I write about money in Africa for the Wall Street Journal. Greek immigrant, migration geek matina.stevis@wsj.com

Kenya Expects IMF to Approve $750 Million Precautionary Loan

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. China's slowdown will continue to cause short-term fallout for Kenya, says Treasury Secretary NAIROBI, Kenya-East Africa's largest economy is expecting the International Monetary Fund to approve a new precautionary lending program that it can use in case of a severe financial shock, as economic conditions across the continent deteriorate.
Jan 29, 2016

#Kenya's @HKRotich mulling options for Eurobond, samurai bond or sukuk for next year, this year fully funded wsj.com/articles/kenya…

Jan 29, 2016

#Kenya's #IMF precautionary credit line is pretty sweet insurance policy --more on that soon wsj.com/articles/kenya…

After blazing a trail, Barclays beats a retreat in Africa

bdlive.co.za — The bank is to cut its 62% stake in Barclays Africa as CEO Jes Staley narrows its focus amid emerging market turmoil and instability in SA, its main African market
Jan 19, 2016

RT @BDliveSA: After blazing a trail, Barclays beats a retreat in Africa ow.ly/XfZXb

Kenyan Soldiers Killed In Attack by Islamic Extremists on Somalia Base

wsj.com — MOGADISHU, Somalia-Heavily armed fighters from the Islamic extremist group al-Shabaab attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia on Friday, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire with peacekeepers, a Somali military official said.
Jan 15, 2016

Kenyan Soldiers Killed In Attack by Islamic Extremists on Somalia Base - WSJ wsj.com/articles/heavi…

Jan 16, 2016

24hrs of terror in West & East Africa: Al Qaeda in Burkina-wsj.com/articles/car-b… & Al-Shabaab near Kenya border-wsj.com/articles/heavi…

Jan 16, 2016

RT @JoeWSJ: 24hrs of terror in West & East Africa: Al Qaeda in Burkina-wsj.com/articles/car-b… & Al-Shabaab near Kenya border-https://t.co/…

Jan 16, 2016

#Kenya paying heavy price for #Somalia involvement but Prez says won't back out after 10s die in al-Shabaab attack wsj.com/articles/heavi…

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Great Location for an Expat, But Will the Parents Enjoy Their Holiday Visit?

blogs.wsj.com — NAIROBI-It's been 13 years since I first left my home in Athens, Greece, to go to university in the U.K. I've since relocated five times, but the debilitating stress of hosting my parents is just now peaking. In the next week they'll visit me in Kenya, my home for the past year and the few to follow.
Dec 24, 2015

Nairobi: Great location for an expat, but will the parents enjoy their holiday visit? on.wsj.com/1Sbo0fo via @WSJ

Dec 25, 2015

Hosting my folks in Kenya this holiday: my blog about the stresses of parental visits wsj.com/articles/BL-27… w bonus pic of Rupert the Pup

Fed Has Africa’s Central Bankers in Tight Spot

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. Many are raising rates even though their economies are struggling As the Federal Reserve prepares to raise interest rates, Africa is feeling the pinch.
Dec 11, 2015

Fed has Africa’s central bankers in a tight spot on.wsj.com/1M6ROCo via @WSJ

Dec 11, 2015

Today's rand blowout is Zuma's fault. Still this is the currency/growth Catch-22 facing Africa before the Fed hike on.wsj.com/1M6ROCo

Dec 11, 2015

“It’s difficult to be a central banker in Africa,” Kenya's chief told @matinastevis on.wsj.com/1M6ROCo Just ask SARB's Kganyago today!

Dec 11, 2015

How the Fed hike has #Africa central-bank governors in the hot seat by @patmcgroarty & me. You're welcome wsj.com/articles/fed-h…

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Volunteers Flock to Greek Island to Fill Void in Migrant Crisis

wsj.com — LESBOS, Greece- Gaia Giletta looked out at sea through a zoom-lens camera one day this fall and spotted a wooden boat sinking, its cargo of migrants floundering in stormy waters. Failing to reach the Greek coast guard, the Italian nurse called a team of Spanish volunteer lifeguards here.
Dec 11, 2015

Volunteers flock to Greece to fill void in migrant crisis, but fuel tensions w/ overwhelmed officials and aid groups wsj.com/articles/volun…

Dec 11, 2015

Volunteers Flock to #Lesbos to Help #Refugees, Tensions w Authorities In Shambolic Official Response wsj.com/articles/volun… my dispatch

Dec 11, 2015

"This is the island where everyone cries. I just can't believe this is Europe": #Refugee Crisis Shambles on #Lesbos wsj.com/articles/volun…

Dec 11, 2015

"This is #Europe; do we have to operate like in Dadaab?" - UNHCR Regional Chief on #Lesbos #refugee crisis wsj.com/articles/volun…

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Kenya’s central bank boss doesn’t do it for the money

bdlive.co.za — NAIROBI - Heads of central banks seldom achieve celebrity status, but residents of the Kenyan capital regularly stop Patrick Njoroge on the street to talk interest rates and the state of the economy, even to snap selfies. The tall, slim governor of Kenya's central bank is a far cry from many of the continent's top officials.

The Opus Dei Central Banker Shaking Up Kenya

wsj.com — News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. By refusing to use public office for private gain, Patrick Njoroge has become a celebrity NAIROBI, Kenya-Heads of central banks seldom achieve celebrity status, but residents of the Kenyan capital regularly stop Patrick Njoroge on the street to talk interest rates and the state of the economy, even to snap selfies.
Dec 02, 2015

Meet Patrick Njoroge, head of Kenya's central bank: Yale-educated, former IMF official and Opus Dei member: on.wsj.com/1NqLeMr

Dec 03, 2015

Kenya central banker eschews luxury, buoys currency. Lovely profile of a financial celebrity by @MatinaStevis: wsj.com/articles/the-o…

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Kenya Ready to Weather Global Rate Rises, Says Central Bank Governor

wsj.com — Patrick Njoroge defends his aggressive stance and said fiscal laxity made need for monetary tightening To read the full story, Join Now or Sign In Join Now This is the kind of news coverage and analysis you can access exclusively as a WSJ Pro Central Banking Member.
Dec 02, 2015

#Kenya central-bank governor defends aggressive policy decisions, tells me country ready for Fed hike wsj.com/articles/kenya… #Africa

Dec 02, 2015

RT @MatinaStevis: #Kenya central-bank governor defends aggressive policy decisions, tells me country ready for Fed hike wsj.com/articles/kenya… #Africa

Dec 02, 2015

“The central bank is completely wedded to the flexible exchange rate regime" #Kenya governor Njoroge tells @WSJ wsj.com/articles/kenya…

Dec 02, 2015

First @WSJ chat with #Kenya central bank governor @njorogep - transcript & more coming later wsj.com/articles/kenya… @WSJCentralBanks

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Big African debt burdens are back again

bdlive.co.za — NAIROBI - Rock stars helped convince the international community to write off more than $100bn of African government borrowings a decade ago. Now the big debts are back, and it's getting tougher for countries to pay them off.
Nov 17, 2015

Big African debt burdens are back again | African Business | BDlive bdlive.co.za/africa/african… via @BDliveSA

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Feb 05, 2016

RT @fil: Some thoughts—and thanks—regarding my arrest last week in #Burundi : philmoore.info/blog/2016/2/on…

Feb 05, 2016

Heading to Sydney for a couple of weeks on holiday. Watch out for Africa finance/econ stories coming up! Be good, stay outta trouble 🇰🇪🇳🇿

Feb 05, 2016

This is an amazing opportunity. I was very lucky to be a Marjorie Deane fellow, the financial-news equivalent twitter.com/theeconomist/s…

Feb 05, 2016

Would have loved to have been there but your government didn't give me a visa in time... twitter.com/mfaethiopia/st…

Feb 05, 2016

RT @Draz_DJ: Few central bank chiefs have been jailed by a dictator or hide a loaded pistol in their desk draw #SOMALIA reut.rs/1QeMMq1

Feb 04, 2016

RT @KooyJan: “We had to have sex before they gave us things” @hrw on rape by @UN peacekeepers hrw.org/news/2016/02/0… #CARcrisis pic.twitter.com/enIiAxaKTK


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