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Kenya’s economy to expand by 5.8% this year: finance ministry

Kenya’s economy is likely to grow 5.8 percent this year, recovering from drought and political uncertainty that pushed growth down to an estimated 4.8...

Kenyan women club together to leave slum life behind

The thought of getting old, retiring and still living in a slum used to scare Emma Ochieng. Now the 55-year-old primary teacher has a...

How Kenyan farmers are beating drought

Recurring dry spells across the country are destroying crops and pastures, starving animals and leaving millions of people at risk of food insecurity.

How innovation is turning education on its head in Africa ...

Ghanaian company, Metro Institute of Innovation and Technology (MIT), offers school children training in robotics and mobile app developmen

Op-Ed: ‘People’s president’ gambit reignites power struggle as old as Kenya

Njoki Wamai |University of Cambridge In what some have called a coup, Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga was hastily sworn in in a mock ceremony...

This is why Africa needs to look to its rural areas

Agriculture will feed Africa's economic transformation.

Kenya court suspends government shutdown of three TV stations

A Kenyan court on Thursday suspended a government shutdown of three TV channels that was prompted by their coverage of opposition leader Raila Odinga’s...

Growing exports to help Rwanda regain higher growth rate: finance minister

Rising exports are expected to help Rwanda’s economy to soon expand by its long term annual average of about 8 percent, its finance minister...

Kenyan TV stations to stay shut after covering opposition `inauguration’

Three Kenyan TV stations will stay off the air indefinitely as the government investigates a “swearing in” of opposition leader Raila Odinga, the interior...

Broadcasters shut as thousands gather for Kenyan opposition ‘swearing in’

Kenyan authorities shut down private television and radio stations on Tuesday as thousands of supporters of opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered in a Nairobi...

Hundreds of Kenyan opposition supporters gather for “swearing in” of Raila...

Several hundred supporters of Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga gathered on Tuesday morning at a park in downtown Nairobi, determined to “swear in as...

Mauritius business confidence jumps to its highest in Q4 2017

Business confidence on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius rose to a record high in the last quarter of 2017, a survey of leading...
South Deep draining Gold Fields performance

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold...

Liam Bullock | Research Fellow, University of Aberdeen To the west of Ethiopia near the Sudanese border lies a place called the Asosa zone. This...

JPMorgan plans expansion into Ghana and Kenya

JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to expand its African presence into countries including Ghana and Kenya, Chief Executive Jamie Dimon said in an interview...

Kenya’s Nakumatt Supermarkets goes into administration

A Kenyan court on Monday granted Nakumatt Supermarkets protection from its creditors, allowing what was once Kenya’s biggest retailer to go into voluntary administration. Nakumatt,...

Ghana central bank keeps policy rate unchanged at 20%

Ghana’s central bank kept its benchmark interest rate at 20 percent on Monday, citing the need to keep inflation within its medium-term target of...

Ethiopia leader rejects call for World Bank arbitration in dam dispute

Ethiopia’s Prime  Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has rejected a call by Egypt for World Bank arbitration in a dispute over a hydroelectric dam Addis Ababa is...

Living through the horrors of genocide: humanitarian workers in Rwanda

Marc Le Pape, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and Jean-Hervé Bradol, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (FMSH) – USPC They are...
Volkswagen targets East Africa

Volkswagen to start Rwanda car assembly in May

Germany’s Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it would start assembling three vehicle models at a new plant in Rwanda in May for local sale...

Kenyan Entrepreneur Eugene Mbugua had a vision to create wealth and...

Mbugua, an ambitious 27-year old Kenyan entrepreneur, followed his instincts and created Young Rich Television Limited which produces cutting edge TV shows for Kenya and other African regions
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