27 January 19

South Sudan resumes oil production in former Unity state

South Sudan has resumed pumping oil in the former Unity state for the first time in five years.

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14 January 19

Eritrea and Somalia among the world’s least powerful passports

Eritrea and Somalia have been named among the countries with the least powerful passports in the world.

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14 January 19

Foreign NGOs leave Burundi amid new ethnicity law

Numerous foreign non-governmental agencies (NGOs) have closed their doors in Burundi after new ethnicity laws came into effect on December 31.

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10 January 19

Build affordable vehicles for Kenyans, president tells local assemblers

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has called upon local vehicle assemblers in the country to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.

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02 January 19

Sudan: Bashir promises economic progress in 2019 and protests continue

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir has promised economic progress in early 2019 as protests continue across much of the country.

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02 January 19

Rwanda opens first public coding school

Rwanda has opened its first public coding school where sixty selected students will begin their studies in software programming.

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01 January 19

Burundi names Gitega as the country’s new capital

Burundi has announced it is moving the country’s political capital from Bujumbura to Gitega.

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19 December 18

Uganda set to sell $103m debt to fund defence ministry

Uganda’s Ministry of Finance has announced the country plans to sell $103 million (380 billion shillings) of debt to help fund the Ministry of Defense.

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27 November 18

Ethiopia set to launch its first satellite in 2019 – with help from China

Ethiopia’s space agency has announced plans to launch its first satellite during 2019, with financial and logistical help from Beijing.

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26 November 18

Kenya: Three Chinese railway workers charged with bribary

Authorities in Kenya have charged three Chinese railway workers for allegedly trying to bribe investigators looking into fraudulent activities involving ticket sales on a massive $3.2 billion railway project.

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