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President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta wins second term in Kenya elections

President Uhuru Kenyatta won re-election in Kenya on Friday, defeating veteran opposition leader and longtime rival Raila Odinga in a tense contest.

Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda. Credit: WSJ

Rwanda's President on Africa's Fate in an Age of Trump-Style Populism (Videos)

Rwanda’s economy is one of Africa’s best performers, and many say President Paul Kagame has played a big role in that.

Rwanda: A new model for growth

Rwanda - A new model for growth (Infographic & Report): This Is Africa & the Financial Times

Rwanda’s transformation from the peak of its political crisis culminating in the 1994 conflict until now is remarkable. Though the country is frequently held up as a model for rapid development by politicians and development policymakers, its trajectory and political culture are unique.

Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network (AXN)

China's slowdown - An opportunity for Africa to address longstanding economic inefficiencies: Aubrey Hruby, Co-Founder, Africa Expert Network

According to the IMF, a 1 percentage point decrease in China’s investment growth is associated with an average 0.6 percentage point decrease in Africa’s export growth rate.

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Rwanda parliament votes to allow Kagame third term

Rwanda’s lower house of parliament on Thursday passed a constitutional amendment enabling President Paul Kagame to run for a third consecutive term in 2017 and potentially paving the way for the strongman to remain in power till 2034.

Paul Kagame has been president of Rwanda since 2000.

Rwanda MPs back scrapping presidential term limits

Parliamentarians in Rwanda have voted to support a change to the constitution that would allow President Paul Kagame to stand for a third term in 2017.

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Rwanda's ruling party RPF to amend constitution to allow Kagame third term bid

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame’s bid to run for a third term has been endorsed by senior members of the country’s ruling party, paving the way for a constitutional amendment.

Candy Ma, a 40-year-old Chinese industrialist, has just hired 200 trainee workers at her new government-built factory in Rwanda.

Chinese manufacturers look to Rwanda as wages rise at home

Rwanda may be landlocked in central Africa and saddled with prohibitive energy costs, but it has become the latest beneficiary of a quest by Chinese manufacturers to find competitive margins as wages rise at home.

Kenya’s Konza Techno City, a new tech hub 60km southeast of Nairobi, will be the biggest ICT park in East Africa.

Connected East Africa: Kenya leads, East Africa follows

Earlier this month, the great and the good of the Nairobi ICT sector made their annual pilgrimage to the Kenyan coast to discuss the events of the last year and put in place plans for the next.

Fellows in Code Club 2015 work at the Hehe Labs headquarters at "The Office" in Kigali, Rwanda, a coworking space for young entrepreneurs.

Inside the Tech Revolution That Could Be Rwanda's Future

The small East African nation of Rwanda has progressed remarkably over the last decade.

The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) 2014

Global African Investment Summit ends with record number of 36 bankable projects worth $246B presented to international investors

The Global African Investment Summit (TGAIS) closed yesterday after two days of high level panels and roundtables to explore investment opportunities in Africa.

It now takes six days for goods to reach the port of Mombasa from Kigali. In 2012, it took almost 18 days, on average.

Rwanda finds working with the neighbors pays off

The government of President Paul Kagame, who has for years maintained a firm grip on Rwanda’s politics, has built a remarkable record for economic reforms.

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, Tony O. Elumelu and Emmanuel Hategeka, Rwanda's Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, at the launch of the East African Exchange in Kigali

East African Exchange (EAX): Regional Commodity Exchange Officially Launches

A new commodities exchange that launched late last week in Kigali, Rwanda, aims to use state-of-the-art technology to provide East Africa’s small-scale farmers access to agricultural and financial markets.

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Paul Kagame’s Singapore of Africa Economy Rewards Debt: Africa Credit

Fourteen years of Rwanda rule by Paul Kagame, whose forces ended the 1994 genocide that killed at least 800,000 people, is rewarding bond investors with record low yields amid the fastest economic growth in East Africa.