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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24 November 18

Tanzania: Denmark withholds aid over ‘homophobic comments’

Denmark is withholding almost $10 million in aid to Tanzania over “unacceptable homophobic comments” from a senior politician in the African nation.

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15 November 18

UN lifts sanction on Eritrea after almost a decade

The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on Wednesday to lift sanctions against Eritrea, which have been in place against the Horn of Africa nation for almost a decade.

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12 November 18

Tanzania: President threatens to deploy army in cashew nut crisis

Tanzania President John Magufuli has threatened to deploy the army amid a dispute between farmers and traders over the price of cashew nuts.

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