Monday, 12 October 2009

Kenya leads region in remittances from abroad — UN report

Kenya received the bulk of remittances in the region in 2007, amounting to $1,588 million, while Uganda got $849 million, and $51 and $14 million were sent to Rwanda and Tanzania respectively.

According to the 2009 Human Development Report launched last week by the UN, average remittances per person in Kenya were $42, $27 for Uganda, $5 for Rwanda and $0 for Tanzania, compared with $26 as the average for sub-Saharan Africa, which received a total of $16,815 million. Read more

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