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Making sense of the Kenyatta, Abiy, Kagame ‘celebrity club’ - 2 months ago, 8 Nov 08:59

By: Charles Onyango-o ...

Last week’s World Bank Ease of Doing Business report gave Kigali and Nairobi a lot to smile about.

Among the East African Community (EAC) countries, Rwanda was at the top of the tree and ranked 29th globally, from last year’s 41st position.

Kenya recorded the biggest jump, from last year’s 80th to 61st this year. Though the government spin made too big a fist of it, still one couldn’t scoff at the ranking.

Uganda fell five places to 127 from 122; Tanzania slumped to 144 from 137; Burundi could barely manage 168th, and in an index measuring 190 countries, South Sudan was bottom feeder at 185.

Rwanda and Kenya have improved two years in a row, and with the vast gap to the rest of the EAC states, they might as well be in another world.

However, if you look beyond business and economics to politics, something else has happened to the ...
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