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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, the United Republic of Tanzania, and Uganda agreed on Thursday to make trade between them and with other countries cheaper, faster and simpler in a significant boost for economic integration in East Africa and continental trade facilitation.

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    APA-Douala (Cameroon) by Mbog Achille — At least eight million Cameroonians, nearly a third of the country’s total population, live below the poverty threshold.

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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — East Africa continues to have the highest GDP growth on the continent, even though the region’s economic growth is expected to ease slightly, from 6.8 percent in 2017 to 6.3 percent in 2018, according to the latest report released on Thursday by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

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    APA-Nairobi (Kenya) — The African Development Bank’s board of directors Thursday approved €62.914 million to finance the provision of sustainable waste-water services in Nairobi.

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    APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Concerned by a high spate of youth violence, the House of Parliament in Sierra Leone has set up an ad-hoc committee to look into the causes.

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    APA-Dakar (Senegal) by Abdourahmane Diallo — Security must be at the heart of any strategy for investment, development and tourism promotion, Senegalese Tourism Minister Mame Mbaye Niang said Thursday in Dakar, adding that it is futile to promote a destination in a security crisis.

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