Africa Economy, Business, East Africa

OPIC opens first office in East Africa

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the US Government’s development finance institution, has announced the opening of its first-ever East Africa office, located in Nairobi, Kenya, with Suresh Samuel as Managing Director. East Africa is a fast growing region and need for investment in power, infrastructure, water, agriculture, and other development sectors is growing - Africa… Continue reading OPIC opens first office in East Africa

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conflict, East Africa, Governance, Human Rights, Legal Affairs

Deaths and detentions in Ethiopia as protests flare

The Oromo and Amhara together make up the majority of Ethiopia’s population and claim they suffer discrimination in favour of ethnic Tigrayans, who they say occupy the key jobs in the government and security forces - Al Jazeera

Africa, East Africa, Industry Sector

City slickers on the farm: Africa’s real land grab

  AFTER half an hour poking around Martin Shem’s farm, Paul Kavishe is impressed, even a little jealous. “He has done well,” says Mr Kavishe. “He’s a real farmer!” This is strange praise, not because Mr Shem’s dairy, maize and mango-growing operation on the outskirts of Morogoro is not admirable, but because both men have… Continue reading City slickers on the farm: Africa’s real land grab

East Africa, Global Politics, Industry Sector, International relations, United Nations

World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

NAIROBI/UNICTAD- The World Investment Forum 2016 will be held in parallel with the fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14), giving Heads of State and Government, ministers and other prominent players from the business world, civil society and academia the opportunity to participate in both of these events. President Kenyatta… Continue reading World Investment Forum 2016 Programme

East Africa, Global Politics

In Kenya, PM says Africa trip will help rebuild world majority for Israel

It might take a decade, but Jewish state will succeed in swaying global voting patterns in its favor, Netanyahu says NAIROBI, KENYA - Hailing the importance of his current visit to four African countries, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday vowed to further expand Israel’s ties with the entire continent, so much so as to eliminate… Continue reading In Kenya, PM says Africa trip will help rebuild world majority for Israel