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McKinsey’s latest report on Africa-China economic partnership challenges previous beliefs
Through a study conducted across eight countries that together make up about two-thirds of Sub-Saharan Africa’s GDP, the report...
Magufuli eats humble pie, Allows foreigners to Buy shares in Telecoms After Vodacom IPO flops
Tanzania will allow foreign investors to buy shares in telecommunications companies listing on the domestic stock exchange, after an...
Tanzania bans unprocessed food crop exports
Tanzania has banned the export of foodgrain following concerns over an increase in food smuggling to neighbouring countries. At...
Gen.Reuben Malek; How a South Sudan army Commander made 3 million dollars selling explosives to his own army 
A top South Sudan army official has used his position to accumulate millions of dollars through his personal business, while helping to orchestrate a conflict that has resulted in famine, according to a new report by a Washington-based human rights group. Lt. Gen. Malek Reuben Riak, the SPLA’s deputy... Read more
Rwanda’s Kagame Is First African Leader to Address AIPAC, America’s Jewish lobby
Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame hailed Rwanda-Israel friendship Sunday in an address to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference. He was the first African head of state ever to address the pro-Israel forum that brings together thousands of activists, experts and elected officials. “My message today is... Read more
The legacy of autocratic rule in Tanzania – from Nyerere to life under Magufuli
The Arusha Declaration of 1967 is a defining document in Tanzania’s and Africa’s post-colonial history. It began a process of nationalisation and rural collectivisation which was then replicated in other parts of the continent. As one of the few countries in East Africa not beset by internecine conflicts, Tanzania... Read more
TAKE 5: Innovation Prize for Africa’s Pauline Mujawamariya on strengthening Africa’s innovation eco-system
Over the last years, the Innovation Prize for Africa has awarded some of Africa’s leading innovators, from people like Dr Imojen Wright whose company can help HIV-positive patients discover the kind of drugs they are resistant to before it is too late. Our Reporter Collins Hinamundi asked the Programme... Read more
African Challenges to African Development: We must keep our commitments to African investors
The parlous story of African economic and social development since independence best expressed in the failure to achieve the autonomous capacity for self-actuated development and in particular to create conditions of national and continental modern mass production and prosperity is well known and need not be repeated. It is... Read more
Johnson Ondieki: Who is the General at the Center of the UN south Sudan Mission’s row with Kenya?
The Kenyan government on Wednesday announced it is pulling out its peacekeepers from South Sudan after the sacking of its national who served as the force commander. The sacking of Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki on Tuesday followed the confirmation by a special UN investigation that the mission... Read more
Big win for Fee Must fall student protest as South Africa caps University fees hikes
South Africa has recommended that 2017 university tuition fee increases be capped at 8 percent, the higher education minister said on Monday, after waves of student protests demanding cuts or free education. The cap is higher than South Africa’s current inflation rate of 6 percent and unlikely to quell... Read more
Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenyan Innovation in Action
Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore... Read more
Uganda names new Petroleum Authority Boss
The government of Uganda has finally appointed a substantive head for its Petroleum Authority. The Agency  empowered to monitor and regulate the country’s nascent oil sector. Ernest Rubondo the man appointed to lead the Authority is an oil industry veteran in Uganda and has been at the centre of... Read more
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which is a daily ranking of the world’s richest people, on Tuesday, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote fell 25 places on the index after his fortune dropped by $3.7 billion. This comes on the second day of the Central Bank’s new exchange rate... Read more