The European Union has approved an additional €17.2 million through the EU Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF) to support coronavirus preparedness in Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan.
A spike in polio cases raises deep concerns over the further spread of polio in South Sudan, compounded by low levels of sanitation and health care available, Save the Children warned.
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), announced the appointment of Mary Beth Powers as President and CEO.
Pearl Dairy Farms is now exporting its range of milk powder products to Ethiopia, Malawi and South Sudan underpinned by the ratification of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement.
The government of South Sudan is seeking to greatly change the way it markets its oil in order to boost revenues and make the process more transparent.
Andersen Global continues to strengthen its presence in Africa through a Collaboration Agreement with Ajo & Co. Advocates, one of the largest law firms in the Republic of South Sudan.
The World Bank approved a $45 million International Development Association (IDA) grant for South Sudan to continue to improve access to basic infrastructure and strengthen community institutions.
Plans by the Republic of South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum to launch a new licensing round earlier this year have been derailed.
RCS Communication, an ICT company in South Sudan, has adopted a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) that will enable RCS to deliver an improved user experience.
For the first time since 2018, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has managed to send a humanitarian convoy from Kenya directly into South Sudan via the Nadapal Border crossing just as hunger is peaking in the country.
The High Court sitting in Nakuru ordered Rayan Logistics Limited, a transporter, to pay KRA Kshs.3, 954,673 in respect of export petroleum products that was consumed in Kenya.
South Sudan’s first Mobile Money service, m–GURUSH has launched its International remittance service on their Mobile Money Platform.
The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) received a donation of $10 million from the Russian Federation to support its operations in fighting against the Desert Locust outbreak in East Africa.
The World Bank approved a $40 million International Development Association grant for South Sudan Safety Net Project (SSSNP) which will expand access to safety net and provide income security for low income South Sudanese.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a € 500,000 contribution from France towards the fight against malnutrition in South Sudan.
For the first time in history, farmers in South Sudan will now be able to grow four different hybrid maize varieties customized for their country’s environs.
Some 6.5 million people in South Sudan - more than half of the population, could be in acute food insecurity at the height of this hunger season, three United Nations agencies warns.
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that the rising numbers of Desert Locusts present an extremely alarming and unprecedented threat to food security and livelihoods in the Horn of Africa.
MTN Group has announced that Gordian Kyomukama has been appointed as the new MTN South Sudan CEO, effective 21 January 2020.
AfDB allocates €1.2 million to train policymakers in boosting mining revenues in 8 African countries
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has allocated a €1.2 million grant to provide training to help resource-rich countries improve their mining revenues in Africa.
The European Union (EU) is providing €9.5 million in humanitarian funding to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in South Sudan to provide food and nutrition support.
Tourism sector vital in East African Community, EALA calls for embrace of single tourism visa, report
A report of the Assembly on the Oversight activity on the Performance of the Tourism Sector in the region, wants the East African Community (EAC), to fastrack the conclusion of the EAC Protocol on Tourism and Wildlife Management.
Netherlands donates $28 million to build more resilient food systems in Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has contributed $28 million to back FAO's work to boost the resilience of food systems in Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.
The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a proposal for $17.7 million to finance the first social sector project in South Sudan since the Bank’s engagement in the country in 2012.
In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan, some 6.35 million people, do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned.
In what has become a remarkable month for exploration in Africa, a CNPC-led consortium has made a 300 million barrels of recoverable oil discovery in South Sudan’s northeastern Upper Nile state
South Sudan National Revenue Authority (NRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to establish modern trade systems and procedures.
Hundreds of thousands of people starving in South Sudan will receive lifesaving food and water, courtesy of the UK aid.
South Sudan has boosted its oil production by 6,000 barrels, bringing the country's oil output to over 180,000 barrels per day, the petroleum ministry has said.
Air Serv is expanding operations in eastern Africa with the deployment of two aircraft to Sudan and South Sudan.
AfDB, National Petroleum and Gas Commission pick Centurion Law to build oil and gas capacity in South Sudan
The African Development Bank and the National Petroleum and Gas Commission have selected the Centurion Law Group to build capacity in the Republic of South Sudan’s oil and gas sector.
South Sudan has launched a mobile phone-based money transfer dubbed M-Gurush.
IOM and WFP completed the first functional data exchange between their own beneficiary management systems to provide updated information on tens of thousands of people receiving assistance in Upper Nile and Jonglei regions.
Liquid Telecom will implement and operate South Sudan’s first fibre broadband network, connecting the country to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the European Union (EU) officially handed over the completed Kwacjok Bridge to the Government of South Sudan that links Lunyaker, Kwacjok and Kangi regions.
A new online database and application designed to better protect children in emergencies has been launched in Juba by UNICEF, Save the Children and a network of child protection organisations.
South Sudan has launched its maiden International Gateway which will ease call rates and boost internet services offered by its two leading telecom companies.
The signing of the new exploration and production sharing agreement between South Sudan and South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is seen as a boost to the oil sector.
South Africa has today signed an exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) with South Sudan for Block B2.
Scatec Solar is working with International Organization for Migration, IMO, to harness solar energy to power a significant part of its ongoing joint humanitarian operations in Malakal, South Sudan.
Economic growth in East Africa is soaring ahead of other regions on the continent at close to 7 percent while the overall outlook for the rest of Africa is cautious, but positive.
South Sudan has achieved its highest ever receipt of $14.2 million in non-oil tax revenues for the first time in the nation’s history.
The African Energy Chamber has entered into an agreement with the Ministry of Petroleum of South Sudan to strengthen the country’s capacity to manage its hydrocarbons sector.
Afreximbank has signed a financing agreement with Securiport SUARL, Senegal, to provide Securiport with a $15-million term loan to upgrade Juba International Airport in South Sudan.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands has invested $9 million to improve smallholder farmers’ access to markets by rehabilitating and maintaining roads in South Sudan.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization is providing South Sudan meat processors with new skills and tools to help improve food security and the income of the rural population.
RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country.
Leading national carrier, Kenya Airways will expand its footprint to the Horn of Africa with the commencement of daily operations to Mogadishu, Somalia with effect from 15 November 2018.
Deputy President Mabuza says SA working together with other leaders of the IGAD countries will continue to provide support for a successful implementation of a peace agreement in South Sudan in finding lasting peace, stability and development.
Amid an unprecedented global refugee crisis, girls are suffering the most, according to a new report released on International Day of the Girl by the humanitarian organization CARE.
A delegation from Vodacom Limpopo was joined by Chief Nemubvumoni Fhatuwani Alfree and scores of community members at the unveiling of a new base station site in Duvheledza village, located in the Thulamela Municipality.
Kenya’s progress in the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) has earned praise from regional Heads of State who now want Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan to follow suit.
Amani Institute is launching the Amani Leadership and Management for Impact program (ALMI) in Uganda.
[South Sudan] Infrastructure upgrades at Nimule One Stop Border Post set to ease clearance of humanitarian consignments
The Government of South Sudan in partnership with TradeMark East Africa have aunched construction works of key infrastructure at the Nimule One Stop Border Post (OSBP) including parking yard, access roads, examination shed and drainage systems.
Eastern Africa continues to grow rapidly. As a result, the region’s average per capita income reached $740 in 2016, double the figure ten years earlier.
Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG Ms. Janina Kugel, together with regional and pan African executive management visited Sudan.
Global dealer in gases, technologies and services for industry and health, Air Liquide recently started the world’s largest oxygen production unit for Sasol, an international integrated energy and chemicals company.
If the East African community member states are not burning each other’s chicks, or auctioning cows, they are embroiled in trade disputes and mistrust in what has become characteristic of the integration journey.
In his New Year message President Salva Kiir Mayardit emphasized the need to build a peaceful, prosperous, secure, and stable South Sudan. The country’s now completed membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency underscores this message.
Bravura Solutions Limited has signed a long-term contract with Discovery Limited for the implementation of its Sonata platform.
Statesduka.com is the first budget online shopping and shipping website serving Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
Membership of the African Export-Import Bank has moved closer to full coverage of the African continent with the decision by the island of Comoros to join the continental multilateral trade finance institution as a participating state.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan’s “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan
Kenya Bureau of Standards partners with South Sudan National Bureau of Standards on training and conformity
South Sudan National Bureau of Standards (SSNBS) stands to benefit from training and technical expertise of Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS), according to a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by the two institutions.
Metrofile Holdings has announced that Competition Commission approval has been granted for its 100% acquisition of Tidy Files, a leading provider of end-to-end document management and storage solutions in Southern Africa.
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed company ADvTECH Ltd has confirmed the purchase of land at Tatu City, which will become the future home to a Crawford International School.
Kenya Association of Manufacturers, KAM, has launched the East African Community Intellectual Property Rights Regime Study which aims to enhance regional protection of IPRs, as a contributor to achieving the industrialization agenda.
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan have launched a project to increase resilience and self-help capacities of South Sudan communities.
Court declines to stop East African Community member states from signing Economic Partnership Agreement
The East African Court of Justice has declined to grant orders to stop East African Community Partner States which have not signed the European Partnership Agreement (EPA) not to sign the same.
The East Africa region attracted more than Sh113.7 billion ($1.1 billion) funds from Private Equity (PE) between 2015 and 2016, a new study has revealed.
Ethiopia and the world's newest nation South Sudan are to develop joint infrastructure development projects that would help create regional economic interconnection.
Peugeot Citroen South Africa has appointed Francisco Gaie as the new Managing Director.
Worldbank: Economic Growth Sub-Saharan Africa +2.6% in 2017 - Ethiopia (+8.3%), Tanzania (+7.2%), Côte d’Ivoire (+6.8%)
Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa is forecast to pick up to 2.6 percent in 2017 and to 3.2 percent in 2018, predicated on moderately rising commodity prices and reforms to tackle macroeconomic imbalances.
The East African Community Partner States have undertaken a number of reforms over the past four years to facilitate implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol, this is according to the East African Common Market Scorecard.
South Sudan’s Ministry of Petroleum says it welcomes the interest of investors for direct negotiations on oil and gas in blocks B1 and B2.
AfDB approves $18.15m to support South Sudan’s membership in the African Trade Insurance Agency and Trade & Development Bank
The African Development Bank Group has approved a US $18.15 million facility to the Government of South Sudan (GRSS), to assist the country with the required resources for its African Trade Insurance and Trade & Development Bank membership application.
AfDB provides $10.61m supplementary loan to rehabilitate and expand electricity distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan
The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) approved an African Development Fund (ADF) supplementary loan of US $14.57 million to rehabilitate and expand the distribution networks in Juba, South Sudan.
South Sudan, Africa’s youngest country, has become the latest country to join theAfrican Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) as a participating state.
South Sudan has initiated moves to become a member of the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), the Cairo-based continental multilateral financial institution established to promote and finance African trade.
South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers.
Despite market deal volumes being down by nearly a third for Africa Mergers and Acquisitions, M&A in 2016, international law firm Clifford Chance saw an increase in M&A instructions in Africa in the same period.
The African Development Bank and the Government of Sudan, in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) have launched the ENABLE Youth Program in Sudan.
Oranto Petroleum will invest $500 million to develop South Sudan’s Block B3, launching a comprehensive exploration campaign starting immediately. The Ministry of Petroleum and Oranto Petroleum Company, South Sudan signed the exploration and production sharing agreement for the block in Juba.
Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks for pastoralists in the region.
World Bank and government of South Sudan launch first public private partnership initiative in the country
The World Bank Group and the Government of Sudan have launched Sudan’s first Public-Private Partnership (PPP) initiative. Through a grant from the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF), the PPP Support Program aims to strengthen the policy and regulatory environment for PPPs in Sudan.