Political analysts have billed this year’s election as one of the most competitive in Kenya’s history, pitting deputy president William Ruto ... against the godfather of opposition politics Raila Odinga. There is already fear that the cut-throat competition for the top seat might fail to produce an outright winner hence forcing a run-off.
Political leaders from across the English-speaking world gather in Kigali this week for the first time since the pandemic to try to forge a common ... path forward. Instead of a show of unity, however, the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) is marked by a power struggle over who should lead the 54-member group and a global outcry over the British government's policy of deporting refugees to Rwanda.
Deputy President William Ruto is now facing rebellion from his Kenya Kwanza Alliance parties in the voter-rich Mount Kenya region over the blocking ... of candidates who are running for the parliament, senate and governor seats because they are not directly from his United Democratic Alliance (UDA) party. At the centre of the problem is Ruto’s running mate Rigathi Gachagua, whom many are referring to as a ‘dictator’.
The future of payment activities and fintech, the situation in Nigeria, the relationship with regulators and shareholders ... Interviewed in ... Abidjan, the Ecobank Transnational Inc (ETI) president talked with us about the pan-African banking group’s key issues.
Presidential candidate Raila Odinga's Azimio coalition manifesto promises voters a range of freebies that many political analysts believe will ... be impossible to fully deliver if he wins the 9 August elections. Will Kenya's 22 million registered voters take the bait?
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The explosion in the price of lithium has opened up new prospects for the mineral on the continent. But for the time being, the transformation ... of this resource – which has become strategic for technology companies – is mainly carried out outside Africa. Our infographics tell the story.
The UAE is to partner with DAL, the largest private company in Sudan, to build a new Red Sea port in the country. The $6bn investment package ... “includes a free trade zone, a large agricultural project and an imminent $300m deposit to Sudan’s central bank,” says DAL group chairman Osama Daoud Abdellatif.
Zimbabwe, the largest producer of tobacco in Africa and sixth globally, is looking to turn tobacco farming into a $5bn industry by 2025. It is ... one of the biggest foreign currency earners for the Southern African nation, along with gold and remittances.
Between Porto-Novo, Casablanca, London and Paris, the fintech boss Dare Okoudjou’s cosmopolitan itinerary today allows him to be at the head ... of a start-up that is capable of acquiring a US company.
Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has helped bring Kigali and Kampala closer together, but his provocative ... tweets are now unsettling a delicate regional balance between the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Rwanda and Uganda.
For the first time in decades, Kenya’s leading presidential candidates are skirting around the explosive issue of land justice – instead ... of exploiting it as a way to mobilise voters to their campaigns. Both candidates – for different reasons – have chosen to accept the status quo on legal regime on land rights
Italian oil and gas major Eni sees a rapid scaling up of the production of floating liquid natural gas (LNG) offshore Mozambique after the start ... of output at the end of the third quarter, the company’s director upstream Luca Vignati tells The Africa Report.
With the emergence of Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, an ethnic Igbo, as the vice-presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party ... (PDP), the party now believes it is in pole position to win the 2023 presidential election. However, the Peter-Obi-phenomenon remains a threat to the PDP in most parts of the Christian South, analysts say
Successful entrepreneur for some, swindler for others...Émile Parfait Simb presents himself as an economic operator who made his fortune in ... cryptocurrencies and is now the subject of several judicial investigations. A look back at the path of a controversial character.