Tag Archives: Development

07 July 17

Can East Africa empower its young, growing population?

East African populations are among the youngest and fastest growing in the world. Recent studies put population growth at roughly three times the global average and estimates suggest four billion people will be living in Africa by 2100. The concern
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30 June 17

Kenya: Chinese-built bridge collapses, days after presidential inspection

A $10 million bridge being built by Chinese engineers in Kenya has collapsed, injuring 28 people, a matter of days after President Uhuru Kenyatta made a personal inspection visit.

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29 June 17

Tanzania plans hydropower dam on UNESCO Heritage Site

Tanzania is planning to build a hydropower dam on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, raising concerns over the potential impact on local wildlife.

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28 June 17

Study: These are the best African cities for quality of life

The latest Quality of Living city rankings, published by Mercer, is dominated by European cities, with Vienna topping the list of best places in the world to live. However, the study also offers insights into the quality of life on
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24 June 17

Africa faces a new set of challenges for infrastructure development

African development has been spectacular, in parts, over the last couple of decades. As the foreign investment pours in, natural resources and local talent have gradually migrated while African governments have mostly adopted the Western blueprint for democracy. However, there are
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22 June 17

Ethiopia named as world’s most welcoming country

Ethiopia has been named as the world’s most welcoming country in an open poll on popular travel site Rough Guides.

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12 June 17

Africa’s aviation industry is at a crossroads

With the global aviation industry taking a nosedive in recent years, the sector across Africa is defying growth trends. Passenger numbers continue to rise every year while 2016 was the safest year for flights in a decade for African carriers. New
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06 June 17

Rwanda increases budget for 2017/18 by 7 pct

Rwanda plans to increase government spending during the 2017/18 fiscal year by seven percent, the country’s finance minister announced on Thursday.

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21 May 17

Study: Open airspace in East Africa will bring millions of dollars to the region

A new study from the East African Business Council (EABC) says an open airspace policy in East Africa could generate more than $200 million in annual GDP for the region.

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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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