All Eyes On Kenya As Central Bank Spells Out 2018 Roadmap

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya is this week expected to set the tone for Kenya’s economic direction in 2018 with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya is this week expected to set the tone for Kenya's economic direction in 2018 with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Kenya Airways Banks On Pricing, On-Board Experience for Success

[East African] Ticket pricing, on-board experience and choice of aircraft will be the main factors that Kenya Airways will be banking on to win passengers over as it starts its long haul flights to New York later this year.

[East African] Ticket pricing, on-board experience and choice of aircraft will be the main factors that Kenya Airways will be banking on to win passengers over as it starts its long haul flights to New York later this year.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Volkswagen in Rwanda – Car-Sharing and a Future in E-Mobility

[Deutsche Welle] German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.

[Deutsche Welle] German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Four U.S., Canadian Captives Freed in Nigeria

[Deutsche Welle] Two American and two Canadian citizens have been released after being kidnapped earlier this week in an ambush in Nigeria’s northern state of Kaduna. Police say they have a suspect in custody.

[Deutsche Welle] Two American and two Canadian citizens have been released after being kidnapped earlier this week in an ambush in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna. Police say they have a suspect in custody.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Anti-Kabila Protests Turn Deadly

[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services.

[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Business Welcomes Government’s ‘Commitment’ to Restore Confidence With New Eskom Board

[News24Wire] Business leaders have welcomed the appointment of Eskom’s new board as a sign that there is political will to restore confidence in state-owned enterprises.

[News24Wire] Business leaders have welcomed the appointment of Eskom's new board as a sign that there is political will to restore confidence in state-owned enterprises.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe’s Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UN Experts Ask Kenya to Halt Sengwer Evictions From Forest Land

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -United Nations experts have called on Kenyan authorities to halt forceful evictions of the Sengwer, a tribe living in the forest of western Kenya who say they are being forced off their ancestral land to make way f…

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -United Nations experts have called on Kenyan authorities to halt forceful evictions of the Sengwer, a tribe living in the forest of western Kenya who say they are being forced off their ancestral land to make way for a water conservation project.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Hotel Industry Needs Help to Encourage Tourism

[The Conversation Africa] The global tourism industry has huge economic importance. It contributes 10% of the world’s gross domestic product and 6% of exports. One billion people a year travel somewhere in the world.

[The Conversation Africa] The global tourism industry has huge economic importance. It contributes 10% of the world's gross domestic product and 6% of exports. One billion people a year travel somewhere in the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Punishment Won’t Stop Teen Pregnancies Cause ‘Bad Behaviour’ Isn’t the Cause

[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you’re a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, those that fall pregnant are routinely expelled from scho…

[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you're a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, those that fall pregnant are routinely expelled from school, and prevented from returning. Most recently this punitive approach was taken to the extreme when school girls were arrested and may now be forced to testify in court as to who got them pregnant.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania