14 January 21

AfCFTA: Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment

Djibouti obstinacy threatens to undermine African free trade and investment While the British and European media might be preoccupied with the death rattles of Brexit, an even more momentous trade deal is unfolding in Africa. The African Continental Free Trade
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08 January 21

Tanzania: John Magufuli asks China to forgive outstanding debt

Tanzania President John Magufuli has appealed to China to forgive some debt incurred by the East African nation.

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20 October 20

Trump to remove Sudan from state sponsors of terrorism list

US President Donald Trump has said he will remove Sudan from his country’s list of state sponsors of terror on the condition it pays $335m in compensation for the 1998 al-Qaeda bombing of US embassies in East Africa.

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28 September 20

Kenyan lawmakers seek Chinese railway cost reduction

Lawmakers in Kenya are pushing to reduce the operating costs of a Chinese-built railway, calling for a renegotiation of the Chinese loan terms used to finance its construction.

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03 September 20

US cuts aid to Ethiopia over Nile dam dispute

The United States has partially suspended aid to Ethiopia over the ongoing Renaissance Dam dispute with Egypt and Sudan.

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28 August 20

Ethiopia eyes second satellite launch next month

Ethiopia is drawing up plans to launch a second satellite into space next month, following the successful launch of the ETRSS-1 Satellite in December.

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04 March 20

EU pledges €100 to support ‘democratic transition’ in Sudan

The European Union (EU) has pledged €100 million to support Sudan’s civilian-led government in its ongoing transition towards a democratic system.

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27 February 20

Ethiopia will not attend dam talks in US with Egypt, Sundan

Ethiopia’s water ministry says it will not attend talks held in the US this week over its disputed Nile dam project.

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21 February 20

Ethiopia: Stolen 18th-century crown returns from Netherlands

The Dutch government returned an 18-century ceremonial crown to Ethiopia on Thursday, which was stolen from the East African nation 21 years ago.

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05 February 20

Ethiopia to spend $5 billion on Africa’s largest airport

Ethiopia has announced plans to build Africa’s largest airport in a project that will cost $5 billion.

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