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Five more years? Business prepares for Magufuli’s second term

Tanzania’s President John Magufuli has gained a negative reputation for his treatment of international investors and his controversial approach to the Covid-19 pandemic, but does the criticism conceal real progress in the economy since he took office in 2015?

Kenyatta in Paris to strengthen economic ties with France

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta met his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Wednesday to witness the signing of three bilateral agreements in a multi-day trip that is expected to strengthen rapidly expanding economic ties between the two countries.…

Kenyan banks stable but lending frozen

Kenya’s banks are well capitalised and liquid, but if they do not overcome their aversion to risk businesses will be starved of the credit neeeded to recover from Covid-19.

East African Community battles trade disruption

The East African Community is one of Africa’s most integrated regional blocs, but the Covid-19 pandemic has caused massive disruption to both its internal and external trade.