27 October 15

World Bank Hails Progress Against Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

The World Bank has credited a number of sub-Saharan nations for their progress against poverty over the last 13 years.

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16 October 15

First Metro in Sub-Saharan Africa Comes to Ethiopia

Ethiopia has become the first nation in sub-Saharan Africa to open a metro network – the first step in an ambitious project to transform the nation’s transport industry.

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12 October 15

Ethiopian Airlines to Buy $7.4 Billion Worth of Boeing’s Latest 777X Jetliners

Ethiopian Airlines plans to expand its fleet with 15-20 of Boeing’s latest 777X jetliners before the end of the year. The award winning airline shows no signs of slowing its incredible growth story as it looks to replace ten older
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06 October 15

Kenya Teachers Return to the Classroom, After Strike Suspension

Kenyan teachers have returned to work after a five-week strike was suspended by the courts. Teachers unions agreed to comply with the suspension, which will give them 90 days to negotiate terms of pay with the government. While pupils and
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30 September 15

Kenya President Calls for Global Development Equality

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has called for a united effort from international bodies to reduce inequality amongst developing nations. Kenya’s leader hailed the progress made over the last 15 years with the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but highlighted the
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22 September 15

Tanzania Government to Work with Private Sector on Rice Marketing

The government of Tanzania will team up with the private sector in a move to boost the nation’s rice marketing and branding opportunities. Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of EAC, Ms. Joyce Mapunjo, revealed the plans at a recent seminar organised
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21 September 15

President Kenyatta Says No Wage Rise for Teachers

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has ruled out a wage increase for teachers in a televised address to the nation. Speaking from State House in Nairobi, on Sunday, the president insisted that raising teacher salaries would increase the cost of living
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21 September 15

Rwanda Calls on Drones to Make Emergency Deliveries

Rwanda is calling on the help of drones to make emergency deliveries to remote parts of the country. The project is slated to start as early as next year with Foster + Partners contracted to build three “Droneports” by 2020.
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21 September 15

Uganda Weighing Up Tanzania & Kenya for Oil Pipeline Route

A Ugandan Government official has confirmed the country is still considering whether it could run an oil pipeline through Tanzania, if it proves cheaper than Kenya or other options. It comes a month after Uganda President Yoweri Museveni and Kenya’s
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16 September 15

Ethiopia Set to Meet Millennium Development Goals

Ethiopia is being cited as a “development leader” on the African continent as it looks set to meet Millennium Development Goals (MDG) set out by the UN. Ten years ago Ethiopia was famous for poverty, famine and infant deaths but the
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