South African tourism damaged by new visa rules - minister

There has been a 38 per cent drop in visitors from key market China

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Nigeria's Dangote sets sights on the Dakar-Bamako railwayBy TAMBA JEAN-MATTHEW in Dakar | Tuesday, July 28  2015 at  14:08

Nigerian investor Aliko Dangote, who has expressed interest in reviving the moribund Dakar-Bamako railway transport.. PHOTO | FILE |

The railway to be particularly helpful artery for the landlocked Mali

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Africa to negotiate for better terms at WTO meet By JEFF OTIENO | Monday, July 27  2015 at  12:53

UNCTAD secretary-general Dr Mukhisa Kituyi (pictured) says regional trade blocs in Africa need to strengthen their bargaining power by integrating their economies to maximise trade opportunities. PHOTO | FILE |

The continent to demand new copyright rules so as to gain from global trade

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Kenya signs $2.2 billion solar power deal with US companyBy EDWIN MUTAI | Monday, July 27  2015 at  11:49

SkyPower, one of the largest developers and operators of utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) energy projects, has developed over 25,000MW of solar power projects world. PHOTO | FILE |

Cash will be used to develop solar projects in four phases over the next five years

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East Africa’s FDI hits $7b, boosted by flows into Kenya, Burundi By ALLAN OLINGO | Saturday, July 25  2015 at  18:15

The World Investment Report 2015 showed that the East African region had a combined total FDI inflow of $7.09 billion last year, up from $6.2 billion in 2013. TEA GRAPHIC |

Tanzania remained region’s highest recipient of FDI with $2.14 billion recorded last year

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