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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15 March 16

EU Cuts Aid to Burundi, Funds Humanitarian Agencies Directly

The European Union (EU) has announced it will suspend all financial support going to the Burundi government.

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15 March 16

Kenya: 200 Kiambu County Girls Take Part in Microsoft’s DigiGirlz High Tech Camp

More than 200 high school girls from Kiambu County have participated in Microsoft’s fifth DigiGirlz High Tech Camp.

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20 February 16

Ethiopia: Food Security Could Lie in Animal Bones

The key to achieving food security in Ethiopia could lie in animal bones, according to a science journalist.

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01 February 16

US Pledges $97m to Fight Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 Years

The US has pledged almost $100 million in food aid to help battle the effects of Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years.

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21 January 16

Ethiopia Needs $50m to Recover Food Production Hit by El Niño

The United Nations says Ethiopia need $50m in emergency funding to recover from its worst drought in 30 years.

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14 January 16

Uganda: World Bank Pulls Out of $265m Road Project Amid Sex Assault Scandal

The World Bank has pulled out of a $265m road construction project in Uganda, following allegations of mismanagement by the government and sexual abuse of minors by employees.

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07 January 16

The US Proposes Sh1.4 bn Investment in Kenyan Oil Industry

The US has expressed interest in investing Sh1.4 billion ($13.7 million) into an oil pipeline that will link northern Kenya’s oil fields to Lamu.

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