Welcome to Hotel Gamboa... such an empty place
Tourism is at an all-time low, but that is not stopping Cape Verde's authorities from investing massively in new hotels and marinas.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has for the last month been studying the case for making a fresh €10m contribution to social start-up studio Janngo, which was set up in 2018 by Senegalese businesswoman Fatoumata Bâ.
As the rest of Africa suspended flights in and out of China, Ethiopian Airlines stepped in to relay Chinese humanitarian equipment across the continent. This gave prime minister Abiy Ahmed Ali an opportunity to assert his position as a pan-African leader and is also a testament to the operation coordinator, the company's rising star Fitsum Abadi.
Having set up shop in Ugandan and Nigeria, Binance, one of the world's largest crypto trading platforms, is lobbying hard in South Africa. The crypto industry there enjoys support from President Cyril Ramaphosa's son, who has a passion for digital assets.
The African Union may have appointed him to tackle the coronavirus pandemic across the continent, but Strive Masiyiwa does not enjoy the same level of confidence from authorities in his native Zimbabwe. The country's central bank has clipped the wings of EcoCash, Masiyiwa's mobile money business, which plays a key role in the country's economy.
Applications for the Chinese behemoth's training programme for African entrepreneurs have just closed. For those selected to take part, it's a chance to obtain funding from programme partners 4DX Ventures and AfricInvest, and even to compete for the Africa Netpreneur Prize, set up by Alibaba founder and former CEO Jack Ma.
Mercenaires? American agents? The arrival of a group of Americans in Tripoli in a Libyan Airlines jet on February 2 provoked wild speculation. In fact, the delegation was from security consulting company Jones Group International (JGI), which is helping government [.