[East African] Kenyan treasury officials quietly flew out to Europe and the United States to drum up support for a new $2.5 billion Eurobond–the country’s third in five years.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Zambian High Commissioner to Kenya Brenda Muntemba has succumbed to injuries sustained during a road accident in Lukenya last month.
[East African] After a false start earlier in the year, Tanzania is finally implementing the East African Community Vehicle Load Control Act, 2016.
[VOA] The U.S. embassy in the Democratic Republic of Congo is warning Americans to leave the country, as Congolese officials prepare to announce election results.
[The Conversation Africa] Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller.
[Times of Zambia] A Choma woman could be in serious trouble after it was alleged she took her 14-year-twins off their ARVs based on her faith that they were healed.
[AfricaFocus] “In Africa as elsewhere in the world, while energy companies might be somewhat undertaxed, mining companies typically are greatly under-taxed. Indeed, it is only a slight exaggeration to say that, with a few significant exceptions, notably Botswana’s diamond mines, mining in Africa is barely taxed at all. One reliable source indicates that contemporary African governments collect about 55% of the total value of energy production in tax revenue, but only 3% of the value of mining production.” – Taxing Afric
“FREE BOBI WINE!” say the graffiti outside his recording studio in Kamwokya, a poor district of Kampala, Uganda’s capital. On August 13th the pop star-turned-politician (pictured above) was arrested and, he says, beaten and tortured by soldiers
[New Times] Rwanda has improved 11 places in the annual series of World Bank’s Doing Business Report, ranking 29th globally from the 41st the previous year. The country retained its second position in Africa.
[The Herald] Zanu -pf has paid tribute to the late Mozambican president Samora Moises Machel, describing him as a true giant of history who will be remembered for generations to come for his role in the liberation of Southern African states from colonial bondage.