East Africa

Kenya’s budget woes

In September, the Kenyan government passed the country’s biggest ever budget. The rise in taxes is leading to a squeeze that is provoking discontent among citizens and corporates …

Bookmakers bet on Kenya

Driven by the ability of firms to capitalise on technological uptake and high betting rates among the country’s youth, Kenya’s gambling market is expanding rapidly. …

Zambia mulls IMF bailout to avoid debt crisis

A debt crisis is looming in Zambia, a country whose commodities-based growth had until several years ago placed it among Africa’s top economic performers. Some have …