 2 statement by Mr Peter G Munya, the Cabinet Secretary for Agriculture, Animal Industries and Fisheries. On the release […]

Zambia Tears up Tax Deal with Mauritius

Zambia will now try to estimate how much revenue it has lost under its tax treaty with Mauritius. This makes Zambia the latest African nation to cancel an agreement with one of the world’s leading offshore havens. President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s cabinet terminated the 2012 treaty and will soon start to negotiate a new deal. […]

Jobs in High Demand in South Africa

As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused thousands of job loss. However, what many do not know is that there is also a labour demand increase in select occupations. According to CareerJunction, South Africa’s job market experienced a noticeable uptick in activity during June 2020.  Job search activity went up by 13%, while […]

MultiChoice Launches Sports Streaming Service, Showmax Pro

MultiChoice Group Showmax has launched a live sports streaming service in Kenya and Nigeria. The streaming service called Showmax Pro will include football matches from the UK, Italy and South Africa. Sports, especially soccer, is a major drawcard for television viewership globally, but especially in football-mad Africa. Showmax already offers a streaming service of entertainment, […]

Fuel Prices Jump by Biggest Margin in Over A Decade

In Kenya, fuel prices has increased by the biggest margin ever recorded in over a decade. Motorists in Nairobi will pay Sh91.87 per litre of diesel from Sh74.57, representing a Sh17.30 increase. While Sh11.38 increment has been added to purchase a litre of super petrol. The Energy and Petroleum Regulatory Authority (EPRA) linked the expensive […]

Unclaimed Safaricom Bonga points hit Sh3.9bn

As at March 2020, the value of unclaimed Safaricom  customer loyalty awards, popularly known as Bonga points, hit Sh3.94 billion. This would offer a rich pool for customers to redeem for food and household items. This amount is a rise from the previous year’s Sh3.85 billion.   Bonga Points is a loyalty scheme introduced in January […]