05 May 17

US approves military helicopter sale to Kenya

The Unites States government has approved the sale of twelve American-made helicopter gunships to Keny, as the country seeks to further build its military in the face of growing insecurity.

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04 May 17

Japan eyes new trade deal with Uganda

Japan is pushing for bilateral agreements with Uganda to strengthen trade and investment ties between the two countries, according to reports from the East African nation.

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26 April 17

Ethiopia, Rwanda step up cooperation efforts

Ethiopia and Rwanda have set out a number of additional cooperation agreements at a meeting in Kigali on Tuesday.

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22 April 17

World Bank names Rwanda among most resilient economies

A new report from the World Bank has named Rwanda among Africa’s most resilient economies.

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20 April 17

Chinese investors want to turn Port of Djibouti into the the ‘Shekou of East Africa’

China Merchant Group (CMG) says it plans are in motion to turn the Port of Djibouti into the “Shekou of East Africa”.

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14 April 17

Tanzania seals $205m investment deal with EU

The European Union (EU) has agreed to provide Tanzania with budget support to the sum of $205m (TS487bn) over the next four years.

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27 March 17

Burundi: IDA provides USD40 million for poorest households

  The International Development Association (IDA) has provided an additional $40 million through the World Bank to help support Burundi’s poorest households.

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15 February 17

Tanzanian schools criticised for expelling pregnant girls, sexual abuse and corporal punishment

Human Rights Watch has criticised schools in Tanzania for widespread sexual abuse, corporal punishment and a policy for kicking out pregnant girls.

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30 January 17

Rwanda failing to produce quality meat as prices rise, bird flu spreads

Rwanda is facing a meat shortage as prices in the country continue to rise and a bird flu outbreak spreads across Africa.

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28 November 16

Uganda: Bridge Schools Accused of ‘Teaching Pornography’

Uganda’s government has accused Bridge International Academies of “teaching pornography” after dozens of its schools were recently shut down.

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