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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...


Getting connected

Congo-Kinshasa's imminent membership of the East African Community is prompting a jostle for position as its neighbours seek to agree new infrastructure deals and trade accords. En...


Rivalry holds back the region

Regional trade has largely recovered from the pandemic, but is still hampered by political battles

East Africa's economy grew the fastest of all Africa's regions before the pandemic. Growth was predicted at 5.1% for 2020 pre-Covid – largely driven by strong spending on inf...


Banking on a fast recovery

East Africa’s three leading economies say they’ll rebound quickly from the pandemic, but borrowing is ballooning

More spending to secure the post-pandemic recovery was the message of the finance ministers from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania as they announced their annual budgets on 11 June. The t...


Rose-tinted budgets

Finance ministers promise economic growth and increased tax collection. But that doesn’t square with the reality

Optimism appears to be the name of the game as treasury ministers from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda followed the recent practice of coordinating their 2020/21 budgets ahead of the ne...


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....


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