Tag: Kenya

Uganda-Kenya fall-out over secret fuel Gulf deal: Uganda to cut fuel imports from Kenya

November 5, 2023

Uganda’s government has passed a bill for the Uganda National Oil Business (UNOC), a state-owned oil business, to domestically buy and supply oil, thus ending ... Read More

Kenya: visiting British monarch expresses “deepest regret” for colonial-era suffering

November 2, 2023

The five-day state visit of King Charles III to Kenya elicits mixed reactions among the country’s people even as the monarch expressed regrets for colonial ... Read More

Kenyan, Nigerian currencies tumble to new record lows against US dollar

October 24, 2023

Kenyan and Nigerian currencies have both hit all-time lows in the past few days, worsening the economic situation in the two heavily indebted African countries ... Read More

East Africa: EU Global Gateway struggles to challenge rival China’s BRI

October 12, 2023

To offer developing countries an “alternative” to China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the EU launched, in 2021, its €300 billion Global Gateway scheme but ... Read More

African countries divided over Israel-Hamas conflict

October 10, 2023

African nations have been divided over which side to support in the conflict between Israel and Hamas, but African leaders have still unanimously called on ... Read More

UN approves Kenya-led multinational armed force to combat gang violence in Haiti

October 4, 2023

Kenya’s president William Ruto has welcomed the UN Security Council’s resolution to send a a multinational armed force led by the East African nation to ... Read More

Kenya, Uganda enact new legislation to tighten their control of mining sector

October 4, 2023

Kenyan lawmakers are considering changes to the Mining Act of 2016, thus following in the footsteps of Uganda that passed its Mining and Minerals Act ... Read More

AfCFTA to boost remittances by making cross-border transactions cheaper

September 29, 2023

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has potential to increase cross-border remittances by migrants, according to a new report by World Bank, even as ... Read More

Kenyan and Ghanian activists among 2023 ‘Alternative Nobel’ prize laureates

September 29, 2023

Sweden’s Right Livelihood Award, known as the “Alternative Nobel Prize”, has in 2023 honored work of two women activists from Africa to provide safer abortion ... Read More

Africa’s food security: Nigeria, Egypt impacted by rising agri-commodities, fertilizer prices

September 26, 2023

The Russian invasion of Ukraine and Moscow’s withdrawal in July from the Black Sea Grain Initiative has driven up global food and commodity prices, severely ... Read More