Kenya bans maize imports from Uganda, Tanzania

Kenya sparks rumors of trade dispute within the East African Economic Bloc following its decision to ban the importation of maize from two of its neighbouring countries, Uganda and Tanzania with immediate effect. The decision was announced by the Agriculture and Food Authority (AFA). “We wish to bring to your attention that Agriculture and Food […]

Former President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou wins $5 million African leadership prize

An award scheme called the Ibrahim prize for Achievement in African Leadership founded by Telecom tycoon, Mo Ibrahim has rewarded the former President of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufo for his exhibition of excellence in leadership after inheriting one of the world’s poorest economies. The scheme which was purposely established among other things to recognize and celebrate […]