01 February 16

US Pledges $97m to Fight Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 Years

The US has pledged almost $100 million in food aid to help battle the effects of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.

21 January 16

Ethiopia Needs $50m to Recover Food Production Hit by El Niño

The United Nations says Ethiopia need $50m in emergency funding to recover from its worst drought in 30 years.

14 January 16

Uganda: World Bank Pulls Out of $265m Road Project Amid Sex Assault Scandal

The World Bank has pulled out of a $265m road construction project in Uganda, following allegations of mismanagement by the government and sexual abuse of minors by employees.

07 January 16

The US Proposes Sh1.4 bn Investment in Kenyan Oil Industry

The US has expressed interest in investing Sh1.4 billion ($13.7 million) into an oil pipeline that will link northern Kenya’s oil fields to Lamu.

02 December 15

Rwanda Government Ranked As Africa’s Most Efficient, World No. 7

Rwanda’s government has been ranked as the most efficient in Africa in the Global Competitive Report 2014-2015 – and the seventh most efficient in the world.

30 November 15

Government Christmas Cards Scrapped in Tanzania to Save Cash

President John Magufuli has scrapped the usual government Christmas and New Year cards this year as part of his belt-tightening measures.

19 November 15

Switzerland Donates $3 million to Sudan Humanitarian Funds

Switzerland has contributed an additional $3 million dollars (£1.96 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) to help bring aid to the most vulnerable people in the country.

15 November 15

Total Startup Contest to Support New Business Development in Africa

Startups from across the African continent will be vying it out for the award of “Startupper of the Year,” in a contest created by energy firm Total.

11 November 15

New Tanzania President Vows to Fight Corruption, Curbs Tax Exemptions and Travel For Officials

Tanzania’s new president John Magufuli has vowed to fight against graft and corruption in the country.

06 November 15

Kenya’s Economy, Debt At Acceptable Levels, Says IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said Kenya’s economy, growth prospects and international debt are within acceptable levels.


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