03 April 18

Trump to suspend duty-free clothing imports from Rwanda

US President Donald Trump on Thursday announced plans to suspend the duty-free treatment of clothing imported from Rwanda under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA).

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26 March 18

African nations agree deal for Continental Free Trade Area

State leaders from 44 African countries have agreed a deal to create a Continental Free Trade Area, set to become one of the largest in the world.

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12 March 18

South Sudan leaders using oil to fund war, new report says

A new report from the Sentry claims to offer fresh insights into how South Sudan’s elite is using oil to fund the country’s ongoing civil conflict.

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07 March 18

Kenya bans South African meat products over listeria scare

Kenya has banned the import and sale of processed meat products from South Africa due to a listeria outbreak that has killed at least 180 people.

24 February 18

Djibouti seizes control of port run by Dubai firm

Djibouti’s government has seized control of a container port operated by a company based in the United Arab Emirates, as trade relations between the two countries continue to deteriorate.

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22 February 18

Kenya warns citizens against travelling to South Sudan

The Kenyan government has warned citizens against travelling to parts of South Sudan where the worst cases of armed conflicts and ethnic violence have occurred during the last six months.

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11 February 18

Uganda aid officials suspended over fraud claims

Uganda’s government has suspended four officials over the alleged mismanagement of funds meant to support refugees in the country.

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02 February 18

US hits South Sudan with arms embargo, EU sanctions officials

The United States is imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan with the Trump administration urges the UN and other countries to do the same.

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31 January 18

Rwanda’s first robotics boot camp aims to inspire students

Rwanda’s first robotics boot camp has come to a close after a three-week programme designed to inspire secondary school students.

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29 January 18

Kagame takes AU chair, launches single air market

Rwanda President Paul Kagame began his tenure as the African Union Chairperson on Sunday, announcing the launch of a Single African Air Transport (SAATM).

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