New direct flight between Frankfurt and Addis Ababa

Lufthansa, the first European airlines to fly to Addis Ababa, is on the verge of launching its non-stop flight to Frankfurt this year.

Why it’s impossible to wean African leaders off their addiction to power

Why some of the continent's leaders continue to disregard their countries’ own constitutions and laws governing presidential tenure....

Tanzania has become socially more conservative, the arrest of musicians shows how far down...

Activists have accused his government of infringing free speech and democracy in its crackdown on internet users.

Ghana has just been knocked out of pole position as Africa’s fastest growing economy

The IMF, in its latest World Economic Outlook, kept its 2018 and 2019 global growth forecasts unchanged at 3.9 percent for both years after upgrades in January.

Ethiopia ends online blackout

Mobile and broadband internet services shut down in December in many regions outside the capital that were hit by unrest that threatened the ruling coalition’s tight hold on country.

If you live in Uganda expect to pay tax if you use social media

The move is unlikely to go down well in a country where more than 40 percent of people use the internet.

Diageo’s East African Breweries plans to increase its investments in spirits, this is why…

Sales of spirits at EABL grew 20 percent in Kenya last year, marking a shift in the East African nation where beer, including EABL’s Tusker, has long been the preferred alcoholic beverage.

Op:Ed: Does Tanzania’s President John Magufuli dare take on the church?

Repression under President John Magufuli has increased considerably. The clampdown threatens to create an equal and opposite reaction, warns NKC's Jared Jeffery.
Rwanda sets date for referendum to extend presidential term limit

Rwanda’s President Kagame appoints new finance minister, reshuffles cabinet

Rwanda's economy has been rebuilt with a focus on technology, mining, tourism and agriculture
Kenya private sector activity slows down due to drought

How this Kenyan charity aims to change perceptions on trafficking

A Kenyan charity launched a range of educational materials on Tuesday to teach children about the dangers of trafficking.

Uganda’s largest lender – Stanbic Uganda’s after-tax profit up 5%, here’s why…

Stanbic is the largest lender and holds the largest number of deposits in the Ugandan market.

Why Africa’s free trade area offers so much promise

African leaders have just signed a framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organisation.

Africa has a serious waste issue, this is how Nairobi can fix its…

The Nairobi county government has acknowledged that with 2,475 tons of waste being produced each day, it can’t manage.

Uganda joins Africa’s big-debt club

Uganda’s national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50 percent of gross domestic product,

Rwanda economy likely to grow by 7.2% this year: finance minister

Rwanda’s economy is likely to expand by 7.2 percent this year, boosted by the services sector and a rebound in construction, the finance minister...

Ballooning Uganda debt poses default risk: central bank

Uganda’s national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years to more than 50 percent of GDP, posing a default risk since nearly...
Uganda's Supreme Court dismisses challenge to Museveni's re-election

Museveni skips Kigali summit because of security concerns

Jared Jeffery | NKC African Economics Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was conspicuously absent from proceedings in Kigali on Wednesday, March 21, where many of the...

Why the state of emergency in Ethiopia could destabilise the Horn of Africa

Yohannes Gedamu |Georgia Gwinnett College Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that...

AB InBev’s $100mln investment in Tanzania

President John Magufuli on Monday chaired a day-long meeting with major foreign and local investors

The company at the centre of Facebook’s election manipulation scandal’s role in Kenya’s elections

UK TV examines the alleged role Cambridge Analytica played in Kenya's elections