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World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

The world’s first commercial drone delivery service operates from a hill almost smack dab in the middle of Rwanda. A barbed wire fence surrounds a field, a white tent, and a control tower. From here, Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company, delivers blood by drone to almost half of all Rwanda’s blood transfusion centers. Orders […]

Ethiopian Airlines signs $1.5bn deal with engine maker Rolls-Royce as it expands fleet

Ethiopian Airlines signs $1.5bn deal with engine maker Rolls-Royce as it expands fleet

Engine maker Rolls-Royce has won a major order valued at $1.5bn from Ethiopian Airlines to provide Trent XWB engines for ten new Airbus A350-900 aircraft. Ethiopian became Africa’s first A350 operator in 2015 and currently has four of its initial 14 aircraft in service. The order also includes an engine maintenance plan for 14 Ethiopian […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

President Zuma says South Africa’s recession will end soon

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma today said he was confident that the country will emerge sooner than expected from its first recession for eight years. Africa’s most advanced economy unexpectedly contracted in the first quarter of this year, pushing it into its first recession since 2009. “This situation is of serious concern to government,” Zuma […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda face US sanction after used clothes ban

The U.S. Trade Representative said on Tuesday it was reviewing trade benefits to Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) after a complaint by U.S. interests about an East African ban on imports of used clothing. USTR said the “out-of-cycle” review was in response to a petition filed by the […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

Nigerian Govt Set to Release U.S.$1 Billion for Capital Projects

The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun said that the federal government was ready to release N350 billion, being the first tranche for implementation of the 2017 budget. Mrs. Adeosun said this on Monday in Abuja at the public presentation of 2017 Appropriation Act. She said that the Federal Government had enough cash available to immediately […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

Banks take over Etisalat Nigeria over $1.72 billion debt

A group of Nigerian and foreign banks led by Access Bank PLC have taken over the management of Etisalat Nigeria following a collapse of efforts to reach an agreement with the banks on debt restructuring plan in the protracted $1,72 billion debt impasse. The takeover became effective as at June 15th. Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services, […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

Nigeria beats Angola to regain position as Africa’s largest oil exporter

Nigeria’s crude oil exports are set to reach 1.84 million barrels per day (bpd) in July, according to PremiumTimes. The new figure is slightly higher because of a recovery in Forcados exports, according to the nation’s loading programmes seen Wednesday. . Forcados exports resumed at the end of May after a nearly complete shutdown since […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

De Beers, Namibia launch world’s biggest diamond exploration ship

Anglo American’s (AAL.L) diamond unit De Beers on Thursday launched the world’s largest diamond exploration vessel off the coast of Namibia as it looks to maintain high production levels until 2035. The 12,000-tonne, 113-metre-long SS Nujoma was built at a cost of $157 million and is named after Sam Nujoma, Namibia’s founding president. “I am […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

East Africans to start enjoying cheaper flights across the region

With flights between the East African countries set to be classified as domestic by end of 2017, air tickets are expected to become cheaper and more passengers to enjoy the new rates flying across the region, reports the East African. The change will come in effect when an open skies agreement between regional aviation regulators […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

Africa must stop plunder of its resources

In his ground-breaking book, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Walter Rodney argues how the countries of Europe exploited Africa for their own development. He argues that colonialism brought about the disintegration of the African economy and European technological improvement. He takes the view that Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes. In the […]

World’s First Commercial Drone Delivery Service Operates In Rwanda

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