04 August 17

Uganda, Tanzania start construction of $3.5bn oil pipeline

Uganda and Tanzania put plans in motion on Saturday to begin construction of a $3.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries.

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23 July 17

South Sudan: Donors end support for nation’s failed peace deal

Western donors are refusing to support South Sudan’s peace process any further, until a more credible agreement is put in place.

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20 July 17

Tanzania named Africa’s best safari destination

Tanzania has been named as Africa’s best safari destination by the largest online marketplace for African safari tours.

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03 July 17

US pledges $630m aid to Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria

The United States announced on Saturday more than $630 million in aid for Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen.

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30 June 17

Kenya: Chinese-built bridge collapses, days after presidential inspection

A $10 million bridge being built by Chinese engineers in Kenya has collapsed, injuring 28 people, a matter of days after President Uhuru Kenyatta made a personal inspection visit.

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25 June 17

Kenya takes action against Tanzanians without immigration documents

Kenya is taking action against Tanzanians in the country without the correct immigration documents.

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22 June 17

Ethiopia named as world’s most welcoming country

Ethiopia has been named as the world’s most welcoming country in an open poll on popular travel site Rough Guides.

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06 June 17

Rwanda increases budget for 2017/18 by 7 pct

Rwanda plans to increase government spending during the 2017/18 fiscal year by seven percent, the country’s finance minister announced on Thursday.

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24 May 17

Burundi fuel crisis a ‘national concern’, vice president says

Burundi’s First Vice President Gaston Sindimwo has described the country’s fuel crisis as a “national concern”.

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21 May 17

Study: Open airspace in East Africa will bring millions of dollars to the region

A new study from the East African Business Council (EABC) says an open airspace policy in East Africa could generate more than $200 million in annual GDP for the region.

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