Rwanda's economy grows in 2014 as agriculture expands

Rwanda's economy grew by 7 per cent in 2014 from 4.6 per cent in the previous year.

Ethiopian Airlines says places order for 10 airbus A350-900 planes

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines has placed an order for 10 Airbus A350-900 aeroplanes, it said on Tuesday, in addition to at least...

Invisible and ignored: air pollution inside the homes of Nairobi’s residents

Kanyiva Muindi and Blessing Mberu | African Population and Health Research Center Air pollution is a visible problem in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The city’s poor air quality...

Political risk for investors in Kenya exists despite peaceful elections

Kenya may have had a peaceful election season but there are still different political risks for investors in the country.

Kenya focuses on remedying insecurity

An allocation of 1.8 trillion Kenyan shillings is in place to unlock Kenya’s growth and economic development being hampered by insecurity.

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.

Kenya’s shift to a green economy could generate US$45 billion by 2030

Kenya’s transition to a green economy could generate an estimated 45 billion US dollars by 2030 for the East African country.

Kenyan economy strained by terrorist attacks

The Kenyan economy is set to face a strain as the country is moving toward increased security so as to lure prospective investors.

Op-Ed: Growth is dying as the silver bullet for success. Why this may be...

The idea that the economic “pie” can grow indefinitely is alluring. It means everybody can have a share without limiting anybody’s greed. Rampant inequality...
Uganda's versatile tourism sector

Uganda's versatile tourism sector, from faith to birds

Tourism in Uganda is predominately focused on the landscape and wildlife but has found much success in Uganda Martyrs.

Ethiopia declares three day-national mourning

Ethiopia has declared three days of national mourning for victims of a landslide at a rubbish landfill site in the capital Addis Ababa. Flags flew...
Kenyan retailer Uchumi secures cash injection

Kenyan retailer Uchumi secures cash injection

The government, which holds a 15 percent stake in the company, approved the cash injection at a cabinet meeting last Thursday.
U.S. State Dept approves possible $418 mn military aircraft sale to Kenya

U.S. State Dept approves possible $418 mn military aircraft sale to Kenya

the approval was for the possible sale of up to 12 Air Tractor AT-802L planes and more.
Making sense of Kenya's weakening currency

IMF revises Kenya's growth forecast downwards

The IMF has changed its growth outlook for Kenya.
U.S. criticises Uganda election

U.S. criticises Uganda election, says concerned about Besigye's arrest

I told U.S secretary of state Kerry not to worry a lot about internal affairs of Uganda because we know how to handle the issues: Museven
First Volkswagen

First Volkswagen, now Peugeot to assemble cars in Kenya

Why PSA Group, the maker of Peugeot, plans to set up shop in Kenya

CMA halts stockbrokers' move to stop NSE trading

Kenya’s Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has threatened to fine stockbrokers of the Nairobi bourse if they suspend trading.
South African mining firms to appeal silicosis ruling: miners' lawyer

How Rwanda is boosting its mining industry

Better Sourcing believes there is potential in the three T's mining sector, tin, tungsten and tantalum.

Equity Bank shows customer growth, a jump in mobile money platform

Financial service provider, Equity Bank has reported a 18 per cent growth in its pretax earnings.

Kenya's economy grew 4.7% in 2013 – minister

Kenya's economy grew by a slower-than-expected 4.7 per cent in 2013 mainly because drought hurt agriculture output.