Next on Egypt’s to-do: Ethiopia and the Nile

Next on Egypt’s to-do: Ethiopia and the Nile

Water ministers meet in Sudan for latest round of talks on how to share Africa’s fabled river. Aljazeera December 8,2013 Play a game of word association almost anywhere in the world, and if you try the word “Nile”, the answer will be “Egypt”. Herodotus famously said the country was a gift of the fabled river, […]

Single East African Passport to be operational in 2015

Single East African Passport to be operational in 2015

Single East African Passport to be operational borkena December 4,2013 A single East African passport is expected to be functional in 2015. President Yoweri Museveni, President Paul Kagame, President Uhuru Kenyatta, President Jakaya Kikwete and President Pierre Nkurnziza are said to have agreed to launch a single passport which ,apparently,is going to be valid document […]

Ethiopia Will Seek Sovereign Credit Rating to Lure Investors

Ethiopia Will Seek Sovereign Credit Rating to Lure Investors

Source: Bloomberg December 3, 2013 Ethiopia, Africa’s fastest-growing economy over the past five years, plans to obtain a credit rating to attract more foreign direct investment and offset a decline in exports. The Horn of Africa nation’s government will select two or three rating companies within weeks to assess the country, Finance Minister Sufian Ahmed […]