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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16 May 17

Tanzania is now East Africa’s most attractive investment destination

The latest Africa Investment Index ranks Tanzania as the most attractive investment destination in East Africa.

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11 May 17

Kenya: US suspends aid to Health Ministry over corruption

The US has suspended direct financial aid from being sent to Kenya’s Health Ministry over reports of corruption.

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08 May 17

Rwanda world’s largest producer of vital mineral for electronics

Rwanda is the world’s largest producer of tantalum, an essential mineral for the electronics industries.

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