15 January 18

Rwanda, Tanzania agree SGR railway construction deal

Rwanda and Tanzania have agreed to build a Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) from Isaka (northwestern Tanzania) to Kigali.

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13 January 18

Ethiopia-Djibouti railway begins commercial operations

A 756-km rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia with Djibouti has officially started commercial operation.

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29 December 17

Somalia retakes control of its own airspace

The Somali government has retaken control of the country’s airspace for the first time in more than two decades.

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07 December 17

Budget airline Air Arabia expands into Eritrea

Air Arabia will run flights to Eritrea starting December 10 as the budget airline expands its presence in Africa.

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23 November 17

Uganda: Foreign minister urged to quit over $500,000 bribe allegations

Uganda’s foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa is facing calls to resign following accusations that he accepted a $500,000 bribe from Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary, Chi Ping Patrick Ho.

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17 November 17

Djibouti signs $bn gas project deal with China’s POLY-GCL

Djibouti has signed a preliminary deal for a $4bn gas project with Chinese firm POLY-GCL Petroleum Group Holdings Ltd.

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16 November 17

Rwanda set to issue visas on arrival for all visitors

Rwanda is set to open up its visa on arrival programme to visitors from every country, starting from January 1, 2018.

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14 November 17

11 tourists killed in Tanzania plane crash

At least 11 people were killed in northern Tanzania on Wednesday when a small passenger plane carrying tourists crashed on its way to Serengeti National Park.

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12 October 17

Tanzania: Key investor accuses ‘Bulldozer’ president of scaring away investors

One of the biggest investors in Tanzania has accused President John Magufuli of scaring away foreign investors with his policies.

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11 October 17

Ethiopia devalues currency to boost exports

Ethiopia’s central bank devalued the country’s currency on Tuesday, in a bid to boost stagnating exports.

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