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 Monday, June 29th, 2020

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 Friday, June 19th, 2020

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

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

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 Friday, May 15th, 2020

Kenya eschews G20 debt relief initiative over restrictive terms

Kenya will not seek a suspension of debt payments under a G20 initiative aimed at helping poor countries weather the COVID-19 pandemic, its finance minister said on Friday, saying the terms of the deal were too More...

By admin On Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Kenya bears the brunt as floods devastate east Africa

Torrential rains have triggered devastating floods and landslides across East Africa in recent weeks, aggravating an already challenging situation as countries in the region battle the coronavirus pandemic. The More...

By admin On Monday, May 11th, 2020

Moody’s Changes Outlook on Kenya’s Rating to Negative from Stable

FAR Moody’s Investors Service, on Thursday changed the outlook on the Government of Kenya’s ratings to negative from stable. Concurrently, Moody’s has affirmed Kenya’s B2 issuer and senior unsecured More...

By admin On Thursday, May 7th, 2020

IMF approves $739 million emergency loan for Kenya

AFP The IMF on Wednesday approved a $739 million emergency loan for Kenya and $491.5 million for Uganda, as the East African countries deal with the coronavirus pandemic. Both face severe economic shocks amid efforts More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 15th, 2020

Africa China relationship – A moment of reflection and re evaluation.

China has spent the last few days trying to manage a damaging story about how local authorities in the city of Guangzhou have been targeting black African migrants for eviction and forced coronavirus testing. The More...