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South Sudan: South Sudan Risks Losing Oil-Rich Abyei
[East African] South Sudan risks losing the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei with internal strife taking most of its attention as Khartoum moves to entrench its administration across the border.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
South Sudan: South Sudan President Kiir to Give State of the Nation Address
[East African] South Sudanese President President Salva Kiir will Tuesday afternoon deliver the state of nation address in Juba. President Kiir is expected to brief parliamentarians on a number issues the young nation...
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
Burundi: Mkapa Calls for Extraordinary EAC Summit to Boost Inter-Burundian Dialogue
[Iwacu] At the close of the fourth round of the inter-Burundian dialogue held in Arusha from 16 to 19 February, Mkapa said it is imperative to convene an extraordinary summit of Heads of East African Community states to...
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

 
East Africa: Kenya School of Law Ordered to Admit Ugandans
[Monitor] The Kenya High Court in Nairobi has quashed a decision by the Kenya School of Law (KSL) barring Ugandan, South Sudanese, Tanzanian, Rwandan and Burundian students from enrolling for KSL's Advocates Training...
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Kenya: No Immediate Pay Review for Striking Lecturers
[East African] Striking Kenyan university dons will have to wait for four months before their demand for salary review can be addressed.
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Rwanda: Govt Counting on Trump to Repeal Conflict Minerals Rule
[East African] Rwanda is counting on US President Donald Trump coming good on his intention to suspend a law that bars companies from handling conflict minerals to save the country more than $4 million spent annually on...
[AllAfrica] 21/02/2017

Report blames Tanzania for increase in non-tariff barriers
Dar es Salaam has the highest number of NTBs in the East African Community.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Technology and land reforms would mitigate drought
The Food and Agriculture Organisation is urging East African governments to carry out land reforms.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

EAC: Equity bank formally opens Zanzibar branch
By Correspondent Equity Bank has formally commissioned its Zanzibar branch as it seeks to deepen its presence in East African region. The Zanzibar branch brings to 14 the total number of Equity branches in Tanzania and...
[The African Business Fortune] 20/02/2017

East Africa: Burundi Peace Talks 'Marred By Hurdles'
[Citizen] Arusha/Kigali -Reconciliation talks between the warring parties in Burundi ended here yesterday with the facilitator, Retired President Benjamin Mkapa, admitting there were still some hurdles in the...
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

East Africa countries unveil joint tourism portal
Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda have launched an online portal in a bid to market the region’s as a single tourist destination.
[East Africa News Post] 20/02/2017

Rwanda: Women Drumming Away the Trauma of Genocide
[East African] For Marta, joining Rwanda's first female drumming troupe, Ingoma Nshya -- a co-operative of formed 10 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi -- has helped her cope with the trauma of losing her...
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

East Africa: Swahili Speakers Seek Slot in Burundi Peace Talks
[Daily News] As the Burundi peace talks come to climax here, some members of the minority groups from the tiny East African nation have emerged, demanding an audience.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Kenya: 3 Million Kenyans Need Relief Aid
[East African] Close to 3 million Kenyans are in need of relief assistance, official said.
[AllAfrica] 20/02/2017

Africa: Fespaco 2017 to Focus On Training, Audio-Visuals
[East African] The 25th edition of the Pan-African Film and TV Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco) will be held from February 25-March 4, under the theme "Training, Cinema and Audio-Visual Trades."
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

East Africa: Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict
[Monitor] Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated...
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

East Africa: Musicians Mourn Death of Leading Congolese Music Promoter Tamukati Ndongala
[Nation] Leading Congolese music promoter Tamukati Ndongala is dead.
[AllAfrica] 19/02/2017

Kenya: Egyptian President Begins State Visit to Kenya
[East African] Nairobi -Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi arrived in Kenya Saturday morning for a state visit.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

South Africa: Foreigners Targeted in Attacks
[East African] Pretoria -South Africa's Pretoria West residents went on a rampage on Saturday and petrol bombed two houses belonging to foreign nationals.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: Sudanese Journalist in Trouble Over Condom Article
[East African] A woman Sudanese journalist has found herself in trouble over her article on condom use.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Africa: Why the Discovery of a Small Continental Fragment in the Indian Ocean Matters
[The Conversation Africa] Far beneath Mauritius' inactive volcanoes lies an astonishing, important piece of the Earth's history: a fragment of ancient continental crust. And no: it's not Atlantis.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: Kenya Shifts Focus From Capital City to Grow Economy
[East African] Kenya is seeking to exploit economic opportunities in regions outside Nairobi to hasten the country's transformation into an industrialising middle-income status in the next 13 years.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: Rwanda, Burundi Row 'Hurting' the Region
[Citizen] Kigali -Strained relations between Burundi and Rwanda continue to hurt some operations of the East African Community (EAC), including failure by officials of either side to attend a regional meeting on another...
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa: UN Hails Ethiopia's Refugee Handling
[Ethiopian Herald] The UN Refugee Agency has lauded Ethiopia for its commitment in hosting refugees and providing asylum and other basic needs.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

Cameroon: Internet Shutdown Costs Cameroon $1.39m
[East African] Businesses in Cameroon have lost over $1.39 million as the internet shutdown in the country enters a fourth week, a coalition of rights organisations monitoring the outage disclosed.
[AllAfrica] 18/02/2017

East Africa airlines wage war against Gulf giants
Air transport managers in East Africa are developing thick an appetite for risks.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

Potential revenue stream overlooked at JKIA
East Africa has one of the fastest growing livestock sectors in Africa and has a sizeable export trade of live goats, camels and cows to the Middle East by sea.
[East Africa News Post] 17/02/2017

South Sudan: Labour Minister Resigns
[East African] South Sudanese Labour and Public Service minister Lieutenant-General Gabriel Duop Lam has resigned. Lt-Gen Lam cited inconsistency in President Salva Kiir's leadership as the reason for his...
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Africa: Indian Ocean States Move to Avert Tuna Stocks Depletion
[Daily News] Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean (SWIO) Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels, all intended to...
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

East Africa: Tanzania Arrest 3 Over Alleged Attempt to Foil Burundi Dialogue
[Daily News] Police here have arrested three suspected Burundians over their alleged attempt to thwart the ongoing Burundi peace talks under former President Benjamin Mkapa's mediation.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

East Africa: Kenya's Foreign Minister Mohamed Says East Africa Best Invesment Destination
[Daily News] East Africa offers friendly investment ground for German investors that assures high rate of return than any other developing region in the world.
[AllAfrica] 17/02/2017

Zambia: Southern, Eastern African nations agree on urgent actions to tackle armyworm
Lusaka, Zambia (PANA) - Sixteen East and Southern African countries agreed Thursday on urgent plans of action aimed at boosting the region’s capacity to manage emerging crop pests and livestock diseases, including...
[Panapress] 16/02/2017

Africa: Microsoft, Liquid Telecom pledge to accelerate cloud adoption
Microsoft East Africa and Liquid Telecom will jointly work to improve use of cloud services across Africa. The joint project is expected to boost the continent’s access to world-class software. Microsoft has a...
[The African Business Fortune] 16/02/2017

Staffing, cash hitches delay East Africa SCT rollout
Out of the 37 processes expected to fully roll out EAC Single Customs Territory, only 10 have been implemented.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

East Africa economies set for rough ride this year
Already, two years of elections have taken their toll on the ‘big three’ economies in the region.
[East Africa News Post] 16/02/2017

East Africa: Uganda Moves to Expel Burundian Refugees
[Deutsche Welle] Nyambura -Ugandan will send home at least 46,000 refugees from Burundi following a request from its government. Burundian officials maintain that the country is now safe after months of civil...
[AllAfrica] 16/02/2017

Rwanda: Draft Law on New Tax for Financing AU Approved
[East African] Rwanda has introduced a new law enabling the levying of a tax on imported goods, with proceeds going to the financing of the African Union.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

Mauritius: Australia offers 'Aid for Trade Training' to SMEs in Indian Ocean States
Port-Louis, Mauritius (PANA) - Mauritius and Australia on Tuesday launched a specialised “Aid for Trade Training Course” for SMEs in Indian Ocean States designed to target the capacity building and human resource...
[Panapress] 15/02/2017

East Africa: Former UN Chief Commends Kenya's Role in Regional Peace
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has commended the role played by Kenya in promoting regional peace.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

East Africa: With So Much Goodwill, New Somali Leader Should Be Better
[Citizen] The joy was palpable on the streets of Mogadishu as one of the most unlikely candidates, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo (pictured), was declared the winner of the presidential election in Somalia last week.
[AllAfrica] 15/02/2017

EDITORIAL: East African polls and the discontents thereof
Somalia election has proved that polls in East Africa can be based on issues and not ethnicity or other extraneous factors.
[East Africa News Post] 14/02/2017

Kenya: Drought pushing food prices up in East Africa, says FAO
Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Drought throughout East Africa has sharply curbed harvests and pushed the prices of cereals and other staple foods to unusually high levels, posing a heavy burden to households and special risks...
[Panapress] 14/02/2017

Why is this newspaper written in the coloniser’s language?
The media has denied the people of East Africa the information they need to make proper linguistic choices.
[East Africa News Post] 14/02/2017

East Africa watching closely as Kenya preps for August polls
Neighbours want to see if election is peaceful or is marred by violence.
[East Africa News Post] 14/02/2017

East Africa: Regional Speaker Hails 'Sterling' Magufuli Leadership
[Daily News] East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) Speaker, Mr Daniel Kidega, has commended President John Magufuli for his sterling development- oriented leadership.
[AllAfrica] 14/02/2017

East Africa: Eala Elections Have Exposed Uganda's Political Battle Lines
[Monitor] There has been drama (to put it mildly) around the election of political party candidates to be nominated for the nine Ugandan Eala seats. Of the current nine Eala members all the six who went on the NRM ticket...
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Uganda: Eala Contest - About Money or Love For East Africa?
[Monitor] Ms Sarah Kagingo was contesting for the second time. Unlike the first time, she was confident she was headed to Arusha, Tanzania, this time round.
[AllAfrica] 13/02/2017

Kenya: Police Recover Stolen Election Materials
[East African] Nairobi -The Kenya police have reported recovering voter registration materials stolen from the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC).
[AllAfrica] 12/02/2017

East Africa: Retrenchment Fears as Economies Slow Down
[East African] As the region's economic fortunes continue to wane, several companies keen to cut costs and return profits have turned to retrenchment, rendering at least 6,000 employees jobless in the past three...
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa Fast Becoming Hotbed of Unemployment
[East African] Sub-Saharan Africa is fast becoming a hotbed of unemployment, vulnerable jobs and poor workers, a reality that is making the aspiration of most countries to transform into middle-level economies a...
[AllAfrica] 11/02/2017



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