27 March 16

Is the West Right to Fear China’s Growing Investment in Africa?

There’s some strong discourse coming out of “Western” powers – most notably the US – over China’s growing investment in African nations. There are various angles being thrown about too: the dangers of Chinese expansion across the world, the threat
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27 March 16

World Bank Warns Kenya Over Chinese Loans

The Word Bank has warned Kenya that its growing intake of Chinese loans could put the nation’s economy at risk.

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26 March 16

Kenya President to Attend Trade, Peace Talks in France and Germany

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta will travel to France and Germany next month to attend trade and peace talks in the two nations.

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24 March 16

China Moves to Ease Fears Over Naval Base in Djibouti

The Chinese government has moved to ease fears over its first overseas naval base, established in Djibouti, following international concern.

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23 March 16

Kenya & Uganda Reopen Talks Over Oil Pipeline

Troubled talks over an oil pipeline project between Kenya and Uganda resumed as the countries’ presidents met in Nairobi on Monday.

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18 March 16

Fastjet Announces CEO Will Step Down This Week, More Flights to Niarobi

African budget airline Fastjet has announced its chief executive will step down this week, following increased pressure from shareholder and easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou.

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18 March 16

More Garissa Protests Highlight Kenya’s Water Shortage

Residents of Masalani in Garissa County are the latest group to protest over water shortages in the area, accusing the Kenyan government of failing to intervene.

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18 March 16

Kenya GDP Expanding by 6 Percent, Says UK Accounting Body

Kenya’s economy is expected to grow by 6 percent between 2017 and 2020, according to a leading UK accounting body.

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16 March 16

Fresh Opportunity for Sudan to Join EAC

The recent entry of oil-rich South Sudan into the East African Community (EAC) could pave the way for neighbouring Sudan to join, despite being refused five years ago, analysts say.

15 March 16

Rwanda President Slams EAC Over ‘Careless Spending’

Rwanda President Paul Kagame has criticised the East African Community (EAC) over “careless spending” and labelled the bloc “too expensive”.

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