NIGERIA – Heirs Holdings has announced its investment in US start-up Planet Labs’ innovative satellite manufacturing technology.

In this piece our Guest Contributor, Mr Augustine Tommy, looks analytically at the protracted conflict in Eastern DRC and why an end may not be in sight. Among the actions that are militating against an acceptable solution are the government’s failure to address the situation of its own army, and reneging on the agreement reached with M23 in 2009. On their own part the M23 rebels would not let go “their main source of income” which they derive from illegal mining. Besides alleged marketing of these minerals across the borders in Rwanda and Uganda, these two countries are also accused of aiding and abetting M23, something that is counter-productive to bring an end to the conflict. Read on:

Tanzania - The World Bank decision to support Tanzania to strengthen its business environment, international investors are expected to flock the country during the coming EnergyNet’s Powering Africa meeting holding in Doubletree Hilton, Dar Es Salaam  from the 29-31 January in search of credible partners, a deeper understanding of the requirement of entering the market and an eagerness to do business.

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