ACFTA – Pretty on paper but will take time to implement

3 weeks ago, Nigeria the latest signatory to the African Continental Free trade agreement announced closure of its borders between Benin, Cameroon and Niger. This goes against the vision of open and free markets that allow for the movement of people, goods and services as stated in the much hyped continental free trade agreement. The border closure More...

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By admin On Wednesday, November 27th, 2019
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Chagos Islands: UK refusal to return archipelago to Mauritius show the limits of international law

source: THE CONVERSATION The UK government has failed to comply with a UN deadline to hand back the Chagos Islands in the Indian Ocean to Mauritius. The dispute is reflective of a world still grappling with its More...

By admin On Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
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Kenya Bankers will not return to Wild West kind of banditry

Source: Reuters George Obulutsa NAIROBI, Nov 26 (Reuters) – Kenyan banks will not return to the “wild west kind of banditry” after a cap on commercial lending rates was lifted this month, the governor More...

By admin On Saturday, July 13th, 2019
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Kenya to host the 7th edition of the East Africa International Arbitration 2019

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING AND INVESTMENT DISPUTES; LESSON FOR STATES AND INVESTORS – AFRICA ‘ Nairobi-Kenya: The annual East Africa International Arbitration Conference returns to Nairobi this summer on More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 18th, 2018
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IMF Says Kenya Didn’t Finish Program Review as Loan Lapses

Kenyan authorities failed to complete a second review for a $1.5 billion standby arrangement with the International Monetary Fund, according to the lender’s country representative, Jan Mikkelsen. The Washington-based More...

By admin On Thursday, September 13th, 2018
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Kenya to Keep Debt Below IMF Threshold, Treasury’s Thugge Says

Bloomberg Kenya’s debt is sustainable at 49 per cent of net present value and the East African nation’s Treasury intends to keep it below 50 per cent, Principal Secretary Kamau Thugge said. The International More...

By admin On Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
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Property boom in rural Kenya creates ‘poor millionaires

ReutersThomson Reuters Foundation) – A few years ago, Charles Kirimi lived comfortably in central Kenya, with his own house and car. These days, he sleeps on the streets and scrapes by on coins from More...

By admin On Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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EAC organs dragging feet on integration

Only a few recommendations — 16 per cent — of the 5th EAC Secretary General’s Forum held in Burundi in 2017 have been implemented. Lilian Awinja, executive director of the East African Business Council More...

By admin On Saturday, July 28th, 2018
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Cost of Turkana oil stand-off hits Sh1bn

The cost of the month-long work stoppage at Turkana oil mines has risen to nearly Sh1 billion and could escalate further if the stalemate is not resolved in time, top Ministry of Petroleum officials said Thursday. Petroleum More...

By admin On Thursday, July 12th, 2018
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“When I grew up the land was for the community”: Oil troubles in Turkana

Source: Africa Arguments Nick Young Nick Young founded the online and print publications Oil in Uganda (2012) and China Development Brief (1996). Huge oil discoveries in Kenya’s poorest county have so far More...

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