Tag Archives: Development

31 May 21

Shortage of vaccine doses threatens Africa’s COVID-19 immunisation program

Panic is spreading in Kenya as coronavirus vaccine doses are running low and many people are unable to get their second jab on schedule. Kenyan health authorities have said that less than two percent of the country’s population of more
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25 February 21

Burundi has worst internet accessibility in the world

The latest Internet Accessibility Index ranks Burundi as the country with the worst internet accessibility in the world.

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28 September 20

Uganda rejects plans for Murchison Falls dam

Lawmakers in Uganda have rejected government plans to build a hydropower dam at the Murchison Falls national park.

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21 January 20

Boom or Bust: What will 2020 hold for East Africa’s economies?

With the global economy stalling and debt drastically rising across the African continent, it’s difficult to gauge what 2020 will hold for economies in East Africa. To make matters even more unpredictable, each country in the region has its own
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12 December 19

Rwanda: Qatar Airways set for 60% stake in new airport

Qatar Airways has agreed to take a 60 percent stake in a new $1.3 billion international airport set to be built in the Bugesera district, roughly 25km southeast of the capital, Kigali.

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05 November 19

Kenya population reaches 47.6m, census reveals

Kenya’s population has increased by nine million over the past decade, official 2019 census data has revealed.

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26 September 19

Africa’s tech boom will save economies and ruin lives

A lot is being said about the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence and automation in every country around the world. Many experts argue that we’re on the edge of an employment crisis as machines continue to take more
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26 September 19

These are the ‘richest’ countries in Africa

There are many ways to calculate the economic performance of a country but GDP tends to be the favourite metric of economic reports. In Africa, we’re used to seeing the likes of  Nigeria, South Africa, Egypt top the region’s economies
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29 August 19

Rwanda to phase out fuel-powered motorcycle taxis in favour of e-motos

Rwanda’s government has pledged to phase out the use of fuel-powered motorcycle taxis and replace them with e-motos as part of an ambitious switch to sustainable transport.

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29 August 19

Somali Greenpeace Association launches tree planting project

A local youth-led organisation in Somalia which is working under the vision of “Make Somalia Green” has launched a tree planting project in the capital of Mogadishu. During the inauguration ceremony, Dr Mohamed Abdullahi Buule, founder of the project, expressed
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