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Ethiopia plots $90m infrastructure spending spree

Ethiopia is continuing to focus its economic policy on developing new infrastructure by planning infrastructure spending worth $89m, according to the African Development Bank (AfDB).…

Uganda: Economy resilient despite setbacks

The Ugandan economy is performing surprisingly well, despite the long delay in bringing oil production on stream and the impact of war in neighbouring South Sudan.…

Uganda counts its losses in South Sudan

Uganda’s traders, who have hitherto done brisk business across the border, are counting their losses after violence erupted in July between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and followers of his deputy Riek Machar in South Sudan’s capital, Juba.…

Counting the guns

After half a century of civil war, South Sudan is awash with small arms firearms but no one knows just how many guns are out there or who has them.…

Addis plays the long game

Over the last five years, Ethiopia’s diplomatic engagement with its East African neighbours appears to have taken on a new urgency with wide-ranging agreements on transport corridors and energy sharing.…