Nigeria's efforts to secure international loans hit deadlock: sources

Nigeria's efforts to secure funds from international lenders to help haul it out of recession have stalled because it has not submitted the required economic reform plans, according to one of the banks and sources close to the matter.The government has ... — Read More

Coke moves away from AB InBev with Africa bottling deal

Deal values bottling business above $6 billionAfrica is attractive market with distribution challengesCoke in talks with a number of potential new partnersBankers speculate AB InBev could move into soft drinksCoca-Cola Co has reached a deal to buy Anheuser-Busch InBev's majority stake ... — Read More

African life expectancy rising

Life expectancy in Africa has improved significantly over the past 15 years. Since the Millennium Development Goals came into being in 2000, various reports have been published around healthcare achievements in Africa. One of the most notable improvements is that sub-Saharan ... — Read More

Africa microfinance: Access the power

Microfinance loans empower African small businesses and change livesThe narrow street in central Nairobi seethes with shoppers and delivery trucks and food stalls. Inside the covered market, stores are piled to the ceiling with every kind of merchandise, sprays of multicoloured ... — Read More

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