05 November 16

Kenya, Tanzania Move to Restore Economic Ties

Tanzania President John Magufuli is making his first state visit to Kenya since he took office last October, as the two countries aim to rebuild their economic ties.

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28 October 16

World Bank Urges Tanzania to Reform Tax System

A new report from the Word Bank is urging Tanzania to reform its tax system, in order to maintain its impressive rate of economic growth.

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11 October 16

Zanzibar: Islanders Urged to Support Industrial Development

Zanzibar’s Minister for Trade, Industry and Marketing is calling on members of the public to support the semi-autonomous archipelago’s industrial economic plans.

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08 October 16

AMISOM Receives $200m from EU to Pay Its Soldiers

The European Union (EU) is set to contribute more than Sh20 billion (around $200m) to the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

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30 September 16

African Nations Urged to Invest in ‘Blue Economy’

African nations should invest more into the blue economy – which includes fisheries, marine biotechnology, aquaculture, tourism and transport – according to African ministers.

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09 September 16

EAC Comes Under Question Over Trade Deal with Europe

The East African Community (EAC) is being questioned after negotiations over a trade deal with Europe revealed cracks in the bloc’s unity.

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11 August 16

South Sudan Seeks $1.9 Billion Loan from China

South Sudan says it is seeking a $1.9 billion loan from China to develop its oil fields and roads.

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10 August 16

Brain Drain of Doctors Costs Africa Over $2 billion

The brain drain of African doctors has cost the continent more than $2 billion, according to Kenya’s Education Secretary, Dr Fred Matiangi.

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31 July 16

Kenyan Betting Firm Criticised for Sponsoring UK Premiership Club

Kenyan betting company SportsPesa has angered people in its homeland after striking a sponsorship deal with UK Premier League club Hull City.

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21 July 16

Kenya: Oil Pipeline Deal with Ethiopia Now in Doubt

Kenya’s oil pipeline troubles look set to continue after Ethiopia denied claims of a deal between the two countries.

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