28
JAN
2015

Ghana News Update – 28 January 2015

The government has attempted to appease labour unions by agreeing to a 13 percent payroll rise. It hopes this will ease the labour tensions that have bedevilled the John Mahama administration in recent years. The 13 percent hike, the first since 2013, is likely to take effect...
27
JAN
2015

Kenya News Update – 27 January 2015

The registration of the Jubilee Alliance Party (“JAP”) continues to stir up excitement and resentment within the ruling coalition. The planned merger of the Jubilee Coalition, a combination of President Kenyatta’s The National Alliance (“TNA”) and Vice President William Ruto’s...
21
JAN
2015

Tanzania News Brief – 21 January 2015

THE US$122 million Independent Power Tanzania Limited (IPTL) energy scandal  continues to dominate political discussions in the country. The President has vowed to fire more Government officials to fulfil the Parliamentary resolutions set in December 2014. Last week, two senior...
16
JAN
2015

Ghana News Brief – 16 January 2015

Mixed Start for Ghana’s Economy… The Ghanaian Cedi has started off 2015 marginally depreciating against the US Dollar. But positively, The Ghana Investment Promotion Centre’s (“GIPC”) fourth quarter data has showed that foreign investment requests surged in 2014, partly...
13
JAN
2015

Kenya News Update – 13 January 2015

ON 2 January 2015, the Kenya High Court suspended some anti-terrorism measures contained in the controversial security bill which was signed into law on 19 December 2014 by President Kenyatta. High Court Judge, George Odunga, suspended eight clauses, and asked the Chief Justice,...