This month, the annual AGOA Forum, held in the coastal city of Lome, Togo, was attended by 40 African finance and trade ministers, the top U.S. trade negotiator, Robert E. Lighthizer, and a large delegation of senior U.S. government officials” By Global Information Network

Yariv Cohen, Ignite's Chief Executive, says, "We completed phase 2 of 'Ignite Rwanda' project. With a network of 1,600 installers, operational efficiencies and economies of scale, we can make home solar more affordable than ever before. The launch marks the commencement of phase 3, on track to achieve our goal of 100% Clean Access.". PR Newswire

Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has received today a message from President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushyikiwabo handed over the message. By ENA

En dix ans, le pays des mille collines s’est modernisé de façon spectaculaire. L’accès de plus en plus étendu à Internet et l’adoption de téléphones portables par la population ont permis l’émergence de nouveaux entrepreneurs.  Par Antoine Harari

The just ended 2017 election outcome, agriculture output, and inflation levels are set to determine Kenya’s second half year growth, a new insight by Bloomberg Intelligence Economist has revealed. By Abel Muhatia

Looking towards a bright future Africa should not be viewed through the lens of South Africa or Nigeria by international investors. Both of these markets have underperformed, but the region – when observed holistically – has a positive growth story to tell. By Chris van Staden

Moody's Investors Service has today affirmed the East African Development Bank's (EADB or the bank) Baa3 long-term issuer rating and maintained the stable outlook. by Matthew Amlôt

La nouvelle Secrétaire exécutive de la Commission économique pour l’Afrique (CEA), Vera Songwe, a officiellement pris ses fonctions ce jeudi 3 août 2017 à Addis-Abeba et devrait rencontrer aujourd’hui même, le Premier ministre éthiopien, Hailemariam Desalegn, parmi les autres dignitaires.
Par Financial Afrik