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A fragile recovery

The region’s economies boast healthy growth rates but weak currencies, debt distress and unpopular taxes threaten

Finance ministers in East Africa’s leading economies – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda – kept to the tradition of releasing their budget plans for 2024/25 on 13 June. ...

Yet another changing of the guard

Questions surround President Ruto's security plans after he reshuffles the top military jobs for the second time in two months

Regarded as sure-footed on politics and diplomacy, President William Samoei Ruto's management of security policy in a troubled region has been prompting questions about where he wa...

Arrears all round

South Sudan has taken over the leadership of the expanding but cash-strapped East African Community, despite not paying its membership dues or much interest to the organisation in ...

Nairobi takes lead on economic accords

The US and EU are offering new trade and investment deals to the region. But only Kenya is capitalising on them

Aside from migration control, and its €150 billion (US$163bn) Global Gateway programme – the European Union's underfinanced answer to China's Belt and Road infrastructure scheme – ...

Tough transitions follow the ructions

Facing headwinds caused by pandemic economics and war in Ukraine, regional economies are hunting for revenue

Economies in East Africa are navigating their most difficult transitions in a generation. Shaken by the financial after-effects of the pandemic combined with fuel and food price sh...


Kampala gets Brussels to U-turn on oil pipeline ban

At a joint parliamentary summit in Maputo, Ugandan negotiators won the policy argument but doubts linger about the pipeline's viability

On the eve of the UN's COP 27 Climate summit, European parliament MPs dropped their opposition to Uganda's and Tanzania's oil pipeline project at the Joint Parliamentary Assembly (...


Spiralling prices dominate budgets

Uganda’s and Tanzania's oil and gas plans offer little short-term help amid ballooning state deficits and public debts

As East Africa's economies began to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, the effects of the war in Ukraine on food supply and inflation have been a hammer blow to economic prospects ...


Governments are maxing out the credit card

The region's treasuries want to borrow their way out of the pandemic. But debt-servicing costs are ballooning

As the only region on the continent to avoid a Covid-19 recession in 2020, East Africa is poised for strong economic growth this year, according to the African Development Bank (Af...

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