06 July 18

Djibouti launches Africa’s largest free trade zone – with help from China

Djibouti has launched the largest free trade zone in Africa as the tiny port nation continues its drive to become a global trade leader.

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26 June 18

Kenya: Public debt passes Sh5 trillion, every Kenyan owes at least Sh110,000

Kenya’s public debt has surpassed Sh5 trillion (almost $150bn) which means every Kenya citizen now owes at least Sh110,000 (more than $1,090) to lenders.

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20 June 18

Rwanda posts double-digit GDP growth in Q1 of 2018

Rwanda’s economy grew by 10.6 percent during the first quarter of 2018, according to National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR).

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18 June 18

Human traffickers blamed for rise of beggars in Kenya

International human traffickers are responsible for the rise of beggars across major cities and towns in Kenya, according to officials.

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17 June 18

Rwanda, Singapore sign investment and aviation deals

Rwanda and Singapore have signed new investment and airline agreements that will make it easier for businesses to operate between both countries.

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08 June 18

Sudan and South Sudan strike deal to repair damaged oil fields

South Sudan on Thursday announced a deal with Sudan to repair a number of oil facilities destroyed by conflict in a bid to boost oil production.

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03 June 18

China cools on Ethiopia investments amid economic uncertainty

Chinese financial powers are cooling on the idea of investing in Ethiopia as the East African nation’s economy faces fresh challenges, according to reports.

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03 June 18

Kenya flags off its first crude oil export, seeking stronger economy

Kenya exported its first shipment of crude oil on Sunday, joining Uganda as the only two East African nations to export the commodity.

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01 June 18

Rwanda announces surge in visitors from the UK

Visit Rwanda says the number of British travellers visiting the country has risen by more than 20 percent over the past 12 months.

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30 May 18

Rwanda criticised over £30m Arsenal sponsorship deal

Rwanda has been criticised over a £30 million sponsorship deal with English football club Arsenal FC.

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