East Africa Business Reports

East Africa has emerged as a business hub for the Sub Saharan Africa region and business in East Africa has been registering impressive growth in recent years. Countries like Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Sudan have emerged as attractive business centres for international suppliers looking for buyers in the new and emerging markets of Africa.

As imports to grow, suppliers are now keenly looking for buyers in the East African markets to sell a variety of goods and services to importers and buyers in the East African markets like Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and the Sudan. Export to Sub Saharan Africa is now a priority for those seeking buyers in the lucrative markets of Africa.

Africa Business Pages brings you latest news, happenings and developments in the markets of East Africa to keep you up-to-date with the latest business news and trends in the East African markets and among African importers.

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East Africa to ban import of used cars, clothes

East African countries could ban imports of used clothes and second-hand cars in the next three years, putting an end to a lucrative trade in the region. The EAC directed member countries to buy their textiles and shoes from within the region with a view to phasing out imports by 2019. The move follows a decision by the six-nation East African Community – Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and South Sudan – to fully ban imported second-hand clothes, shoes and [...]

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Museveni calls for economic and political integration of Africa

Economic integration is key to Africa’s growth and development across all sectors, Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda, explained as he addressed audiences at the Global Business Forum on Africa in Dubai. During a special head of state session entitled, “Next Generation Africa – Realising the Promise of Integration”, the Ugandan President underlined the importance of education in addressing the challenges facing African countries. He warned that a lack of integration will inhibit Africa’s ability to establish healthy markets and may [...]

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The Pharmaceutical Industry in Kenya: Importers in Kenya

The pharmaceutical industry in Kenya is growing at a rapid pace and offers excellent opportunities for exporters and manufacturers to establish their products and services in the lucrative market for pharmaceuticals in East Africa. Kenya is currently the largest producer of pharmaceutical products in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) region, supplying about 50% of the regions’ market. Kenya’s prescription pharmaceuticals market is worth over $500 million and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate [...]

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Kenya emerges as a popular travel destination for Middle East travellers

Kenya is increasingly its promotion activities aimed at attracting tourists from the Middle East as its tourist industry has been recovering from a slump due to recent events like kidnappings of tourists by Somali pirates and weakness in the euro-zone economy. Against such a backdrop, the United Arab Emirates presents Kenya with huge opportunity to tap tourist arrivals by virtue of its proximity that Kenya enjoys with a less than five hours flight time from Dubai to Nairobi. There are [...]

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Uganda woos tourists from the Middle East

Uganda Tourism Board and Tourism Uganda’s stall at Arabian Travel Market in Dubai In order to boost its tourism income, Uganda is making efforts to promote its tourism industry internationally. As part of this plan, the country hosted a special stand at the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai to showcase its tourism products in the Middle East markets. “Arabian Travel Market is an important event for us and helps us reach new markets in the Middle east region,” said Edwin [...]

Tanzania attracts Gulf Tourists

Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar woo tourists from the Arabian Gulf region

A move to strengthened destination marketing and boost tourism in the land of Kilimanjaro and spices, Destination Zanzibar returns to Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2017, through strategic alliance with Zanzibar Commission for Tourism (ZCT), Zanzibar Association of Tour Operators (ZATO), Zanzibar Association of Tourism Investors (ZATI) and Tanzania Tourism Board under the banner “Tanzania – the land of Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar & the Serengeti”. Determined to develop a holistic campaign that delivers a stronger voice and aligned vision, this partnership [...]

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Dubai-Kenya Trade Relations Further Boosted

Dubai Exports, the export promotion agency of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai, hosted a business forum in Nairobi, marking the conclusion of a five-day trade mission to Kenya, which provided varied opportunities for companies from the UAE and Kenya to come closer and mutually explore new opportunities. Dubai Kenya trade relations are set for further consolidation in the years to come. The mission attracted a large number of Kenyan businesses, encouraged by the growing bilateral relations between [...]


Marriott International Opens First Property in Kenya

In East Africa alone the brand is set to open three more hotels later this year with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Airport, Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salam and Four Points by Sheraton Arusha DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, April 10, 2017/ — Marriott International, Inc. today announced its first property in Kenya with the opening of Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham. Owned by Kamcan Properties Limited, the hotel is strategically located in the upmarket [...]