Africa: Ethiopia about to topple Kenya as the biggest economy in East Africa

Ethiopia about to topple Kenya as the biggest economy in East Africa Ethiopia’s economy is expected to overtake Kenya’s this year, buoyed by massive government spending on infrastructure that has kept the Horn of Africa nation on the list of the world’s fastest-growing economies in the past 10 years. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest statistical estimates indicate that Ethiopia’s […]

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Polls: How to spot impending African election theft-from miles away

On August 27, the good central African nation of Gabon went to the polls. All the drama of an African election followed. Opposition leader Jean Ping declared himself the winner. A day later the Interior Ministry (the Gabonese are not yet bothered with the appearances of an “independent” electoral commission) announced that the incumbent Ali Bongo Ondimba had won. Not […]

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