Uganda heightened its security alert after saying it received intelligence from the U.S. Embassy warning of a possible attack similar to last month’s assault by Islamist militants on a shopping mall in neighboring Kenya.
Most African nations are failing to match developmental gains with improved security for their citizens, increasing the risk of social discord, a Mo Ibrahim Foundation study of governance on the continent found.
The deadly attack and hostage crisis at a shopping mall in Kenya this weekend threatens to drag East Africa’s largest economy deeper into the war against al-Qaeda-linked militants in neighboring Somalia.
South Sudan is in talks with the International Monetary Fund for a loan of as much as $50 million to help the two-year-old country recover from a halt to oil exports, central bank Governor Kornelio Koriom Mayik said.
Djibouti plans to spend $19.6 million over the next two years exploring for geothermal-power sources as the Horn of Africa nation seeks to address an electricity shortage, Energy Minister Ahmed Fouad Ay said.
AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., the world’s third-biggest gold producer, and its partner Stratex International Plc are expected to begin drilling for the metal in Djibouti in September, an Energy Ministry official said.