16 November 17

Rwanda set to issue visas on arrival for all visitors

Rwanda is set to open up its visa on arrival programme to visitors from every country, starting from January 1, 2018.

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14 November 17

11 tourists killed in Tanzania plane crash

At least 11 people were killed in northern Tanzania on Wednesday when a small passenger plane carrying tourists crashed on its way to Serengeti National Park.

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12 October 17

Tanzania: Key investor accuses ‘Bulldozer’ president of scaring away investors

One of the biggest investors in Tanzania has accused President John Magufuli of scaring away foreign investors with his policies.

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11 October 17

Ethiopia devalues currency to boost exports

Ethiopia’s central bank devalued the country’s currency on Tuesday, in a bid to boost stagnating exports.

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08 October 17

Burundi government aims to end brain drain

Burundi vice-president Gaston Sindimwo says the country is committed to fighting brain drain.

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05 October 17

Amnesty: British company brokered $46m arms deal with South Sudan

Amnesty International says a shell company operating in the heart of London brokered an arms deal worth $46 million to war-torn South Sudan.

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24 September 17

Rwanda: Kagame offers insights into the economic success of his regime

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has shared insights into the economic success of his regime during an event discussing Africa-US trade relations.

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14 September 17

Kenya: Treasury has borrowed Sh430 billion in four months

Kenya’s government has borrowed a record Sh430.6 billion (USD 4.19bn) in four months, pushing the East African country’s debt past the Sh4 trillion mark.

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08 September 17

African innovation in the spotlight as TEDGlobal returns to Tanzania

TEDGlobal, an annual conference “celebrates human ingenuity by exploring ideas, innovation and creativity” returns to Tanzania on Sunday – a decade since the country first hosted the event.

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24 August 17

EU doubles funding for South Sudan refugees

The European Union (UN) has doubled its funding for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which aims to improve the living conditions of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda.

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