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Singing from the same spreadsheet

Despite growing fears about rising debt levels, the region's finance ministers have unveiled a series of expansionary budgets

The four major players in the East African Community completed the annual ritual of unveiling their national spending plans on 13 June. 'Transforming lives through industrialisatio...

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Patchwork diplomacy

The EU wants to boost its influence in Africa but its diplomatic appointments are proving haphazard

Critics of the European Union's foreign service arm, the European External Action Service, are saying that its desire to move beyond the status of a mere giver of funds to that of ...


Democratic deficit

The six-nation East African Community has taken a proactive stance on regional trade in recent years, waging a battle against the United States by threatening to impose tariffs on ...


Terminal EPA delay

The interminable delay in ratifying the EU-East African Community (EAC) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) has become an increasing source of frustration in Brussels and Nairobi....


Dar wins from regional shift

Deciding on the main pipeline route was tough enough, but major problems for export and production remain

The April agreement between Uganda and Tanzania to run a crude oil export pipeline through Tanzania rather than Kenya dramatically shifted the geometry of East African oil. Yet the...


Signing bonus

Kenya is urging its East African Community counterparts to return to the table in a bid to rescue the EAC's proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. T...


A new deal in the East

Industralisation efforts, protectionism and higher taxes dominate the region's budgets this year

Industrial policy is in and Western aid is out; the state is back and the market is pushed back; economic nationalism is up, as is scepticism about globalisation. That, broadly, is...


Perils of the pipeline

Uganda's decision to export oil through Tanzania undermines Kenya's status as regional kingpin

The shape of East Africa's future as an oil producer became clearer on 23 April with the announcement that Uganda's crude oil pipeline would go through Tanzania. The move alters th...


From East to East

Questions are multiplying about the costs and sustainability of China’s loans for the region's grand projects

It is Africa's fastest-growing trade route with Asia. Chinese investment in East Africa is rocketing as Beijing seeks access to the region's rich hydrocarbon and mineral reserves a...


A moral victory

A US judge finds Sudan and Iran guilty of the 1998 US embassy bombings, revealing new details of their involvement

Sixteen years after the bombings of the United States' embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 224 people and injured more than 1,000, a New York court has ordered Iran and S...


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