Traders in Kenya have intensified cross-border maize imports from Uganda and Tanzania as stocks in the East African nation dwindle pushing up prices. The traders are currently importing up to 2,000 metric tonnes (MT) of dry maize a day through four border points, data from the East African Grain Council (EAGC) shows Thursday. The imports
Tanzania hopes to increase its rice exports to Kenya and Rwanda by one-third this year, according to forecast by a trade tracker. According to the East Africa Cross-border Trade (EACT), the trade volume will be boosted by supplies from the August harvest and high carry-over stocks, which are likely to lower prices. The low rice
The Kenya Pipeline Company (KPC) is undertaking a number of petroleum infrastructure projects to enhance the availability of fuel at home and in the neighbouring countries. They include the replacement of pipelines, the enhancement of storage capacity, and investment in loading facilities. DEMAND With efficient infrastructure, Kenya is assured of adequate, reliable and cost effective
KERICHO, KENYA: Tea production has declined by 51,800 tonnes in the first eight months of this year, threatening Kenya’s leading foreign exchange earner. In the last two weeks, tea in most estates has not been picked as workers downed their tools, further casting a grim shadow for the remaining few months to the close of the year.
An animal rights group in Tanzania has criticised the burning of more than 6,400 live chickens illegally smuggled from Kenya to curb the outbreak of diseases such as bird flu. The chickens were burnt by officials of the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, and members of the security forces after they were seized at the
On 14 September 2017 South Africa hosted the 11th bilateral meeting between Trade Ministers of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and the East African Community (EAC) in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The meeting took place to advance the market access negotiations between SACU and the EAC, which are being undertaken within the framework of the Tripartite