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Global South scholars call for new legal debt relief structure

Nairobi, April 6 -- Scholars and public finance policy specialists from the Global South want an overhaul of the Debt Sustainability Analysis framework used by the Bretton Woods institutions (the Worl... Read More


Revelations in the dark: Not even the state can keep the lights on

Nairobi, April 6 -- Recently, Tanzania suffered a massive power cut. This is notable for two reasons. Firstly, while it is customary for there to be rationing during the drier months of the year, the ... Read More


Rwanda: It's been 30 years of recovery and hard work

Nairobi, April 6 -- No African country invokes as much passion and divides opinion as Rwanda. Many people in Africa and the rest of the world think it is proof that miracles are possible and that the ... Read More


A year on, no sign of truce in Sudan; war remains a reality but boon to outsiders

Nairobi, April 6 -- Sudan's war will next week be entering its second year with no end in sight. And analysts say outsiders are losing or profiting from it, factors that may fuel the conflict for long... Read More


Koffi to the music world, aspiring Senator Agbepa to the voters

Nairobi, April 6 -- When it was first reported that rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide had thrown his hat into the political ring, many treated it as an April Fool's Day stunt around the continent. The firs... Read More


Somalia taps $31m Ifad funding for rural food programmes

Nairobi, April 6 -- Somalia has signed a financial agreement with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (Ifad) which will see Mogadishu receive up to $31.22 million for support programme... Read More


Leaders call EAC summit over next secretary general

Nairobi, April 6 -- Outgoing East African Community (EAC) Secretary General Peter Mathuki could leave office sooner than the maximum six months after a recall. This is after the bloc signaled for a He... Read More


Kenya's top banks take up $4.7bn in fresh capital on new reporting standards

Nairobi, April 6 -- Kenya's top banks pumped in about Ksh619.22 billion ($4.72 billion) in fresh capital to sustain operations and maintain resilience after the new reporting standards kicked in deman... Read More


Makonda out as ruling CCM rings in key secretariat changes ahead of civic polls

Nairobi, April 6 -- Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) this week replaced its propaganda chief Paul Makonda with the party's former treasurer Amos Makalla in a bid to bolster its campaign str... Read More


Children born of rape: Devastating legacy of sexual violence in post-genocide Rwanda

Nairobi, April 5 -- The 1994 Rwandan genocide against the Tutsi led to the murder of more than 800,000 people, an estimated 70 percent of the country's Tutsi population. The unprecedented violence and... Read More