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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18 July 16

Ethiopia: Tourism Hits Record High in 2015

Ethiopia’s tourism industry is booming after revenue jumped 20.7 percent to a record $3.5 billion in 2015. 

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17 July 16

Ethiopia Aims to Be Africa’s Top Manufacturer

Ethiopia’s economic growth over the last decade has captured the world’s attention. However, manufacturing is a key sector where the country still falls below the African average – and plans are in motion to change that.

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03 July 16

South Sudan Accuses Donors for Not Supporting Peace

South Sudan’s government has accused international donors of failing to support the nation’s peace process.

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28 June 16

Djibouti and China to Build Global Trade Routes

Djibouti and China are teaming up to build global trade routes, including a $7bn free trade zone (FTZ) – set to be the largest in Africa.

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