Nairobi

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta

China cements deal with Kenya to fund railway construction project est. $3.8 billion

Sunday Kenya made an agreement with China to finance 90% of the 609.3 kilometer railway project in Nairobi with cost estimate of SH 327 billion or $3.8 billion.

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Times Media Group

South African firm Times Media picks up 49pct stake in Radio Africa in $18.6M deal

Johannesburg, South Africa-based media firm Times Media Group (TMG) picked up a 49% stake in Nairobi, Kenya-based broadcasting company Radio Africa Ltd in a deal valued at $18.62 million ZAR1.58 billion.

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88mph

African startup accelerator 88mph to expand to Nigeria

Cape Town, South Africa-based startup accelerator 88mph is expanding to Lagos, Nigeria to begin a new venture with seed funding specialist L5Lab to fund startup programs.

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EFFCO

Catalyst scoops up majority stake in Tanzanian logistics company EFFCO

Nairobi, Kenya-based private equity firm Catalyst Principal Partners acquired Dar es Salaam, Tanzania-based heavy equipment rental and logistics firm EFFCO for an undisclosed amount as part of its strategy to invest in high-growth companies in eastern Africa.

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