Kenya’s WTO Candidate is Hon. Amina Mohamed

Kenya has nominated Hon. Amina Mohamed for the WTO’s DG position. This nomination brings the number of Africa candidates to 3 . The list includes Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo Iweala  and another from Egypt. Africa has a good claim, never having had a DG. But it has yet to coalesce around a single nominee.  Since the world trading system is dominated More...

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By admin On Tuesday, July 7th, 2020
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Kenya – Cautious optimism as the country opens up after months of partial lockdown

Reuters – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on Monday a phased reopening of the country from a COVID-19 lockdown, lifting restrictions on travel in and out of the capital Nairobi and allowing air More...

By admin On Thursday, July 2nd, 2020
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The elections that was #Kenya

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election in August 2017  faced so many allegations of fraud that the Supreme Court annulled the results. But Kenya’s top opposition figure Raila Odinga dropped out of the More...

By admin On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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Malawi’s president H.E. Lazarus Chakwera sworn in, promises to serve and not to rule

Malawi’s opposition leader Lazarus Chakwera on Saturday was declared the winner of a re-run presidential election, a dramatic reversal of incumbent Peter Mutharika’s discredited win 13 months earlier in a process More...

By admin On Monday, June 29th, 2020
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COVID-19 Pandemic Could Widen Existing Inequalities for Kenya’s Women in Business

NAIROBI, Jun 29 2020 (IPS) – Pauline Akwacha’s popular chain of eateries, famously known as Kakwacha Hangover Hotels and situated at the heart of Kisumu City’s lakeside in Kenya, is facing its most daunting More...

By admin On Friday, June 19th, 2020
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Kenya elected a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council

KENYA was elected to the UN Security Council on Thursday, defeating Djibouti for a seat designated for African countries. The run-off took place one day after elections to select five new non-permanent members More...

By admin On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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Financing Africa – The role of Africa Diaspora Remittance and Diaspora Savings

Financing Africa’s public and private sector projects has always been an expensive business, the outbreak of COVID 19 adds further strain to Africa’s access to finance in an already stretched environment. More...

By admin On Thursday, June 18th, 2020
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China to cancel debt of ‘relevant’ African countries due in 2020.

China hopes that the international community, especially developed countries and multilateral financial institutions, will act more forcefully on debt relief and suspension for Africa, President Xi Jinping said More...

By admin On Tuesday, June 9th, 2020
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Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza dead

Burundi’s President Pierre Nkurunziza, aged 55, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, the government says. He was admitted to hospital on Saturday after feeling unwell, his condition improved but on Monday More...

By admin On Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Is it the time for an African at the helm of the World Trade Organisation ?

So the WTO needs a new director-general to succeed Roberto Azevêdo,  who announced resignation last weekend. Who will replace him? After a Brazilian, a Frenchman (Pascal Lamy), a Thai (Supachai Panitchpakdi) More...

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