Kenya Paid China $256m to Ease Debt Repayment Standoff

Following a push back from the Chinese government on Kenyan’s application for a debt repayment holiday and despite repayment to other major bilateral creditors remaining low, $256.9 million have been paid to the Chinese government to ease a standoff over debt repayments that delayed disbursements to projects funded by Chinese loans.

Rwanda and DR Congo Commit to Boost Trade through Transportation

In a strategic move by Rwanda and DR Congo, representatives of both parties – the Rwandan Minister of Infrastructure, Ambassador Claver Gatete, and Cherubin Okende Senga of DR Congo met at the 33rd plenary session of the African Civil Aviation Commission meeting and held a bilateral exchange on the development of air, road and railway infrastructure projects.