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A new analysis confirms what has long frustrated East Africa’s business leaders: progress toward the establishment of a common market across Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda is too slow, with some of these very states introducing new restrictions even after the common market protocol...
Earlier this year I spoke with Peter Ngatia, director of capacity building at the Kenya-based African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), about his organization’s work. Ngatia is a 25-year AMREF veteran with a Ph.D in medical education, planning and development from the University of Alberta,...
When armed gunmen on March 23 opened fire on worshippers in a church just outside the port city of Mombasa, Kenya, killing six at last count, they left behind a toddler with a bullet lodged in his head. The specialized attention one-and-a-half-year-old Cyprian Osinya needed was available only at...

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As a person living in Africa, I am excited about how things are evolving on the continent. Over the last 20 years there has been continuing improvemen...
The way we were When I think about African agricultural development today, I cannot help but remember how promising things looked some 30 to 40 years...
  The place and role of small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs) is not simply an economic issue; it is fundamentally a political one. On the one hand...