20 June 19

Somalia: US reopens permanent USAID mission

The United States is reopening its permanent US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Somalia, more than 28 years after it closed in 1991

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04 June 19

Tanzania, Zambia agree $1.5 billion oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Zambia have settled plans to build a $1.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries, according to Tanzania’s energy minister.

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03 June 19

Kenya to issue new banknotes in battle against corruption

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the country will introduce a new generation of banknotes in an effort to curb corruption.

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28 May 19

Kenya asks World Bank for $750 million development loan

Keyna has requested a loan of $750 million from the World Bank to fund housing, agriculture and other development projects.

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30 April 19

South Sudan: Oil flowing freely despite port strike in Sudan

South Sudan’s oil minister said on Monday that the country’s oil flow is running smoothly despite an ongoing port strike in Sudan.

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23 April 19

Tanzania blocks IMF report criticising government policies

Tanzania has refused to authorise the publication of a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that criticises the government’s policies and their impact upon the economy.

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19 April 19

South Sudan says oil flow into Sudan will continue despite unrest

South Sudan Minister of Petroleum has said the flow of oil into Sudan will continue despite the political upheaval currently taking place there.

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10 April 19

Tanzania: IMF cuts 2019 economic growth forecast to 4 percent

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has cut its forecast for Tanzania’s economic growth for this year and 2020 to four percent, down from previous expectations.

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26 March 19

Kenyan teacher from remote village named best in the world

A teacher from a remote village in Kenya’s Rift Valley has won the Global Teacher Prize for 2019.

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16 March 19

Uganda accuses Rwanda of economic sabotage

Uganda’s foreign ministry has accused Rwanda of economic sabotage as relations between the neighbouring countries continue to deteriorate.

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