Kenya, Tanzania
Kenya fears losing key regional tea-trading role

Workers receive sacks of tea leaves at the Kagwe tea factory in Githunguri, 30 km from Nairobi, 6 January 2012.
Workers receive sacks of tea leaves at the Kagwe tea factory in Githunguri, 30 km from Nairobi, 6 January 2012. © Thomas Mukoya/Reuters
Red tape and higher taxes have prompted several tea traders to threaten to relocate from Mombasa to Dar es Salaam. While the Kenyan authorities are working hard to avoid this scenario, the Tanzanians have been quick to flaunt their strengths by approaching the most influential traders in the region. [...]
Published on 24.05.2023 at 04:40 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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