16 August 19

Kenya sells first crude oil export – to China

Kenya has sold its first export of crude oil to a Chinese state-owned petroleum multinational firm.

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16 August 19

Kenya tourism still going strong after January Nairobi attack

Tourism in Kenya is experiencing sustained growth with minimal long-term impact from a hotel attack in Nairobi that killed 21 people in January.

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04 August 19

DP World slams Djibouti plans to nullify international rulings over port row

Global port operator DP World has slammed the government of Djibouti’s decision to ask the country’s high court to nullify international adjudications over an ongoing port row.

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29 July 19

Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda fall back on old railways as SGR funding dries up

Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are all looking to revamp their old railway networks due to a lack of funding for a Chinese-backed network between East African nations.

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18 July 19

World Bank contradicts Tanzania’s economic growth estimates

The World Bank says Tanzania’s economy grew by 5.2 percent in 2018, contradicting the country’s finance minister who told parliament last year that growth stood at 7 percent.

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02 July 19

SCGs sue Rwanda, Uganda over border closure

Three civil society groups in Uganda are taking legal action against the government of Rwanda and Uganda over an ongoing border closure between the two nations.

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20 June 19

Somalia: US reopens permanent USAID mission

The United States is reopening its permanent US Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission in Somalia, more than 28 years after it closed in 1991

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04 June 19

Tanzania, Zambia agree $1.5 billion oil pipeline deal

Tanzania and Zambia have settled plans to build a $1.5 billion oil pipeline between the two countries, according to Tanzania’s energy minister.

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03 June 19

Kenya to issue new banknotes in battle against corruption

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta has announced the country will introduce a new generation of banknotes in an effort to curb corruption.

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28 May 19

Kenya asks World Bank for $750 million development loan

Keyna has requested a loan of $750 million from the World Bank to fund housing, agriculture and other development projects.

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