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One Africa Place gives Nairobi a foundation to build on

The building of the One Africa Place development in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi is, its backers say, the first grade A project in east Africa. It is also, as Wendy Atkins reports, a vote of confidence for a country and region that have a turbulent recent past.

Kenya announces $5bn nuclear plant

Kenya has unveiled plans to build a $5bn nuclear plant to boost its current poor and expensive power supply and attract investment. 

Kenya railways

Kenya-UK Trade and Investment Forum has upbeat mood

Officials at a recent forum in London explained how Kenya is one of Africa's economic stars, and is attracting investment through its open and stable economy. However, security issues and a creaking infrastructure are still a cause for concern, as Sebastian Shehadi reports.

Kenyan FDI has record year in 2015

Kenya is now second only to South Africa in the continent’s FDI ranking thanks to its best year since fDi Markets records began.

Bumper year for Kenya-destined FDI

Even without the data for December, it is already clear that Kenya enjoyed a major increase in inward investment in 2015 when compared with 2014.

Kenya pursues foreign investors for infrastructure projects

Kenya has ambitious plans to grow its economy and is targeting foreign investors for its multibillion-dollar projects. 

ICF announces Smart Communities shortlist

Intelligent Community Forum has named the 21 locations shortlisted for its Intelligent Community of the Year, 2015 award.

View from the Middle East and Africa: Unleashing the potential of local innovation

Governments in Africa are catching on to the development potential of ICT solutions developed by local entrepreneurs.  

Robert Collymore

View from the C-Suite: Is Safaricom the great leveller?

How do you ensure a country’s economic gains reach the poorest in the population? Robert Collymore, chief of telecoms firm Safaricom, believes he has the answer. 

Michael Kamau

Kenya transport secretary seeks to keep country on track

Kenya suffered a setback in the latter half of 2013, when two major incidents in quick succession dealt a blow to its international reputation. But cabinet secretary for transport and infrastructure Michael Kamau tells Barbara Njau that he is confident that the government's effective response to these events, and its commitment to developing the country's infrastructure, will help cement Kenya's position as a leading investment destination in east Africa.

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