23 May 18

A tale of two ports: Somaliland challenges Djibouti

Djibouti may not quite be the “Singapore of Africa” yet, but the Horn of Africa’s smallest country still plays an oversized role in global affairs by providing valuable real estate to foreign militaries and positioning itself as a crucial waypoint
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08 May 18

Ethiopia-Kenya mega link projects back on the agenda

Ethiopia and Kenya on Monday revisited plans for a series of mega link infrastructure projects between the neighbouring countries.

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04 May 18

Ethiopia eyes blockchain for tracking coffee exports

Ethiopia is exploring blockchain technology as a method for tracking the supply chain of coffee.

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26 April 18

Binance says it will create thousands of job opportunities for Ugandans

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, says it plans to bolster Uganda’s economy and create thousands of jobs for young people in the East African nation.

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14 April 18

Ethiopia to develop aerospace manufacturing sector

Ethiopian Airlines has signed an agreement with South African firm Aerosud to create an aerospace manufacturing company.

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03 April 18

Trump to suspend duty-free clothing imports from Rwanda

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans to suspend the duty-free treatment of clothing imported from Rwanda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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26 March 18

African nations agree deal for Continental Free Trade Area

State leaders from 44 African countries have agreed a deal to create a Continental Free Trade Area, set to become one of the largest in the world.

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12 March 18

South Sudan leaders using oil to fund war, new report says

A new report from the Sentry claims to offer fresh insights into how South Sudan’s elite is using oil to fund the country’s ongoing civil conflict.

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07 March 18

Kenya bans South African meat products over listeria scare

Kenya has banned the import and sale of processed meat products from South Africa due to a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.

24 February 18

Djibouti seizes control of port run by Dubai firm

Djibouti’s government has seized control of a container port operated by a company based in the United Arab Emirates, as trade relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

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